Many aspects of Lyme disease are controversial yet there is almost universal agreement that those who are diagnosed and treated early in the infection have better outcomes than those whose treatment is delayed. Because most people with a tick-borne illness are first seen by primary care or urgent care doctor or another healthcare provider, ensuring that these medical professionals are able to recognize and properly treat the infection is crucial to preventing the long-term consequences of Lyme disease.
Until recently, the available medical education regarding tick-borne infections was often insufficient to meet the needs of patients and their doctors. LymeCME is out to change that.
LymeCME is the work of Dr. Elizabeth Maloney. Her goal is to provide accredited, evidence-based, continuing medical education modules on tickborne illnesses that will fill in the educational gaps that lead to treatment delays and poor outcomes. To make learning as convenient as possible, these modules are available online at LymeCME.info. The Postcard Project is designed to spread the word about this resource.
Here’s how you can help. Download and print the LymeCME postcard pdf on blank 4”x6” index cards and mail them to any doctors or other medical professionals who may benefit from the information. Personalize it by adding a quick, upbeat note encouraging them to check out the different offerings. Support groups might enjoy hosting a “postcard party” so members can socialize while they’re working.
Contact us at [email protected] if you have questions or ideas about the Postcard Project.