After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:

  1. Discuss the effects of stress (incl. telomeres), and causes of burnout, define “extreme self-care” & benefits of being a healthy role model/ healthy patient.
  2. Explain how healthy habits/lifestyle can improve competency, quality of care, patient safety, patient behaviors/outcomes, and clinician/Pt quality of life.
  3. Describe strategies for lifelong prevention of stress effects and burnout (for you/ your patients).
  4. Discuss how to break unhealthy habits and start healthy habits, including habit stacking (for you/ your patients).
  5. Discuss the detailed history and neuromuscular exam and use this information to formulate an appropriate differential diagnosis.
  6. Discuss how Central Nervous System and Peripheral Nervous System problems present and how to differentiate them.
  7. Recognize signs and symptoms of cervical myelopathy.
  8. Examine the etiology of diagnostic errors.
  9. Describe the scope of diagnostic error issues specific to advance practice providers.
  10. Explore strategies that are useful to decrease diagnostic errors in practice.
  11. List the questions made by examining the history of advanced care and advanced care planning.
  12. Review data surrounding CPR survival rates to assist in providing guidance during code status discussions.
  13. Describe strategies for improving discussions about code status.
  14. Describe indications for minimally invasive structural heart disease interventions.
  15.  Identify patients eligible for structural heart disease research trials at Baystate.
  16. Participate in care for patients before and after structural heart disease interventions.
  17. Identify the four categories of circulatory shock and how they are distinguished.
  18. Define concepts of circulatory control, oxygen transport, and oxygen supply and demand.
  19. Review therapy, including fluid resuscitation and the use of pressors and inotropes
  20. Recognize harm reduction as a new approach to substance use disorder (SUD)
  21. Identify signs and symptoms of SUD
  22. Enhance comfort with prescribing the lifesaving medications buprenorphine-naloxone for SUD.
  23. Describe aneurysms, risk factors for development, and anatomic classification.
  24. Define and understand aneurysm diameter and understand surveillance protocols.
  25. Explore aortic aneurysm surgical treatment modalities
  26. Review the hypothesized pathophysiology of depression
  27. Compare and contrast select antidepressant medications and their pharmacology
  28. Discuss the applications of antidepressant pharmacotherapy pearls to a series of patient scenarios
  29. Understand diagnostic workup of anemia in adults
  30. Review causes and diagnosis of iron deficiency anemia
  31. Define Treatment of Iron deficiency anemia in Adults
  32. Access relevant information to support patient care and research, whether working onsite or remotely.
  33. Describe the content and purpose of several library resources.
  34. Discuss construct search alerts and journal alerts to keep current on the latest literature in the field. 
  35. Discuss the concept of an Accountable Care Organization and how it relates to Value-Based Care.
  36. Describe the “Triple Aim” as the underpinning of Value-Based Care
  37. Explain the concepts of Value-Based Care are applied in clinical practice
  38. Describe the common differential diagnoses for irritability in children.
  39. Discuss the difference between episodic and chronic irritability
  40. Discuss the first-line treatments for different conditions presenting with irritability.




National Speaker, Educator, Award Winning Author, Health Coach

Senior Faculty, Advanced Practice Education Associate (APEA)

Barry Rodstein, MD, MPH

Chief, Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Medical Director, Informatics

Baystate Health

Associate Professor

Department of Neurology at UMMS-Baystate

Doug Salvador MD, MPH

SVP & Chief Quality Officer, Baystate Health

Chief Medical Officer, Baystate Medical Center

Associate Professor of Medicine

University of Massachusetts Medical School - Baystate

Yael Tarshish, MD

Medical Director of Palliative Care, UMass Chan-Baystate

Assistant Professor of Medicine, UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate

Andrew Goldsweig, MD, MS, FACC, FSCAI, FSVM, RPVI

Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

Director, Cardiovascular Clinical Research

Baystate Medical Center

Thomas L. Higgins MD, MBA, MACP, MCCM

Intensive Care Physician

Interim Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Professor of Medicine and Anesthesiology

University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School - Baystate

Lauren Meade MD, FACP

Associate Professor of Medicine, UMASS Chan

High Street Health Center - Baystate Health

Hazel Marecki, MD

Baystate Medical Center

Baystate Vascular

Christopher Merrick, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Geriatrics

Baystate Medical Center

Department of Acute Care Pharmacy Services

Chandravathi Loke, MD, MBBS

Program Director - Hematology/Oncology Fellowship

Assistant Professor of Medicine

UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate

Bridget Gunn, MSLS, MS, AHIP

Information & Knowledge Services Librarian

Baystate Health

 Paul Pirraglia, MD, MPH

Chief General Medicine & Community Health

Baystate Health

Othman M. Mohammad, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

UMASS Medical School-Baystate

Baystate Medical Center

Faculty Disclosure

The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education (CE) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options. Any relevant financial relationships are mitigated prior to the educational activity.

None of the planners or faculty for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. 



Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Baystate Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 contact hour(s).  Nurses should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team and learners will receive 8.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

Session date: 
04/14/2023 - 8:00am to 5:30pm EDT
Baystate Medical Center
1550 Main Street Conference Room & Zoom
Springfield, MA 01199
United States
  • 8.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credit
    Baystate Health has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 8.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PA’s should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
  • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 8.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 8.00 IPCE Credit Hour(s)

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