Most states have very specific CME requirements that physicians licensed in that state are required to fulfill. Florida CME Requirements are determined by the Florida Board of Medicine.
The Florida Board of Medicine requires licensed physicians in Florida to earn 40 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM every year. Of these 40 credits, 2 must be on Medical Error and 2 of the credits must be on Domestic Violence during every 3rd renewal period. In addition Rule 64B8-13.005, F.A.C determines that the CME activities used to meet Florida CME requirements must include information on the 5 most misdiagnosed conditions.
Physicians licensed in Florida that are in their first renewal period have a different set of CME requirements. If you fall under this category, you are required to earn 2 CME credits on Preventing Medical Errors and 1 CME credit on HIV/AIDS instead of the general Florida CME requirements.
Below you will find some of the top CME courses that will help you meet the different Florida CME requirements.
2 CME Credits on Medical Error
Topics in Risk Management 6th Edition
Topic in Risk Management 6th Edition is a great resource for earning completing the Medical Error CME requirement.
The course features 5 different modules covering various topics including:
- Calculation of Economic Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases
- Preparing for a Defendant Doctor’s Deposition in a Medical Malpractice Case
- Ethical Decision Making in Health Care
- Simultaneous Surgeries
The Risk Management CME course costs $199 and offers physicians up to 12 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. This course can be accessed online or via audio CD in your car or home. The multiple formats give physicians the opportunity to earn and complete their Medical Error CME requirement at their preferred convenience.
In addition to fulfilling Florida CME requirements, this course is useful for physicians who are looking to improve patient protection and mitigate medicolegal risk.
2 CME Credits on Domestic Violence
Current Management Management of Domestic Violence - Responding to IPV
Current Management of Domestic Violence - Responding to IPV is a case-based and interactive online Domestic Violence CME course that will help physicians meet all aspects of Florida’s Domestic Violence CME requirement. The course offers up to 16 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM and costs $25 per credit earned.
In addition to fulfilling the necessary Domestic Violence credits, this online Domestic Violence CME course is a great way to help physicians better identify and treat Intimate Partner Violence. After completing this course physicians should better be able to:
- Screen patients for intimate partner violence (IPV) and appropriately respond to disclosures of abuse.
- Recognize patterns of abuse and properly document IPV.
- Assess the safety of IPV victims.
- Report and refer IPV victims to appropriate community agencies.
Check out additional Domestic Violence CME courses.
1 CME Credit on HIV/AIDS (1st Renewal Cycle)
The Immune Reconstitution Syndrome in AIDS
The Immune Reconstitution Syndrome in AIDS online CME course completes to Florida CME requirement of 1 CME Credit on HIV/AIDS during your first renewal cycle. The course is an affordable option to complete this requirement, as it costs only $25.
People who have participated in this course have described it as a “great review of HIV/AIDS” and an “excellent CME update. Well designed and implemented”. This course is a great tool for physicians looking to broaden their knowledge of HIV/AIDS. Users will specifically learn how to:
- Recognize that restoration of immunologic function in persons with HIV disease may lead to a worsening clinical picture, the immune reconstitution syndrome.
- Diagnose and manage occult opportunistic infections in persons with newly treated HIV disease.
- Treat CNS cryptococcal disease in persons with AIDS.
Check out additional HIV/AIDS CME courses.