Rockville, MD (PRWEB) September 18, 2007
CME Outfitters, LLC, an independent accredited provider of multidisciplinary medical education programming and related healthcare communications services, is pleased to announce an upcoming live and interactive evidence-based neuroscienceCME TV activity titled "From Paper to Patient: Applying Clinical Literature to Practice Improvements, Part 1 - Evidence-Based Medicine: Rationale and Conceptual Framework."
Offered as a simultaneous satellite broadcast, webcast, and telephone audioconference, neuroscienceCME TV is a one-hour, live and interactive continuing education (CE) activity where leading experts discuss clinically relevant, evidence-based issues facing mental health practitioners. Each broadcast's interactivity is enhanced by offering a Q&A segment during which the faculty presenters can respond to audience comments and questions posed via e-mail, fax, or phone. CME Outfitters has also developed a web-based instant polling feature that allows live webcast participants a chance to provide real-time input. Online CE credit is offered to participants upon completion of each activity, at neuroscienceCME.com.
Premiering Wednesday, October 10, 2007, from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. ET, the activity will provide basic knowledge and skills on evidence-based medicine to psychiatry practitioners and provide guidance on methods for incorporating evidence into practice. The recorded satellite broadcast will re-air from 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. ET. This CE activity will also be available as an archived webcast, podcast, and telephone audioconference shortly after the live broadcast, and available as a multimedia CD-ROM in November 2007.
There is no fee to participate or receive CE credit for this activity; however, registration is required. Three forms of registration are accepted:
Online: Visit the activity details page at http://www.neuroscienceCME.com/cmea.asp?ID=251 and click the Register icon.
Phone: Call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).
Fax: Visit the activity details page at http://www.neuroscienceCME.com/cmea.asp?ID=251, print and complete the activity details form, and fax to 240.243.1033.
Statement of Need:
Clinical care is increasingly reliant on evidence-based medicine (EBM) practices, a mechanism for distilling medical literature into a subset of sound and rigorous findings to guide clinical decision-making. The EBM process involves collecting data on a clinical question, critically reviewing it, putting it into context, and then applying it to the patient. In psychiatry, scientific evidence for application to many important problems is lacking or controversial. And although the body of medical literature in psychiatry is expanding rapidly, not all research findings are of equal value; psychiatrists need education on how to evaluate research and to cull only the most relevant and rigorous evidence for integration into practice. Training in evidence-based psychiatry is uncommon, and there is an unmet need for psychiatrists to master the basic knowledge and skills needed to use EBM. In Part 1 of this neuroscienceCME TV activity, faculty will guide clinicians through the formulation of appropriate clinical questions that can be addressed with EBM, and in methods for conducting targeted literature searches.
Stephen J. Bartels, MD, MS
Professor of Psychiatry and Community & Family Medicine
Dartmouth Medical School
Co-Director, Dartmouth Center on Aging
Sharon A. Mozian, MD
Medical Director of Acute Outpatient Services
The Brien Center and Berkshire Medical Center
At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:
- Discuss the importance of using evidence-based practices to improve patient outcomes.
- Formulate a clinical question that can be answered using evidence-based principles.
- Conduct a targeted and efficient search of the medical literature.
Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, psychologists, social workers, certified case managers, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals seeking to incorporate evidence-based medicine into their clinical practice.
CME Outfitters, LLC, gratefully acknowledges educational grants from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Eli Lilly and Company, Janssen L.P., and Pfizer Inc. in support of this CE activity.
CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Note to Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts Category I credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA Category I CME credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.
CNE Credit (Nurses):
CME Outfitters, LLC, is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New York State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
It has been assigned code 6WASUP-PRV-0613. 1.0 contact hours will be awarded upon successful completion.
CEP Credit (Psychologists):
CME Outfitters is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CME Outfitters maintains responsibility for this program and its content. (1.0 CE credits)
Note to Addiction Professionals and Professional Counselors: NAADAC and NBCC accept APA and NASW continuing education (CE) credits toward national certification CE requirements. Please check with your state board to determine which type of CE credit is acceptable toward licensure CE requirements.
NASW Credit (Social Workers):
This program was approved by the National Association of Social Workers (provider #886407722) for 1 continuing education contact hour.
CCMC Credit (Certified Case Managers):
This program has been approved for 1 hour by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC).
CPE Credit (Pharmacists):
CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs)
Universal Program Number: 376-999-07-015-L04 (live presentation) 376-999-07-015-H04 (recorded programs)
Credit request forms/activity evaluations can be completed online at http://www.neuroscienceCME.com (click on the Testing/Certification link under the Resources tab - requires free account activation), and participants can print their certificate or statement of credit immediately. Otherwise, participants should fully complete and return both the credit request form and activity evaluation located within the course guide for this activity. A certificate or statement of credit will be mailed within 4-6 weeks to all who successfully complete these requirements.
About CME Outfitters:
CME Outfitters develops and distributes live, recorded, print, and web-based educational activities to thousands of clinicians each year and offers expert accreditation services for non-accredited organizations. For a complete catalog of certified activities, please visit http://www.cmeoutfitters.com, http://www.neuroscienceCME.com, or call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).
neuroscienceCME.com is the premier web portal serving clinicians, educators, and researchers in the neurosciences. Launched in October 2006, neuroscienceCME.com was custom designed to fill an identified gap in online resources for professionals around the world who are practicing in areas related to psychiatry, sleep disorders, addiction and substance abuse, ADHD, and other areas related to brain function. The site's primary mission is to be the professionals' central forum for accessing, debating, synthesizing, and implementing the latest findings and best practices in the neurosciences.
Clinical Compass, a bi-weekly e-newsletter published by CME Outfitters, is a convenient way to stay informed of all neuroscienceCME news and information. To subscribe, visit http://www.neuroscienceCME.com and click on "Subscribe to Clinical Compass."
Contact: Jessica Primanzon
CME Outfitters, LLC