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Advanced MRI Safety Training for MRI Healthcare Professionals 2015

This 90-minute program reviews critical data regarding safety in the magnetic resonance environment. With current information, MRI healthcare professionals are better able to ensure patient and staff safety and optimize MRI suite guidelines. Frank Shellock, PhD, outlines recommendations from peer-reviewed literature and documents developed by the Food and Drug Administration, the International S...
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Advanced Topics in Quality Phlebotomy (CE)

The quality of clinical laboratory results depends directly on the blood specimen collected and received for analysis. This self-study course is designed for all professionals responsible for the preanalytical phase of a blood specimen. This professional may have a variety of titles (e.g., patient care technician, medical assistant, nurse, laboratory assistant, laboratory tech or medical technol...
CACMLE

Analysis of Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CE)

This course presents the pathophysiology of cerebral spinal fluid formation and includes the hematologic testing used for diagnosis and treatment. The course will include cell counting and smear preparation techniques, identification of both normal and abnormal cells seen in cerebral spinal fluid. I. Course Text Cerebral Spinal Fluid The text also contains images and select figures. II. Se...
CACMLE

Analysis of Seminal Fluid (CE)

This course presents the pathophysiology of seminal fluid formation and includes the hematologic testing used for diagnosis and treatment. The course will include methods for sperm motility and morphology. I. Course Text Seminal Fluid Analysis The text also contains relevant images. II. Self-Assessment Excercises The self-assessment exercise is located at the conclusion of this course. ...
CACMLE

Analysis of Serous Fluids (CE)

This course presents the pathophysiology of serous fluid formation and includes the hematologic testing used for diagnosis and treatment. The course will include cell counting and smear preparation techniques, identification of both normal and abnormal cells seen in serous fluids. I. Course Text Serous Fluids The text also contains images, tables and select figures. II. Self-Assessment Exc...
CACMLE

Analysis of Synovial Fluids (CE)

This course presents the pathophysiology of synovial fluid formation and includes the hematologic testing used for diagnosis and treatment. The course will include cell counting and smear preparation techniques, identification of both normal and abnormal cells, and crystal identification in synovial fluids. I. Course Text Synovial Fluids The text also contains images and select figures. II...
CACMLE

Beta Thalassemias (CE)

Program Summary: This self-study course is designed to provide a brief review of the etiology, epidemiology, pathology, clinical findings, and laboratory diagnosis of thalassemias in general. More specifically, this course will provide a thorough review of each of these components as they relate to beta thalassemias. Course Goal and Objectives Goal The goal of this self-instructional mod...
CACMLE

Better Documentation II (CME)

In this audio lecture, Dr. Cotton discusses documentation by starting with the clinical situations that are most frequently targeted by plaintiff attorneys. He then offers guidance as to how we can handle these situations in a way that allows the medical record to be used for us rather than against us. General Information: You are not required to complete this Core Curriculum Module in one s...
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Biomarkers 1 - An Introduction (CE)

This module is a brief introduction to Cardiac Biomarkers. Objectives. At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to: List 5 of the risk factors for cardiac disease. Sketch an inflamed artery. Briefly describe the theory of plaque formation. List 4 intervention actions with which the laboratory can assist. You are currently enrolled in this course. In order to re...
CACMLE

Biomarkers 2 - Biomarkers in Detecting Cardiac Cell Damage (CE)

This module focuses on the biomarkers that help to detect cardiac cell damage. Objectives. At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to: Sketch the curve of the rise and fall of the cardiac markers discussed. Give three advantages of cTn (Cardiac Troponin) over the other markers discussed. Briefly discuss the applications of cTn – you should include three. You a...
CACMLE

Biomarkers 3 - Diabetes and the Laboratory - Biomarkers That Diagnose and Monitor Diabetes (CE)

This module focuses on the biomarkers that help to diagnose and monitor diabetes. Objectives. At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to: Discuss the role of insulin and glucagon in maintaining “normal” blood sugar levels. List and describe the reasons for measuring the following: Fasting blood sugar (FBS) Hgb A1c Continuous monitor blood sugar Glucose exc...
CACMLE

Biomarkers 4 - Lipids, Homocysteine, & Fibrinogen and Coronary Heart Disease (CE)

