Specialty Updates for the General Pediatrician

This program will be of interest to general pediatricians who are interested in in expanding their knowledge in a variety of subspecialty areas with new or updated guidelines or practice parameters that impact primary pediatric care. In particular, healthcare providers who do not feel comfortable in recognizing or managing patients with the above conditions will benefit from this conference. The subspecialty topics covered in the conference deal with conditions that generally involve a team...
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

What Keeps You Up at Night? Understanding the Clinical Utilization of Pharmacotherapy

“I can’t sleep. What should I do?” Pharmacists are easily accessible healthcare providers and are frequently sought for guidance regarding the treatment of insomnia. This presentation will review the current evidence based recommendations for managing insomnia disorder with pharmacotherapy including efficacy, toxicity, and patient counseling points.
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What Keeps You Up at Night? Understanding the Clinical Utilization of Pharmacotherapy

“I can’t sleep. What should I do?” Pharmacists are easily accessible healthcare providers and are frequently sought for guidance regarding the treatment of insomnia. This presentation will review the current evidence based recommendations for managing insomnia disorder with pharmacotherapy including efficacy, toxicity, and patient counseling points.
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What Keeps You Up at Night? Understanding the Clinical Utilization of Pharmacotherapy

“I can’t sleep. What should I do?” Pharmacists are easily accessible healthcare providers and are frequently sought for guidance regarding the treatment of insomnia. This presentation will review the current evidence based recommendations for managing insomnia disorder with pharmacotherapy including efficacy, toxicity, and patient counseling points.
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What Keeps You Up at Night? Understanding the Clinical Utilization of Pharmacotherapy

“I can’t sleep. What should I do?” Pharmacists are easily accessible healthcare providers and are frequently sought for guidance regarding the treatment of insomnia. This presentation will review the current evidence based recommendations for managing insomnia disorder with pharmacotherapy including efficacy, toxicity, and patient counseling points.
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What Keeps You Up at Night? Understanding the Clinical Utilization of Pharmacotherapy

“I can’t sleep. What should I do?” Pharmacists are easily accessible healthcare providers and are frequently sought for guidance regarding the treatment of insomnia. This presentation will review the current evidence based recommendations for managing insomnia disorder with pharmacotherapy including efficacy, toxicity, and patient counseling points.
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Motivational Interviewing and Eliciting Behavior Change in Chronic Disease Management

Behavior change is a key competent to the successful management of chronic diseases (i.e. diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, smoking cessation, weight management, etc.). However, eliciting these changes in a patient can be very challenging, especially to get the patient to continue with the changes long term. This presentation will provide an overview of motivational interviewing, and strategies used to promote behavior change and lead to improved disease outcomes and patient adherence. I...
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Medication Safety: Protection Versus Production -FL APPROVED-

Healthcare teams boast unprecedented resources and tools for reduction in medication error. Despite staggering technological advances, errors continue. In fact, new opportunities for error have emerged with some of the very tools intended to eliminate systematic errors. Using established psychological principles, human engineering factors are examined and extrapolated to the unique challenges of the contemporary pharmacy setting. Recurring problematic areas in pharmacy practice will be extensi...
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Medication Safety: Protection Versus Production -FL APPROVED-

Healthcare teams boast unprecedented resources and tools for reduction in medication error. Despite staggering technological advances, errors continue. In fact, new opportunities for error have emerged with some of the very tools intended to eliminate systematic errors. Using established psychological principles, human engineering factors are examined and extrapolated to the unique challenges of the contemporary pharmacy setting. Recurring problematic areas in pharmacy practice will be extensi...
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Medication Safety: Protection Versus Production -FL APPROVED-

Healthcare teams boast unprecedented resources and tools for reduction in medication error. Despite staggering technological advances, errors continue. In fact, new opportunities for error have emerged with some of the very tools intended to eliminate systematic errors. Using established psychological principles, human engineering factors are examined and extrapolated to the unique challenges of the contemporary pharmacy setting. Recurring problematic areas in pharmacy practice will be extensi...
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Medication Safety: Protection Versus Production -FL APPROVED-

