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Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment: What You Need To Know About MOLST

Decisions about end of life care, especially decisions about life-sustaining treatment, can be problematic for patients, their loved ones, and medical care teams. Frequently, a terminally-ill patient’s wishes for end-of-life care are unknown, resulting in confusion at critical times, when decisions about life-sustaining treatments must be made. Such confusion may cause discord among family members and members of the patient’s medical care team, resulting in unexpected outcomes for all conc...
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

FREE Vacation & Resort CE / CME Mobile App Download

Find quality education programs at beautiful locations! Allow yourself to relax and earn CE / CME credit. Meet your requirements and spend time with family and friends. Use this app to get started. Download the FREE mobile app onto your mobile device by visiting the Healthcare’s Continuing Education App Center at www.CEAppCenter.com.
CEAppCenter

Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias

Provides direct-care staff in nursing homes, hospice, and adult daycare with the skills, techniques, and strategies to care for residents who have Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia on a daily basis. It includes activities that allow participants to practice the skills and strategies they have learned.
ATrain Education Inc.

Balance, Postural, and Falls in Older Adults

Discussion of the scope, morbidity, and mortality related to falls and fall risk in older adults. Strategies for assessing and preventing falls in older adults, with discussion of age-related risk factors including polypharmacy. Description of common screening and assessment tools used to identify fall risk in older adults and suggested interventions are designed to improve balance and reduce the risk of falls. When you finish this course, you will be able to: *Provide definitions for b...
ATrain Education Inc.

Acute Pain Management in Hospitalized Children

Learning Objectives: Evaluate assumptions about opioid use in children. Discuss WHO-principles of acute pain management and concept of multi-modal analgesia. Review effective strategies in managing needle pokes in children.
Contemporary Forums Online

CHFN Exam Review

This courses is designed to review the core curriculum content for the certification blueprint for the Heart Failure certification offered by the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses. By the end of the day, you will have learned the skills and strategies necessary to successfully master CHFN content and exam questions. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES This program prepares the learner to: 1. Describe the CHFN Exam, test plan and the practice requirements to sit for the exam. 2. Constr...
MED-ED

Primary Care and Geriatrics: Addressing Issues of Aging Patients-2015 Update Northern Europe Cruise

Key Applications •Apply geriatric care quality indicators into every day practice •Effectively manage common geriatric syndromes and conditions in different settings of care •Re-engineer clinical practice to improve quality, efficiency, and safety in geriatric patients •Participate in innovative models of geriatric care that will evolve as Medicare changes its reimbursement policies •Apply the updated Beers Criteria in deciding about medication use in your patients •Utiliz...
Continuing Education, Inc

CNOR Exam Review

This course is designed for nurses working in the perioperative setting who plan to take the CNOR® Certification Exam. The course will focus on core concepts defined by AORN® while caring for all populations. The CNOR® Test Blueprint published by CCI® is used to design the course content to enhance the nurse’s knowledge of key information needed to successfully pass the CNOR Certification Exam. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES This program prepares the learner to: 1. Describe the CNOR Ex...
MED-ED

Topics in Internal Medicine Southern Caribbean Cruise

Topics: • Osteoporosis • Dementia: Evaluation including MOST (see # 6), Differential Diagnosis, and Management.3. • Hospice and Palliative Care: Who Qualifies and What It's All About. • Anemia: Evaluation and Treatments • Case Studies: M + M style • Lipids: Advanced Laboratory Profile Evaluation (ie: Boston Heart Lab) and treatments • Evaluation and Treatment of Common Outpatient Presentations: Plantar Fascitis, Rotator Cuff Syndrome, Gout, Fatigue, Bell's Palsy ...
Continuing Education, Inc

SCRN® Exam Review (eLearning)

Program Description This course is designed to prepare the nurse to successfully complete the Stroke Certified Registered Nurse (SCRN) examination. It is designed as a review course for nurses already providing care to stroke patients. It includes management of strokes from prehospital through rehabilitation. The course is designed according to the test plan. Program Learning Outcomes This program prepares the learner to: 1. Discuss the prehospital management of stroke patients...
MED-ED

SCRN® (DVD-ROM)

Program Description This course is designed to prepare the nurse to successfully complete the Stroke Certified Registered Nurse (SCRN) examination. It is designed as a review course for nurses already providing care to stroke patients. It includes management of strokes from prehospital through rehabilitation. The course is designed according to the test plan. Program Learning Outcomes This program prepares the learner to: 1. Discuss the prehospital management of stroke patients...
MED-ED

Charting a New Course in Improved Patient Care - Hawaii CME cruise - April 20 to May 1, 2015

