OPENPediatrics, a free and open access medical platform for pediatric clinicians, is pleased to announce that all of our continuing medical education courses now offer Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 2 credit for clinicians. Our continuing education courses range in topic from pediatric palliative care to non-accidental trauma, to pediatric pain and opioid education. Clinicians can receive MOC credit for the American Board of Pediatrics, American Board of Anesthesia and the American Board of Internal Medicine. Along with Maintenance of Certification credit, all of OPENPediatrics' CME courses offer risk management credits in the state of Massachusetts, as proscribed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. OPENPediatrics offers the following continuing medical education courses for clinicians:
- Pediatric Palliative and End of Life Care: The course content covers palliative care delivery by designated palliative care teams, primary palliative care, end of life symptom treatment and orders for life-sustaining therapies.
- Pediatric Pain and Opioid Education: The course content covers acute and chronic pain management of pediatric patients, with an emphasis on safe and effective opioid use. Topics covered include neurobiology of pain; addiction, abuse, and safe opioid prescribing practices; licensing, the law and opioid prescribing; treatment of chronic pain; and safe storage and disposal of medications.
- Non-Accidental Trauma: The course content covers recognition of physical child abuse, abusive head trauma, and the medical documentation of non-accidental trauma.
- Respiratory Care Curriculum: Invasive Mechanical Ventilation: The course content covers the fundamentals of pediatric invasive mechanical ventilation including intubation, ventilator, set up, initiation, management, assessment, and documentation. Additionally, the attendee will complete an online ventilator simulation.
- Advancing Relational Learning Worldwide: Disclosure and Apology: The course content contains video materials from renowned experts in the fields of patient safety and error disclosure, as well as powerful personal stories from patients, families, and providers about their experiences of medical error. This course aims to support clinicians in having these difficult but necessary conversations.
The Pediatric Pain and Opioid Education course has also been approved by the following state medical boards as meeting state pain management requirements:
- Kentucky: This course is KBML (Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure) approved in regards to the HB1 requirements for 3.5 hours. ID#1216-H3.5-BCH1
- South Carolina
- New Mexico
Learners also have the option to take free versions of the above courses through our Guided Learning Pathways page. We also offer additional free courses with topics such as genetics, pediatric cardiac disease, hand hygiene, and more.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics' (ABP), American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) Maintenance of Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP, ABIM and ABA MOC credit.