ExpiresDecember 1, 2024
CME Provider: American Medical Association
Description of CME Course
In the United States, more than 38,000 persons die from firearm-related injuries each year. Screening and counseling to increase safety is performed by a minority of physicians despite the clinically accepted need. This module explores common barriers to communicating with patients about firearm safety.
1. This activity is hosted on the AMA Ed Hub.
2. This activity is free to AMA members.
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ABMS Lifelong Learning CME Activity
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NOTE: If a Member Board has not deemed this activity for MOC approval as an accredited CME activity, this activity may count toward an ABMS Member Board’s general CME requirement. Please refer directly to your Member Board’s MOC Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Program Requirements.
At the end of this activity, you will be able to:
1. Describe the epidemiology of firearm morbidity and mortality in the U.S.;
2. Recognize common risk factors that elevate the potential for firearm injury;
3. Identify barriers to communicating with patients about firearm safety;
4. Determine practical approaches to prepare for firearm safety counseling;
5. Effectively communicate how to reduce the risk of firearm injury and death.
Child Injury Prevention, Firearms, Pediatrics, Violence
Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Professionalism
CME Credit Type
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit