The Life Spectrum of Asthma: Online

The incidence and prevalence of asthma has increased considerably in recent years. Asthma is not a single disease, and its expression, remission, progression, and severity can vary based on age and gender. Therefore, it is crucial for allergist/immunologists, as specialists in the diagnosis and management of asthma, to understand how to select the most appropriate patients for the use of immune response modifiers and how to assess and manage the risk-benefit ratio of treatment. The Life Spectr...
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Payment Models and Practice Changes: Meeting Requirements of OCM & MACRA

Recent legislation and policy has fast-tracked the shift of healthcare payment from volume- to value-based reimbursement under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) for oncology care. Today, oncologists have the option to be reimbursed for Medicare patients under the CMS Oncology Care Model (OCM), an alternative payment model spanning a 6-month chemotherapy episode-of-care. This activity will provide insight into the program’s structure and challenges. It will also review ...
Potomac Center for Medical Education, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Rockpointe Oncology

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

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

Preventing Infant Morbidity & Mortality: Identifying Gaps in Nutrition Protocols

The purpose of this activity is to educate clinicians across multiple disciplines on how to recognize inadequate breast milk production (also known as “lactation failure”) and the risks it poses to both infants and mothers. While exclusively breastfeeding newborns is the gold standard of infant nutrition, exclusive nursing can pose risks to infants when breastmilk supply is inadequate; moreover, clinical evidence indicates that it is often difficult for both parents and clinicians to detec...

Updates in Alcoholic Liver Disease

Alcoholic liver disease represents a wide spectrum of disorders including fatty liver, alcoholic cirrhosis, and alcoholic hepatitis. The mainstay of treatment for many years has been alcohol cessation, however the pathophysiology of alcoholic liver disease, especially alcoholic hepatitis, is becoming better understood, with a clear interplay between the gut-liver axis. The management of alcohol use disorders and alcoholic liver disease is a multidisciplinary affair involving hepatologists, ...
Virginia Mason

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

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

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

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

Back to the Future: Clinical Experience with and Access to Lipid-Lowering Agents of the Past, Present, and Future

With each passing year we gain new insight and understanding around the clinical utilization of lipid-lowering therapeutic agents. Our historical experience with older agents can often inform our knowledge and interpretation of how we view newly available options and those in development. How does our prior experience with statins and LDL-C lowering help us to better utilize and contextualize the newest classes of specialized high-intensity therapies? When do we consider off-label drug use ...
Slack Inc.

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

Deep Remission, Top-Down Treatment Strategies and Real-World Data in Patients with UC: An Interactive and Innovative Case Series

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory bowel disease with a progressive course characterized by exacerbations and remissions. Traditionally, the goals of therapy for UC have entailed resolution of clinical symptoms such as rectal bleeding, bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramps, pain, and fatigue. However, treatment goals for UC have evolved to a treat-to-target strategy with targets such as mucosal/endoscopic healing, histologic healing, or deep remission (i.e., clinical, biochemical, and endo...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Treating to Target in Patients with Gout and Chronic Kidney Disease: A Patient Simulation

Gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis in the United States. Hyperuricemia/gout in patients with CKD constitutes a significant burden for patients and society. Patients who are not managed adequately experience painful gout attacks, loss of function and productivity, and may develop long-term complications. The economic burden is also increased from patient utilization of prescription medication use, emergency room visits, and hospitalizations from gout or its serious complicat...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Getting to Goal Can Be Difficult: Brian

Explore options for treating T2DM with new interactive, multimedia cases that provide specifics on the practical aspects of patient management of T2DM. Each case is an individualized experience in which patient outcomes depend on learner choices. Improve your skills while earning AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
The France Foundation

Getting to Goal Can Be Difficult: Louise

Explore options for treating T2DM with new interactive, multimedia cases that provide specifics on the practical aspects of patient management of T2DM. Each case is an individualized experience in which patient outcomes depend on learner choices. Improve your skills while earning AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
The France Foundation

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

The Latest on Key Nutrients, Dietary Supplementation, and Healthy Skin: A Virtual Reality Learning Experience

Skin is widely known to reflect a person’s general inner-health status and aging, but do clinicians who treat patients’ skin think about what the skin may be saying about a patient’s overall health status? Nutrition has a critical role in optimizing health and preventing disease, but few clinicians are aware of the data supporting dietary supplementation. With our aging population the link between nutrition, dietary supplementation, and healthy skin is a growing area of research and ...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Updates in the Treatment of C. difficile Infection: Faculty Insights

This CME activity addresses recent developments in the treatment and prevention of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and its recurrence. In these video-based interviews, two faculty discuss the clinical implications of recently released data on the management of CDI. This is the first in a series of five educational activities on CDI to be released in 2017. Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Further, recurrence of CDI is common...

