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Training for Medical Professionals

EDRS Training for Medical Professionals – Offered by PA's Bureau of Health Statistics and Registries, this interactive webinar connects you directly to one of our staff who will walk you through the data entry process when using EDRS and answer questions you may have.

To register for a webinar, please contact us by phone at 1-800-323-9613 or by email at RA-DHBHSRMAINLINE@pa.gov.  If registering by email, please include the following information:

  • Your name and title
  • Your email address and phone number
  • Name of the licensed healthcare facility you represent
  • Number of employees from your facility participating in the webinar
  • Date and time of session you'd like to attend

Webinars generally last about one hour and are designed to be interactive.  Below is a list of upcoming webinar dates.

Day of the WeekDateTime
MondayMay 10, 20212:00 pm
WednesdayMay 12, 20212:00 pm
FridayMay 14, 202110:30 am
MondayMay 17, 20212:00 pm
WednesdayMay 19, 20212:00 pm
FridayMay 21, 202110:30 am

Disasters and the Death Certificate:  Certifying Deaths in Pennsylvania – Offered by the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium, this web-based training provides an overview of the death reporting process for medical certifiers with a special focus on certifying deaths due to natural causes and natural disasters.  This training is adapted by a training designed by CDC to address Pennsylvania-specific reporting requirements.  Topics include who is responsible for reporting a death in Pennsylvania, how to complete the medical section of the report of death (aka death certificate),  and discussions on special circumstances related to chronic illness, COVID-19, and human-induced and natural disasters. CME/CNE credits are available for this two-hour course.
https://nurseledcare.phmc.org/past-webinars/item/852-disasters-and-the-death-certificate-certifying-deaths-in-pennsylvania.html

EDRS Training for Facility Account Managers – Offered by PA's Bureau of Health Statistics and Registries, this interactive webinar connects provides instruction on how facility account managers manage user accounts at their locations.   

To register for a webinar, please contact us by phone at 1-800-323-9613 or by email at RA-DHBHSRMAINLINE@pa.gov.  If registering by email, please include the following information:

  • Your name and title
  • Your email address and phone number
  • Name of the licensed healthcare facility you represent
  • Number of employees from your facility participating in the webinar
  • Date and time of session you'd like to attend
Day of the WeekDateTime
TuesdayMay 11, 20213:30 pm


Guidance
for Certifying Deaths Due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – Offered by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this web-based training module provides an overview of the importance of mortality data, discusses NCHS guidance provided to clinicians who may need to certify a death involving COVID-19, and presents a summary of COVID-19 surveillance through the NVSS.  Please visit CDC's course web-based for completed details including how to obtain CE credits.  https://emergency.cdc.gov/coca/calls/2020/callinfo_041620.asp

Improving Cause of Death ReportingOffered by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this web-based training module is designed to increase knowledge and improve the competency of those who certify the cause of death.  Please visit CDC's course web-based for completed details including how to obtain CE credits.  https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/improving_cause_of_death_reporting.htm