Blended Introduction to Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Imaging

Objectives Increase the participants’ knowledge to better perform and/or interpret upper and lower Peripheral Vascular ultrasound examinations. Apply knowledge of the anatomy/physiology of the upper & lower extremity venous and arterial systems into the venous & arterial duplex and physiologic testing examinations. Perform routine scan protocols, and document Doppler waveforms for lower extremity arterial and venous evaluations of the upper and lower extremity. Demonstrate vein mapping t...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Blended Introduction to Adult Echocardiography

Objectives Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Echocardiography examinations. Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images (sonographer) and recognize potential imaging errors (Physician). Demonstrate routine scan protocols to evaluate an adult patient using 2D/M-Mode/Color Flow & Doppler echocardiographic techniques and demonstrate appropriate measurements. Identify normal/abnormal characteristics of ...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Blended Introduction to Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Imaging

Objectives Increase the participants’ knowledge to better perform Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Imaging ultrasound examinations. Apply knowledge of the anatomy/physiology of the cerebrovascular system into the Carotid Duplex examination. Perform routine scan protocols, and Doppler calculations in a complete carotid duplex/color examination. Differentiate normal/abnormal spectral Doppler/color characteristics. Perform Intima-Media Thickness measurements and evaluation and state the clinical ...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

The Value of Transparency in Advancing Safety and Promoting High Reliability: Legal & Ethical Issues

This course is an important overview of how various state and federal laws have historically limited transparency. In many instances, this has resulted in the protection of paper taking precedence over the protection of patients and caregivers. Find out how changes in the law and new regulations seek to advance a more transparent culture and gain an understanding of the multiple attributes of transparency in a highly reliable learning culture. Providers will determine the risks of transpar...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

Recognizing Cognitive Changes in Health Care Providers

Learners will identify signs of provider burnout, and recognize when mental health management becomes a factor in caring for patients. Discover how the airline industry can lead by example when evaluating cognitive competence in their pilots. Can the medical profession avoid patient errors by developing some of the same evaluations? Join Dr. Peck as he explores cognitive function as a normal aging function or medical disease impairment strikes. At the conclusion of the activity, attend...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

Practical Approach to Achieving Safety Across the Continuum

The American Hospital Association's (AHA) Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) recently announced the positive results of the Hospital Engagement Network (HEN 2.0) project. Just days after, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced HRET as one of 16 recipients of the Hospital Improvement and Innovation Network contract. Hospital Patient Safety Efforts Over Past Year Have Improved Care for More Than 34,000 Patients and Saved Nearly $300 Million Hospitals continue t...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

The Multifaceted Roles of the Physician Advisor and Influence in Health Care Organizations

We are in the midst of tremendous change in health care. The notion that a physician advisor only needs to know how to determine a proper level of care is well past us at this point. Physicians are taught how to care for patients first and foremost, and that will always be the primary responsibility. Providers are generally not taught how the systems that are built around them work; especially how care translates into reimbursement. There are age-old issues that are still not widely unders...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

MACRA and Value-Based Payment Models: Regulatory Changes and Reimbursement Implications

MACRA, MIPS, and APMs...Oh My! Currently, Medicare measures the value and quality of care provided by doctors and other clinicians through a patchwork of programs, including the Physician Quality Reporting System, the Value Modifier Program, and the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program. Through the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), Congress streamlined and improved these programs into one new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Most Med...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

Leadership to Improve Quality Outcomes, Safety, and Performance in Managed Care

In Module One, hear Dr. Sunil Sinha discuss Leadership to Create and Sustain a Culture of Safety and High Performance. Are You Leading Your Practice or Organization? Assess whether you are leading the most efficient practice with these intriguing sessions. Integrated health can only be successful with an integrated and cohesive team. Whether you are the head of your organization or an integral part of the team, strong leaders must be dedicated to safe and high performing practices. Provid...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

Case Management: A Model that Touches the Care Continuum

Readmission reduction programs have popped up all over the nation as hospitals seek to avoid readmission penalties. Sharp Healthcare in San Diego California, was given the opportunity to participate in the Community-based Care Transitions Program (CCTP), through a grant from CMS to work with other hospital systems and the community-based organization Aging and Independence Services. Connecting and communicating all the pieces is where the art of managing patients lies. Electronic data supp...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

