Keeping Up!

Get CME Credit for Keeping Up!
Get Your CME! PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 12 March 2009 07:59

You must register to get a list of the Keeping Up Sessions with hyperlinks to the Vanderbilt CME site.

Vanderbilt CME Activity Announcement

Welcome to Keeping Up, a series of podcast CME activities sponsored by the Department of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

These podcasts are designed for physicians and healthcare providers practicing in the areas of emergency medicine, internal medicine, or primary care.

After listening, physicians will have been exposed to nearly 500 of the best articles from all areas of Emergency Medicine. Each podcast presents the most current and relevant literature and highlights the practical application of each article to everyday practice. This will improve patient care by helping Emergency Physicians practice state-of-the-art medicine but still providing reinforcement of emergency medicine basics. We also have the two presenters each month discuss each article’s limitations and areas of debate and disagreement, which helps listeners see each article’s strengths and weaknesses and makes the assessment of the article more balanced and objective.

After listening to these podcasts, you should be able to describe and discuss:
o how the current article fits within the broader historical context of EM and what question it seeks to answer.
o the results of the article.
o how the information applies to and may change your current practice day-to-day in the ED.

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for CME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

It is the policy of Vanderbilt School of Medicine that participants in CME activities be made aware of any affiliation or financial interest that may affect planner’s involvement and speaker’s presentation(s). Each planner and speaker has completed and signed a conflict of interest statement indicating the following:
· Clay Smith, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics at Vanderbilt School of Medicine has a research grant from Sanofi-Aventis. Vanderbilt CME has determined that there is no conflict of interest.
· Jim Fiechtl, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt School of Medicine has no financial relationships to disclose.

This educational session received no financial support from companies that produce or distribute healthcare products or services.

This CME activity consists of podcast recordings of article summaries that participants must download from the website,

To obtain CME credit for your participation in Keeping Up, you must:
· listen to the podcast
· read at least one of the articles presented
· answer the questions by going to the Vanderbilt CME website
· provide personal information
· your credit will be immediately available online

The questions will provide you with the opportunity to comment on the extent to which the learning objectives were met, the perception of enhanced professional effectiveness, the perception of commercial bias and future topics.
Personal information is used for issuing a CME credit certificate and storing that credit in the Vanderbilt CME database.

It is the policy of Vanderbilt School of Medicine not to discriminate against any person on the basis of disabilities. If you feel you need services or auxiliary aids mentioned in this act in order to fully participate in this continuing education activity, please call Pam at (615) 936-0093.

Thank you for Keeping Up.

Last Updated ( Friday, 12 June 2009 16:17 )