CME Information Statement

Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of EB Medicine and Master Clinicians, LLC. EB Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: EB Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for the telemedicine conference and 10 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for the ultrasound workshop. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participating in the activity.

Needs Assessment: The need for this educational activity was determined by a collaborative review of the current literature on these topics, assessment of practice gaps, as well as surveys and feedback from > 200 clinicians in the urgent care setting who have indicated that additional knowledge is needed in these areas.

Target Audience: This activity is designed for physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners in settings such as emergency medicine, family practice, internal medicine, urgent care medicine, and hospitals.

Goal: The purpose of this activity is to provide learners with education to integrate telemedicine into practice and to improve skills in point-of-care ultrasound.

Objectives:

  • After completing this activity, the learner will be able to: 1) discuss the compliance, licensing, and collaboration aspects as well as state requirements of virtual practice; 2) identify best practices in the telemedicine interactions, including when to refer the patient for an in-person visit; 3) utilize principles to build webside rapport with the patient, and describe how the telemedicine visit differs from an in-person visit; 4) review innovative telehealth applications and how they can be utilized to manage patients; and 5) review insurance and reimbursement regulations in telemedicine.
  • After completing the ultrasound workshop, the learner will be able to: 1) develop a foundation and integrate the practice of point-of-care ultrasound into clinical practice in an outpatient setting; 2) perform point of care ultrasound for peripheral IV placement, skin/soft tissue evaluation of cellulitis, abscess and foreign body; 3) evaluate deep vein thrombosis; 4) evaluate renal colic, specifically for hydronephrosis; and 5) assess ocular structures for retinal detachment, vitreous hemorrhage, and papilledema.

Faculty Disclosure: It is the policy of EB Medicine to ensure objectivity, balance, independence, transparency, and scientific rigor in all CME-sponsored educational activities. All faculty participating in the planning or implementation of a sponsored activity are expected to disclose to the audience any relevant financial relationships and to assist in resolving any conflict of interest that may arise from the relationship. In compliance with all ACCME Essentials, Standards, and Guidelines, all faculty for this CME activity are asked to complete a full disclosure statement. This information will be provided as part of the course materials.

Commercial Support: This activity has received no commercial support.

Earning Credit: Clinicians must attend the entire conference program and complete the skills assessment, post-test, and conference evaluation to earn credit.