Challenges & Rewards of Working with Longer-Term and Mid-Life Eating Disorders

Longer-term eating disorders benefit from treatment modalities tailored specifically to the complexities unique to those types of illnesses, including a deep and wide-ranging dependence upon the symptoms/behaviors of the disorder; the sufferer's belief that he/she "is" the illness as opposed to a person who "suffers from" the illness; an entrenched worldview based on the eating disorder that leads to profound difficulty envisioning life without the disorder and an inability to believe in the p...
JFK University Continuing Education

Clinical Applications of Deep Imagination: Level I

Growing research in several areas, including psychoneuroimmunology, optimal athletic performance and health psychology, document the benefits of guided imagery, which taps into both the wounds and inner resiliency that often lie below the conscious level of awareness. Through this experiential workshop, develop fluency in working with a client's symbolic inner life as an effective way to facilitate therapeutic goals. An interactive style of imagery facilitation and its clinical applications fo...
JFK University Continuing Education

Naked and Afraid...Leading the Unwilling into the Unknown

Are people “born leaders” or are they just ordinary people who have some of the skills and characteristics that we look for in our leaders? Or are some of them just bluffing?  If we are lucky, most of us can think of one or two tremendous leaders who we would have followed through any situation.  We can also probably think of dozens of people in leadership roles who just did not have what it takes. Whether you are a shift supervisor, manager, director, or administrator, l...
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Stay Connected Enteral Feeding Device Connector Changes…Introducing ENFit


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CMS Revised CoPs Regarding Boards, Medical Staff and Outpatient Services

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has many revised and new regulations in the hospital CoPs regarding the board and medical staff sections especially for hospital systems. CMS issued 38 pages of changes that went into effect September 26, 2014. CMS also implemented several important changes to the outpatient standards. Both phase one and two outpatient changes will be included. It addresses who can order outpatient tests and services especially for those who are not a member...
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CMS and TJC Dietary Standards Update

This program will highlight the CMS hospital conditions of participation requirements for dietary and food and nutrition services. It is an important part of the CMS survey and this area has received increased scrutiny of their standards. Infection control issues in dietary have been a frequently cited area. It will include the new guidelines on how the Medical Staff, with the approval of the Board, can credential and privilege the dietician to order diet and what this involves. Also discussed...
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We Have to Stop Meeting Like This

As a business society, we’ve come to accept that meetings are unavoidably painful and unproductive-one of the necessary evils of organizational life.  But the fact is, bad meeting are a reflection of bad leaders.  Worse yet, they take a more devastating toll on a company’s success than we realize. The key to improving meetings, however, has nothing to do with better preparation, agenda or minutes.  To address the problem, leaders will need to take a contrarian view o...
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Healthcare Law: 10 Topics Every Healthcare Professional Should Know

At all levels of hospital management, keeping up with the rapidly-changing world of healthcare law can be a struggle. Whether the topic is government payer reimbursement, physician arrangements, electronic medical records, or anything in between, there are always new legal developments that have a significant impact on the industry.  Further complicating matters, the field comes with terminology, acronyms, and legalese that can make it difficult to pick out what is truly deserving of your...
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Monitoring Hand Hygiene Compliance

We may agree with the adage, “You can’t improve what you don’t measure,” but the best way to measure hand hygiene compliance has yet to be determined. This program will compare the strengths and limitations of available methods including: direct observation, product usage, surveys, and electronic monitoring. Strategies to improve the accuracy of direct observation will be shared. Advantages and disadvantages of using technology to monitor the compliance of individual he...
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Handing Difficult People in the Workplace

What you permit, you promote. Managers as agents of the organization have an affirmative duty to provide a safe, stress free working environment to leverage the full potential and productivity of all staff.
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ASC Infection Control

  One of the hottest areas for freestanding ambulatory surgery centers is infection control. CMS received a ten million dollar grant to enforce infection control standards which has resulted in more knowledgeable surveyors. Surveyors have been scrutinizing areas such as cleaning of endoscopes, flash sterilization (immediate use), cleaning of glucose meters, insulin pens, single and multi-dose vials and safe injection practices. Surveyors have increased surveillance in the areas contained ...
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CMS Standing Orders, Protocol, order sets and much more...

