EB Medicine Launches New CME Program to Promote Patient Safety and Reduce Risk in Emergency Departments

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ED CLEAR™ blended learning program to be introduced at 2016 ACEP Scientific Assembly.

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EB Medicine will showcase its new risk reduction CME resource, ED CLEAR™ (Clinical Learning to Eliminate Avoidable Risk), October 16-19 at the ACEP Scientific Assembly 2016 in Las Vegas. The program employs data and evidence-based learning materials that prompt critical thinking and limit liability, resulting in improved resource utilization, fewer missed diagnoses, and reduced claims and malpractice costs.

“We are proud to add risk reduction to the spectrum of practical, evidence-based CME we offer to emergency clinicians,” says EB Medicine CEO Stephanie Williford. “Our goal is to produce educational resources that empower physicians to provide the best possible care and improve patient outcomes, and in so doing we are also promoting the health of the field of emergency medicine at large.”

ED CLEAR’s blended learning modules include three key components:

1.    A video featuring John Bedolla, MD, a practicing emergency physician who specializes in risk management: Dr. Bedolla monitors and researches all major malpractice cases involving EDs nationwide to determine high-impact topics. He interviews experts about how to diagnose, treat, and document high-risk conditions such as TIAs, testicular torsion, and appendicitis, with an emphasis on clinical decision-making methods proven in practice.

2.    An evidence-based journal article to further inform and reinforce the video content: Each article is subject to peer review and the same rigorous quality standards upheld by EB Medicine, publisher of Emergency Medicine Practice and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice.

3.    A CME test: Each article, in combination with the corresponding video segment, qualifies for 4.5 CME credits upon passing the test. The six-module annual series carries 27 CME credits.

ED CLEAR is designed for implementation across a group or within a hospital or health system to ensure the consistency of practice that can establish a culture of patient safety and yield measurable results. “Our participation in ED CLEAR education and protocols has undoubtedly reduced our medical malpractice exposure,” says Todd Nash, MD, Medical Director, Emergency Department, Seton Northwest Hospital, Austin, TX. “Safer practice environments benefit doctors and patients and payors. ED CLEAR is clinical, well-researched, broadly applicable, and proven.”

Another benefit of ED CLEAR is that the program instructs clinicians on how to optimize resource utilization. “As doctors, we are better at ‘yes’ and ‘no’ than ‘maybe’,” says Dr. Bedolla. “The strategies we cover in ED CLEAR clarify the gray areas and bring enlightenment to clinical decision-making so we can order the right tests and labs, in the right order, at the right time.”

Dr. Bedolla and other ED CLEAR representatives will be available for comment and/or to demonstrate the features of ED CLEAR in Booth S1913 in the exhibit hall at the ACEP Scientific Assembly. To schedule a meeting or product demonstration, contact Susan Woodard (susan(at)ebmedicine.net; 678-366-7933, ext. 104). For more information on ED CLEAR™, visit http://www.ebmedicine.net/EDC.

About EB Medicine

EB Medicine is the premier provider of evidence-based clinical content and CME resources for emergency medicine practitioners. Delivered in print, digital, and mobile formats, publications and programs include ED CLEAR, Emergency Medicine Practice, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice, the Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Study Guide, Emergency Trauma Care, and Emergency Stroke Care: Advances and Controversies. EB Medicine’s resources address real challenges in diagnosis and treatment and give actionable recommendations based upon the latest research and best available evidence. These resources provide ongoing education and guidance to physicians, residents, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. For more information, visit http://www.ebmedicine.net.

EB Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for clinicians.


Susan Woodard
Director of Business Development
EB Medicine
(676) 366-7933

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