Did You Know? AHRQ Offers Wide Range of Free Continuing Education on Improving Patient-Centered Care
As a part of its activities to produce research and evidence, along with tools and training materials, that help health care providers use current evidence in practice, AHRQ offers free Web-based continuing education for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and others. Eligible professionals can read articles and view on-demand webinars that highlight evidence-based practices for improving the quality and safety of patient care. The continuing education/continuing medical education activities highlight evidence-based approaches to treating conditions commonly seen in ambulatory care as well as tools and approaches to improving inpatient safety. Access a full list of topics.
AHRQ-Sponsored Continuing Education Activities
Patient Centered Outcomes Research
- Educating the Educators: The SHARE Approach Workshop —CE Credit Available.
- Effective Health Care Program Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Education (CME/CE) Activities—If you completed an AHRQ CE activity through PRIME Education at ce.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov and need to re-print a certificate, please visit primeinc.org .
- Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) CME/CE Activities
Quality & Patient Safety
- 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.
- TeamSTEPPS® 2.0—Eligible for CME or Continuing Education Units (CEU) if health care professionals attend a 2 1/2-day training session at one of the National Implementation of TeamSTEPPS® training centers.
- TeamSTEPPS® 2.0 Online Master Trainer Course—This online training enables participants to receive a TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer certificate; continuing education is available for a variety of professions, including nurses, nurse practitioners, and physicians.
- AHRQ Web M&M (Morbidity and Mortality Rounds on the Web)—Web site features expert analysis of medical errors reported anonymously by our readers.
- Improving Patient Safety in Long Term Care Facilities: CE for RNs, Case Managers, and Staff Educators—This series of 4 webinars provides guidance on implementing AHRQ's Patient Safety training in long term care facilities.
- AHRQ Health Literacy Modules—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 email@example.com 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.
AHRQ Annual Conferences
- AHRQ Annual Conferences—Conference materials from the AHRQ Annual Conferences, including slide presentations and videos of plenary sessions (when available).
Page last reviewed July 2016