Spotlight On Retina: A Discussion

Learning Objectives Upon completion of this educational program, attendees should be able to: Describe the long-term outcomes of VEGF-inhibitor use and practice patterns in the management of AMD. Distinguish the differences in the reported long-term outcomes of each study. Determine how to apply this data to clinical practice and patient education regarding long-term management of wet AMD.
Evolve Medical Education LLC

Spotlight On Retina: A Case Study

Learning Objectives Upon completion of this educational program, attendees should be able to: Describe the long-term outcomes of VEGF-inhibitor use and practice patterns in the management of AMD. Distinguish the differences in the reported long-term outcomes of each study. Determine how to apply this data to clinical practice and patient education regarding long-term management of wet AMD.
Evolve Medical Education LLC

Current and Emerging Glaucoma Therapy An Update on Disease-Modifying Glaucoma Treatments

This continuing medical education (CME) and continuing education (CE) activity captures content from a roundtable discussion held in March of 2017. This certified CME/CE activity is designed for optometrists managing glaucoma patients and glaucoma specialists and general ophthalmologists involved in the management of glaucomatous disorders. Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Discuss the chemical structure and mechanism of action of topical glaucoma medica...
Evolve Medical Education LLC

Managing Ocular Pain and Inflammation After Cataract Surgery Differentiating Among the Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs Part 2

This continuing medical education (CME) activity captures content from an event held in February of 2017 at the ACES/SEE meeting. TARGET AUDIENCE This certified CME activity is designed for ophthalmologists involved in the comanagement of postoperative cataract patient management. v
Evolve Medical Education LLC

Survival Skills for Today's Gynecologist 2018

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

From Symptom Control to Targeted Treatment: The Shifting Paradigm of Atopic Dermatitis

This continuing medical education (CME) activity captures content from a roundtable discussion held in April 2017. This certified CME activity is designed for dermatologists, dermatology nurse practitioners and dermatology physician assistants involved in the management of atopic dermatitis. Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Identify the mechanisms of action, efficacy, and safety of emerging targeted therapies for AD Recognize the lifestyle measures and d...
Evolve Medical Education LLC

Treatment Paradigms in AMD Management

The increasing number of new patients with CNV and neovascular AMD presenting to retina specialists on top of the already large and active treatment population has created a desire among clinicians to reduce treatment burden. Recent studies suggest that long-term treatment outcomes are not necessarily sustained over time. This could be a result of under treatment, disease progression, or even tachyphylaxis to the anti-VEGF drug. Until more is known about how neovascular AMD progresses and w...
Evolve Medical Education LLC

Treatment Paradigms in AMD Management: Assessing Consistent Long-Term Dosing Part 2 of 2

This continuing medical education (CME) activity captures content from roundtable discussion held in June of 2017. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a chronic, progressive disease. It is a leading cause of blindness in developed countries,1-4 with an overall global prevalence of 8.69%. AMD is most prevalent in patients older than 60 years, with incidence rates expected to increase as the population ages—approximately 228 million people will be diagnosed with AMD in 2040.5 There is n...
Evolve Medical Education LLC

Treatment Paradigms in AMD Management: Assessing Consistent Long-Term Dosing Part 1/2

This continuing medical education (CME) activity captures content from a roundtable discussion held in February 2017. This is part of an ongoing series of print and digital activities. This certified CME activity is designed for retina specialists and general ophthalmologists involved in the management of patients with retinal disease.
Evolve Medical Education LLC

From Trials to Treatment: Real World Applications in Medical and Surgical Retina Journal Supplement Part 1 of 3

This continuing medical education (CME) activity captures content from a roundtable discussion held in May 2017. It is clear that retina specialists will continue to see an increasing number of patients in the future, as both society ages and as more people develop sight-threatening retina diseases. The need to be fully educated on the various treatment options remains crucial to delivering the best patient care. This need should be expanded beyond exposure to multiple clinical trial data a...
Evolve Medical Education LLC

From Trials to Treatments Real World Applications in Medical and Surgical Retina

Retinal disorders, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic macular edema (DME), and retinal vein occlusion (RVO) can result in vision loss if not treated early and—in some disorders—continuously. Significant challenges lie ahead in addressing these patients’ needs, as healthcare providers are being tasked with treating increasing numbers of patients. Prevent Blindness America has found the total healthcare costs of vision problems in the U.S. in people older than 40 ye...
Evolve Medical Education LLC

Blended Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Blocks for the Emergency Physician

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

Blended Introduction to Critical Care Ultrasound

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

Blended Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anesthesia Topics

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

Topics in Anesthesia

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

Conventional and Stereotactic Radiotherapy for Lung Cancer

Upon completion of the activity, participants should be able to: •Distinguish the main types of radiation therapy (conventional and stereotactic) used for lung cancer •Discuss outcomes for Stage III lung cancer with various conventional treatment approaches •Explain recent experience with stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SAbR), especially for treatment of patients with Stage I tumors •Describe ongoing clinical trials examining the use of local therapy (eg, SAbR) in patients wi...
The France Foundation

Anesthesia Update

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

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.

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

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.

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

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