Welcome to the fourth 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 we have in the works for 2014, including a program that impacts the entire organization, as well as staff changes in our office.
We hope you enjoy our news and updates.
Sincerely, The Professional Education Team
Medication Reconciliation Program Impacts Entire Organization
Improving the accuracy of medication lists for medical staff, referring physicians and patients to enhance patient safety is the main objective of a program implemented by the Quality Improvement Committee and the Office of Professional Education at National Jewish Health through an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Read more
IPF Dinners in Four US Cities This Year
Due to the overwhelming response to the National Jewish Health educational program entitled “Best Practices in Caring for Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis” in the Rocky Mountain Region in 2013, three additional cities across the US are hosting this event in 2014. “We are excited to work with community doctors to improve the care for those suffering from IPF utilizing contemporary guidelines,” said Josh Solomon, MD, of National Jewish Health who serves as one of the speakers.Read more
CME Committee is Fundamental to Educational Mission
The Office of Professional Education would like to thank those who serve on the National Jewish Health CME Committee to review all CME content for fair, balanced, scientific and medical accuracy and rigor. Led by Harold Nelson, MD, the committee is comprised of National Jewish Health physicians Ronina A. Covar, MD; Elaine M.K. Schwartz, MD; Michael D. Schwartz, MD; and Richard W. Weber, MD. Read more
Pulmonary and Allergy Update Still Strong in 36th Year
The Pulmonary and Allergy Update at Keystone remains the popular go-to meeting for practical, useful information for clinicians. Read more
Office of Professional Education New and Promoted Staff
The Office of Professional Education welcomes Lisa Marlin and Kelli Windlan to the team, and congratulates Meg Burke Dingae on her promotion and Alicia Myers on her title change. Read more
Current Educational Activities
Our educational activities often provide certified credit for Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Respiratory Therapists and Physicians.