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    ScientiaCME Free Courses

    ScientiaCME provides medical professionals with continuing medical education resources aimed at keeping physicians updated on the latest advances in medicine and filling the gaps in professional knowledge. 

    ScientiaCME online CME resources are free and be quickly completed to earn CME credits. The programs cover many topics but have a focus on medical devices, lab monitoring, diagnostics, and pharmacotherapy.

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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: Varies depending on course
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: Continuously Updated
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    PILOTforPulmonary.org: EXPLORE Learning Experience: Understanding and Managing NTM-Lung Disease

    This EXPLORE module is intended for health care providers who may be involved in the management of patients with NTM-lung disease. It covers the diagnosis, treatment and patient management of NTM/Mac lung disease.

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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1
    • CME credits awarded by: The France Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    • Format: Interacitve, Self-Directed, Animations, Videos, Slides
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    PILOTforPulmonary.org: COVID-19 and Monoclonal Antibodies

    Designed for pulmonologists, infectious disease specialists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, PAs, and other health care providers who treat patients with COVID-19 and want to enhance their knowledge of monoclonal antibodies, this highly interactive learning activity features animations, faculty videos, downloadable resources, and more.

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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1
    • CME credits awarded by: The France Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    • Format: Interacitve, Self-Directed, Animations, Videos, Slides
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    Vaccine hesitancy and denial: A problem for the ages coming into sharp focus during the pandemic

    Activity Description / Statement of Need:

    In this online, self-learning activity:

    The WHO defines vaccine hesitancy (VH) as a “delay in acceptance or refusal of vaccines despite the availability of vaccination services.” Despite substantial progress in rates of routine immunization over the decades prior to the most recent one, more recent trends suggest that immunization rates are beginning to plateau. Beyond VH and skepticism, there is also the embrace of outright vaccine rejection or denial fostered by the presence disinformation on conventional and social media platforms including claims that vacines are unsafe or unnecessary. Recent outbreaks of largely eradicated diseases such as measles, mumps, and diphtheria suggest that herd immunity may have suffered, putting those ineligible for vaccination at additional risk of infection. These developments have been attributed in part to VH and denial.

    One large group with increasing VH is parents. A 2019 national survey found that approximately 1 in 4 parents reported serious concerns towards vaccinating their children. Another study saw that in up to 35% parents of well-vaccinated children demonstrate VH. Parents may raise issues that many providers feel ill-equipped to answer, due to lack of thorough knowledge of all vaccines or lack of evidence-based communication strategies. Unfortunately, only few evidence-based strategies exist to guide providers in their discussions with vaccine-hesitant parents.

    Providers play a crucial role in vaccinating populations, but it is not and should not be their sole responsibility. Clinical practice sites, community organizations, health organizations, and government all contribute to addressing VH. Understanding potential solutions outside the office, such as media campaigns and policy changes, also provide insight into vaccine hesitancy and potential directions for future use.

    Target Audience:

    The following HCPs: Primary care physicians, pediatricians, and public health professionals; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who practice in adult internal medicine and pediatrics; and any other clinicians who commonly encounter patients eligible for protection against vaccine-preventable diseases.

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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Material last updated: December 10, 2021
    • Expiration of CME credit: December 10, 2023
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    How implicit bias and culture competence shape the patient healthcare experience

    Activity Description / Statement of Need:

    Cultural competence has been defined in a variety of ways. According to the CDC, cultural competence is a “set of congruent behaviors, attitudes, and policies that come together in a system, agency, or among professionals that enables effective work in cross-cultural situations.” In the setting of healthcare, practicing cultural competence can improve the ability of HCPs to meet the social, cultural, and linguistic needs of patients, which may ultimately improve health outcomes among diverse groups of patients with unique sociocultural identities including race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation.

    These observations illustrate not only that there is a gap in care related to the incorporation of cultural sensitivity into health care in the US but also that there are available solutions, and HCPs and their patients stand to benefit from provision of continuing education to address those needs.

    Target Audience:

    Physicians, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other HCPs.

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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: 02/23/2022
    • Expiration of CME credit: 02/23/2023
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    Scratching the itch: Addressing unmet needs and updates in the pharmacotherapeutic management of atopic dermatitis (AD)

    Activity Description / Statement of Need:

    In this online, self-learning activity:

    Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, highly pruritic inflammatory skin disease that is one of the most common skin disorders in children but may develop at any age. It affects 15-30% of children and two to ten percent of adults in developed countries, and between 10-30% of children who have the condition continue to experience it in adulthood. AD is thought to arise from a complicated interplay between multiple genes and environmental triggers, with known risk factors including family history and loss of function mutations in filaggrin. Complications include food allergy, asthma, and allergic rhinitis, and aside from genetics, its pathophysiology involves T-cell mediated inflammation and epidermal dysfunction. The disease is associated with a considerable healthcare burden placed on patients and their families; pruritis aside, patients not uncommonly suffer a loss of sleep and experience secondary infections, anxiety, and depression.

    Target Audience:

    The following HCPs: Pediatric and adult dermatologists, allergists, and internists; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists who treat patients with dermatologic conditions; and any other HCPs with an interest in or who diagnose, treat, or manage patients with AD.

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