CME Online Course

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

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CME Online Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures Course

CME Online Program Description

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

CME Online Statement of Need

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.

CME Online Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participants will be better able to:

  • Define the indications and contraindications for the hospital procedures
  • Identify the pertinent anatomy, patient positioning and proper technique for hospital procedures
  • Understand the common complications of the various procedures
  • Choose the appropriate management of complications should they occur
  • Choose appropriate options for oral or intravenous procedural sedation
  • Perform basic diagnostic ultrasound
  • Utilize the ultrasound to assist with hospital procedures
  • Understand the basic principles of mechanical ventilation
  • Properly code and document for hospital procedures

CME Online Target Audience

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.

Accreditation Statement

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.

Credit Designation

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.

CME Online Disclosure Declaration

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:

Faculty Disclosures

Joseph S. Esherick, MD, FAAFP

  • Medical Board of California
    • Expert reviewer

Richard R. Rutherford, MD, FAAFP

  • No conflicts to disclose

Planning Committee Disclosures

Judi Smelker-Mitchek, RN, BSN

  • No conflicts to disclose

Trace Hutchison, PharmD

  • No conflicts to disclose

Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP

  • No conflicts to disclose

Jan Schultz, MSN, RN, CHCP

  • No conflicts to disclose

Instructions for Participation

To receive a CME certificate of participation, participants should:

  • Follow instructions to register or log in with your professional information. Our system requires the month and date of your birth for registration.
  • Complete the online activity, ensuring they answer all pre-test and polling questions.
  • Complete and submit the online posttest. You must answer 70% of the posttest questions correctly to earn credit.
  • A certificate of participation will be available at www.cmeuniversity.com following your completion of the course evaluation.
  • On the main page at www.cmeuniversity.com, under the Member Login section located on the left hand side of the screen, click on the link “Create New Account.”  You will be directed to a new page. 
  • Under the section labeled “New Users,” please type in your email and a desired password and click on the button “Create Account.”  You will be asked to set up your profile on this next screen.
  • Once your profile is complete and you have clicked the “Save” button at the bottom of the screen, on the left-hand side is a section labeled Course Links, click on “Find Post-test/Evaluation by Course” and search by the 11254.
  • Please select the type of credit you are seeking and then please click on the session(s) that you want to claim for credit.  You must complete an evaluation for each session you are claiming credit. 
  • Upon successfully completing the activity evaluation, your certificate will be made available immediately.  
  • Tip: If you do not receive the email(s), please check your spam file.  You will receive your certificate from CEcertificate@pimed.com

System Requirements

To participate, you will need access to a computer (either MAC or PC), tablet, or smart phone, with a Chrome (version 22.0.1229.94 or greater) web browser, Firefox (version 3.6 or greater) web browser or an Internet Explorer (version 8.0 or greater) web browser, JavaScript enabled, connected to the Internet (high speed connection preferred). You MUST have coockies enabled to participate in this activity.

Privacy Policy

Hospital Procedure Consultants, and PIM are committed to protecting the privacy of those who choose to participate in activities on this site. This information below describes our security policies for safeguarding personal information as well as the rationale for collection and use of personal information.
Security/safeguarding personal information

This website has physical and procedural safeguards in place to prevent unauthorized access to personal information used to access this website.
Collection and use of personal information.

To earn CME credits using the website, PIM requires submission of certain personally identifiable information. The required items include: first name, last name, degree, and e-mail address. These items are necessary to award and track the credits that participants may earn after completing the program. To obtain credit, learners must complete an evaluation of the CME activity. This information is used in a continuous improvement process to enhance the learning experience of future programs.

Hospital Procedure Consultants, and PIM do not transfer, sell, or share personal information with outside parties. We will not disclose the information unless required in a legal proceeding.

Media

Internet

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. 

 

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners.  Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Additional Information

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