Network Patient Representative Program (NPR)
Dynamic patient volunteers or caregivers make up the NPR program, and they volunteer in their facilities to work with staff toward fostering a positive environment in their facility. An NPR is a patient in the facility who actively promotes patient education and well-being by maintaining a patient bulletin board that promotes patient and staff educational materials and activities. Working closely with facility staff, the NPRs may also coordinate other patient and staff activities in their facility. Look for your NPR bulletin board today!
If you are a patient interested in becoming an NPR, talk to your facility staff about contacting the Network.
If you are a facility staff member who would like to recommend an NPR for the program, contact the NPR Coordinator or Communications/ Outreach Coordinator to set up an orientation call.
NPR Monthly Conference Calls
Each month, the NPRS, the NPR facility staff representative and the Network 13 NPR team get together to talk about issues related to the program.
2011-2012 Conference Call Schedule
NETWORK PATIENT REPRESENTATIVE PROGRAM (NPR PROGRAM)
An NPR is a dynamic patient in the facility who actively promotes patient education an well-being by maintaining a patient bulletin board that promotes patient and staff educational materials and activities. Below is a list of the items contained in an NPR Orientation Packet or “starter kit.” The Network 13 NPR Coordinator reviews these materials with a new NPR and facility representative one-on-one during an orientation conference call.
- NEW NPR ORIENTATION PACKET
- NPR Brochure
- NPR Role Fact Sheet
- HIPAA and Confidentiality Information
- Facility/NPR Agreement (Must be completed to participate in the program)
- NPR Activity Suggestion List
- NPR Index Card (“Business Card”) Information Sheet
- NPR Index Card Sample
- NPR Photo and Information Release
- NPR Orientation Packet Evaluation
- Website Educational Resources for NPRs