Ethics and Opioid Conference 2019

This activity will address the ethical use of opioids and treatment of patients.
University of South Alabama Office of Continuing Medical Education

Ethics and Opioid Conference 2018

This activity will address the ethical use of opioids and treatment of patients.
University of South Alabama Office of Continuing Medical Education

Stalking: Recognizing and Responding

Stalking is a crime that is far more prevalent than most people realize. Stalking is one of the most pervasive and serious public health issues facing the United States today. The results of one study examining the prevalence of stalking revealed that 1 in 6 women and 1 in 19 men in the United States have experienced stalking victimization at some point during their lifetime in which they felt very fearful or believed that they or someone close to them would be harmed or killed. This course is...
Professional Development Resources

Opioid Use in Pregnancy: 2018 & Beyond

This one day continuing professional development event will address challenges associated with opioid use and treatment during pregnancy. Effects of opioids on both mothers and infants will be discussed, along with community resources. Target Audience: MDs, pharmacists, nurses, social workers, counselors, health educators, psychologists and others interested in opioid use and pregnancy.
Northwest AHEC at Wake Forest School of Medicine

Cultural Awareness in Clinical Practice

Cultural Awareness in Clinical Practice is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that provides the foundation for achieving cultural competency and diversity in healthcare settings. Cultural competence, responding to diversity and inclusion, are important practices for healthcare professionals. This course will help you to gain an awareness of bias and provide strategies to adjust your clinical mindset and therapeutic approach to adapt to “the other” – people who differ...
Professional Development Resources

Narcissism & Empathy Deficits

Narcissism & Empathy Deficits is a 2-hour online continuing education course that examines narcissistic personalities and the traits that affect their ability to maintain satisfying personal relationships with others. This course will address key ideas emerging from neuroscience about empathy and empathy deficits, because narcissism is essentially a problem of lack of empathy. Emotional intelligence, heritability, and factors thought to influence the onset of narcissism are also discussed. ...
Professional Development Resources

Supportive Communication for the Child with Special Needs

Supportive Communication for the Child with Special Needs is a 1-hour audio continuing education (CE/CEU) course that provides practical tips for helping parents to communicate with their child who has special needs. Parenting a child with special needs comes with many challenges. Parents are often under pressure, not knowing what to expect or how to react and manage the behaviors their child may present. Children who have supportive and caring parents who understand their needs generally e...
Professional Development Resources

44th Annual Conference - Transcultural Approaches to Advance Health Care

The Transcultural Nursing Society Inc. is pleased to invite you to attend the 44th Annual Conference and meeting. The conference theme this year is: Transcultural Approaches to Advance Health Care. This theme is timely for all aspects of healthcare including education, practice, administration and research. Nurses and healthcare professionals from around the globe will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue, learning, and discovery. The objectives of the conference are: - Explo...
Transcultural Nursing Society

Creativity and Madness Goes Down Under

Creativity and Madness goes to New Zealand and Australia - Earn continuing education while visiting this beautiful part of our world. Beginning in Queenstown, New Zealand, we visit fjords, a sheep shearing ranch and more. The group flies to Sydney for 4 nights in this diverse and culturally rich city. Flying to Ayers Rock, this iconic monolith in the middle of the country, we take time to see how aboriginals live in this desert land. We end in Cairns, the city that will include a day outing t...
Creativity and Madness / AMED

Creativity and Madness - Psychological Studies of Art and Artists

Join us for our 30th year in Santa Fe as we explore case studies to illustrate how creativity can transform physical, psychological, emotional dis-ease. These relate to our patients, clients as well as personally to the health care practitioner. The conference takes place in Santa Fe, allowing for personal time, rejuvenation and rest. Give yourself the gift of time in this beautiful setting.
Creativity and Madness / AMED

Therapy Tidbits – January/February 2018

Therapy Tidbits – January/February 2018 is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the January/February 2018 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep psychologists (and other mental health professionals) informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are: Legalization for Medical Use Means Psychologists Should Study Marijuana - Discusses the variables involved...
Professional Development Resources

