Conference Presentation: Destination: Patient Outcomes – Our Journey to Improving Patient Care

Can We Offer Credit for a Series that Starts Tomorrow? YES WE CAN!

Tuesday, January 23
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Mediterranean 1

Physician Credits: 1.0

Nursing CE Credits: 1.0

Pharmacy Credits: 1.0

ACPE UAN: 0809-9999-18-101-L04-P (Knowledge)

Session Description
We've all heard it.  Why does it take so long  to set up an activity for continuing education credits?  How fast can we do it? 

Staff from the CME office at the University of Utah attended an ACCME workshop and heard Dr. Graham McMahon, President and CEO of ACCME, ask "why can't we do this in a day?" and we took that as a dare.  We asked ourselves, "CAN we do this in a day"?

In our CME office, we're focused on making things as easy as possible for our educational partners and ourselves while being as efficient as possible.  This seemed like a challenge that fit into our focus so we decided to find out what would happen if we took it on.

Of course, we wanted to stick to our typical process to be sure that we still met the criteria, provided the value our CME office provides, and not lose anything by rushing.   What would the trade-offs be?   We became so excited to try and set up a CE activity in one day, we took the next step, waited for our first opportunity and jumped on it! 

Come to this stimulating session of case-based learning to find out what happened, to borrow our experiences and discover if this could be possible for you.  

The audience will get a play-by-play reenactment of the action in our office when planning an activity in a shortened time frame.  We will use several activities as cases to which we'll, with our learners input,  apply our streamlined process. Learners will be encourage to share with each other how they may implement some of these ideas into their practice and share back with the group as a whole. 

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Marci Fjelstad

Manager, CME Office
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah

Marci Fjelstad, MPH, MBA is the Manager of the Continuing Medical Education office at University of Utah Health where she oversees the CME program. Previously, Marci ran clinical research programs and studies. Marci is mid-life and mid-career, a GenXer who always wanted to change the world. She's a Wild West woman with built-in Midwestern niceness and a Norwegian silent "j" in her last name. Oh & she loves to hike!


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Trisha Veenema

Assistant Manager/Course Coordinator
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah

Trisha Veenema is currently the assistant manager and course coordinator of the Department of Continuing Medical Education at the University of Utah U Health. Prior to becoming assistant manager and course coordinator, Trisha joined the CME team in September of 2012 as a project coordinator. She has attended as well as presented at two ACEhp annual meetings. In addition to attending two ACEhp conferences, Trisha has participated in the 2017 SACME (Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education) annual meeting.


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