VEDS CME Course Available Through The Sullivan Group
An online Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome CME course is now available to medical professionals to increase awareness and diagnosis of VEDS among emergency physicians, nurses, and advanced practice clinicians.
As a rare form of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, VEDS is often misdiagnosed or undiagnosed until a major life-threatening medical event. Individuals frequently describe their long road to diagnosis, as well as emergency department visits where physicians have confused them for having a less dangerous condition. The lack of familiarity with VEDS among emergency physicians frequently leads to errors in triage and treatment. Some common hospital procedures can even be harmful to individuals with VEDS.
The e-learning course is available online to organizations who subscribe to The Sullivan Group’s Emergency Medicine CME Training Library or for individual purchase at The Sullivan Group’s website. A portion of the revenue from the Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome CME will be shared with The VEDS Movement to help fund additional initiatives to expand its programs and services for the VEDS community.
About The Sullivan Group
Drawing from nearly 30 years of research into the root causes of the failure to diagnose, The Sullivan Group (TSG) delivers online education to reduce diagnostic error and improve patient safety in emergency medicine. TSG’s online performance improvement platform, RSQ® Solutions, translates this trusted guidance into meaningful clinical analytics that reveal variability in clinical practice, documentation compliance and utilization patterns and is used by some of the nation’s largest hospital systems to successfully reduce adverse outcomes. The Sullivan Group has worked with over 1,000 acute care facilities; its educational activities have been used by 95,000 clinicians and has an impact on over 20 million patient visits annually.
The VEDS ECHO program, provided by the Ehlers-Danlos Society, is dedicated to increasing awareness and education in all aspects of diagnosis and management of Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. The program is facilitated by Dr. Sherene, Shalhub, vascular surgeon and translational researcher at the University of Washington, and Director of the Multidisciplinary Vascular Genetics Clinic at the University of Washington Medical Center.
Clinical experts run a program via the Zoom teleconferencing platform that covers the main aspects of VEDS. Participants are able to share their cases and questions in the sessions and will be guided to further educational materials and support. Monthly sessions are available for free, and each session is worth 1.5 CME credits. More information about VEDS ECHO is available on the Ehlers-Danlos Society’s website, here. Note, the link and button below will take you to the Ehlers-Danlos Society.
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