Hot Topics in OB/GYN Litigation

Learning Objectives: Describe the underlying reasons why OB malpractice cases are filed and pursued, in the face of an unfortunate outcome. Analyze and compare their own conduct to actual case examples, to help improve quality of care and raise awareness to litigated issues. Prevent medical errors, through a better understanding of current trends in medico-legal cases.
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Managing First Trimester Complications

Learning Objectives: List 3 labs tests appropriate for first trimester bleeding. Compare and contrast lab results for molar, ectopic, viable, and non-viable pregnancies. Identify 5 risk factors for ectopic pregnancy.
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Incontinence and Overactive Bladder: What's a Woman To Do?

Learning Objectives: Identify differences between stress and urge incontinence. Discuss pharmacologic strategies for management of overactive bladder. Discuss the impact of overactive bladder on patients' quality of life.
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Gonorrhea and Chlamydia: Update on Epidemiology, Testing and Treatment Issues

Learning Objectives: Review the clinical presentations of chlamydia and gonorrhea. Discuss currently recommended diagnostic tests for chlamydia and gonorrhea. Discuss currently recommended treatments for chlamydia and gonorrhea.
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KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Think Big: My Approach for Overcoming Obstacles

Learning Objectives: Describe a framework for Thinking Big to overcome obstacles. List 8 key principles in making personal and professional goals possible. Describe personal examples of how to Think Big in achieving personal and professional goals.
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Abnormal Breast Findings: When to Follow, When to Refer

Learning Objectives: Discuss breast symptoms including palpable findings, mastodynia, nipple discharge, skin changes, inflammation and imaging changes. Describe assessment, diagnosis and management of breast symptoms. Recognize breast changes to refer for specialty evaluation and treatment.
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An Evidence-Based Review of Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing

Learning Objectives: Differentiate and explain the approaches to cell free DNA sequencing in Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT). Identify factors that affect accuracy of NIPT. List steps in patient counseling and follow-up when NIPT is utilized.
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Better Sex for Couples: Thinking Beyond Sexual Dysfunction

Learning Objectives: Describe the cornerstones to sexual health. Discuss strategies for navigating desire discrepancy. Identify 3 seduction tips for couples.
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"How Do I Know I'm in Menopause?" Navigating the Transition from Perimenopause to Menopause

Learning Objectives: Describe the normal endocrinologic changes of perimenopause and menopause and their impact on general health of women. List hormonal and nonhormonal therapies available for each of the major menopausal symptom complexes. Estimate the efficacy and health risks associated with use of therapies to identify appropriate candidates.
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Hemodynamic Monitoring: The Continuum of Care from the ED to the ICU

Learning Objectives: Define indications and applications for hemodynamic monitoring in acute and critical care areas. Describe decision algorithms which outline levels of monitoring. Develop an evidence based plan for appropriate level of monitoring.
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Renal Biomarkers: What's New in Assessing Renal Function?

Learning Objectives: Discuss the best method to evaluate glomerular filtration rate. Describe the use of fractional excretion of sodium in assessing tubular function. Describe the use of newer renal biomarkers in determining acute kidney injury (AKI).
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Glucose Gone Wild in the Critically Ill Patient & How to Tame It

Learning Objectives: Discuss the increasing incidence of diabetes in the hospitalized patient. Identify research-supported glycemic goals for patients based on surgical/medical ailments and age. Describe methods of insulin delivery in the acute care arena as well as safe transition off insulin infusion or transfer out of ICU.
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Mother's Intuition: Critical for Caring for the Chronically Ill Child

Learning Objectives: Discuss examples of maternal intuition. List importance of giving credibility to parental concerns. Review strategies for involvement of parents in their child's healthcare.
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Cases in Toxicology

Learning Objectives: Discuss agents commonly encountered in pediatric toxicology. Review clinical presentation and management strategies for commonly encountered pediatric toxins. Apply evidence-based management strategies using a case-based approach.
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Highlights of the New 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC

Learning Objectives: Describe at least one change in the 2015 AHA Guidelines update that will change their practice of resuscitation. List at least 3 ways to minimize interruptions in chest compressions during resuscitation. Describe two options for providing targeted temperature management during post-cardiac arrest care for the child following resuscitation.
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Hematology/Oncology PICU Issues: Case Studies

Learning Objectives: Review the importance of hemoglobin, coagulation, bone marrow, fibrinolytic and transfusion issues with the critically ill child. Describe the diagnostic laboratory data necessary to care for the child with anemia, platelet disorders, and oncologic emergencies. Prioritize the care for the child with an oncologic emergency.
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Immunology Applications in the PICU: Case Studies

Learning Objectives: Review the components of the immune system that protect the pediatric patient including B and T lymphocytes, natural killer cells as well and the interchange between antigens and antibodies. Describe the impact that diseases and infections such as DiGeorge and Wiskott -Aldrich have on the functioning of the immune system as well as immunglobulins such as IgG, and IgE. Appreciate the role of complements (and why these lab values are so important!) and their role in the c...
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A Skeptic's View of Neonatal Medicine: Balancing Science and Art

