CME Courses   

CME Online Courses

All online Continuing Medical Education (CME) classes are available thanks to the Department of Continuing Education and are available through Google Classroom.

You must sign in using your HMH email account to access all courses. Please email maestro@hmhn.org with any questions. 

Available Courses

An Overview of Racial Health Disparities

This continuing educational activity is designed to assist participants in determining the definition of race and racism. It will include a discussion of institutional racism in health and medicine. Strategies and tools to mitigate personal biases and confront racism in healthcare will be presented.

Faculty: David S. Kountz, M.D., MBA, MACP

Credits: 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Cost: Free

Opioids 2023 Updates

This educational activity (training video) and the goal of this Grand Rounds, is to describe the current state of addiction and opiate use disorder in the United States. Specifically, the biology, psychology, social/spiritual elements will be discussed. Also, the current changes in the DEA regulations surrounding the X-waiver will be discussed. Lastly, buprenorphine induction will be discussed from a clinical perspective. In order to receive full credit, participants must view the entire training video. At the end of the training video, please return to this page to complete a multiple choice test. Participants must also complete the online post-activity course evaluation form to receive credit.

Faculty: Tony Juneja, M.D., M.S.

Credits: 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Cost: Free

Opioid Management

This educational activity is designed to address pertinent substance use disorder. Substance use disorders are seen in patients throughout our health care system with prescription drug abuse reaching the level of an epidemic in our area. This course will assist the participants in becoming more familiar with the current evidenced based approaches to minimize the use of prescription opiates.

Faculty: Eric J. Costanzo, D.O.

Credits: 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Cost: Free

Identifying & Managing Your Own Implicit Bias to Improve Health Outcomes

This educational activity is designed to enable health care providers to embrace the fact that we all have biases and appreciate that unconscious biases are more prevalent than conscious ones. Implicit bias is prevalent and can be a driver for health care disparities, and unequal health outcomes. Awareness of the potential of one’s biases is the first step to address it. This timely course will present insightful strategies to de-bias patient care, which include training, intergroup contact, and counter-stereotypical exemplars. The Implicit Association Test (Project Implicit) will be described.

Faculty: David S. Kountz, M.D.

Credits: 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Cost: Free

Communication, Conversation, and Serious Illness. Preparing for End of Life.

This educational activity is designed to provide in-depth communication techniques and conversation skills in working with patients with serious illness. The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the need for earlier and more quality conversations. These conversations are a necessary part of healthcare. It is important to gain an understanding of a patient’s goals and values to provide them with patient-centered care. This video will provide several different tools and techniques for quality conversations with patients and families.

Faculty: Ryan Tourtellot, DO; Stephanie DePiano, LCSW, APHSW-C; Katie DeMarco, DNP, MSHS, FNP-BC, APN, ACHPN; Mary DeGenova; Palliative Care Administrative Assistant

Credits: 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Cost: Free

Review of Monkeypox Infection

This educational activity will focus on an update and review of Monkeypox infection. Monkeypox virus belongs to the Orthopoxvirus genus in the Poxviridae family. Beginning May 2022, Monkeypox cases were reported in England. As of June 24, 2022, more than 4,100 cases have been reported from over 47 countries worldwide, including more than 200 confirmed cases in the United States. In the United States, evidence of person-to-person disease transmission in multiple states and reports of clinical cases with some uncharacteristic features have raised concern that some cases are not being recognized and tested.

Faculty: Dr. Edward Liu

Credits: 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Cost: Free

Jersey Shore University Medical Center 2022 Virtual Stroke Symposium

The program will focus on enhancing compliance with AHA Comprehensive Stroke Guidelines. A need to educate health care providers (HCP) in best practice in stroke management has been identified. Topics addressing Stroke prevention for a-fib- a cardiology perspective; stroke systems of care; stroke and cardiac rehab and migraine and stroke are included.

