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Grand Rounds in Environmental Medicine

Introduction

Grand Rounds in Environmental Medicine (GREM) are available and downloadable online in two versions.

Grand Rounds in Environmental Medicine Instructional Presentation Kit
GREM Instructional Presentation Kits are 1-hour continuing-education seminars designed for medical educators to use in face-to-face sessions with primary health-care providers and other health professionals involved in environmental health. These kits consist of:

Grand Rounds in Environmental Medicine Web Stream Presentations
GREM Web Stream Presentations are 1-hour, continuing-education, video Web streams designed for primary health-care providers and for other professionals who work in environmental health. These materials can also be used as educational tools to supplement face-to-face presentations.

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Using the Online GREM Instructional Presentation Kit

Target populationThe target populations for the GREM Instructional Presentation Kits are primary health-care providers and other health professionals who work in or are interested in environmental medicine. The kit is developed for an instructor for delivery in face-to face sessions. The Web-streamed version is also suitable for a group presentation .
Who should present?The GREM Instructional Presentation Kits are designed for delivery by physicians or other clinicians who are familiar with the material and who are prepared to respond to audience questions.
What is included in each kit?The kits include:
  • Detailed script for presenter,
  • Slides that support script, and
  • Additional handouts for some presentations.
How long will it take to present the topic?Each GREM Instructional Presentation Kit will take approximately 1 hour to present. This estimate includes taking the post-test online, which is required for obtaining continuing education credit.
How is continuing education received?Continuing education is offered free of charge to physicians, nurses, health educators and other health professionals seeking CME, CNE, CHES, or CEU credit. Individuals who have taken one of the ATSDR GREM courses will need to complete and pass the online post-test. Note: If the GREM material is printed for hard copy use, the post-test will still need to be taken online to obtain CE credit. The URL for the post-test is http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/conteduc.html.
Can a hardcopy of the GREM be printed and used?A hard copy of the GREM’s associated slides can be printed and used for self study, but is intended for live instructor delivery. If the GREM material is printed for hard copy use, the post-test will still need to be taken online to obtain CE credit.
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Using the GREM Web Stream Presentation

Target populationThe target populations for the GREM Web Streams are primary health-care providers or other health professionals who are interested in environmental medicine topics. The Web stream version can be used for self-study or for group presentation.
How long will it take to view the topic?Viewing each GREM Web Stream will take approximately 1 hour. This estimate includes taking the post-test online, which is required for obtaining continuing education credit.
How is continuing education received?Continuing education credit is offered free of charge to physicians, nurses, health educators and other health professionals seeking CME, CNE, CHES, or CEU credit. Individuals who have taken one of the ATSDR GREM courses will need to complete and pass the online post-test. Note: If the GREM material is printed for hard copy use, the post-test will still need to be taken online to obtain CE credit. The URL for the post-test is http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/conteduc.html.
Can a hardcopy of the GREM be printed and used?A hard copy of the GREM’s associated materials can be printed and used for self study, but the Web stream format is intended for viewing online. If GREM material is printed for hard copy use, the post-test will still need to be taken online to obtain CE credit.
Does the content need to be used in a particular sequence?The online GREM has been developed so that users can scan and skip sections if they wish to locate specific information. It is, however, recommended that each section be reviewed sequentially if the user intends to take the post-test for continuing education credit.
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Continuing Education

Continuing education is available free of charge for all ATSDR environmental medicine education course work.

Accreditation Statements

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®)

CME: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Cases studies have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Commission on Accreditation

 

CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC)

CHES: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

CEU: The CDC has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. The CDC is authorized by IACET to offer IACET CEU's for this program.

For more information and access to continuing education offerings, please visit the ATSDR Continuing Education Site at http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/conteduc.html.

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Disclaimer and Disclosure

Disclaimer

The state of knowledge regarding the treatment of patients potentially exposed to hazardous substances in the environment is constantly evolving and is often uncertain. In developing its educational products ATSDR has made a diligent effort to ensure the accuracy and the currency of the presented information. ATSDR, however, makes no claim that the environmental medicine and health education resources discussed in these products comprehensively address all possible situations related to various substances. The products are intended for educational use to build the knowledge of physicians and other health professionals in assessing the conditions and managing the treatment of patients potentially exposed to hazardous substances. The products are not a substitute for a health-care provider’s professional judgment. Please interpret the environmental medicine and the health education resources in light of specific information regarding the patient and in conjunction with other medical authorities.

Use of trade names in ATSDR products is for identification purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Disclosure

In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use. CDC, our planners, and the presenters for this seminar do not have financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. This presentation does not involve the unlabeled use of a product or product under investigational use. There was no commercial support for this activity.

Contact Information

For additional information about Environmental Medicine Education Products, please email atsdrdtemce@cdc.gov.

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