Patient Encounters in Virtual Medicine

This course reviews patient encounters in a virtual or remote care setting, specifically focusing on the various components of a video-based telemedicine encounter. Participants will learn about best practices and techniques related to pre-visit considerations, documentation, developing webside manner, and physical exam techniques modified for telemedicine. Upon completion, participants will be better prepared to serve their patients throughout the COVID public health emergency and beyond. PAVMT Virtual Medicine CME is a collaboration between AAPA and PAs in Virtual Medicine and Telemedicine (PAVMT).

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Define and understand best practices in documentation of a telehealth visit
  • Learn best practices in medical decision making when using telemedicine for remote assessment
  • Describe benefits and limitations to utilization of telemedicine in the provision of remote patient assessment and care
  • Learn the concepts of webside manner and begin to develop a clinician’s personal style in the application of these concepts
  • Utilize modified physical exam techniques of most body systems when using telemedicine for patient care
  • Apply modified physical exam techniques to focused patient scenarios via telemedicine

PAVMT Virtual Medicine CME Bundle | 4.5 AAPA Category 1 CME Credits
Telehealth Foundations | 2.0 AAPA Category 1 CME Credits

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