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Medicine 2022 | CME, Evaluation, & Certificate of Completion

How to Obtain Certificate of Completion

To obtain your certficate of completion, simply fill out your online evaluation. After clicking "Submit" at the end of your evaluation, you will be redirected to a PDF of the certificate. You can then print out the certificate and fill in your information for your own records.

Accreditation Statement

CME Category 1: 7.0 Total

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements of the Washington State Medical Association through the joint providership of Providence Health Care and the Spokane County Medical Society. Providence Health Care is accredited by the WSMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Providence Health Care designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for up to 7 hours of Category 1 CME credit to satisfy the re-licensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

Meeting Objectives

At the conclusion of this program participants will be able to:

  • Identify recent trends in STDs/STIs.
  • Describe the clinical presentation of common STDs/STIs.
  • Review key changes and highlight updated recommendations from the CDC’s 2021 STI Treatment Guidelines.
  • Describe the advantages of continuous glucose monitoring in patients with diabetes.
  • Define the targets for time in range for patients with diabetes and elderly patients with diabetes.
  • Know updates in indications and benefits of SGLT2 inhibitors,
  • Know updates in management cardiovascular disease including atrial fibrillation, hypertension, and statin use.
  • Know updates in management and tapering of long-term opiates.
  • Know updates in guidelines for Asthma, NASH/NAFLD and Diverticulitis.
  • Become familiar with the most common foot and ankle complaints.
  • How to treat the most common foot and ankle complaints.
  • Understand the global and local burden of non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFLD).
  • Be able to differentiate benign fatty liver from NASH (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis) and understand this distinction.
  • To appreciate the presentation and overlap with alcohol related fatty liver disease.
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of healthcare team members and work collaboratively to develop a patient care plan for a person with pain who takes opioids.
  • Utilize best-practice non-stigmatizing communication to enhance care outcomes for patients who take or potentially misuse opioids and other substances.
  • Discuss risks, benefits, treatment options and patient/team perceptions of tapering opioid therapy in the context of opioid therapy for chronic pain.
  • To share updated information regarding labs that are within normal reference range on most electronic medical records but are actually abnormal and may be concerning.
  • Understand the evidence behind the new USPSTF recommendations for low dose aspirin use for primary prevention in CVD.
  • Understand how to apply the new recommendations to clinical practice.