Improving Antipsychotic Appropriateness in Dementia Patients

This CPE activity will provide a comprehensive overview of management approaches for problem behaviors and psychosis in dementia. The content discusses non-drug management as well as antipsychotic use, and includes pocket guidelines and other resources for use in practice. Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE activity, pharmacists should be able to: 1. List appropriate initial assessments to help determine the causes of problem behaviors or psychosis in dementia 2. Ap...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

2015 Immunization Update for Pharmacists

Recommendations regarding adult and pediatric immunizations are updated frequently. This session will discuss the new 2015 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations as well as new vaccines to the market. Included in the discussion will be influenza vaccine considerations in preparation for the 2015-2016 season as well as patient cases to review recommended vaccines based on the most current immunization schedules. Upon successful completion of this knowledge-base...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

The Missing Link: Medication Manager

This CPE activity will consider the impact that adverse drug events play in the healthcare system, the evolving role of the pharmacist in managing medication safety across care transitions, and how this contributes to hospital admissions & readmissions. Discuss the integration of pharmacy services in the new value-based reimbursement model of care. This webinar was previously recorded with a live audience throughout 2014. Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE activity, ...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Understanding FERPA:  A Guide for Preceptors

This activity will provide a general overview of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act which protects student privacy as it relates to their educational records. It will also provide guidance for pharmacist preceptors to comply as part of the educational team. Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based activity, pharmacy preceptors should be able to: 1. Describe the legal requirements of FERPA and its relevance to preceptors 2. Apply FERPA regulations to real-life scenar...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Preceptor Development - Core Modules

This CPE activity consists of three brief activities that will equip preceptors with the background information they need to be successful clinical instructors for student pharmacists. Module #1: The Role of the Preceptor Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE activity, pharmacy preceptors should be able to: 1. List potential benefits of precepting students 2. Define the role of the preceptor 3. Describe common expectations students have for their preceptors Modu...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Teaching the Science of Safety to APPE and IPPE Students

Patient safety is best taught through real-world examples and hands-on experiential learning. Preceptors often have opportunities to teach patient safety processes, such as medication reconciliation and medication error reporting, to student pharmacists learning at their practice site. This CPE activity will provide preceptors with tools and practical applications to teach the science of patient-safety to APPE and IPPE students. Upon successful completion of this application-based CPE activ...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Tools to Facilitate Student Success with Your Learning Experience

Preceptors often don’t feel they have time or know how to go about creating an appropriate amount of structure within the experiences they provide for student pharmacists. In this CPE activity, preceptors will have the opportunity to learn and apply simple quality improvement techniques to maintain and enhance their learning experience. Upon successful completion of this application-based CPE activity, pharmacy preceptors should be able to: 1. Self assess how they operationalize their ...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

CPD Training for Iowa Pharmacists: Growing Our Education Roots

This CPE activity will provide the education and training necessary to submit a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Portfolio to the Iowa Board of Pharmacy in lieu of continuing education hours required for pharmacist relicensure in Iowa. Upon successful completion of this application-based CPE activity, pharmacy preceptors should be able to: 1. Define Continuing Professional Development (CPD) 2. List and describe the components of the CPD Cycle 3. Describe the benefits for pha...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

SPRINTing to Control Hypertension

This application-based continuing pharmacy education activity will provide a 'journal club format' discussion for pharmacists and student pharmacists to review the results of the SPRINT trial. Join us to discuss how this study adds to the debate of optimal blood pressure goals and whether the results of this trial should change your practice. Upon successful completion of this application-based activity, pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy residents should be able to: 1. Descr...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Heart Healthy?

Cardiovascular complications and subsequent mortality have been established as common occurrences in patients with diabetes mellitus. The link between blood glucose control and cardiovascular disease is still not fully understood. This application-based continuing pharmacy education activity will provide a "journal club format" discussion for pharmacists and student pharmacists to review the data surrounding empagliflozin and cardiovascular and mortality outcomes. Upon successful completion...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Fostering Interprofessional Educational Opportunities for Your Students

The quality of health care is under intense scrutiny with many health care systems not performing to their maximum potential. As a result, there is a high priority on redesigning health care systems to enhance the patient experience of care and to improve the health of populations while reducing the per capita cost. The recognition that systems of care necessitate increased collaboration and teamwork across the health professions has led to a renewed emphasis on team-based care delivery and on...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

The Influenza Vaccine Dilemma

This CPE activity provides a 'journal club format' discussion for pharmacists and student pharmacists to to review the effectiveness of high dose vs. standard dose influenza vaccine in older adults. This presentation discusses possible clinical implications of recent study findings related to this topic just in time for the upcoming influenza season. Upon successful completion of this application-based activity, pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy residents should be able to: ...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Migraines: Teaching Students Tips to Navigate Treatment

Although migraine headaches are relatively common, developing an effective treatment plan can often be challenging. This knowledge-based activity provides pharmacists with a clinical refresher on this condition and give guidance on how to navigate the available treatment options. We will also explore tools to aid in effectively teaching this topic to student pharmacists. Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE activity, pharmacy preceptors should be able to: 1. Discuss th...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Pharmacogenomics: Practical Application for Your Practice

The second session of the Pharmacogenomics webinar series provides valuable information on implementation of pharmacogenomic services in your practice area. Join us to learn ways to collaborate and communicate with providers in this exciting area of practice. Upon successful completion of this application-based activity, pharmacists should be able to: 1. Identify patients who are optimal candidates for pharmacogenetics testing 2. Discuss the legal implications to consider when introduc...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Pharmacogenomics: Pain and Psychiatric Medications

The final session of the Pharmacogenomics webinar series concludes our review of the impact of pharmacogenomic testing on medication selection with a specific focus on medications used to treat pain and psychiatric diseases. Upon successful completion of this application-based activity, pharmacists should be able to: 1. Describe the role of pharmacogenomic testing for pain and psychiatric medications. 2. Discuss how genetic variation can affect drug metabolism for select medication...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Pharmacogenomics: Anticoagulants and Cardiovascular Medications CEI

The third session of the Pharmacogenomics webinar series focuses on reviewing genetic information to choose a suitable drug and/or medication dose for a patient. Join us to discuss the impact of pharmacogenomic testing on anticoagulants and other cardiovascular medications. Upon successful completion of this application-based activity, pharmacists should be able to: 1. Describe the role of pharmacogenomic testing for warfarin and other cardiovascular medications 2. Review the literat...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Pharmacogenomics 101

This first session of the four part Pharmacogenomics webinar series provides an overview of this innovative branch of pharmacy. Join us to review foundational knowledge in this exciting area of practice. Hear examples of how pharmacists are practicing in this area and the impact of making treatment recommendations for patients based on testing results. Upon successful completion of this application-based activity, pharmacists should be able to: 1. Define pharmacogenetics/pharmacogenomics ...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Federal Pharmacy Law Update

This CPE activity will provide an update on current federal legislative and regulatory activities pertaining to pharmacy. The status of current legislative efforts to allowing any willing pharmacy to participate in Medicare Part D preferred networks, pharmacy benefit manager regulation, recognition of pharmacists as healthcare providers, and other key priorities will be discussed, including new developments in compounding and track and trace supply chain security regulations. Recent CMS, DEA a...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Pharmacogenomics: Educating Students on a Novel Approach to Improve Healthcare Outcomes

Pharmacogenomics is a new branch of pharmacy which employs genetic information of a patient to choose a suitable drug and/or a suitable dose of a drug for that patient. This approach has the potential to improve efficacy of the drug and reduce adverse reactions. Continued education of pharmacists in pharmacogenomics will increase application of this technology to pharmacy practice, improve overall health outcomes for patients and help reduce the healthcare costs in the long run. Upon succes...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

A Case for Change: Medication Safety and Effectiveness

Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE activity, pharmacists should be able to: 1. Describe how your practice setting can align with the National Priorities Partnership Medication Safety Strategy 2. Identify a core medication safety measure set to implement at the practice level that aligns with national reporting initiatives 3. Identify best practices to allow for a collaborative physician-pharmacist relationship 4. Describe practice-based mechanisms available for phys...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Penicillin Allergy Skin Testing as an Important Component of an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