This program will cover the interpretive guidelines and regulations required by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) related to order sets, protocols, preprinted orders, and standing orders. This has been a very confusing area for hospitals. This program will demystify the changes and requirements. Any hospital that accepts Medicare or Medicaid patients must be in compliance with these standards for all patients. This program will clarify standards and make the requirements unde...
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Ebola Virus Disease

This educational activity will review the: Description of Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers Difference  between      reservoir, host, and vector Four distinct viral families Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever Ebola transmission, symptoms, and diagnosis Treatment
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CMS New Changes - Safe Opioid Use, IV Medication and Blood

This program will discuss the new standards on safe opioid use and the changes to the section on IV medication and blood transfusion. This is the fourth time this section has been amended in the past few years. CMS had initially published an advance 32 page memo containing the new and revised standards and then implemented the standards by amending the CMS hospital manual. In this memo CMS states that while this section is in the nursing section, hospitals are expected to meet the related requ...
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Early Childhood: Typical & Atypical Development

This course explores contemporary best practice and perspectives on early childhood development. Content includes patterns and sequences of typical development for children from birth to six years. Emphasis is on individual differences, cultural influences, and the impact of developmental delay and disability during infancy, toddlerhood, and the preschool years. Discussion will also include instructional technology (IT) and assistive technology (AT) applications for this population.
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Early Childhood: Program Planning

This course is designed to give you a new perspective on planning and implementing developmentally appropriate programs for young children from birth through age eight. In this course you will learn what is meant by curriculum, assessment, evaluation, and program planning as these terms apply to early childhood education. We will discuss several historical perspectives and theories on child development and examine best practice for early childhood education. We will also examine key concepts a...
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Early Childhood: Observation & Assessment

This course explores observation and assessment instruments, as well as recommended practices and available resources for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Content includes an emphasis on observing young children and assessing their early childhood learning environments.
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Early Childhood: Family-Centered Services

This course is designed to give you a new perspective on serving the needs of young children and their families. In this course you will learn what is meant by family-centered services as it applies to diverse systems of care, gain an understanding of family diversity, and explore the major stress factors facing families today. We will discuss the theoretical basis for family-centered services, as well as reflect on current research and best practice. Family-Centered Services will also examine...
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Drugs & Alcohol in Schools: Understanding Substance Use & Abuse

This course is designed to help the learner gain a more comprehensive understanding of alcohol, drugs, and their influences in the classroom. It provides a contextual framework for understanding what students may be experiencing either through their own substance use or as a result of the substance use of persons close to them and provides a basic historical perspective of substance use along with the biological, psychological, and social factors that comprise the disease of addiction. Upon co...
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Child Abuse: Working with Abused & Neglected Children

Designed to help the learner identify and effectively teach students affected by child abuse and/or neglect, this course covers how to recognize the signs of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, and physical and emotional neglect in students. It also discusses the specific factors that exist in families who abuse or neglect their children. A major emphasis in this course is on helping the participant understand the special learning needs of abused or neglected children and how to meet those ...
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Behavior is Language: Strategies for Managing Disruptive Behavior

This course is designed to give the learner a new perspective on student behavior and effective tools to facilitate positive student change. Taught by Mick R. Jackson MS/ED, this course provides a developmental framework to help the learner understand what students are trying to communicate through the "language" of their behavior. Topics covered include behavioral techniques and intervention strategies that remediate disruptive behaviors, reduce power struggles while increasing classroom cont...
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Autism & Asperger's Disorder: Information & Effective Intervention Strategies

This course describes Autism and Asperger's Disorder, including characteristics of these disorders, associated learning styles, communication weaknesses, and various intervention strategies. The course helps the learner understand why individuals with Autism spectrum disorders behave the way they do, and what you can do to enhance more appropriate behavior. This course also lists resources for educators, related service personnel, and parents who want more help or information on Autism and Asp...
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Attention Deficit Disorder: Information & Interventions for Effective Teaching

