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