CME Mission Statement
Pfiedler Enterprises’ mission is to provide continuing medical education to health care professionals. Healthcare professionals need quality education with the potential to increase knowledge and improve patient care. We believe that learning is a lifelong process and that the ultimate aim of continuing education is to convey the best ideas and current techniques, knowing that change is constant and new knowledge will govern the educational needs of healthcare professionals in the future. Quality is the prevailing theme of our products and services. We take pride in our people and their competencies and commitment to service.
The purpose of the CME program is to establish and maintain the structure and systematic approach to provide highly technical information to the practicing physician in a variety of formats that appeal to the individual learning styles and expressed needs of the physician. We believe a program based on scientific integrity, established educational principles, concepts of adult education, ethical standards, and a sound financial base are paramount to accomplishing the program goals. We believe the practicing physician has a responsibility to maintain competency through the identification of learning needs, acquisition of medical knowledge, and its integration into clinical practice. The ultimate goal is to transmit information that will make a difference in healthcare and the practice of medicine.
Content areas that comprise the CME program include advanced technologies, current and evolving science of medicine, biological developments, new surgical techniques, quality care issues, practice management, medical malpractice, and risk reduction areas of medicine.
The physician groups for which activities are targeted are comprised of multiple specialties and subspecialties. These may include but are not limited to: family practice, gynecology, emergency medicine, orthopedics, cardiology/interventional cardiology, radiology.
The educational activities are live workshops and enduring materials. The format for live workshops varies depending on the needs of the target audience and may include didactic presentations, live surgery, case studies, hands-on laboratory (cadaveric, inanimate, and animate models), discussion groups, and audience polling for consensus. Live events may take place locally, regionally, nationally, or internationally. Enduring materials will be made available in written, CD-ROM, DVD, and videocassette formats. Web events and satellite will be used for live and enduring activities.
Results: Physicians present at activities are expected to attend the activity and be willing to share and exchange ideas in a learning environment, meet activity objectives, discuss new concepts and information, exchange ideas with colleagues, grasp the complexity of new technological advancements and how they impact the practice of medicine, stay informed about trends in their field of practice, integrate evidence-based medicine into their practice setting, and make a concerted effort to incorporate new knowledge and skills into practice that will result in improved patient care. It is expected that participants will provide feedback in the form of surveys, focus panels, telephone interviews, and post-activity critiques.
Parameters for success of the CME Program will be determined on an annual basis by the CME Advisory Committee.