Nutrition for the Preterm Infant: Impact on Growth, Development, and Intestinal Health

Surveillance by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified pervasive nutritional problems in infants and young children in the United States.(Reinold 2009; Polhamus 2007) Although breastfeeding is the gold standard in infant nutrition, there are a number of factors that may impact infant breastfeeding (ability, frequency and amount of intake): infant age and development (preterm vs term infants), extent of mother’s milk supply, time and schedule constraints on a mother’s...

Case Managers and Their Role in Improving Patient Outcomes in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a rare, progressive lung disease that greatly impacts patients’ quality of life and diminishes life expectancy. Newer therapies slow lung function decline. These therapies are used in combination with oxygen supplementation, pulmonary rehabilitation, symptomatic treatment, and supportive care. Case managers and respiratory therapists need education on the new therapies and supportive care to educate and counsel patients with IPF, as well as optimize the...

Which Comes First: Overeating or Obesity?

Which Comes First: Overeating or Obesity? is a 1-hour audio continuing education (CE) course that explains an alternative treatment for obesity. Conventional treatment for obesity, founded on the First Law of Thermodynamics, assumes that all calories are alike, and that to lose weight one must simply "eat less and move more." However, this prescription rarely succeeds over the long term. According to an alternative approach, the metabolic state of the fat cells play a key role in determining b...
Professional Development Resources

New and Emerging Injectable Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes for the Internal Medicine Physician: Experts Address Common Questions

Abstract Exogenous insulin has been in constant evolution since its development in the 1920s. New basal insulin agents have been developed to reduce some of the limitations of existing agents, such as hypoglycemia (particularly nocturnal hypoglycemia), and to provide once-daily dosing. More concentrated formulations of existing insulins have also been produced for patients who are very insulin resistant and require high doses/high volumes of insulin. Additionally, a new premixed insulin with ...
E&S MedEd Group, Inc.

Why Diets Fail: The Myth of Willpower

Why Diets Fail: The Myth of Willpower is a 1-hour audio continuing education (CE) course that explains why diets fail and provides strategies for what does work. Clinicians continue to recommend diets to their patients, even though diets don’t lead to long-term weight loss. In this course, Dr. Mann will describe the evidence on why diets don’t work in the long term, give the biological reasons why diets fail, explain why willpower is not the problem, and then give strategies for healthy ea...
Professional Development Resources

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence-Based Screening and Assessment

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence-Based Screening and Assessment is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that summaries proven approaches to screening, assessing and diagnosing ASD in children and young adults. Epidemiological studies indicate a progressively rising prevalence trend in the number of individuals identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) over the past decade. Yet, compared with general population estimates, children and youth with mild to moderate symptoms ...
Professional Development Resources

Intensive Review of Endocrinology and Metabolism: Cleveland Clinic Board Review

Topics covered in Intensive Review of Endocrinology and Metabolism include: Adrenal Dysfunction, Menopause, Thyroid Nodules and Cancer, Male Hypogonadism and Infertility, Endocrine Surgery, Obesity, Diabetes Therapeutics: From New Insulins to Incretins, Female Hypogonadism, Pituitary Disorders, Metabolic Bone Disease and many more. Studying Intensive Review of Endocrinology and Metabolism will help you to: Prepare for the ABIM endocrinology board exams Identify and effectively manage endoc...

