Regardless of your specialty, medicine and its practice are dynamic. Search for continuing medical education (CME) courses and events to enhance your patient care, support your professional goals and learn the latest developments in areas such as clinical research and practice improvement.
The AMA offers courses on many different topics and in varying formats to best serve the medical community. Advance your clinical knowledge or improve your practice through online CME, live activities and performance improvement (PI) CME activities. Many CME courses are free or offered at a discount for AMA members and some are free for nonmembers.
CME courses include those offered by The JAMA Network® so you can discover the insights that matter most in clinical research and practice, and AMA STEPS Forward™ practice improvement strategies so you can transform your practice to achieve better patient experiences, better population health and lower overall costs with improved professional satisfaction.
The following are just a few of the CME courses and events available for continuing medical education credit:
Performing the Wrong Procedure
An improper time-out procedure was identified as an individual (not systems) failure. Physicians and nurses are individually accountable for performing time-out procedures that include comparing the consent document with the written order. In this case, neither the physician nor the nurse looked at the order. A second individual failure was not following the informed consent policy, which held the physician responsible for its proper execution. In this case, the anesthesiologist did not call the attending physician who ordered the line placement or the patient's power of attorney to obtain consent.
Practice Transformation Series: Forming a Patient and Family Advisory Council
Increasing administrative responsibilities—due to regulatory pressures and evolving payment and care delivery models—reduce the amount of time physicians spend delivering direct care to patients. Understanding the perspective of patient and caregivers is key for achieving desired results. When patients and families are engaged in practice improvement decisions, practices are able to ensure that community perspectives and needs are represented in business operations.