Online and Enduring Materials

Care of assault victims requires medical and legal knowledge administered with compassion. This program is intended to help clinicians become familiar with their state statutes about sexual assault and understand the process of assessing, treating, and supporting the victims.

CME Credits:
2
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Medical malpractice suits are not an inevitable consequence of engaging in the practice of medicine. Never-sued physicians recognize the inherent vulnerabilities of patienthood and consistently employ techniques to meet patient needs and expectations. This course teaches you techniques that will enable you to avoid the most unpleasant aspect of medical practice: a malpractice suit.

CME Credits:
4
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This program uses 4 interactive cases to illustrate common issues in the evaluation of suspected child maltreatment and provides practical approaches that can be applied in any primary care or emergency department setting.

CME Credits:
2
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This program introduces physicians to the principles and practices of palliative medicine. It covers medical therapies designed to reduce suffering, techniques to improve patient and family communication, strategies to enhance coordination of care, and actions necessary to facilitate hospice care.

CME Credits:
1
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Physicians must recognize and account for linguistic factors that affect patients' understanding of medical information. This course will help you meet your ethical responsibilities and reduce the risks that can arise from unsuccessful communication by teaching you how to work with trained medical interpreters.

CME Credits:
2
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This course presents four interactive case studies that address diversity among patients facing a life-limiting illness and the need for interdisciplinary collaboration in providing end-of-life and palliative care. Skills are taught for building continuity of care through collaboration with interpreters, CAM practitioners, chaplains and other professional. Participants actively engage in each case study in a variety of ways, including choosing among multiple options at decision points and rating video simulations of patient-provider interactions on critical dimensions. Targeted feedback is provided for multiple choice responses and commentary on best practice is provided for other types of responses.

CME Credits:
1.5
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This course presents three interactive case studies that teach skills needed to conduct difficult end-of-life conversations. Video case studies demonstrate a step-wise approach to breaking bad news, the importance of eliciting conflicting points of view about the values and motivations of an incapacitated family member, and a process for offering supportive therapies when medical care fails to relieve symptoms.

CME Credits:
1
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This course teaches a step-wise process, LEARN (Listen, Explain, Acknowledge, Recommend, Negotiate), for understanding and incorporating culture in patient care. The introductory module presents Explanatory Models as the basis for mutual understanding of the illness experience and teaches eight basic questions for eliciting the patient's Explanatory Model for the current illness experience. Subsequent interactive case studies focus on the role of spirituality in end-of-life decision making, responding to the family’s preference for shielding the patient from full disclosure of a life-limiting illness, and incorporating the patient’s use of CAM in the plan of care.

CME Credits:
1.5
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This program will help you better recognize abuse in your practice. It will teach you how to assist your patients who are in abusive relationships. It will provide you with management strategies that will aid you and your staff.

CME Credits:
1 to 16
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This course will improve your ability to deliver culturally effective care in the clinical setting. You will have an opportunity to practice your skills using case examples of various patients with type 2 diabetes. You will also learn about the latest guidelines and research on diabetes prevention, screening, and treatment.

CME Credits:
1 to 9
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This activity describes the requirements of the Federal EMTALA law and how to comply with these requirements. Numerous examples of case law are included.

CME Credits:
4
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This program uses 4 interactive cases to illustrate common issues in the evaluation of suspected child maltreatment and provides practical approaches that can be applied in any primary care or emergency department setting.

CME Credits:
2
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This program helps you recognize how to diagnose common pain problems; assess and manage functional status in pain patients; manage long-term pain medications, particularly opioids, and utilize referral and ancillary care providers in treating chronic pain.

CME Credits:
1 to 14.5
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This program deals with infection control, patient safety, and risk management. It includes evidence-based risk management practices and guidelines for controlling the spread of infectious diseases. We will give you a chance to improve your knowledge and practice your skills for dealing with blood borne infection, drug resistant organisms, and outpatient respiratory illness.

CME Credits:
2
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When adverse events arise in health care, an all too common response is to place blame on an individual. This response seldom prevents future errors or adverse events. This course will help you develop more effective strategies for preventing and responding to medical errors.

CME Credits:
2
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Every year approximately 10-20% of physicians are named as defendants in medical malpractice suits, while 80-90% are not. The purpose of this continuing medical education program is to enable more physicians to join the latter group.

CME Credits:
3
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This course helps clinicians to use empirically valid clinical parameters to assess and operationalize acute suicidal risk, take immediate actions to manage the risk of suicidal behavior, and refer patients with suicidal ideation to behavioral health clinicians.

CME Credits:
1
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When adverse events arise in health care, an all too common response is to place blame on an individual. This response seldom prevents future errors or adverse events. This course will help you develop more effective strategies for preventing and responding to medical errors.

CME Credits:
2
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This course helps you to recognize that restoration of immunologic function in persons with HIV disease may lead to the immune reconstitution syndrome, diagnose and manage occult opportunistic infections in persons with newly treated HIV disease, and treat CNS cryptococcal disease in persons with AIDS.

CME Credits:
1
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This course helps you to diagnose the clinical syndrome of porphyria cutanea tarda, diagnose hepatitis C, and adjust the treatment of hepatitis C based on viral genotype and liver pathology.

CME Credits:
1
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