Opioid Prescription Principles

Improving the way opioids are prescribed through clinical practice guidelines can ensure patients have access to safer, more effective chronic pain treatment while reducing the number of people who misuse, abuse, or overdose from these drugs. Target audience: Course is designed for physicians, nurses, physician assistants and others—who prescribe opioid medications and who care for patients receiving opioid medications. This course is also relevant for primary care providers who maint...
Boston College

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

Nutrition and Depression: Advanced Clinical Concepts

Depression is an increasingly common, complex, inflammatory condition that co-occurs with a host of other conditions. This course will examine how we can combat depression through nutrition, starting with an exploration of the etiology of depression –taking a look at the role of neurotransmitters, the HPA axis and cortisol, gene expression (epigenetics), upregulation and downregulation, and the connections between depression and immunity and depression and obesity.We will then turn our atte...
Professional Development Resources

Therapy Tidbits November/December 2017

Therapy Tidbits - November/December 2017 is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the November/December 2017 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep mental health professionals informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are: MMPI-3: Revision of MMPI-2 or Marketing Hype? - This author considers the differences between the MMPI-2 ...
Professional Development Resources

Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription Drug Abuse is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE) course that examines the misuse of prescription drugs (including opioids) in the United States. Misuse of prescription drugs means “taking a medication in a manner or dose other than prescribed; taking someone else’s prescription, even if for a legitimate medical complaint such as pain; or taking a medication to feel euphoria” and is a serious public health problem in the United States. When taken as prescribed, medic...
Professional Development Resources

Leveraging Adversity: Turning Setbacks into Springboards

Leveraging Adversity: Turning Setbacks into Springboards is a 6-hour online continuing education (CE) course that gives clinicians the tools they need to help their clients face adversity from a growth perspective and learn how to use setbacks to spring forward, and ignite growth. While clients can seek the help of a psychotherapist for numerous reasons, one thing that all clients face is adversity. Whether in their own lives, or within the training program itself, adversity and setbacks ar...
Professional Development Resources

Motivating Children to Learn

Motivating Children to Learn is a 4-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that provides strategies and activities to help children overcome their academic and social challenges. This course describes the various challenges that can sidetrack children in their developmental and educational processes, leaving them with a sense of discouragement and helplessness. Such challenges include learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, behavior disorders, and executive function...
Professional Development Resources

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)

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

TBA
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

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

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

Topics in Emergency Medicine and Neurology Southern Caribbean Cruise

TBA
Continuing Education, Inc

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

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

Cardiometabolic International Summit Eastern Caribbean Cruise

Therapeutic Lifestyle Intervention Lipoprotein (a) Residual Risk Familial Hypercholesterolemia Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome Alternative Approaches For Cardiovascular Health
Continuing Education, Inc

Aging: Challenges for Clinicians

Aging: Challenges for Clinicians is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE) course that provides a review of the aging process, illustrating potential challenges and effective solutions. Americans are living longer and there are proportionately more older adults than in previous generations due to the post-World War II baby boom. Many Americans are now living into their eighties and beyond. In healthcare, the volume of older people may soon outnumber the supply of healthcare professionals...
Professional Development Resources

Therapy Tidbits - September/October 2017

Therapy Tidbits – September/October 2017 is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the September/October 2017 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep mental health professionals informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are: Practical Benefits Debatable for Geropsychology Specialty — Generalist vs specialist? This article examines which option may be a more se...
Professional Development Resources

The Immunosuppression Balancing Act: Preserving Long-Term Allograft Function for Optimal Patient Outcomes

The current goal of transplant medicine and immunology is to develop strategies to extend the life and functionality of every allograft. Outcomes of renal and liver transplantation have improved; yet, allograft loss remains a substantial problem associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and costs. Education to transplant clinicians about evaluating all aspects of post-transplant care, including regular monitoring, can lead to a reduction in allograft dysfunction or loss. In addition, ...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Integrated Care Strategies to Address the Impact of Residual Symptoms on Functional Outcomes in MDD

Depression is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. It affects individuals, families, businesses, and society and is common in patients seeking care in the primary care setting. Approximately 55% of patients will respond to treatment with the initial antidepressant. Yet, even in those patients who respond to treatment and achieve remission, residual symptoms can significantly inhibit functionality and increase the risk of relapse and recurrence. Despite these challenges, MDD ca...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Treating the Full Spectrum of Narcolepsy: Improving Nighttime Symptoms to Enhance Daytime Quality of Life: A Moderated Discussion with the Experts and Q&A

