How Sweet It Is! Management of Diabetes: Oral Medications

Pharmacy practitioners are drug experts, including the selection, dosing and titration of oral antidiabetes and hypoglycemic agents. Many new antidiabetes medications have been introduced to the market in recent years, and pharmacist needs to be aware about best practices in the use of these medications.
freeCE.com

Drugs and Genes: Pharmacogenomics for the Modern Health Care Team 2017

Pharmacogenomics (PGx), the study of how one’s genes may affect an individual’s response to medication, has reached the translational stage for various specialties in medicine. This conference provides the background, resources and practical application examples to implement pharmacogenomics and make a difference in patients' lives. Mayo Clinic experts, with experience leading the implementation of pharmacogenomics, will provide practical guidance on a range of topics, background and ...
Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine

Everything Cardiac - Charlotte

This program provides a clinically applicable review of cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology, cardiac assessment, cardiovascular pharmacology and interventions based on current guidelines for the most common cardiac disorders seen in clinical practice. Content includes a review of cardiac physiology that can be applied in daily practice, the physiological basis for cardiovascular drug therapy and the pathophysiology, diagnosis and guideline-based treatment strategies for heart failure...
MED-ED

Women of Resilience

The qualities and components of what we know as resilience are explored in case studies over a 4-day live conference. Multiple speakers and topics reveal how many have transformed their lives and the lives of many by the resilience they displayed in their lives.
Creativity and Madness / AMED

Mistake Proofing the Pharmacy

With the increase in prescription volume and the demands placed on pharmacists, it is critically important to employ methods for quality improvement so that patient safety is maintained by minimizing the possibility of dispensing errors. This program will focus mistake proofing as a quality improvement technique to minimize dispensing errors and discuss the risk factors leading to these types of errors as well as methods to mitigate these risks. The program will also discuss the role of the FD...
freeCE.com

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 Future of the Lipid Panel: An NLA Expert Discussion

Past-President of the National Lipid Association and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Clinical Lipidology, Dr. W. Virgil Brown is joined by Drs. Yehuda Handelsman, Pamela Morris, and Seth Martin to discuss new issues in lipoprotein management, including assessment of treatment targets, documenting and using new targets of treatment and the setting of goals-setting for these lipoprotein targets. This included the use of clinical trial data, and the feasibility of applying new laboratory measur...
Slack Inc.

Cytokines, Janus Kinase Inhibitors, and Small-Molecule Therapies, Oh My!: New Inroads Into Rheumatoid Arthritis Management

Although the introduction of biologic agents has transformed treatment paradigms for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a considerable proportion of patients do not respond sufficiently to these therapies. A potential new therapeutic alternative for these patients is small-molecule inhibitors, which offer targeted inhibition of intracellular pathways that can be achieved via oral administration. To realize the benefits of small-molecule inhibitor therapy, it is essential for clinicians to know how the...
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and RedMedEd

Huh? Say Again...Hearing Deficiencies in Our Patients

Community pharmacists have patients with a variety of disabilities, one of the more common being hearing impairment. According to the American Academy of Family Practitioners, hearing loss affects approximately one-third of adults 61 to 70 years of age and more than 80 percent of those older than 85 years. Pediatric patients with otitis media and proper dosing are frequently encountered in the pharmacy. Adults also seek relief first at the pharmacy for treatment of tinnitus and vertigo, which ...
freeCE.com

Feeling the Burn - The Pharmacist's Role in Treating Dry Eye

Dry eye disease is a common ocular condition affecting millions of Americans. With this condition, there is most often an insufficient amount of tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are essential for ensuring the health of the front surface of the eye and maintaining clear vision. Dry eye can cause irritation and lead to complications of the ocular surface, thus appropriate diagnosis and treatment is essential. Topical treatment includes numerous over the counter drops as well as pres...
freeCE.com

Medical Cannabis Update: Emerging Roles for Pharmacists

Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have now enacted laws regarding cannabis. This includes medical and recreational use of cannabis. Pharmacists may be uncomfortable discussing cannabis use with patients given its Schedule I status and potential drug interactions; however, it is necessary for pharmacists to provide education and effective counseling when patients use cannabis. This program will address key issues so that pharmacists are better able to discuss the medical use of ca...
freeCE.com

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....
freeCE.com

How Sweet It Is! Management of Diabetes: Introduction to Diabetes Mellitus

Pharmacy practitioners need to be able to recognize patients at risk for diabetes mellitus, and how to differentiate between types 1 and 2, because this drives drug therapy decision making.
freeCE.com

PRS 103.1: New Drug Approval Process

This class examines the pathways to approval of new drugs, including the full NDA, the 505(b)(2) approval, the ANDA, and the sNDA. The purpose and form of the new drug approval submission is discussed. Postapproval requirements that are implemented as a condition of new drug approval are studied. The class considers the legal and ethical responsibilities of sponsors and investigators who use human subjects in clinical drug trials. This webinar can be taken as a standalone live 1 credit hour l...
freeCE.com