The Value of Customer Service and Patient Engagement

Maximize patient experiences while maintaining quality & safety. Mr. Deao will demonstrate evidenced-based practices while preserving your commitment to improving your patient’s experience. Discover the Vision for Patient Alignment and the necessary polices to support reimbursement and technology. Ms. Hall will uncover strategies implementing patient relationships between systems and applications to track their health care needs. At the conclusion of the activity, attendees will be ab...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

Behavioral Strategies for Weight Loss

Behavioral Strategies for Weight Loss is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE) course that exposes the many thought errors that confound the problem of weight loss and demonstrates how when we use behavioral strategies – known as commitment devices - we change the game of weight loss. While obesity is arguable the largest health problem our nation faces today, it is not a problem that is exclusive to those who suffer weight gain. For therapists and counselors who work with those who w...
Professional Development Resources

Dysphagia: The Team Approach to Best Practice

Dysphagia: The Team Approach to Best Practice is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course that focuses on the interdisciplinary team approach to identifying, treating and managing dysphagia. Dysphagia is a wide spread problem in the elderly, with many going untreated. Older adults are at an increased risk due to having many factors that lead to swallowing difficulties. Some of these are a diagnosis of stroke, dementia, pneumonia and Parkinson’s disease. Many have generalized weakn...
Professional Development Resources

Product Quality Verification of Dietary Supplements

Activity Description Patients have thousands of dietary supplement options available to them in todays market. Many of these patients will ask you, their physician, physician assistant, local pharmacist, nurse provider or dietitian, for help in deciding if they need a dietary supplement and which one to purchase. This activity is designed to support your counseling efforts by examining dietary supplement regulation with specific emphasis on the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSH...

Improving Social Skills in Children & Adolescents

Improving Social Skills in Children & Adolescents is a 4-hour online continuing education course that will discuss the need for children and adolescents to develop the social skills they will need to be successful in school and beyond. It will demonstrate the challenges and difficulties that arise from a deficit of these crucial skills, as well as the benefits and advantages that can come about with well-developed social skills.
Professional Development Resources


Bullies have moved from the playground and workplace to the online world, where anonymity can facilitate bullying behavior. Cyberbullying is intentional, repeated harm to another person using communication technology. It is not accidental or random. It is targeted to a person with less perceived power. This may be someone younger, weaker, or less knowledgeable about technology. Any communication device may be used to harass or intimidate a victim, such as a cell phone, tablet, or computer. Any...
Professional Development Resources

Caffeine and Health

Caffeine is a rapidly absorbed organic compound that acts as a stimulant in the human body. The average amount of caffeine consumed in the US is approximately 300 mg per person per day - the equivalent to between two and four cups of coffee - with coffee accounting for about three-fourths of the caffeine that is consumed in the American diet. This is considered to be a moderate caffeine intake, which, according to many studies, can promote a variety of health benefits. But some studies clai...
Professional Development Resources

When Your Young Client is Defiant

Children with difficult temperaments and those with developmental delays may have learned to express their dissatisfaction with challenging and defiant behavior like whining, anger, temper tantrums or bad language. They sometimes engage in negative behavior or “misbehave” because they do not have the necessary skills – communicative or otherwise – to make their needs known. The purpose of this course is to teach clinicians effective and practical strategies to manage challenging and de...
Professional Development Resources

Medical Marijuana

In spite of the fact that nearly half of the states in this country have enacted legislation legalizing marijuana in some fashion, the reality is that neither the intended “medical” benefits of marijuana nor its known (and as yet unknown) adverse effects have been adequately examined using controlled studies. Conclusive literature remains sparse, and opinion remains divided and contentious. This course is intended to present a summary of the current literature on the various medical, legal...
Professional Development Resources

Delivering Culturally Competent Care: Managing Type 2 Diabetes in Diverse Populations

Delivering Culturally Competent Care: Managing Type 2 Diabetes in Diverse Populations Improve your cross-cultural management skills and understand important terms, such as race, ethnicity, and culture;  Meet your ethical obligations to provide open, respectful patient communication,  Reduce the risks and problems of miscommunication;  Recognize patterns of health care disparities and utilize strategies for eliminating factors that influence them;  Deal with cultural issues when recomm...
Virtual Lecture Hall

Childhood Obesity: Sharing the Responsibility, Not the Blame

Childhood Obesity: Sharing the Responsibility, Not the Blame is an online nursing course discussing the factors and effects of obesity in children. It contains information on the prevelancy of obesity and how media and family influence child eating patterns. This course also covers the role of nursing and other institutions in preventing childhood obesity.

