CE Opportunities

The Future of Pediatric Practice 2020 is moving online! Although we won’t be gathering in person this year, FCAAP has planned a fun, interactive, and educational virtual conference for all pediatric health care providers. Join us September 4 – 5, 2020, from the comfort of your home or office for engaging presentations, networking with colleagues, an interactive exhibit hall, games, and a little Disney magic. There is even a little something for the non-provider members of your family! The best part? FPP2020 Online is completely FREE to attend! CME, CEU, and MOC Part 2 credits will be offered for all educational sessions. See the accreditation statement here.

See the full agenda and register for free here.

ABP Adjusts MOC & MOCA-Peds Requirements During COVID-19 Pandemic
The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) has announced that no pediatrician will lose their ABP certification during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ABP will recognize board-certified pediatricians for their practical application of COVID-19 knowledge through the MOC program. No action is required on your part. Additionally, if you are unable to participate in MOC activities or MOCA-Peds because of the demands of this pandemic, it will not jeopardize your certificate or your ability to re-enroll in MOC when your cycle is due for renewal. Learn more here.

Free Webinar on Bereavement and Grief

Evidence-Based Assessment of Bereavement and Grief in the Era of COVID-19
Presented by Christopher M. Layne, PhD
August 10, 2020 from 3 pm – 4:30 pm EST

The coronavirus pandemic has been a time of loss. Loss of simple freedoms. Loss of social interaction. Loss of financial stability. And most poignant of all, loss of life.

In order to combat the heightened breadth and depth of potentially traumatic exposures facing the nation’s youth, it is critical that clinicians and helping professionals are equipped with actionable information, based on the most current evidence, to recognize and address critical presentations of grief.

Join presenter and Director of Education in Evidence-Based Practice for the UCLA/Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, Christopher M. Layne, PhD, for a webinar from the REACH Institute.

Following this webinar, learners will possess:

  • A clearer understanding of the concepts of bereavement, grief, and mourning
  • Looking ahead: The future of grief (prolonged grief disorder proposed for DSM-5-TR)
  • Some key distinctions between trauma- and bereavement-related disorders
  • Guidelines to help differentiate between normal and disordered grief reactions
  • Practical steps for beginning to detect and address bereavement in their setting
  • Tips and resources to apply tenets of bereavement informed care in their practice

Audience: Mental Health Clinicians, Primary Care Providers, School Mental Health Partners, Community Health Professionals

For additional details, review the flyer and infographic. Contact: kristen@thereachinstitute.org

Register FREE here.

2020 AAP Virtual National Conference & Exhibition
October 2-5, 2020

Registration is now open for the first-ever AAP Virtual National Conference taking place online October 2-5, 2020. The Conference Schedule is now live with our new virtual program!

Register here by September 18 for the lowest rates.

Coronavirus CME course now available online
Text-based course

The Florida Medical Association (FMA) has teamed up with AKH, Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare to offer a new online CME course, Identification and Containment of the Coronavirus: COVID-19. This text-based course reviews the current data on emerging coronavirus, and highlights best practices for identification and management of patients exposed to coronavirus.

To access the course, click here. Posted February 28, 2020.

FCAAP Adolescent Substance Use SBIRT ECHO Project

Do you want to improve access to quality care for adolescents with a history of substance abuse; explore adolescent substance abuse screening, intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) approaches; and learn new quality improvement methods?

Are you providing primary care to patients 11-21 years old and able to assemble a team of members in your practice that may include a PCP, Nurse, Practice Manager, Care Coordinator, or Office Administrator?

Then participate in FCAAP’s 2020 Adolescent Substance Use SBIRT ECHO Project and earn Part 2 and Part 4 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Credits! Please review the flyer for full details, and apply online.
*Please note: the project timeline has been postponed to launch in the Fall of 2020 due to COVID-19*

Questions? Contact FCAAP Executive Director Alicia Adams at aadams@fcaap.org.

