The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Boca)

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update A 20-HOUR REVIEW OF PRESSING ISSUES IN MALPRACTICE, RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE LAW, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND SELECTED CLINICAL TOPICS You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations...
American Educational Institute

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Grand Cayman)

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update A 20-HOUR REVIEW OF PRESSING ISSUES IN MALPRACTICE, RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE LAW, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND SELECTED CLINICAL TOPICS You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations...
American Educational Institute

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Atlantis, Bahamas)

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update A 20-HOUR REVIEW OF PRESSING ISSUES IN MALPRACTICE, RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE LAW, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND SELECTED CLINICAL TOPICS You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations...
American Educational Institute

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Lake Tahoe)(Summer)

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update A 20-HOUR REVIEW OF PRESSING ISSUES IN MALPRACTICE, RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE LAW, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND SELECTED CLINICAL TOPICS You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations...
American Educational Institute

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Lake Tahoe)(Winter)

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update A 20-HOUR REVIEW OF PRESSING ISSUES IN MALPRACTICE, RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE LAW, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND SELECTED CLINICAL TOPICS You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations...
American Educational Institute

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Scottsdale)

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update A 20-HOUR REVIEW OF PRESSING ISSUES IN MALPRACTICE, RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE LAW, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND SELECTED CLINICAL TOPICS You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations...
American Educational Institute

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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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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Assisting the Spanish Speaking Patient Beyond the Label: Pain Assessment

What happens when your Spanish speaking customer needs assistance beyond the prescription? Learn how to assess in Spanish where a patient is experiencing pain and to name over-the-counter medications and items in Spanish. This course also teaches how to obtain medication history and inquire about drug allergies.
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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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An Antipsychotic Roundup: New Agents and Safety Updates

New antipsychotic agents were released in 2016 and 2017 (including one agent used specifically for patients with Parkinson's Disease) and also updated availability (long acting agents) since the last APS update in 2015.
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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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12th Annual Neuroscience Conference: Stroke Care Across the Continuum

The 12th Annual Neuroscience Conference: Stroke Care Across the Continuum will explore the latest advancements in acute hospital management as well as post hospital care of the stroke patient. This knowledge-based conference will include the most recent clinical practice guidelines and best practices in stroke care to maximize acute stroke care and recovery as well as provide transitional care posthospitalization.Target Audience: Primary care physicians and providers, nursing professionals, t...
Northwest AHEC at Wake Forest School of Medicine

Cardiovascular Update: Practical Concepts and Advancements

Conference Overview: Heart disease remains the number one killer of Americans. Stroke ranks fourth and is a leading cause of severe disability in adults. Some forms of cardiovascular disease affect more than one in every three adult Americans. It is imperative for primary care clinicians to remain up-to-date on knowledge, practice guidelines and medical skills of the ever-changing and improving cardiovascular delivery system. Cardiovascular Update will provide up-to-date information on evi...
HealthPartners Institute

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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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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Assisting the Spanish Speaking Patient Beyond the Label: Symptoms and Medications

What happens when your Spanish speaking customer needs assistance beyond the prescription? Are you comfortable counseling in Spanish? In this course you will learn what you need in order to make over-the-counter recommendations to patients in Spanish based on their symptoms and conditions. Also included are the most popular member requested phrases for insurance, drop-off, pick-up and refills.
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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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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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Sharing the Journey: Advanced Illness Care

Conference Overview: Our aging population is expected to grow to almost 87 million by 2050. Over the last decade, the fastest growing cohort has been individuals 85 years and older. With people living longer and older, this conference will provide clinicians and chaplains an update on the latest evidence-based concepts in managing life-limiting illness and end-of-life care. Topic highlights for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, psychologists and ch...
HealthPartners Institute

35th Annual Perinatal Conference Gravidas at Risk

To provide current information about clinical issues and strategies important in the care of high-risk pregnant women. Target Audience: Nurses and other healthcare professionals who caring for the childbearing family in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Northwest AHEC at Wake Forest School of Medicine

Urgent Care: An Old Concept in the New Millennium

Conference Overview: The growth and development of urgent care medicine has increased over the last 3 decades due to frustration with long wait times in primary care clinics and in emergency centers for nonemergency care. Also, high deductible health insurance plans and increased out-of-pocket expenses are prompting patients to seek more convenient and affordable health care options. With more than 6,900 urgent care centers or clinics now open in the United States, urgent care clinicians s...
HealthPartners Institute

Pain Management Summit

Conference Overview: With standards of practice around chronic pain management rapidly changing, many clinicians are asking themselves when or whether to prescribe opioids. Especially in primary care, clinicians have been reporting concerns about opioid-related overdose and death. According to the CDC, while sales of prescription opioids in the United States nearly quadrupled from 1999 to 2014, the overall change in the amount of pain patients reported did not. Furthermore, consensus amon...
HealthPartners Institute

Current Treatment Strategies 2017 in Las Vegas

Session One - Antimicrobial Resistance and Antimicrobial Stewardship: Federal Regulations, Guidelines, Implementation, and Evaluation Session Two - Opioids for Managing Pain: Friend or Foe? Session Three - Dietary Supplements: What the NIH and Other Experts Have to Say
University Learning Systems

The Identification and Management of Immune-related Adverse Events in Patients with Cancer: Practice Essentials for Emergency Medicine Providers

The incorporation of immunotherapies, especially the immune checkpoint inhibitors, into treatment regimens for patients with cancer, have significantly improved clinical outcomes in these patient populations. The utilization of immune checkpoint inhibitors in cancer therapy are associated with unique immune-related adverse events (irAEs), most commonly manifesting in the skin, gastrointestinal tract, and endocrine system. Patients presenting with irAEs require prompt diagnosis and treatment t...
Slack Inc.

Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome: Cause, Effect, and Solutions to Improve Patients' Quality-of-Life

Familial chylomicronemia syndrome (FCS) is a rare and potentially life-threatening genetic disease. The clinical hallmark of FCS is pancreatitis associated with marked chylomicronemia and triglyceridemia. It is important that gastroenterologists recognize the signs and symptoms to properly evaluate, as well as manage, patients with FCS. In this activity, a gastroenterologist will review the diagnosis, assessment, management, ongoing challenges, and future therapeutic options for patients with ...
Slack Inc.

Chronic Pain Management

It is estimated that one out of three Americans suffers from some type of chronic pain and yet it remains a misunderstood and undertreated health condition. Chronic pain has been identified as the primary cause of disability in the U.S. (American Chronic Pain Association, 2014). COURSE GOAL This activity is designed to change health provider attitudes on chronic pain and willingness to offer comprehensive assessment and comprehensive treatment.
Slack Inc.

Florida Laws and Rules

This course reviews the purpose and membership of the Florida Board of Nursing (FBON), its legislative duties addressing certified nursing assistants (C.N.A.s), nurses and nursing education, and its role in promoting safe nursing practice. Relevant sections of the Florida Nurse Practice Act (Chapter 464 of the Florida Statutes) and Florida Administrative Code pertaining to Nursing (Chapter 64B9) are addressed. There are additional references to sections of the Florida Statutes addressing Gener...
Slack Inc.

Preventing Medical Errors for Clinical Health Professionals

This educational monograph addresses the identification, reporting, monitoring and reduction of medical error. It is intended to make participants aware of the magnitude of the problem, of the many-leveled activities needed to resolve it, and the importance of each person’s role in the national effort to reduce medical errors.
Slack Inc.

Domestic Violence 3 Hour: Focus on Child Abuse

This course focuses on child maltreatment, abuse and neglect within the larger context of domestic or family violence. The dynamics of domestic violence are presented using Pence and Paymer’s power and control wheel as a guiding explanatory model (1986). Common forms of child maltreatment, abuse and neglect are described and categorized with physical and behavioral symptoms. Opportunities for preventive education and support are described. Health care professionals’ responsibilities and ma...
Slack Inc.

