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2015 - Neonatal Pharmacology

2015 - Neonatal Pharmacology Content Origination Date: May 14, 2015 ‐ Content Expiration Date: May 27, 2018 Total CE Credits: This online conference offers cutting edge information from some of the leading clinicians and researchers in neonatology. You will learn from these experts how to integrate best practices into your unit for a broad range of neonatal drugs, as well as managing care in the light of drug shortages. A faculty of experts in neonatal pharmacology who will challenge ...
Contemporary Forums

Neonatal Skin: Bacterial Colonization, Disinfection and Antimicrobial Bathing

Learning Objectives: Introduce the concept of the skin microbiome, and what is known about adults, children and neonatal skin microbiome. Discuss use of skin disinfectants in the NICU in terms of efficacy, toxicity and skin irritation. Review studies related to bathing the newborn with antimicrobial solutions and identify the pros and cons of this practice.
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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Something Borrowed, Something New: Are There Best Therapies?

Learning Objectives: Demonstrate improved understanding of current limitations of pharmacologic management of neonatal abstinence syndrome. Have an improved knowledge base of current management options for treating neonatal abstinence. Articulate the ethical and moral challenges and dilemmas in caring for mothers and infants exposed to illicit substances.
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Vitamin A in the NICU: An Expensive Therapy for BPD Reduction. Is It Worth It?

Learning Objectives: Describe the mechanism used by Vitamin A to reduce the severity of BPD. Describe the clinical evidence supporting the use of vitamin to reduce BPD. Determine if the use of Vitamin A is cost effective and worthwhile in their NICU population.
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Neonatal Drug Formulations: Safety Gains and Risks

Learning Objectives: Describe the legal and regulatory challenges to pharmaceutical compounding for neonates. Describe clinical risks associated with pharmaceutical compounding for neonates. List compounded neonatal medications with recently published formulations.
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What's New in Neonatal Pharmacology and Drug Dosing?

Learning Objectives: Describe new dosing guidelines for at least 1 medication. Describe new safety information for at least 1 medication. Describe FDA final rule regarding drug labeling for use in pregnancy and lactation.
Contemporary Forums

Optimal Nutritional Management After Discharge in the Term and Preterm Neonate

Learning Objectives: List the limitations of our current nutritional discharge process. Identify the areas in nutrition that are important to consider for the growing preterm infant. Develop a framework that clearly creates a detailed nutritional discharge plan for your NICU.
Contemporary Forums

A Skeptic's View of Neonatal Medicine: Balancing Science and Art

Learning Objectives: Describe the indications for the use of bicarbonate in the NICU. Discuss the risks and benefits of postnatal steroids for BPD. Describe the limitations of probiotics for the prevention of NEC.
Contemporary Forums

Delivery Room Emergencies: Case Studies

Learning Objectives: Apply clinical assessment skills to the care of complex neonatal cases in delivery room. Discuss etiology, pathophysiology and management of selected neonatal cases. Describe emerging technologies and new therapies for these cases.
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Don't Forget the Kidneys! Renal Failure in the NICU Patient

Learning Objectives: Review key alterations in renal function compared to the adult. Develop an initial management plan for the infant with acute renal failure. Discuss potential long-term complications related to acute renal failure.
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Challenging Cases in Neonatal Ethics

Learning Objective: List the four basic principles of pediatric ethics. Discuss how pediatric ethics principles apply to newborns. Identify the challenges that arise when caregivers and parents disagree on the provision of care for critically ill newborns.
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Simulation in the Real World

Learning Objectives: List 5 major applications of healthcare simulation. Describe examples of improvements in outcomes from healthcare simulation. Review future directions & challenges in healthcare simulation
Contemporary Forums

Advances in Neonatal Medicine 2015

Learning Objectives: To know the limits of viability according to outcome data in 2015. To recognize the value of quality improvement in reducing mortality and morbidity. To be aware of the benefits of early nutrition and feeding human milk to preterm infants.
Contemporary Forums

Pharmacologic and Non-Pharmacologic Management of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Learning Objectives: Describe the opioid epidemic in the United States Review the mechanisms of action of opiates and what causes withdrawal symptoms Describe current treatment strategies for NAS and outcomes
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Recognition and Management of Arrhythmias in the Fetus and Newborn

Learning Objectives: Recognize common fetal arrhythmias. Recognize common newborn arrhythmias. Recognize appropriate and inappropriate use of newborn EKGs.
Contemporary Forums

What's New for Antibiotics in the NICU?

