ACOEM offers CME for reading selected articles in our peer-reviewed Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (JOEM). One (1) credit can be earned per article.
To earn credits, you must have an active individual subscription to JOEM for the issue in which the ACOEM Online CME course is offered. The CME activity itself must not be expired.
About the Article
The aim of this study was to test an intervention modifying officer physiology to reduce lethal force errors and improve health.
A longitudinal, within-subjects intervention study was conducted with urban front-line police officers ( n = 57). The physiological intervention applied an empirically validated method of enhancing parasympathetic engagement (ie, heart rate variability biofeedback) during stressful training that required lethal force decision-making.
Significant post-intervention reductions in lethal force errors, and in the extent and duration of autonomic arousal, were maintained across 12 months. Results at 18 months begin to return to pre-intervention levels.
We provide objective evidence for a physiologically focused intervention in reducing errors in lethal force decision-making, improving health and safety for both police and the public. Results provide a timeline of skill retention, suggesting annual retraining to maintain health and safety gains.
Accessing the Online Exam
After reading the article referenced in the title of this product and purchasing this CME product, navigate to ACOEM Connect. Select "Education>Access My Online Learning" to complete the online exam and evaluation.
You will have unlimited opportunities to pass the exam to earn CME credit for each article. You may also claim MOC credit.
• 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM
• 1 ABPM Maintenance of Certification credit
This activity expires on October 31, 2021. Claiming must be completed before then to earn credit.