Faculty: Alan R. Colicchio, MD; Stephen J. Martino, MD; Richard Sultan, DO; Thomas J. Clark, DO; Monte Pellmar, MD, FAAN; Lawrence Daniels, MD; Brett Sealove, MD, FACC, RPVI, CPE; Sara J. Cuccurullo, MD; Talya K. Fleming, MD; Luke Tomycz, MD, FAANS; Jane Kaiser, RN, MSN, CNRN, AGACNP-BC, ANVP-BC

Credits: 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Cost: Free

Restraint Education

This continuing educational activity is intended to provide licensed independent providers with up-to-date information on the use of physical restraints in the Hackensack Meridian Health system. It will include indications and alternatives for restraints, key components of the restraint policy and a description of the process for ordering and documenting restraints in EPIC.

Faculty: Stacy Doumas, MD

Credits: 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Cost: Free

First Annual Pediatric Orthopedic Symposium Musculoskeletal Challenges in the Pediatric Population

This pediatric orthopedic symposium was designed collaboratively to provide physicians, rehabilitation therapists, PAs, APNs, RNs and other healthcare providers with an increased understanding of treating musculoskeletal challenges in the pediatric population. This course will address the medical and surgical management of scoliosis, the diagnosis and management of mucopolysacchatidosis, and the role of calcium and phosphate in skeletal malformations. This course will provide participants with an appreciation of prompt diagnostic identification, new surgical interventions, and best practice intervention management.

Faculty: John Tozzi, MD, Paul T. Haynes, MD, Santhosh Eapen M.D., Amit Y. Merchant, DO, Reena Jethva, MD, Anna Carmela Sagcal Gironella, MD, MS, Christopher Collins, MD

Credits: 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Cost: Free

The 2021 William I. Riker Oncology Symposium: Emotional, Psychological, and Physical Effects of Covid-19 on Patients with Critical Illness

Critically ill patients are at higher risk of complications related to COVID-19. Health care providers will be exposed to emerging data in basic, clinical translational and epidemiological research related to COVID-19. This course reviews how health care workers support terminally ill patients impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and explores how isolation affects patients mentally, physically and emotionally.

Faculty: James K. McCloskey II, MD and Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP

Credits: 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Cost: Free

Creating a Welcoming Environment For Transgender Patients and Families

This educational activity is designed to update physicians and other health care professionals to become more familiar with caring for the transgender patient and overcoming the barriers to care. Participants will learn about ways in which health care providers can support transgender patients in navigating these challenges and improving their health outcomes.

Faculty: John B. Steever, M.D.

Credits: 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Cost: Free

Arthroplasty, Antibiotics, and Allergies

This continuing educational activity provides an update for medical care providers, team members, and prescribers on the latest evidence-based guidelines for perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis use, how reported and unreported allergies can affect outcomes, and what to recommend regarding dental prophylaxis after joint replacement.

Faculty: Gregory Roehrig, M.D.

Credits: 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Cost: Free

Sexual Minority Youth – Caring for the LGBTQ Patient

This continuing educational activity is an innovative medical symposium designed to update physicians and other health care professionals to become more familiar with caring for the LGBTQ patient and overcoming the barriers to care. Participants will learn about ways in which health care providers can support LGBTQ youth in navigating these challenges and improving their health outcomes. It will also address consent and confidentiality issues related to sexual and reproductive health care, as well as to disclosure of sexual orientation and gender identity among LGBTQ minors and young adults.

Faculty: John B. Steever, M.D.

Credits: 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Cost: Free

Radiation Exposure in Orthopaedics: Patients, Providers, and those in Proximity

This continuing educational activity provides an overview of best care practices and safety measures related to Radiation Exposure. Excess radiation exposure causes a potential threat to healthcare providers. Clinicians must be aware of measures that can be taken to reduce the amount of radiation exposure throughout their careers.

Faculty: Gregory Roehrig, M.D.

Credits: 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Cost: Free

Reflections On Caring For Young People Dying From Cancer

This continuing educational activity is intended to train Healthcare Professionals in caring for cancer patients under the age of 50. It will address coping strategies for young patients experiencing advanced or progressive disease. Tools and resources will be listed along with methods of treating young cancer patients with kindness and compassionate care.

Faculty: Glen I. Komatsu, M.D.

Credits: 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Cost: Free

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