Online Library

OHSU's online CME offerings

OHSU Continuing Professional Development maintains a library of originally created online continuing medical education. New topics are being added to the list of activities found below.

The full content of these activities continues to be available at no charge as part of our ongoing pilot program. For some of the activities below, a small fee is charged if you would like to receive CME credit. Each activity concludes with a short survey and we welcome your feedback, including feedback on other topics you would like to see covered in this format.

About this activity

Vitamin supplement pill

This activity will provide some background on the use of alternative medicines, including where they have been helpful to some, and will also take a scientific look at the effectiveness of these medicines on treating disease. It was adapted from an in-person talk, originally delivered by Ali J. Olyaei, PharmD, BCPS, on February 10, 2020, as part of the 2020 Primary Care Review Conference provided by the Division of Continuing Professional Development, OHSU.

Time to complete: approximately 35 minutes.
Credit fee: $15

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lesson you should be able to:

  • Identify populations who may benefit from complementary and alternative medicines.

  • Understand some of the quality and safety concerns surrounding supplements.

  • Apply research on supplements towards the effective treatment of patients.

Target Audience: Family physicians, internists, hospitalists, nursepractitioners, physicians assistants, and other primary care health care providers.

American Medical Association:  Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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About this activity

Two birds "speaking" in a bird bath.

This activity will provide some specific, evidence-informed strategies around communication, with respect to talking to patients about antibiotics and vaccinations. It was adapted from an in-person talk, originally delivered by Theresa Liao M.D., FACP on May 31, 2019, as part of the 2019 Infectious Diseases for the Non-Specialist Conference provided by the Division of Continuing Professional Development, OHSU.

Time to complete: approximately 30 minutes.
Credit fee: $15

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lesson you should be able to:

  • Appreciate the role of effective communication for a variety of clinical outcomes.

  • Utilize specific evidence-informed communication techniques in communicating with patients when antibiotics are not needed.

  • Utilize specific evidence-informed communication techniques in communicating with patients when there is hesitancy about vaccinations.

  • Demonstrate greater awareness of larger societal communications around antibiotics and vaccines.

Target Audience: Family physicians, internists, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, and other primary care health care providers.

American Medical Association:  Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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About this activity

Image of the COVID-19 virus.

This activity addresses some of the basic information about the SARS-CoV-2 virus, including how that name was selected and the genetic make-up of the virus. It was adapted from an in-person talk, originally delivered by Bill Messer, M.D., Ph.D. on March 10, 2020, as part of the OHSU Department of Medicine Grand Rounds. 

Time to complete: approximately 20 minutes.
Credit fee: Free

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lesson you should be able to:

  • Describe the process that led to the naming of SARS-CoV-2.
  • Identify the virus structure for SARS-CoV-2.
  • Explain how viral agents may be used to treat the virus.
  • Describe the pathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2.

Target Audience: Alumni, employees, faculty, general public (all audiences), health professionals, researchers, and students.

American Medical Association:  Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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About this activity

Cartoon image depicting a group meeting of families discussing psychosis.

The activity will largely focus on transitional age youth and emerging adults, and will touch a little bit on what happens when younger teens and tweens develop psychotic symptoms. It was adapted from an in-person talk, originally delivered by Craigan Usher, M.D. on March 9, 2018, as part of the 2018 Pediatric Mental Health Conference provided by the Division of Continuing Professional Development, OHSU.

Time to complete: approximately 1 hour
Credit fee: $25

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lesson you should be able to:

  • Define the term schizophrenia using DSM5 criteria.
  • Identify three risks for developing schizohprenia.
  • Be familiar with one of the first-line agents for treating psychosis in young people.
  • Describe the benefits and limitations of dopamine-blocking agents.

Target Audience: Family physicians, pediatricians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other providers of pediatric and adolescent care.

American Medical Association:  Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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About this activity

Image of a fist being made during a medical screening procedure.

This activity will address the quick, easy to remember, upper and lower extremity neurological exams. It will also cover reflexes, with a focus on strength and sensation. Lastly, it it will provide examples of some quick, easy exams that can be replicated in your clinic. It was adapted from an in-person talk, originally delivered by Nels Carlson M.D. on February 13, 2020, as part of the 2020 Primary Care Review Conference provided by the Division of Continuing Professional Development, OHSU.

Time to complete: approximately 45 minutes.
Credit fee: $20

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lesson you should be able to:

  • Understand how to integrate your anatomy knowledge with the history and/or physical exam to make a diagnosis.  
  • Recognize what physical exam findings would be associated with specific diagnosis.
  • Identify upper and lower extremity nerve and muscle anatomy.
  • Apply anatomy to a clinical situation.

Target Audience: Family physicians, internists, hospitalists, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, and other primary care health care providers.

American Medical Association:  Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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About this activity

Health care provider viewing their smart phone

This activity is designed to provide a primer on a telehealth services and what’s involved with the various aspects of telehealth.

Key points:

  • Telehealth is a rapidly advancing field attempting to correct provider shortages, wage gaps, and increasing burnout rates.
  • There has been increasing data on the use of telehealth.
  • There are a unique set of “webside manners” needed for virtual medicine.
  • As with other aspects of health care, it is important to consider issues of equity when implementing telehealth options.

