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UPDATED: Shared Decision-Making in Lung Cancer Screening

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This program will include modules related to Education about lung cancer screening and tobacco treatment, assessment of eligibility for screening and tobacco treatment, shared decision-making about lung cancer screening, and using a decision support tool. We are working to identify areas of need for lung cancer screening outreach, identifying Jefferson practices that serve those areas to scale up the outreach. The target audience for this program includes primary care physicians and other healthcare providers, including NPs, PAs, and Respiratory Care workers. The information from this program will assist healthcare workers with identifying eligible patients for lung cancer screening and employing proper shared decision-making to help patients decide whether screening is right for them or not.

Course Objectives

After completing this online course, you will be able to:

  • Identify eligibility criteria in CMS and USPSF recommendations.
  • Complete documentation with all necessary information in the chart, including eligibility for LCS and tobacco cessation, and referral for tobacco treatment.
  • Identify major lung cancer risk factors.
  • Describe the use of low dose computed tomography (LDCT) to identify early lung cancers. and explain the benefits and risks of screening.
  • Describe the importance of tobacco treatment for patients with a current pack year history and identify information about low- or no-cost resources for tobacco treatment.
  • Identify steps in the shared decision-making process.
  • Identify the reasons patients may or may not choose to be screened.
  • Determine what the patient wants to do.

CHEST Learning Category(s)

Learning Category 2: Self-Directed

This training program complements both centralized and decentralized lung cancer screening by educating learners to identify persons eligible for screening and to guide those who are eligible through shared decision making. After completing the program, learners in health systems with a centralized program should feel confident about making referrals to that program, and learners in health systems with decentralized screening should feel confident about ordering lung cancer screening for interested patients.

Publication expiration date: December 31, 2025

This program is supported in part by an independent medical education grant from DELFI Diagnostics, Inc.

Item Number: 92805.1

Ronald E. Myers, DSW, PhD
Director, Department of Medical Oncology, Division of Population Science
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

Robert J. Volk, PhD
Professor and Deputy Director Department of Health Services Research
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Jamie Studts, PhD
Professor, Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Scientific Director, Behavioral Oncology, Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Program Co-Leader, Cancer Prevention and Control, University of Colorado Cancer Center
Co-Director, Population Health Shared Resource, University of Colorado Cancer Center
Aurora, CO

Nichole Tanner, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Co-Director, Lung Cancer Screening Program
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Nneka Sederstrom, PhD
Chief Health Equity Officer
Hennepin Healthcare
Minneapolis, MN

Teresa Giamboy, DNP, CRNP, CCRN, CTTS-M
Administrative Director of Cancer Operations-
Jefferson Health NE and Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Torresdale
Director, Lung Cancer Program – Jefferson Health NE
Enterprise Program Director, Lung Cancer Screening

Rickie Brawer, PhD, MPH
VP and Chief Community Engagement Officer
Co-Director Center for Urban Health
Co-Director Scholarly Inquiry - Population Health Research - Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Adjunct faculty, Thomas Jefferson University, College of Population Health
Philadelphia, PA

Amy Morris, MD
Associate Professor
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Julie A. Barta, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Jane and Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

Chad Jackson, MS, RRT, FCCP
Chief Innovation Officer,
Vice President of Market Growth
American College of Chest Physicians
Glenview, IL

CME/CE Claim Instructions
Shared Decision Making in Lung Cancer Screening

To complete the CME Activity Evaluation for the Shared Decision Making in Lung Cancer Screening, claim CME/CE credits, and download CME/CE certificates and certificates of attendance (COA), please see the instructions below. You must complete your evaluation and download your certificate prior to the product expiration date.

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  3. Complete the course evaluation, and then claim your credits when prompted.

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Physician Credit

The American College of Chest Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Chest Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credit

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16433, for 1.25 contact hours.

Nurse Practitioners

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCP for further guidelines.

Physician Assistants

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 1.25 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.

Maintenance of Certification Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 1.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

Upon successful completion of this course, CHEST will submit your completion data to ABIM via ACCME's Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) for MOC points. Please allow 3-5 business days after claiming for points to be reflected on your ABIM record.


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CHEST Learning Category(s)

Learning Category 2: Self-Directed

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