Clinical Communities Speaker Series: Review of Current Trends and Best Practices in Primary Care 28-MAY-2020

Program Description

The topics covered offer Continuing Education (CE)/Continuing Medical Education (CME) accredited content to all health care providers and support the full range of military operations in order to sustain the health of all those entrusted to DHA’s medical care. The event will:

  • Instruct health care providers on successful implementation of relevant evidence-based and best practice strategies for the health care team.
  • Demonstrate how learning new skills will improve overall readiness, health outcomes, and possibly reduce unnecessary costs.
  • Engage learners in specific training and case vignettes for the application of acquired skills in instilling the importance of applying improvements in the collaborative team approach, which results in positively impacting patient care.

This event will highlight current evidence-based practices, recommendations, initiatives and ethical considerations related to primary care. The Defense Health Agency, J-7, Continuing Education Program Office has identified subject matter experts in ethics, research, academia and patient care from George Washington University, the Defense Health Agency, Veterans Affairs, and Federal Emergency Management Agency. Three presenters were also identified due to published research within the Federal Practitioner: A Peer-Reviewed Journal for Health Care Professionals of the VA, DoD, and PHS (Department of Defense, and Public Health Services). The educational intent of this event is to improve the practice, skills, and knowledge of health care providers across the Military Health System (MHS).

This CE/CME activity is provided through DHA, J-7, CEPO and is approved for a maximum total of 6 CE/CME credits

The primary focus of this event aims to enhance the quality of patient outcomes and population health by providing advanced continuing education opportunities to improve the practice, skills, and knowledge of health care providers across the Military Health System (MHS).

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Optometrists, Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Technicians, Social Workers, Psychologists, Case Managers, Occupational Therapists, Kinesiotherapists, Healthcare Executives, and other health care professionals who support/ care for U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, National Guardsmen, military veterans and their families.

Course summary
Course opens: 
07/13/2020
Course expires: 
01/11/2021

Identifying and Managing Persistent Pain: All Pain is Not Equal

 

Holly Jonely, P.T., Sc.D., A.T.-Ret.

Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, Assistant Professor, Associate Director, Physical Therapy (P.T.) Program, George Washington University (GWU)

Department of Health, Human Function & Rehabilitation Sciences Co-Academic Director, Orthopedic P.T. Residency Program

Johns Hopkins Hospital/GWU

Washington, DC

 

 

  1. Explain the difference between primary nociceptive pain, neuropathic, and nocioplastic pain.
  2. Identify the need to adopt a biopsychosocial model in the evaluation and management of persons with persistent pain.
  3. Summarize best evidence for management of persons with persistent pain.

Visual Readiness: The Importance of Comprehensive Eye Examinations with Diabetes Mellitus

 

Andrew Morgenstern, O.D., F.A.A.O., F.N.A.P. Optometrist, Healthcare & Management Consultant Vision Center of Excellence (VCoE)

Education, Training Research and Surveillance, J-9, DHA Bethesda, Md.

  1. Summarize the evidence-based information on Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and the eye.
  2. Explain the reasons why comprehensive eye examinations are critical for non-diabetic and diabetic patients.
  3. Discuss how DM can affect military readiness
  4. Differentiate between a screening and a comprehensive eye examination for DM / Diabetic Retinopathy (DR)

How to Use Health Technologies with Your Patients in Primary Care

 

Julie Kinn, Ph.D.

Lead, Education and Training, Connected Health Branch Clinical Support Division, Medical Affairs, DHA

Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Renee Cavanagh, Psy.D.

Health Psychology Subject Matter Expert, Connected Health Branch, Clinical Support Division, Medical Affairs, DHA

Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  1. Describe the value, opportunities, and barriers in provider adoption of mobile health.
  2. Explain and apply the core competencies regarding mobile health in clinical care.
  3. Illustrate and apply the five steps for clinical integration of mobile health technology.
  4. Outline and articulate security and privacy concerns and solutions related to using technology in clinical practice.
  5. Identify and articulate cultural concerns and considerations in clinical practice.

Hepatitis C for Primary Care: From Diagnosis to Cure and Beyond

 

Kelsey Rife, Pharm. D., B.C.A.C.P.

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice Northeast Ohio Medical University

Cleveland, Ohio

Kristina Pascuzzi-Frangella, Pharm. D.

Clinical Pharmacist, Louis Stokes VA Medical Center

Cleveland, Ohio

  1. Assess patients at risk of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) and suggest appropriate testing for diagnosis.
  2. Distinguish appropriate counseling and management options for patients with HCV.
  3. Demonstrate the impact successful HCV treatment may have on patients’ diabetes.

