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

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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

Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias

Provides healthcare workers with the skills, techniques, and strategies to care for those who have Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. It includes activities that allow participants to practice the skills and strategies they have learned. When you finish this course, you will be able to: *Describe three differences between Alzheimer’s dementia and non-Alzheimer’s dementia. *State the three National Institute on Aging and the Alzheimer's Association stages of dementia. *Ide...
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.

Domestic Violence: How the Nurse Can Be an Advocate

The CDC defines domestic violence as "physical, sexual, or psychological harm caused by a current or former spouse or partner." Domestic violence does not discriminate. It can occur in any culture or at any socioeconomic status or education level. After completing this course, participants should be able to recognize signs of physical abuse among patients; identify a method to therapeutically communicate with a domestic violence victim; identify a method for assisting a domestic violence clien...

Pain Review Course 2016

Our courses are intended for Pain Management physicians, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physicians and Orthopedic physicians who have been interested in continuing their education in Musculoskeletal pain procedures, diagnostics and needle guidance with the use of ultrasound.

Anesthesiology Review Course 2016

This educational program is intended for residents in anesthesiology, practicing anesthesiologists, CRNAs in training or practice, and other anesthesia care professionals interested in a thorough review and update in the practice of anesthesiology.

Having "The Talk": Strategies for Addressing Difficult Decisions with Patients and Families

Learning Objective: Review the benefits of good communication. How to approach talking about serious news. Transitioning to end-of-life conversations and talking about dying.
Contemporary Forums Online

An Introduction to the Practice of Palliative Medicine

An Introduction to the Practice of Palliative Medicine will help you to: Utilize therapies intended to reduce or relieve distressing symptoms; Communicate better, including using active listening and shared decision-making; Coordinate care with health and spiritual professionals; Manage and support patients and family members experiencing death and bereavement; and Apply important ethical principles to patient care.
Virtual Lecture Hall

Intrathecal Drug Delivery for Chronic Pain - Selecting Patients and Optimizing Long-term Outcomes

Chronic pain affects an estimated 100 million adults in the United States.1 Because of the diversity of patient background and of chronic pain conditions, mechanisms, and clinical manifestations, a large population of patients is unable to achieve adequate pain relief or attainable functional goals.2 When patients are refractory to conventional medical management, intrathecal delivery of analgesics may provide certain advantages. Over the last 3 decades, the more than 300,000 patients who have...
Global Education Group and Integritas Communications

Medical Meeting Reporter from the 2015 American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting: Managing the Disease and Symptoms Simultaneously within Multiple Sclerosis Patients

This Medical Meeting Reporter will review and analyze data presented at the 67th Annual American Academy of Neurology Meeting. This program will review pertinent data released at the meeting and educate healthcare professionals on the best way to apply this data to their practice. New and emerging therapies and their safety and efficacy data will be discussed. Faculty will discuss diagnostic techniques as well as the pathophysiology of multiple sclerosis. Physicians will be given up-to-date te...
Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs): An Important Tool to Decrease Diversion and Abuse of Opioids

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs), or Prescription Monitoring Programs (PMPs), are electronic databases that track the dispensing of controlled substances, including opioids. PDMPs have been shown to not only decrease diversion and doctor shopping and favorably impact prescribing habits, but also to improve patient safety. Nonetheless, the use of these programs is very low. While there is a great deal of variability from state to state in terms of the type of information and the ti...
Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education

Case Studies in Geriatric Medicine: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Interactive Q&A

Case Studies in Geriatric Medicine will help you enhance your ability to care for older adults. Each case offers an educational and instructional lecture, followed by specifics of a real-life case.  Seven topics are covered as interactive case studies: • Pharmacologic Treatment Across Dementia Syndromes • Falls: Assessment and Management • Office-Based Geriatric Assessment: A Practical Approach • Geriatric Frailty: Update and Current Controversies • Approach to the Patient wit...

GRS8 Audio Companion (Geriatrics Board Review)

At the conclusion of GRS8 Audio Companion, you will be better able to: • Describe the general principles of aging and the biomedical and psychosocial issues of aging. • Discuss legal and ethical issues related to geriatric medicine. • Evaluate the financing of health care for older persons. • Identify the basic principles of geriatric medicine, including assessment, geriatric pharmacotherapy, prevention, exercise, palliative care, rehabilitation, and sensory deficits. • Use stat...

31st Annual UCLA Intensive Course in Geriatric Medicine + Pharmacy and Board Review

The 31st Annual UCLA Intensive Course in Geriatric Medicine + Pharmacy and Board Review will prepare you to score high on the Geriatrics Board Exam. This course is a comprehensive review of geriatric practice. Topics include: Physiology of Aging, Pharmacokinetic Considerations in the Elderly, Vision Loss in the Elderly, Falls: Assessment and Management, Geriatric Pain Management, Infections in Older Persons and many more.

Intensive Update with Board Review in Geriatric and Palliative Medicine

Ace the Geriatric Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine Boards with this Intensive Update with Board Review in Geriatric and Palliative Medicine from Oakstone Publishing, LLC and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The course covers the full range of geriatric subjects. Topics include: Parkinson's & Movement Disorders, Prognostication of Chronic Disease, Falls, Hazards of Hospitalization, Frailty, Palliative Care in Neuro-Degenerative Disease, Geriatric Nephrology & Renal Pa...

