As continuing education (CE) professionals, we are in the unique position to positively impact how providers learn. Gone is the talking head which states facts through PowerPoint slides in a monotone voice. Instead providers learn by applying knowledge to patient care scenarios.
One of the most long lasting and impactful formats is learning from the population healthcare providers serve – the patients and family members themselves. Collaboration between patients, their family, and the providers have a positive effect on prevention and treatment plans. The insight from patients and their family members can affect how a healthcare provider makes decisions about their medical care. Their presence can increase the relevance, effectiveness, and long-term retention of a CE activity.
The speaker will provide insight on how she leveraged her experience as a CE professional throughout a year-long medical journey with a family member. She was then able to apply her personal experience to the development of CE activities within her own organization. The co-presenter will be a cancer survivor who recently needed extensive medical care including chemotherapy and surgery. She’ll share her story about the importance of including patients in a healthcare providers CE experience.
The session will focus on accreditation criterion 24 (patient/public representatives are engaged in the planning and delivery of CME) and criterion 38 (provider demonstrates the impact of the CME program on patients or their communities). Easy to implement strategies will be provided which can assist CME programs achieve Accreditation with Commendation.
- Apply criterion 24 and criterion 38 in the planning and delivery of continuing education (CE) activities.
- Reflect on the reason “why” engaging patients in the planning and delivery of CE is important.
- List at least two ways a CE program can engage patients in the planning and delivery of CE.
- Identify at least two barriers to utilizing patients and/or their family members in the planning and delivery of CE.
- Alleviate the fear of utilizing patients and/or their family members in the planning and delivery of CE.
Vanessa Gray, MHA, CMP, CHCP Marilene Barnes, Cancer Survivor
Director of Continuing Medical Education
Des Moines University
This opportunity is free to IACME members ($25 for non-members), so we encourage you and your team to register now.
Registration closes 7/23/19. Access instructions will be sent via email at the close of registration.