Nutrition Education for Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes mellitus refers to a group of diseases that affect how the body uses blood sugar (glucose). Glucose is vital to health because it's an important source of energy for the cells that make up the muscles and tissues. It's also the brain's main source of fuel. Chronic diabetes conditions include type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Potentially reversible diabetes conditions include prediabetes — when your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as...
Professional Development Resources

Adult Obesity: Prevention & Treatment

Overweight and obesity constitute one of the nation’s ten leading health indicators with nearly two-thirds of adults in the United States now classified as either overweight or obese. Before any diet and physical activity program can be personalized and imple­mented, a nutrition assessment is needed, along with an understanding of the individual's readiness to change and motiva­tion. This course was developed by the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for their Manual of Medical Nut...
Professional Development Resources

HIV/AIDS: Therapy & Adherence

People who live with HIV can live almost normal lifespans and have little risk of transmitting the disease if they use antiretroviral therapy appropriately under medical care. However, only 30% of HIV-infected people follow their antiretroviral regimen well enough to achieve viral suppression. This course will discuss adherence issues in populations at high risk for HIV infection, as well as strategies for healthcare professionals to encourage people with HIV to seek and maintain medical treat...
Professional Development Resources

HIV/AIDS: Adherence Issues

People who live with HIV can live almost normal lifespans and have little risk of transmitting the disease if they use antiretroviral therapy appropriately under medical care. However, only 30% of HIV-infected people follow their antiretroviral regimen well enough to achieve viral suppression. This course will discuss adherence issues in populations at high risk for HIV infection, as well as strategies for healthcare professionals to encourage patients to seek and maintain medical treatment.
Professional Development Resources

Nutrition for Health and Performance

Focuses on the basic anatomy, physiology, and chemistry of nutrition. Topics include weight management, the role of diet and lifestyle in disease prevention, specific nutrient deficiencies and toxicities, nutrition standards and guidelines, sports nutrition recommendations, agricultural practices, and food policy issues. IPHY juniors or seniors are excluded from taking this course. Credit not granted for both IPHY 2420 and 3420. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: natural science.
University of Colorado Boulder

Communication with Elders

With the increasing number of older people in the United States, it is vital for healthcare professionals to communicate effectively and respectfully with elders. Effective, appropriate communication with elders is important for many reasons. For psychotherapists and other mental health professionals, communication is the foundation of service delivery. Communication is required for assessment of the person prior to treatment. Symptoms are, after all, subjective and must be reported by the per...
Professional Development Resources

Caregiver Help 2: Depression and Grief

The emotional stress of caring for persons who are aging, chronically ill or disabled can be debilitating for family members as well as professional caregivers. This course addresses caregiver depression and grief and provides a three-step process that can help develop an attitude of creative indifference toward the people, situations and events that cause emotional stress. It offers suggestions for dealing with preparatory grief, an experience shared by families and professionals as they cope...
Professional Development Resources

Preventing Medical Errors in Nutrition & Dietetics (Video)

This video course was recorded at the Annual Symposium of the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in July 2014. It addresses the impact of medical errors on today’s healthcare with a focus on root cause analysis, error reduction and prevention, and patient safety in the practice of nutrition and dietetics. Real life stories, national healthcare safety trends, reporting of sentinel events, complying with HIPAA privacy and security rules, telehealth practices, and caring communication t...
Professional Development Resources

Biology of Aging: Research Today for a Healthier Tomorrow

What is aging? Can we live long and live well—and are they the same thing? Is aging in our genes? How does our metabolism relate to aging? Can your immune system still defend you as you age? Since the National Institute on Aging was established in 1974, scientists asking just such questions have learned a great deal about the processes associated with the biology of aging. Technology today supports research that years ago would have seemed possible only in a science fiction novel. This cours...
Professional Development Resources

Alzheimer's Caregiver Guide and Tips on Acute Hospitalization

This course is presented in two parts. Part 1 offers strategies for managing the everyday challenges of caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease, a difficult task that can quickly become overwhelming. Research has shown that caregivers themselves often are at increased risk for depression and illness. Each day brings new challenges as the caregiver copes with changing levels of ability and new patterns of behavior. Many caregivers have found it helpful to use the strategies described in ...
Professional Development Resources

Caregiver Help Part I: Coping with Anger and Guilt

The emotional stress of caring for persons who are aging, chronically ill or disabled can be debilitating for family members as well as professional caregivers. This course addresses caregiver anger and guilt, and provides a three-step process that helps caregivers develop an attitude of what is described as “creative indifference” toward the people, situations and events that cause them the greatest amount of emotional stress. By gaining insights into how degenerative and progressive dise...
Professional Development Resources

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