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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), contaminated foods sicken an estimated 48 million Americans annually, leading to 128,000 hospitalizations, and roughly 3,000 deaths. The AMA and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are collaborating on the mutual goal of developing and disseminating two web-based CME modules (enduring material) for the physician audience to assist them in addressing foodborne illnesses. The first video module is titled, “What Physicians Need to Know About Foodborne Illness: Suspect, Identify, Treat, and Report” and the title for the second video module is: “Talking to Patients About Food Safety.” The primary audience for the video is primary care and emergency medicine physicians who are likely to see the index case of a potential food-related disease outbreak. These modules remind physicians of their important role in recognizing symptoms and reporting cases of foodborne illness to public health authorities for further investigation.
Physicians can help guide patients in protecting themselves from foodborne illness. This video demonstrates tips for proper handling and serving food. Learn how to talk to patients about food safety as it relates to foodborne illness.
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Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to:
1 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;
1 Self-Assessment points in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s (ABOHNS) Continuing Certification program;
1 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program; and
1 Lifelong Learning points in the American Board of Pathology’s (ABPath) Continuing Certification program;
It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting MOC credit.
Target Audience: This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of primary care and emergency medicine physicians.
Statement of Competency: This activity is designed to address the following ABMS/ACGME competencies; patient care, medical knowledge and interpersonal and communication skills.
Amy B. Cadwallader, PhD, Sr. Policy Analyst, AMA - CME Program Committee Advisor
Barry Dickinson, PhD, Director, Science, Medicine & Public Health, AMA
Andrea Garcia, JD, MPH, Sr. Policy Analyst, AMA
Ann M. Taubenheim, PhD, MSN, Chief, Education and Outreach Branch, FDA
Noel Deep, MD - Member, AMA Council on Science and Public Health
Barry Dickinson, PhD - Director, Science, Medicine & Public Health, AMA
Andrea Garcia, JD, MPH - Sr. Policy Analyst, Science Policy, AMA
Kate Kirley, MD, MS - Director, Chronic Disease Prevention, AMA
Ilse Levin, DO, MPH - Former Member, AMA Council on Science and Public Health
S. Bobby Mukkamala, MD - Former Chair, AMA Council on Science and Public Health
Howard Seltzer, BA - Food Safety Education Advisor, FDA
Bruce Smoller, MD – Member, AMA Council on Science and Public Health
Ann Marie Stephenson, DO, MBA – Physician, Capital Digestive Care
Ann Taubenheim, PhD – Chief, Education and Outreach Branch, FDA
Christopher Waldrop, MPH – Public Health Educator, MPH
Disclosure Statement: The content of this activity does not relate to any product of a commercial interest as defined by the ACCME; therefore, there are no relevant financial relationships to disclose for the planners or faculty.
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