Healthcare teams boast unprecedented resources and tools for reduction in medication error. Despite staggering technological advances, errors continue. In fact, new opportunities for error have emerged with some of the very tools intended to eliminate systematic errors. Using established psychological principles, human engineering factors are examined and extrapolated to the unique challenges of the contemporary pharmacy setting. Recurring problematic areas in pharmacy practice will be extensi...
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Medication Therapy Management: A Focus on Hypertension

The pharmacist plays an integral part in minimizing and preventing medication-related problems. Medication Therapy Management (MTM) is patient care provided by a pharmacist aimed to optimize drug therapy and improve therapeutic outcomes for patients. Pharmacists should have an understanding of the core elements of MTM, MTM provisions of Medicare Part D benefits and considerations when developing MTM services. Use of appropriate communication skills and accurate assessment techniques is key dur...
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Updates on the Self-Management of Vaginal Yeast Infections

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 75% of all adult women have had at least one yeast infection in their lifetime. Many women find themselves in pharmacies seeking self- treatment for the unbearable symptoms associated with vaginal yeast infections. For community practitioners it's important to know when to refer patients and when it's appropriate to recommend self-management of vaginal yeast infections. Pharmacists should be up to date on the products av...
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The Role of Non-Statin Therapies for LDL-C Lowering for Management of ASCVD Risk

A consensus document detailing the management of dyslipidemia with regard to the use of non-statin therapy was recently released in July 2016. New evidence regarding the use of non-statin therapy (i.e., results from IMPROVE IT and HPS2-THRIVE) has been released and new drugs approved (i.e., the PCSK9 inhibitors) since publication of the 2013 ACC/AHA lipid guideline. This has lead to gaps in the guideline regarding clinical decision making surrounding the use of non-statin drugs. It is imperati...
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Pharmacy Spanish for Beginners: Avoiding Errors Commonly Encountered by Spanish Speaking Patients

Half of computer-generated Spanish prescription labels are either inaccurate or incomplete, causing patient errors. Learn the basic Spanish that you will need in order to proof directions for use and to provide them verbally with confidence. You will also learn to translate common directions for use from English. This activity serves not only to decrease patient errors, but to also develop a better rapport with Spanish speaking patients.
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Beyond Face Value Part 2

When it comes to minimally-invasive facial rejuvenation, what's possible with today's tools? What's expected? What's appropriate? Sachin M. Shridharani, MD and Navin Singh, MD outline principles of facial aesthetics, discuss important anatomical considerations, review data about patient expectations, and outline effective approaches to full-face rejuvenation. Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Describe the properties of different injectable fillers and expla...
Evolve Medical Education LLC

Beyond Face Value Part 1

When it comes to minimally-invasive facial rejuvenation, what's possible with today's tools? What's expected? What's appropriate? Sachin M. Shridharani, MD and Jason D. Bloom, MD outline principles of facial aesthetics, discuss important anatomical considerations, review data about patient expectations, and outline effective approaches to full-face rejuvenation. Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Describe the properties of different injectable fillers and ex...
Evolve Medical Education LLC

Beyond Face Value

This continuing medical education (CME) activity captures content from a roundtable discussion held April 2017. Office-based cosmetic surgical procedures are safe and cost-effective. Data show that they are popular among consumers. According to the 2015 American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) Annual Survey, Americans underwent nearly 8.9 million non-surgical cosmetic procedures performed by plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, and cosmetic dermatologists. Of these, ther...
Evolve Medical Education LLC

The Controlled Substance Dilemma: Health Care or Health Threat?

Pharmacy has been thrust into the national spotlight as solutions are sought to manage the inappropriate distribution of prescription medications. This session seeks to explore various tools available to the pharmacy staff to combat illicit distribution, while maintaining appropriate and legitimate patient access to prescribed medications. The effectiveness and limitations of state Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) are discussed in the context of "red flag" behaviors that may sugge...
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Standards of Care and Updates in the Treatment of Heart Failure

The release of the PARADIGM-HF study and approval of sacubitril/valsartan provided a new treatment option (ARNIs) that could lead to better outcomes for patients with heart failure. This activity will provide an overview of the currently recommended morbidity and mortality-reducing agents for patients with heart failure. It will summarize key clinical trials that have led to the current recommendations for medication use in heart failure, with specific emphasis on the evidence around the use o...
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Fundamental EYEdeas: Ophthalmic Counseling Points for Pharmacists

