Welcome to the fifth edition of Professional Education Matters. The Office of Professional Education at National Jewish Health has designed this newsletter to keep you up to date on projects and initiatives, successful collaborations, and educational activities.
Here is an overview of some of our more recent projects and what our team is sharing with health care providers and industry professionals around the country about our work here. This issue also gives updates on several ongoing quality improvement programs that impact our entire organization.
We hope you enjoy our news and updates.
Sincerely, The Professional Education Team
Staff Chosen To Present At CME-Focused Conferences
Two Professional Education team members presented at three national conferences in May. Sarah Meadows, MS, CCMEP, Manager, Accreditation and Programs, presented a poster at the spring meeting of the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME), in Cincinnati, OH. Meg Dingae, MSHA, CCMEP, Manager, Educational Grants and Collaboration, spoke at the West Coast Medical Education and Research Grants Breakthrough Summit in San Francisco, CA, and then two weeks later, at The Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions Industry Summit in New Brunswick, NJ. Read more
Patients Are Safer When Medications Are Checked
Keeping patients safe by keeping a current list of all the medicines they are taking is the main goal of a project at National Jewish Health. “Medication regimens can be complicated, and change frequently,” said Elizabeth Kern, MD, MS, who with Gary Cott, MD, serves as lead faculty on the Medication Reconciliation Project. Read more
Lung Cancer Care Is Focus Of Quality Improvement / Performance Improvement Initiative
The overall goal of this initiative is to improve the quality of care for patients visiting National Jewish Health’s Lung Cancer Center and to extend the best practices from this effort to those who treat lung cancer throughout the United States via high impact enduring materials. The program is titled “To Measure is to Know: Making the Most of the Latest Evidence and Electronic Data Systems to Enhance the Quality and Patient-Centeredness of Lung Cancer Care.” Read more
Still a Big Draw: What Is the Denver TB Course?
A rendition of one of the longest running television game shows played out at one of the longest running tuberculosis (TB) education courses. Jeopardy – sans Alex Trebek – closed the Wednesday and Friday sessions of the 51st Annual Denver TB Course at National Jewish Health in early April. Attendees assumed the roles of both audience and contestants as National Jewish Health faculty Charles Daley, MD, and Shannon Kasperbauer, MD, facilitated the game via PowerPoint that consisted of questions relating to TB. Read more
Current Educational Activities Include Smoking Cessation
This spring, the Office of Professional Education launched a free online CME/CE course: Beyond the 5 A’s: What You Can Do for Smoking Cessation in Your Practice. To date, 95% of those who have completed the course said they plan to make changes in their practices from what they learned about smoking cessation interventions with patients. Read more