Learning Objectives: Describe the indications for the use of bicarbonate in the NICU. Discuss the risks and benefits of postnatal steroids for BPD. Describe the limitations of probiotics for the prevention of NEC.
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Delivery Room Emergencies: Case Studies

Learning Objectives: Apply clinical assessment skills to the care of complex neonatal cases in delivery room. Discuss etiology, pathophysiology and management of selected neonatal cases. Describe emerging technologies and new therapies for these cases.
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Don't Forget the Kidneys! Renal Failure in the NICU Patient

Learning Objectives: Review key alterations in renal function compared to the adult. Develop an initial management plan for the infant with acute renal failure. Discuss potential long-term complications related to acute renal failure.
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Challenging Cases in Neonatal Ethics

Learning Objective: List the four basic principles of pediatric ethics. Discuss how pediatric ethics principles apply to newborns. Identify the challenges that arise when caregivers and parents disagree on the provision of care for critically ill newborns.
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Neonatal Hypoglycemia: Solve These Cases

Learning Objectives: Discuss postnatal glucose homeostatis. Review differences between PES and AAP recommendations. Analyze AAP algorithm.
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Simulation in the Real World

Learning Objectives: List 5 major applications of healthcare simulation. Describe examples of improvements in outcomes from healthcare simulation. Review future directions & challenges in healthcare simulation
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Advances in Neonatal Medicine 2015

Learning Objectives: To know the limits of viability according to outcome data in 2015. To recognize the value of quality improvement in reducing mortality and morbidity. To be aware of the benefits of early nutrition and feeding human milk to preterm infants.
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Pharmacologic and Non-Pharmacologic Management of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Learning Objectives: Describe the opioid epidemic in the United States Review the mechanisms of action of opiates and what causes withdrawal symptoms Describe current treatment strategies for NAS and outcomes
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Recognition and Management of Arrhythmias in the Fetus and Newborn

Learning Objectives: Recognize common fetal arrhythmias. Recognize common newborn arrhythmias. Recognize appropriate and inappropriate use of newborn EKGs.
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What's New for Antibiotics in the NICU?

Learning Objectives:​ Describe the goals of antimicrobial therapy. Describe how dosing is modified to achieve the goals of antimicrobial therapy. Describe dosing guidelines of medication used to treat infants with serious infections.
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The Synagis Debate: RSV Risk, Revised Recommendations, and Rising Cost

Learning Objectives: Discuss the prevalence of RSV and risk of hospitalization from severe disease across all neonatal and infant populations. Analyze data regarding palivizumab efficacy and cost effectiveness. Review revised 2014 palivizumab recommendations and discuss validity of changes.
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Current Neonatal Pain and Sedation Strategies: From Morphine to Dexmedetomidine

Learning Objectives: Discuss the effects of neonatal pain on brain development. Describe potential short- and long-term risks and benefits of morphine and dexmedetomidine in neonates. Providers will have increased knowledge on pain and sedation strategies in critically ill neonates.
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What is the Role for Steroids in Newborns with Cardiovascular Insufficiency?

Learning Objectives: Describe the basics of cortisol synthesis and physiology. Define relative adrenal insufficiency. Describe options for treatment of cardiovascular insufficiency.
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CHINA, TIBET & THE YANGTZE RIVER - Healthcare in the Far East

The Professional Education Society invites you to join our CME/CE Seminar for Medical, Dental, Nursing and Allied Healthcare Professionals HEALTHCARE IN THE FAR EAST - MEDICINE FOR THE MASSES China, Tibet & the Yangtze River Luxury Tour with Abercrombie & Kent May 21 – June 6, 2018 Beijing | Xian | Chengdu | Lhasa | Yangtze River Cruise | Shanghai This Seminar is planned for 16 Continuing Education Credit Hours
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The Mumps Resurgence: What, How, Why, When and What Now!

2016 held the highest number of reported mumps cases in more than a decade. The mumps vaccine program was initiated in 1967 which resulted in a 99% decrease in mumps cases in the United States. Many healthcare professionals have not cared for a patient with mumps and as a result may be unaware of the clinical signs and symptoms, transmission and complications. With the number of mumps cases increasing it is important for pharmacists to recognize cases of mumps promptly in order to refer patien...
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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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Influenza: A Focus on the Unvaccinated

Influenza is a common infection which can be prevented with the annual receipt of the influenza vaccine. Influenza vaccine is recommended for just about every population and age group. During the 2015-16 influenza season influenza vaccine uptake rates were decreased to 41.7% from the prior influenza season. Vaccine rates among children between the ages of 6 months and 17 years remained similar at 59.3%. During this presentation we will explore barriers and potential solutions to increasing inf...
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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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An Integrative Approach to Treating Inflammation

