Online Education (CME)

Education Topics

 

Emerging Healthcare Topics

Emerging Topics in Healthcare Forum Recordings
Each recorded forum will begin with a short presentation, with open discussion to follow. In this series, you will hear from experts on a variety of topics.
 

Health Equity


Addressing Racism with Youth of Color in our Daily Interventions
"Racism is about power, and as such, it is about disenfranchising,” says Maria Veronica Svetaz, MD, MPH FAAFP, FSAHM. In this course, explore how racism can impact health as well as what organizations can do to address racism and reaffirm their commitment to justice and equity.​

Health Equity Minnesota- An Overview 
This 2-part enduring activity will review factors that affect healthcare outcomes in Minnesotans and present tools to help our society move towards health equity.

Implicit Bias and Health Equity Learning Series
Implicit biases are the unconscious stereotypes and attitudes that we develop toward certain groups of people, which can unintentionally affect patient relationships and care decisions. In this webinar, participants will examine implicit bias in healthcare settings, understand how it contributes to health disparities, and learn practical strategies for mitigating the effects. 
 

Pain and Opioids 

Best Practices in Prescribing Opioids and Controlled Substances
During the 2019 session, the Minnesota Legislature passed a law that requires individuals with licenses with the authority to prescribe controlled substances to obtain at least two hours of CME on best practices in prescribing opioids and controlled substances. This online, self-assessment activity includes content on best practices in prescribing opioids and controlled substances, as well as non-pharmacological and implantable device alternatives for treatment of pain and ongoing pain management. Read more here.

 

Taking Responsibility: Reversing the Overdose Epidemic in Minnesota-A Physician’s Toolkit

Fatal and non-fatal drug overdoses are an ongoing and worsening national epidemic. CDC data shows 107,000 drug overdose deaths nationally for 2021. In Minnesota, drug overdose deaths spiked 38% in a 12-month period from 2020 to 2021 and non-fatal overdoses increased 18% from 2019 to 2020. As we see the worsening and evolving nature of the overdose epidemic, it has become apparent that prescription opioids are no longer the primary contributor. Drugs such as Illicitly manufactured fentanyl and fentanyl analogs, cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin are the primary drivers of the drug overdose epidemic. The State pf Minnesota is working hard to address the epidemic. This physician toolkit, presented by the Minnesota Medical Association (MMA), the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS) gives Minnesota physicians resources and tools to help prevent overdoses and overdose deaths, identify, and treat substance use and substance use disorder, practice harm reduction, understand safer opioid prescribing and learn about better care for pain. 

Link to toolkit
 

Project ECHO

Project ECHO Recordings

With a grant from the COPIC Medical Foundation, the MMA and the MMA Foundation are hosting a series of noon-time online sessions intended to develop a sustainable and collaborative knowledge-sharing community to improve the transition from pediatric to adult care for youth with medical complexity. Thanks to clinical and technological advances, many children with medical complexity now live into adulthood. Yet they face numerous practical hurdles in moving from pediatric care to adult providers. The project aims to improve the competence and confidence of Minnesota adult primary care clinicians to manage youth with complex conditions, thereby increasing the capacity and number of such clinicians willing to accept new patients.