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    Responding to Domestic Violence in Clinical Settings

    The program presents a series of typical emergency room encounters with victims of domestic violence.

    DVeducation.ca is the “online source for evidence-based, interactive curricula on intimate partner abuse and sexual violence”

    Target Audience: Physicians focusing on domestic violence.

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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: Varies depending on course
    • CME credits awarded by: CFPC (College of Family Physicians of Canada) / The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada / The Emergency Nursing Association of Ontario.
    • Format: On-Demand Online
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    Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain

    After completing Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain, you will be able to:
    • Discuss the breadth and quality of evidence for the use of opioids for chronic pain, including current gaps in knowledge.
    • Describe appropriate assessment, monitoring and documentation strategies to meet best practice standards and medico-legal requirements to support opioid prescribing.
    • Apply appropriate communications strategies when initiating, managing, and, if necessary, terminating opioids for patients with chronic pain.
    • Describe, screen for, and manage potential co-morbidities in chronic pain patients.
    • Apply a practical framework for decision-making on the initiation, maintenance, and discontinuation of opioid analgesics for the treatment of chronic pain.
    This program meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for 4 hours of risk management study and 4 hours of opioid education.

    Target Audience:
    Physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dentists, and pharmacists

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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 4
    • CME credits awarded by: Boston University School of Medicine
    • Format: On-Demand Online
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    Scope of Pain: Safe & Competent Opioid Prescribing Education

    After completing Scope of Pain: Safe & Competent Opioid Prescribing Education, you will be able to:
    • Discuss prevalence of chronic pain in the US
    • Discuss prevalence of the use and misuse of opioid analgesics
    • Describe the pharmacology, efficacy and safety of opioid analgesics
    • Describe the components of a thorough opioid misuse risk assessment for a potential candidate for chronic opioid therapy
    • Describe universal precautions and their role in chronic opioid therapy
    • Describe monitoring and documentation strategies for chronic opioid therapy
    • Describe initiating opioid therapy
    • Apply counseling and communication strategies to ensure appropriate and safe use of opioid medications
    • Assess differential diagnosis for aberrant medication taking behavior – Pain relief vs drug seeking

    Target Audience: Physicians focusing on Pain Management

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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 3
    • CME credits awarded by: Boston University School of Medicine
    • Format: On-Demand Online
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    Society for Translational Oncology

    Over 125 text-only courses in a comprehensive variety of hematology and oncology areas. Some recent topics are:
    • Comparative Effectiveness Research in Oncology
    • Oncology Comparative Effectiveness Research: A Multi-Stakeholder Perspective on Principles for Conduct and Reporting
    • Progress in the biological understanding and management of breast cancer associated CNS metastases
    • Multicenter Italian Experience in Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma in HIV Infected Patients
    • Prospective Head and Neck Cancer Research: a Four-Decade Bibliometric Perspective
    • Role of Postoperative Vitamin D and/or Calcium Routine Supplementation in Preventing Hypocalcemia After Thyroidectomy

    Target Audiences: Hematologists, Oncologists

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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: Varies depending on course (Most are 1 or less)
    • CME credits awarded by: Society for Translational Oncology
    • Format: On-Demand Online
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    South Texas Regional Family Medicine Grand Rounds CME Library

    South Texas Regional Family Medicine Grand Rounds is a weekly CME program that is directed by the Department of Family & Community Medicine in partnership with the South Central Area Health Education Center (AHEC). Grand Rounds is presented live in each week and then archived for later viewing.

    Some recent lectures are:
    • Multiple Sclerosis: Management in Primary Care
    • Diabetes Therapy and Drug Selection
    • Bone Tumors
    • Warfarin vs. New Anticoagulants
    • Age-related Osteoporosis: A primary care health problem

    Target Audiences:
    Physicians specializing in Family Medicine

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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1 per course
    • CME credits awarded by: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    • Format: On-Demand Online, Online Video
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    Southern Medical Journal

    Southern Medical Journal offers many CME courses offering a range of CME credits.

    Topics covered include:
    Vaccines, Obesity, Personality Disorders, Hypertension, HIV/AIDS, Osteoperosis, and many more.

    Target Audience: Multiple Specialties

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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: Varies depending on course
    • CME credits awarded by: Southern Medical Association.
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: Continuously Updated
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    Texas Heart Institute Office of Continuing Medical Education

    This site contains various CME activities including:
    Archived Symposias, Cardiology Grand Rounds, presentations on Ethics, sessions on Heart Sounds, Echocardiography, Sleep Apnea, and more.

    Target Audience:
    Physicians specializing in Cardiology, Thoracic Surgery, and Vascular Surgery.

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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: Varies depending on format/course
    • CME credits awarded by: Texas Heart Institute
    • Format: On-Demand Online
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    The CME Institute

    There is a huge quantity of CME material in varying formats.

    This includes:
    • Classes (Interactive presentations that allow you to learn at your own pace);
    • Lectures (with slide presentations).
    • CME From The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry (each activity includes multiple articles).
    • CME From The Primary Care Companion (each activity from includes a PDF of one or more articles).
    • Supplements to The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry (most offer CME credit).
    • Supplements to The Primary Care Companion (offer CME credit, and the full text is available free online).

    Target Audience: Psychiatrists

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    • Cost: Free, Some require a membership
    • Credit hours: Varies depending on course
    • CME credits awarded by: CME Institute of Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc
    • Format: On-Demand Online
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    University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery Grand Rounds

    Online Surgery Grand Rounds are offered weekly from September through May each year. Some recent lectures are:
    • Clinical and Personal Effectiveness
    • Unsafe, Effective, or Close Enough? Demystifying FDA Medical Device Regulation
    • Mentoring in the Clinical Years: From Fostering Interest to Ensuring a Successful Match
    • Experimental and Clinical Craniofacial Transplantation
    • Surviving Sepsis Campaign 2012: An Update

    Target Audience: Surgeons

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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1 per course
    • CME credits awarded by: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Department of Surgery and Office of Continuing Professional Development in Medicine and Public Health.
    • Format: On-Demand Online
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    VRad (Virtual Radiologic) Online CME

    This site features “updates on new issues in cross-sectional imaging and…interactive reviews of illustrative cases of important findings commonly encountered in everyday radiology practice.”

    Examples of courses include:
    • MRI and CT Imaging of Brain Trauma
    • 8 Years of QA: A Compilation of Frequent Misses and Misinterpretations in Cross-sectional Imaging
    • Pelvic Trauma: Bone and Soft Tissue Imaging
    • Radiology of the Post-Breast Cancer Patient
    • MRI Evaluation of Osteochondral Lesions and Osteomyelitis
    • Landmarks of Cortical Neuroanatomy

    Target Audience: Radiologists

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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: Varies depending on course
    • Format: On-Demand Online, Online Video, Live Online Meeting