This module focuses on lipids, homocysteine, and fibrinogen; and how they relate to coronary heart disease. Objectives. At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to: Discuss the total cholesterol, HDL and LDL and the role they play in Coronary Heart Disease (CHD). Describe the risk factors associated with CHD (not just the lab values). Show how several of the types...
CACMLE

Biomarkers 5 - High-Sensitive C-Reactive Protein (hs-CRP) and Coronary Disease (CE)

This module focuses on high-sensitive c-reactive protein and how it relates to coronary disease. Objectives. At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to: Discuss why high sensitive CRP (hs-CRP) is a good risk marker for coronary artery disease (CAD). Explain why it is necessary to have a hs-CRP test, rather than the 'usual' CRP test. List/Name 3 other cardiac risk...
CACMLE

Biomarkers 6 - The Natriuretic Peptides - Their Role in the Evaluation of the Patient with Shortness of Breath (CE)

This module focuses on the natriuretic peptides, which includes the B-type Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) and the N-terminal-pro-BNP (NT-pro-BNP), and how they relate to the patient complaining of shortness of breath. Objectives. At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to answer the following questions: What are "BNP" and NT-pro-BNP? What affects their levels? What is...
CACMLE

Biomarkers 7 - Biomarkers for Kidney Disease and Cardiac Disease (Cystatin-C - A Replacement for the Cr-eGFR) (CE)

Program Summary: This module focuses on cystatin-C as a biomarker for kidney and cardiac disease Measuring the amount of cystatin-C in the blood has shown to be a more precise test of kidney and cardiac function than using the complicated creatinine-estimated glomerular filtration rate (Cr-eGFR) formula. Objectives. At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to. Comp...
CACMLE

Body Fluids: Cell Counts and Slide Preparation (CE)

The course will include those techniques utilized in the clinical laboratory to identify cellular and other diagnostic components of serous, synovial, seminal and cerebral spinal fluids. Emphasis is placed on the most appropriate diagnostic tool for each body fluid, as well as the clinical significance of both normal and abnormal cellular components. I. Course Text Section I: Body Fluid Cell...
CACMLE

Clinical Research and Compliance - All My Trials and Tribulations

Program Summary: Play Current Time 0:01 / Duration Time 1:51 Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%0:01 Fullscreen 00:00 Mute This course offers an introduction to wound care research and overview of the principles of conducting and participating in research based activities. Lectures will provide basic training in Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and research methods, basic statistics, trial design, guid...
WebCME

Clinical Research and Compliance - Arterial Assessment Clinical Trials

Program Summary: This course offers an introduction to wound care research and overview of the principles of conducting and participating in research based activities. Lectures will provide basic training in Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and research methods, basic statistics, trial design, guidelines and compliance for conducting research in chronic wounds. The research related opportunities a...
WebCME

Clinical Research and Compliance - Basic Statistics for Clinical Research

This course offers an introduction to wound care research and overview of the principles of conducting and participating in research based activities. Lectures will provide basic training in Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and research methods, basic statistics, trial design, guidelines and compliance for conducting research in chronic wounds. The research related opportunities as well as the chal...
WebCME

Clinical Research and Compliance - Compression

Program Summary: This course offers an introduction to wound care research and overview of the principles of conducting and participating in research based activities. Lectures will provide basic training in Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and research methods, basic statistics, trial design, guidelines and compliance for conducting research in chronic wounds. The research related opportunities a...
WebCME

Clinical Research and Compliance - Contracts and Finances and the Contract Research Organization

Program Summary: This course offers an introduction to wound care research and overview of the principles of conducting and participating in research based activities. Lectures will provide basic training in Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and research methods, basic statistics, trial design, guidelines and compliance for conducting research in chronic wounds. The research related opportunities a...
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Clinical Research and Compliance - Debridement

This course offers an introduction to wound care research and overview of the principles of conducting and participating in research based activities. Lectures will provide basic training in Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and research methods, basic statistics, trial design, guidelines and compliance for conducting research in chronic wounds. The research related opportunities as well as the chal...
WebCME

Clinical Research and Compliance - Documentation and Standards

Program Summary: This course offers an introduction to wound care research and overview of the principles of conducting and participating in research based activities. Lectures will provide basic training in Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and research methods, basic statistics, trial design, guidelines and compliance for conducting research in chronic wounds. The research related opportunities a...
WebCME