Patients with narcolepsy often face a long journey on their path to diagnosis and effective treatment. Combating the negative impact of narcolepsy on the lives of those affected requires that both the general public and the medical community increase their awareness of the symptoms of narcolepsy, in particular, the most common presenting symptoms: cataplexy and excessive daytime sleepiness. Improved recognition of both symptoms and objective measures of narcolepsy can shorten the burdensom...
CME Outfitters, LLC

From Symptom Recognition to Narcolepsy Diagnosis: Shortening the Diagnostic Journey: A Moderated Discussion with the Experts and Q&A

Patients with narcolepsy often face a long journey on their path to diagnosis and effective treatment. Combating the negative impact of narcolepsy on the lives of those affected requires that both the general public and the medical community increase their awareness of the symptoms of narcolepsy, in particular, the most common presenting symptoms: cataplexy and excessive daytime sleepiness. Improved recognition of both symptoms and objective measures of narcolepsy can shorten the burdensom...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Recognizing the Symptoms of Narcolepsy: Screening Your Sleepy Patient for Cataplexy: A Moderated Discussion with the Experts and Q&A

Patients with narcolepsy often face a long journey on their path to diagnosis and effective treatment. Combating the negative impact of narcolepsy on the lives of those affected requires that both the general public and the medical community increase their awareness of the symptoms of narcolepsy, in particular, the most common presenting symptoms: cataplexy and excessive daytime sleepiness. Improved recognition of both symptoms and objective measures of narcolepsy can shorten the burdensom...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Challenges in Patient Safety in Psychiatry

Patients with mental illness are at higher risk for adverse events including suicide, lack of medication adherence, and less likely to seek help during relapse. As pressure to discharge increases in addition to treatment plans, patients with mental illness must also have a safety plan beyond the length of hospitalization that makes the patient an equal participant and involves their entire care team, including family members. In this CME Outfitters Snack, expert faculty will discuss safety...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Ethics & Risk Management: Expert Tips 8

Ethics & Risk Management: Expert Tips 8 is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE) course that addresses a wide variety of ethics and risk management topics, written by experts in the field.
Professional Development Resources

Management of Breakthrough Disease Activity in MS

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: •Analyze data from clinical trials of disease modifying therapies to inform personalized treatment and monitoring of outcomes for patients with MS •Access reliable and evidence-based resources in order to stay current with advances in the management of MS
The France Foundation

Primary Care and Women's Health-Key Topics and Core Strategies Hawaiian Islands Cruise

Topics: •Hormonal Alternatives in Managing Menopause: 2015 Guidelines from The North American Menopause Society. •Treating and Screening for STD’s: Current CDC Guidelines •Managing Abnormal Pap Smears: 2015 Guidelines from ASCCP •Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: Newer Terminology and Management •Update on Hormonal Contraception •Communicating with Patients: Medical Writing, Health Literacy, Medical Websites and More •Medications and Pregnancy-an Overview of Current Usea...
Continuing Education, Inc

Medical Ethics and Legal Medicine Eastern Caribbean Cruise November 2018

1.ETHICS & BIOETHICS 1 Hour 2.REGULATION OF MEDICAL PRACTICE - Overview of Federal and State Laws 1 Hour 3.ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS (EHR) versus ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS (EMR) 1 Hour 4.END-OF-LIFE DECISIONS - Ethical and Legal Issues 1 Hour 5.FEDERAL AND STATE REGULATION OF PAIN MANAGEMENT 2 Hours 6.MEDICAL AND FORENSIC EXPERT WITNESS AND TESTIMONY 1 Hour 7.OFFICIAL DISABILITY GUIDELINES AND AMA GUIDES IN WORKERS COMPENSATION AND NON-OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES 2 Hours 8.PROF...
Continuing Education, Inc

Practical Neurology Greece and Croatia Cruise Co-Provided with School of Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook

Purpose: This course will provide a working knowledge of the most common neurological problems and reinforce principles of clinical diagnosis while reviewing the symptoms and signs of most major neurological diseases. The seminar will also present clear, practical guidelines for managing these common problems including how to integrate laboratory tests and imaging techniques into the patient's evaluation. Finally, the current treatment for these disorders will be developed in sufficient de...
Continuing Education, Inc

Topics in Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology Western Caribbean Cruise

TBA
Continuing Education, Inc

Primary Care and Women's Health-Key Topics and Core Strategies Holy Land and Ancient Kingdoms Cruise

◦Hormonal Alternatives in Managing Menopause: Guidelines from the North American Menopause Society. ◦Treating and Screening for STDs: Current CDC Guidelines ◦Managing Abnormal Pap Smears: Current Guidelines from ASCCP ◦Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: Newer Terminology and Management ◦Update on Hormonal Contraception: the Move towards LARC ◦Communicating with Patients: Medical Writing, Health Literacy, Medical Websites and More ◦Medications and Pregnancy-an Overview with new...
Continuing Education, Inc

Medical Ethics and Legal Medicine Alaskan Cruise

◦ETHICAL ASPECTS OF MEDICINE & TELEMEDICINE - 1 Hour ◦REGULATION OF MEDICAL AND TELEMEDICINE PRACTICES - 2 Hours ◦ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS (EHR) versus ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS (EMR) - 1 Hour ◦END-OF-LIFE DECISIONS - Ethical and Legal Issues - 1 Hour ◦FEDERAL AND STATE REGULATION OF PAIN MANAGEMENT - 2 Hours ◦MEDICAL AND FORENSIC EXPERT WITNESS AND TESTIMONY - 1 Hour ◦OFFICIAL DISABILITY GUIDELINES AND AMA GUIDES IN WORKERS COMPENSATION AND NON-OCCUPATIONAL I...
Continuing Education, Inc

Primary Care and Geriatrics: Addressing Issues of Aging Patients-2018 Update Alaskan Cruise

"Whose Life Is It Anyway" "Get Smart" About Diabetic Management In The Geriatric Population" "Driving Miss Daisy": Driving Assessment of the Elderly How to Be A GENE-ius: An Entertaining Guide Through Genetic Drug Sensitivity Testing C. difficile - Muy Dificil The Ten Commandments of Medical Ethics Osteoporosis Redefining Alzheimer's Disease To Sleep: Perchance to Dream Management of Constipation Where Pain Management Meets Addiction Medicine COPD and t...
Continuing Education, Inc

Palliative Medicine and End of Life Care: 2018 Update Including Related Topics in Neurology Alaskan Cruise

•History of Palliative Care - setting the stage •Gap Analysis - quality approach to practice improvement •Palliative Care and Hospice - relationship and differences •Advanced Care Directives/Advanced Care Protocols - prognostic uncertainty and tools for family and patient conversations •Mental State - delirium, MCI and dementia •Can the Patient Hear Me? - awareness, unresponsiveness and coma •Pain Management and Palliative Care •Stroke - follow-up and prognosis •COPD,...
Continuing Education, Inc

Pediatrics Western Mediterranean Cruise

The purpose of this CME activity is to provide a broad review of the general medical management of children. Topics: ◦Pediatric Concussion Update and Management ◦Pediatric Fracture: What you need to know if you didn't do an Orthopedic Residency ◦Sports Supplementation From Use Through Abuse ◦Sports Related Lower Extremity Injuries ◦Pediatric Upper Extremity Overuse Injuries ◦Pediatric Water Safety: Get In If You Dare ◦Altered Mental Status in the Pediatric Patien...
Continuing Education, Inc

Topics in Primary Care: 2018 Update including Healthcare Communications and The Team Approach to Patient Care Alaskan Cruise

Topics: ◦End-of-Life and Advanced Care Planning ◦The New Epidemic of Burnout ◦How to navigate through different Hypertension Guidelines ◦Latest advances in the management of Hyperlipidemia ◦New Medications Update ◦Effective Negotiation (With Patients, staff, colleagues and family!) ◦Working in Highly Functioning Teams ◦Diabetes 2018 Update ◦Update on Communication Skills ◦The Neuroscience of Anger and the Angry Encounter ◦Difficult Conversations ◦The Ele...
Continuing Education, Inc

Update on Indications, Interactions and Complications in the Use of Pharmaceuticals Western Mediterranean Cruise

Drug Abuse and Misuse (2 hrs) ◦ Identify the dangers associated with the nonmedical use of prescription and OTC medications. ◦ Devise ways to prevent medication abuse in your patients and drug diversion/mis-use within your practice. ◦Compare and contrast challenges with Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs and behind the counter status. ◦ Discuss the use of marijuana (and its active ingredients) for various medicinal purposes. Understanding Patient’s Approaches in Self...
Continuing Education, Inc

Family Medicine and Sleep Medicine Western Mediterranean Cruise

TBA
Continuing Education, Inc

Topics in Neurology and the Legal/Ethical Aspects of End-of-Life Care Western Caribbean Cruise

