Activity Information and Completion Requirements

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TITLE:  Caring at the End of Life
CME Credit: 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™          CE credit: 1.25    
CE# : 00192-EDII-977
Activity EM Approval Date: 1/1/2020
CE Review / Reapproval Date: 12/1/2020        CE Expiration Date: 12/31/2021
Presented by:  Lucas McElwain, MD Dr. McElwain joined NMMC in July 2015 as a Geriatrician/Hospice Care Physician. He is board certified in Geriatrics. Dr. McElwain is a member of the American Geriatrics Society and the American Medical Directors Association. Dr. McElwain has received many awards to include: AMDA Foundation Futures program and scholarship awardee, Southeast Center of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine summit awardee, W Forrest Hutchison Memorial Scholarship (elected by medical school peers for service to medically underserved community). He has a passion for hospice care and is very comfortable presenting at local, regional and national conferences.

Wanda Stroupe, DNP, FNP-BC  Dr. Stroupe is owner of and provider at Family Care Clinic of Ripley. She graduated with her DNP from Mississippi University for Women in 2013. Dr. Stroupe is a member of the Mississippi Nursing Association and the American Nurse Practitioner Association.  Dr. Stroupe previously worked as Clinical Coordinator for Oncology and Home Health.

Billy Walton, DO Dr. Walton is a graduate of West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and did his residency at University of Mississippi Medical Center.  Dr. Walton has been with North Mississippi Health Services since 1992.
Target Audience:
This activity is intended for internal medicine, family medicine and primary care physicians and advance practice clinicians.

Learner outcome(s):

Self-report knowledge gain and strategies to deal with challenges involved in assisting patients with end of life goals/decisions, communication of prognosis and cultural differences.

Medium / combination of media used:

This activity consists of an educational component (slides, audio lecture) in an electronic format, followed by an online post-test and participant self-reflection / declaration of learning.  Estimated time to complete this activity, including review of materials is seventy-five minutes.

Required method of participation in the learning process: 

1.    Review activity information and completion requirements.
2.    View video. Estimated time = 60 minutes
3.    View support materials if applicable.  Estimated time = 00 mins
4.    Complete evaluation and learner assessment tool.  Estimated time = 15 mins          Total time for completion:  75 mins/1.25 hour(s)     
Faculty Disclosure:  Dr. Lucas McElwain, Dr. Wanda Stroupe, and Dr. Billy Walton have indicated that there are no disclosures to be made regarding this presentation. Each member of the planning committee for this activity has indicated they have no actual or potential conflicts of interest to disclose. No one else in a position to control content has any financial relationship(s) to disclose.

Commercial Support: This activity is fully funded by the NMMC CME Program and is not supported by any commercial support monies.

Continuing Medical Education Credit (Physician):
North Mississippi Medical Center is accredited by the Mississippi State Medical Association to provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians. 
NMMC designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education Credit (APC):
NMMC is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Mississippi Nurses Foundation, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  This activity has been approved for 1.25 contact hour.   CE# 00192-EDII-977 (60 minutes = 1.0 contact hour)