Advanced Topics in Major Depressive Disorder: Practical Strategies to Improve Remission

Major depressive disorder (MDD) has a far-reaching impact on individuals, families, and society but often remains undertreated despite guideline recommendations that say the goal of treatment is remission. The majority of patients will not achieve remission with initial treatment. Clinicians need to be aware of strategies to increase the likelihood of achieving remission in patients with MDD, such as regularly measuring response and assessing adverse effects and adherence. Switching an antidep...
CMEology

Improving Remission Rates in Major Depressive Disorder: A Case-Based Approach

MDD is one of the most frequently encountered conditions in clinical psychiatry. Despite the availability of efficacious and well-tolerated medications for the treatment of MDD, only one-third of patients diagnosed with MDD achieve remission with their initial treatment. It is thought that there are over 4 million US adults who are inadequately treated for MDD. Surveys of psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and other clinicians who treat patients with MDD have found that a significant proporti...
CMEology

New Developments in Bipolar Spectrum Disorders in Children and Adolescents

One of the most challenging areas of psychiatry is the diagnosis and management of children and adolescents with bipolar spectrum disorders. It is estimated that there are up to 2 million children and adolescents in the United States with bipolar disorder or prodromal manifestations. In the past decade there has been a significant increase in diagnoses of bipolar disorder among those under 18 years of age. Although it is unclear why diagnoses are increasing, it is now appreciated that about...
CMEology

Finding Happiness: Positive Interventions in Therapy

Drawing on the latest research, this course will explore the concept of happiness, from common myths to the overriding factors that directly increase our feelings of contentment. We will start with a discussion on why you, the clinician, need to know about happiness and how this information can help in your work with clients. We will then uncover mistakes we make when trying to attain happiness and look carefully at the actions we take and the beliefs that do not just obfuscate our happiness e...
Professional Development Resources

Diabetes Update 2018

The Comprehensive Harvard Medical School Diabetes Update At a time when our diabetes knowledge and treatment options have advanced so much, why do clinical outcomes remain suboptimal, with so many patients unable to achieve good control of their disease? The answer is rooted in three challenges: • Keeping pace with rapidly advancing options for diabetes care • Accounting for a patient’s unique biological, psychological, social, financial, educational, and cultural factors • Overco...
Harvard Medical School Global and Continuing Education

Zika: The New STI

Beginning in 2016, an epidemic of Zika virus began in Central and South America and rapidly spread to the United States. This module will outline what is currently known about how the Zika virus is spread sexually. The course will cover epidemiology of the Zika virus, known transmission pathways, as well as important counseling messages to enable patients to protect themselves and their children from Zika complications. Target audience: Health Care Professionals who care for persons...
Boston College

Opioid Prescription Principles

Improving the way opioids are prescribed through clinical practice guidelines can ensure patients have access to safer, more effective chronic pain treatment while reducing the number of people who misuse, abuse, or overdose from these drugs. Target audience: Course is designed for physicians, nurses, physician assistants and others—who prescribe opioid medications and who care for patients receiving opioid medications. This course is also relevant for primary care providers who maint...
Boston College

Workplace Violence Against Health Care Workers in the United States

Health care professionals work in a unique industry and routinely encounter highly personal and often intense situations that put them at risk of experiencing workplace violence. OSHA determined that serious workplace violence incidents were four times more common in health care from 2002 to 2013. It is crucial for all variations of physician practices, from small to large, to consider the impact of workplace violence and implement policies that reduce the risk of incidents occurring within th...
Massachusetts Medical Society

Nutrition and Depression: Advanced Clinical Concepts

Depression is an increasingly common, complex, inflammatory condition that co-occurs with a host of other conditions. This course will examine how we can combat depression through nutrition, starting with an exploration of the etiology of depression –taking a look at the role of neurotransmitters, the HPA axis and cortisol, gene expression (epigenetics), upregulation and downregulation, and the connections between depression and immunity and depression and obesity.We will then turn our atte...
Professional Development Resources