Learning Objectives:​ Describe the goals of antimicrobial therapy. Describe how dosing is modified to achieve the goals of antimicrobial therapy. Describe dosing guidelines of medication used to treat infants with serious infections.
Contemporary Forums

The Synagis Debate: RSV Risk, Revised Recommendations, and Rising Cost

Learning Objectives: Discuss the prevalence of RSV and risk of hospitalization from severe disease across all neonatal and infant populations. Analyze data regarding palivizumab efficacy and cost effectiveness. Review revised 2014 palivizumab recommendations and discuss validity of changes.
Contemporary Forums

Current Neonatal Pain and Sedation Strategies: From Morphine to Dexmedetomidine

Learning Objectives: Discuss the effects of neonatal pain on brain development. Describe potential short- and long-term risks and benefits of morphine and dexmedetomidine in neonates. Providers will have increased knowledge on pain and sedation strategies in critically ill neonates.
Contemporary Forums

What is the Role for Steroids in Newborns with Cardiovascular Insufficiency?

Learning Objectives: Describe the basics of cortisol synthesis and physiology. Define relative adrenal insufficiency. Describe options for treatment of cardiovascular insufficiency.
Contemporary Forums

Breast Cancer Prevention: Personalized Approach to Lifestyle and Pharmacologic Strategies

Learning Objectives: Describe a personalized approach to evaluating risk, including family history, risk factors and calculating risk using available models. Discuss risk reduction strategies related to lifestyle behaviors. Discuss risk reduction strategies related to pharmacologic options.
Contemporary Forums

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Strategies for the Management of Acquired Hemophilia A

FREE CME/CNE Activity. The rarity of acquired hemophilia A (AHA) has resulted in a lack of awareness among clinicians, and this potentially life-threatening bleeding diathesis may go unrecognized. Although the two-fold objectives of treating AHA are clear—to control bleeding and remove the inhibitor—management is complex and often challenging. Diagnosis may be delayed, and AHA may be mistaken for congenital or other acquired bleeding disorders. The etiology of AHA is frequently unexplained...
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine

Hemophilia Perspectives: An Update on Risk Stratification, Eradication, and Management of Hemophilia Patients with Inhibitors

Inhibitor development represents the most severe adverse event of replacement therapy in hemophilia A patients in high-income countries. The management of hemophilia patients with inhibitors remains a challenge in spite of great strides in the understanding of risk factors involved in inhibitor development. Conflicting data need to be addressed by further studies, in particular with respect to factors potentially modifiable by clinical choices, including regimens of treatment and the highly de...
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine

OROFACIAL PAIN: WHEN, HOW AND WHAT TO TREAT

This course focuses on Chronic Orofacial Pain (OFP) and headaches (e.g. Neuropathic Pain, Neurovascular Pain, Neuralgia, Neuritis and Neuroma). It reviews underlying mechanisms of pain induction, nerve injury and repair, sensitization and spontaneous ectopic pain generation. Lectures include an explanation of how various analgesic blocks and sensory testing procedures, in combination with historical information, produce a differential diagnosis of neurogenous and headache pain. Lectures will a...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Marijuana Use in Healthcare

In this 45 min course on medical marijuana you will learn the basics of medical marijuana and be able to engage in conversation with your patients. Learning Objectives: Identify the major cannabinoids present in marijuana Discuss barriers to marijuana research Recognize potential indications for use of medical marijuana Identify future areas for study and potential clinical implications for marijuana and marijuana derived compounds Understand concerns of marijuana use
AltusCampus

