Continuing Medical Education

The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds Participation (one category 1 credit-hr/one-hr lecture): Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Upon completion of Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds participation, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize new diagnostic and treatment modalities
  • Gain familiarity and knowledge from the information offered on women's health care
  • Describe methods of primary care for selected disease

CME Quality Improvement on the Labor & Delivery Floor: Taking Teams of Experts to Expert Teams, March 17 & 18, 2018  (maximum of 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM). Click here to view the brochure.

Who Should Attend: This meeting is intended for specialists working on any labor and delivery floor, including anesthesiologists, obstetricians, nurse anesthetists, residents and fellows in the Pacific Northwest. Pediatricians, neonatologists, perinatologists, obstetricians, general practitioners, delivery room nurses, nurse midwives, and clinical pharmacologists may also find educational benefit. 

Course Discription: The 2nd University of Washington Obstetric Anesthesia Conference will be a joint venture with the Obstetric Department and the Anesthesiology Department. The conference will provide anesthesiologists, OB/GYNs, nurse anesthetists, residents, and fellows of both specialties with 1.5 days of CME-accredited learning. Presentations from faculty experts will be combined with hands-on workshops using state-of-the-art simulations.The first day focuses on treatment bundles from an OB and Anesthesiologist perspective. Topics are presented as lectures, debates, and problem based discussions. Each presentation will allow ample time for interaction with the audience.The second day will access the new University of Washington’s School of Nursing state-of-the-art high fidelity simulation center. Workshops focusing on the three treatment bundles and team communication will take place in this impressive facility.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to:

  • Establish the hemorrhage, hypertension and venous thromboembolis treatment bundles, using a multidisciplinary team approach
  • Implement team huddles in their respective work environment to improve patient care and safety
  • Develop competency with local guidelines on complications associated with highest maternal morbidity and mortality

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CME WOMEN’S HEALTHCARE UPDATE, March 22 & 23, 2018  (maximum of 16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM). Click here to view the brochure.

Target Audience: Women's Healthcare Update is intended to address the target audiences of academic and community based primary care providers who care for women, including allied healthcare professionals, internists, family practitioners, ob/gyns, residents, and fellows. 

Course Discription: This conference is an annual update for health care providers on current topics relevant to women’s health. The topics are selected from suggestions from previous course attendees, areas with substantial change, and controversial subjects where medical opinions may differ. The purpose is to provide a clinical update for providers who care for women in an outpatient setting. The format is a series of short lectures followed by question and answer sessions.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to:

  • Apply recommendations regarding screening for cervical cancer and colon cancer
  • Identify women at risk for hereditary cancer syndromes
  • Review principles of psychiatric medication use in pregnancy
  • Provide management of common mental health medications and associated side effects
  • Understand treatment options for women with overactive bladder
  • Assist patients in reproductive life planning, including counseling regarding oocyte cryopreservation
  • Identify women for hepatitis C screening, counsel women to minimize risk of perinatal Zika transmission, and provide new HIV prevention options
  • Apply NAMS 2017 treatment guidelines for menopause
  • Evaluate pain complaints and provide non-narcotic pain relief modalities

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