Therapy Tidbits November/December 2017

Therapy Tidbits - November/December 2017 is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the November/December 2017 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep mental health professionals informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are: MMPI-3: Revision of MMPI-2 or Marketing Hype? - This author considers the differences between the MMPI-2 ...
Professional Development Resources

Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription Drug Abuse is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE) course that examines the misuse of prescription drugs (including opioids) in the United States. Misuse of prescription drugs means “taking a medication in a manner or dose other than prescribed; taking someone else’s prescription, even if for a legitimate medical complaint such as pain; or taking a medication to feel euphoria” and is a serious public health problem in the United States. When taken as prescribed, medic...
Professional Development Resources

Leveraging Adversity: Turning Setbacks into Springboards

Leveraging Adversity: Turning Setbacks into Springboards is a 6-hour online continuing education (CE) course that gives clinicians the tools they need to help their clients face adversity from a growth perspective and learn how to use setbacks to spring forward, and ignite growth. While clients can seek the help of a psychotherapist for numerous reasons, one thing that all clients face is adversity. Whether in their own lives, or within the training program itself, adversity and setbacks ar...
Professional Development Resources

Motivating Children to Learn

Motivating Children to Learn is a 4-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that provides strategies and activities to help children overcome their academic and social challenges. This course describes the various challenges that can sidetrack children in their developmental and educational processes, leaving them with a sense of discouragement and helplessness. Such challenges include learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, behavior disorders, and executive function...
Professional Development Resources

Aging: Challenges for Clinicians

Aging: Challenges for Clinicians is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE) course that provides a review of the aging process, illustrating potential challenges and effective solutions. Americans are living longer and there are proportionately more older adults than in previous generations due to the post-World War II baby boom. Many Americans are now living into their eighties and beyond. In healthcare, the volume of older people may soon outnumber the supply of healthcare professionals...
Professional Development Resources

From Provider To Patient: Opportunities and Dialogue for Appropriate Pain Management

This activity educates physicians, pharmacists, and other allied health personnel on the latest CDC guidelines surrounding prescription opioids as well as the latest epidemiological data surrounding addiction management and treatment. Multiple expert physicians trained in pain management as well as addiction management will discuss current best practices in both disciplines, while academic pharmacists will explain mechanisms of action, potential side effects, and regulatory issues surrounding ...
ACHL

From Provider To Patient: Opportunities and Dialogue for Appropriate Pain Management

This activity educates physicians, pharmacists, and other allied health personnel on the latest CDC guidelines surrounding prescription opioids as well as the latest epidemiological data surrounding addiction management and treatment. Multiple expert physicians trained in pain management as well as addiction management will discuss current best practices in both disciplines, while academic pharmacists will explain mechanisms of action, potential side effects, and regulatory issues surrounding ...
ACHL

Therapy Tidbits - September/October 2017

Therapy Tidbits – September/October 2017 is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the September/October 2017 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep mental health professionals informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are: Practical Benefits Debatable for Geropsychology Specialty — Generalist vs specialist? This article examines which option may be a more se...
Professional Development Resources

The Immunosuppression Balancing Act: Preserving Long-Term Allograft Function for Optimal Patient Outcomes

The current goal of transplant medicine and immunology is to develop strategies to extend the life and functionality of every allograft. Outcomes of renal and liver transplantation have improved; yet, allograft loss remains a substantial problem associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and costs. Education to transplant clinicians about evaluating all aspects of post-transplant care, including regular monitoring, can lead to a reduction in allograft dysfunction or loss. In addition, ...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Integrated Care Strategies to Address the Impact of Residual Symptoms on Functional Outcomes in MDD

