What are the credentials of the curriculum authors?
The authors of the multiple modules are clinical subject matter experts in their fields, including faculty who are board-certified in Preventive, Family, Lifestyle Medicine and more. They have achieved professional clinical degrees and have substantially contributed to the research and advancement of the Lifestyle Medicine profession.
What does it mean that the curriculum is evidence based?
The curriculum was designed based on a collection of the national guidelines for each content area. For example, the course reviews the work of those who have received the highest scientific achievement by the American Diabetes Association, the Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement. Course scientific evidence comes from journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), American Diabetes Association (ADA) Diabetes Care, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Annals of Internal Medicine, and more. In addition, the recommendations of national professional societies are incorporated, as well as the core peer-reviewed journal articles that contribute to the evidence base in this field.
Who will benefit from this 18-hour course?
This program is designed to provide in-depth education on the use of Lifestyle Medicine for type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance reversal and is applicable to physicians, physician assistants, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, registered dietitians, certified diabetes educators, and others involved in providing coordinated care for patients with type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance. It is intended for those who are familiar with the field of Lifestyle Medicine and would like to learn specific Lifestyle Medicine interventions for those with type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance. The modules cover both basic and more advanced concepts, providing a thorough background to the underlying elements of both academic and clinical Lifestyle Medicine.
What is the format of the content?
The course is composed of 20 lectures within 17 modules and is 18 hours in length. The course is completed online via the ACLM learning management system. Users are able to click through the voice-over module slides at their own pace and complete a corresponding quiz. Interactive scenarios, images, and case studies have been added to enhance the experience.
Is this content accredited for CME?
Yes, this 18-hour course is accredited to provide 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.TM Additionally, this course also provides maintenance of certification (MOC) for the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine (ABLM) and American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) certification.
Will I receive a certificate of completion?
Yes, all participants who complete the full 18-hour course and pass the post-module evaluation will be eligible to receive an online CME/CE certificate of completion.
I'm a registered nurse, registered dietitian, physician assistant, physical therapist, occupational therapist, respiratory therapist, social worker, speech therapist or audiologist; may I receive credit for this content?
Yes! See details below:
In support of patient care, Rush University Medical Center is jointly accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring learning activity for a maximum of 18.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity is being presented without bias and without commercial support.
ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 18.00 contact hours.
Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy (216.000272), occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, social work (159.001203), nutrition, speech-audiology, and psychology by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Rush University designates this live activity for 18.00 Continuing Education credit(s).
Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge-based CPE activity for 18.00 contact hours for pharmacists.
The Commission on Dietetic Registration accepts self-study programs approved through the ACCME.
How recent is the content?
The program was just developed and launched September 2020. The content reflects the recent work in this field. It also describes the foundational studies that showed the evidence base for the treatment and reversal of type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance. Faculty will be updating the content on a regular basis, and enrollees have 1-year access to the program.
Will additional CME content, or updates to this content, be available soon?
Yes, updates to the training program will be made on an ongoing basis.
How long do I have access to the content?
Course purchasers will have access to the online course for one year.
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