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									<INSERT FACILITY NAME HERE>                                                                                        CME



                                   Pediatric Echocardiography
                           Continuing Medical Education (CME) Policy

  I.     POLICY: Policy for Continuing Medical Education (CME)

  II.    PURPOSE: To clearly state the continuing education requirements and methods of obtaining CME to
         individuals participating in the delivery of services within the echocardiography facility.

  III.   PROCEDURE:

         a.   To meet CME requirements the Medical Director of the echocardiography facility must document at
              least 15 hours of CME relevant to echocardiography over a period of three years. 10 hours must be
              Category 1 AMA. The other five echocardiography-related hours may be non-category I (i.e., ASE
              CME). 10 hours must be relevant to pediatric echocardiography. However, if the Medical Director has
              completed formal training in a Pediatric Cardiology subspeciality echocardiography training program
              in the past three years, or has successfully passed the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), Pediatric
              Cardiology Sub Board Certification Examination through within the past three years, the CME
              requirement is fulfilled. To meet CME requirements the Technical Director of the echocardiography
              facility must document at least 15 hours of echocardiography related continuing education over a
              period of three years. All hours must be relevant to echocardiography. 10 hours must be relevant to
              pediatric echocardiography. However, if the Technical Director has acquired an appropriate credential
              within the past three years, the CME requirement is considered fulfilled.
         b.   To meet CME requirements the medical staff members must document at 15 hours of CME relevant to
              echocardiography over a period of three years. 10 hours must be Category 1 AMA. The other five
              echocardiography-related hours may be non-category I (i.e., ASE CME). For accreditation standards
              CME must be AMA Category I and relevant to echocardiography. 10 hours must be relevant to pediatric
              cardiology. has completed formal training in a Pediatric Cardiology subspeciality echocardiography
              training program in the past three years, or has successfully passed the Pediatric Cardiology Sub Board
              certification examination within the past three years, the CME requirement is fulfilled.
         c.   To meet CME requirements the technical staff members must document at least 15 hours of
              echocardiography-related CME over a period of three years. All hours must be relevant to
              echocardiography. 10 hours must be relevant to pediatric echocardiography. However, if the technical
              staff member has completed a formal training program within the past three years in ultrasound or
              cardiovascular technology which includes verified didactic and supervised clinical experience in
              echocardiography the CME requirement is considered fulfilled. These programs must be accredited by
              CAAHEP or Canadian Medical Association. Or if the technical staff member has successfully acquired
              an appropriate credential within the past three years the CME requirement is consider fulfilled.
         d.   The appointed staff member of the echocardiography facility is responsible for maintaining the CME
              file. Within the file will be the CME credits the member(s) of the echocardiography facility have
              obtained in the specified time frame that the facility tracks CMEs.
         e.   The CME file will be maintained: In the Echo Facility Quality Improvment File under CME
              requirements.
         f.   All echocardiography facility medical and technical staff members will submit their CME credits when
              they are earned.
         g.   The echocardiography facility staff is required to attend either local, regional or national conferences in
              order to obtain their CME credits.
         h.   The echocardiography facility staff is required to attend two in-house Quality Improvement (QI)
              conferences per year.




Pediatric CME Policy (SAMPLE)                                                                                           1

								
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