- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.
This is a department-wide conference, with individual topics and speakers chosen by representatives on the planning committee from various subspecialty divisions as well as general internal medicine. The specific topics are chosen by the representatives of each division, who are in this role because of their interest and expertise in education. We have surveyed the literature to identify major national practice gaps in general internists’ practices. The specific topics are identified throughout the year rather than all before the start of the year—this further allows them to be responsive to new or changing data or recommendations that come out during the year.
ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
Allied Health Care Professionals
Describe clinical prediction rules and decision aids and identify the criteria used to determine whether they have been soundly developed.
Describe the development and clinical application of the two most commonly used prediction rules for prognosis for Community-acquired pneumonia – the Pneumonia Severity Index (PSI) and CURB-65.
Use available medical evidence to identify which of these severity stratification tools is most appropriate to use as a decision aid to guide the initial site of treatment for patients with community-acquired pneumonia
Michael Fine, MD, MSc
Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Director, Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
Activity Director: Michael Frank, MD
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