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Medical Education and Training December 21, 2022

Top 10 Education in 2022

Pain management. Patient safety. Hypertension control. The most popular activities on the AMA Ed Hub in 2022 covered these and other trending topics. Find out what educational modules your colleagues and fellow learners completed to meet their lifelong learning, licensure and certification needs this year. Perhaps you’ll find them relevant to your own practice, interests or state CME requirements.

Images from 10 most popular Ed Hub CME courses in 2022, including medical students, doctors in scrubs, and a microscopic view of a gonorrhea sample

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  1. BP Measurement Essentials: Student Edition

    In the U.S., more than 116 million adults have hypertension, a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke. Medical providers must know how to accurately measure blood pressure (BP), as you may be responsible for measuring it yourself, training others to measure BP or making diagnosis and treatment decisions based on BP readings.

  2. What Are Social Determinants of Health?

    Access to medical services is critical to maintaining health and well-being, but a person’s overall health is largely driven by social, economic, environmental and structural factors. Understanding these social determinants of health will help you improve outcomes during clinical encounters.

  3. Using Opioids Safely: Practical Guidance for Pain Management

    Efforts to regulate opioid use in response to the opioid epidemic include limits on daily opioid dosage and prior authorization protocols, among others. In some instances, policies may conflict with state laws, which can be a source of confusion for patients and physicians.

  4. Diagnosis and Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections

    Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. had a sexually transmitted infection in 2018. This podcast from JN Learning™ explores recommendations for diagnosing and treating sexually transmitted infections including gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, Mycoplasma genitalium and trichomoniasis.

  5. A Patient with Jaundice and Malaise

    A 58-year-old woman with a history of intravenous heroin use and chronic inactive hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection presented to the emergency department with sudden onset of painless jaundice and malaise. Test your clinical acumen in this Clinical Challenge from the JAMA Network.

  6. Using Non-Opioid Medication: Practical Guidance for Pain Management

    Acetaminophen, NSAIDs, SNRIs, tricyclic antidepressants and topical agents are among the non-opioid options for helping patients deal with acute and chronic pain. This module covers their clinical usefulness and adverse effects.

  7. Understanding and Improving Population Health

    The U.S. spends the highest percentage of GDP on health care, but it lags behind other countries of similar income on key outcome measures such as life expectancy and the prevalence of chronic disease.

  8. Joint Pain in a Woman Wearing a Face Mask

    In this Clinical Challenge, a 63-year-old woman with osteoarthritis and obstructive sleep apnea treated with nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) presented with several months of worsening pain in her hands, wrists and feet. What’s the diagnosis?

  9. Recognizing a Physician’s Role in Patient Safety

    According to the Insitute of Medicine report, “To Err is Human: Buidling a Safer Health System,” medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Understanding how to deliver safe care is one of the greatest challenges in health care.

  10. Office Evaluation and Management (E/M) CPT Code Revisions

    Revisions to the CPT E/M office visit guidelines and code descriptors were designed to decrease administrative burden, decrease the need for audits, cut down on unnecessary documentation and ensure payment for E/M is resource based.

These activities represent a small sampling of the many opportunities for health professionals to earn CME, CEU and MOC credits on the AMA Ed Hub. Activities cover a wide range of clinical, practice transformation and professionalism topics and vary in format so learners can listen, watch, read or interact in ways that best suit their needs.

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