This course will help the learner achieve a better understanding of ADD and intervention strategies to facilitate positive student change. Taught by Mick R. Jackson MS/ED, this course covers the history of the disorder, accepted methods to assess and identify students with the disorder, and various methods, medications, and strategies that are currently used to treat it. For situations in which services beyond what can be provided in the classroom are required, the referral process for getting...
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Advanced Classroom Management: Children as Change Agents

Geared primarily for professionals (e.g., regular or special educators, instructional assistants, school psychologists, counselors) serving children and youths presenting behavior problems in the school or community, this course focuses on cognitive and cognitive-behavioral interventions (often lumped together under the rubric “social skills”) with an emphasis on teaching students how to change and manage their own behavior. Since previous knowledge and understanding of traditional behavio...
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Maximizing Leadership Through Greater Self Awareness

This seminar will define great leadership and the effects of personality andpersonality types on leadership. The relationship between personality andstrengths on leadership ability will also be discussed along with the impact ofthe life journey. A process will be identified for developing great leaders anda way to determine which leader you need in different situations andenvironments.
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CMS Revised PI Standards and Worksheet

Every hospital that accepts Medicare and Medicaid must be in compliance with this section. This program will cover this revised hospital CoPs section on QAPI, Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement, in the CMS Hospital CoP manual, along with the CMS revised QAPI worksheet. CMS decreased the number of tag numbers from 34 tag numbers to 8 and 7 of these were completely rewritten. Many hospitals were also surprised at the high number of deficiencies received in QAPI from CMS.  This p...
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Dementia Alzheimer’s Disease-Overview and Current Research

Alzheimer’s disease currently affects over 5 million Americans.  If no cure is found over 14 million American’s will be afflicted by 2030.  This presentation will discuss the new criteria for diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease and provide an overview of other forms of dementia.  Current research will be discussed including links between Alzheimer’s disease, vascular risks and diabetes.  Current research related to treatments, vaccines and prevention appr...
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Dementia: Diagnosis and Treatment Interventions

This presentation will discuss diagnosis guidelines, including genetic risks, and new diagnostic criteria.  Treatment interventions will be reviewed including an overview of current medication and behavioral interventions.
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Dementia: Medication Management and Behavioral Management

Understanding behaviors is one of the most difficult issues when taking care of individuals with dementia. This program will discuss the causes of behavioral problems of those who have dementia in the context of medical illness, psychiatric disease and environmental and institutional effects.  Specific behavioral interventions will be presented. Though there is much debate over the use of medications to “manage problem behaviors” an overview of medications that may be used wil...
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Prevention of Cognitive Decline or Maintaining a Healthy Brain

There is much debate on utilizing a prevention approach in regards to “dementia” and Alzheimer’s disease.   This presentation will discuss “known” risk factors such as  head injury, hypertension, diabetes and cardiovascular events.  Though the need for good nutrition, exercise and social connections cannot be definitively confirmed as prevention approaches, all can assist in improving the aging process.
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Advanced Stark - What Have we Learned from Halifax, Tuomey, and other Recent Cases and Settlements?

The presentation is an advance Stark Law presentation that will focus on the issues involved in recent cases such as Halifax, Tuomey, and others.  The factual issues present in these recent Stark Law cases and settlements will be discussed to determine what issues are presently receiving the attention of regulators and qui tam litigants under the Stark Law.  Focus will be provided on the interpretation of what is meant related to the prohibition of compensation either being base...
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Is CPR Excellence Related to Success? Understanding the Key to Resuscitation

Since the inception of cardiac resuscitation and care, we have changed from the most basic of methods to increasingly complex resuscitation actions.  During this educational activity, we will look back at the past, evaluate current methods, and look forward to the future of resuscitation and post-resuscitation care.  This presentation will also discuss the changes in the treatment given during the “ABCs” of resuscitation.  The presenters will also discuss the continu...
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Therapeutic Hypothermia after Cardiac Arrest: Intra-arrest, in the Field, or in Hospital?

