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

28th Annual Advances in Urology

The 28th Annual Advances in Urology meeting is designed for practicing urologists who are interested in updating their knowledge in the diagnosis, evaluation and management of urologic problems. A distinguished faculty will present advances in the management of urological problems including uro-oncology, sexual function, laparoendoscopic, robotic, minimally invasive surgery, prostate and bladder cancer and reconstruction surgery with a strong emphasis on the technical aspects of various urolo...
USF Health Professions Conferencing Corporation

Therapy Selection in HIV-infected Patients with CVD Risks: A Case-based Discussion

In this case-based discussion, Dr. Longenecker and Dr. Okeke discuss therapy selection for HIV-positive individuals at-risk for CVD. Topics include the importance of early initiation of ART, selecting ART for HIV-positive individuals with dyslipidemia, considerations for viral suppression in the setting of CVD risk factors, and ongoing clinical trials. This is the third activity of a four-part series. Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: • Discuss CVD risks in ...
ACHL

Comprehensive Cannabis Curriculum (17 Modules)

The Comprehensive Cannabis Curriculum is an extensive course that is designed to introduce the clinician to the details of the endocannabinoid system and its interactions with medical cannabis. The course builds on this foundation to address cannabis administration, dosing, contraindications, metabolism and drug interactions. Studies addressing the physiologic, cognitive and mental health effects of cannabis are reviewed in detail. In addition, Modules 8 through 16 are focused on the medical...
Massachusetts Medical Society

Optimizing Nursing Management of Hepatic Veno-Occlusive Disease

STATEMENT OF NEED Veno-occlusive disease (VOD), also known as sinusoidal obstruction syndrome, is a potentially life-threatening complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT), characterized by weight gain, fluid retention with ascites, tender hepatomegaly, and jaundice. The toxicity is believed to result from damage to hepatic sinusoidal endothelial cells, which causes obstructed sinusoidal flow that leads to liver dysfunction, multiorgan failure, and death. The incidence of VOD...
i3 Health

North Carolina School-Based Health Alliance 2017 Annual Conference - Healthy, Resilient, and Ready to Learn

School-based health centers are the leading force within the health care safety net for ensuring that children and adolescents have access to patient-centered, comprehensive health care services that are are affordable and accessible. Such services and relationships ensure the health and well-being of our young people, and ultimately, their school success. School-based health centers are uniquely positioned to address a variety of challenges faced by the students served - challenges that reduc...
Northwest AHEC

The Cardiovascular Safety of Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs: Putting the Evidence in Perspective

Enduring CME article for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Learning Objectives • Summarize the evidence and events that led the US Food and Drug Administration to require labeling changes regarding the safety of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs • Compare the effects of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and aspirin on platelets • Summarize the evidence from clinical trials and registry studies regarding the cardiovascular risks associated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs ...
Primary Care Education Consortium

Diagnosis and Treatment of Pemphigus Vulgaris: Strategies for Optimal Multidisciplinary Care

This activity begins with a review of the presentation and diagnosis of pemphigus vulgaris, a rare but serious autoimmune disorder that is fatal if left untreated. Expert faculty further discuss current and emerging therapies for this challenging disorder, including clinical data, benefits and drawbacks, and strategies for safe and effective use to improve patient outcomes and quality of life.
Slack Inc.

3rd International Conference on Sacroiliac Joint Surgery

The SI Medical Expert Group (SIMEG) welcomes you to the 3rd International Conference on Sacroiliac Joint Surgery Following the success of our previous ICSJS-meetings in Hamburg/Germany in 2015 and 2016, we proudly announce our next meeting on Sacroiliac Joint Surgery. It will be held in Tampa, Florida from the 21st to the 24th of February 2018 (the meeting starts at 1:00 on the 21st, and ends at noon on the 24th). Top speakers internationally will present their latest studies and share thei...
USF Health Professions Conferencing Corporation

Specialty Updates for the General Pediatrician

This program will be of interest to general pediatricians who are interested in in expanding their knowledge in a variety of subspecialty areas with new or updated guidelines or practice parameters that impact primary pediatric care. In particular, healthcare providers who do not feel comfortable in recognizing or managing patients with the above conditions will benefit from this conference. The subspecialty topics covered in the conference deal with conditions that generally involve a team...
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Beyond Face Value Part 2

When it comes to minimally-invasive facial rejuvenation, what's possible with today's tools? What's expected? What's appropriate? Sachin M. Shridharani, MD and Navin Singh, MD outline principles of facial aesthetics, discuss important anatomical considerations, review data about patient expectations, and outline effective approaches to full-face rejuvenation. Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Describe the properties of different injectable fillers and expla...
Evolve Medical Education LLC

Beyond Face Value Part 1

When it comes to minimally-invasive facial rejuvenation, what's possible with today's tools? What's expected? What's appropriate? Sachin M. Shridharani, MD and Jason D. Bloom, MD outline principles of facial aesthetics, discuss important anatomical considerations, review data about patient expectations, and outline effective approaches to full-face rejuvenation. Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Describe the properties of different injectable fillers and ex...
Evolve Medical Education LLC

Beyond Face Value

This continuing medical education (CME) activity captures content from a roundtable discussion held April 2017. Office-based cosmetic surgical procedures are safe and cost-effective. Data show that they are popular among consumers. According to the 2015 American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) Annual Survey, Americans underwent nearly 8.9 million non-surgical cosmetic procedures performed by plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, and cosmetic dermatologists. Of these, ther...
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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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