Online CME Courses

Free Online CME Courses

The Physician Learning Center has free online CME courses accredited by ACCME available to Medical City physicians.

The Physician Learning Center (PLC) is a dedicated environment for physicians in the HealthStream Learning Center (HLC).  The PLC gives affiliated physicians access to a variety of online training resources from HCA.  Just as HCA employees use the HLC for taking and tracking their training, the PLC now provides the features of a standard learning management system to our affiliated physician population.

www.healthstream.com/hlc/hca

To register, please email: Pashtanah.Farid@hcahealthcare.com

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Natural History, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options

Author: Anthony Lee, MD

Upon completion of this online activity, the participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the clinical presentation and methods of diagnosis of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in a clinical setting.
  2. Describe the risk and benefits between open surgical and endovascular repairs of AAA as they relate to patient safety and outcomes.
  3. Identify the benefits of preventative screening for AAA in at risk patients.

Accrediting/Approval Body: Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

Credit Units: 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Expiration Date: 5/01/2012

Disciplines: Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians , Emergency Physicians , Family and General Practitioners , Gastroenterologists , Obstetricians and Gynecologists , Pediatricians , Physicians , Physicians - Public Health Certificate , Physicians - Public Psychiatry Certificate , Physicians - Area Clinical Need , Physicians - Limited License , Physicians - Osteopathic , Surgeons , General Internists , Non-Practicing Physician

Coronary Artery Disease: Assessment and Diagnosis

Author: Guy N. Piegari, MD—Cardiac Catheter Lab Director St. Joseph Medical Center

Upon completion of this online activity, the participants should be able to:

  1. Recognize the importance of following current ACC/AHA guidelines in the assessment of patients with acute coronary syndrome and chronic stable angina
  2. Identify the tests used to asses and diagnose patients at risk for coronary artery disease.
  3. Differentiate between the indications and outcomes for non-invasive and invasive testing in patients with suspected coronary artery disease
  4. Apply current evidence-based research and guidelines to the care of patients with coronary artery disease.

Accrediting/Approval Body: Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

Credit Units: 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Disciplines:  Emergency Physicians , Family and General Practitioners , Gastroenterologists , Obstetricians and Gynecologists , Pediatricians , Physicians , Physicians - Public Health Certificate , Physicians - Public Psychiatry Certificate , Physicians - Area Clinical Need , Physicians - Limited License , Physicians - Osteopathic , Surgeons , General Internists , Non-Practicing Physician

Hemispheres Stroke Competency Series: NIH Stroke Scale Training and Certification

Author: National Institute of Health

Upon completion of this online activity, the participants should be able to:

  1. Explain the significance of the NIH Stroke Scale and the importance of proper assessment of the stroke patient.
  2. Describe the measurement scale for quantifying neurological deficits in stroke patients.
  3. Consistently recognize and appropriately assess neurological deficits in stroke patients.
  4. Successfully complete a post-test utilizing the NIHSS in a selected of patients.

Accrediting/Approval Body: Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

Credit Units: 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Expiration Date: 9/30/2012

Disciplines: Emergency Physicians, Family and General Practitioners, Gastroenterologists, Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Pediatricians, Physicians, Physicians-Public Health Certificate, Physicians– Osteopathic, Surgeons, General Internists, Non-Practicing Physicians

Online Avoiding Intraoperative Awareness:  A Clinical Update

Grant Funds Provided By: Covidien

Upon completion of this online activity, the participants should be able to:

  1. Identify factors related to the type of surgery, the anesthetic technique, and the patient, which increase the risk for intraoperative awareness.
  2. Identify indications, advantages, and disadvantages of monitoring techniques, including brain function monitoring, for detection of intraoperative awareness.
  3. Determine a strategy to minimize the risk for intraoperative awareness.
  4. Define intraoperative awareness and recognize the impact of this phenomenon on the patient and anesthesia professional.

Accrediting/Approval Body: Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

Credit Units: 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Expiration Date: 8/31/2013

Disciplines:  Anesthesiologist, Emergency Physicians , Family and General Practitioners , Gastroenterologists , Obstetricians and Gynecologists , Pediatricians , Physicians , Physicians - Public Health Certificate , Physicians - Public Psychiatry Certificate , Physicians - Area Clinical Need , Physicians - Limited License , Physicians - Osteopathic , Surgeons , General Internists , Non-Practicing Physician

Pediatric Airway Management

This is a jointly sponsored activity by Healthstram and HCA Clinical Services Group

Author:  Robert Luten, MD—Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine University of Florida College of Medicine

Upon completion of this online activity, the participants should be able to:

  1. Cite the anatomical differences in the pediatric airway form that of an adult airway that would impact airway management in an emergency situation.
  2. Define the steps for Rapid Intubation (RSI) in children that will assist in the effective management of airway obstruction or emergency.
  3. Identify a plan for the management of the difficult airway in a pediatric patient that will help ensure positive patient outcomes.
  4. Describe methods, other than intubation, for upper airway support in children that will help ensure positive patient outcomes.

Accrediting/Approval Body: Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

Credit Units: 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Expiration Date: 6/15/2012

Disciplines:  Emergency Physicians , Family and General Practitioners , Gastroenterologists , Obstetricians and Gynecologists , Pediatricians , Physicians , Physicians - Public Health Certificate , Physicians - Public Psychiatry Certificate , Physicians - Area Clinical Need , Physicians - Limited License , Physicians - Osteopathic , Surgeons , General Internists , Non-Practicing Physician

Peripheral Vascular Disease

Grant Funds Provided By: Abbott Vascular

Author: Bruce H. Gray, DO—Director of Endovascular Services, Department of Surgery Greenville Hospital

Upon completion of this online activity, the participants should be able to:

  1. Identify the peripheral arena of non-peripheral interventionalist (NPI)
  2. Apply the basic techniques of treating the patient with claudication
  3. Identify the treatment of complex lesions in patients with severe disease
  4. Apply the basic treatment principles of supraaortic arterial intervention
  5. Apply the basic treatment principles for renal/mesenteric arterial intervention

Accrediting/Approval Body: Accreditation Council for  Continuing Medical Education

Credit Units: 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Expiration Date: 3/01/2012

Disciplines: Emergency Physicians, Family and General Practitioners, Gastroenterologists, Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Pediatricians, Physicians, Physicians-Public Health Certificate, Physicians– Osteopathic, Surgeons, General Internists, Non-Practicing Physicians