Depression is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. It affects individuals, families, businesses, and society and is common in patients seeking care in the primary care setting. Approximately 55% of patients will respond to treatment with the initial antidepressant. Yet, even in those patients who respond to treatment and achieve remission, residual symptoms can significantly inhibit functionality and increase the risk of relapse and recurrence. Despite these challenges, MDD ca...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Treating the Full Spectrum of Narcolepsy: Improving Nighttime Symptoms to Enhance Daytime Quality of Life: A Moderated Discussion with the Experts and Q&A

Patients with narcolepsy often face a long journey on their path to diagnosis and effective treatment. Combating the negative impact of narcolepsy on the lives of those affected requires that both the general public and the medical community increase their awareness of the symptoms of narcolepsy, in particular, the most common presenting symptoms: cataplexy and excessive daytime sleepiness. Improved recognition of both symptoms and objective measures of narcolepsy can shorten the burdensom...
CME Outfitters, LLC

From Symptom Recognition to Narcolepsy Diagnosis: Shortening the Diagnostic Journey: A Moderated Discussion with the Experts and Q&A

Patients with narcolepsy often face a long journey on their path to diagnosis and effective treatment. Combating the negative impact of narcolepsy on the lives of those affected requires that both the general public and the medical community increase their awareness of the symptoms of narcolepsy, in particular, the most common presenting symptoms: cataplexy and excessive daytime sleepiness. Improved recognition of both symptoms and objective measures of narcolepsy can shorten the burdensom...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Challenges in Patient Safety in Psychiatry

Patients with mental illness are at higher risk for adverse events including suicide, lack of medication adherence, and less likely to seek help during relapse. As pressure to discharge increases in addition to treatment plans, patients with mental illness must also have a safety plan beyond the length of hospitalization that makes the patient an equal participant and involves their entire care team, including family members. In this CME Outfitters Snack, expert faculty will discuss safety...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Ethics & Risk Management: Expert Tips 8

Ethics & Risk Management: Expert Tips 8 is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE) course that addresses a wide variety of ethics and risk management topics, written by experts in the field.
Professional Development Resources

Problem Based Learning in HBV: A Patient Simulation for Improving Treatment Decisions and Long-Term Care

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a largely undetected and untreated disease in the United States despite the availability of screening guidelines and prophylactic vaccines. Chronic HBV infection causes severe complications, including cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma in 20% - 30% of patients. As a result, HBV infection is the most common reason for liver transplantation. While recommendations exist, primary care providers are not adequately screening at-risk patients for HBV infect...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Taking Action Against Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection: Determining Which Patients to Treat or Monitor

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a largely undetected and untreated disease in the United States. Only 33% of the estimated one million Americans living with HBV are aware that they are infected, placing them at risk for spreading the infection to others, and developing liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). As a result, HBV infection is the most common reason for liver transplantation. Primary care providers are not adequately screening at-risk patients for HBV in...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Taking Action Against Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection: Counseling Patients on Serological Results

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a largely undetected and untreated disease in the United States. Only 33% of the estimated one million Americans living with HBV are aware that they are infected, placing them at risk for spreading the infection to others, and developing liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). As a result, HBV infection is the most common reason for liver transplantation. Primary care providers are not adequately screening at-risk patients for HBV in...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Early MS: Induction Therapy and Escalation Strategies

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: •Analyze data from clinical trials of disease modifying therapies to inform personalized treatment and monitoring of outcomes for patients with MS •Access reliable and evidence-based resources in order to stay current with advances in the management of MS
The France Foundation

Comorbidities and Selection of DMTs

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: •Analyze data from clinical trials of disease modifying therapies to inform personalized treatment and monitoring of outcomes for patients with MS •Access reliable and evidence-based resources in order to stay current with advances in the management of MS
The France Foundation

Management of Breakthrough Disease Activity in MS

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: •Analyze data from clinical trials of disease modifying therapies to inform personalized treatment and monitoring of outcomes for patients with MS •Access reliable and evidence-based resources in order to stay current with advances in the management of MS
The France Foundation

