Reproductive Health Conversations between Physicians and Their Patients

Needs Statement:

Reproductive health is an important element of the full-spectrum of family medicine.  The current health care environment in the US has created fear and anxiety for patients and their physicians, prompted by uncertainty about availability of services, coverage for care and access to physicians.  Education and training that build solutions for reproductive health care help to alleviate some of that uncertainty.  

This tool assists you in reflecting on your current practices, skills and knowledge related to reproductive health. You will be queried about present and desired skill levels with each of the eight competencies and then asked 2-3 questions that illustrate your skill/knowledge.  Each section of the tool includes the rationale for answers and the reference citation.  You will also be able to see your own assessment scores and where your rank among colleagues. To learn more about the CME credit or the Conversations initiative go to www.familydocs.org/rhi.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Reflect on their personal beliefs and biases related to contraception and the effect of those on patient care.
  • Ask all women age 15-44 about their reproductive intentions.
  • Ascertain current contraceptive methods and needs.
  • Employ shared decision making to arrive at an optimal contraceptive method(s).
  • Present contraceptive options accounting for individual patient’s goals.
  • Ensure efficient access to appropriate contraceptive methods in a patient centered and timely fashion.
  • Address patient barriers to effective use of contraception.
  • Facilitate shared decision making in the case of unintended pregnancy or contraceptive failure.

Support:

This activity is supported by the California Academy of Family Physicians Foundation.

Fee:

There is no charge for this activity.

Unlabeled Use Disclosure:

This activity will not include discussions of products or devices that are not currently approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the curriculum clearly indicates this fact.

Target Audience:

This assessment tool is designed for primary care physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other team members who are interested in providing high quality reproductive health care to patients.

Participation and Credit:

Learners must register to participate in and receive credit for this online educational activity.  Read the target audience, learning objectives, and author disclosures.  Study the educational content online and choose the best answers to each question.  For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.

Cultural/Linguistic Competency:

CAFP policy and California state law requires that each learning activity have elements of cultural and linguistic proficiency included in the content. This activity includes these elements.

Privacy Policy:

The California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) is committed to protecting the privacy of its members and customers. CAFP maintains safeguards to store and secure information it has about members and customers. The safeguards may be physical, electronic or procedural. For more information, contact cafp@familydocs.org.

Questions:

For questions regarding the content of this activity or for technical assistance, contact cafp@familydocs.org.

The CAFP has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that information contained herein is accurate in accordance with the latest available scientific knowledge at the time of accreditation of this continuing education program. Information regarding drugs (e.g., their administration, dosages, contraindications, adverse reactions, interactions, special warnings, and precautions) and drug delivery systems is subject to change, however, and the learner is advised to check the manufacturer's package insert for information concerning recommended dosage and potential problems or cautions prior to dispensing or administering the drug or using the drug delivery systems.

Approval of credit for this continuing education program does not imply endorsement by CAFP of any product or manufacturer identified.

Any medications or treatment methods suggested in this CME activity should not be used by the practitioner without evaluation of their patient's condition(s) and possible contraindication(s) or danger(s) of use of any specific medication.

Copyright:

© 2020 California Academy of Family Physicians. All rights reserved. No part of this activity may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission except in the case of brief quotations embedded in articles or reviews.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.25 AAFP Prescribed
  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.25 AOA Category 2-A
  • 0.25 CA Board of Registered Nursing
Course opens: 
01/29/2020
Course expires: 
02/01/2021
Rating: 
0

Expert Advisory Panel and Master Faculty for this Activity:

  • Shannon Connolly, MD, family physician, Los Angeles, CA
  • Emily Guh, MD, family physician, San Francisco, CA
  • Rebecca Hart, MD, family physician, League City, TX
  • Sarah McNeil, MD, family physician, Martinez, CA
  • Cheri Olson, MD, family physician, La Crosse, WI

 

The California Academy of Family Physicians' (CAFP) Committee on Continuing Professional Development is responsible for identification, management and resolution of conflict for any individual who may have the potential to influence content, who have served as faculty, or who may produce CME/CPD content for the CAFP.  Management/Resolution may include learner notification, peer review of content before presentation, requirement of EB-CME, changing topics, or even dismissing a potential planning or faculty member.

Conflict of Interest Statements

It is the policy of the CAFP to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all their continuing education activities. All individuals with potential conflicts are contacted by CAFP staff or CCPD members, and issues of conflict have been discussed, managed, and resolved. 

All individuals with potential to influence the content of this program have submitted Conflict of Interest declarations that have been reviewed according to policy. All disclosures were made for work beginning January 1, 2018 and have been resubmitted and renewed annually.  CAFP reviewed conflict of interest statements for each individual with potential to influence content and everyone in a position to influence content stated that neither he/she and/or his/her spouse/partner had any relevant financial interests to disclose.
 
Expert Advisory Panel, Content Development and Master Faculty:  Shannon Connolly, MD; Emily Guh, MD; Rebecca Hart, MD; Sarah McNeil, MD; Cheri Olson, MD 

Content Development and Planners:  Mary Ales, MBA, FACEHP; Jerri Davis, CHCP; Christopher Larrison; Tom McKeithen, MBA; and Shelly Rodrigues, MS, CAE, FACEHP, FAAMSE

 

0.25 AAFP Prescribed

This Enduring Material activity, Reproductive Health Conversations between Physicians and Their Patients, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 0.25 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins [date-field-value:date]. Term of approval is for one or two year/s from this date.

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

The California Academy of Family Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The California Academy of Family Physicians designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

0.25 CA Board of Registered Nursing

The California Academy of Family Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. The California Academy of Family Physicians is an approved provider through the California Board of Registered Nursing, number #1809. This activity is approved for 0.25 nursing credits.

Clinicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

0.25 AOA Category 2-A

The California Academy of Family Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. This activity is approved for 0.25 AOA Category 2-A credits. 

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Available Credit

  • 0.25 AAFP Prescribed
  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.25 AOA Category 2-A
  • 0.25 CA Board of Registered Nursing
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