PennCME/BestPractice Offers You …
EVIDENCE-BASED CME ACTIVITIES
Here are 6 different ways in which you can earn CME credits:
- Clinical Reviews are case-based reviews (including Areas of Basic Competence) that present critical areas of competence and knowledge in an organized, coherent learning pathway along with practical approaches to achieving best practices.
- Hot Topics are brief, case-based updates that present clinical or practice challenges.
- Minicases are CME-accredited interactive clinical encounters or series of encounters, typically taking about 10-15 minutes, in which you interact with an on-screen virtual patient and/or with colleagues and learn by getting feedback about your choices.
- Simulations act as cockpit simulators for clinicians. You are the clinician seeing a patient in your office, with all choices available to you —
• You are given medical hisotry and chief complaint; you trhen order tests, diagnose and treat.
• Next, you get feedback based on an extensive knowledge base of medical literature and clinical guidelines.
• Throughout, you can access clinical guidelines and literature on clinical management.
- Point-of-Care Search provides links to quick answers to your specific clinical questions on any topic.
- Performance Improvement CME allows you compare care of your patients to your peers, national goals, and practice guidelines, set goals for improvement, make clinical and systems improvements, and measure the change.
TOOLS TO INVOLVE YOUR STAFF AND PATIENTS
Resources to improve your practice through team building and patient empowerment
- Analyze your practice -- Use tools to identify opportunities for improvement
- Improve patient compliance -- Create chronic disease care plans and followup mechanisms
- Use staff more effectively -- Encourage clinical and office staff to use the Staff Resource Center to improve clinical and practice knowledge and skills
- Educate your patients -- Send them to the Patient Resource Center to learn about being a partner in care and about their chronic diseases, via an easy-to-use email referral
- Move toward a “new” type of practice -- Learn what a Patient Centered Medical Home is, and how your practice can become one
CME Content - Prevention/Risk Reduction
Bring More Patients into Wellness Care: The Affordable Care ActScreening for Osteoporosis: Who, When, How—or Maybe NotScreening for Breast Cancer: Who? When? Why?Screening for Cervical Cancer: Who? When? Why?Screening for Colorectal Cancer: Who? When? Why?Screening for Prostate Cancer: Who? When? Why?
CME Content - Hypertension
Hypertension in WomenHypertension in Patients with Cardiovascular DiseaseHypertension in Type 2 Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)Hypertension in Patients with Heart FailureHypertension in BlacksWhen to Treat Hypertension in the Very ElderlyHypertension in Children and Adolescents Improving blood pressure: How valuable is a team approach?What is prehypertension and what can you do about it?5 common errors in measuring blood pressure
CME Content - COPD
CME Content - Type 2 Diabetes
Common Errors in T2D Management: Picking the Right Oral MedicationCommon Errors in T2D Management: Misuse of Insulin SecretagoguesCommon Errors in T2D Management: Pushing for Weight Loss—But Not Too MuchCommon Errors in T2D Management: Metformin and Renal FailureCommon Errors in T2D Management: Delaying the Start of InsulinCommon Errors in T2D Management: Overuse of premixed insulinsCommon Errors in T2D Management: Failure to Distinguish Between T2DM and T1DMCommon Errors in T2D Management: Problems with Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring