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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 www.CareerTapp.com.
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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.

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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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.

Persistent and Breakthrough Pain: Individualizing Opioid Therapy for Fluctuating Cancer Pain

Target Audience The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of oncology nurses and other health care professionals who collaboratively provide supportive care to patients with pain related to malignancy, anticancer surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy. Educational Objectives At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants should be better prepared to: 1. Describe the diagnostic criteria for BTP and clinical characteristics of various episode subtypes ...
Integritas Communications

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...
AudioDigest

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.
freeCE.com

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.
freeCE.com

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.
freeCE.com

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.
freeCE.com

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.
freeCE.com

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.
freeCE.com

Alzheimer's Disease: Treatment, Management and Social Implications Western Caribbean Cruise

TBA
Continuing 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 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

Palliative Medicine and End of Life Care: 2015 Update Including Related Topics in Neurology Eastern Caribbean Cruise

TBA
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

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

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

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.
ATrain Education Inc.

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...
Dannemiller

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.

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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