Prudent stewardship of antimicrobials is recognized as vital to decreasing resistance rates and costs. However a patient’s allergy history can prevent the use of an appropriate drug. This activity will discuss how the development of an Allergy Assessment service with penicillin allergy testing can increase appropriate antibiotic use in your pharmacy practice. This webinar was previously recorded with a live audience on 2/24/15. Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based activ...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Teach to Coach - Developing Health Coaching Skills in Students and Residents

Although pharmacy students learn health coaching skills such as Stages of Change and Motivational Interviewing in the classroom, it is sometimes difficult to bridge these esoteric principles into the experiential environment. This activity will help give preceptors the tools they need to teach students how to engage patients in behavior change discussion, leading to improved health outcomes. This webinar was previously recorded with a live audience on 2/19/15. Upon successful completion ...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Millennial Students: Teaching a New Generation of Future Pharmacists

This activity will educate preceptors on the thought processes, values, and expectations of millennial generation students. As these students advance in pharmacy school through their rotations and after graduation into the workforce, it will be important to understand this generation in order to be more effective preceptors and pharmacist managers. Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE activity, pharmacy preceptors should be able to: 1. Describe the characteristics and l...
The Collaborative Education Institute / CEI

Pharmacology in the Elderly Patient

Pharmacology in the Elderly Patient Online Course presented by Douglas M. 'Monty' Yoder , PharmD, BCPS Objectives: Discuss key issues in geriatric pharmacology Describe the effect of age on pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics Discuss risk factors for adverse drug events and ways to mitigate them Integrate the principles of drug prescribing for older patients
Northwest AHEC at Wake Forest School of Medicine

Grand Rounds: HIV Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Once Upon a Time….HIV Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. A grand rounds lecture from Katherine R. Schafer, M.D. , Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Section on Infectious Diseases at Wake Forest School of Medicine. Objectives: Review the history of the HIV epidemic, including history of stigma and misconceptions. Review the current state of knowledge of our Department of Medicine re: HIV. Address knowledge gaps in our Department’s HIV knowledge. Review next steps in HIV care an...
Northwest AHEC at Wake Forest School of Medicine

Biological Reconstruction of The Condyle by Chondro-osseous graft

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess techniques for biological reconstruction of the mandibular condyle utilizing chondro-osseous graft.
Vindico Medical Education

History of Voluntary Surgical Missions

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to describe the history of voluntary humanitarian surgical missions. Participants should also be able to assess the models of care that have been established for voluntary humanitarian surgical missions.
Vindico Medical Education

Healthcare Quality: Measurement and Implications Series

This series provides vital information for evolving industry to align their services and products with the quality-focused healthcare marketplace. The Affordable Care Act helped to mark a transition in the United States healthcare system from a focus on volume to a focus on value. This value is being captured through the use of quality measures which have emerged from a variety of healthcare stakeholder groups. Healthcare quality measures are rapidly changing the behaviors of providers, pay...
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: CIPS Knowledge Enterprise

Healthcare Quality in the US

The quality of healthcare services in the United States has gained recent attention, driven by concerns over poor outcomes, rising costs, poorly aligned payment incentives, and wide variations in care. Various stakeholders such as healthcare providers, researchers, advocacy groups, government agencies, and private industry are working in collaboration to improve healthcare quality. This course will acquaint the learner with who these stakeholders are and their roles in the healthcare quality i...
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: CIPS Knowledge Enterprise

Teaching and Learning Practice-based Certificate Program

In this comprehensive 24 CPE credit activity, pharmacists, preceptors and residents will learn the concepts of teaching and learning as it relates to classroom, discussion group and experiential learning. Participants may participate at any level they choose, however, a Practice-based Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to those who have completed all phases of the education Target Audience Pharmacists, pharmacy preceptors and pharmacy residents who are interested in enhancing the...
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

Cleaning IOL Posterior Surface Using the 27G Flexible Loop

Dr. Leng discusses how to assess subretinal surgery for stem cell transplantation.
Vindico Medical Education

