Continuing Education

Continuing education credits are available through three of the resources contained on the HEALWA site.  After you have logged into HEALWA, you can visit:

Natural Medicines - Click on "CE/CME Center" toward the top of the page. You will be asked to establish a CE ID #. Natural Medicines offers two series of Continuing Education courses: Clinical Management and Monograph-Based.  The Clinical Management courses are focused on clinical management of disease states and medical conditions.  The monograph-based courses are focused on safety and effectiveness of natural medicine ingredients.

Nursing Reference Center - Click on the tab labeled "Continuing Education."  You will be asked to set up a separate user name and password for the Continuing Education resources.  When you have taken the final test for a module, you may print out a certificate.  Also, your Continuing Education hours are tracked and you may request a transcript of your accrued hours.

VisualDx - Click on "CME Certification" on the right-hand side of the home page.  You will be asked to set up a separate user name and password for Visual Dx.  CME is accrued through the general use of the VisualDx product such as searching diagnoses or drug eruptions, or building a differential. VisualDx will store the CME credits associated with your account indefinitely.

 The Continuing Education modules offered via these databases may not apply to every health profession group eligible for HEALWA.  HEALWA staff does not manage CE for health professionals, but simply provide access to the databases where the resources are available.  If you need assistance with your professional continuing education, please contact the appropriate agency with oversight for your professional licensing/certification.

Getting Started

Certain resources in HEALWA (indicated by a lock lock) require a HEALWA access code (UW NetID) and password for access.

Once you have set up your HEALWA access code and password, LOG IN to HEALWA by clicking on the "Log In" button at the top of this column.

LOG OUT from HEALWA by simply closing your browser.

Set up your HEALWA access - to set up a HEALWA access code and password, see the instructions on the Getting Started page.

NEW REQUIREMENT: You will need an email address on file with DOH in order to register.

PLEASE NOTE that once you have set up your access code, it can take up to a day for your access code and/or new email address to be recognized so you can finish signing up and log in to HEALWA.

FORGOT YOUR PASSWORD? Click here for instructions, or call the Service Center at 206-221-5000.

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