CME/CE

Current Opportunities

Serostatus Matters

Jointly provided by Tufts University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Education and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Serostatus Matters is a video-based educational program designed to help health care providers incorporate routine HIV screening into clinical practice.

The four learning modules included in this program address the following topics:

  • The importance of routine HIV screening
  • Practical considerations for HIV screening implementation in the primary care clinician’s practice
  • Communicating test results with patients
  • Counseling the HIV-infected patient

These topics are modeled through a series of physician-patient vignettes with patients of different ethnicity and sexual preference. The vignettes portray three office visits and follow-up appointments for patients with different HIV test results: HIV positive, indeterminate, and HIV negative with a high risk for infection.

The modules feature these esteemed faculty members:

  • Donna Sweet, MD, University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita
  • Celia Maxwell, MD, FACP, Howard University Hospital, Women’s Health Institute
  • Joseph McGowan, MD, Hofstra Northwell School College of Medicine
  • Philip Peters, MD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention  

Accreditation

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). TUSM is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

TUSM designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: Tufts University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 1 Contact Hour for nurses. 

Initial Release date: March 22, 2016
Last Review date: March 17, 2017
Credit Expiration date: March 21, 2019

Access Serostatus Matters CME & CE program. 

Sexual History: Skills for HIV Assessment and Prevention

Sexual History: Skills for HIV Assessment and Prevention is a video-based educational program designed to help clinicians understand the importance of taking an effective sexual history, the role of the sexual history in identifying patients at high risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and the rationale for routine HIV testing in primary care settings.

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This activity is intended for primary care physicians, ID/HIV specialists, and public health and preventive medicine specialists.

The goal of this activity is to: increase the knowledge of primary care physicians on taking a sexual history and how it can prevent HIV infection.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will have increased knowledge regarding:

  1. Effective sexual history taking
  2. Risk factors for acquiring HIV infection
  3. HIV testing in the primary care setting

This program features esteemed faculty member Donna E. Sweet, MD, Professor; Director Ryan White Programs, The University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita, Kansas.

Accreditation

Medscape, LLC is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians

Medscape, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Release date: September 27, 2016
Valid for credit through: September 27, 2018


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Advancing PrEP in Practice: Practical Strategies for Everyday Challenges

Do you know the indications for PrEP? Dr. Kelley discusses 3 cases to test your knowledge.

 

 

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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for primary care physicians, ID/HIV specialists, and public health and preventive medicine specialists.

The goal of this activity is to improve recognition among primary care providers of patients who could benefit from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medications.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will have greater competence related to:

  • Identifying patients who are candidates for PrEP
  • Clinical and laboratory assessments that should be made before the initiation of PrEP
  • Monitoring of patients who are receiving PrEP
  • Use of PrEP in women who are pregnant or considering becoming pregnant

This program features esteemed faculty member Colleen F. Kelley, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia.

Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, Medscape, LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians

Medscape, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.50 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. Aggregate participant data will be shared with commercial supporters of this activity.

Nurses

Awarded 1.5 contact hour(s) of continuing nursing education for RNs and APNs; 0.5 contact hours are in the area of pharmacology.

Release date: 9/20/2017
Valid for credit through: 9/20/2018


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Preventing HIV Infection in the Primary Care Setting: The Role of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

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Additional Educational Resources

Clinicians: A Front-line Defense Against HIV in the Hispanic/Latino Community

Dr. Kenneth Dominguez, a medical epidemiologist with the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discusses the disproportionate burden of HIV among Hispanic and Latino patients and how Primary Care Physicians can play a key role in preventing and combating this disease through routine HIV screening.