BALTIMORE, MD—MEDNAX, Inc.—one of the largest national medical groups in the country, specializing in neonatal, anesthesia, teleradiology, maternal-fetal, and pediatric physician subspecialty services—and Med-IQ—the nation’s most-respected CME provider—have created a new online educational series, Anesthesia Clinician Education: Updates From the Front Lines.
This 2-part CME-certified series was created to improve clinicians’ knowledge of best practices for the use of local and regional anesthetics in the perioperative setting. Program content was designed to educate anesthesiologists, anesthetists, physician assistants, and perioperative nurses who work in this setting.
“The current healthcare environment makes it increasingly difficult for doctors and hospitals to optimally manage patient care, remain current on the latest procedures, and use the most effective therapies in the safest manner possible. As an accredited provider of continuing medical and nursing education, MEDNAX sees the importance of developing online education to support clinicians. We were glad to have the opportunity to work with Med-IQ’s content development and online learning experts to deliver this exceptional educational experience,” said Katherine Grichnik, MD, Vice President, Quality and Safety at MEDNAX.
Two of the four activities in the series focus on the use of sustained-release liposomal bupivacaine, describing pharmacologic properties and appropriate use, indications and contraindications, and potential future uses in postsurgical analgesia. The other two activities provide a refresher on the use of local anesthetics and regional anesthesia blocks by reviewing the indications, appropriate uses, and safety issues relevant to perioperative nurses and physician assistants who may be administering and monitoring these agents.
Healthcare in the United States is evolving toward a more-focused approach on quality of care and improvement in patient outcomes. As an organization, Med-IQ is dedicated to ensuring that medical education is at the core of this movement by providing accessible CME/CE interventions that are timely, practice-based, effective, and relevant,”
says Catherine Mullaney, MHA, Vice President of Learning Solutions.
“At Med-IQ, we have expanded our service offerings to partner with outside organizations, like MEDNAX, to provide top-quality educational interventions to clinicians across the country.”
The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) accredited MEDNAX with distinction.
MEDNAX, Inc. is a national medical group comprised of the nation’s leading providers of physician services. Physicians and advanced practitioners practicing as part of MEDNAX are reshaping the delivery of care within their specialties and subspecialties, using evidence-based tools, continuous quality initiatives, clinical research and telemedicine to enhance patient outcomes and provide high-quality, cost-effective care. The Company was founded in 1979, and today, through its affiliated professional corporations, MEDNAX provides services through a network of more than 3,200 physicians in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. In addition to its national physician network, MEDNAX provides services to healthcare facilities and physicians in over 40 states through two complementary businesses, consisting of a revenue cycle management company and a consulting services company. Additional information is available at www.mednax.com.
Med-IQ, America’s most respected provider of continuing medical education (CME), inspires healthcare professionals through award-winning activities that deliver sophisticated outcomes-based educational designs with measurable results in professional competence and performance. Med-IQ is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN), and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing medical education to physicians, nurses, and pharmacists, respectively.
As a leader in the CME industry, Med-IQ has delivered 32 performance improvement (PI) and quality improvement (QI) initiatives that focus on continuous, data-driven education and performance reviews. These initiatives have achieved improvement in healthcare professional performance, quality of care, and patient outcomes. Med-IQ’s quality- focused work has been published 30 times in peer-reviewed journal. Med-IQ has been recognized by the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions through The William Campbell Felch Award for Research in CE (2013, 2011), Outstanding CE Enduring Material (2016), Award for Outstanding Educational Collaboration (2016, 2013), Best in Class Outcomes Best Practices (2015, 2014), Leadership Award (2015, 2013), Presidentâ€™s Award (2015, 2012) and the Award for Outstanding CME Outcomes Assessment (2012).
Med-IQ also received the “Best Practice” Designation (2009) from the National Institute for Quality Improvement and Education. To learn more about Med-IQ, visit www.Med-IQ.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and connect with us on LinkedIn.
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