Opioid Overdose Risk and Prevention

This is a 5 minute online activity included in the READINESS Opioid Learning Center "library". This activity provides important information on opioid overdose – risks involved, prevention strategies & tips, and more to help you better understand how to combat opioid overdose and be better prepared in the event of an opioid overdose. READINESS develops and hosts custom opioid eLearning centers for health systems, pharmacies, and organizations to support opioid stewardship and education ...
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How to Use Narcan (naloxone) Nasal Spray

This is a 5 minute online activity included in the READINESS Opioid Learning Center "library". This activity provides important information on Narcan (naloxone) nasal spray – how to administer the medication, proper technique, and more to help you better understand how to use Narcan (naloxone) nasal spray. READINESS develops and hosts custom opioid eLearning centers for health systems, pharmacies, and organizations to support opioid stewardship and education initiatives. Offer your com...
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Support Your Community with an Opioid eLearning Center Hosted by READINESS

READINESS develops and hosts custom opioid eLearning centers for health systems, pharmacies, and organizations to support opioid stewardship and education initiatives. Offer your community an intuitive and accessible eLearning center to support opioid education and awareness.
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Managing Individuals With Eosinophilic Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis (EGPA)

The goal of this educational initiative is to improve the knowledge and ability of clinicians who may encounter individuals with EGPA to recognize, manage, and treat patients with EGPA. Unfortunately, many clinicians may encounter individuals who are living with undiagnosed Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (EGPA). Although these patients could gain benefit from treatment, damage has often already occurred by the time a diagnosis is made and patients have unnecessarily suffered ...
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Rare Disease Clinical Trials

When caring for an individual with a rare disease who has exhausted standard treatments or for whom there are no treatments available, exploration of clinical trials, and possibly expanded access programs, may be warranted. However, many care team members and their patients may not know where to begin with these options. In addition, a number of barriers to participation may exist for both the patient and the care team. Clinicians caring for people with rare diseases, therefore, would benefit ...
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Enhancing Treatment Experiences in Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer: The Nurse's View

STATEMENT OF NEED Prostate cancer is the most common tumor type affecting men in the United States, with an estimated 174,650 new cases reported each year. Typically, androgen deprivation therapy is administered for progressive disease. However, castration resistance or unresponsiveness to androgen deprivation therapy or to antiandrogens frequently develops over time. The transition from castration-sensitive to castration-resistant disease has yet to be understood and represents a significa...
i3 Health

Food Allergy: From Primary Prevention to Treatment and Intervention Online

This online offering includes 19 videos of lectures and panel discussions on the diagnosis and management, specific syndromes, treatment, and research and prevention of food allergy. The videos were recorded at a live course that took place at a live AAAAI course held in early September, 2019. The intent of the videos is to allow learners to increase their knowledge related to the diagnosis and management of food allergic patients. It highlights the latest evidence related to food allergie...
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Optimizing the Clinical Outcomes of Patients With Immune Thrombocytopenia

STATEMENT OF NEED Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is a heterogeneous disorder with variable clinical features that range from asymptomatic thrombocytopenia to bothersome bruising to life-threatening intracranial hemorrhage. The lack of specific diagnostic criteria remains an important unmet need. Bleeding events are the most common clinical manifestation of ITP but are unpredictable with current laboratory testing. Many patients do not exhibit significant bleeding even in the setting of sever...
i3 Health

Conversations from the World of Allergy: Podcast Episodes for Credit

This podcast features interviews on a wide variety of allergy/immunology topics. It is our hope that the conversations provide evidence-based information that is useful to clinicians, researchers and patients, alike. Some episodes are available for CME credit. All podcast episodes are available at https://www.aaaai.org/professional-education-and-training/podcasts
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Current Standards and Best Practices in the Management of Tumor Lysis Syndrome

STATEMENT OF NEED Tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) is a rare, potentially life-threatening oncologic emergency typically associated with chemotherapy-induced tumor cell death in which potassium, phosphate, and nucleic acids are released into the bloodstream. This release of intracellular materials results in severe metabolic abnormalities such as hyperuricemia and hyperphosphatemia, which may cause acute renal injury, and hypokalemia and hypocalcemia, which may cause seizures, neuromuscular sympt...
i3 Health

Current Challenges and New Opportunities in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant

STATEMENT OF NEED Hematopoietic stem cell transplant is a potentially curative therapy for patients with hematologic malignancies. There are 2 primary types of HSCT: autologous, where the cells are taken from the patient, and allogeneic, where the cells come from a matched sibling donor or an unrelated donor. Advances in HSCT include the introduction of reduced-intensity conditioning regimens that allow transplant in older patients and alternative graft sources that afford a donor for nearl...
i3 Health

Medical Spanish For the Healthcare Professional

Overview / Abstract: The Spanish speaking population has grown tremendously over the past few decades and healthcare providers in many areas of the country are challenged to communicate with this expanding patient population.The goal of this conference is to teach basic, intermediate and advanced Medical Spanish language skills in the classroom and to implement the usage of these skills with native Spanish speakers in an immersion setting. At the conclusion of this conference, participants s...
University of North Texas Health Science Center

