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Pediatrics In Review (PIR) Approved For MOC Part 2

The National AAP has announced that Pediatrics in Review (PIR) is approved for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) part 2, starting in January 2017, offering 20 MOC points.

The journal is approved to offer 30 Part 2 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points beginning in 2017. Included in each monthly issue of the journal will be three quizzes eligible for MOC points. Subscribers must complete the first 10 issues or a total of 30 quizzes of journal CME credits and achieve a 60% passing score to claim MOC credits as early as October 2017.

Cancer Webinar Series

Survivors of Childhood Cancers: What do I need to know? (or do?)
Date: September 20, 2017
Presenter: Lynne Padgett, American Cancer Society, Strategic Director, Hospital Systems

To view more details or to register, visit www.iaafp.org/cancer.

Learning Community: Phase II of Pediatric Growth and Endocrinology ECHO

Join your colleagues in learning more about pediatric growth & endocrinology by enrolling in an innovative telementoring model of health care education. This model, Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO), is an evidence-based model to expand primary care capacity to deliver state-of-the-art care for common, chronic diseases in vulnerable, underserved communities. The Georgia AAP Chapter, in collaboration with Navicent Health Children's Hospital, uses case-based learning sessions delivered via videoconferencing technology to bring together subspecialists at academic medical centers and community-based providers. Each Pediatric Growth and Endocrinology ECHO clinic includes a brief presentation by a pediatric endocrinologist, followed by case-based presentations by community clinicians for feedback and recommendations.

Participation in this telehealth program is free and CME is available. For more information or to join, contact Kylia Crane at (404) 881-5093 or kcrane@gaaap.org.

 

E-Learning Module: Increasing Adolescent Immunization Coverage

Raise Your Rates! Free 1 Credit CME to Master Your HPV Vaccine Recommendation

What are the nation’s experts saying to their patients about HPV vaccination? Three providers—a pediatrician, an OB-GYN, and a head and neck surgeon—outline the importance of vaccinating 11- and 12-year-olds against HPV cancers in a newly released e-learning module.

“Increasing Adolescent Immunization Coverage” is a 40-minute e-learning module for pediatric and primary care provider teams, created by members of the National HPV Vaccination Roundtable. This module provides information, guidance, and tools for quality improvement efforts to increase HPV vaccination by improving providers’ ability to:

  • Describe the importance of the HPV vaccine
  • Implement the “same way, same day” approach to HPV vaccination for 11- and 12-year-olds
  • Answer parents’ questions accurately and succinctly
  • Introduce new practice tools to support HPV vaccination in the pediatric health care setting

RNs/NPs, physicians, physician’s assistants, and pharmacists can earn a free hour/credit by viewing the CME module here<http://bit.ly/cmeNEWSLETTER>. Non-credit seeking audiences can view the video here<http://bit.ly/ytNEWSLETTER>.

Licensure Renewal CME Requirements for End-of-Life Care and Pain Management

As of August 17, 2011, two hours of continuing medical education (CME) for end-of-life care and two hours of CME for pain management have been required for all primary care physicians, including pediatricians. This CME must be obtained every five years, similar to the child abuse CME requirement with which most people are familiar. As of August 17, 2016, you are required to attest that you have completed this CME within the past five years each time you renew your license.

A partial list of CME activity that may be applicable to these requirements can be found on the Iowa Board of Medicine website, scroll down to training opportunities. While much of the information provided is applicable to adults, you are free to choose applicable pediatric CME. Some options are listed below.

 

The Pediatric Palliative and Chronic Patient: Ethical and Medical Challenges and Opportunities - University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care Program 11-2-17 Pediatric Palliative Care Brochure - FINAL

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization - Online Learning

CME California - University of California Schools of Medicine/12-hour pediatric palliative care course - $95

Integration of Palliative Care Into the Care of Children With Serious Illness
Tammy I. Kang, David Munson, Jennifer Hwang, Chris Feudtner

Primary Pediatric Palliative Care: Psychological and Social Support for Children and Families
Cassandra D. Hirsh, Sarah Friebert

Acute Pain Management: Changes and Challenges

This online course is available via PediaLink, the AAP Online Learning Center. The main goals of this course are to increase the number of pediatricians who understand how to assess and treat pain, as well as how to identify patients at risk for misusing and abusing opioid medications. For more information and to take the course, visit the website. The course is available through September 2019.

Pain and Symptom Management in Pediatric Palliative Care
Kelly Komatz and Brian Carter

If you have questions, please contact the Iowa Board of Medicine at (515) 281-5171 or ibm@iowa.gov.

CME - Additional Information

For information on CMEs sponsored by organizations other than IA AAP, please visit the following websites. If you would like your CME to be included in our Events calendar, please contact us.