What physicians need to know about foodborne illness
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), contaminated foods sicken an estimated 48 million Americans annually, leading to 128,000 hospitalizations, and roughly 3,000 deaths. The AMA and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are collaborating on the mutual goal of developing and disseminating two web-based CME modules (enduring material) for the physician audience to assist them in addressing foodborne illnesses. The first video module is titled, “What Physicians Need to Know About Foodborne Illness: Suspect, Identify, Treat, and Report” and the title for the second video module is: “Talking to Patients About Food Safety.” The primary audience for the video is primary care and emergency medicine physicians who are likely to see the index case of a potential food-related disease outbreak. These modules remind physicians of their important role in recognizing symptoms and reporting cases of foodborne illness to public health authorities for further investigation. Should you have technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 800-621-8335. Should you have questions regarding the content, please contact Andrea Garcia at andrea.garcia@ama-assn.org.
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What physicians need to know about foodborne illness
Release Date:
December 1 , 2017

Expiration Date: December 1, 2020

Objectives
Upon completion of this educational activity, the physician will be able to:

  1. Identify populations that are more susceptible to foodborne illness.
  2. Describe recent significant foodborne outbreaks in the U.S.
  3. Explain the steps taken in evaluating a patient with foodborne illness.
  4. Identify common symptoms of foodborne illness in patients.
  5. Explain the importance of reporting foodborne illnesses to the health dept.

Target Audience
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of primary care and emergency medicine physicians. 

Statement of Competency
This activity is designed to address the following ABMS/ACGME competencies; patient care, medical knowledge and interpersonal and communication skills.  

Accreditation Statement
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The American Medical Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Claiming Your CME Credit 
In order to claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, 1) view each video in its entirety, 2) successfully complete the quiz answering 8 out of 10 questions correctly and 3) complete the evaluation.    

Planning Committee
Amy B. Cadwallader, PhD, Sr. Policy Analyst, AMA - CME Program Committee Advisor
Barry Dickinson, PhD, Director, Science, Medicine & Public Health, AMA
Andrea Garcia, JD, MPH, Sr. Policy Analyst, AMA
Ann M. Taubenheim, PhD, MSN, Chief, Education and Outreach Branch, FDA

Faculty
Noel Deep, MD - Member, AMA Council on Science and Public Health
Barry Dickinson, PhD - Director, Science, Medicine & Public Health, AMA
Andrea Garcia, JD, MPH - Sr. Policy Analyst, Science Policy, AMA
Kate Kirley, MD, MS - Director, Chronic Disease Prevention, AMA
Ilse Levin, DO, MPH - Former Member, AMA Council on Science and Public Health
S. Bobby Mukkamala, MD - Former Chair, AMA Council on Science and Public Health
Howard Seltzer, BA - Food Safety Education Advisor, FDA
Bruce Smoller, MD – Member, AMA Council on Science and Public Health
Ann Marie Stephenson, DO, MBA – Physician, Capital Digestive Care
Ann Taubenheim, PhD – Chief, Education and Outreach Branch, FDA
Christopher Waldrop, MPH – Public Health Educator, MPH

Disclosure Statement
The content of this activity does not relate to any product of a commercial interest as defined by the ACCME; therefore, there are no relevant financial relationships to disclose for the planners or faculty.  

Hardware/software Requirements
Hardware/Software Requirements: 
Screen resolution of 1280 x720  
Web browsers: Chrome, Edge, Firefox, IE, Safari 
Browser Plug-in: Adobe Flash Player

Should you have questions regarding the content of the activity, please contact Andrea Garcia at andrea.garcia@ama-assn.org. 

Should you have technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 1-800-621-8335.

Type:  Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
FREE
Activity Price
100 Registered Users
Credits
1 Credits> AMA> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

0 Credits> AMA> Certificate of Participation for Non-Physicians