This activity will review key counseling points that pharmacists encounter daily, especially when caring for patients with diabetes. We will discuss diabetic retinopathy and importance of routine eye exams. This activity will also include treatment of herpetic eye disease as well as possible ocular complications with the misuse of topical steroids. After completion of this activity, participants will have a greater confidence counseling patients regarding common general treatment concepts, inc...
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A Discussion of Federal Law for Pharmacists

The program will include information on the faxing of controlled substances and the do not fill until restrictions for controlled substances. It will include a description of new trends in prescription drug diversion and how to combat them. It will also discuss how to handle breakage, spillage, theft, and loss of controlled and non-controlled substances. Finally, it will include other information on pharmacy practice issues including mailing prescription drugs, dispensing related issues, power...
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Medication Therapy Management: A Focus on Hypertension

The pharmacist plays an integral part in minimizing and preventing medication-related problems. Medication Therapy Management (MTM) is patient care provided by a pharmacist aimed to optimize drug therapy and improve therapeutic outcomes for patients. Pharmacists should have an understanding of the core elements of MTM, MTM provisions of Medicare Part D benefits and considerations when developing MTM services. Use of appropriate communication skills and accurate assessment techniques is key dur...
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Survival Skills for Today's Gynecologist 2018

Want to make a decent and honest living as a gynecologist? This practical course stresses how to enhance your day-to-day office GYN practice with relevant, important procedures and therapies that are easy to master, comfortable to incorporate and solidly reimbursable. Upgrade your skills and clinical approach to meet the needs of your gynecologic patients for the future. Feel good about offering comprehensive, up-to-date information and services that will expand your gynecologic practice whi...
World Class CME

SPRINTing Towards Hypertension Control

Multiple hypertension guidelines were released in 2013 and 2014. The primary guideline utilized by most practitioners (JNC 8) were a dramatic change from the previous JNC 7 guidelines. Since that time several editorials and other studies have been published addressing goal blood pressure and optimal therapies for certain patient populations. Hypertension is a significant contributor to morbidity and mortality of patients in the US and is a disease state touched by nearly every pharmacist on a ...
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CCRN/PCCN Exam Review

This three-day course is designed to provide critical care and progressive care nurses a review of AACN’s core curriculum. The course combines central knowledge-based lectures so that nurses working in the PCU and ICU arena will have a review of AACN’s Certification Blueprint. The first day will provide the critical care provider with an essential review of nursing care and interventions designed for the ICU setting. The second day of this lecture series will combine both the critical care...
MED-ED

Over-the-Counter and Into the ER: OTC Drug Overdoses

Many patients assume that over-the-counter drugs are safe, even when taking more than the recommended dosage, but quite the opposite is true. Many OTC drugs cause severe toxicity and even death when taken in large doses. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians need to stress the importance of reading labels and following directions. It's important to be aware of the toxicity of OTC drugs such as acetaminophen and aspirin, and to suggest appropriate actions if an overdose occurs.
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The Opioid Crisis: From Misuse to Abuse to Death

Opioid overdoses and deaths have been increasing at an alarming rate. The over-prescribing and misuse of prescription opioids in recent years has led to heroin abuse, overdoses and deaths in numbers never seen before. Contributing to these deaths has been the contamination of heroin with fentanyl, fentanyl analogs, and other synthetic opioids. Abuse-deterrent formulations, prescription drug monitoring programs and "bystander" naloxone availability are some of the strategies being used to attem...
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Impact of Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, infecting more than 6 million new people each year. At least 50% of sexually active people will be infected with HPV at some point during their lifetime. More than 200 strains of HPV have been identified with results of infection ranging the spectrum from genital warts to multiple types of cancers. Three vaccines active against the HPV strains most commonly involved in development of genital wart...
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Management of Venous Thromboembolism in Hospitalized Patients With Cancer

STATEMENT OF NEED Venous thromboembolism (VTE), which consists primarily of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), is a life-threatening complication in hospitalized patients with cancer, and is associated with a 2- to 6-fold increase in likelihood of death (NCCN, 2016). The mainstay of treatment is anticoagulation; however, since cancer patients with VTE have higher rates of bleeding complications, VTE risk assessment is essential to determine which patients will benefit f...
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Management of Venous Thromboembolism in Ambulatory Patients With Cancer