Please join Joseph P. Ornato, MD, FACP, FACC, FACEP, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center/Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia and Graham Nichol, MD, MPH, FRCP(C), FACP, FAHA, Leonard A Cobb Medic One Foundation Endowed Chair in Prehospital Emergency Care, University of Washington, Seattle, WA for this must see education webcast.This webinar will provide a discussion of whether therapeutic hypothermia sho...
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Managing Patient Related Contracts

Several deficiencies have surfaced related to the management of patient related contracts.  Oversight for patient related contracts must be held by the Medical Staff and the healthcare facility.  This program will assist you in understanding what needs to be in the contract.  We will also discuss the performance expectations as a part of the contract process.  The all important quality indicators will also be reviewed.  This program will help you develop a plan to mana...
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Preparing for the Life Safety Surveyor during The Joint Commission Surveys

This 1-hour Webinar program will provide information for those individuals who require a thorough understanding of the role of the Life Safety Surveyor during 2015 Joint Commission surveys and must implement a practical, continuously compliant program in healthcare facilities.  Those participating in the program will receive specific guidance in how to understand and interpret what the Life Safety Surveyor will evaluate and inspect during the documentation review and facility tour.  ...
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To Cool or Not to Cool: Is that the Question?

This educational activity will interpret recent randomized trials of induced hypothermia/targeted temperature management in patients with cardiac arrest in the context of previous trials. Practical recommendations will be given for how to care for this patient population. Participants will have an extended opportunity to ask the experts questions about contemporary use of IH/TTM.
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Falls Update 2014 CMS and TJC

Falls is an important patient safety and risk management issue. Not doing this correctly can also cost hospitals a lot of money. CMS includes hospital acquired conditions (HAC) in which hospitals will not receive payment related to the adverse events for Medicare patients. One of these areas includes falls. In 2015, there will be a 1% reduction in Medicare payments. Falls is the number one HAC. Patient death or serious injury associated with a fall is also one of the 29 National Quality Forum ...
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Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act (EMTALA) - Hospitals' Requirements: PART TWO

CMS has recently issued a deficiency memo which shows that EMTALA violations are one of the most common deficiencies against hospitals. In fact, the first memo showed 696 deficiencies against hospitals and critical access hospitals. Don’t be caught off guard if a surveyor shows up at your door tomorrow to investigate an EMTALA complaint. This two part program will include discussion of a recent case that will create an enormous expansion of hospital and practitioner liability under feder...
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Capnography in Resuscitation: Peaks, Valleys, and Trends- Do They Signal the End?

If you had a crystal ball, what would you like to see?  How could you use a crystal ball to influence your patient care?  Capnography in fact, provides providers with the proverbial “crystal ball”.  Using capnography, providers can predict wellbeing and treatment efficacy in their patients. Capnography is the detection of exhaled carbon dioxide from the body.  Capnography is a diagnostic tool that evaluates ventilation, oxygenation, and perfusion.  This&nbs...
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Prediabetes: Current Understanding and Available Programs

Attendees will learn the definition and epidemiology of prediabetes as well as current therapeutic approaches. They will also learn about the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program (YDPP) including how to easily refer patients. At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to: 1. Define prediabetes and explain its epidemiology 2. Discuss the current therapeutic approaches to prediabetes based on available science 3. Discuss the recent research in prediabetes 4. Describe the...
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Overview of Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an effective evidence-based approach to overcoming the ambivalence that prevents many people from making desired behavioral changes. The technique has been used to help people with diverse problems including health behavior change, compulsive behaviors, and mental health concerns. Addition of MI to a practitioner’s repertoire can help them reframe and better address the challenges of perceived resistance from patients and more successfully provide support an...
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Occupational Health: A Primer for Primary Healthcare Providers

