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 of 8 different modules teaches physicians how to provide empathic, patient-centered health care that will improve your patient satisfaction scores and reduce malpractice litigation risk.

CME Credits:
11.5
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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 teaches how to recognize and manage common clinical situations associated with real or potential HIV exposure. During the program, you will manage nine patients with possible acute HIV infection.

CME Credits:
2
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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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This course teaches participants about current CLAS (Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services) standards and issues involved in providing care for Mexican American patients with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). Participants completing the course will have a better understanding of health disparities; the complex interaction of race, culture and ethnicity; and how to use a skills-based approach (the ASCN model) to provide culturally competent care to patients.

CME Credits:
1.5
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There is increasing evidence that opioid medications are over-prescribed and poorly managed because physicians are not aware of appropriate opioid risk management strategies and non-opioid approaches to treating chronic pain. This activity seeks to familiarize physicians with current guidelines for opioid use and prescribing, as well as educate physicians about non-opioid strategies for pain management.

CME Credits:
1
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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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There is increasing evidence that opioid medications are over-prescribed and poorly managed because physicians are not aware of appropriate opioid risk management strategies and non-opioid approaches to treating chronic pain. This activity seeks to familiarize physicians with identifying specific problems encountered by women using opioids during pregnancy and how to evaluate and treat pregnant patients with a history of maternal opioid use.

CME Credits:
1
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There is increasing evidence that opioid medications are over-prescribed and poorly managed because physicians are not aware of appropriate opioid risk management strategies and non-opioid approaches to treating chronic pain. This activity seeks to familiarize physicians with managing adolescent non-cancer pain using non-opioid therapies.

CME Credits:
1
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