TBA
Continuing Education, Inc

Autism/ADHD and Developmental Disabilities through the Lifespan Alaskan Cruise

Topics: ◦ Introduction to Developmental Disabilities ◦ Prematurity and its Consequences ◦ Cerebral Palsy ◦ Children’s Environmental Health ◦ Environmental Health Disparities ◦ Safe and Healthy School Environments ◦Medical Care for Children and Adults with Developmental Disabilities ◦ ADHD in Children ◦ ADHD in Adults ◦ Autism in Children ◦ Autism and Fragile X in Adults ◦ Asperger’s Disorder ◦ Behavioral Management
Continuing Education, Inc

Medical Ethics and Legal Medicine Eastern Caribbean Cruise

LEGAL MEDICINE & MEDICAL ETHICS ◦WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION ◦ABLM-UAS Seminar Program ◦Welcome Cruise Seminar Attendees ◦Glossary of Legal Medicine Terms ◦ETHICS & BIOETHICS - 1 Hour ◦Medical Ethics Topics, Professionalism, and Communication ◦Ethics and Bioethics ◦Medscape Ethics Questionnaire ◦REGULATION OF MEDICAL PRACTICE - Overview of State and Federal Laws - 2 Hours ◦Medical Education and Licensing ◦Peer Review, Credentialing, and ...
Continuing Education, Inc

Topics in Emergency Medicine and The Psychology of Stress/Trauma in Patients/Providers Alaskan Cruise

TBA
Continuing Education, Inc

Infectious Diseases Cuban Cruise

1.Update Adult Vaccines ◦List vaccine preventable infections and their burden of disease ◦ List appropriate vaccines for adults ◦List strategies to increase uptake of adult vaccines 2.Antimicrobial Stewardship ◦List the benefits of stewardship for individual patients and the healthcare system ◦List interventions of effective stewardship 3.Update Respiratory Tract Infections ◦List common pathogens of RTIs ◦List appropriate management of RTIs 4.Update UTIs ...
Continuing Education, Inc

Medical Management of Pain: 2018 Update Southern Caribbean Cruise

Topics : •Opioid Therapy - Cancer •Opioid Therapy - CNCP •Guidelines Canadian 2010- opioid use for pain •Pain Pathophysiology •Neuropathic pain guidelines •Visceral pain •Individual Opioids ◦ Oxycodone ◦Methadone ◦Buprenorphine ◦Tapentadol •Opioid choices - clinical scenarios •Adjuvants •Pain processing disorders- fibromyalgia, etc. •Non-drug approaches to pain •Psychiatric correlates to chronic pain •Cannabinoids •Pain Assessment and o...
Continuing Education, Inc

Beating Depression, Anxiety and Narcotics Addiction: 2018 Update Western Mediterranean Cruise

Physicians in primary care need up-to date, standardized and precise measuring tools for identifying SUD and their readiness for treatment ◦Assess levels of substance use in primary care ◦In the last 20 years physicians seek better strategies of managing Dual diagnosis (patients with mental health issues and SUD's) ◦How to manage Dual Diagnosis. ◦Patient readiness for SUD treatment (or change) is often difficult to assess but is a very important variable in a successful...
Continuing Education, Inc

Women's Health Eastern Caribbean Cruise

The course is specifically geared towards any practitioner who treats women, including gynecologists, family physicians, internists, nurse practitioners, and nurses.
Continuing Education, Inc

Topics in Primary Care, Hospice, Palliative Care, Impaired Healthcare Professionals, Hematology, Oncology and the History of Medicine Western Mediterranean Cruise

Topics: ◦Osteoporosis ◦Be comfortable screening, diagnosing and treating Osteoporosis with the medications available. ◦Dementia ◦Be familiar with the work up and treatment and how to distinguish the various causes of Dementia ◦Choosing Wisely ◦Become familiar with the judicious ordering of tests and procedures ◦Case Studies in Primary Care ◦Participate in an interactive session to try and diagnose some common diseases with atypical presentations. ...
Continuing Education, Inc

Physical/Mental Health: Navigating the Challenges Across the Spectrum of Life Greek Isles Cruise

1.Pain Management in the Age of Diversion ◦How to treat pain in this current environment: Case studies in pain management ◦Multi-modal pain control ◦ Navigating Black Box Warnings ◾Clinical relevance and background of Black Box Warnings ◾Newest Black Box Warnings: Opiates and Benzodiazepines 2.Bugs, Drugs and Bureaucracy ◦Expectations for the new Joint Commission Antibiotic Stewardship Standard 2017 ◾What you need to know to develop a good pro...
Continuing Education, Inc

Topics in Travel Medicine and Palliative Care Southern Caribbean Cruise

TBA
Continuing Education, Inc

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