Ethics: Advance Directives, Medical Power of Attorney, and Capacity

 

Lauren LaMontagne, J.D.

Deployable Field Counsel, Regional and Field Operations Legal Division, Office of Chief Counsel, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Washington, DC

  1. Identify legal issues and know when to ask for guidance.
  2. Illustrate the ethical issues and difficulties of determining capacity.
  3. Summarize the types and limitations of living wills, advance directives, and medical powers of attorney.

Cardiovascular Health and Transgender Patients: Considerations for Primary Care Practitioners

 

Leila Hashemi, M.D.

Primary Care Physician and Ambulatory Care Clerkship Director West Los Angeles VA Medical Center

Los Angeles, Cali

  1. Outline culturally competent terminology for transgender patients to increase compassionate care.
  2. Discuss the prevalence and legislation in support of integrating health care services for the transgender community into the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) system of care.
  3. Illustrate cardiovascular and other physiological consequences and risks of hormone treatment for the transgender patient.
  4. Identify the scientific evidence supporting current treatment options available to improve cardiovascular outcomes in transgender patients.

 

Silver Spring, MD
United States

 

 

Available Credit

  • 6.00 AAPA

    image DHA J-7 CEPO has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 6.00 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Physician assistants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

  • 6.00 ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit

    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education. ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit qualified providers will be provided a certificate of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit qualified providers may receive a maximum of 6.00 hours for completing this Live Virtual Activity/Web Based activity.

  • 6.00 ACHE

    DHA J-7 CEPO is authorized to award a maximum of 6.00 hours of pre-approved American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement, or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program who wish to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit must self-report their participation. To self-report, participants must log into their MyACHE account and select ACHE Qualified Education Credit.

  • 6.00 ACPE Pharmacist

    imageNo valid paper/electronic statement of credit will be offered. DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to provide continuing education for Pharmacists. This knowledge based activity will provide a maximum of 6.00 contact hours of pharmacy continuing education credit. Participant CE records will be electronically communicated to CPE Monitor. There is no cost to participate in this activity.

  • 6.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician

    imageNo valid paper/electronic statement of credit will be offered. DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to provide continuing education for Pharmacy Technicians. This knowledge based activity will provide a maximum of 6.00 contact hours of pharmacy continuing education credit. Participant CE records will be electronically communicated to CPE Monitor. There is no cost to participate in this activity.

  • 6.00 ADA Dental Professionals

 DHA, J-7, CEPO is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education (CDE). ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP. DHA, J-7, CEPO designates this activity for 6.00 continuing education credits.

  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

    image DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DHA J-7 CEPO designated this Live Virtual Activity/Web Based activity for a maximum of 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 6.00 ANCC

    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. DHA J-7 CEPO designated this Live Virtual Activity/Web Based activity. Continuing Nursing Education activity for a maximum of 6.00 contact hours Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 6.00 AOTA

      The Defense Health Agency, J-7, Continuing Education Program Office is an American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider of continuing education. This activity was planned by and for the health care team, and learners will receive 0.6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

  • 6.00 APA

    image Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co- sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibly for the content of the programs. DHA J-7 CEPO designated this activity for a maximum of 6.00 CE credits. The instructional level of this activity is intermediate. There is no cost to participate.

  • 6.00 ARBO/COPE

    This activity has been approved by ARBO/COPE. The Defense Health Agency J-7 Continuing Education Program Office designated this activity for a maximum of 6.00 credit hours. Optometrists should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 6.00 ASWB

    image As a Jointly Accredited Organization, DHA J-7 CEPO is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. DHA J-7 CEPO maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive a maximum of 6.00 ASWB continuing education credits.

  • 6.00 Certificate of Attendance
  • Case Managers (CCMC) 

    This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. The course is approved for up to 6.0 CE contact hour. 

  • 6.00 Kinesiotherapists (COPSKT)
    Provider# is 071320 
    This continuing education activity has been accredited by The Council on Professional Standards for Kinesiotherapy (COPSKT) to include 6.00 contact hours/0.6 CEU's. DHA J-7 CEPO accredits enterprise-wide continuing education activities for military and civilian health care professionals. These courses are critical to DHA’s goal of providing the best possible quality care to active duty service members, veterans, and their families.
     
  • 6.00 IPCE 

    image IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners can receive up to 6.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change. In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by DHA, J-7, CEPO. DHA, J-7, CEPO is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry's Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (ARBO/COPE), the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the American Dental Association’s Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) to provide continuing education for the health care team.

 
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