The FOCUS Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Workbook is a collection of practical and evidence-based materials to help psychiatrists develop and maintain a sound, up-to-date foundation of medical knowledge and clinical expertise, ultimately improving patient care. Designed to be a “one stop” resource to meet MOC requirements, the book aims to help psychiatrists evaluate their knowledge and clinical practice, initiate a program of quality improvement, and advance their assessment, communication, diagnostic, and treatment skills.
To achieve these goals, the workbook includes:
- A Self-Assessment test consisting of 50 multiple-choice questions on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), designed to test current knowledge and its clinical application, thus helping the clinician identify areas of competence and those requiring additional study and improvement.
- A Performance in Practice Clinical Module, a guided practice improvement program designed to meet Part 4 American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) MOC requirements for clinical modules. This module is divided into three stages: Chart Review, Improvement Plan, and a second or retrospective Chart Review.
- Resources for use in an improvement plan, including a Real-Time Assessment Tool for Patients With PTSD, the executive summary of the APA Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With PTSD, and a selection of influential publications on posttraumatic stress disorder to help psychiatrists stay current with advances in research and treatment.
- Peer and Patient Survey Forms for use in the Feedback Modules (Part 4 of MOC)
- A detailed description and explanation of the MOC Program as presented by the ABPN, including details on record keeping, phase-in schedule, and auditing.
Exercises provided in the workbook are to be completed both in the book and online. Continuing medical education (CME) activities were developed in compliance with ABPN reporting requirements, and credit for these activities is recorded in this activity and it's related activities. The FOCUS program aims to educate physicians, refresh their knowledge and skills, and facilitate the documentation of their ongoing professional development and competency.
CME Credit and MOC Approval
Improvement Activity—Real-Time Assessment Tool for Patients with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Begin Date: August 2014
Program End Date: October 31, 2019
The APA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The APA designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The activity requires purchase of the workbook prior to accessing the course, in the workbook you are given an CME Code for credit that you will be prompted to enter in the Group ID on the purchase step.
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Improvement Activity: Real-Time Assessment Tool for PTSD The Real-Time Assessment Tool for Patients With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is a continuing medical education (CME) activity that may be used as a component of your self-determined improvement plan. The tool is provided as one resource you might use if after completing Stage A of the PIP module, you determine that additional information about making an assessment of a patient with PTSD would provide information useful to you in improving practice.
For detailed information from the American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines for the Psychiatric Evaluation of Adults please refer to the 2016 guideline available at http://psychiatryonline.org/doi/pdf/10.1176/appi.books.9780890426760
The APA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The APA designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
After completing the Real-Time Assessment Tool in the FOCUS MOC PTSD Workbook, continue to the online evaluation, document your participation, and receive a certificate of credit.
Psychiatrists participating in MOC and other psychiatrists in clinical practice; psychiatric residents and fellows; physicians who wish to improve their knowledge of clinical psychiatry and patient care in PTSD.
By completing the activities in this workbook, physicians will: 1) assess their strengths and weaknesses in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with PTSD; 2) evaluate their knowledge and clinical skills; 3) participate in a program of quality improvement and develop and implement their own plan of improvement; and 4) advance their assessment, communication, diagnostic, and treatment skills and improve patient care for patients with PTSD.
No support from commercial sources was used in the development and production of this CME program.
Deborah J. Hales, M.D., Former Director, American Psychiatric Association Division of Education, Arlington, Virginia. No financial affiliations with commercial organizations.
Mark Hyman Rapaport, M.D., Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia. Consultant: Pax, Inc. Grant/Research Support: NIMH, NCCAM.
Farifteh Duffy, Ph.D., American Psychiatry Foundation, American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education, Arlington, VA. No financial affiliations with commercial organizations.
Laura Fochtmann, M.D., Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY. No financial affiliations with commercial organizations.
Thomas Craig, M.D., Springfield, VA. No financial affiliations with commercial organizations.
Joyce C. West, Ph.D., M.P.P., American Psychiatric Foundation, American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education, Arlington, VA. No financial affiliations with commercial organizations.
Eve K. Moscicki, Sc.D., M.P.H., American Psychiatric Foundation, American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education, Arlington, VA. No financial affiliations with commercial organizations.
Tristan Gorrindo, M.D., Director of Education, American Psychiatric Association. No financial affiliations with commercial organizations.
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Program Release Date: February 2007
PROGRAM REVIEW DATE: October 2017
PROGRAM END DATE: October 31, 2019
Contact Information For questions about FOCUS MOC PTSD Workbook, please contact: American Psychiatric Association Department of CME 1000 Wilson Blvd, Suite 1825 Arlington, VA 22209 (703) 907-7300 firstname.lastname@example.org