EPEC Distance Learning is currently migrating to a new platform. We anticipate it will be available in the coming months.
The EPEC Curriculum are available on this site. They consist of text, main points, video cases and discussion boards. The EPEC Curriculum includes 16 modules. Each module consists of approximately 30 screens of information. Both are available with CME credit for physicians. EPEC distance learning is sponsored by the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine. The target audience for the EPEC distance learning programs is physicians and other health care professionals who are engaged in palliative care education and clinical practice. Modules can be purchased individually or in clusters. Once a module has been purchased, you will have unlimited access to the content of that module. However, the post-test can be taken only once for continuing education credit.
|Communicating Bad News|
Goals of Care
|Whole Patient Assessment||Depression, Anxiety and Delirium|
|Advance Care Planning||Sudden Illness|
|Pain Management - Analgesic/opioid dosing||Medical Futility|
|Pain Management - Equianalgesic dosing||Withholding/ Withdrawing Treatment|
|Pain Management - Managing specific pains||Last Hours of Living|
|Common Physical Symptoms||Gaps and Elements of Care|
Statement of Disclosure and Content Validation
Current guidelines set by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) state that participants in CME activities should be made aware of any affiliation or financial interest that may affect the speaker’s presentation(s). Each speaker has been requested to complete a Statement of Disclosure and Content Validation Form.
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine adheres to the conflict of interest policy of the University as well as to the guidelines of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the American Medical Association.
Every effort is made to develop a CME activity that is balanced, objective, independent and scientifically rigorous. Speakers have been instructed to use generic names for drugs/devices, when possible, in their presentations and to include various commercial products within and across classes. Speakers have also been asked to disclose “off-label” use of a commercial product, or an investigational use not yet approved by the FDA for any purpose, and provide adequate scientific and clinical justification for such use. The names of speakers declaring a potential conflict of interest or those who will be discussing off-label usage are indicated below. If at any time during this activity you feel that there has been commercial or promotional bias, please call it to the program director’s attention. In addition, please respond candidly to the questions about balance and objectivity included in the activity evaluation.
Registration is necessary for participation in the distance learning curriculum and includes name, demographic and practice information. This information is for our own internal purposes. We do not share this identifiable information with any outside parties. If aggregated statistics are reported to outside parties, they are free of names and other identifying information. We will not sell, rent, or share your information to any third party.
Physician Continuing Medical Education
Contact Postgraduate Institute of Medicine for more information
Continuing Education (CE) credit jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute of Medicine and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.