AHRQ-Sponsored Continuing Education Activities
Quality & Patient Safety
- AHRQ's Making Informed Consent an Informed Choice: Training Modules for Health Care Leaders and Professionals can be taken for free continuing education credit on The Joint Commission's learning management system for hospitals accredited by The Joint Commission: The Joint Commission—Improving the Informed Consent Process in the Hospital Setting. To obtain the modules to run on your own learning management system, email your request to: firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also be interested in Implementation Guide for AHRQ's Making Informed Consent an Informed Choice Training Modules, a companion to the training modules.
- AHRQ Patient Safety Education and Training Catalog—A national resource featuring a variety of classroom, self-study, and Web-based training opportunities. Select "CE or CME Offered" under Additional Filters to show a list of courses offering credit.
- AHRQ PSNet—PSNet features WebM&M Spotlight Cases and Commentaries that are certified for Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Education Units (CME/CEU) and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit through the University of California, Davis (UCD) Health Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME). Each WebM&M Spotlight Case and Commentary is certified for the AMA PRA Category 1™ and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) through the American Board of Internal Medicine by the OCME at UCD, Health. Users earn these credits by successfully completing quizzes based on Spotlight Cases & Commentaries on the site. Please visit PSNet’s Training and Education page for more information or watch a video to learn more about the process.
- AHRQ Health Literacy Modules (Select Professional Education and Training)—Physicians and nurses can earn CE credits while learning about the challenges in caring for patients with low health literacy as well as strategies to improve patient communication and care by taking the AHRQ-developed Health Literacy Knowledge Self-Assessment. OptumHealth Education is issuing continuing education for two activities: (1) An Updated Overview of Health Literacy and (2) Improving Health Literacy by Improving Communication Skills. (Contact email@example.com with questions.) Pediatricians and family physicians can earn credit for recertification (MOC Part 2) as well as CE by taking the Health Literacy Knowledge Self-Assessment through the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians, respectively.
- Patient Self-Management Support: Recertification Project for Clinicians (MOC Part IV & PI-CME)—AHRQ developed this interactive Web-based module to help clinicians (physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners) design and implement a quality improvement plan that solicits patient input to improve patient self-management support for those with chronic health conditions. The module includes several external resources on self-management support to aid clinicians in developing their quality improvement plans. Clinicians, working individually or collaboratively, can achieve board-specific recertification credentialing.
- Health Assessment: Recertification Project for Diversely Trained Clinicians (MOC Part IV & PA-QI)—AHRQ developed an evidence-based practice improvement guide and interactive Web-based modules that help diversified clinicians (physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners) design and implement a quality improvement plan to improve documentation of health assessments. Clinicians, working individually or collaboratively, can achieve board-specific recertification credentialing.