How ACEs Aware Training Can Support Providers and Patients During COVID-19 (Webinar)

February 24, 2021

The February ACEs Aware webinar discusses the secondary health effects associated with stress caused by COVID-19. Presenters share how ACEs Aware training and resources to treat toxic stress can equip providers with the knowledge and tools they need to effectively incorporate ACE screening into patient care, and to better respond to and support their patients during this time.

Educational Objectives

After completing this webinar, the participant should be better able to:

  • Define Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), toxic stress response, and principles of trauma-informed care.
  • Recognize acute stressors inciting the toxic stress response that affect the physical and mental of patients, including increased rates of ACEs and ACE-Associated Health Conditions.
  • Explain principles of trauma-informed care and evidence-based toxic stress interventions to implement ACE screening and response to address COVID-related secondary health impacts for pediatric and adult patients.
  • Apply the ACEs Aware training and buffering resources to help patients mitigate the effects of the pandemic, including from secondary health impacts.

Faculty:

  • Devika Bhushan, MD, FAAP – Chief Health Officer, Office of the California Surgeon General
  • Eric Ball, MD, FAAPCHOC Primary Care Network
  • Martina J. Jelley, MD, MSPH, FACP – University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine

Resources:

Continuing Medical Education (CME) /Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Information

Method of Participation and Request for Credit

In order to obtain your CME/CE certificate, please follow the steps below at the conclusion of the activity:

  • Go to cmeuniversity.com
  • Login or Create a New Account (will take less than 1 minute)
    1. If you receive a message when creating a new account that “the email you entered is already in use”, please click the Forgot my Username or Password link to have your Username and Password sent to you via email
    2. After logging in, you may be asked to verify/update your information; after doing so, click Save at the bottom of the page
  • Type in 15903 at the top of the page, “Find Post-Test/Evaluation by Course”, and click enter
  • Click on the activity title when it appears
  • Choose the type of credit you desire
  • Complete the online Evaluation*
  • Receive an immediate CME/CE Certificate to download and/or print for your files

*If looking to obtain MOC credits, you must successfully complete the post-test, with a score of 75% or higher, and then complete the online evaluation.

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

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, registered nurses, psychologists, social workers and other healthcare providers engaged in the screening of patients with toxic stress related to Adverse Childhood Experiences.

Launch Date

February 24, 2021

Expiration Date

October 28, 2021

Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, Office of the California Surgeon General, California Department of Health Care Services, and Aurrera Health Group

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, Office of the California Surgeon General, California Department of Health Care Services, and Aurrera Health Group. 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.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hours.

California Board of Registered Nursing

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13485, for 1.0 contact hours.

Continuing Psychologist Education

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.

Credit Designation

This program offers 1.0 continuing education credits for psychologists.

Continuing Physician Assistant Education

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until October 28, 2021. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Continuing Social Work Education

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine maintain responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 Clinical continuing education credits.

ABIM MOC Continuing Education
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) maintenance of certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

ABP MOC Continuing Education

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity and individual assessment of and feedback to the learner, enables the learner to earn up to 1.0 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Fee Information

There is no fee for this educational activity.