Evidence Based Clinical Modules
Alosa Health produces educational materials on common primary care topics that are designed for health care professionals practicing internal medicine, family medicine, and geriatrics. Given the large amount of new literature that is produced regularly, it is difficult to stay current on recent clinical research results, let alone translate that information into routine patient care and medication-use decisions. Alosa Health’s team of physician authors synthesizes current information on optimal therapies into accessible, non-commercial, evidence-based educational material. These clinical materials are used as teaching tools in Alosa Health’s academic detailing programs with the goal of informing and supporting physician prescribing decisions and patient care.
Each educational module provides information on the pharmacology and clinical practice issues relating to the target drugs and conditions selected. There are typically four main documents in each educational module: a comprehensive “evidence document” that provides an overview of the literature, a shorter full-page brochure that summarizes key points, a small reference card that fits into physician coat pockets, and an accompanying patient brochure or brochures that physicians can use for patient education. Modules may also include tear-off pads with additional information or resources for patients.
All Alosa Health educational materials, while copyrighted, are free online for single-use, non-commercial educational purposes. To obtain hard copies or to license the use of our materials in an educational program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Available Clinical Modules
CME credits available through Harvard Medical School (HMS) or MA Medical Society (MMS)
- Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders (CME credit from HMS through August 2017)
- Antipsychotic medications in nursing homes (CME credit from MMS through May 2017)
- Atrial Fibrillation (CME credit from HMS through July 2018)
- COPD and smoking cessation (CME credit from HMS through November 2016).
- Falls and mobility (CME credit from HMS through April 2017)
- Heart Failure (CME credit from HMS through December 2018)
- Hypertension (CME credit from HMS through November 2019)
- Incontinence (CME credit from HMS through April 2018)
- Lipids (CME credit from HMS through July 2019)
- Managing pain in the elderly (CME credit from HMS through December 2017)
- Opioids (CME credit from MMS through March 2018)
- Type 2 diabetes (CME credit from HMS through April 2019)