Online Courses

Title Banner Date Description
Lupus: What’s Next? Examining Mechanisms, Monitoring, and Medication Updates
Air Date: 08-25-17 Credits: AMA PRA Category 1 ™ (MD, DO) (1.00 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (RN, NP, PA and Other Learners) (1.00 hours)

Together, these two online CME/MOC activities will equip clinicians who care for patients with lupus with the latest evidence-based information on integrating disease activity assessments into practice, the future of biomarkers, and the immunopathogenesis of SLE. A review of recently approved and emerging therapies and their unique mechanisms of action is also provided.

The courses may be taken independently as needed and in any order.  Each has an estimated completion time of 30 minutes, and is designated for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  These activities were developed in collaboration with The France Foundation, and are offered free of charge, thanks to an educational grant from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP.

To access the courses:

  1. Navigate to the MedPageToday education website.
  2. Login, or Register to create a free account.
  3. Once logged in, click the name below to access the desired course.  Follow the prompts to complete the course and obtain your CME credit.

    Note that earned credit is stored on the MedPageToday website, not the Cedars-Sinai CME Portal; you may upload any credit certificates to the Cedars-Sinai CME Portal by visiting your Transcript page after login.
An Individualized Approach to Biologic Therapy for IBD Using a Patient Online Decision Tool
Air Date: 06-15-17 Credits: AMA PRA Category 1 ™ (MD, DO) (1.00 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (RN, NP, PA and Other Learners) (1.00 hours)

The care of the patient with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is complex, with treatment options that may equally allow for differing treatment strategies. Understanding how patients with IBD assess the risks, benefits, quality of life, convenience, and cost trade-offs when they decide among the various biologic treatment options can help guide clinicians in clinical decision-making. This online CME activity is designed to aid clinicians who treat patients with IBD in identifying what matters most (i.e., mode of administration, effectiveness, etc.) to IBD patients when they decide among the different biologics.
CS-Link Physician Efficiency Training - Online Courses
Air Date: 06-06-17 Credits: AMA PRA Category 1 ™ (MD, DO) (5.50 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (RN, NP, PA and Other Learners) (5.50 hours)

Available to Cedars-Sinai physicians and allied healthcare professionals only.  Login to HealthStream required.

This CME activity, designed to address the educational needs of Cedars-Sinai physicians and allied healthcare professionals, enhances and reinforces the usability of the EHR as a tool to support better patient management.  It provides a continuous and accessible education and training process in this skill for all staff.

This course is a collection of 22 mini-lessons which may be taken independently as needed and in any order.  Each mini-lesson has an estimated completion time of 15 minutes, and is designated for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

To access the course collection:

  1. Log in to your Cedars-Sinai HealthStream account. 
  2. Search the HealthStream Catalog for "CS-Link Physician Efficiency Training CME"
  3. Select the lesson of interest and follow the prompts to "Enroll" then "Start"
  4. Credit is earned after completing the individual lesson and the evaluation included with it.
Are You Up to Date on Individualizing SLE Treatment Strategies? An Innovative, Patient-Focused Learning Experience
Air Date: 12-01-16 Credits: AMA PRA Category 1 ™ (MD, DO) (2.00 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (RN, NP, PA and Other Learners) (2.00 hours)

This collection of four case-based online activities will equip clinicians with evidence-based information about individualized, optimal treatment selection, and communication strategies for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

The courses may be taken independently as needed and in any order.  Each has an estimated completion time of 30 minutes, and is designated for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  These activities were developed in collaboration with The France Foundation. and are offered free of charge, thanks to a grant from GlaxoSmithKline.

To access the courses:

  1. Navigate to the MedPageToday education website.
  2. Login, or Register to create a free account.
  3. Once logged in, click the name below to access the desired course.  Follow the prompts to complete the course and obtain your CME credit.

