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 ...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Too Old to Live and Too Young to Die: Challenges in Caring for Acutely Ill Older Adults

Learning Objectives: Identify the demographic changes related to societal aging that impact the health care system. Differentiate the “normal aging process” from acute illness. Outline the pharmacological challenges in caring for acutely ill older adults.
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Medication Controversies in ELBW Infants: Hydrocortisone, Ibuprofen and Indomethacin

Learning Objectives:​ List the stages of drug development. Identify the evidence based use of medications in ELBW infants. Recognize importance of phase 1 and 2 trials.
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Essentials of Non-Sterile Compounding

The practice of compounding pharmacy has undergone a significant evolution in requirements and practices in just the past year, and predictions suggest change will continue for some time to come. It is imperative that we evolve our historically reactive behaviors to a more prospective behavior that will anticipate change far before a response is necessary. This one hour webinar will provide specific considerations that non-sterile compounding pharmacy personnel can utilize to protect their bus...
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)

Growing Your Pharmacy Business Through Sales and Marketing While Avoiding Regulatory Scrutiny

Substantially review the provisions and details of Federal and State laws/regulations. Visually display risks of different courses of conduct through multimedia relating to pharmacy marketing. Analyze effects through common scenarios and case studies. Provide pointers and tips on how to bring pharmacy practice to compliance. At the conclusion of this program, the pharmacist and technician attendee will be able to: • Discuss different methods of employing a sales force and marketing c...
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)

Practicing Evidence Based Medicine: From IRB Approval to Bench Research

This one-hour webinar is presented by two IACP Foundation academic research investigators to bring attendees education on the Foundation’s research initiatives to advance the practice of pharmacy compounding. In the first half of this webinar, participants will learn about the Institutional Review Board (IRB) submission process, identify common barriers and pitfalls that can occur, and examine methods for overcoming these barriers using case vignettes. In the second half, attendees will anal...
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)

Building a Compounding Practice: Lessons Learned

This one hour webinar is geared towards attendees who are assessing compounding pharmacy ownership. By outlining best practices and potential pitfalls, attendees will have the necessary background information to create essential Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), a well-rounded working environment, and a functional pharmacy design. At the conclusion of this program, the pharmacist and technician attendee will be able to: • Outline Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the pharm...
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)

“Constructive Delivery” Under the Controlled Substances Act

This session will give attendees the knowledge necessary to make informed decisions about appropriate registration under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and how to maintain compliance with the CSA. At the conclusion of this program, the pharmacist and technician attendee will be able to: • Identify the current Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) interpretation of the definitions in the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). • Explain the “Manufacturer” registration process und...
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)

Endotoxin Testing and Environmental Monitoring for Your Pharmacy

As the demand for compounded medications has increased and in light of recent tragic events, the pharmaceutical sterile compounding profession requires a greater understanding of quality assurance testing. This presentation will educate individuals about sterile compounding principles of bacterial endotoxin testing and environmental monitoring. Attendees will gain technological knowledge about how to implement the highest quality compound preparations for their patients. At the conclusion ...
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)

Setting Strategies – Short and Long Term

How blue is your ocean? By default, compounding is a Blue Ocean. Through patient care, pharmacists before us created new demand in an uncontested market space (Blue Ocean) rather than by competing head-to-head with other suppliers for known customers in an existing industry. But now that compounding has become more common place … have we forgot about the blue ocean? In this hour you’ll learn how to continue your long term goals of growing your business while making slight course correction...
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)

Sales Calls - Preparation and Execution

On average a physician’s office may be visited by 10 sales reps a day. Not just drug reps, but vitamin sales, skin care sales, equipment sales. Now why do they want to listen to what you have to say? The sales call doesn’t start once you open the car door. The sales process starts with identifying the client, understanding their needs, knowing your product and finally matching up those needs. At the conclusion of this program, the pharmacist and technician attendee will be able to: ...
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)

The One Page Marketing Plan

You know you need your marketing plan. We’re not going to debate the merits. What you don’t need is a 100 page marketing plan. One page will suffice. Learn how to drill down to the who, what, where, why & when to maximize your efforts and keep your staff on the same page - the one page marketing plan. At the conclusion of this program, the pharmacist and technician attendee will be able to: • Identify the who, what and why of their market. • Describe metrics and what to look f...
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)

Ask The Marketer

Excellent marketers are a rare breed. They make cold calls, visit doctors, navigate the maze of gate keepers and yet manage to smile through it all. Want to know how they do it? In this session you’ll be able to do just that. At the conclusion of this program, the pharmacist and technician attendee will be able to: • Identify new opportunities with their current customers. • Discuss the benefits of hiring a marketer for their pharmacy. • Demonstrate opportunities to reward ma...
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)

What’s Going on Legislatively & Judicially? A Pharmacy Law Update

Most pharmacists rely on their professional associations or their Board of Pharmacy to keep them informed and up-to-date about changes in practice acts at the federal and state levels. But did you know that the judicial branch – the court system – also affects pharmacy law? Over the past year, there have been some interesting legal challenges pertaining to pharmacy and pharmaceuticals which directly affect your daily practice. This session will provide an easy-to-understand overview of the...
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)

FDA & Marketing of Compounds

What legal considerations impact drug advertising? How are they evolving? How have they been impacted by social media? This session will explore the basic legal and policy issues associated with the promotion of prescription drugs in the United States and discuss their application to compounded medicines. At the conclusion of this program, the pharmacist and technician attendee will be able to: • Discuss legal and policy issues associated with the promotion of prescription drugs. ...
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)