Clinical Research and Compliance - Good Clinical Practices

This course offers an introduction to wound care research and overview of the principles of conducting and participating in research based activities. Lectures will provide basic training in Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and research methods, basic statistics, trial design, guidelines and compliance for conducting research in chronic wounds. The research related opportunities as well as the chal...
WebCME

Clinical Research and Compliance - Introduction

Program Summary: This course offers an introduction to wound care research and overview of the principles of conducting and participating in research based activities. Lectures will provide basic training in Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and research methods, basic statistics, trial design, guidelines and compliance for conducting research in chronic wounds. The research related opportunities a...
WebCME

Clinical Research and Compliance - Manual Digital Photographic Planimetry

This course offers an introduction to wound care research and overview of the principles of conducting and participating in research based activities. Lectures will provide basic training in Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and research methods, basic statistics, trial design, guidelines and compliance for conducting research in chronic wounds. The research related opportunities as well as the chal...
WebCME

Clinical Research and Compliance - Principles for Conducting Wound Healing Research

Program Summary: This course offers an introduction to wound care research and overview of the principles of conducting and participating in research based activities. Lectures will provide basic training in Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and research methods, basic statistics, trial design, guidelines and compliance for conducting research in chronic wounds. The research related opportunities a...
WebCME

Clinical Research and Compliance - S.T.R.O.N.G.

Program Summary: This course offers an introduction to wound care research and overview of the principles of conducting and participating in research based activities. Lectures will provide basic training in Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and research methods, basic statistics, trial design, guidelines and compliance for conducting research in chronic wounds. The research related opportunities a...
WebCME

Clinical Research and Compliance - The Role of the Team

This course offers an introduction to wound care research and overview of the principles of conducting and participating in research based activities. Lectures will provide basic training in Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and research methods, basic statistics, trial design, guidelines and compliance for conducting research in chronic wounds. The research related opportunities as well as the chal...
WebCME

Components of the Phlebotomy Procedure (CE)

The quality of clinical laboratory results depends directly on the blood specimen collected and received for analysis. This self-study course is designed for all professionals responsible for the preanalytical phase of a blood specimen. This professional may have a variety of titles (e.g., patient care technician, medical assistant, nurse, laboratory assistant, laboratory tech or medical technol...
CACMLE

Cultural Competency for Healthcare Providers (CME)

Why Cultural Competency Institute of Medicine statement on cultural competency and healthcare disparities What is cultural competence What does a culturally competent provider and healthcare look like? Why is Cultural Competence needed now How does this benefit patients How does this benefit providers and healthcare systems How do I become culturally competent
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Debridement Training: Principles & Practice (CME)

Program Summary: This course offers practicing physicians, mid-level practitioners, nurses and other allied health professionals a comprehensive course in the art and science of wound debridement. Students will be introduced to traditional methods as well as cutting edge sharp debridement technologies. Target Audience: This course is designed for physicians, fellows, mid-level practitioners...
WebCME

Detecting Metallo-Beta-Lactamases and Colistin Resistance in Gram-Negative Bacilli (CE)

In a structured, yet self-­paced format, the goal of this course is to provide a review of metallo-­beta-­lactamase and colistin resistance mechanisms, and the phenotypic methods used to identify these mechanisms in the Gram Negative bacilli. This course was adapted from a teleconference given by the author for the CACMLE 2011 Grand Rounds in Clinical Laboratory Microbiology and Infectious Di...
CACMLE

Dosage Calculation Review (CE)

Program Summary: Test yourself, brush up, or just do this review course for fun! Dosage Calculation Review is designed to help nursing professionals enhance their dosage calculation skills. This two-credit course covers the calculation of oral, intramuscular, subcutaneous, and intravenous medications for both pediatric and adult populations. Mathematical skills will be reviewed and interactive ...
echelon®

Hemoglobin A1c: Clinical Laboratory Utilization for Diabetes Mellitus Testing (CE)

This self-study course was designed to provide a brief background on the theory of HbA1c, its utility in the clinical laboratory, the evolution of the test, and its role in patient diagnosis. It also compares the HbA1c test with the two other diabetes mellitus diagnostic assays: the fasting blood glucose and the oral glucose tolerance test. The course concludes with case studies to demonstrate t...
CACMLE

