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CME Activities

Aurora Health Care is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Aurora Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) offers a range of educational experiences that are aimed at assisting physicians in maintaining and developing the knowledge and skills needed to deliver high quality, cost effective care, and improve clinical outcomes.

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Online courses

AIDET: A Communication Tool for Physicians
This activity is intended to reach a patient satisfaction score of 65th percentile rank. At the end of this activity, participants will be able to: Translate the impact of poor communication on the patient satisfaction scores and the impact on physicians' practice; State the AIDET acronym terms and definitions; List the evidence-based results of effective communication between caregivers and patients.
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Behavioral Health – Interventions in Primary Care
The purpose of this activity is to increase access to behavioral health interventions in primary care. Such that the right information is accessible to providers at the point of care so he/she can make the best decision for the patient at the time.

  1. Suicide Assessment in the Primary Care Setting
  2. Depression in Primary Care – Identification and Treatment
  3. Antidepressant Therapy in the Primary Care Setting
  4. Biological Depression in Primary Care

Disclosure: Communicating with Patients about Unanticipated Outcomes
The intent of this activity is to improve the participants competence in communicating with patients after an unanticipated or adverse outcome has occurred. Physicians are not routinely trained in communication skills, especially after an adverse event. Studies have shown that patients want clear, effective communication after unanticipated outcomes, and this improves the patient/provider relationship, as well as trust. All practitioners who practice at AHC facilities will benefit from this course. At the completion of this program, the participant will be able to: Define the terminology used for communication and disclosure; Understand why communication and disclosure are issues today; Describe barriers to open communication and disclosure of adverse outcomes; Learn the 'nuts and bolts' of disclosing an unanticipated outcome; Introduce resources for caregiver support after an adverse event.
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ICD10 Modules - Register and take the course

Medical Genomics: The Application of Genomic Medicine to Aurora Patients Core Competencies - Part 1
This activity is to prepare Aurora caregivers to access and integrate genetic and genomic medicine and technologies into daily practice and to evaluate patient outcomes based on the application of genomic medicine. The purpose of the material is to realize Aurora's stated mission to achieve new knowledge through medical research and to translate and implement emerging findings and best practice guidelines in order to improve patient care by delivering a comprehensive future-focused course on genomics. Upon completion of this program, the participant will be able to: Identify valid resources for up to date information on genomics; Describe three differences between a human and virus genome; List four characteristics of the following and describe one impact on disease: gene, regulatory unit, copy number variant.
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Medical Genomics: The Application of Genomic Medicine to Aurora Patients Core Competencies - Part 2
This activity is to prepare Aurora caregivers to access and integrate genetic and genomic medicine and technologies into daily practice and to evaluate patient outcomes based on the application of genomic medicine. The purpose of the material is to realize Aurora's stated mission to achieve new knowledge through medical research and to translate and implement emerging findings and best practice guidelines in order to improve patient care by delivering a comprehensive future-focused course on genomics. Upon completion of this program, the participant will be able to: Describe an example of genomic testing; Develop and implement genomic technologies into practice; Identify resources to assist patients seeking genomic information and/or services; Describe the ethical, social, and legal considerations related to genomic medicine.
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Moderate Sedation for Physicians & LIP's
This activity is intended to provide the education and information necessary for non-anesthesiologists to perform minimal or moderate sedation. The provider of minimal or moderate sedation should have the knowledge of the medications used, patient assessment and examinations, methods of caring for monitoring the patient throughout the procedure, identifying and treating potential complications. This program outlines how the participant can apply this knowledge to adequately and safely perform moderate sedation. Please register for the appropriate course.

Please note, there are two versions of the course. Please make sure you register for the correct course. Item 1 offers CME credit and is a one-time course. If you have taken the course in the past, select 2.

  1. Moderate Sedation for Physicians & LIP's - First Time Participant
  2. Moderate Sedation for Physicians & LIP's - Recertification

Professional Ethics and e-Health and Therapy Boundaries: Where, When, and How Do We Cross the Electronic Lines?

Speaker: Elizabeth A. Buchanan, PhD, Endowed Chair, Director, Center for Applied Ethics, University of Wisconsin-Stout. At the end of this activity, participants will be able to: Describe major ethical frameworks that are used in decision making; Review the concepts of professional ethics in the fields of psychology, psychiatry, counseling, and related health professions; Review new forms of Internet-based research, social media, including uses of mobile technologies, for research and practice; Discuss ethical and regulatory issues in emergent forms of e-research, e-therapy, and practice; Explore aspects of risk, privacy, security, and confidentiality with e-records and the handling of e-therapies; Engage in case studies and hands-on exercises around a range of ethical, regulatory, and legal issues facing the mental health professions.

Please follow the instructions below:

  • Enter your contact information when prompted
  • Take the pretest when prompted
  • Watch the presentation
  • Upon completion, take the post-test when prompted (You must let the program run out on its own. There will be a brief delay and then orange lettering will appear on the screen prompting you to take the post-test)
  • Upon completion of the post-test with a passing score, the CPD office will be notified automatically and CME certificates will be emailed to learners

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Radiation Safety for Licensed Practitioners Using Fluoroscopic X-Ray Equipment
The description should be: This activity is to inform the participant of state regulations and provide initial physics, radiation safety, radiobiology, and regulatory information to physicians using fluoroscopic x-ray equipment, as required by Wisconsin regulation DHS 157.76(11)(a). The target audience for this activity is non-radiologist physicians and providers who perform fluoroscopic image.
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Safe Opiate Prescribing - Register and take the course

Other educational opportunities

Online CME: AFib, Interventional Cardiology, Lipids Management with Hopkins MDs