STATEMENT OF NEED Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a common and potentially life-threatening complication in patients with cancer. There are two main types of VTE: deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolus (PE), which can cause right heart failure, cardiopulmonary collapse, and death (Ozaki & Bartholomew, 2012). Patients who develop PE require hospitalization, increased oxygen requirements, and the need for temporary and/or long-term anticoagulation. These complications, in turn, lead...
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Blended Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Blocks for the Emergency Physician

Objectives Increase the participants knowledge and competence in performing regional nerve blocks List the indications for performing ultrasound guided regional nerve blocks Demonstrate imaging techniques for proper nerve identification and needle delivery of local anesthetics. Cite the anatomic territories covered by specific regional nerve blocks Incorporate tips that improve block success and enhance patient safety List what documentation is required for coding and reimbursement To...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Blended Introduction to Critical Care Ultrasound

Objectives Increase knowledge and skills to perform ultrasound examinations (specific exams based on specialty track selected). Demonstrate appropriate scan techniques and protocols for performing ultrasound examinations. Improve scanning skills and increase diagnostic confidence. Perform examinations under supervised conditions to help fulfill credentialing and/or individual certification requirementsUltrasound Imaging Fundamentals : The Basics Abdominal Sonography Anatomy & Scan Fundame...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Blended Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access

Objectives Demonstrate the participant’s knowledge to better perform ultrasound-guided vascular access procedures. Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images. List the advantages and disadvantages of the “In-Plane” and “Out-of-Plane” and the “Direct” vs. “Indirect” ultrasound-guided vascular access techniques. Differentiate venous vs. arterial anatomy by ultrasound. Identify ultrasound imaging characteristics of vessel...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Pre-Treatment Evaluation of the Patient with Hepatitis C Virus Infection

Learning Objectives As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be better able to: Discuss basic epidemiology of HCV in HIV infected populations Explain clinical and laboratory evaluation of HCV infection in preparation for antiviral therapy Counsel a patient with HCV/HIV about health maintenance Describe indication for liver cancer surveillance The content for this activity is drawn from the 11th Annual American Conference for the Treatment of HIV (ACTHI...
American Academy of CME and Beaumont Health

Chronic Pain in HIV Primary Care: A Practical, Evidence-Based Approach

Learning Objectives As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be better able to: Develop an evidence-based approach to the overall evaluation and management of chronic pain in people living with HIV Assess the risks and benefits of long-term opioid therapy in HIV-infected individuals with chronic pain (including risks in those who are not yet on opioids and those in whom opioid continuation is being assessed) The content for this activity is drawn from the 11...
American Academy of CME and Beaumont Health

The Opioid Epidemic and HIV: The Indiana HIV/HCV Outbreak: Implications for Prevention

Learning Objectives As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be better able to: Describe the key demographic changes in persons at risk for hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV infection in the United States Identify 3 risk factors associated with increased risk for vulnerability to new HCV or HIV infection among persons who inject drugs Identify 3 effective interventions to reduce the risk of HCV and HIV infections among persons who inject drugs The content f...
American Academy of CME and Beaumont Health

Rapid Entry and ART Initiation in HIV Care: Implementation of a New Paradigm

Learning Objectives As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be better able to: Describe the rationale and evidence for rapid entry into HIV Care Compare models of rapid entry from around the globe Identify challenges with implementation of rapid entry programs The content for this activity is drawn from the 11th Annual American Conference for the Treatment of HIV (ACTHIV 2018).
American Academy of CME and Beaumont Health

Is HIV Therapy Good Enough or Do We Still Need New Drugs?