Charting a New Course for improved patient Care April 20 - May 01, 2015 Hawaiian Highlghts 11 Night Hawaiian Highlights CME Cruise Hot topics in Medicine ▸ Drug interactions - keeping it all straight ▸ COPD - Baby Boomers are coming ▸ NSAIDs - GI versus CV risks ▸ Adherence - The Elephant in the room Palliative Care ▸ Spotting Palliative Patients in the Wild ▸ Opioid Prescribing made ridiculously simple ▸ Nausea and Vomiting and Bowel Obstruction ▸ Care of ...
Sea Courses Cruises

Tahitian Pearls CME cruise - March 18 to 28, 2015

Tahitian Pearls 2015 Geriatrics psychiatry, Neurology, Physician wellness, time risk Management March 18 - 28, 2015 Society Islands & Tuamotus Islands 10 night South Pacific CME Cruise Geriatric Psychiatry - Aging & Cognitive Decline: Is it inevitable? - Recognizing and Managing the Spectrum of Dementia - Geriatric Mood and Anxiety Disorders - Psychosis in the Elderly: When and how to use antipsychotics - Legal Aspects of Geriatric Psychiatry: MDs Obligations - Difficult and In...
Sea Courses Cruises

Therapeutic Updates, Best Practices, and Barriers to Care in the Treatment of Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a serious medical condition found in a diverse range of patient populations. Because of the etiologically heterogeneous nature of this condition, many treatment modalities exist, some of which apply to a broader range of patient populations than do others. For several reasons that are both patient- and provider-specific and include concern over medication dependence, stigma to narcotic use, and the inherent difficulty in measuring the subjective phenomenon of pain itself, chr...
ScientiaCME

Primary Care Update

Program Endocrine ▸ Case Studies in Thyroid Disorders ▸ Common Pituitary and Adrenal Cases ▸ The Controversy over Vitamin D and Testosterone Supplementation Nutrition & Exercise ▸ How to live to be 100 ▸ Eat To Live— What is the Evidence on the Best Diet? ▸ Exercise and the Exercise Prescription ▸ Supplements– Are they Necessary? Cardiac ▸ Risk Stratification of Adults ▸ Heart Murmurs in Children and Adults ▸ Appropriate use of Diagnostic...
Sea Courses Cruises

Chaplaincy Specialty Certificate

The program of study is designed to benefit both Board Certified and non-board certified chaplains working or preparing to work as palliative care chaplains as well as other health care providers interested in the importance of spirituality as an essential domain of palliative care. For Board Certified Chaplains, the coursework is specifically designed to support learning towards developing the competencies required to apply for specialty certification by their professional association. The...
California State University Institute for Palliative Care

Palliative Care: Helping Patients and Families Manage Chronic Illness

After reading Palliative Care: Helping Patients and Families Manage Chronic Illness the participant will be able to: 1. Compare and contrast palliative care and hospice. 2. Explain the origin of chronic disease. 3. State the value of palliative care. 4. Identify the members of a palliative care team. 5. Explain the nurse's role on the palliative care team. 6. Distinguish between a palliative care unit and an inpatient consultation service. 7. Identify patients who are candidates for p...
Corexcel

CNOR® Adult Q & A

Designed with You in Mind Reinforce your CNOR Exam test preparation with 200 multiple choice-questions based on the actual exam and complete rationale for each answer. Practice taking an exam and apply test-taking strategies to quickly determine which areas require further study. The answers and rationale, organized by system, follow CNOR Exam Blueprint. Table of Contents 1. Introduction 2. What is CNOR? 3. Benefits of Certification 4. Eligibility Requirements 5. Prepar...
MED-ED

Palliative Care and Medical-Legal Issues at the End of Life Eastern Caribbean Cruise

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Continuing Education, Inc

Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care Eastern Caribbean Cruise

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Continuing Education, Inc

Primary Care: Addressing Issues of Aging Patients Eastern Caribbean Cruise

Key Applications •Apply geriatric care quality indicators into every day practice •Effectively manage common geriatric syndromes and conditions in different settings of care •Re-engineer clinical practice to improve quality, efficiency, and safety in geriatric patients •Participate in innovative models of geriatric care that will evolve as Medicare changes its reimbursement policies •Apply the updated Beers Criteria in deciding about medication use in your patients •Utilize th...
Continuing Education, Inc

Family Medicine and Palliative Care Mediterranean Cruise

The purpose of this CME activity is to update the family practitioner, general internist or primary care physician on current diagnosis and management of commonly encountered adult and pediatric diseases.
Continuing Education, Inc

Parkinson’s Disease: Moving Forward

A thorough review of Parkinson’s comprising its history, genetics, biomarkers, and rating scales, with particular emphasis on preserving gait and other motor and cognitive functions over the course of the disease. Includes a personal narrative by a patient who has Parkinson’s. *Trace the history of “shaking palsy” in Western medicine. *Discuss the role of dopamine and Lewy bodies in Parkinson’s disease. *Spell out the role of gene therapy in the treatment of PD. *Explain bioma...
ATrain Education Inc.