Cancer Metastasis through the Lymphovascular System: Biology & Treatment, 7th International Symposium, April 20-22, 2017, San Francisco, USA

This is a very exciting time to be involved in cancer research! The 7th iteration of the Symposium brings together international experts in oncology, immunobiology, pharmacology, molecular biology and molecular imaging to discuss preclinical, translational and clinical advances in diagnosing, treating and preventing cancer metastasis as we enter the era of precision medicine. With advancements in cancer care and patient-centered treatment planning, cancer survivors today live longer and enjoy ...
Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning ACHL

FREE Patient Safety CME

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

New Drugs and Drug News of 2015

It is critically important that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians remain current regarding new medications and dosage formulations approved and introduced to the market. Pharmacists provide vital drug information to patients and providers alike on new medications.
freeCE.com

Good Clinical Practices (GCP) - Understanding and Implementing the Current Global Requirements

This three-day GCP training course is designed to provide individuals with an in-depth understanding of the clinical research process, the roles and responsibilities of key players, as well as, regulatory requirements. The course consists of lecture and exercises designed to focus on the practical implementation of the GCP requirements. Participants will also be placed in several real life situations such as reviewing pre-study documents and informed consent form for completeness and complianc...
The Center for Professional Innovation and Education

Dermal Product Development

The design of topically applied formulation combines scientific knowledge in physics, chemistry, engineering and biochemistry and requires imagination and artistic skills. Throughout the design, one must become familiar with the fundamentals of skin structure, its pharmacology and possible delivery approaches. The understanding of formulation’s physical properties and, ways of measuring these properties is additional essential aspects to learn. Becoming familiar with both, one can extrapo...
The Center for Professional Innovation and Education

Validation of Computer Systems

This course focuses on developing and implementing regulated computer systems with an appropriate level of documented evidence to satisfy FDA expectations. The course targets deliverable document content and how to avoid rework and unnecessary expense through a proactive approach. The core elements of a satisfactory computer validation program will be emphasized. Topics to be discussed include: •The regulatory expectations for computer validation •Relevant FDA warning letters •Th...
The Center for Professional Innovation and Education

Good Manufacturing Practices

Good Manufacturing Practice regulations (cGMPs) apply to pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device products regulated by FDA. This course explores the content and interpretation of the regulations, with emphasis on the necessary practices, procedures and documentation required to achieve full compliance. The course will utilize case studies to facilitate interpretation and application of regulations. The attendees will gain understanding of how knowledge of the regulations facilitates efficie...
The Center for Professional Innovation and Education

Best Practices For An Effective Cleaning Validation Program

This course provides practical guidance on cleaning validation regulatory compliance, in conjunction with, risk-based, reasonable and informed decision making and activity planning. The program will describe the requirements for establishing an effective cleaning validation program, including the development of a general policy, a "Cleaning Validation Master Plan" and the appropriate documentation for each study to be performed. In addition, requirements for maintenance of the validated status...
The Center for Professional Innovation and Education

Development and Validation of Bioanalytical Assays for Biologics: Quantification (PK) and Immunogenicity Assays

Part 1: Quantitation Assays Quantitation assays are critical for the development of biologics and biopharmaceuticals as well as accurate detection of protein biomarkers. Immunoassays for quantitation of protein drugs in biological matrices (ex. plasma, serum, tissue) generally take much longer to develop and are subject to a wider range of interferences than traditional xenobiotic small molecule quantitation assays by LC-MS/MS. Part 1 of this interactive two day course focuses on these crit...
The Center for Professional Innovation and Education