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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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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How Sweet It Is! Management of Diabetes: Lifestyle Modification and Diabetes Mellitus

Step one after diagnosis of diabetes mellitus is implementation of a plan for lifestyle modification, which generally includes dietary change and a physical activity plan. Pharmacy practitioners are frequently unsure how to provide these recommendations. Pharmacy practitioners may also advise patients with diabetes on other interventions such as stress management.
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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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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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Safety Update - Opiates and Benzodiazepines: Ensuring Patient Safety

New warnings, including black box warnings, have been issued by the FDA and guidelines from the CDC regarding opiates. All pharmacists and technicians should be updated and aware of these new warnings to increase patient safety
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The Compounding Side of Hormone Therapy for Men and Women

Hormone replacement has been around for quite some time, however, the ability of the compounding pharmacy to provide these products to the patient that may provide better alternatives for some may be poorly understood or even disregarded by the practitioner, pharmacist, or patient. This activity will allow the audience to better understand the process of replacement hormone compounding as well as the application of compounded hormones in specific patient populations.
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Help Wanted: Education & Defining Tomorrow's Pharmacy Technician

The direction of pharmacy technician education and training has been a source of debate within the profession since the recommendation was first introduced in the 1960. Fifty years later, discussions continue, with both the definition and scope of practice for pharmacy technicians varying drastically from state to state. Multiple key events have once again drawn this debate into the national spotlight, yielding one advocacy organization to publish a grading system for each state's regulatory r...
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From the Patient’s Lens: Winning Communications for the Most Difficult Encounters

Pharmacy team members with excellent skills in communications stand out! These are usually the team members who are asked to de-escalate situations with customers, as others back slowly away. With the appropriate use of keenly developed skills, magic unfolds! Suddenly, the angry customer is speaking rationally and working through the same situation that caused an explosion with another well-intentioned team member. How is it, then, that the two associates achieve vastly different results when ...
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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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Preventing Medication Errors in Community Pharmacy

This program will provide tools and techniques for community pharmacists to reduce medication errors in their pharmacies. It will discuss how root cause analysis and failure mode and effects analysis can hep prevent future medication errors and improve patient safety. The program will also provide insight into how technology and electronic prescribing can cause medication errors and what community pharmacists can do to help prevent these types of errors. This program meets the requirement for...
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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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In the Wrong Hands: Preventing Accidental Poisonings in Children

Despite the sustained progress made by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970, the percentage of childhood deaths attributed to medications continues to increase. Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, and Nurses are in a prime position to provide education and awareness through professional advocacy. This session seeks to define the scope of the problem using analytical data collected from poison control centers in the United States. In addition, recommendations for the appropriate response ...
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Updates and New Recommendations from the Surviving Sepsis Campaign 2017

The exact societal burden from septic shock in difficult to quantify: millions of individuals in both industrialized and developing nations experience these syndromes each year, the best medical centers in the world have only achieved a 22% mortality rate for, and caregivers as well as patients endure a long-lasting impact from caring from loved ones who have survived sepsis. With an update to the Surviving Sepsis Campaign being published in January 2017, practitioners will need an update on t...
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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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Let's Concentrate on Concentrated Insulins

Multiple new concentrated insulins have become available in the last several years. The risk for adverse effects is great without proper education on the appropriate use of each of these products. Pharmacists and technicians must be familiar with these products to prevent adverse effects and counsel patients effectively.
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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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PRS 101.1: Introduction to Pharmacy Regulation: The Basics of Why Pharmacy is "The Most Regulated Health Profession"

Why does it seem that regulators focus solely on pharmacists when drug regulations are enforced? Why do so many nitpicky rules mandate or prohibit specific activities by pharmacists? How can regulators be shown that advances in pharmacy are impeded by outdated regulations? This introductory class will address these challenging questions. It will explain the foundation of legal requirements for pharmacists and pharmacies. It will describe how regulators think and work, and how pharmacists can a...
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PRS 105.1: Using Regulatory Case Studies as a Learning Tool in Pharmacy

This case considers the powerful tool that case studies can be in the education and incentivizing of practicing pharmacists regarding regulatory compliance. Every regulatory case study tells the story of a challenge in practice that was not met effectively. Case studies can be used to apply basic principles of pharmacy regulatory compliance. This webinar can be taken as a standalone live 1 credit hour law (ACPE accredited) but is also a component of the Pharmacy Regulatory Specialist curric...
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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.
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