AHRQ-Sponsored Continuing Education Activities
AHRQ provides free continuing education events in the areas of comparative effectiveness, quality and patient safety, and prevention/care management as well as through our annual conferences. These continuing education opportunities are described here.
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: email@example.com. 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 "Continuing Education" in the Content Area drop-down menu and the "Includes Certification" checkbox to show a list of courses offering credit.
- AHRQ PSNet—Web site features expert analysis of medical errors reported anonymously by our readers.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.