Time to complete: approximately 45 minutes.
Credit fee: Free

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lesson you should be able to:

  • Describe the spectrum of telehealth modalities including synchronous vs asynchronous care platforms.
  • Define "Webside" manners and employ them to conduct a more effective patient encounter.
  • Identify limitations of digital visits and strategies to mitigate them.
  • Follow current rules and regulations pertinent to the telehealth.
  • Understand the “digital divide” and use an inclusive and critical mindset in the practice of telehealth.

Target Audience: LIPs currently using telehealth as a visit type; researchers using telehealth for research visits; and health professional trainees, including medical students, nursing students, physician-assistants, dental students, residents and fellows.

American Medical Association:  Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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About this activity

Fruits, veggies, grains, and other food spread out on a table.

This activity will address some of the facts and fictions out there about nutrition in general, but with a focus on cardiovascular nutrition, as this field more than any other field in medicine has a lot of opinions based on nutrition, versus facts. Think of this activity as a way to cut through some of the clutter. Evidence based recommendations for cardiovascular risk reduction will also be provided. It was adapted from an in-person talk, originally delivered by Tracy Severson, R.D., L.D. on February 15, 2019, as part of the 2019 Primary Care Review Conference provided by the Division of Continuing Professional Development, OHSU.

Time to complete: approximately 45 minutes.
Credit fee: $20

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lesson you should be able to:

  • Provide evidence-based nutrition recommendations to patients for CV risk reductions.
  • Discuss common nutrition-related misconceptions.

Target Audience: Family physicians, internists, hospitalists, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, and other primary care health care providers.

American Medical Association:  Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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About this activity

Child yelling into a microphone

Children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of disasters and other traumatic events like COVID-19, because they lack the experience, skills, and resources to be able to independently meet their own needs.

This activity will address risk factors for youth, coping strategies, and the role of family and communication in response to this pandemic and similar situations.

Time to complete: approximately 45 minutes.
Credit fee: Free

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lesson you should be able to:

  • Discuss factors associated with increased risk of pediatric adjustment problems after a disaster.

  • Identify factors indicative of need for immediate mental health services following a disaster.

  • Describe person-level and community-area responses to assist pediatric mental health during the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Offer developmentally-sensitive strategies to parents and professionals around COVID-19 discussions with youth.

Target Audience: Department of Pediatrics and School of Medicine faculty, community pediatricians, residents and students.

American Medical Association:  Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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About this activity

Thermometer

The activity will quickly explore ten different cases of fever. The ten different cases were chosen to highlight various take home lessons that you will be able to use in relation to the diagnosis and treatment of patients presenting with fevers. It was adapted from an in-person talk, originally delivered by George Mejicano, M.D., M.S., on May 31, 2019, as part of the 2019 Infectious Diseases for the Non-Specialist Conference provided by the Division of Continuing Professional Development, OHSU.

Time to complete: approximately 30 minutes.
Credit fee: $15

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lesson you should be able to:

  • Understand the most important characteristics of fever in puzzling cases.

  • Appropriately work up patients presenting with fever.

  • Determine infectious and noninfectious causes of fever using various laboratory tests.

Target Audience: Family physicians, internists, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, and other primary care health care providers.

American Medical Association:  Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Other online education

Health disparities are an ongoing issue in the American healthcare system. These health disparities have effects on the health of the individual, health of the society as well as large effects on the economy. These health disparities often occur because there are systematic barriers that make accessing health care more difficult for some groups. This program will look at the social determinants of health and some of the ways that culture can affect health beliefs. In addition, this program introduces the concept of cultural competence as a process to improve patient interactions. The goal of this training is to expose the learner to these ideas and tools in order to prevent health disparities. This course is approved by the Oregon Health Authority’s Office of Equity and Inclusion as an educational training for all healthcare professionals.

Oregon State University College of Pharmacy, as the only publicly funded higher education pharmacy institution in the state, often works at the behest of the state of Oregon .The college is asked to respond to pharmacy education needs driven by the legislature, such as in statues and those driven by the Oregon Health Authority by public health care policy, such as with this course.

American Medical Association:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of OHSU School of Medicine and Oregon State University College of Pharmacy. The OHSU School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medication education for physicians.

This online CME course provides a solid foundation in the core concepts of ultrasound machine opera­tion, needle guidance, and sonoanatomy of the femoral nerve, sciatic nerve, brachial plexus, adductor canal and sonoanatomy of the abdominal wall for TAP blocks. This knowl­edge is coupled with essential strategies on how to use sonographic landmarks to locate and identify target nerves and other key anatomic structures. This course is directed at anesthesiologists, residents, medical students, other physicians and allied health professionals performing or assisting with ultrasound guided regional anesthesia procedures. The CME credits are available for eligible physicians only.

American Medical Association:  Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 22.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation

Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

ACCME CME Finder

ACCME's CME Finder is a web-based search tool designed to help health care professionals find accredited CME activities that meet their needs. Users can search for information about currently available CME activities that have been registered for American Board of Anesthesiology's Maintenance of Certification program (ABA MOCA), American Board of Internal Medicine's Maintenance of Certification program (ABIM MOC), or American Board of Pediatrics Maintenance of Certification program (ABP MOC).

Visit the ACCME's CME Finder