End of Life and Palliative Care

In End of Life and Palliative Care, national experts in the emerging field of palliative care discuss the basic precepts of palliative care and go into detail in terms of symptom management for common disease processes, the nature and structure of hospice programs, and how palliative care programs can interface with traditional medical care. 

Opioid REMS Web Series

This series of three activities or initiatives will evaluate clinical guidelines for the use of opioids, including the REMS requirements, and their impact on the management of chronic pain. This initiative will also evaluate recommended opioid risk-reduction strategies HCPs can use to detect opioid misuse in a timely manner. Finally, the initiative will identify communication strategies HCPs can use to improve their relationships with their patients to ensure optimal patient outcomes and reduc...
Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education

Hawaii: Cannabis (Marijuana) for Medical Use

This course describes the new regulations for medical marijuana in Hawaii, including transfer of oversight of the medical marijuana program to the State Department of Health. Reviews the medicinal use of cannabis, introduces the endocannabinoid system, addresses myths, outlines therapeutic indications, and spells out dosages and routes of administration. It addresses public policy and legal issues as use of medicinal cannabis becomes legal in a growing number of states throughout the United St...
ATrain Education Inc.

Audio-Digest Internal Medicine Board Review Course with FREE Tablet Computer

Prep for your Internal Medicine Board Exam with the Audio Digest Internal Medicine Board Review with FREE Tablet Computer. Features of Audio Digest Internal Medicine Board Review with FREE Tablet Computer include:  • 68 lectures available on CDs and MP3s • Course content based on ABIM requirements • Appropriate for Certification/Recertification and comprehensive review • Access to all lectures from your computer or the Audio Digest Mobile App Topics include: Hypertension, Clinic...

What's New in Pain and Palliative Care Medications

Pharmacists and technicians must remain current on new pain drugs approved and introduced to the market, as well as medication alerts issued by the FDA. This is necessary to assure positive patient outcomes, minimizing the risk of adverse effects or therapeutic failure.

End of Life Care

Program Overview Providing quality, compassionate care for patients transitioning to hospice and palliative care can be challenging. The need for skilled healthcare professionals who provide palliative and end of life care has increased significantly due to the rising rates of chronic illness, increasing number of elderly people, and longer life spans. This program will review the the principles of pain management, palliative care, and symptom management near the end of life; the levels of ho...
AKH Inc. Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare

Palliative Medicine and End of Life Care: 2016 Update Including Topics in Neurology Eastern Caribbean Cruise

Topics •History of Palliative Care – setting the stage •Gap Analysis – quality approach to practice improvement •Palliative Care and Hospice – relationship and differences •Advanced Care Directives/Advanced Care Protocols – prognostic uncertainty and tools for family and patient conversations •Mental State – delirium, MCI and dementia •Can the Patient Hear Me? – awareness, unresponsiveness and coma •Pain Management and Palliative Care •Stroke – follow-u...
Continuing 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

Palliative Care: Helping Patients and Families Manage Chronic Illness

Palliative Care: Helping Patients and Families Manage Chronic Illness is designed to help nurses identify their role as part of the palliative care team. They will learn how to view patient and family care from a palliative perspective, use effective pain reduction methods, and recognize end of life signs.

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.

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

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

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

Elders and Their Care

An overview of the effects of aging and appropriate responses to the issues arising from advancing age. Course Objectives *Tell how demographics reflect disparities in healthcare of the aging. *Enumerate four models of care for older adults. *Summarize age-related changes in older adults by body system. *Describe the medication challenges in elders of polypharmacy and drug misuse. *Demonstrate the ability to assess both physical and emotional status of an elder person. *Discuss ...
ATrain Education Inc.


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 and log in with their unique user ID to complete each. Upon me...

Florida: Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias, 3 units

This course provides direct-care staff in nursing homes 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. This 3-hour training program has been approved by the Department of Elder Affairs and is in compliance with 400.1755 FS and rules 58A-4.001 for Nursing Homes, Hospice, and Adult Day Care. Approval n...
ATrain Education Inc.

Florida: Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias, 1 unit

This course is designed to educate and train nursing home staff who have direct contact with residents. This 1-hour training program has been approved by the Department of Elder Affairs and is in compliance with 400.1755 FS and rules 58A-4.001 for Nursing Homes, Hospice, and Adult Day Care. Approval numbers NHAD 7382, HSP AD 7384, ADC AD 7386.
ATrain Education Inc.

Cyclothymia: Through the Patient's Eyes

Cyclothymic Disorder is a chronic mood disorder consisting of severe and persistent mood swings. This course is designed to help medical professionals define and cyclothymic disorder and identify symptoms and behaviors of cyclothymia. This course also contains contributions from cyclothymic individuals describing their symptoms and experiences.

Cannabis (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.

Wound Care

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: Identify the three phases in the healing of skin wounds. List at least five things that hinder wound healing. Summarize the steps in caring for an acute wound. Describe the proper way to cleanse a wound. Discuss the various ways to close an acute wound. Explain the signs and symptoms of an infected wound. Review the principles underlying the care of chronic wounds. Advise a patient by phone whether medical care is needed for an acute...
Biologix Solutions, LLC

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