Advancing Quality Through Consequential Measures

Health care providers can find some degree of security in the knowledge that the tools for achieving improvements remain grounded in stable fundamentals. Quality measures that support your mission while providing superior care and cutting costs are the key to improving quality. Performance measurement isn't just for health plans. Physicians are increasingly participating in performance measurement activities, especially in the context of pay-for-performance initiatives that are taking shap...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

A Multifaceted Approach to Health Care Quality & Patient Safety

ABQAURP’s 40th Annual Health Care Quality & Patient Safety Conference (HCQ&PS) will deliver multiple innovations, models, and best practices that have evolved to address the challenges you are facing. As we address our core competencies, high quality and safe health care still remain anchored to the partnership between patients and their health care providers. Today’s health care is provided in multiple settings, relying on people with varied expertise and training, under a variety of ...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

The Unrelenting Issue of Medical Errors

This course will examine the top patient safety issues causing medical errors, the patient safety organizations involved in the improvement process, tools we currently have to reduce these issues, and best practice steps to take now! At the conclusion of the activity, participants will be able to: • Analyze medical error data • Evaluate medical error case studies • Define national patient safety improvement standards and guidelines • Identify prevention techniques to reduce med...

MACRA - Changing How Medicare Pays Providers

The Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is federal legislation enacted by the United State Congress and signed into law by President Obama on April 16, 2015, intended to contain healthcare costs and to focus Medicare spending on the quality of services beneficiaries receive rather than the quantity of those services. MACRA repeals previous Medicare physician payment formulas, modifies and combines quality and information technology programs, and reauthorizes the 1997 S...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

Navigating What's Next with Population Health, Quality Improvement, and Patient Safety

ABQAURP’s 41st Annual Conference will integrate expert advice from national quality leaders into your practice while identifying best practices and tools to implement on your path to improving Population Health, Quality, and Patient Safety. Don’t miss this opportunity to become familiar with legislation and policy driving MACRA, MIPS, and other reimbursement changes. At the conclusion of the conference, attendees will be able to: • Recognize the impact of the physician advisor role i...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

Blended Introduction to Emergency Medicine 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 requirements Topics FAST exam Focused Echo Vascular Access Procedures GYN (Transabdominal) G...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Blended Introduction to Emergency Medicine 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 requirements Topics FAST exam Focused Echo Vascular Access Procedures GYN (Transabdominal) G...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

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

Head Lice: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention

Head lice is a common occurrence in school age children. It can be very distressing for families who turn to their healthcare providers for information, guidance, and treatment. This activity will review the identification, management and prevention of head lice, including new pharmacologic treatment options.
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Relevant 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

Blended Introduction to Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound

Objectives Increase participant's knowledge to better perform and/or interpret TCD/TCI examinations. Demonstrate standard scan techniques for performing a TCD and TCI exam. Recognize normal and abnormal intracranial Doppler spectral waveform characteristics Apply diagnostic criteria for TCD/TCI interpretation State the clinical applications and limitations of TCD/TCI examinations Increase knowledge and confidence to integrate the skills learned in a clinical setting. Topics Transcran...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Blended Pediatric Emergency & Critical Care Ultrasound

Objectives Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform pediatric emergency and critical care ultrasound examinations. Identify normal imaging characteristics of the pediatric urinary tract Demonstrate protocols for evaluation of the trauma patient (FAST). Demonstrate ultrasound protocols for evaluation of pneumothorax, pneumonia and endotracheal tube placement. Perform a focused cardiac ultrasound examination on a pediatric patient. Demonstrate a focused two-point venous eva...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

The Multidisciplinary Assessment and Management of CVD Risk in HIV Infection

This text-based interview is the second of a four-part series. Dr. Priscilla Hsue and Dr. E. Turner Overton discuss the multidisciplinary management of CVD risk in HIV-positive individuals. Discussion topics include risk assessment tools, and collaboration across the care team, including the role of PCPs and specialist referrals. HIV-infected individuals have an increased risk of CVD. Research has identified characteristics of HIV infection itself that influence CVD risks, yet their preci...
ACHL

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.
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How Sweet It Is! Management of Diabetes: Injectable Medications

Pharmacy practitioners are drug experts, including the selection, dosing and titration of injectable 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.
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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.