Claim Substantiation for Topical Products

The FDA and the FTC are carefully watching cosmetic products for non-substantiated misleading claims. If the claim is indeed misleading the consumer and results in the purchase of a product that will not deliver its promised benefit, it becomes an immediate matter of concern to regulatory agencies. With the cosmetic industry striving to produce safer products, scientific resources should be focused on better testing products for their activity on the skin while meeting all product claims. ...
The Center for Professional Innovation and Education

Technical Writing for the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, and Biotech Industries

Course notes and interactive exercises address how to write effective correspondence and reports in support of the company’s activities. You will learn how to organize and deliver information for the intended audience. You will learn how to write clear and readable documents, and how to revise and refine your own and others’ writing. The course provides an overview of sound grammatical conventions, addresses problematic areas of the English language, and affords opportunities to address sp...
The Center for Professional Innovation and Education

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning in a Regulated Environment

This is a three-day course designed to provide individuals with an in depth understanding of the design, balancing, commissioning, operation and maintenance of HVAC systems in a regulated environment. The course consists of lectures and imbedded exercises. Participants will also be placed in several real life situations such as completing a compliance review of floor plans and air flow diagrams, room pressurization schemes, ductwork design, and air balance reports; conducting emergency egress ...
The Center for Professional Innovation and Education

Process Validation for Medical Devices

The guideline on "General Principals of Process Validation" was issued in May, 1987, and since then, medical device companies have struggled with the principals of process validation. Internationally, regulators believe through careful design and validation of the process and appropriate process controls, a manufacturer can establish a high degree of confidence that all manufactured units from successive lots will be acceptable. Successfully validating a process may reduce the dependence upon ...
The Center for Professional Innovation and Education

Online CE/CME: The New Drug Update, Series 26 - 10 hour Online Seminar;

Earn 10 hours of AAFP, ACPE, ANCC Prescribed credit, at the location of your choosing. At the conclusion of this session, the participant should be able to: 1. Identify recent FDA drug communications, including but not limited to, labeling changes, warnings, new indications, new dosage forms , and MedWatch alerts; 2. Discuss the new drugs with respect to their pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, approved and unapproved indications; 3. Describe their adverse effects and drug interactions th...
University Learning Systems

New Drug Update: Series 26 at Lower Keys Medical Center 10 hour self study seminar in a hospital setting in Key West, Florida

10 hours of accredited continuing education in beautiful Key West, with this hospital based program. This DVD course is available on most Thursdays and Fridays, at Lower Keys Medical Center. Advanced registration is required, no walk ins allowed. At the conclusion of this session, the participant should be able to: 1. Identify recent FDA drug communications, including but not limited to, labeling changes, warnings, new indications, new dosage forms , and MedWatch alerts; 2. Discus...
University Learning Systems

New Drug Update: Series 26 at Desert Springs Hospital, Las Vegas 10 hour Self Study seminar in a hospital setting in Las Vegas, NV

10 hours of accredited continuing education in Las Vegas, with this hospital based program. This DVD course is available on most Thursdays and Fridays, at Desert Springs Hospital Pharmacy Center Advanced registration is required, no walk ins are permitted. At the conclusion of this session, the participant should be able to: 1. Identify recent FDA drug communications, including but not limited to, labeling changes, warnings, new indications, new dosage forms , and MedWatch alerts; 2...
University Learning Systems

DVD COURSE: The New Drug Update, Series 26 - Self Study Seminar; 10 Hour DVD of Self Study CE/CME Anywhere, Anytime.

Earn 10 hours of AAFP, ACPE, ANCC Prescribed credit, at the location of your choosing. At the conclusion of this session, the participant should be able to: 1. Identify recent FDA drug communications, including but not limited to, labeling changes, warnings, new indications, new dosage forms, and MedWatch alerts; 2. Discuss the new drugs with respect to their pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, approved and unapproved indications; 3. Describe their adverse effects and drug interactions t...
University Learning Systems

Designer Drugs: Bath Salts, Synthetic Cannabinoids, and Synthetic Hallucinogens

Designer drugs are synthetic compounds whose molecular structures have been modified based on chemically similar illicit drugs. The newly created substances can often be purchased legally because their modified chemical structures are not covered under existing drug laws. Since, in many cases, designer drugs are not yet illegal, they are inaccurately referred to as “legal highs” or “herbal highs.” This course gives an overview of the types of designer drugs and describes the challenges...
ATrain Education Inc.

