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Assessment of Access to Weapons

Activity Type:

  • On Demand


Release Date: 10/1/2017

Expiration Date: 10/1/2020

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Physician: 0.5
  • Participation: 0.5

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Overview

Weapons assessment and personal firearm safety is a topic every healthcare provider should have some knowlege of, especially when treating military patients and their families. This course will equip providers to communicate the risks associated with firearms to patients and help them discuss firearm safety.

Pricing

  • General Member - Free
  • Resident-Fellow Member - Free
  • Medical Student Member - Free
  • Non-Member - $15.00

Learning Objectives

  • Effectively communicate to patients the risks associated with firearms in the home.
  • Discuss with patients the elements of personal firearm safety, including safe storage practices and alternate storage plans.
  • Employ motivational interviewing techniques to encourage patients to enhance their personal firearm safety.

Target Audience

Psychiatrists

Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 30 minutes
Start Date: October 1, 2017
End Date: October 1, 2020

How to Earn Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course including the evaluation. A multiple choice quiz is provided based on the content. A passing score of 50% must be achieved. Retakes are available for the test. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the completion date and hours earned. 

Accreditation

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The APA designates this enduring CME activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures

Presenter

  • James West, CAPT MC USN, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Assitant Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.

Planners

  • Stephanie Auditore, Director of Membership, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Eric Meyer, MD, Assistant Professor, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.

Hardware/Software Requirements

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using Internet Explorer 8+, Mozilla Firefox 3+, Safari 4+. This Web site requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.

Optimal System Configuration:

  • Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.3+ 
  • Browser: Firefox (latest version), Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 7.0+, Microsoft Edge (latest version) or Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+ 
  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements:

  • Windows PC: 500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Macromedia Flash Player 10.3 or higher; Sound Card at least 16-bit; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content
  • Macintosh:Mac OS X 10.4+ or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content

For assistance: Contact educme@psych.org for questions about this course | Contact learningcenter@psych.org for technical assistance

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