ECG and Heart Rhythm: Basics and Beyond 2018

This 4 day course is designed to provide general internists, hospitalists, family practitioners, and allied health professionals with state-of-the-art information on invasive and non-invasive electrocardiographic tools used in the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of cardiac rhythm disorders. Attendees will realize important advances in the medical field and address educational needs and practice gaps. Through didactic lectures, case-study presentations, and audience interaction, this CME a...
Mayo Clinic

Medical-Surgical Nursing Exam Review - Olympia

This two-day course is designed to provide nurses with the tools, confidence and knowledge to successfully complete the Medical-Surgical Nursing Exam. The exam content outlines and blueprints from the ANCC and MSNCB were used to develop this program. Topics covered from the exam content outlines will include: review of body systems, cardiac, pulmonary, neurologic, gastrointestinal, renal, genitourinary, reproductive, endocrine, hematologic, musculoskeletal, immune and more. Pathophysiology of ...
MED-ED

Topics in Geriatrics and Sports Medicine Greek Isles Cruise

Topics: ◦New recommendations for concussion evaluation and treatment ◦ Describe current recommendations regarding concussion management ◦ Determine and develop appropriate return to play guidelines ◦Sudden cardiac death: Recognizing cardiac conditions in the young athlete ◦Recognize ECG changes associated with sudden cardiac death ◦ Recognize and identify athletes at high risk for sudden cardiac death ◦Running injuries of the lower extremity ◦Discuss risks factors, ...
Continuing Education, Inc

Women's Health, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Southern Caribbean Cruise

Topics: 1. Forms and Pervasiveness of Sexual Violence during the Life Cycle of Women 2.Effects of Sexual Violence of Physical and Mental Health of Women 3.The Neurobiology of Responses to Sexual Violence 4. Special Topics in Violence against Women : Responding to Sexual Assault of College Students 5.Special Topics in Violence against Women : Responding to Domestic Violence 6. PTSD and Responses to Survivors of Sexual Assault 7.Treating of Survivors of Sexual Assault/Violence 8.Evol...
Continuing Education, Inc

Topics in Addiction Medicine, Mental Health, Obesity and Preventive Medicine British Isles and French Open Cruise

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Continuing Education, Inc

Topics in Cardiology and Mental Health for PCP's Ireland and Iceland Cruise

Topics: 1.Atrial Fibrillation ◦Risk factors, management and use of newer anticoagulants. 2.Atrial Fibrillation: case histories and management ◦Address management in office, hospital, or emergency room. 3.Stress related cardiomyopathy syndromes ◦Define brain and heart relationship, assess and manage "cardiomyopathy" related to emotional stress, sepsis or subarachnoid hemorrage. 4.Cardiovascular evaluation of the Athlete ◦Define normal and identify high risk individual 5....
Continuing Education, Inc

Topics in Family Medicine Eastern Caribbean Cruise April 2018

Topics: ◦Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) ◦Cystic Fibrosis ◦Abnormal skin lesions ◦Depression ◦Medical-ethical end-of-life care decisions ◦Amenorrhea ◦Dysmenorrhea ◦Prevention Update 1 ◦Recite that latest USPSTF guidelines and recommendations ◦Prevention Update 2 ◦Recite the latest USPSTF guidelines and recommedations ◦Evidence-based Medicine ◦Adapt the Choosing Wisely campaign recommedations into daily practice ◦Hypertension Update ◦Review la...
Continuing Education, Inc

80th Annual Surgical Update

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International College of Surgeons - US Section

Anesthesia Update: Ultrasound and Business of 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

Topics in Emergency Medicine

TARGET AUDIENCE This course is designed for physicians, physician assistants, registered nurses, paramedics, pre-hospital emergency medicine care providers and all other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of not only the specialty, but also of additional related disciplines which both impact and are impacted by it. PROGRAM PURPOSE The practitioner of emergency medicine must possess evidence-based scientific background for competent clinical practice; maint...
Northwest Seminars

Topics in Emergency Medicine

TARGET AUDIENCE This course is designed for physicians, physician assistants, registered nurses, paramedics, pre-hospital emergency medicine care providers and all other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of not only the specialty, but also of additional related disciplines which both impact and are impacted by it. PROGRAM PURPOSE The practitioner of emergency medicine must possess evidence-based scientific background for competent clinical practice; maint...
Northwest Seminars

Blended Trauma and Acute Care Sonography

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 requirements Demonstrate the participants knowledge to better perform and/or interpret trauma ultras...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

CEN Exam Review - Houston

This course is a review of emergency nursing designed to assist the participant in successfully obtaining CEN certification. The course offers lectures, graphics, videos and practice questions in many of the areas that are tested on the CEN Exam. This review will provide not only a knowledge base for successfully completing the exam, but also a foundation for further study as the participant works towards emergency nursing certification. Why Be Certified Successfully completing the Certifi...
MED-ED