Strategies for Preventing HIV-related Cardiovascular Disease

This text-based interview is the first of a four-part series. Dr. Chris Longenecker and Dr. Turner Overton address CVD risks in HIV-infected individuals, such as contributing factors for CVD (inflammation and immune activation), the impact of antiretroviral drug treatment (ART), risk factor modification, and ongoing clinical trials. HIV-infected individuals have an increased risk of CVD. Research has identified characteristics of HIV infection itself that influence CVD risks, yet their pre...
ACHL

Nurse Executive Exam Review (Basic & Advanced) - Charlotte

The nurse executive-advanced and nurse executive board certification examinations are competency-based assessments to validate knowledge related to the art and science of nursing leadership. Nurse executives taking this course will learn about operational structures and processes that support nursing excellence, exemplary professional practice, transformational leadership, knowledge management and the development of new knowledge and innovations. This course will not only prepare the nurse exe...
MED-ED

Prevention of Medical Errors in Nursing Practice

STATEMENT OF NEED Medical errors are among the most common health-threatening mistakes that affect patient care, accounting for as many as 250,000 deaths per year in the United States (Makary & Daniel, 2016). Medical errors are considered a global problem, complicating a patient’s primary condition for which they needed medical attention. These errors can lead to adverse outcomes such as increased mortality, increased duration of hospitalization, and increased medical expenses in addition t...
i3 Health

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

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 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

Recognizing the Symptoms of Narcolepsy: Screening Your Sleepy Patient for Cataplexy: 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

Improving Outcomes Through Proactive Monitoring of Transplant Patients

The current goal of transplant medicine and immunology is to develop strategies to extend the life and functionality of every allograft. While outcomes of renal and liver transplantation have improved, allograft loss remains a substantial problem associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and costs. Identifying the pathologic pathways responsible for allograft loss and developing targeted therapeutic interventions are currently some of the biggest challenges in transplant medicine. Educat...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Treating to Target in Patients with Gout and Chronic Kidney Disease

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

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

Essentials in Pain Management: Update 2017

Essentials in Pain Management: Update 2017 will improve your understanding of the advances in pain management including innovative interventional techniques, the use of medical marijuana and the use of strategies pertinent to controlled substance prescription.
Columbia University Medical Center

Biomarkers, Treatments, and Comorbidities: Translating Data to Clinical Practice When Managing Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

This video is a replay of a plenary session from the 9th Annual Chair Summit Master Class for Neuroscience Professional Development held in Miami, Florida on September 15 – 17, 2016. At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to: - Examine the incidence of MS misdiagnosis and develop strategies to improve diagnosis. - Review the clinical course of MS and its significance to treatment selection. - Examine the current treatment landscape for MS and recent clinical upda...
CME Outfitters, LLC

An Epidemic of Burnout and Increased Risk of Suicide in Medicine: Strategies for Healthcare Providers

This video is a replay of a plenary session from the 9th Annual Chair Summit Master Class for Neuroscience Professional Development held in Miami, Florida on September 15 – 17, 2016. At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to recognize the risk of burnout and suicide among healthcare providers and learn to develop a personal and organizational strategy to increase resilience.
CME Outfitters, LLC

Bringing Health Care Providers Together to Diagnose and Treat Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Although the most common of the restrictive lung diseases, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a rare but deadly disease, affecting an estimated 6.8 to 42.7 per 100,000 people, with higher rates in those older than 65 years, and resulting in approximately 40,000 deaths annually in the United States. Education to community pulmonologists, radiologists, and primary care physicians, as well as the multidisciplinary team is important to increase knowledge related to recognition and diagnosis...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Advancing the Treatment of Focal Seizures in the Intensive Care Setting: A Multidisciplinary Team Approach

Seizures are a common occurrence in the intensive care setting with incidence estimates ranging from 3.3% to 34%. Encountering seizures in the intensive care unit (ICU) is frightening to patients and caregivers. Discharge orders that include new medication and possibly a new diagnosis—in addition to other orders or instructions can be daunting and confusing. Clinicians need strategies focused on the needs of the patients for optimal outcomes. Seizures occurring in the ICU require timely ...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Deep Remission, Mucosal Healing, and Top-Down Treatment Strategies in Ulcerative Colitis: An Infographic Journey

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

Depression in Children and Adolescents

This video is a replay of a plenary session from the 9th Annual Chair Summit Master Class for Neuroscience Professional Development held in Miami, Florida on September 15 – 17, 2016. At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to screen adolescents ages 12 to 18 years for major depressive disorder, describe the common comorbid disorders associated with major depression in children and adolescents, and consider best-practice options for the treatment of major depression in ...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Paradise Lost: The Neurobiology of Child Abuse and Neglect

