0.50 CME / ABIM MOC / CE

Medscape Now! Hot Topics Special Edition October 2023

Read about the latest updates in cardiac arrest guidelines, biomarkers for rheumatoid arthritis in pregnancy, and telehealth.

Authors: News Authors: Marilynn Larkin, Marcia Frellick, and Megan Brooks; CME Author: Hennah Patel, MPharm, RPh

All Credits Available

Physicians Maximum of 0.50 

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

( contact hours are in the area of pharmacology) ( CEUs)

Nurses Maximum of 0.50 

ANCC Contact Hour(s)

(0.000 contact hours are in the area of pharmacology) (0.000 CEUs)

Pharmacists Maximum of 0.50 

Knowledge-based ACPE

(0.050 contact hours are in the area of pharmacology) (0.050 CEUs)

Physician Assistants Maximum of 0.50 

AAPA hour(s) of Category 1 credit

( contact hours are in the area of pharmacology) ( CEUs)

ABIM Diplomates Maximum of 0.50 

ABIM MOC points

( contact hours are in the area of pharmacology) ( CEUs)

IPCE
0.50 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit  


CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released:
10/30/2023
Valid Credit Through:
10/30/2024

Target Audience and Goal Statement

​​​This activity is intended for primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals involved in patient care.​​

The goal of this activity is for learners to be better able to evaluate and implement emerging data and guidelines into patient care.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding
    • Recent advances in medicine that are improving patient care
    • Implications for the healthcare team

Disclosures

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All relevant financial relationships for anyone with the ability to control the content of this educational activity are listed below and have been mitigated. Others involved in the planning of this activity have no relevant financial relationships.

News Authors

Marilynn Larkin

Freelance writer, Medscape

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Marcia Frellick

Freelance writer, Medscape

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Megan Brooks

Freelance writer, Medscape

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CME Author

Hennah Patel, MPharm, RPh

Freelance writer, Medscape

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Editor/Nurse Planner

Stephanie Corder, ND, RN, CHCP

Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC

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Compliance Reviewer

Leigh Schmidt, MSN, RN, CNE, CHCP

Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC

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​Pharmacy Planner

​​Esther Nyarko, PharmD, CHCP

Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC

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Interprofessional Continuing Education

In support of improving patient care, Medscape, LLC is jointly accredited with commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.50 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

For Physicians

Medscape, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.50 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. Aggregate participant data will be shared with commercial supporters of this activity.

The European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS)-European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) has an agreement of mutual recognition of continuing medical education (CME) credit with the American Medical Association (AMA). European physicians interested in converting AMA PRA Category 1 credit™ into European CME credit (ECMEC) should contact the UEMS (www.uems.eu).

College of Family Physicians of Canada Mainpro+® participants may claim certified credits for any AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™, up to a maximum of 50 credits per five-year cycle. Any additional credits are eligible as non-certified credits. College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) members must log into Mainpro+® to claim this activity.

Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.

For Nurses

Awarded ​0.50​ contact hour(s) of nursing continuing professional development for RNs and APNs; ​0.00​ contact hours are in the area of pharmacology.

For Pharmacists

​Medscape designates this continuing education activity for ​0.50​ contact hour(s) (​0.050​ CEUs) (Universal Activity Number: ​JA0007105-0000-23-382-H01-P​).

For Physicians

For Physician Assistants

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Medscape, LLC 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 0.50 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until 10/30/2024. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

For questions regarding the content of this activity, contact the accredited provider for this CME/CE activity noted above. For technical assistance, contact [email protected].

For ABIM Diplomates

Instructions for Participation & Credit

There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this online educational activity. For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.

This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated on the title page; physicians should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period that is noted on the title page. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, you must receive a minimum score of 75% on the post-test.

Follow these steps to earn CME/CE credit*:

  1. Read about the target audience, learning objectives, and author disclosures.
  2. Study the educational content online or print it out.
  3. Online, choose the best answer to each test question. To receive a certificate, you must receive a passing score as designated at the top of the test. We encourage you to complete the Activity Evaluation to provide feedback for future programming.

You may now view or print the certificate from your CME/CE Tracker. You may print the certificate, but you cannot alter it. Credits will be tallied in your CME/CE Tracker and archived for 6 years; at any point within this time period, you can print out the tally as well as the certificates from the CME/CE Tracker.

*The credit that you receive is based on your user profile.

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