Introduction

Activity summary

Target audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, pharmacists and dentists involved in the care of patients and how to protect themselves and others from being exposed to blood or blood-containing materials.

Educational objectives

Participants in this program will be able to:

Content planners/faculty

Types of CE credits available and eligibility requirements for each credit type

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Defense Health Agency Patient Safety Program. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Jointly accredited

Physician continuing medical education

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacist continuing education

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

Universal Activity Number – JA4008162-9999-24-194-H01-P

Universal Activity Number – JA4008162-9999-24-194-H01-T

Type of activity – Knowledge

Continuing nursing education - ANCC (RNs, APRNs, NPs)

The maximum number of hours awarded for this continuing nursing education activity is 1.5 contact hours.

Continuing dental education - ADA

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of the credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this activity for 1.5 continuing education credits.

Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider, or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.

Disclosure of financial relationships

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies. All relevant financial relationships are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PIM policy. There are no conflicts of interest. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The faculty, planning staff, and content managers for this activity have nothing to disclose. The PIM planners and staff have nothing to disclose

Method of participation and request for credit

During the accreditation period, participants must read the learning objectives, faculty disclosures and study the entire educational activity.

If you wish to receive acknowledgment for participation of this CME/CE activity, you must complete the following:

For Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians:

If you have questions regarding the certification of this activity, please contact PIM via email at inquiries@pimed.com.

Media

Internet

Disclosure of unlabeled use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.