Virtual Patient: Adult Male with Reaction to Yellow Jacket Sting

Course Description: This course contains a case simulation with a patient who has had a severe reaction to a yellow jacket sting. The learner will receive the patient history, and based on test results, choose the best way to treat the patient with immunotherapy. The learner will answer specific questions that explain the immunotherapy treatment, including benfits, risks, intervals, duration, and possibility of relapse to the patient. The learner will receive feedback for each decision that i...
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

IFIs: Epidemiological Trends, Antifungal Resistance, and Why Antifungal Therapy Fails in Patients with Invasive Mold Infections

Target audience The enduring activity is intended for health care professionals, particularly physicians, clinical microbiologists, researchers, nurse, nurse practitioners and pharmacists, specializing in prevention and management of fungal infections. Learning objectives Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to: -Discuss the role of prophylaxis therapy in patients with invasive fungal infections (IFIs) -Review the emerging data on breakthrough and rel...
AKH Inc. Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare

Ensuring Transfusion Safety for Multiple Myeloma Patients Receiving Anti-CD38 Monoclonal Antibody Therapy

Monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapy has shown promise for patients with relapsed multiple myeloma (MM), a discovery leading to the FDA’s 2015 approval of two mAbs, elotuzumab (anti-SLAMF7) and daratumumab (anti-CD38), for use in relapsed MM patients. This marks the first approved use of mAbs in MM treatment—and brings new challenges for clinicians who manage patients with MM. It was recently observed that use of anti-CD38 mAb therapy in MM patients yielded false-positives in routine blood...
University of Cincinnati, RedMedEd

The Oncologist: Association of Macroeconomic Factors With Nonrelapse Mortality After Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation for Adults With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Learning Objective: 1. Explain how economic factors influence treatment outcome as demonstrated by the case of alloHCT performed for patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Purpose. From a global perspective, the rates of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (alloHCT) are closely related to the economic status of a country. However, a potential association with outcome has not yet been documented. The goal of this study was to evaluate effects of health care expenditure (HCE)...
Society For Translational Oncology

Multiple Myeloma Patient Management: Embracing New Advancements, Overcoming New Challenges

The multiple myeloma clinical landscape has evolved significantly, with not only 10 new drugs but also new staging standards (ie, the R-ISS), imaging techniques, and maintenance therapy options added in the last 12 years. To help hematologist-oncologists keep pace with these advancements and to illustrate their optimal use in practice, this Virtual Practice reviews two multiple myeloma patient cases and invites learners to help determine the best strategies for their care. Also featured is the...
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, RedMedEd, and Penn State College of Medicine

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

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

Effective Treatment for Complex PTSD Related to Childhood Abuse and Multiple Traumatization

This workshop will present a flexibly-applied, evidence-based 16 session treatment for adults who have complex forms of PTSD related to childhood abuse and multiple life traumas. This sequential, two-phase treatment is based in a developmental model which is sensitive to the disturbances in attachment, emotion regulation and interpersonal functioning that survivors of childhood or chronic interpersonal violence often bring to treatment. Phase 1: Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal. ...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Finding Feeling: Treating Traumatic Dissociation

Trauma is a both a physical and psychological disruption, a discontinuity in experience. The helplessness associated with it challenges a person’s sense of agency and therefore their customary control over mind and body. Dissociative disorders constitute a failure of integration of identity, memory, or consciousness, andmost often occur in the aftermath of trauma. A Dissociative Subtype has been added to the diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder the DSM-5. This requires all of the DSM-...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

A 4-Year Prospective Study of Eating Disorder NOS

To examine the course of Eating Disorder NOS (EDNOS) compared with anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN) and binge eating disorder (BED). Method: Prospective study of 385 participants meeting DSM-IV criteria for AN, BN, BED and EDNOS at 3 sites. Recruitment was from the community and specialty clinics. Participants were followed at 6-month intervals over a 4-year period using the Eating Disorder Examination as the primary assessment. Results: EDNOS remitted significantly more quickly tha...

Separation Anxiety in Children & Adolescents

This CE test is based on the book "Separation Anxiety in Children & Adolescents" (2005, 298 pages). The book presents a research-based approach to understanding the challenges of separation anxiety and helping children, adolescents, and their parents build the skills they need to overcome it. The authors provide step-by-step guidelines for implementing the entire process of therapy-from intake and assessment through coping skills training, cognitive-behavioral interventions, and relapse preven...
Professional Development Resources

Substance Abuse and Dependency

Target audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors This course looks at the assessment and treatment of a variety of drug and alcohol related issues as well as an in-depth look at the behavioral and physiological effects of some of the most commonly abused drugs. Reading of the books, "Treating Alcohol and Drug Problems in Psychotherapy Practice" and "Buzzed: The Straight Facts about the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol t...
CE4Less Online CEUs for Mental Health Professionals

Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women

Target Audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors Course Syllabus: * Introduction * Patterns of Use: From Initiation to Treatment * Substance Use and Birth Outcomes * Culturally Responsive Screening and Assessment * The Impact of Trauma and Prenatal Care * Substance Abuse Among Specific Population Groups * Relational Model Approach * Postpartum Relapse Prevention
CE4Less Online CEUs for Mental Health Professionals

Tobacco use and mental illness

Overview of contributing factors to the increased use of tobacco amongst individuals with mental illness. Target audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors Syllabus: * Tobacco use & mental illness * Assessment & intervention * Smoking cessation * Relapse prevention Unlimited Access to Over 200 Courses Starting at Only $74.99
CE4Less Online CEUs for Mental Health Professionals

Introduction and Overview (Section I); and The Older Adult Treatment Population (Section II): From Substance Abuse Relapse Prevention for Older Adults--A Group Treatment Approach

I. Introduction and Overview: From Substance Abuse Relapse Prevention for Older Adults—A Group Treatment Approach provides background and how-to directions for introducing relapse techniques to older clients. II. The Older Adult Treatment Population: From Substance Abuse Relapse Prevention for Older Adults—A Group Treatment Approach provides an overview of the target population for cognitive-behavioral and self-management intervention (CB/SM) for older adults who have substance use diso...

Codependency: Causes, Consequences and Cures

In this course, the author offers in-depth and in-person strategies for therapists to use in working with clients who present with the characteristic behavior patterns of codependency. Clients are usually unaware of the underlying codependency that is often responsible for the symptoms they’re suffering. Starting with emphasis on the delicate process of building a caring therapeutic relationship with these clients, the author guides readers through the early shame-inducing parenting styles t...
Professional Development Resources

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