Pain Management Essentials (DVD-ROM)

This course is designed to provide the nurse with information regarding assessing and managing their patients' pain. The review of the pain physiology is to assist the nurse in understanding pain and the role of pain in recovery. The course also addresses some of the common pain management issues which occur in the acute care setting, such as managing the pain of a substance abuser. Course Goals 1. Ability to understand the physiology of pain and the role the mind plays in perception of pa...
MED-ED

Pain Management Essentials (eLearning)

This course is designed to provide the nurse with information regarding assessing and managing their patients' pain. The review of the pain physiology is to assist the nurse in understanding pain and the role of pain in recovery. The course also addresses some of the common pain management issues which occur in the acute care setting, such as managing the pain of a substance abuser. Course Goals 1. Ability to understand the physiology of pain and the role the mind plays in perception of pa...
MED-ED

Neurovascular Crisis: Caring for Stroke Patients (DVD-ROM)

Strokes are a life-threatening vascular complication, but rapid assessment and interventions can save lives. This course focuses on the stroke syndromes, using current guidelines in managing the care of the neurological crisis. Different types of strokes will be explored, from ischemic to hemorrhagic. The course begins with instruction on the vascular anatomy of the brain with the neurological assessment focused on localization of the stroke. Thrombotic ischemic strokes, aneurysm ruptures, sub...
MED-ED

Neurovascular Crisis: Caring for Stroke Patients (eLearning)

Strokes are a life-threatening vascular complication, but rapid assessment and interventions can save lives. This course focuses on the stroke syndromes, using current guidelines in managing the care of the neurological crisis. Different types of strokes will be explored, from ischemic to hemorrhagic. The course begins with instruction on the vascular anatomy of the brain with the neurological assessment focused on localization of the stroke. Thrombotic ischemic strokes, aneurysm ruptures, sub...
MED-ED

CNOR® Exam Review (DVD-ROM)

CNOR certification displays commitment and excellence. The CNOR Exam challenges one’s knowledge of all facets of perioperative nursing. This course focuses on core concepts defined by AORN in caring for all populations and uses CCI’s current test blueprint as its foundation. After completing the course, participants will gain knowledge regarding the testing structure and content and will be able to develop a study plan based on their individual needs. Course Goals This course is desi...
MED-ED

CNOR® Exam Review (eLearning)

CNOR certification displays commitment and excellence. The CNOR Exam challenges one’s knowledge of all facets of perioperative nursing. This course focuses on core concepts defined by AORN in caring for all populations and uses CCI’s current test blueprint as its foundation. After completing the course, participants will gain knowledge regarding the testing structure and content and will be able to develop a study plan based on their individual needs. Course Goals This course is desi...
MED-ED

End of Life Care: Attitudes, Choices and Diversity

An in-depth look at prevailing attitudes about death among different cultures and the ethical dilemmas that often must be faced when making end-of-life choices. Health care professionals involved with a patient/resident/family have an obligation to assist them in working through the ethical decision-making process when end-of-life issues arise. This course will help you examine your own attitude towards death and prepare you to deal with patients from a variety of cultures. In addition, the th...
Professional Development Resources

Grief and Mourning: The Impact on Professional Caregivers

This course explores the impact of grief on the professional caregiver and discusses various means for coping. Rituals used by various faith traditions are also discussed.
Professional Development Resources

The Nursing Home Resident: A Holistic Approach

The increase of the older population is imminent and in order to have successful aged persons we need to create the appropriate environment in our long-term care facilities addressing the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions. The goal of this course is to increase awareness about the needs of this population and to understand the place grief and loss have on the lives of older adults and their families. Administrators as well as the rest of the nursing home staff will greatly b...
Professional Development Resources

A Palliative Ethic of Care

This CE test is based on the book "A Palliative Ethic of Care" (2006, 281 pages). The volume explains how to develop a set of patient and physician goals for improving quality of life, resolving end of life issues, and treating dying patients. The author, Dr. Joseph Fins, pragmatically blends ethical theory and clinical practice, presenting readers with theoretical and historical considerations about end of life care and offering practical wisdom about the care of dying patients and their fami...
Professional Development Resources

