by Internet Medical Society
Conscious Sedation Consulting, a provider of Continuing Medical Education (CME) for physicians and other clinicians on the administration of sedation, analgesia, Advanced Cardiac Life Support - ACLS® and Airway Management Training, has received approval from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) to offer AAFP Prescribed credit for its live CME activities.
"Family physicians have a broad understanding of many different diseases and medical conditions, and need to maintain their competency and obtain new knowledge and skills in a number of disciplines. As an increasing number of procedures involving or requiring sedation and analgesia are offered in offices and clinics, family physicians seeking to maintain and enhance their administration skills, techniques and knowledge to provide safe sedation can now earn AAFP CME credit as well," said Randy Pigg, CEO Conscious Sedation Consulting.
Realizing that the family doctor's effectiveness depends on sound, up-to-date continuing education, AAFP requires that members must complete a minimum of 150 hours of approved CME every three years.
"Family medicine is a complex and unique medical specialty for a number of reasons," Pigg added. "In most cases, the family physician represents the patient's initial encounter with the healthcare system, works to create a long-term relationship with both the patient and his/her family, oversees the patient's overall medical care, and serves as the patient's advocate in arranging or coordination of care for testing, procedures, treatments and referrals to specialists. The family physician's exposure to a broad range of up-to-date diagnostic, treatment, and quality evidence based CME is the foundation for solid medical care and service."
Conscious Sedation Consulting Offers AAFP Credit
This activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 16.25 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Founded in 1948, AAFP is one of the largest national medical organizations, with more than 94,600 physicians and medical students nationwide. It is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care.
Nearly one in four of all office visits are made to family physicians. That is 208 million office visits each year - nearly 83 million more than the next largest medical specialty. *(SOURCE: www.aafp.org)
About Conscious Sedation Consulting
A national provider of continuing education, training and consulting services to medical & dental professionals on the administration of sedation, analgesia & airway management. The administration of procedural sedation requires careful titration, critical assessment and the ability to rapidly intervene in the event of respiratory or physiologic compromise.
Our mission is to transfer knowledge and expertise developed through years of anesthesia experience to medical and dental providers. To foster competence and confidence, through continuing education and training.
Our goal is patient safety.
Conscious Sedation Consulting
5988 Mid Rivers Mall Dr.
St. Charles, MO 63305