*No CE HPM FAST - 3rd Edition - Prognostication Module

PLEASE READ PRIOR TO PURCHASE: The HPM FAST - 3rd Edition - Prognostication Module will expire on September 30, 2024 and the CME/MOC has expired as of March 1, 2024. This resource is for non-accredited education use.

Assess your knowledge in Prognostication with HPM FAST™ (Hospice and Palliative Medicine Focused Assessment and Study Tool). This online practice module contains 22 questions and includes explanations and up-to-date references to provide guidance for further study. Topics covered include: disease-specific prognostication, communication, and the impact of mechanical interventions.

This content will support preparation for the Hospice and Palliative Medicine subspecialty certification exam.   

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Disclaimer: Any recommendations made by the authors of this activity must be weighed against the healthcare clinician’s own clinical judgement based on but not limited to such factors as the patient’s condition, risks versus benefits of suggested treatment, and comparison with recommendations of pharmaceutical compendia and other medical and palliative care authorities.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to:

  1. Improve your prognostication skills across multiple disease categories.
  2. Analyze physician communication techniques used among families and patients in hospice and palliative care.
  3. Recognize factors that impact prognosis in particular disease states.
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Project Editors:
Toluwalase (Lase) Ajayi, MD
Kyle P. Edmonds, MD FAAHPM

Module Editor:
Catherine Deamant, MD FAAHPM

Staff Editor
Katherine Wayne

Christopher M. Blais, MD MPH FACP FAAHPM
Helen Chen, MD
Suzana K E Makowski, MD MMM FAAHPM FACP
Martina Meier, MD HMDC


AAHPM endorses the standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). All who are in a position to control or influence the content of an educational activity must disclose all relevant financial relationships with an ineligible companies that they have had over the past 24 months. *Disclosures documents were reviewed for potential conflicts of interest and, if identified, they were mitigated prior to confirmation of participation. Only those who had no conflict of interest or who agreed to an identified resolution process prior to their participation were involved in this activity.

(All editors, authors, reviewers and staff have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with the exception of Helen Chen who is a stockholder with Abbvie, GSK, Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer and serves as a consultant for the American Board of Internal Medicine.)

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The CME/MOC for this activity expired on March 1, 2024. This activity is a non-accredited learning resource. No CME or MOC is offered with this activity.

Release Date: HPM FAST Prognostication 3rd Edition which was originally released March 5, 2018 expired on March 5, 2021. The product was reviewed and edited on March 1, 2021 to ensure content accuracy.

CME/MOC Expiration Dates: extended through March 1, 2024 and may only be claimed once.

Continuing Medical Education Credit

AAHPM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

AAHPM designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Credits expire on March 1, 2024.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Points

“Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to:

  • 2 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program; and
  • 2 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.

It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM or ABP MOC credit.”

Physicians certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine who wish to earn MOC points within the current calendar year must submit their MOC data no later than December 31 of the calendar year.

Physicians certified with the American Board of Pediatrics who wish to earn MOC points within the current calendar year must submit their MOC data no later than December 1 of the calendar year.

ABMS MOC Approval Statement
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, HPM FAST™ Prognostication 3rd Edition has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards:

MOC Part II CME Activity

Family Medicine
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Psychiatry and Neurology

MOC points expire on March 1, 2024.

NOTE: Physicians - please view annual MOC deadlines.


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