End of Life: Helping with Comfort and Care

End-of-life care is the term used to describe the support and medical care given during the time surrounding death. Such care does not happen just in the moments before breathing finally stops and a heart ceases to beat. An older person is often living, and dying, with one or more chronic illnesses and needs a lot of care for days, weeks, and sometimes even months. Generally speaking, people who are dying need care in four areas—physical comfort, mental and emotional needs, spiritual issues,...
Professional Development Resources

Bereavement Groups: Successful Facilitation Strategies

Loss is a universal experience. We all have faced loss in some way, whether it is the loss of a job, our independence, or a relationship. However, one of the most difficult kinds of loss is bereavement – the death of a loved one. Clients who have lost someone close to them require special assistance to help them work through their grief and adjust to life without their loved one. Bereavement groups are an effective and powerful way to serve these clients. This course will provide you with th...
Professional Development Resources

Death and Dying: The “Butterflies are Free” Program

Dying isn’t a subject that Americans like to think about. Our national character is vibrant, optimistic, life-affirming. These qualities have been a great advantage to us as a people, but they have a down side. They make us less inclined to think about the inevitable sad events such as death. Consequently, we are often less prepared for it, psychologically and otherwise, than people in other cultures. The “Butterflies are Free” program was designed by the Staff Associates at Life Care Ce...
Professional Development Resources

Cultural Issues for Palliative Care

Cultural differences in our diverse, multicultural society can and do present major barriers to effective health care intervention. This is especially true when health practitioners have a limited understanding of the cultures from which their patients come. Aside from medicine, no area of human endeavor is more concerned with death than religion. It is imperative for caregivers who often assist people in the final stages of life to have a broad understanding of the religious traditions they a...
Professional Development Resources

Improving Outcomes for an Aging Population: Alzheimer's Treatment in Long Term Care

Intended Audience This educational activity is designed for clinicians in long-term care (LTC) facilities involved in the care of residents with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or other dementias, including (but not limited to) neurologists, geriatricians, nurse practitioners, and nurses. Learning Objectives PHYSICIANS AND OTHER HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: • Introduce nationally recognized quality measures to improve strategi...
Indiana University School of Medicine

The Oncologist: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of Brief Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety in Patients with Terminal Cancer

Learning objectives 1. Explain the current state of evidence-based treatment for anxiety in patients with cancer and the need for tailored intervention, especially for those with terminal cancer. 2. Discuss and utilize methods for increasing access to psychosocial intervention for patients with cancer who suffer significant physical and psychological morbidity. 3. Describe the effect of a brief cognitive-behavioral therapy intervention tailored to the needs of patients with terminal cancer ...
Society For Translational Oncology

Pain Report #14 Cancer Pain: Etiology, Barriers, Assessment, and Treatment

Intended Audience Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Physician Assistants, Physicians, Registered Nurses. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: •Identify the etiology of chronic cancer pain and common terminology. •Discuss the undertreatment of chronic cancer pain and barriers to effective relief. •Assess and reassess pain accurately through the use of clinical tools and other strategies. •Identify and implement avai...
Dannemilller

AnesthesiaFile

Each monthly issue contains 30 abstracts of articles from a wide array of major medical journals. It is estimated that it will take 3 hours to accomplish this month’s CME/CE material. Participants should read the objectives and other introductory CME information, and read each abstract carefully. Next, participants should complete the self-assessment and evaluation attached to the publication or navigate to www.anesthesiafile.com and log in with their unique user ID to complete each. Upon me...
Dannemilller

End of Life Care

Reviews end of life issues including the Patient Self-Determination Act, advance care planning, palliative and hospice care, and special needs of children. Looks at treatment options for those at the end of life and support measures for those experiencing bereavement, mourning, and grief.
ATrain Education Inc.

Cyclothymia: Through the Patient's Eyes

After reading Cyclothymia: Through the Patient's Eyes the participant will be able to: 1. Define and comprehend Cyclothymic Disorder. 2. Analyze the complaints, symptoms and behaviors described by Cyclothymic or suspected Cyclothymic patients. 3. Identify the DSM-IV Guidelines symptoms of Cyclothymia. 4. Differentiate between Cyclothymic Disorder and other mental health illnesses. 5. Identify and differentiate the different medical treatments available for Cyclothymic patients. 6. Demo...
Corexcel

Marijuana for Medical Use

Reviews the medicinal use of cannabis, introduces the endocannabinoid system, addresses myths, outlines therapeutic indications, and spells out dosages and routes of administration. This course addresses public policy and legal issues as use of medicinal cannabis becomes legal in a growing number of states throughout the United States. Course Objectives *Summarize the myths and truths about cannabis as a medication. *Identify phytocannabinoids, and contrast Marinol with cannabis occurri...
ATrain Education Inc.

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