CE Opportunities

 

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.


 

Live Events

FCAAP Forums 2021 – Join us for a new 30-minute session on the third Thursday of each month throughout 2021. Learn more about the series and the available continuing education credit here.


The Critical Role of Pediatric Clinicians in Achieving Best Practices in Atopic Dermatitis Assessment, Management, and Referral
October 28, 2021
12:30-2:00 PM Eastern Time
Webinar

Join FCAAP and Integrity CE for the October Atopic Dermatitis Pediatric State Society Series Meeting led by Stanley M. Fineman, MD, Pediatric Allergist at Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Clinic

Program Overview

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic relapsing and remitting inflammatory skin disease that affects 7.2% of adults and 12% of children. Disability and a poor quality of life (QOL) are associated with AD, particularly among patients who are suboptimally managed. Pediatricians and primary care providers (PCPs) are often the first point-of-contact for patients with AD. Data from 1996-1999 compared to 2012-2015 found that PCP visits for children and adults with AD increased 300%, yet dermatologist visits for AD decreased 17%. In children, pediatricians were the most frequently sought provider for AD.

Although PCPs and pediatricians are seeing an increase in AD cases, recent evidence shows these clinicians are lacking in their ability to accurately diagnose and assess disease severity. In a recent survey, only 29% of PCPs were able to recognize essential features and characteristic distribution of AD to support diagnosis. Another survey found a discrepancy between how physicians and patients rate AD severity, with patients focusing more on skin-related QOL outcomes and physicians focusing more on sleep disturbance. In pooled data from prior Integrity CE programs on AD targeting PCPs and pediatricians, only 46% of participants selected to assess itch, sleep, and daily life vs objective measures to determine AD severity at baseline. Early-onset AD, which develops within the first 2 years of life, occurs in 60% of children with AD. While as many as 2 out of 3 of these children will experience remission before age 11, recurrences in adolescence and early adulthood are common. Many moderate-to-severe cases of AD in adulthood often begin as early-onset disease that was suboptimally treated or miscategorized. Education to ensure clinicians are prepared to effectively diagnose and assess disease severity is therefore necessary. This series will address these educational gaps among PCPs and pediatricians, and application of the knowledge gained will improve outcomes for patients with AD.

Target Audience

This educational initiative has been designed for primary care physicians, pediatricians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • Integrate evidence-based diagnostic criteria and assessment strategies into the routine identification and evaluation of children and adults with known or suspected AD
  • Apply current guideline recommendations to the effective management of children and adults with AD
  • Review safety and efficacy data on new and emerging therapies for children and adults with AD
  • Demonstrate prompt referral of patients with AD to specialist care in accordance with guideline
    recommendations and best practices

Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1
Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation
in the activity. Review full accreditation details.

Click here to RSVP for the event.


Supporting Intimate Partner Violence Survivors and Their Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic
October 27, 2021 – 12:00-1:00pm ET (11:00am-12:00pm CT)
Webinar

Learn about the gaps, barriers, and innovations in service provision for women and children experiencing violence during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as their experiences interacting with health care providers. Maya Ragavan, MD, MPH, MS; Kimberly Randell, MD, MS, MSc; and Emily F Rothman, ScD will discuss concrete tools and resources to connect with these families in pediatric settings.

Please register here.


Behavioral Health CE/CME
Saturday, November 6 from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Online

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Center for Teaching Support & Professional Development and School of Professional and Applied Psychology would like to invite you to join us for our upcoming Behavioral Health CE/CME online program. Serving as this year’s program chair is Kelly Campanile, PsyD, MS, MA.  This program brings together expert speakers and offers a wide range of hot topics in the behavioral health field. Attendees will gain clinical insights about integrating medical and behavioral services and many intervention strategies when addressing suicide, trauma and disruptive behavior.

This online program will take place on Saturday, November 6 from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM. This program is approved for 6.0 APA, AOA Category 1A, and AMA-PRA professional education credits.  Free for PCOM instructors, clinical supervisors, preceptors, and students. This program will be of particular interest to clinical and school psychologists, family physicians, pediatricians, and any other health professional caring for those with behavioral and mental health disorders.

The Agenda:

  • 7:50 AM: Welcome/Introduction
  • 8:00 AM: Suicide – Bettina Bernstein, DO
  • 9:00 AM: Integrating a Health Psychologist  into the  Primary Care Team – Anna Zacharcenko, Psy.D
  • 10:00 AM: Positive Youth Development – Katy Tresco, PhD & Erik Langenau, DO
  • 11:00 AM: Autism – Amanda Fisher, PhD
  • 12:00 PM: Childhood Trauma – Meredith Weber, PhD
  • 1:00 PM: Disruptive Behavior Disorders – Erica Burgoon, PhD

Click here for more information and to register.


On Demand and Recorded Courses

SUPPORTING PEDIATRIC HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS TO INCREASE VACCINATION UPTAKE

Through funding from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, FCAAP created two educational videos to support Florida’s pediatric healthcare providers increase vaccination uptake in their communities.

