ELM Exchange

Continuing Education Programs for Healthcare

Please review the information below pertaining to Med-IQ's continuing education programs. Med-IQ is accredited to provide both CE for nurses and CME for physicians. The type and amount of credit for each course is indicated on the My Courses and/or course introduction page.

Case-based continuing education: Whether redacted from actual medical malpractice cases illustrating the complex interactions between medicine and law or from the first-hand experience of Med-IQ's distinguished faculty, Med-IQ's course content is based on actual events you may encounter in practice and reflects best practices supported by recent patient safety literature.

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Med-IQ is accredited to provide both CE for nurses and CME for physicians. The type and amount of credit for each course is indicated on the My Courses and/or course introduction page.

CME for Physicians

Med-IQ Exchange, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Nursing Contact Hours

Med-IQ is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Program Information

Hardware/Software Requirements

The Med-IQ courses have been designed to operate in the most commonly used internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, etc.) and mobile device web-surfing platforms (iPhone, Droid, etc.). If you have altered your browser's configuration, you must at least ensure that it accepts "cookies" and has JavaScript enabled. For technical assistance, contact Med-IQ Support.

Instructions for Obtaining Continuing Education Credit

Participants are expected to visit all case presentations before attempting to take the test and activity evaluation. Successful completion of a unit will lead to the online issuance of a certificate. Please follow these steps in order to receive credit for taking a course:

  • Read all of the relevant accreditation information.
  • Read and complete all modules included in each course.
  • Receive a passing test score (70% minimum) on the course.
  • Complete the online post-activity evaluation.

Your certificate will be issued electronically following successful completion of the course test and post-activity evaluation.


Content Validity Attestation Statements

Med-IQ activities have been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

Med-IQ activities have been designed and developed in compliance with the ANCC Accreditation Criteria.

Med-IQ Exchange, Inc. must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in its educational activities. All faculty participating in this activity are required to disclose to the audience any relevant financial interest and/or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services discussed in his/her presentation and/or the commercial contributor(s) of this activity. Med-IQ's faculty and planners do not have any conflicts of interest that would compromise the content of the activities.

This is a risk management education course that addresses the risks that arise in the clinical practice of medicine. It does not endorse specific commercial products or drugs, nor does it promote off-label drug use.

Med-IQ does not accept commercial support or sponsorship, as defined by the ACCME/ANCC, for any of its continuing education activities.

Faculty Staff

Med-IQ course content is developed and updated by a distinguished faculty of physician-attorneys and medical-liability experts. With decades of clinical and instructional experience in analyzing and resolving medical liability problems, the Med-IQ editorial faculty brings expertise, experience, and authority to the coursework.

Jeff Shane, MD, JD

Elizabeth Wiley, M.D., J.D., M.P.H.

Kathy Schaefer, MSN, RN, CCRN

Sharon Bagalio, BSN, MPH, CPHRM

Caty House

Neither the faculty listed above nor the planners for Med-IQ's continuing education activities have any relevant financial relationships that would bias or compromise the presentation of these materials.


Legal Disclaimer: This information is intended to provide general guidelines for risk management. It is not intended and should not be construed as legal or medical advice.