Cutting Down Knowledge Translation Time: If you have ever published a book chapter or a peer reviewed journal article you know it is a timely process. On average to get a book chapter published it takes about 5 years and a journal article 2 years. In the meantime, there is new research being published. Maybe if you are lucky you make it to a conference that keeps you updated, but honestly how many conferences do you go to that really impact or change your practice?

Knowledge translation (KT) is the process involved in moving research from the laboratory bench, research journals, and academic conferences to the hands of providers who can put it to practical use at the bedside or in the prehospital environment. REBEL EM has been dedicated to this initiative for several years and is now happy to be able to provide Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Education Hours (CEH) for several of these activities.

CME Activity Description
These activities provide the learner with methods to acquire and critically appraise research. These activities will discuss the reliability of information, how the learner can keep current with research, and apply this information to their clinical practice.

Who Should/Can Participate?
These activities are designed to meet the educational needs of:

  • Physicians
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Registered Nurses
  • Paramedics
  • EMT’s
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Anyone requiring CEH/ or CME’s to maintain their medical certification

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of these activities, participants will be able to:

  • Reduce knowledge gaps in patient care
  • Critically appraise current research
  • Decrease time of knowledge translation
  • Participate in the online blog or podcast to discuss best practices
  • Improve your clinical confidence and understanding

Method of Participation
These activities will be in HTML,blog, podcast, and/or video format
To receive  AMA PRA, CAPCE, and CA BRN CME/CEH you should:

  • Log into the IA MED LMS and view the materials
  • Register for the course
  • Complete all course requirements along with the evaluation forms

Criteria for Successful Completion
Learner must successfully complete all course material, answer and complete all questions to obtain a 80% passage rate, and complete the required post course surveys in order to obtain continuing education credit and/or a certificate of attendance.

Hardware/Software Requirements
Activities should run with recent versions of common browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Google Chrome. Please be sure to accept the cookies on login to ensure a seamless user experience.

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation Statement and Designation Statement
The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates in partnership with IA MED  is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates designates these enduring materials for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts certificates of attendance for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

CE activities are accredited for Advanced CEH by the Commission on Accreditation for Prehospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), approved by the International Board of Specialty Care (IBSC), and approved by the IA MED Medical Director Mike Hudson, MD.
You have participated in a CE program that has received CAPCE approval for CE credit. If you have any comments regarding the quality of the program and/or your satisfaction with it, please contact CAPCE at CAPCE, 12300 Ford Road, Suite 350 Dallas, TX 75234. Phone: 972-247-4442 Email:

California Board of Registered Nursing
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 17057, for the approved # of contact hours. The California BRN requires that all documents must be retained by the licensee for the period of 4 years after their course concludes.
Healthcare professionals receiving a certificate of attendance should consult with their licensing board for information on applicability and acceptance.

IA MED Continuing Education Co- Sponsor Director:
Salim R. Rezaie, MD
Greater San Antonio Emergency Physicians

Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
It is the policy of IA MED to ensure balanced, independent, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs and to ensure that such activities are independent of the control of commercial interests. All IA MED employees, instructors, affiliates and continuing education co-sponsors participating in any IA MED educational activity are expected to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest as well as any conflict of interests to IA MED. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.

IA MED and Salim R. Rezaie, Co- Sponsor Director/Subject Matter Expert, have reviewed all financial disclosure information for all speakers, facilitators, and planning committee members and determined and resolved all conflicts of interests.

The following individuals have reported no financial or other relationships with commercial entities whose products/services may relate to the educational content of this activity: Matt Astin, MD, MPH, Salim R. Rezaie, MD, Anand Swaminathan, MD, MPH, Jerald Scott Wieters, MD.

RebelEM Content Reviewers:
Salim R. Rezaie, MD
Greater San Antonio Emergency Physicians

CME/ CEH  Accreditation & Activity Review
All content is peer reviewed by RebelEM as well as reviewed by the IA MED Education Committee.
The IA MED Educational Committee is comprised of a (5) member review body and (1) guest SME representative.

The IA MED Education Committee consist of the following individuals:

  1. Lead Educator – Manages the Education Committee
  2. Medical Director – EMS Fellowship and Air Medical Program Director
  3. Secretary – Administrative  Assistant
  4. Paramedic representative – Active CCT Paramedic
  5. CFRN representative – Active CCT RN
  6. Guest SME (As needed basis) – At the discretion of Medical Director and Lead Educator

IA MED Education Program Director
Chris Smetana
Phone: (844) 464-2633 Ext.111