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hour

 [our]
1. the time something occurs.
2. a unit of time, being 60 minutes, or 3600 seconds.
3. a unit of educational credit.
contact hour a unit of credit for educational offerings, based on a mathematical formula. Continuing education programs that wish to award contact hours are carefully reviewed by the health care professionals for which the educational experience is designed.
golden hour the first hour following a traumatic injury. See golden hour.

contact hour

a 50-minute "hour" used to measure time for continuing education programs.
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It should be that if you think there's a problem with those institutions and something like contact hour growth, then we have that discussion.
The survey results also revealed that there is concern about earning contact hours for re-certification; CCEs, in particular, expressed the most concern; and as CCPs get closer to their three-year re-certification deadline, their concerns regarding contact hours tend to increase.
October 15, 2004 Weaverville, NC lotto to Shiatsu Continuing Ed Workshop: 25 Category A CEU contact hours.
Subscribers to Research Practitioner can earn up to 18 nursing contact hours each year*.
RNs, LPNs and APRNs all need to have 24 contact hours during the 2 year licensing period.
Show: All, None, Contact Hour, Contact Hour with Pharmacology Content, Contact Hour with Pharmacology Content with Controlled Substance Content
The 2012 APHA Annual Meeting offers participants the opportunity to earn CE contact hour credits in four professional disciplines: CHES/MCHES, Nursing, CME (physicians and non-physicians) and CPH.
83 - 60 minute Contact Hour) contact hour home study packet
A list of meeting sessions eligible for continuing education contact hour credits will be available in the Annual Meeting final and online program.
In accordance with the Department of Health Services, any two DVD lessons shown consecutively over the course of an hour will be granted one contact hour toward continuing education credits.
The CE fee covers all CE contact hour credits for both the Learning Institutes and the Annual Meeting scientific sessions, and is in addition to any Annual Meeting or APHA Learning Institute registration fees.
Note that nursing (internationally, not just in Montana), uses the contact hour as its unit of measure, not the CEU.