CME Outfitters Announces neuroscienceCME Problem-Based Learning: "From Paper to Patient: Applying Clinical Literature to Practice Improvements - Self-Study Practicum"

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CME Outfitters announces a neuroscienceCME problem-based learning activity titled "From Paper to Patient: Applying Clinical Literature to Practice Improvements - Self-Study Practicum." Available immediately at neuroscienceCME.com, this activity is specifically designed to provide a practical hands-on link between two special neuroscienceCME TV broadcasts on the topic of evidence-based medicine (EBM). This special self-study practicum will allow participants to put their learning into practice by applying EBM techniques in a realistic case study vignette.

CME Outfitters, LLC, an independent accredited provider of multidisciplinary medical education programming and related healthcare communications services, is pleased to announce a neuroscienceCME problem-based learning activity titled "From Paper to Patient: Applying Clinical Literature to Practice Improvements - Self-Study Practicum."

Available immediately at neuroscienceCME.com, this activity is specifically designed to provide a practical hands-on link between two special neuroscienceCME TV broadcasts on the topic of evidence-based medicine (EBM). This special self-study practicum will allow participants to put their learning into practice by applying EBM techniques in a realistic case study vignette. Specifically, participants will be challenged to apply PICO methods to address specific clinical questions, conduct an appropriate literature search, and appraise the evidence obtained and assess it for clinical significance. This activity is certified for 2 hours of multidisciplinary CE credit and will be offered until October 2008.

There is no fee to participate or receive CE credit for this activity; however, registration is required. There are two methods for registering for this special activity:
Online: Visit the activity details page at http://www.neuroscienceCME.com/cmea.asp?ID=272 and click the "Participate in Practicum" icon to begin.
Phone: Call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).

Statement of Need:
Evidence-based medicine (EBM) provides a mechanism for obtaining quality evidence for use in addressing case-based clinical questions. The EBM process involves collecting data on a clinical question, critically reviewing it, putting it into context, and then applying it to the patient.(1) The medical literature is large and ever expanding, but available evidence is of varying quality and relevance to particular clinical problems. Therefore, it is not enough for physicians to scan the literature and choose evidence with which to inform their decision-making without appropriately and systematically appraising its value. In this problem-based self-study, participants will be presented with cases and asked to complete the steps in EBM collection and appraisal of evidence.

Faculty:
Stephen J. Bartels, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Community & Family Medicine
Dartmouth Medical School
Co-Director, Dartmouth Center on Aging
Hanover, NH

Sharon A. Mozian, MD
Medical Director of Acute Outpatient Services
The Brien Center and Berkshire Medical Center
Pittsfield, MA

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Apply PICO methods to address case-based clinical questions.
  • Conduct an appropriate literature search.
  • Appraise the evidence obtained and assess it for clinical significance.

Target Audience:
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.

Credit Information:
CME Credit (Physicians):
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 2.0 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-0619. 2.0 contact hours will be awarded upon successful completion.

Note to Nurse Practitioners: The content of this CNE activity pertains to Pharmacology.

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. (2.0 CE credits)

NASW Credit (Social Workers):
This program was approved by the National Association of Social Workers (provider #886407722) for 2 continuing education contact hour.

CCMC Credit (Certified Case Managers):
This program has been approved for 2 hours 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. 2.0 contact hours (0.2 CEUs)
Universal Program Number: 376-000-07-021-H04-P (live presentation) 376-999-08-001-H04-P (recorded programs)

Post-tests and 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 (70% pass rate required).

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).

About neuroscienceCME:
neuroscienceCME.com is the award-winning 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 professional's central forum for accessing, debating, synthesizing, and implementing the latest findings and best practices in the neurosciences.

To view all recent neuroscienceCME press releases, visit http://www.neuroscienceCME.com and click on "News Room" or visit http://www.prweb.com and search for "neuroscienceCME."

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
240.243.1308 direct
240.243.1033 fax

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