Schizophrenia: Barriers to Care, Therapeutic Updates, and Best Practices

In this online CME self-learning program: Schizophrenia, by nature, presents manifold challenges to the healthcare professional directing neuropsychiatric care. Not only do practical matters like medication adherence play a role in the success of therapy, but it behooves clinicians to also have a well-informed understanding of the symptomatology and treatment course of the disease. Atypical antipsychotics are the mainstay of initial pharmacotherapy, with oral agents being preferred first....
ScientiaCME

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL): ASH 2014 Overview

In this online CME self-learning program: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is one of a group of malignancies caused by cytogenetic DNA mutations of developing hematopoietic stem cell precursors and mostly common to children with peak incidence at 2-5 years of age. Although approximately 80% of ALL cases present in children, they also occur in adults. The symptoms of ALL are non-specific and similar to those of acute myelogenous leukemia (ALL), which patients usually have 1-3 months ...
ScientiaCME

Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in Adults: 2015 Overview

In this online CME self-learning program: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is one of a group of malignancies caused by cytogenetic DNA mutations of developing hematopoietic stem cell precursors and mostly common to children with peak incidence at 2-5 years of age. Although approximately 80% of ALL cases present in children, they also occur in adults. The symptoms of ALL are non-specific and similar to those of acute myelogenous leukemia (ALL), which patients usually have 1-3 months ...
ScientiaCME

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL): Highlights from the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

In this online CME self-learning program: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is one of a group of malignancies caused by cytogenetic DNA mutations of developing hematopoietic stem cell precursors and mostly common to children with peak incidence at 2-5 years of age. Although approximately 80% of ALL cases present in children, they also occur in adults. The symptoms of ALL are non-specific and similar to those of acute myelogenous leukemia (ALL), which patients usually have 1-3 months ...
ScientiaCME

Renal cell carcinoma (RCC): Highlights from the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology: Take-Aways, Emerging Practice Changes, and Barriers to their Implementation

In this online CME self-learning program: Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a cancer that is borne and takes root in the nephrons and is responsible for the vast majority – 85% – of all renal cancers. With risk factors that include smoking, obesity, cadmium exposure, older age, and genetics, the five year survival rate of those afflicted with kidney cancer overall is 68%. In part because there are not any clear early symptoms associated with kidney cancer, RCC is discovered predominan...
ScientiaCME

ONLINE CME: Contemporary Management of Hypertension And Cholesterol: Implications for Cardiovascular Prevention and System Approaches to Improve Patient Care

At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant should be able to: Review new clinical guidelines recommendations for the treatment of hypertension and dyslipidemia. List patient specific blood pressure goals for patients with hypertension. Identify appropriate and patient specific antihypertensive agents for the treatment of hypertension based on age, gender, and comorbid diseases. Recommend appropriate combination drug therapy for the treatment of hypertension. Identify 4 p...
University Learning Systems

ONLINE CME: Oral Chemotherapeutic Agents – Not Just Any Ordinary Pill

At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant should be able to: Identify the major classes of oral chemotherapeutic agents available on the market and recognize implications of the rapid rate of projected growth. Recognize the special considerations and key medication safety issues facing patients prescribed oral chemotherapy, their families, and healthcare professionals caring for them. Summarize the role and pharmacology of oral chemotherapy agents used in some of the most c...
University Learning Systems

ONLINE CME: Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases

At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant should be able to: Define emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases and list numerous examples of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Discuss the factors contributing to the emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases and explain the role of each factor in emergence and re-emergence. Review the prevalence of vaccine-preventable diseases (e.g., measles,...
University Learning Systems

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