Session date: 
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Zablocki VA Medical Center
5000 W National Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53295
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

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Program Description: 

The Zablocki VAMC Grand Rounds focuses on medical and healthcare issues that are prevalent or particularly relevant to veterans.  From that universe of topics, we encourage case-based presentations that provide updates on areas where medical care, education or research are changing/evolving; or where outcomes indicate opportunities for improvement.  In the coming year, we will have planned/proposed presentations on Decision making capacity [Large numbers of inpatients with dementia who require high levels of care/observation [e.g. continuous protective observation], and are difficult to place in other levels or care], Tobacco use cessation [National VA mandate to change our inpatient Joint Commission ORYX measures - poor performance on required inptatient tobacco cessation efforts documentation], Vitamin D testing an treatment [lab, pharmacy, and geriatrics leaders feel that providers are over testing and over treating vitamin D disorders], Single patient multi-use vials [New patient safety/infection control requirement that multi-use drug vials only be used on single patient requires staff education], Military sexual trauma [High prevalence in female veterans, and recent changes in local programs and personnel], Hepatitis C [High prevalence in veterans, and multiple new/emerging high cost therapies], Discharge planning [Press-Ganey data indicate patient dissatisfaction with current processes], Simulation education [Review educational rationale and outcomes; new simulation center in the faciity], and Hyperlipidemia Treatment [Updated guidelines on dyslipidemia treatment.

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(s) ™.  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.

Target audience: 
  • Physicians
  • Allied Health Professionals
Learning objectives: 

1. Review statistics on Veteran suicide rates and the unique factors that contribute to Veterans' higher risk levels.

2. Identify the salient areas to assess to determine a patient's current suicide risk level..

3. Learn to effectively implement brief interventions to help patients manage ongoing suicide risk; including safety plans, means restriction, and hope boxes.

Faculty & credentials: 
Activity Director
Jerome Van Ruiswyk, MD, FACP, FACHE
Professor of Medicine, General Internal Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin

Planning Committee Members: Jerome Van Ruiswyk, MD., FACP, FACHE, Associate Chief of Staff for Education; Annette Severson, EdD, RN,  Associate Chief Nurse for Education and Research; Heather Smith, Ph.D, Psychology; Angie Paniagua, PharmD, CGP, Clinical Coordinator for Pharmacy Program; Jill Schneidermeyer, MSW, Social Work Executive; and Coordinator: Karen Hartzell, Mngt. Assistant to the Associate Chief of Staff for Education.

Gregory J. Simons Jr., Ph.D. Suicide Prevention Psychologist
LGBT Veteran Care Coordinator, Zablocki VA Medical Center

All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose.


CME Coordinator Contact Information

Karen Hartzell
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 384-2000