Iowa Head and Neck Protocols (medicine.uiowa.edu/iowaprotocols). Designed to bridge the gaps between concept and implementation, the Iowa Head and Neck Protocols, edited by Henry Hoffman, MD, professor of otolaryngology and radiation oncology at the University of Iowa Health Care and the Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City, Iowa, are educational resources for patients, speech pathologists, physicians, nurses, and all kinds of healthcare professionals to learn about different surgical procedures in otolaryngology. The site is continuing to increase in popularity, now with nearly 80,000 page views each month and was recently updated for easier mobile use. “It thrills me when a patient has come in before a procedure and tells me, ‘I already saw it on the Iowa Protocols website,’” said Dr. Hoffman.
Explore This IssueSeptember 2018
Interactive Case Learning Series from the International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology(wileyprofessionalacademy.com/international-forum-allergy-rhinology-interactive-case-learning-series). Free but registration required. This monthly series features cases relating to allergy, rhinology, and otolaryngology.
CME Finder (cmefinder.org). With an otolaryngology component launched in mid-August, this site offers accredited CME activities that count for American Board of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (ABOHNS) MOC, as a result of a collaboration between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and ABOHNS, as well as four other specialty boards. As he has seen with other specialty board activity, Graham McMahon MD, MMS, ACCME president and CEO, said he expects the accredited CME community to fill the directory with “a range of activities devised by professional societies, hospital and health systems, journals, publishers, and other CME providers to meet the needs of the otolaryngology community.” Once otolaryngologists attend those activities, that information will be sent to the ABOHNS so physicians will see MOC credit awarded accordingly.
“We are hoping that otolaryngologists use this system to be more intentional in seeking out activities that are more relevant to them,” Dr. McMahon said. “The CME community is building high quality educational programming to help physicians perform at their very best.”
SinusVideos.com (youtube.com/user/sinusvideos). Available both through its website and a YouTube channel, SinusVideos.com is run by Ralph Metson, MD, a professor of otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School and a nasal and sinus surgeon at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. It’s a collection of more than 100 videos that feature sinus procedures from the most basic to the most advanced sinus procedures, and are recorded, edited, and narrated by Dr. Metson and his colleagues. Based on Dr. Metson’s longtime interest in recording his work as an endoscopic surgeon, the site epitomizes his philosophy: “If a photo is worth 1,000 words, a video is worth 10,000 words.”