CONTINUING EDUCATION

CEU POLICY

The Continuing Education Policies for the CSA is provided for CSAs participating in Continuing Education Units (CEU). CSAs must adhere to these high standards, established by the profession to ensure the ongoing educational development of individual practitioners and to demonstrate to the public the profession's commitment to providing the highest level of quality surgical patient care. The National Surgical Assistant Association (NSAA) is recognized by the National Commission for the Certification of Surgical Assistants (NCCSA) as the responsible authority for the approval of CEU programs for the CSA, including responsibility for CEU credit processing and maintenance, which is subject to NCCSA audit or verification.

The NCCSA is the responsible authority for all aspects of the certification process including examination eligibility criteria, examination fees, renewal requirements and renewal fees. The NSAA and the NCCSA work collaboratively on the development of the Continuing Education Policies for the CSA.

CSA RESPONSIBILITIES

SUBMITTING YOUR CEU CREDITS TO NSAA

You must include verifying documentation of all CEU credits reported (e.g., certificate of completion, attendance verification forms). All documentation can be uploaded, sent by FAX, or scanned and sent as an E-mail attachment to NSAA.

FEES

NSAA Member submissions of NSAA CEUs with verifying documentation: No Charge

IMPORTANT NOTICE: If NSAA membership lapses for more than 60 days the CEU credits earned while a member will be maintained and recorded by NSAA; however, CEU credits earned as a non-member are subject to a non-member processing fee when submitted to NSAA.

CONTINUING EDUCATION RESOURCES

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Online certifications are relatively new to the medical community despite the continued successes of online courses offered through Universities and Colleges. The ALSCP's BLS certification course is created in accordance with AHA guidelines and whereas final approval is up to your employer or Medical Staff office.


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