Inflammation is the root or can play a major role in numerous diseases, from heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's, arthritis, and even disease states of the digestive tract. Complementary therapy has proven to be effective and often comes with a lower side-effect profile than many anti-inflammatory medications such as NSAIDS (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications). We will cover how lifestyle aspects, including exercise, diet, relaxation strategies and nutritional therapy can support hea...
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Managing Opioid Overdose in the Community

Opioid abuse and overdose are significant public health issues throughout the country and are a growing problem. According to the CDC, the number of opioid-related deaths has quadrupled since 1999. Naloxone is considered the medication of choice in reversing opioid overdose symptoms, and has been shown to reduce morbidity and mortality when made readily available to the community. Many states have approved legislation which allow pharmacists to dispense naloxone under standing orders or drug t...
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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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Clozapine for Schizophrenia: A Treatment Update

Clozapine is approved for treatment-resistant schizophrenia and suicidal behavior in schizophrenic patients. The drug has several advantages over other antipsychotics, but its safety risks concern many practitioners. In the fall of 2015, the FDA updated the prescribing information for monitoring neutropenia and approved a new shared Clozapine REMS Program. In this webinar, we will review the pros and cons of using clozapine and outline the changes implemented by the FDA.
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Overview of Recent Pharmacy Law Cases

This class reviews six legal cases in which allegations were made that pharmacy personnel had failed to meet their legal responsibilities. The facts and conclusions of the cases are discussed. Recommendations to promote regulatory compliance are provided.
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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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Selecting Optimal Antiangiogenic Strategies for Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma

STATEMENT OF NEED Hepatocellular carcinoma is the sixth most common tumor globally, with an increasing incidence in the United States and Europe. The malignancy is the third leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide and the leading cause of death in patients with cirrhosis. Approximately 40,710 new cases are diagnosed in the United States annually and 28,920 people die of the disease. Patients with HCC continue to have a dismal prognosis, with a 5-year survival rate of 18%. This is du...
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and i3 Health

Best Practices in Nursing Management of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

STATEMENT OF NEED Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a complication of cancer treatment that may impair quality of life and lead to treatment dose reductions or discontinuation in severe cases. In one study of 123 patients receiving taxane therapy for breast cancer, 17% required dose reductions because of CIPN (Bhatnagar et al, 2014). Whereas in some patients the symptoms of pain, numbness, and tingling improve with time, in others, there is progression with permanent nerv...
i3 Health

The Bug - Drug Basics of Antimicrobial Stewardship

As antimicrobial resistance continues to rise many organizations such as the CDC, CMS, and The Joint Commission have incorporated stewardship into their recommendations. This activity is designed to give an overview of antimicrobial agents, including spectrum of coverage, dose optimization, adverse effects, and strategies for clinically and financially prudent use of these agents.
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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...
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Innovations in Insulin: New Opportunities to Individualize Therapy

Vivian A. Fonseca, MD, and Jonathan D. Leffert, MD, combine their expertise and discuss emerging concepts, treatment advancements, and critical issues associated with the management of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. The discussion focuses on real-world patient management and includes case studies to facilitate integration of new knowledge into clinical practice. Content Areas • Basal insulin • Prandial insulin • Cardiovascular safety • Intensifying basal insulin • Conc...
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower

Focus on Managing Patients with Chronic Heart Failure

)James Tauras, MD, provides his perspectives on issues related to the rapidly evolving pharmacologic management of chronic heart failure. Dr. Tauras emphasizes guideline-directed medical therapy as recommended in the 2017 ACC/AHA/HFSA Focused Update of the 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure, including the real-world use of ivabradine and sacubitril/valsartan. Content Areas • Benefits of switching from ACE inhibitor or ARB to sacubitril/valsartan • Role of aldos...
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower

Comprehensive Colposcopy

This evidence-based course is designed for the beginning/intermediate colposcopist. It will also benefit clinicians needing updated information about the newly published 2012 Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines, the Updated Consensus Guidelines for Managing Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening Tests and Cancer Precursors, and new concepts about HPV screening and triage, treatment methods, and HPV epidemiology. The course is designed to improve competencies I medical knowledge, practice-based le...
American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology - ASCCP

Updates in Testing and Technology in Pathology

Pathology consultation is geared toward providing useful information to assist in the provision of optimal care. This webinar will cover laboratory aspects of the evaluation of lower genital tract disease. Topics to be covered include: types of HPV testing available, handling of biopsy and excision specimens to obtain the best report possible, molecular testing and immunohistochemistry, and areas of diagnostic difficulty.
ASCCP

Workplace Violence Against Health Care Workers in the United States

Health care professionals work in a unique industry and routinely encounter highly personal and often intense situations that put them at risk of experiencing workplace violence. OSHA determined that serious workplace violence incidents were four times more common in health care from 2002 to 2013. It is crucial for all variations of physician practices, from small to large, to consider the impact of workplace violence and implement policies that reduce the risk of incidents occurring within th...
Massachusetts Medical Society

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