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 clinicians. 

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.

 

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 30.00 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 30.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 1.00 MOC Part IV Project
    Aurora Health Care has been approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties as a portfolio provider for Part IV Credits towards Maintenance of Certification. This applies only to those Boards participating in the MSPP Program. Check with your certifying Board for specifics. Any fees relating to Board Certification still apply.
Course opens: 
04/11/2017
Course expires: 
10/21/2019
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
5

Faculty

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

Disclosures

The planners and speaker(s) have indicated that there are no financial relationships with any commercial interests to be disclosed.

Accreditation Statement

Aurora Health Care is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

Aurora Health Care designates this live activity for a maximum of 30.00 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

This QI Effort meets MOC Part IV Standards and Guidelines for the ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Approval Program Organization and is eligible for MOC Part IV through participating ABMS Member Boards and for Category 1 PI-CME credits through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. 

Physician Assistant: As an Approved Portfolio Sponsor, Advocate Aurora Health has been approved by the ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Approval Program Organization to approve QI Efforts for MOC Part IV (for physicians) and for Category 1 PI-CME credit (for PAs) through July 2020.

 The following ABMS Boards will accept this project for the MOC Part IV Requirement:

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

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


ABMS Member Board Participation and Recognition for MOC Part IV  https://cpd.aurora.org/content/moc-recognition#overlay-context=

Available Credit

  • 30.00 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 30.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 1.00 MOC Part IV Project
    Aurora Health Care has been approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties as a portfolio provider for Part IV Credits towards Maintenance of Certification. This applies only to those Boards participating in the MSPP Program. Check with your certifying Board for specifics. Any fees relating to Board Certification still apply.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
04/11/2017
Course expires: 
10/21/2019
 
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You must complete and submit all project activities by October 21, 2019 in order to receive MOC credit.  We will be closing all current projects on that date (October 21, 2019) but will  launch new/updated projects in January 2020.

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 Advocate Aurora providers (employed and independent) only. Please use "Aurora Login" to access the project. If you need help enrolling or logging in, please contact the CME Office at cme@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