    Note that earned credit is stored on the MedPageToday website, not the Cedars-Sinai CME Portal; you may upload any credit certificates to the Cedars-Sinai CME Portal by visiting your Transcript page after login.
Radiation Safety in Digital Fluoroscopy: Radiation Risks and Benefits - Fluoroscopy Safety
Air Date: 05-30-16 Credits: AMA PRA Category 1 ™ (MD, DO) (1.00 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (RN, NP, PA and Other Learners) (1.00 hours)

This course focuses on the patient and staff risks of using fluoroscopy. It includes an overall review of the safety topics that are covered in more detail in the other three fluoroscopy courses offered here, as well as tools to use to address patient and staff exposure concerns. This online activity meets California educational requirements for physicians who hold radiation Operator & Supervisor Permits, and provides 1 of 4 CME credits in radiation safety for the clinical uses of fluoroscopy that are currently required every two years to retain the Fluoroscopy Operator and Supervisor Permit.

This CME activity is designed for Cedars-Sinai physicians who hold a California radiation supervisor & operator permit.   This activity is open only to Cedars-Sinai's physicians.    

Radiation Safety in Digital Fluoroscopy: Instrumentation and Basic Physics
Air Date: 05-30-16 Credits: AMA PRA Category 1 ™ (MD, DO) (1.00 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (RN, NP, PA and Other Learners) (1.00 hours)

This course addresses the basic imaging instrumentation in digital fluoroscopy and discusses its connection to safe practice.  This online activity meets California educational requirements for physicians who hold radiation Operator & Supervisor Permits, and provides 1 of 4 CME credits in radiation safety for the clinical uses of fluoroscopy that are currently required every two years to retain the Fluoroscopy Operator and Supervisor Permit.

This CME activity is designed for Cedars-Sinai physicians who hold a California radiation supervisor & operator permit. This activity is open only to Cedars-Sinai's physicians.      

Radiation Safety in Digital Fluoroscopy: Mobile Fluoroscopy
Air Date: 05-30-16 Credits: AMA PRA Category 1 ™ (MD, DO) (1.00 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (RN, NP, PA and Other Learners) (1.00 hours)

This course focuses on mobile fluoroscopy machines, and patient and staff radiation safety in relation to their use.  This online activity meets California educational requirements for physicians who hold radiation Operator & Supervisor Permits, and provides 1 of 4 CME credits in radiation safety for the clinical uses of fluoroscopy that are currently required every two years to retain the Fluoroscopy Operator and Supervisor Permit.

This CME activity is designed for Cedars-Sinai physicians who hold a California radiation supervisor & operator permit.  This activity is open only to Cedars-Sinai's physicians.

Radiation Safety in Digital Fluoroscopy: Interventional Procedures
Air Date: 05-30-16 Credits: AMA PRA Category 1 ™ (MD, DO) (1.00 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (RN, NP, PA and Other Learners) (1.00 hours)

This course addresses the differences between interventional and traditional fluoroscopy, particularly in terms of:  exposure modes and levels, image quality, and radiation safety requirements. This online activity meets California educational requirements for physicians who hold radiation Operator & Supervisor Permits, and provides 1 of 4 CME credits in radiation safety for the clinical uses of fluoroscopy that are currently required every two years to retain the Fluoroscopy Operator and Supervisor Permit.

This CME activity is designed for physicians who hold a California radiation supervisor & operator permit. This activity is open only to Cedars-Sinai's physicians.

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training (for Physicians Only)
Air Date: 06-15-17 Credits: AMA PRA Category 1 ™ (MD, DO) (2.00 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (RN, NP, PA and Other Learners) (2.00 hours)

Available to Cedars-Sinai physicians only.  Login to HealthStream required.

A positive work environment free from harassment and discrimination is required by law and necessary for the health and success of Cedars-Sinai physicians, staff and patients. This interactive online CME activity, designed for all Cedars-Sinai physicians, will provide participants with everything they need to know related to identify, report and protect against harassment/discrimination and retaliation in the workplace.

The course has an estimated completion time of 2 hours, and is designated for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

To access the course collection:

  1. Log in to your Cedars-Sinai HealthStream account. 
  2. Search the HealthStream Catalog for "Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Medical Staff (For Physicians Only)"
  3. Select the lesson and follow the prompts to "Enroll" then "Start"
  4. Credit is earned after completing the lesson and the evaluation included with it.