April 13 2020

RME Collaborative Launches Online, On-Demand CME/CE Activity to Update Clinicians on COVID-19

TRUMBULL, CT, April 13, 2020 RME Collaborative announced today that they have launched a complimentary online CME/CE activity on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to help primary care clinicians stay up-to-date about the most current information and guidance.

The 30-minute activity, entitled “COVID-19: What Clinicians Serving Patients in Rural and Underserved Communities Need to Know,” is available on the Talem Health website in a concise and convenient audio format. Healthcare professionals can access this on-demand recording and listen at any time.

In this audio interview recorded on April 7, 2020, Dr. Barbara Yawn, an experienced rural family medicine physician, talks to Dr. Paul Sax, Clinical Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, about what we know and don’t know about epidemiology, transmission, and treatment of COVID-19.

“During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is our responsibility to provide timely, evidence-based information to healthcare professionals,” said Erica Rusie, PharmD, Scientific Director of Talem Health. “The goal of this course is to provide clinicians with answers to commonly asked questions so they can better serve their patients during this crisis.”

“COVID-19 causes a very wide spectrum of illness from no symptoms at all to a mild respiratory infection to severe disease that is lethal and causes hospitalizations and deaths,” said Dr. Yawn. “This makes it particularly difficult for primary care clinicians to recognize. Since no community immunity yet exists, it is critically important that clinicians learn best practices to detect the virus and prevent transmission.”

To ensure that clinicians have continued access to valuable information, participants of the activity will receive a follow-up email with a curated list of links to helpful COVID-19 resources.

The activity, which is jointly provided by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, has been certified for 0.5 complimentary continuing education credit.


About RME Collaborative
Talem Health developed Rural Medical Education (RME) Collaborative to focus on rural care and needs. RME Collaborative aims to support the professional and educational needs of rural healthcare professionals by providing high-quality, evidence-based continuing medical education. Through strategic partnerships and planning, RME Collaborative devises educational programs that are tailored to the specific challenges of care in rural areas.

About Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) has been providing trusted independent continuing education for healthcare professionals since 1979 and is a recognized leader for jointly provided continuing education activities. PIM is nationally accredited to certify education and issue continuing education credit to an interprofessional or multidisciplinary audience of learners, including physicians, physician assistants, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, psychologists, dentists, optometrists, healthcare executives, addiction counselors, and clinical laboratory professionals.

The purpose of the PIM continuing healthcare education program is to deliver effective CME/CE activities that are designed to contribute to the professional development of physicians, as well as other healthcare professionals, support the development and function of collaborative interprofessional teams, and positively impact the delivery of healthcare.


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