Blended Introduction to Musculoskeletal 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 requirements Topics MSK Imaging Fundamentals Shoulder Elbow Hand & Wrist Knee Ankle & Foot ...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Self-Care Specialist (SCS) Unit 4: Women's Health

Women are generally not too shy in asking questions in the "Feminine Hygiene" aisle. They are very proactive about their health and given a private area, they will specifically tell you what symptoms they are having. This activity is an overview to women's most frequent health issues, including vaginal infections, urinary tract infections and menstrual maladies. We will discuss the number of sexual lubricants that are available and select the right ones be it for a woman wanting to conceive or...
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Pharmacy's Big Break - Opening the "GATES" to Pharmacy Consultation

Most community pharmacists see a real need for pharmacist intervention in disease state management. A pharmacist in the physician's office seeing patients before the provider has benefit in cost savings as well as patient care. "Professor Pete" Kreckel staffs such a clinic two mornings a week and makes a huge impact on patient care. Also discussed will be the pharmacist's role in formulary development as well as clinic protocols. Join this seasoned community pharmacist as he takes off the labc...
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Self-Care Specialist (SCS) Unit 1: Introduction to Self-Care

This activity is an introduction to over-the-counter drug therapy designed to make the pharmacist understand the scope and cost savings of OTC medications. A brief history of the laws that govern OTC products as well as approaches to helping patients make informed self-care choices. Although the behind the counter concept does exist, and is currently underutilized participants will see the need for expansion for that category. Join "Professor Pete" Kreckel a pharmacist with nearly four decades...
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Blended Introduction to OB/GYN Ultrasound

Objectives Increase the participants’ knowledge to better perform gynecology and obstetrical ultrasound examinations. Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images Demonstrate routine scan protocols for performing transabdominal & endovaginal GYN scanning, and 1st trimester obstetric applications. Identify normal fetal anatomy and perform biophysical profile. Increase confidence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques, and interpretati...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Treatment of Depression & Nausea During Pregnancy & Lactation: Focus on Controversies in Care

As medication use experts, pharmacists are often asked to provide recommendations for the "safest" treatment option during pregnancy and lactation. Often, little clinical data exist to guide these decisions and what data does exist may be somewhat contradictory or controversial. This activity aims to review the approach to assessing risks of medication during pregnancy and lactation based on available clinical information, while also examining guidelines related to the treatment of depression ...
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Long Term Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors...Is it Safe?

Over the last number of years and even most recently observational studies have surfaced examining the long term safety of proton pump inhibitors, most notably the prescription PPIs. Some of the long term effects that have been observed in these studies include dementia, fractures, kidney disease, nutrient malabsorption, infections and most recently death. Despite all of the data that has been published it is important to look more closely at these studies since they are only observational and...
freeCE.com

Communication for Healthcare Providers and Oncology Care Coninuum for PCP's Western Caribbean Cruise

The purpose is to provide an update on the oncology care continuum and new strategies for communication, teamwork and work-life balance for practitioners. Caring for the Caregiver- Work-life Balance ◦Using a self-awareness worksheet- including professional goals, values and priorities- identify concerns and steps to strengthen and sustain worklife balance. Decisions ◦Select appropriate directive, consultative, democratic and consensus approaches to decisions in order to achieve desir...
Continuing Education, Inc

Cardiology and Pulmonology for PCP's Western Mediterranean Cruise

Topics: ◦Pleural effusions ◦Sleep apnea ◦COPD ◦Alpha - 1 antitrypsin deficiency ◦Cough ◦Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis ◦Parasomnias Additional Topics under development
Continuing Education, Inc

Topics in Emergency Medicine and Neurology Southern Caribbean Cruise

TBA
Continuing Education, Inc

Topics in Primary Care, Evidence-Based Medicine, Obesity and Dermatology Western Caribbean Cruise

Topics: 1.Obesity Management: Update on Latest Guidelines and Evidence, and Practical Tips ◦Synthesize the current guidelines on obesity management in a clinically relevant fashion. ◦ Use evidence based medicine to debunk popular myths related to diet, activity and behavior as they relate to the treatment of obesity. ◦Synthesize the effectiveness and risks of each weight loss method for patients. ◦ Manage obesity in a 15-minute outpatient visit. 2.Pain management: guidelines...
Continuing Education, Inc

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