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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

Opioid-Induced Constipation: A Neglected Complication - Part 2

All patients taking a pain medication containing an opioid are at risk for developing adverse effects, specifically opioid-induced constipation (OIC). Therefore all patients being considered for or currently on chronic opioid therapy should be assessed for OIC risk. Because OIC may present with a variety of nonspecific symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating and decreased bowel movement frequency, clinicians need to be proactive in identifying and managing OIC in all their patients on chroni...
Boston University School of Medicine

HOT TOPICS IN MEDICINE 2017 ENDOCRINOLOGY, GERIATRICS, PSYCHIATRY & PALLIATIVE CARE South East Asian Cruise.

12 Day Malay Archipelago Mystique CME Cruise aboard the Crystal Symphony. There are stops in Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, & Singapore.
Sea Courses Cruises

Nutrition for Lean Body Mass: What Should I Know to Manage LBM

Although lean body mass (LBM) loss occurs progressively throughout life, aging patients and those with acute injury or disease are at greater risk for poor outcomes from this loss. Clinicians across several specialties should be cognizant of the need to identify and manage patients who are at risk for loss of LBM and all have an essential role in promoting the appropriate utilization of nutritional support in patients at all stages of LBM. "Nutrition for Lean Body Mass" is an important new ...
The Potomac Center for Medical Education and Global Education Group

20th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Supportive Care, Hospice and Palliative Medicine

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MD Anderson

Updates in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Intensive Physician Board Review Course 2016

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MD Anderson

FREE Pain Medicine CME

Upgrade your practice of Pain Medicine and earn FREE Pain Medicine CME credits with Free Pain Medicine CME programs from CMEList.com. Most programs are 1-2 hours long and feature slide-video lectures from specialists in Pain Medicine.
CMEList.com

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...
Corexcel

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

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...
CMEInfo

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...
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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.
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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...
CMEInfo

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. 
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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.

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 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.
Corexcel

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

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.
Corexcel

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.

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 www.CareerTapp.com.
CareerTapp

Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias, 6 units

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.

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