Title: Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures CME course
Release Date: 1/1/2016
Expiration Date: 1/1/2018
Estimated Time to Complete the Activity: 11.5 hrs
Media: Interactive presentation Preview Here
Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute of Medicine (PIM) and Hospital Procedures Consultants (HPC)
The Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures CME course is an Internet Online CME curriculum that will provide current, evidence-based information about the 20 most common bedside procedures performed in the emergency room, intensive care unit, and hospital wards. The Online CME course is geared towards Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Medical Students, Resident Physician, and Military Physicians. The CME course will be comprised of 17 online modules that will cover the indications, contraindications, techniques, complications, fluid analysis, and coding of these procedures. Topics covered include informed consent, procedural sedation, central line, intraosseous line, peripheral IV, and arterial line placement, point-of-care ultrasound including E-FAST and RUSH exams, mechanical ventilation, needle decompression, basic suturing, tube thoracostomy, thoracentesis, lumbar puncture, paracentesis, and basic and difficult airway management including video laryngoscopy. Our course teaches you not only how to perform these procedures, but also will teach you how to optimize clinical management using data collected from these various procedures. For example, we will teach you how to analyze CSF, pleural, and ascitic fluid, how to use ultrasound to assess a patient’s hemodynamic profile, and the basics of ventilator management.
Planned updates every 6 months will cover any updates in procedural medicine and keep the learner up to date as new techniques and recommendations arise.
Included with the purchase of this product is the indefinite access to our complete HPC Procedure Video Bundle which contains 25 full-length narrated videos of the most common bedside procedures essential for working in the ER, ICU, and hospital wards. $150 value complimentary with purchase!
If at a later date you decide that you would like to receive simulation-based procedural training in all of these 20 procedures necessary to work in the ER, ICU, and hospital wards, please click here to register for one of our "Hands-on CME courses." A single day course provides 10 hours of hands-on procedural skills training and provides an extra 10 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and a two day course provides 20 hours of hands-on procedural skills training and an extra 20 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Supported by In Kind Support from Fuji Film/SonoSite, Teleflex, Verathon, and CareFusion
Recent surveys of learners working in the emergency room, intensive care unit, and other hospital departments identified safety and competency in bedside procedures and competency with diagnostic ultrasound as the target audience’s primary educational need for medical procedures. Given recent advances in procedural medicine, there is a strong educational need to provide clinicians with expert-led insights into the indications, contraindications, technique, and complications of the most common bedside procedures performed in the ER, ICU, and hospital wards. In addition, these clinicians need to learn how to interpret the lab studies and data obtained from these bedside procedures. Furthermore, learners show knowledge gaps regarding procedural sedation, mechanical ventilation, informed consent, the peri-procedural management of antiplatelets.and antithrombotics, and the nuances of performing bedside procedures in patients with renal or hepatic dysfunction. Finally, there is a knowledge gap for procedural coding and in the information required for appropriate procedural documentation.
At the conclusion of this activity, the participants will be better able to:
This activity is directed to attending and resident physicians, midlevel providers, and medical students working in the emergency room, intensive care unit, or hospital wards.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Hospital Procedures Consultants. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.
The faculty and planners reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:
Joseph S. Esherick, MD, FAAFP
Richard R. Rutherford, MD, FAAFP
Judi Smelker-Mitchek, RN, BSN
Trace Hutchison, PharmD
Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP
Jan Schultz, MSN, RN, CHCP
To receive a CME certificate of participation, participants should:
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