Chapter Quality Network (CQN) Improving Childhood Immunizations Project (ICHIP)
December 2020 – December 2021

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is pleased to announce the launch of a childhood immunizations learning collaborative convened through the National AAP Chapter Quality Network (CQN).  In collaboration with the Florida Chapter of the AAP and the Texas Pediatric Society (the Texas Chapter of the AAP), the CQN Improving Childhood Immunizations Project (ICHIP)  project will employ quality improvement techniques and clinical education/training to increase childhood immunizations in pediatric clinical practices using the Model for Improvement. The primary goal will be to increase rates of the vaccines recommended by the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) schedule for children aged 15-35 months. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic many children have fallen behind on scheduled immunizations. We hope you will participate in this opportunity to increase immunization rates while earning MOC and CME credits.

About the Project: Practices will have the opportunity to participate in a learning collaborative based on the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Breakthrough Series Collaborative Model, which includes four practice learning sessions (2 in person, 2 webinars), and seven practice webinars in collaboration with other practices in their region. Project participants will have access to subject matter experts, curriculum, and QI coaching. Practice teams will implement process changes into their practices by conducting small tests of change and collecting practice-level data (Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles). Practice participation will begin in December 2020 and continue through December 2021.  Eligible participants will receive Maintenance of Certification Part 2 and Part 4, and Performance Improvement Continuing Medical Education (PI CME). This project is funded through an independent grant from Pfizer Inc.

View the recruitment packet with more details on the project timeline, requirements, and MOC and PI CME here.

Deadline to enroll: November 25, 2020.
To enroll in the project: Complete this survey.
For More Information: Contact Alicia Adams, Esq., at aadams@fcaap.org.
Questions Regarding MOC & PI CME Requirements: Contact Kristie Marcelle, MSW, PMP, at kmarcelle@aap.org.

Pediatric Immunization: Navigating Difficult Conversations with Parents
Medscape on-demand activity

The goals of this FREE CME/CE activity are to improve healthcare providers’ skills in having productive conversations with parents about vaccinations. Upon completion of this activity, learners will demonstrate greater knowledge/competency in introducing and navigating a conversation with parents about vaccines, greater knowledge/competency in addressing vaccine hesitancy or refusal with parents, and increased confidence in communicating with parents about their concerns surrounding vaccination.

Participants are eligible for 1.0  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ or 1.0 contact hour(s) of continuing nursing education for RNs and APNs in the area of pharmacology.

Click here to access the course.

How Nurses and Medical Assistants Can Foster a Culture of Immunization in the Practice
On-demand video

This FREE CE activity from the CDC features practical strategies to improve vaccination rates in the practice, including how to deliver clear and concise vaccine recommendations and address parents’ frequently asked questions. By highlighting key points before, during, and after a patient’s visit to support vaccine conversations, this presentation will reinforce best practices for improving vaccination rates and help develop a culture of immunization in your practice.

Participants are eligible for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 0.5 CNE contact hours, 0.1 CEU’s, and 0.5 total CECH Category I continuing education contact hours.

Click here to access the course.

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Education Series
This FREE American Academy of Pediatrics education series on PediaLink includes 5 modules on the updated care considerations and emerging therapies related to the care and management of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) (Pediatrics Supplement, October 2018). Participants are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 2.

Click here to learn more and view detailed session descriptions.

Milestones Matter: Don’t Underestimate Developmental Surveillance
NEW Online Course

This FREE online PediaLink course from The American Academy of Pediatrics highlights the importance of developmental surveillance as an essential component of the new recommendations in the clinical report titled, “Promoting Optimal Development: Identifying Infants and Young Children with Developmental Disorders Through Developmental Surveillance and Screening.” This course will help pediatricians recognize the value of early identification and intervention when developmental delays are suspected, and to identify the key surveillance and screening steps to incorporate into practice. Participants are eligible for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and 1 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 2 points.

Click here to access the course.

AAP Spina Bifida Webinar Series
Spina bifida is the most commonly occurring complex congenital birth defect and has been associated with increasing survival rates. The American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) free Spina Bifidia webinar series addresses important care guidelines, and highlights the critical role of pediatricians, subspecialists and other clinicians in caring for individuals with spina bifida. Each of the webinar modules are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 2.

Learn more and access the webinars by visiting the American Academy of Pediatrics Spina Bifida page.

For more information, contact Nkem Chineme.

