Women's Health: Vaginitis

Recurrent Vaginitis: What to Do when You've Tried Everything. Vaginitis is one of the 7 most common health concerns for women in the United States. Of those who have an initial case of vaginitis, up to 70% will have another. Some have only a few days between symptoms. This course will examine the common causes of recurrent vaginitis; bacterial vaginosis, vaginal candidiasis and undiagnosed trichomoniasis. The course will also detail management techniques appropriate for the primary care s...
Boston College

STD Guidelines for Clinicians

The CDC issues new guidelines for the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases every four years. Alison Marshall guides us through the highlights of the most recent update, and subsequent changes to treatment guidelines, in a friendly top-ten format, which is nonetheless full of sobering news of which every clinician need to be aware. Target Audience Clinicians with any sexually active population, nurse educators, and public health educators Faculty Alison O. Marshall, RN, MSN, FNP...
Boston College

Recognizing and Managing Eating Disorders in Primary Care

This course will discuss diagnostic criteria and other information related to eating disorders, review screening tools and weight monitoring procedures that may be useful. In addition, common comorbidities and lab abnormalities seen in persons with eating disorders will be discussed. Target Audience This course is designed for Nurse Practitioners, Physician's Assistants, Physicians, and Registered Nurses. Faculty Julie P. Dunne, MS, PMHNP-BC Clinical Instructor, Boston College Con...
Boston College

Psychopharmacology of Eating Disorders

This course is the second part of a mini-series about eating disorders. Content includes detailed information for the psychopharmacological treatment of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorders. Medications and corresponding uses, side effects, dosing information and other pertinent details will be covered. A review of diagnostic criteria is included at the beginning of the course, and participants are encouraged to view part 1 of this mini-series, titled, “Recognizing an...
Boston College

Men's Health: Hypogonadism, Erectile Dysfunction & Infertility

This course provides a comprehensive review of testosterone deficiency (hypogonadism), erectile dysfunction and male infertility. Content includes a review of key definitions and concepts, overview of pathophysiology, approach to diagnosis (including professional evidence-based guidelines) and presentation of treatment including pharmacologic management and other modalities. Best practices and caveats for clinical management are discussed as well as situations warranting specialist referral. T...
Boston College

American Sign Language

Introduction to American Sign Language will be a weekly two hour class covering the basics of American Sign Language. The course will introduce a minimum of 500 signs and will respond to the personal and professional needs of health professionals and class members as they incorporate deaf people into their daily lives. Active participation will be a course requirement. Contact Hours: 20 Visit our website to learn more: http://www.bc.edu/content/bc/schools/son/ce.html
Boston College

21st Annual AAOS/AOSSM/AANA Sports Medicine Course

Keeping Patients Active Through Biologics, Rehabilitation and Contemporary Surgical Techniques! Ensure your sports medicine treatment decisions and rehabilitation solutions are current in this rapidly evolving field. Join us for a highly interactive experience featuring small faculty-led case-based groups, participant-expert panel discussions, and open dialogue with faculty on decision-making and treatment strategies. With an emphasis on injury-specific treatment and rehabilitation guide...
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

The Herbert Benson, MD Course in Mind Body Medicine

COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FOR AN INTEGRATED MODEL OF CARE Mind body approaches such as meditation, yoga, tai chi, cognitive skills, lifestyle interventions and positive psychology now boast an impressive evidence base to support their ability to improve—and in some cases, prevent—stress-related illnesses, ranging from asthma to hypertension, functional bowel diseases and pain syndromes. Whether you are a physician, nurse, psychologist, social worker or therapist, mi...
Harvard Medical School

A Change of Plans: Adjusting Treatment and Prescribing Protocols to Address the Opioid Epidemic

Nurses, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners are at the forefront of primary care, orthopedic surgery, and oral surgery patient care. Clinicians practicing in the primary care setting are well suited to manage chronic pain as they are adept at managing chronic disease and associated comorbidities, coordinating care, and applying a biopsychosocial approach to multimodal pain management. Incorporating best practice strategies for the evaluation of pain, integration of risk assessment to...
CME Outfitters, LLC

It Starts with a Signal: Understanding Pain, Addiction, and Treatment

The number of opioid related deaths in the US is on the rise and health care providers often struggle finding a balance between prescribing guidelines and the individual needs of patients with acute and/or chronic pain. It's imperative that clinicians seeing patients with pain are knowledgeable about acute and chronic pain pathways and underlying mechanisms so that they may appropriately assess and manage pain. However, it can be difficult and daunting to evaluate patients with chronic pai...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Fatal Attraction: Why are Opioids so Addicting?

Early in the opioid crisis, physicians were the principle source of opioid use and abuse due to overprescribing, often leading to patients storing leftover prescriptions at home and friends or family members finding and using these leftovers. Unfortunately, simply restricting opioid prescriptions is not an effective strategy in a culture that has wildly available and accessible drugs of abuse available. Opioids are the most addicting drugs of abuse; they interact with the brain's pleasure ...
CME Outfitters, LLC

MyCred Presentation Portfolios for Healthcare Professionals

MyCred Portfolios are electronic credential and achievement presentation portfolios designed to store and present an individual’s educational, professional, and experiential accomplishments. MyCred Portfolios serve to educate, influence, and inspire an individual’s viewing audience leading to stronger professional relationships and positive outcomes. MyCred Portfolios offer the flexibility, scalability, and portability to support an individual throughout their continuum of education ...
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