Learning Objectives As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be better able to: Discuss the rationale for continued drug development in the era of well tolerated, single-tablet regimens Give examples of new agents in development and list their advantages over existing therapies List current regimens that could be initiated immediately, before baseline laboratory results are available Discuss the data supporting specific two-drug regimens The content for this...
American Academy of CME and Beaumont Health

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs): Management and Prevention Among HIV Positive Patients

Learning Objectives As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be better able to: Describe the current epidemiology of STI in persons with HIV infection Explain the clinical management and treatment recommendations for common STIs The content for this activity is drawn from the 11th Annual American Conference for the Treatment of HIV.
American Academy of CME and Beaumont Health

Rare Diseases...Let's Keep Them That Way (with Vaccines)

There are many vaccine preventable diseases that are still prevalent in the United States, and ways to increase immunization rates will be discussed during this program. Immunization schedules can be confusing for patients to understand so it is important for healthcare practitioners to know how to read them to convey what vaccinations patients are eligible to receive. We will discuss how to read an immunization schedule, as well as updates to both the pediatric and adult schedules. These reco...
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A Pharmacist's Dozen: A Review of the Most Influential Medications of All Time

The average life span has consistently increased over the past decades, or even century, due to huge advances in overall health care, but with particular attention to medicinal breakthroughs. Year after year, more and more medications are developed and marketed to become some of the most famous medications of all time. In this presentation, we will take a step back, and review what can be considered the most influential medications ever. Some medications can be debated as to having either a po...
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American Addiction: The Opioid Epidemic

Approximately every 15 minutes in our country, a person dies from prescription drug overdose, while a child is also born approximately every 30 minutes dependent upon opioids. How did we get to this point? Are we the only country in the world with this problem of epidemic proportion? How do we end this epidemic, or at least, how do we as healthcare professionals contribute to the progress of society in the right direction? In this presentation, we will discuss the history of just how we, as a ...
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I'll Try Anything! Using Prescription and OTC Products to Manage Menopause Symptoms

Menopause happens to every woman, if she is fortunate enough to survive to middle adulthood but each woman experiences menopause differently. Many women seek help in managing the various symptoms of menopause, especially hot flashes. This program covers the supplements and prescription medications that can help your patients calm the flames of menopause.
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Where Have All the Nutrients Gone? Managing Medication Induced Nutrient Depletion

Nutrient depletion from medications is a hot topic on the internet but is it really a major clinical issue? It can be for a small number of medications. For many other medications, nutrient depletion is less dramatic (i.e., moderate or insignificant). This program provides an overview of the classification of nutrient depletion, examples of major and moderate depletion, appropriate nutrient supplementation where necessary, and resources for identifying potential issues with nutrient depletion....
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Battling the Burp and Burn of Functional Dyspepsia

Functional dyspepsia is a disorder of the upper digestive tract that results in significant painful symptoms. Many lifestyle changes, supplements, medical foods, and prescription medications can be tried to manage this condition but none are FDA approved. Patients frequently seek self treatment for this condition but may think they have GERD. Pharmacists are ideally positioned to provide appropriate counseling on the management of functional dyspepsia.
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Radioactive! Nuclear Pharmacy or Unclear Pharmacy?

Nuclear Pharmacy has long been a misunderstood professional segment of the pharmaceutical sciences, from patients and professionals alike. This session is intended to provide a general overview of the practice of nuclear pharmacy, including highlights of commonly used nuclear medicine imaging agents. Special considerations, including equipment and safety concerns, are addressed as they apply to this unique professional practice.
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Anesthesia Topics

TARGET AUDIENCE This course is designed for physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists, physician assistants, registered nurses and other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of not only the specialty but also of all additional, related disciplines which may impact it. PROGRAM PURPOSE Presentations are designed to facilitate the physician, nurse specialist, and other providers maintaining skills of the same kind to review and update knowledge and ab...
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars

Topics in Anesthesia

TARGET AUDIENCE This course is designed for physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists, physician assistants, registered nurses and other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of not only the specialty but also of all additional, related disciplines which may impact it. PROGRAM PURPOSE Presentations are designed to facilitate the physician, nurse specialist, and other providers maintaining skills of the same kind to review and update knowledge and ab...
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars

Anesthesia Update

TARGET AUDIENCE This course is designed for physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists, physician assistants, registered nurses and other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of not only the specialty but also of all additional, related disciplines which may impact it. PROGRAM PURPOSE Presentations are designed to facilitate the physician, nurse specialist, and other providers maintaining skills of the same kind to review and update knowledge and ab...
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars

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