Kim Denny– Assistant Director, IUSM CME, Indianapolis, Indiana
Rokeena Williams– Program Manager, IU School Of Medicine, Division of Continuing Medical Education, Indianapolis, Indiana
Health Care Problem
Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other interprofessional healthcare team providers are missing opportunities to recommend and vaccinate adolescents with HPV vaccine. Based on needs assessment data source of public health statistics, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends that all boys and girls receive the HPV at age 11 or 12 when the immune response to the vaccine is optimal. This activity provides compelling stories of several individuals fighting cervical cancer. Expert physicians from around the world provide the scientific and medical background related to the disease process and prevention provided by the HPV vaccine. Indiana University School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education and The Indiana Immunization Coalition developed an HPV Provider Resource Tool. The tool kit provides best practices information related to the scope of the problem (low HPV vaccination rates), the burden of disease associated with the HPV virus, the importance of recommending the vaccine alongside the other adolescent vaccines, strategies for discussing HPV and the vaccine with patients, and resources that providers can use to educate parents about HPV and the vaccine. Expected outcomes are that learners will explain the link between the HPV virus and cancers in males and females, and explain the physical and emotional toll that cervical cancer has on victims and families.
To close gap of healthcare providers not providing a strong recommendation for the HPV vaccine in the same way that they do for the other adolescent vaccines, documentary film viewing was leveraged to disseminate access to patient voices. Feedback mechanisms of self-assessment questions were utilized to measure changes in knowledge and competence.
As a result of this CME project, 61.53% of CME respondents expect to improve their Knowledge, Competence, Performance, as well as Patient Outcomes. Other ways learners cite they will change clinical practice to positively impacting patient outcomes:
• Improve the patient and their families' amount of education on the HPV disease and the vaccine.
• Display toolkit poster in clinic setting and give information to parents and staff to make them more aware of HPV
• Better education of patients coming in for vaccines. Also sharing information with other staff.
Kim is an experienced CME professional with years of experience in the implementation of learning activities in compliance with ACCME Criteria. Expertise in RSS, PI CME, and LFT. Kim brings graduate level expertise in assessment of educational needs, identification of professional practice gaps, development of measurable learning objectives, and facilitation of evaluation processes. Kim earned a MS in Education degree from IU in 2013. Kim stays active in CME and CPD as a member of SACME.
IU School Of Medicine, Division of Continuing Medical Education
Rokeena Williams has a combined passion and dedication for meeting planning and continuing adult education. As a Program Manager, Rokeena serves as the primary operational manager for the CMEs activities and its related business activities. She works closely with the leadership staff and team in Division of CME and oversees a portfolio of accredited and non-accredited continuing medical education (CME) programs and projects.