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The Physician's Role in Promoting Firearm Safety

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the epidemiology of firearm morbidity and mortality in the US
2. Recognize common risk factors that increase the potential for firearm injury
3. Identify barriers to communicating with patients about firearms and their risks
4. Determine practical approaches to prepare for counseling patients about firearms
5. Effectively communicate how to reduce the risk of firearm injury and death
0.75 Credit CME

In the United States, more than 38,000 persons die from firearm-related injuries each year. Screening and counseling to increase safety is performed by a minority of physicians despite the clinically accepted need. This module explores common barriers to communicating with patients about firearm safety.

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Activity Information

CME Disclosure Statement: Unless noted, all individuals in control of content reported no relevant financial relationships.

If applicable, all relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Credit Renewal Date: December 1, 2021, November 17, 2022, May 16, 2023, August 30, 2023

Accreditation Statement: The AMA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement: The AMA designates this Enduring Material activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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