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On-Demand CECH: Essentials Bundle

APMA is offering its members an on-demand "Essentials Bundle," a collection of six, 1.0 CECH courses on a variety of non-clinical topics frequently required for state licensure. If you have questions about the educational credit available, please email onlinecech@apma.org. Check with your state licensing board to confirm approval of these courses toward your license renewal.

These recordings were certified for credit on December 15, 2021. They will be valid for CECH credit through December 14, 2024, unless APMA determines the information presented has materially changed. 


  • Elder Abuse: Recognizing and Responding to Elder Abuse
  • Human Trafficking: Impacting Change in the Healthcare Environment: Equipping for the War Against Human Trafficking
  • Ethics: Addressing the Needs of LGBTQIA+ Older Adults: What All Healthcare Providers Should Know
  • Opioids: Opioids and Post-procedural Pain Management: What Every Podiatrist Needs to Know
  • Infection Control: Infection Prevention for Podiatric Settings
  • Sexual Harassment: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: What You Need to Know
  • Registration rates:
      Member: $122.50
      Non-member: $247.50

CECH Information

Location: APMA Online Learning Center

Duration: 1 hour each

Education Credit: 1.0 CECH each

Post-Course Evaluation Required: In order to receive CECH for these courses, viewers will be required to complete an evaluation.

Assessment Test Required: In order to receive CECH for these courses, viewers must complete an assessment test at the end of each course, and score at least 60 percent. Viewers will be permitted to take each test as many times as necessary in order to achieve a passing score.

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Recognizing and Responding to Elder Abuse

Presenters: Michele Mathes, JD, and Diane Menio
Learning Objectives:
- Recognize the signs of elder abuse
- Describe how to approach a conversation about abuse with an older patient
- Discuss the complex nature of reporting elder abuse

Impacting Change in the Healthcare Environment: Equipping for the War Against Human Trafficking

Presenters: Jennifer Jefferson, LCSW-S, and Michelle Lemmon, LCDC
Learning Objectives:
Define human trafficking
Identify indicators and effects of traumatic experiences of human trafficking survivors
Discuss common intervention strategies for survivors and mandated reporting of human trafficking

Addressing the Needs of LGBTQIA+ Older Adults: What All Healthcare Providers Should Know

Presenter: Mark Simone, MD, AGSF
Learning Objectives:
Demonstrate awareness of the specific health disparities that affect LGBTQIA+ older adults
Understand the impact of a lifetime of discrimination for LGBTQIA+ older adults
Appreciate the mental health challenges for LGBTQIA+ older adults

Opioids and Post-procedural Pain Management: What Every Podiatrist Needs to Know

Presenter: Brandon Brooks, DPM, MPH, and Bradley Brooks, DO
Learning Objectives:
Identify contributing factors to the US opioid epidemic within podiatry and other specialties
Recognize that cognitive bias impacts the self-perception of one's prescribing practice
Recognize the common non-opioid analgesics used by podiatrists for post-procedural pain management

Infection Prevention for Podiatric Settings

Presenter: Kimberly Atrubin, MPH, CIC, CPHQ, FAPIC
Learning Objectives
Identify Infection Prevention practices and responsibilities for providers
Discuss standard precautions
Share practical Infection Prevention resources

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: What You Need to Know

Presenter: Tracy Clarke, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP
Learning Objectives:
- Define workplace discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
- Describe examples of what sexual harassment is and is not.
- Explain what the responsibilities as an employee and/or supervisor are related to sexual harassment.

Refund Policy

Users may request a refund within 30 days of purchase if they have not accessed any course. Refunds will not be issued after 30 days.

Educational Credit Information 

APMA’s Continuing Education Mission Statement

The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) advances and advocates for the profession of podiatric medicine and surgery for the benefit of its members and the public. To this end, APMA offers continuing education opportunities for podiatric physicians to meet their licensing requirements, to maintain and expand their knowledge, to provide optimum patient care, and to receive updates on advances in foot and ankle care. These educational opportunities may include face-to-face, web/ computer-based, and audio/video recorded continuing education activities.

No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.

Doctors of Podiatric Medicine

APMA is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. APMA has approved each of the courses above for 1.0 continuing education contact hours (CECH). Podiatric physicians are responsible for reporting their attendance to all appropriate boards and agencies requiring continuing education. Credits may be registered with state boards by providing them with a copy of your CECH certificate.

Recorded Program Attendees

In accordance with the requirements of CPME, attendees of the CECH eligible recorded sessions must take and pass an assessment at the end of any sessions they purchase and watch for attendance verification purposes. A passing score is 60 percent. Attendees will be able to take the assessment as many times as required but will have to pass the test before a certificate can be generated and downloaded.


Contact onlinecech@apma.org.

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