Your time is valuable and limited. So when you need to invest time for training it should improve your practice and patients. We get it and agree. We have a variety of online training available to help. These can be completed when it works for you, without the cost of travel or time away from work.
We offer continuing medical education on topics such as medical records, veterinary ethics, laws and rules governing the profession, professional standards of care, and controlled substances.
Michigan: Medical records & VETERINARY LAW (2 CME)
Starting next year, December 2020, when a Michigan licensed veterinarian renews their license they will need to demonstrate that they completed 45 hours of continuing education to include one hour on veterinary medical records and one hour on veterinary law and/or controlled substances. This course has been approved by the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association to satisfy the 2 required hours.
vETERINARY MEDICAL RECORD KEEPING (u.S.)
At first, the oft-repeated adage among healthcare professionals “if you didn’t document it, you didn’t do it.” creates an unfortunate perception that the only reason to maintain good medical records is to stay out of trouble. But there are many benefits that extend far beyond just keeping you out of trouble. Learn how to create a legally defensible medical record, ensure compliance with state federal and association rules and regulations, become more proficient in communicating with clients and other veterinary medical professionals, and most importantly, improve patient care.
Moral stress in practice can be directly linked to a lack of ethical literacy. Enhance your ethical literacy, identify resources to support clinical ethical decision-making, compare and contrast legal and ethical duties, and review case scenarios to help inform strategies for problem solving and techniques to decrease moral stress and improve the well-being of veterinary professionals and their patients.
Regulation of the ProfessioN
A perceived failure of veterinary medical care may lead an animal owner or state licensing board to pursue legal recourse which may lead to serious repercussions for a veterinarian. Learn the different ways veterinary professional behavior is governed; list steps in a state license disciplinary action; define the elements of a veterinary malpractice claim and the different types of damages that may be awarded and increase awareness of strategies to prevent legal issues from arising in clinical practice.
While it’s a small part of the veterinarians tool box, veterinarians like physicians, pharmacists prescribe and dispense medications that can be abused and misused. Explore how veterinarians can work together with their medical colleagues, clients, and local and national associations to combat this deadly problem.
standard of care
Veterinarians have a wide spectrum of diagnostic and treatment options for patients. However, the profession struggles with balancing the two extremes of over treatment and those clients that can't access veterinary care due to financial constraints. Learn how the standard of care is applied, the role of the expert witness, and discuss tips for improving the veterinarian’s ability to provide patient care while working within pet owner’s financial constraints.
“This is an exceptional online course on a poignant topic. This course would benefit all veterinary professionals; from student to experienced practitioner. This course will illuminate your medical record deficiencies and reinforce your good habits.” -Stephen C. Steep, DVM
“When I began the course, I thought it would likely be another waste of time. I was quickly and pleasantly surprised to discover that was not the case. If one has any aspiration of practicing quality medicine, this course is not optional it is indispensable.” -John B. Smith, DVM