Program Description Workers’ health is an integral part of general health and daily life. Any illness or injury can affect an individual’s capacity to work and threaten a loss of economic security and his or her way of life, temporarily or permanently. Delivering occupational health in the context of integrated primary healthcare is essential to maintaining and restoring working capacity. This presentation will outline effective methods for identifying potential occupational hazards...
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Lyme Disease, Babesiosis, and Borrelia Miyamotoi

Over the past several decades, the burden of tick borne illness has increased dramatically in the Northeastern U.S. Each year in Rhode Island, for example, tick bites cause about 1,000 new cases of Lyme disease, Babesiosis, and other potentially serious illnesses – at a cost of several million dollars. This problem was caused in large part by the migration of urbanites to woodland habitats supportive of the complex life-cycle of the black-legged tick – commonly called the “deer tick” ...
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Rotavirus

Rotavirus is a virus that causes severe gastroenteritis, characterized by severe watery diarrhea, often with vomiting, fever, and abdominal pain. In babies and young children, it can lead to dehydration. Rotavirus is the leading cause of severe diarrhea in infants and young children worldwide. Globally, it causes more than a half a million deaths each year in children younger than 5 years of age. Rotavirus was also the leading cause of severe diarrhea in U.S. infants and young children befo...
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Breastfeeding in Rhode Island: Victories, Challenges, and Opportunities

This one-hour session is part of the Public Health Grand Rounds Series, a collaboration between the RI Department of Health and the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. The presentation will begin with a brief review of the history of successful breastfeeding initiatives in the state of RI over the past decade. The talk will then highlight current clinical recommendations and best health care system practices with respect to infant feeding. The session will conclude with upcomin...
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Addressing the Public Health Crisis of Suicide through Innovation in Identification: Improved Precision, Care Delivery and Redirecting Scarce Resources

Program Description Th e ongoing national and international tragedy of suicide has spurred substantial prevention efforts. Lack of effective screening and identification of persons at risk is an obstacle to effective prevention. Dr. Posner will discuss a gold-standard, innovative suicide risk screening tool that has significantly impacted care delivery and resource allocation. Numerous states, countries, and branches of the military have moved toward system-wide implementation of the C-SSRS....
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Emotions, Aggression and Morality in Children: Bridging Development and Psychopathology

Drawing largely from social information processing and moral domain theories, the chapters demonstrate how early affective experiences and relationships provide a foundation for children's subsequent social cognitive understanding of victimization, harm and moral intentionality. Learning Objectives Describe the theoretical models of how emotional processes influence children’s aggression and moral development. Explain the factors that facilitate, and the factors that hinder, children’...
American Psychological Association

Shy Children, Phobic Adults: Nature and Treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder, Second Edition

This book describes the clinical presentation of social anxiety disorder, presents theoretical perspectives on its etiology, and examines the latest empirical data with respect to both pharmacological and behavioral interventions. Includes information from new studies differentiating patterns of distress characteristic of social anxiety disorder vs. social phobia. Learning Objectives Comprehend the psychopathology of social anxiety disorder in children and adults, and how physical cogniti...
American Psychological Association

Grief in Childhood: Fundamentals of Treatment in Clinical Practice

This book presents Integrated Grief Therapy for Children — an evidence-based model for treating bereaved children that draws extensively on cognitive–behavioral, family systems and narrative approaches to therapy. The model shows clinicians how to assess the needs of bereaved children, treat common distressing symptoms (depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety and behavioral problems) and address the grief itself while fostering resilience. Learning Objectives Describe risk a...
American Psychological Association

A Social Cognitive Perspective on Coping with Cancer: Theory, Research and Intervention

A Social Cognitive Perspective on Coping with Cancer: Theory, Research and Intervention presents a model of restorative well-being as a framework for reviewing research and for optimizing post-treatment adjustment. The authors depict the interrelations of variables such as personality and affective dispositions, efficacy beliefs, social cognitive variables and environmental supports in the coping process in hopes of informing future interventions and research. The authors demonstrate that whil...
American Psychological Association

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