Screening and Treating Major Depressive Disorder in Primary Care

Depression is one of the leading causes of disability in persons 15 years and older. It affects individuals, but can impact families, businesses, and society. The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that all adults be screened for depression because If only those showing symptoms were screened a significant proportion of individuals who do not display or disclose symptoms would be missed.

Because depression is commonly co-occurring with cardiac disease, diabetes and cancer, primary care practitioners are often the frontline providers of behavioral health care. 

Primary care clinics can be busy and clinicians are often pressed for time so this course was designed to assist clinicians in screening patients effectively and efficiently. In addition to information, we provide tools and a list of resources to help implement a team based collaborative approach to help patients with depression live well. The goal of this course is to help you identify and treat patients with depression. You will be completing this activity in 3 stages during which you will pause the course to apply what you have learned and then report back. This 3 Stages include:

  • Stage A: Complete self-assessment and set goals for improvement
  • Stage B: Watch 30 minute video, complete 2 improvement cycles (4 weeks each), and reflect on your project
  • Stage C: Complete self-assessment and reflect on your project
     

Target Audience

The audience for this course includes primary care physicians, residents, PAs and advanced practice providers. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Assess how closely your current assessment and treatment follows evidence-based recommendations.
  2. Identify areas of improvement and develop an improvement plan.
  3. Improve the care of patients with a diagnosis of major depressive disorder in clinical practice.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 20.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    Aurora Health Care is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Aurora Health Care designates this activity for a maximum of 20.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Course opens: 
04/11/2017
Course expires: 
12/31/2017
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
5

Faculty

Course Director: Cynthia Valentin, APNP, PhD; Aurora Health Care
John Brill, MD; Aurora Health Care
Colleen Nichols, MD; Aurora Health Care
Kristine Bruno, MD; Aurora Health Care
Jay J. Chrostowski, PsyD, ABPP-Cl; Aurora Health Care 
Jessica Small, PharmD, BCPP; Aurora Health Care
Brandon Markel , Psy.D., ACT; Aurora Health Care
Renee McCord; Aurora Health Care
Kristin Ouweneel;  Aurora Health Care
Terry Frederick;  Aurora Health Care

Disclosures

As an accredited provider of the WI Medical Society, Aurora Health Care must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in its educational activities.  Course Directors, planning committees, faculty, and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest to participants of the educational activity.  An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she (or spouse/partner) has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control.

No faculty, presenters, planners, or anyone controlling content have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Aurora Health Care has been approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) as a Multi-Specialty Portfolio Provider (MSPP). This allows Aurora Health Care to award Maintenance of Certification Part IV credits to those participants in this program who demonstrate active participation in this course. The following ABMS Boards will accept this project for the MOC Part IV Requirement:

  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology  
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Radiology
  • Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Urology

After verifying completion of all requirements and active participation, the CPD Office will review and forward the attestation form to the ABMS who will then transfer your credits to your certifying board. 
 

Available Credit

  • 20.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    Aurora Health Care is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Aurora Health Care designates this activity for a maximum of 20.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
04/11/2017
Course expires: 
12/31/2017
 
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First "ENROLL" in "Screening and Treating Major Depressive Disorder in Primary Care," and then you will be able to enroll in the stages.

This project is available to Aurora Health Care providers (employed and independent) only. Please use "Aurora Login" to access the project. If you need help enrolling or logging in, please contact the Aurora CPD Office at CPDDepartment@aurora.org or at (414) 219-5490.

This project includes 3 Stages:

  • Stage A: Complete self-assessment and set goals for improvement
  • Stage B: Watch 30 minute video, complete 2 improvement cycles, and reflect on your project
  • Stage C: Complete self-assessment and reflect on your project