Understanding Transgender Issues: Creating a Welcoming Environment for Our Patients Who Are Transgender and Gender Diverse

Learning Objective(s)
After watching this activity, you should be able to:

  • Define key terms and concepts related to the transgender community; 
  • Describe the major health and health care disparities facing the transgender community; and 
  • Discuss resources and strategies for creating a welcoming and gender-affirming environment for transgender patients and staff.

Faculty: Susan Davidson, BS, RDMS

Available Credit: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/1 ARRT Category A credit(s). Upon completion of the learning activity, you will have 1 attempt to successfully pass the post-test with a score of at least 80% and claim your certificate.

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As of August 1, 2020, you will have 1 attempt to successfully pass the post-test with a score of at least 80% and claim your certificate.

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Release Date: 11/18/2022
Expiration Date: 11/18/2025

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AIUM designates this internet activity enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AIUM Ultrasound Practice Accreditation

This activity can be used to meet part of relevant AIUM Training Guidelines and/or maintenance credits for accreditation purposes. Learn more about AIUM Ultrasound Practice Accreditation here.

ARRT Category A Credit 

The AIUM is a Recognized Continuing Education Evaluation Mechanism (RCEEM) for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The AIUM is the owner and sponsor of this activity. This activity is approved by the AIUM for ARRT Category A credit. This CE activity may be available in multiple formats or from different CE sponsors. ARRT does not allow CE activities (e.g., Internet courses, home study programs, directed readings, live lectures) to be repeated for CE credit in the same CE biennium.

Additional Credit Information

  • American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). The ARDMS accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit(s)™.

Documenting CME Credits

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Disclosure Policy

In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, all individuals in control of content must disclose any financial relationship(s) or other relationship(s) held within the past 24 months. The AIUM implements a mechanism to identify and mitigate all conflicts of interest prior to delivering the educational activity to learners.

Disclosures for this Activity

  • Susan Davidson, no relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Ashley McDermott, no relevant financial relationships to disclose

Susan Davidson, BS, RDMS

Program Manager, Assistant Professor Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Northampton Community College

Susan Davidson, BS, RDMS, has been a Program Director for the DMS program at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, PA, since 2018. She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University’s DMS Program and Penn State University's Rehabilitation Education and is a Master’s candidate in education at Moravian University in Bethlehem, PA. In addition, Susan was a sonographer in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania for 15 years prior to entering higher education. Prior to her career as a sonographer was a classroom aide for children with special needs, she worked in women’s health clinics as a counselor and was cross-trained to do ultrasound. She is a native of  Pennsylvania and lives in the Pocono Mountains with her husband, Chuck; dog, Rex; and hairless cat, Phyllis. She is a mother to two smart and kind adult children and she loves to sew for others, garden, and preserve foods by canning and freezing.