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OhioHealth CME Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the difference between Category 1 and Category 2 conferences?

A: The differences are as follows

Category 1

Category 1 activities are pre-planned CME programs (or materials) sponsored by an organization or institution

accredited by the ACCME or the state medical societies (i.e. OSMA) in accordance with the Essential areas

and elements, as well as the standards for commercial support. The value of these activities is one credit for

each hour of participation - at least 40 credits per licensure period must be earned in this category.

Category 2

Category 2 activities include CME activities with non-accredited sponsorship, medical teaching, articles,

publications, books, and exhibits, non-supervised individual CME activities, and other meritorious learning

experiences. One credit is given for each hour of participation. There is a limit of 60 credits per licensure period

for this category.

Q: Can I get CME credit for making presentations?

A: Yes. The American Medical Association has stated that physicians can now receive 2 hours of  Category 1

credit for every hour of teaching a category 1 activity. For more information visit the American Medical

Association (see page 12 of the pdf which is page 6 of the booklet)

Q: Where else are there regular conferences that I could attend?

A: Marion General Hospital Conference Series;  Grant Medical Center Conferences;  Grady Memorial Hospital

Q: How do I register for CME?

A: Registration is not required for grand rounds at Riverside. Visitors and "walk-ins" are welcome. To register

for special events, symposia, etc., call the CME office at (614) 566-4675.

Q: Is there a mailing list for CME? How can I be added to that list?

A: Yes, Riverside's CME schedule is distributed on a quarterly basis. To be added to our mailing list, please

call (614) 566-4675 or e-mail: lynchl@ohiohealth.com.  The schedule is also posted & updated on this

website:  www.ohcme.com

Q: Who can I call for more information about CME programs?

Doctors Hospital

•Sulema Lewis, (614) 533-6914

Grady Memorial Hospital

••Pam Snyder, (740) 383-8668

Grant Medical Center

•Jill Lynch (614) 566-4298

Marion General Hospital

•Pam Snyder, (740) 383-8668

Riverside Methodist Hospital

•Lexie Sines, (614) 566-4675

Q: How do I make arrangements for my specific needs?

A: Riverside Methodist Hospital is committed to making conferences accessible to all individuals. If special

arrangements need to be made, please call (614) 566-5769 or e-mail: lynchl@ohiohealth.com

Q: Can RNs and LPNs receive credit for Category 1 conferences?

A: The ONA does recognize Category 1 CME credit for RNs and LPNs. This credit can be applied towards CEU

requirements. You must sign in and maintain proof of attendance (i.e. copy of handouts, credit certificate).

Q:  How do I know if a particular educational activity is acceptable to the

Ohio Board of Nursing as approved CE?

A: The Ohio Board of Nursing will accept, at face value the number of hours awarded for an educational activity

that has been approved for CE, provided it was approved by one of the following:

- An Ohio Board of Nursing Approver of CE for nurses and Ohio Certified Dialysis Technicians;

- A national nursing association or a professional association of any health care discipline which is nationally

accredited to approve CE;

- A health care regulatory board of any state; or

- A nationally accreditied system of CE approval.

- Any course which is acceptable for a nurse is also considered acceptable for an Ohio Certified Dialysis