Palatal Fistula Repair with FAMM Flap and Custom Obdurator

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able tto assess palatal fistula Repair with FAMM flap and custom obdurator.
Vindico Medical Education

Technique of closing cleft palates without the relaxing incisions

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess a technique for closing cleft palate without the relaxing incisions.
Vindico Medical Education

Prevalent Skin Lesions in Patients with Obesity

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to evaluate prevalent skin lesions in patients with obesity.
Vindico Medical Education

Complications of Obesity During Pregnancy

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess the complications and management of obesity during pregnancy.
Vindico Medical Education

Food-labeling

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to: Review the main uses of food-labeling Assess the evidence behind the use of food-labeling to modify consumer behavior against the obesity epidemic
Vindico Medical Education

Treatment of Mild to Moderate Crohn’s Disease

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to evaluate strategies for treatment initiation, monitoring, and optimization to individualize care in patients with IBD, including consideration of current guidelines and quality measures for screening and treatment.
Vindico Medical Education

J-Pouch Surgery: Expected Outcomes and Long-Term Complications

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess the most appropriate medical and surgical treatment options for induction and maintenance of remission in mild-to-moderate and moderate-to-severe inflammatory bowel disease.
Vindico Medical Education

Treatment Approaches in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis

Dr. Kornbluth discusses appropriate treatment algorithms in the management of patients with mild-moderate ulcerative colitis and recognizing the role of biologic and immunosuppressive drugs in the management of patients with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis.
Vindico Medical Education

Management and Prevention of Infections in IBD

Dr. Velayos discusses how to manage and prevent infections in patients with IBD…
Vindico Medical Education

Case Presentation: Refractory Crohn’s Disease

Patients with Crohn’s disease can become refractory for many reasons. Some patients present with severe disease with stricture, fistula, and obstructive symptoms and undergo surgery prior to use of...
Vindico Medical Education

Unilateral Coronal Synostosis (Anterior Plagiocephaly)

Dr. Wallace identifies and manage unilateral coronal synostosis (anterior plagiocephaly).
Vindico Medical Education

Bilateral coronal synostosis (brachycephaly)

Dr. Wallace identifies bilateral coronal synostosis (brachycephaly).
Vindico Medical Education

Dysplasia and Colorectal Cancer in IBD

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to correlate dysplasia and colorectal Cancer in IBD.
Vindico Medical Education

Diagnostic Strategy to Make a Confident Diagnosis of IBD

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to diagnose their patients with IBD.
Vindico Medical Education

Quality Measures for Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to implement procedures to ensure that quality of care is applied equally to all patients in their practice.
Vindico Medical Education

PharmTechX Certificate I: Leadership & Patient Care

Leadership & Patient Care is one of three interlinked certificate programs offered as part of the PharmTechX Program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. Currently pending approval from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), this certificate provides coaching and skill development in patient management, interviewing, therapeutic monitoring, and medication reconciliation. Learners will gain valuable knowledge and skills related to accreditation and safety standard...
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: CIPS Knowledge Enterprise

Secrets of the Blues

The Blues began as an underground railroad of sound and poetics that conveyed Black Americans’ experiences of joy, suffering, longing, and spirituality. Its secluded origins in the Southern United States grew into an internationally acclaimed phenomenon. Secrets of the Blues will study how metaphorically veiled messages helped a segregated culture hone its self-definition and maintain inner strength through an interplay of developments in music and text and how contact with this art form pro...
The New School

History of Music 4

Music History 4, the final course in the sequence, is a survey of music in the 20th and early-21st centuries. Students will be given listening, reading and brief writing assignments, and there will be a midterm and final exam.
The New School

The Folk Process: American Folk Music in the 20th and 21st Centuries

Try to define "Folk Music" and you will find as many answers as there are questions. Is Folk Music defined by its sound? Its instrumentation? Or is it rather a process by which we share, learn, and participate in music? This class will focus on the latter path of investigation, exploring the oral traditions of American folk music, tracing themes, narratives, rhythms and melodies from the early 20th century to the present. Folk music creates the opportunity for every listener to become a perfo...
The New School

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