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 CME Learning Objectives

All ASSH CME activities have approved learning objectives developed by the course chairs and Courses and Meetings Advisory Committee (CMAC). 

​Why Learning Objectives?

  • Objectives keep an activity focused, communicate the purpose of the activity, and form the basis of your evaluations.
  • A good objective answers the question: “What is something measurable that participants be able to do because of their participation in this activity?”
  • CME objectives must reach a level of change in competency. See Tools and Resources below for additional information.

Tools and Resources

The following tools will help you craft CME-compliant objectives that can be evaluated.

Examples of GOOD terms for Learning Objectives

​• Conduct
• Demonstrate
• Differentiate
• Evaluate
• Illustrate
• Interpret
• Predict
• Apply
• Assess
• Compare
• Create
• Diagram
• Articulate
• Classify
• Convey

​• Recognize
• Solve 
• Arrange
• Choose
• Construct
• Develop
• Produce
• Select 
• Appraise
• Categorize
• Infer
• Organize
• Prioritize
• Relate
• Adjust

​• Discriminate
• Formulate
• Implement
• Manage
• Prepare
• Recommend
• Use
• Employ
• Identify
• Integrate
• Plan
• Diagnose
• Distinguish
• Hypothesize

Terms to AVOID in Learning Objectives

​• Appreciate
• Comprehend
• Internalize
• Recognize 
• Be acquainted with
​• Enjoy
• Know
• Remember 
• Be aware of
• Grasp the significance of
​• Learn
• Sympathize with 
• Be familiar with
• Increase interest
• Perceive
• Understand

Previously approved Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:
  • Define the step-by-step principles of surgical treatment of hand, wrist, and elbow trauma to both bone and soft tissue.
  • Identify recent innovations and emerging concepts in Dupuytren’s disease, digital ischemia, wrist and elbow arthroscopy, cubital tunnel syndrome, hand and wrist arthritis, as well as trauma to the hand, wrist, and elbow.
  • Prescribe and use generally accepted diagnostic techniques required to evaluate various disease preventions.
  • Identify risk areas under the watchful eye of multiple regulatory agencies.
  • Predict pitfalls of surgical techniques and how to avoid them.
  • Compare modern techniques for treatment of fractures of the distal humerus, radial head, coronoid and ulna.