This video is a replay of a plenary session from the 9th Annual Chair Summit Master Class for Neuroscience Professional Development held in Miami, Florida on September 15 – 17, 2016. At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to recognize the impact of early childhood trauma on long-term outcomes.
CME Outfitters, LLC

Hypnotic Medications and Suicide: Risk, Mechanisms, Mitigation and the FDA

This video is a replay of a plenary session from the 9th Annual Chair Summit Master Class for Neuroscience Professional Development held in Miami, Florida on September 15 – 17, 2016. At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to evaluate the relationship between hypnotics and increased risk of suicide.
CME Outfitters, LLC

Bringing Health Care Providers Together to Diagnose and Treat Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: A Patient Simulation

Although the most common of the restrictive lung diseases, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a rare but deadly disease, affecting an estimated 6.8 to 42.7 per 100,000 people, with higher rates in those older than 65 years, and resulting in approximately 40,000 deaths annually in the United States. Education to community pulmonologists, radiologists, and primary care physicians, as well as the multidisciplinary team is important to increase knowledge related to recognition and diagnosis...
CME Outfitters, LLC

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

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

Selecting Appropriate Treatment for Patients With IPF: Applying Guidelines and Clinical Evidence

Although the most common of the restrictive lung diseases, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a rare but deadly disease, affecting an estimated 6.8 to 42.7 per 100,000 people, with higher rates in those older than 65 years, and resulting in approximately 40,000 deaths annually in the United States. Education to community pulmonologists, radiologists, and primary care physicians, as well as the multidisciplinary team is important to increase knowledge related to recognition and diagnosis...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Working Together to Diagnose IPF: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Although the most common of the restrictive lung diseases, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a rare but deadly disease, affecting an estimated 6.8 to 42.7 per 100,000 people, with higher rates in those older than 65 years, and resulting in approximately 40,000 deaths annually in the United States. Education to community pulmonologists, radiologists, and primary care physicians, as well as the multidisciplinary team is important to increase knowledge related to recognition and diagnosis...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Working Together to Diagnose IPF: Identifying the Signs and Symptoms

Although the most common of the restrictive lung diseases, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a rare but deadly disease, affecting an estimated 6.8 to 42.7 per 100,000 people, with higher rates in those older than 65 years, and resulting in approximately 40,000 deaths annually in the United States. Education to community pulmonologists, radiologists, and primary care physicians, as well as the multidisciplinary team is important to increase knowledge related to recognition and diagnosis...
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

Audio-Digest Anesthesiology

Audio-Digest Anesthesiology is specifically designed to provide you with state-of-the-art information including: Hazards of working in the OR, Hemostasis and hemotherapy, Opioids vs. non-opioid anesthesia, Inhalation anesthesia, Muscle relaxants, Local anesthetics, Preoperative medication, Airway management, Monitoring the anesthetized patient, Epidural and spinal anesthesia, Peripheral nerve blockade, Cancer therapy and its anesthetic implications, Allergic response, Anesthesia for nonopera...
Audio Digest

Your Test is Abnormal; Patient-Centered Care for Difficult Conversations

Conversations about abnormal test results in general and positive HPV tests in particular are challenging. Research shows that patients often come away from these discussions with misinformation, feeling stigmatized, fearful, and likely to be non-adherent with follow-up plans. The goal is for patients to come away from these conversations without unnecessary anxiety and with the accurate information they need to make informed decisions and follow through with next-steps. What are the best coun...
American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology - ASCCP

Clinical Endocrinology 2018

Clinical Strategies and Comprehensive Updates for State-of-the-Art Endocrine Care For nearly 50 years, renowned experts in endocrinology at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital have delivered Clinical Endocrinology—the acclaimed annual update of current endocrine diagnostic and management strategies. If you provide care to patients with endocrine disorders, this course will be invaluable to your medical decision making and patient care. ENDOCRINOLOGISTS, INTERNISTS, FA...
Harvard Medical School Global and Continuing Education

SOUTH FLORIDA CONFERENCE ON BLOOD CLOTTING DISORDERS

Live 4 hours complimentary symposium including DVT, PE, vWD, Hemophilia, and Iron Deficiency Anemia.
EXCEL Continuing Education

Vitamin D: Modifiable Risk Factor and its Role in the Management of Patients with MS

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: •Integrate new and emerging information on the pathophysiology of MS, including modifiable risk factors, in the development of individualized treatment plans •Access reliable and evidence-based resources in order to stay current with advances in the management of MS
The France Foundation

The Gut Microbiota in MS

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: •Integrate new and emerging information on the pathophysiology of MS, including modifiable risk factors, in the development of individualized treatment plans •Access reliable and evidence-based resources in order to stay current with advances in the management of MS
The France Foundation

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

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