Building Resilience in your Young Client

Building Resilience in your Young Client is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that offers a wide variety of resilience interventions that can be used in therapy, school, and home settings. It has long been observed that there are certain children who experience better outcomes than others who are subjected to similar adversities, and a significant amount of literature has been devoted to the question of why this disparity exists. Research has largely focused on what has been...
Professional Development Resources

Therapy Tidbits - July/August 2017

Therapy Tidbits – July/August 2017 is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the May/June 2017 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep mental health professionals informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are: Telebehavioral Health is Psychology’s Future - Promotes key benefits to telebehavioral health and practical considerations that should be made before em...
Professional Development Resources

Light on the Dark Side of the Street: Living Well in a Stress and Trauma world

What is stressful about your work? What do you find traumatic in your work? Where are the sources of grief in your life? The answers to these questions do not exist in vacuums, of course, but interact with and influence the others. We often have more wisdom about coping than we apply and the barriers to doing what we know helps are worth considering. It is possible to find light and live well on the dark side of the street where stress, trauma and loss are common, but it’s not easy or automa...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Applied Behavior Analysis for Autism

Applied Behavior Analysis for Autism is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that provides evidence-based behavioral interventions for the minimally verbal child with autism. The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) currently seems to be holding steady at one in 68 children (or 1.46 percent). The communication challenges of these children are widely known and require specialized early interventions to overcome them. This course presents evidence-based strategies ...
Professional Development Resources

Mental Health 101: The Class No One Wants to Talk About

The need for mental and behavioral health services on college and university campuses is increasing for both new students who arrive with documented psychiatric disabilities and other students who are coping with traumatic life issues, stress, anxiety, depression, and emerging mental and behavioral health illnesses. The American College Health Association (ACHA) organized a national research survey (National College Health Assessment, NCHA) which provides the largest known comprehensive data s...
CME Outfitters, LLC

State of the Art in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Mood Disorders

Bipolar disorder is a frequent and clinically complex psychiatric disorder. Patients with bipolar disorder are exceptionally challenging to manage because of the dynamic, chronic, and fluctuating nature of their disease. These patients frequently have co-occurring disorders that can impact treatment selection. While healthcare providers may see mixed features in depressed and bipolar depressed patients in daily practice, they may not appreciate that the presence of mixed states is a particular...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Cognitive Deficits in Depression

Depression is one of the biggest health challenges the world faces. More than 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression. Many patients with depression report cognitive difficulties and clinicians must be able to properly assess these difficulties when treating patients with MDD. While cognitive dysfunction in MDD may improve with treatment and depressive symptoms may resolve, cognitive deficits can still be detected even in periods of symptom remission. The proportion of time wit...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Perspectives on the Challenges of Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) continues to be a global health crisis. Progress has been made in our understanding of the science of AD; however, there remains no currently effective treatment to delay the onset of or prevent the disease. The pathophysiological process of AD begins many years before clinically obvious symptoms appear. In addition, the concept of a pre-symptomatic or preclinical stage of AD is gaining acceptance in the medical community. Discussion of risk factors and careful a...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Suicide Prevention: Evidence-Based Strategies

Suicide Prevention: Evidence-Based Strategies is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE) course that reviews evidence-based research and offers strategies for screening, assessment, treatment, and prevention of suicide. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. In 2015, 44,193 people killed themselves. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes, “Suicide is a serious but preventable public health problem that can have lasting harmful effects on ...
Professional Development Resources

Anxiety in Children

Anxiety in Children is a 4-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that focuses on behavioral interventions for children with anxiety disorders. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (2017), it is estimated that 40 million Americans suffer from anxiety disorders. Anxiety disorders affect one in eight children, but is often not diagnosed. Untreated anxiety can lead to substance abuse, difficulties in school, and depression. Professionals who work with childr...
Professional Development Resources

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