Public and Political Perception of Compounding

Sometimes it’s not what you say, it’s how other people hear. That’s never more true when it comes to the public’s perception of compounding pharmacy over the past few months. Where most consumers and even most politicians knew little to nothing about compounders, now the impression is that they are “dangerous.” IACP’s Washington D.C. legislative and public relations team will review the hard-learned lessons of “do’s and don’ts” of advocacy, how to tackle misperceptions he...
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)

Pharmacy Compounding Law and Regulations: Staying Current in a Changing World

This one hour webinar is an in-depth presentation on federal and state legislative and regulatory issues that are affecting compounders today. Attendees will learn how regulatory initiatives and court decisions have influenced the regulation of compounders, the authority of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) when inspecting compounding pharmacies, and up-to-date information on the current federal proposed legislation. Are YOU current on your compounding pharmacy law? Never assume. This is ...
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)

Working with a Patient Safety Organization: Improve Quality and Reduce Legal Risk

The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (PSQIA or the Act) was passed to create a culture of safety in the practice of medicine, including in pharmacy practice. The Act provides an event reporting shield for medication dispensing errors to remove fear of legal liability, professional sanctions, and injury to professional reputation that prevents pharmacists from sharing information that can improve quality. The Patient Safety Organization (PSO) framework provides an opportunity ...
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)

Media Relations for Your Pharmacy

You are busy serving your patients and running a pharmacy, so why do you need to worry about the media and public relations? While this is a perception that is held by many, the media can have a dramatic impact on the way patients and the public perceive your pharmacy. Working with the local media can result in a positive news story about your pharmacy and its specialized services. Not working with the media, on the other hand, can have a very damaging effect upon that perception, particularly...
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)

School Administrator Training (on CORE ELMS / RXpreceptor software) for Internship, Externship, and Experiential Education Departments of Participating Colleges and Universities

In depth, hands on training of all aspects and modules found within the RXpreceptor ELMS (Experiential Learning Management System) software. After completion of this training, school administrator will be able to fully set up and utilize the school’s RXpreceptor account, as well as train students and preceptors on account utilization. Covered topics include: * **Initial Account Setup** * System Configuration * System Flags and Options * Program Customization * Branding Incorporati...
CORE ELMS - Experiential Learning Management System (ELMS)

URI College of Pharmacy Mobile App Download

From CE & Snow in ski country to Seminar by the Sea in Newport to the June Minicourse Series and everything in between, there is always something happening at URI. Use this app to stay up to date! Download the FREE mobile app onto your mobile device by visiting

Asthma, Calming the Airway

Clinical characteristics of asthma and related airway inflammation, plus the host and environmental factors that contribute to asthma, as well as medication management and the client education essential to optimal results. When you finish this course, you will be able to: *Discuss the incidence and prevalence of asthma in the United States. *Explain the assessment and diagnosis of asthma. *Summarize the differential diagnosis and comorbidities of asthma. *List the environmental factor...
ATrain Education Inc.

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.

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

Traces the gradual development of the atherosclerosis that underlies CAD and includes causes, risk factors, diagnosis, management, and complications. Concludes with the components of a cardiac rehabilitation program.
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.

Acetaminophen: When It Becomes Dangerous

Acetaminophen use and overuse with focus on signs and symptoms of liver injury, including FDA-recommended potencies for various age cohorts and at-risk populations. When you finish this course, you will be able to: *Explain the widespread use of acetaminophen both as an over-the-counter drug and by prescription in combination with other drugs. *Discuss self-dosing of acetaminophen as an OTC drug and the hazard of unintentional overdose. *Describe the relationship of acetaminophen to ac...
ATrain Education Inc.

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

Updates from June 2016 ACIP Meeting

William Schaffner, MD, NFID Medical Director and liaison to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), will discuss updates from the June 2016 ACIP meeting, including updated recommendations for adult vaccination. At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to: Describe current ACIP recommendations for adult immunization Explain how recent changes to vaccine recommendations will impact vaccination programs Discuss information on new and/or future vaccines...
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

Clinical and Laboratory Update in Thrombosis and Anticoagulation

Clinical and Laboratory Update in Thrombosis and Anticoagulation September 7–9, 2016 Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida Presented by: Mayo Clinic Divisions of Cardiovascular Diseases and Hematology, Department of Internal Medicine Mayo Medical Laboratories Jointly provided with Mayo Continuing Nursing Education OVERVIEW An estimated 37 million patients are affected by thrombotic disorders each year. This number will continue to rise with the...
Mayo Medical Laboratories

SCRN Exam Review

This course is designed to prepare the nurse specializing in caring for stroke patients to pass the Stroke Certified Registered Nurse Examination. The course reviews all major topics of the examination and provides information regarding the latest guidelines and protocols for managing stroke patients. It reviews different stroke types, assessment, acute management and rehabilitation of strokes. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES This program prepares the learner to: 1. Identify the different typ...

The Forgotten Organs: Complications with the Liver - Complications of Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis is the 12th leading cause of death in the United States. This means that roughly 30,000 deaths annually are the result of cirrhosis complications. Numerous complications can develop in these patients, including ascites, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) and hepatorenal syndrome. Each of these complications associated with profound morbidity and mortality.

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