HIV/AIDS: Co- and Opportunistic Infections (CE)

Program Summary: Learn about AIDS-defining infections and the general guidelines to delay or prevent occurrences. The content is organized into three broad sections: -Section One describes some of the more common co-infections, including hepatitis and STDs; -Section Two discusses opportunistic, AIDS-defining infections, including those that are bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitical, as ...
echelon®

MADLI-TOF MS in the Clinical Microbiology Lab (CE)

Cost justification to implementation to improved patient care. Learning Objectives: Describe the cost justification of MALDI-TOF MS Define the process of validation of MALDI-TOF MS for organism identification Analyze work-flow and the impact MALDI-TOF MS has on testing turn-around time.
CACMLE

Pitfalls and Solutions in Fungal Identification (CE)

This study was adapted from a presentation given by the author for the CACMLE 2015 Grand Rounds in Clinical Laboratory Microbiology and Infectious Disease Series. The audio component was modified from this presentation and divided into frame specific narrations. At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant will be able to: List possible misidentifications that may occur in funga...
CACMLE

Principles and Clinical Applications of Flow Cytometry, 4th Edition (CE)

This course includes two major parts. The first part concerns technical principles, including the structure and mechanism of instrumentation and quality control. The second part discusses clinical applications of flow cytometry, including immunophenotyping of hematologic neoplasms, lymphocyte subset analysis for immunodeficiency states, DNA analysis for hematologic neoplasms and solid tumors, an...
CACMLE

PSA Testing for Prostate Cancer (CE)

At the conclusion of this course you should be able to list: The two ways PSA is used by doctors Three things that raise PSA Three side effects of treating prostate Cancer The current recommendations on 'screening' for prostate Cancer
CACMLE

Radiation Safety Protocols for Fluoroscopy: Patient Radiation Dose Management (CE)

This course also available as an iiCME CME accredited course. X-rays have revolutionized medicine and enabled us to diagnose and help patients that would not have been possible without them. X-rays can cause acute harm, cancer and birth defects if not administered correctly and that is why practitioners must understand and manage patient dose and scattered radiation to insure overall safety. ...
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Shared Decision Making for Healthcare Providers (CME)

Outline: Helping patients to engage in health-promoting behaviors is one of the greatest challenges faced by healthcare providers Adherence Medical abandonment Unintentional nonadherence Evidence-based benefits of SDM Better Outcomes of Asthma Treatment (BOAT) Study Ways to increase treatment adherence Steps to improve adherence with SDM Patient Decision Aids Steps to developing deci...
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The Antiphospholipid Syndrome (CE)

This self-study course will review the history, clinical presentation, and testing methodologies to identify the Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) - an autoimmune disorder characterized by the presence of antibodies to protein bound phospholipids. This syndrome is cause for obstetrical complications and is the most common acquired cause of thrombotic disease. Course Goal and Learning Objectives ...
CACMLE

The Compound Light Microscope (CE)

The microscope is a common tool used daily by thousands of workers in many different fields of study. It is a routine instrument in many laboratories and a fundamental tool in medicine, zoology, botany, microbiology, entomology and numerous other areas.This course is intended for those who use a microscope in a medical laboratory, or for any microscopist in a biology laboratory, a microanatomy o...
CACMLE

Transfusion Support in Allogeneic Transplant Patients (CE)

This course covers the different types of hematopoietic transplantation (bone marrow, hematopoietic progenitor cell, and umbilical cord blood), transfusion protocols for ABO mismatched transplants, and serological problems which can occur in the blood bank with patients who have received hematopoietic transplants. Cogent examples of the different types of ABO mismatched transplants are provided ...
CACMLE

Verification and Validation Testing of FDA-Approved Assays/Instruments in Clinical Microbiology (CE)

In this course we will discuss appropriate procedures for the verification and validation of FDA-­approved (-­cleared) laboratory assays to include diagnostic tests, microbial identification /susceptibility tests, and blood culture instrumentation. The most important attributes of a laboratory test are its ability to produce accurate, precise and reproducible results with a rapid turn-­ aroun...
CACMLE

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