Presentations Include:

  • General Vaccine Safety and COVID-19 Vaccine Safety
  • Vaccinating Immunocompromised GI Patients and Cancer Survivors

Learning Objectives

  • Review safety profiles of major childhood vaccinations, based on the FDA clinical review trials and CDC/ACIP recommendations.
  • Explore evidence-based methods for discussing vaccine safety with parents.
  • Describe vaccination practices amongst immunocompromised children.
  • Address the knowledge gap and barriers to vaccinations in immunocompromised children.

See the full accreditation details, watch the educational webinars, and claim 1.5 CME credits here.


Infection Prevention and Control

Enduring CME credits are now available for FCAAP’s Infection Prevention and Control Virtual Conference. The five and half hour event consists of four learning sessions using the CDC Project Firstline curriculum materials. Project Firstline aims to provide foundational and practical knowledge to all healthcare personnel and targeted components of the public health workforce.

Presentations Include:

  • Recognizing Risk in Daily Work – Speaker: Tommy Schechtman, MD, MSPH, FAAP
  • Risk Recognition and Communication – Speaker: Mobeen Rathore, MD, FAAP
  • Vaccinations During COVID and Injection Safety – Speaker: Claudia Espinosa, MD, MSc
  • New Ways to Sanitize Your Practice – Speakers:  Walter Lamar, Ph.D., CPSO, CHSP, MLSO, MBCP, CEDP and Dr. Bhvarth Shukla, MD

Continuing Education Credit:
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare, designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Successful completion of this CME activity, with individual assessments and feedback, enables participants to earn 4.25 points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ Maintenance of Certification program. This activity is designated for 4.25 ANCC Contact Hours and 4.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. To access the course, click here.

Project Firstline is a national collaborative led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide infection control training and education to frontline healthcare workers and public health personnel.  American Academy of Pediatrics is proud to partner with Project Firstline, as supported through Cooperative Agreement CDC-RFA-OT18-1802. CDC is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  

Fighting Racism to Advance Child Health Equity

Structural racism, implicit bias, diversity, inclusion, and cultural humility are all concepts taking center stage in the medical community as we strive to end racism and improve health equity. Based on the Pediatrics for the 21st Century (Peds 21) program at the 2020 AAP National Conference, Fighting Racism to Advance Child Health Equity is a series of educational videos that explores what these concepts mean for pediatricians in our practices, institutions, and communities, and how we can advance child health equity by applying an anti-racist lens to the systems shaping health and medicine. By the end of the series, you will be ready, able, and inspired to help address the inequities that contribute to health disparities, create the conditions we know support healthier children and families, and ensure all children and adolescents have a fair chance at a healthy future.

This free online video series is eligible for Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 2 credit. Click here to access the course through April 14, 2024.


AAP EQIPP Course: Immunizations – Strategies for Success

The recently revised EQIPP immunization course is designed to identify immunization rates in your practice, uncover barriers to immunization delivery systems, and provide techniques to overcome those barriers using clear aims that reflect expert principles and proven quality improvement methods and tools.

The online course features two tracks; the 19-23 month old track and the adolescent track with data collection activities specific to each population. The course is eligible for PI CME, NAPNAP, MOC Part 2, and MOC Part 4 credits. The course is free to AAP members. Additional course information is available here.







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 through December 4, 2021.


Cardiac Risk Assessment In Youth
Online course

This course covers youth cardiac health with specific focus on comprehensive cardiac risk assessments and subsequent follow-up for risk for sudden cardiac arrest. The course was presented by John Rogers, MD, cardiologist at Scripps Health and President of the San Diego chapter at the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association. Creation of the course was funded by the Eric Paredes Save a Life Foundation (EPSAL).

Objectives:
After completing this module, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the conditions associated with SCA in youth
  • Recognize the warning signs and risk factors and discuss with parents and at-risk youth
  • Conduct a robust, effective cardiac risk assessment in youth
  • Make appropriate referrals for follow-up cardiac testing
  • Discuss how health care providers can play a role in public education and advocacy
  • Empower youth to be their own heart health advocates

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Click here for details and free registration.


Plans of Safe Care for Infants Exposed to Opioids
Online course

The purpose of this FREE course is to address gaps in training and educational resources with respect to 1) transitions of care from the hospital/birthing center to the pediatric medical home, 2) overcoming stigma and social attitudes, 3) health supervision in the pediatric medical home, and 4) recovery focused family‐centered care coordination. Additionally, the course will outline the central issues encountered during the transition period and which may represent barriers to accessing appropriate treatment and community resources for the mother, and early intervention programs for the infant.

Participants are eligible for 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and 1.00 points of MOC Part 2 credit.

Click here for details and registration. Available through November 9, 2023.


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 through July 28, 2022.


Identifying and Caring for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Course for Pediatric Clinicians
Online Course

This course educates pediatric clinicians about evidence-based practices in caring for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Learners may complete all units or select specific units they would like to complete based on their needs, capacity, and professional interests. Units within the course are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 2 points.

Click here to access the course, available through April 19, 2023


Milestones Matter: Don’t Underestimate Developmental Surveillance
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, available through January 6, 2023.


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 Bifida 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 through July 14, 2022 by visiting the American Academy of Pediatrics Spina Bifida page.

For more information, contact Nkem Chineme.


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.

Click here to access the course. 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.

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 practitioners 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. 


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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