Study Finds That CE Increases Provider Competence

Policy and Medicine (12/30/2019) Sullivan, Thomas

A study in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology found that healthcare providers who care for patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) improved their confidence, knowledge, and competence by participating in continuing education (CE). CMEology designed an online CE activity featuring a multimedia course and specialist training on identifying ADPKD and its pathogenesis as well as approaches for predicting disease progression. A total of 954 participants underwent post-activity evaluations. Their responses indicated increased confidence in meeting the learning objectives and in ADPKD-related practices. The mean improvement in test scores from pre-activity to post-activity was 59% for all participants. "This is an incredibly important study to show the value of ongoing continuing education in specific domains of care for nephrology patients, specifically those with ADPKD," said University of Chicago Professor Arlene Chapman, MD, one of the study authors.

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