Nature Champions
Webinar available for replay

This webinar from Get Outdoors Florida is designed to create Nature Champions among healthcare providers who connect children and families with nature for health benefits. Learning objectives include explaining the current health and activity levels of children; examining the benefits of nature/outdoor activities on children’s health; examining the benefits of the natural environment on mental health; and providing pratitioners with resources to help their patients access the outdoors for health benefits.​

To watch the webinar and claim CME credit for the on-demand viewing, click here.

Note: To begin automatic playback of the PowerPoint presentation, launch the full screen view by clicking the projection screen icon at the bottom right corner of the PowerPoint. 

How Healthcare Leaders Can Reduce Risks of Distracted Practice in Their Organization
Recorded Course from The Doctors Company

Healthcare leaders play an important role in patient safety. In the case of reducing patient injuries from distracted practice, leaders must recognize the problem but also assess how their own behavior may compound it. Being distracted by personal electronic devices is not just a momentary trend but is transformative behavior that impacts our lives, both at work and home. It is aided by the addictive features built into the smart phones, tablets, laptops and even our watches. But distraction, whether by electronic devices, multitasking, or day dreaming can cause patient harm. This course examines how distraction and interruptions impact safe patient care and presents strategies that organizations, teams, and departments can use to address the problem.

Click here to access the course and claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

The Risks of Distracted Practice in the Perioperative Area
Recorded course from The Doctors Company

This course explores how the invasion of technology in the health care environment, especially the use of individual personal electronic devices (PEDs) — puts patient safety at risk. As a society, we are so focused on the screen that we fail to see the patient, because we believe in our ability to multitask. Examine the challenges and solutions related to PEDs in clinical care settings and discuss what individuals and teams can do to reduce PED distractions and increase situational awareness.

Click here to access the course and claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Hurricanes and Storms: From Preparedness to Recovery, Strategies for a Brighter Future

Webinar – available for replay HERE; Download a PDF copy of the slides here.

This webinar, titled: “Hurricanes and Storms: From Preparedness to Recovery, Strategies for a Brighter Future”, will provide guidance on why disaster response and recovery efforts are critically important for all pediatricians and discuss how pediatricians can prepare to respond and help colleagues and families to recover after a disaster. Based on actual examples from the 2017 hurricane season, this webinar will strive to improve pediatricians’ abilities to protect their practices, care for their patients, promote optimal mental health and well-being, and promote community health resilience.

Presenters: Scott Needle, MD, FAAP; David Schonfeld, MD, FAAP

Zika 101 – an educational webinar series presented by FCAAP

  • Zika Virus Update: Counseling and Testing
    Speaker: Dr. Mobeen Rathore
    Watch the webinar and claim CME credit for the on-demand viewing here.
  • Referrals and Resources for Patients Who Test Positive for the Zika Virus
    Speaker: Dr. Ivan Gonzalez
    Watch the webinar and claim CME credit for the on-demand viewing here.

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Reducing Complications of Therapeutic Blood Transfusion in Sickle Cell Disease
Online Course

The Georgia REdHHoTT project, with support from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has launched a free, web-based continuing education series to increase awareness of and adherence to evidence-based transfusion practices in sickle cell disease (SCD). Blood transfusion is an established therapy for treating and preventing certain SCD-related complications. The goal of this course is to increase the use of evidence-based practices among primary and emergency health care providers, thereby reducing the rates of transfusion-related complications in these patients.

The course builds on current recommendations and addresses additional aspects of quality, effective SCD management. The introductory module covers general considerations for transfusion in SCD and the genetic and biological foundations of the most common transfusion complications. The remaining modules are case-based scenarios addressing specific areas of concern, including use of blood transfusion during acute illness, delayed hemolytic transfusion reactions, and management of chronic transfusion.

The four modules can be taken independently and have no prerequisites. Continuing education credit is being jointly provided by the CDC, Georgia State University, and Emory University School of Medicine.

For more information about the credits, contact Mary Hulihan, Dr.P.H., mhulihan@cdc.gov.

Development of this course was supported by Cooperative Agreement DD14-1406, funded by the CDC. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.