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JBJS Clinical Classroom: A Better Path to Orthopaedic Proficiency

In 2017, JBJS launched JBJS Clinical Classroom on NEJM Knowledge+, an adaptive learning platform that meets the unique learning needs and requirements of orthopedic surgeons worldwide. Clinical Classroom identifies gaps in individual users’ knowledge and assesses their self-confidence in 11 orthopaedic subspecialties. Curated by orthopaedic experts and powered by leading-edge learning technology, Clinical Classroom has quickly become a leading platform for orthopaedic surgeons who want to:

  • Improve their knowledge and critical thinking skills
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest and highest-quality orthopaedic findings
  • Earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (for US learners who successfully answer questions), and
  • Earn SAE credits for Maintenance of Certification (for US learners who successfully answer questions)

To meet changing user needs and implement technological advancements, JBJS has improved the overall user experience in Clinical Classroom. These significant changes were made possible by upgrading from the original Knowledge+ platform to the new Rhapsode platform by Area9.

Highlights of JBJS Clinical Classroom on Rhapsode include the following:

  • Enhanced look and feel: The clean, modern Dashboard and improved navigation allow you to interact with and move effectively throughout the product for optimal learning.
  • Updated adaptive algorithms that incorporate the most advanced adaptive tools for more efficient individualized learning
  • All-device access: Clinical Classroom is now user-friendly on all devices, with special enhancements for the mobile experience.
  • In-platform coaching delivers helpful tips tailored to your performance and confidence as you progress through subspecialties.
  • And so much more

To learn more about the enhanced JBJS Clinical Classroom on Rhapsode, and to stay up-to-date with ongoing developments, click here.

To explore Clinical Classroom pricing and subscription options, visit the JBJS Store today.

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Attention PAs and NPs: JBJS JOPA CME Membership

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Access the most relevant peer-reviewed orthopaedic content, including unlimited CME, by purchasing a 1-year JBJS JOPA CME membership—for the limited-time special rate of $99.

Your JBJS JOPA CME membership includes the following essential ingredients for your professional development and education:

  • New JBJS Reviews CME every week
  • Full access to JBJS Reviews and JBJS Journal of Orthopaedics for Physician Assistants (JOPA)
  • Monthly Image Quizzes
  • Annual PA Salary Survey
  • Physical Exam and Injection Video Library

With more than 50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM available annually* with your membership, you can complete all your CME for under $100.

To obtain the special $99 rate, click here and enter code WHQ834AA at checkout.

*The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. JBJS designates each JBJS Reviews journal-based activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hi-Value/Hi-Quality CME—Anytime, Anywhere

jbjs_pl_journal_4c_5.pngThe new second-quarter 2017 JBJS Quarterly CME Exam—based on articles published in April, May, and June 2017—is now available.

This course contains 100 assessment questions on topics including Shoulder, Infection, Knee, Pediatrics, Trauma, Hip, General Interest, Sports Medicine, Hand & Wrist, Basic Science, Oncology, Foot & Ankle, Elbow, and Spine.

Selected articles included in the CME Q2 Examination: 

  • Formal Physical Therapy After Total Hip Arthroplasty Is Not Required. A Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Management of ACL Injuries in Children and Adolescents
  • Modular Fluted Tapered Stems in Aseptic Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • The Clinical Outcome of Computer-Navigated Compared with Conventional Knee Arthroplasty in the Same Patients.

This activity is approved for 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and by ABOS for 10 scored and recorded SAE credits

New JBJS CME Subspecialty Exams

OEC LogoNew subspecialty CME exams are now available from The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery in the following topic areas:

  • Adult Hip Reconstruction
  • Adult Knee Reconstruction
  • Shoulder and Elbow
  • Spine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Trauma

Each exam consists of 10 questions based on articles published in JBJS within the past 12 months. Exams can be used for study purposes at no cost. Each exam activity may be submitted for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Hi-Value/Hi-Quality CME—Anytime, Anywhere

The first 2016 JBJS Quarterly CME Exam—based on articles published in January, February, and March—is now available.

OEC Logo.pngStarting now and going forward, each interactive quarterly CME experience from JBJS contains 100 questions and is approved for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Even better, the ABOS has approved the JBJS Quarterly Exams for 10 Self-Assessment Exam (SAE) credits—half of the 20 SAE credits per three-year cycle that you need for Maintenance of Certification (MOC). So you can meet several continuing-education requirements with a single JBJS-vetted learning experience.

Take JBJS Quarterly Exams online anytime, anywhere, with each exam available for one year from time of initial posting.

Cost for the quarterly CME exam is $100, and the exam may be taken multiple times  for review purposes without payment.

Go to the JBJS Orthopaedic Education Center to see the whole course catalog of quarterly, subspecialty, and JBJS Reviews CME options, and start the new quarterly CME activity today.

Did you know that JBJS is an accredited CME provider?

For over 125 years, the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (JBJS) has been the premier journal for orthopaedic surgeons. Today, our publication portfolio has grown to 4 peer-reviewed, evidence-based journals. Two of these journals offer continuing medication education (CME) for orthopaedic generalists, specialists and allied health personnel. The development of the CME activities is overseen by a committee consisting of editors from The Journal and JBJS Reviews.

The JBJS CME program is designed to enhance the knowledge, competence and performance of orthopaedic surgeons worldwide, and to improve musculoskeletal health for their patients. Our CME program addresses a range of clinical topics including: adult hip and knee reconstruction, foot and ankle surgery, spine surgery, shoulder and elbow surgery, pain management, sports medicine, pediatrics, and trauma. After successful completion of the period of Provisional Accreditation, JBJS received full accreditation for our CME program in March of 2015.

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery offers two CME activities: The Quarterly CME Activity and the Subspecialty CME Activity. Each of these CME activities is an interactive educational experience of examination questions based on articles published in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The Quarterly CME Activity contains 50 questions and is also designated for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. The Subspecialty CME activity contains 10 questions and is designated for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

The Quarterly CME activity is approved by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) as a Self-Assessment Examination (SAE) that qualifies for SAE CME under the Board’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program. Each Quarterly activity grants 5 SAE credits and must be submitted in pairs for maintenance of certification

JBJS Reviews, our newest journal, offers a journal-based CME activity with each article. Each article contains 5 CME assessment questions that can be completed and submitted after reading the article for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

JBJS is committed to providing timely, relevant CME to orthopaedic surgeons and allied health providers worldwide, promoting effective decision-making and clinical practice based on the gold-standard of peer-reviewed, scientific information contained within our publications.

You can access JBJS CME activities by visiting the JBJS Orthopaedic Education Center.

Maximizing Your Non-Physician Practitioners

Physician assistants and nurse practitioners (often referred to as nonphysician practitioners, or NPPs) can be instrumental in helping physician practices speed reimbursements, increase patient satisfaction, and reduce paperwork burdens for doctors. An article on ORTHOPRENEUR, a digital journal, suggests that practices employ the following tips to ensure optimal utilization of these valuable professionals:

  • Create accurate job descriptions.
  • Research your payer mix and reimbursement rules.
  • Coordinate a pre-employment shadowing day before making a formal offer to an NPP.
  • Include professional memberships and CME allowance in the offer.
  • Market your new NPP just as you would a new physician.
  • Provide one-on-one training with physicians during the NPP’s orientation.
  • Create patient scheduling policies and protocols for your staff; train the staff on the type of appointments for which NPPs will be utilized.
  • Train your NPP on billing and documentation, including coding.