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Emergency Medicine CME Requirements

Board Certified Physicians

The American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) requires an average of 25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ annually. Of these 25 CME credits, at least 8 must be from self assessment activities. All of them should be relevant to your practice area.

Note that AAFP Prescribed Credit, ACOG cognates, and AOA Category 1-A Credits are considered equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credits.

Since the ABEM only requires an average of 25 credits per year, additional credits can roll forward.

For example, 50 credits earned this year satisfy ABEM CME requirements through next year.

Physician Assistant CAQ-EM

Certified PAs (physician assistants) have the option to earn and maintain a certificate of added qualification in emergency medicine.

To be eligible, a PA must earn a minimum of 75 credits of category 1 CME focused on emergency medicine in the six years preceding the exam application. At least 25 of those credits must be earned in the preceding two years.

Once awarded, the CAQ is valid for ten years, during which time a minimum of 125 category 1 CME credits focused on emergency medicine must be logged for maintenance.

There are additional requirements beyond CME, so be sure to verify the full criteria with the NCCPA.

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The National Commission on the Certification of PAs (NCCPA) CAQ in Emergency Medicine requirements

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Emergency Medicine Nurse Practitioners

Emergency medicine nurse practitioners with the ENP-C credential have two options to maintain their emergency medicine certification every five years.

The first option is to obtain a minimum of 1,000 emergency care clinical practice hours and 100 emergency-related continuing education (CE) credits within the current 5-year period of certification.

Your other option is to retake the appropriate certification examination prior to your current certification expiring.

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Audio Digest CME

Physicians, PAs, and NPs can earn continuing medical education (CME) credits and maintenance of certification (MOC) points with Audio Digest Platinum Membership.

It is a two-year long subscription that comes with access to their entire library of specialties, including emergency medicine, trauma, critical care, and other relevant areas. Clinical updates and new content is added automatically at no extra charge.

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Earn category 1 CME with engaging clinical vignettes designed to help identify strengths and areas in need of more attention.

If you are like me, you'll look up after starting with more CME credits than you know what to do with. Truly the fastest & easiest way to earn your CME credits.

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You'll learn how to properly repair lacerations using traditional simple interrupted technique, horizontal mattress, vertical mattress, continuous running stitch, subcuticular stitch, cornered buried, and deep buried stitch.

DosedDaily EM for PAs

DosedDaily offers emergency medicine self assessment CME credits for PAs at an affordable price. They do this with a daily email that asks one clinically relevant question about a new practice update you should know about.

It's one of the easiest and fastest ways to stay clinically informed, earn CME credits, and focus your ongoing EM education all at once.

MDCalc Point of Care EM CME

While MDCalc is not a calculator repository only for emergency medicine, many clinical calculators here are super useful in the emergency care setting.

There are hundreds of clinical calculators eligible for category 1 CME credit, which you’ll be able to earn while working a shift. It doesn’t get much more convenient than that.

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Generally focused on CME activities for the pain management practitioner, there are also gems designed specifically for the emergency medicine setting.

Case in point, ultrasound guided interventional pain management for the emergency medicine physician.

Or get this POCUS bundle plus all other CME activities with a one year subscription full of clinical pearls you'll be able to start using right away.

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Hippo Education Essentials of EM

Another favorite of mine is Hippo Education. Their audio CME is just plain fun to listen to and chock-full of some of the shiniest clinical pearls you’ll ever hear.

Get your subscription to Essentials of EM here and save 20 percent. Hippo will also donate $50 to GiveWell charity.

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Emergency Medicine CME with Gift Card Rewards

CME with gift card offers are popular with clinicians who need to spend their remaining CME allowance before it expires.

With online CME that comes with a complimentary Amazon gift card, you can easily meet your annual CME and MOC requirements while earning a bonus for your efforts.

Because these continuing medical education activities can be done anywhere, they are often a better alternative to in-person CME conferences.

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