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Blending Initiative Motivational Interviewing CME/CE and Patient Simulation

Revised October 2016

These programs provide a unique forum where the CME course and the Patient Simulation jointly provide practical guidance for physicians and other clinicians in effective Motivational Interviewing techniques that will facilitate conversations with patients to address Health Risk Behaviors. The CME Course guides physicians and other clinicians through practical skills building and technique development using videos to model effective communication, while the Patient Simulation allows for real time testing and reinforcement of these skills in the clinical setting.

Talking to Patients About Health Risk Behaviors

Motivational Interviewing Test and Teach Activity

screencap of CME video

The goal of the CME activity is to introduce concepts of motivational interviewing that can be used in patient interactions and guide physicians and clinicians through skills building and technique development.

Motivational Interviewing Patient Simulation

screencap of simulator

The goal of the Patient Simulation is to provide a practical forum where motivational interviewing skills and techniques can be tested and reinforced. Take the simulation.

MedChi designates this web-based enduring educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(TM). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Engaging Adolescent Patients About Marijuana Use

An adolescent boy talking to a doctor

This stand-alone Patient Simulation CME/CE Activity is designed to offer a hands-on approach to learning valuable and effective Motivational Interviewing skills for use with adolescent patients. With the help of a virtual coach and written response feedback, users can employ a series of interactions focused on engagement, evoking change talk, and collaborating on a plan for change.

Physicians – Earn a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™

Nurses – Earn 1.50 ANCC Contact Hour(s) (0 contact hours are in the area of pharmacology)

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MedChi designates this web-based enduring educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(TM). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

This page was last updated October 2016