AAFP

Earn CME while you support the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians. A portion of the price of each AAFP self-study package you purchase will go directly to KAFP to help support local initiatives. Use AAFP self-study packages to enhance your expertise and expand your knowledge on common family medicine topics. Featuring recorded audio and video presentations from current AAFP live courses.

Here’s how:

AAFP

The AAFP’s national public service announcement campaign (PSA) continues in August with a segment on shingles. Each PSA will educate the audience about an issue and urge them to visit familydoctor.org for more information. Please help us educate our patients by referring them to the familydoctor.org website.

The following familydoctor.org months and/or topics will be highlighted and the PSAs will be released the first day of the appropriate month:

  • May – Mental and Emotional Health (bullying; launched)
  • July – Back to School (flu and the importance of personal hygiene; launched)
  • Aug – Immunizations (shingles for adults starting at 50 years of age)
  • Sept – Sports/Exercise at Every Age (concussions)
  • Oct – Family Health and Safety (gun safety)
  • Nov – Addiction and Recovery (opioid abuse and safe pill storage)

Each PSA has an English and Spanish version as well as radio and television formats. The August PSA will be released August 1.

AAFP

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). The Health is Primary campaign (www.healthisprimary.org) is participating in NIAM, and will focus on emphasizing the importance of immunizations across the lifespan – for babies, children, teens and adults – in preventing diseases and protecting public health. The August toolkit (www.healthisprimary.org) is available. Help spread the word on social media and use hashtags: #MakeHealthPrimary #ImmunizationsarePrimary #NIAM18

 

KDHE

Join Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention for a webinar on Wednesday, July 25 from noon to 1:30 p.m. to learn about developing and delivering effective suicide prevention messaging, in advance of National Suicide Prevention Week in September. The webinar presenters will highlight the Action Alliance’s Framework for Successful Messaging, an online, research-based resource that offers guidance on developing suicide prevention messaging.

ABFM

There is still time to enroll in PRIME Registry and simplify your MIPS reporting for 2018. The PRIME Registry Manual MIPS Reporting tool is also available now—no EHR required. Enroll by clicking here.

KAFP

Tuesday, July 17 is the deadline to register to vote in the August 7 primary. If you are not already registered, you can register to vote onlineby fax, or in person at your Kansas county election office.  We encourage you to consider candidates who support our Legislative Priorities.  In addition, Representative John Eplee, MD, FAAFP urges members to ask these two questions of primary candidates:

  • Do you support science behind vaccines?
  • Do you support legislation that would increase vaccination rates in Kansas?

Read instructions for registering to vote.

IAC Express

The American Journal of Preventive Medicine published a study by Sylvia Becker-Dreps et al. titled Effectiveness of Prenatal Tetanus, Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis Vaccination in the Prevention of Infant Pertussis in the U.S. The abstract is reprinted below.

Introduction
It is recommended that all pregnant women in the U.S. receive tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) immunization to prevent infant pertussis. This study’s objective was to examine the clinical effectiveness of prenatal Tdap, and whether effectiveness varies by gestational age at immunization.

Methods
A nationwide cohort study of pregnant women with deliveries in 2010–2014 and their infants was performed. Commercial insurance claims data were analyzed in 2016–2017 to identify Tdap receipt by the pregnant women, and hospitalizations and outpatient visits for pertussis in their infants until the infants reached 18 months of age. Pertussis occurrence was compared between infants of mothers who received prenatal Tdap (overall and stratified by gestational age at administration) and infants of unvaccinated mothers.

Results
There were 675,167 mother–infant pairs in the cohort. Among infants whose mothers received prenatal Tdap, the rate of pertussis was 43 percent lower (hazard ratio=0.57, 95% CI=0.35, 0.92) than infants whose mothers did not receive prenatal or postpartum Tdap; this reduction was consistent across pertussis definitions (hazard ratio for inpatient-only pertussis=0.32, 95% CI=0.11, 0.91). Pertussis rates were also lower for infants whose mothers received Tdap during the third trimester. Infants whose mothers received Tdap at <27 weeks of gestation did not experience reductions in pertussis rates (hazard ratio for pertussis=1.10, 95% CI=0.54, 2.25).

Conclusions
Infants of mothers who received prenatal Tdap experienced half the rate of pertussis as compared with infants of unimmunized mothers. These results do not provide evidence to support changing the currently recommended timing of Tdap administration in pregnancy.

Access the complete article:  Effectiveness of Prenatal Tetanus, Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis Vaccination in the Prevention of Infant Pertussis in the U.S.

 

KAFP

KAFP is offering a Health Behavior KSA Group Learning Session on September 14 in Dodge City. Don’t miss this opportunity complete this ABFM module.

HEALTH BEHAVIOR KSA GROUP LEARNING SESSION

Friday, September 14, 2018
1:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Register at KSA Group Learning.

Western Plains Medical Complex
Conference Room
3001 Avenue A
Dodge City, KS 67801

Following the KSA, attendees will:
• Complete the ABFM Knowledge Self Assessment (KSA) “Health Behavior” module
• Earn 8 CME AAFP credits

This Live activity, KAFP Health Behavior KSA Group Learning Session, from 06/13/2018 – 11/30/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to  8.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

KAFP

Register for the RISE Webinar on Wednesday, August 29 – featuring Terry “Lee” Mills, MD, FAAFP, who will present Increasing Joy in Practice, Avoiding Burnout, Building Resilient Practices and Careers. Sign up today!

Join us for the third KAFP RISE Webinar Series, interact with Dr. Mills and learn about increasing your joy in practice, avoiding burnout and building a resilient practice and career.

This Live series activity, KAFP RISE Webinar Series, from 01/31/2018 – 10/24/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Each webinar is approved for 0.5 AAFP Prescribed credits. KAFP will submit CME earned for members who participate in live webinars.

There is no charge for the RISE Webinar Series. Registration is required to receive log-in information.

 

KAFP-Foundation

The Let’s Move, Kansas run/walk on Saturday, October 20 at Sedgwick County Park, Wichita. benefits your KAFP-Foundation. It is a great way to support your Foundation’s programs for residents and students while living a healthy lifestyle and sharing it with friends and family! Registration and sponsorship information is available at: Let’s Move, Kansas.

Register by August 20 for the early bird rate of $30. Register as a team for $3 off per registrant AND if you are a resident or medical student, use the discount code STURES18 and receive an additional $5 off!

Let’s Move Kansas aims to promote an active, healthy lifestyle for all Kansans. Mark your calendars for October 20, 2018 at Sedgwick County Park, Wichita, Kansas for this year’s event!

Proceeds benefit the KAFP-Foundation.  Join us in motivating Kansans to move, and supporting the future of family medicine!

Special thanks to our presenting sponsor, KU School of Medicine-Wichita and our platinum sponsor, Grene Vision Group. If your hospital/clinic/company is interested in being a sponsor for this event, click here for more information.