Improving Treatment Outcomes of Patients With Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia

STATEMENT OF NEED Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia (WM) is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder characterized by lymphoplasmacytic bone marrow infiltration and the presence of serum monoclonal IgM. With an estimated 1,500 new cases reported in the United States annually, the malignancy accounts for 2% of non-Hodgkin lymphomas. Unfortunately, WM is considered incurable with available therapies. Patients with low- and intermediate-risk disease have 5-year survival rates of 87% and 68%, respective...
i3 Health

Optimizing Treatment Experiences in Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

STATEMENT OF NEED Prostate cancer is the most common tumor type in men in the United States. Typically, androgen deprivation therapy is administered for progressive disease. However, castration resistance or unresponsiveness to androgen deprivation therapy or to antiandrogens frequently develops over time. The transition from castration-sensitive to castration-resistant disease has yet to be understood and represents a significant unmet need. Nonmetastatic castration-resistant prostate canc...
i3 Health

Medical Spanish For the Healthcare Professional

Overview / Abstract: The Spanish speaking population has grown tremendously over the past few decades and healthcare providers in many areas of the country are challenged to communicate with this expanding patient population.The goal of this conference is to teach basic, intermediate and advanced Medical Spanish language skills in the classroom and to implement the usage of these skills with native Spanish speakers in an immersion setting. At the conclusion of this conference, participants s...
University of North Texas Health Science Center

The New Paradigm in Atopic Dermatitis Treatment

Steven Feldman, MD, PhD, and Jonathan Silverberg, MD, PhD, MPH, provide their clinical insights into the burden of disease experienced by persons with atopic dermatitis and strategies for management. They discuss how improved understanding of pathophysiologic mechanisms has led to the availability of new topical and systemic therapies that, when integrated with other therapies, can reduce patients’ disease burden. They also discuss 6 medications in late-stage development for atopic dermatitis.
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower

Implementing New Data and Evolving Standards in Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

STATEMENT OF NEED Breast cancer accounts for approximately 30% of cancer diagnoses among women in the United States and is the second-leading cause of cancer death in this population. About 20% of patients have invasive triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), which is defined as having estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) negativity. Whereas therapies targeting these receptors have demonstrated efficacy in other breast cancer ...
i3 Health

Challenges of Diagnosing and Caring for an Individual with Gaucher Disease

Although making a proper diagnosis can sometimes be a challenge even for common illnesses, in cases of patients who present with a rare disease such as Gaucher disease, properly diagnosing the disorder is especially challenging. Gaucher disease specialists often come across individuals who have lived with symptomatic Gaucher disease for years—into middle age or beyond—at which point treatment is much less effective. Although these individuals can gain some benefit from treatment, irreversi...
CheckRare

Challenges and Opportunities in Metastatic Gastric Cancer

STATEMENT OF NEED Gastric cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. In the US, an estimated 27,510 new cases of gastric cancer are diagnosed annually, and 11,140 people die of the disease. Despite advances in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, due to the molecular heterogeneity of gastric cancer, prognosis remains poor. The 5-year survival rate for all stages is 31%, with only 5% of those diagnosed with distant-stage disease surviving longer than 5 years. Given...
i3 Health

Emerging Concepts in the Recognition and Management of SLE

Michelle Petri, MD, MPH, and Daniel J. Wallace, MD, FACP, MACR, provide their experience and insight into the diagnosis and management of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), with perspectives for both general practitioners and rheumatologists. CONTENT AREAS • Signs and symptoms • Diagnosis • Organ-threatening disease • Non-organ-threatening disease • Treatment goals • Adherence and monitoring • Prognosis • Research topics • Clinical trials
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower

Understanding and Optimizing CAR T-Cell Therapy for Patients With B-Cell Malignancies

STATEMENT OF NEED Although the clinical outcomes of patients with B-cell malignancies such as diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia have improved during the past decade, many continue to develop relapsed or refractory disease, representing a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. CAR T-cell therapy has been shown to produce significant antitumor responses in these patients, for whom treatment options are limited. However, CAR T-cell therapy is associat...
i3 Health

Spanish for Pharmacists

A comprehensive course for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to learn basic Spanish language skills to improve their patient counseling and communication skills in a pharmacy. Spanish for Pharmacists provides education on pharmacy "one-liners", tips to communicate with Spanish speaking patients, alphabet, punctuation, general vocabulary, numbers, colors, and more!
RXinsider Learning

Cardinal Health: The Innovative Delivery Solutions Group | An Overview

This 15-minute (non-accredited / free) activity provides an overview of the various products, services, and career opportunities available with Cardinal Health Innovative Delivery Solutions. The cactivity contains information on pharmacy management, remote order entry, and telepharmacy. As well as insights right from the Talent Acquisition Manager at Cardinal Health IDS.
RXinsider Learning

340B Drug Pricing Discount Program | An Overview

This 7-minute (non-accredited) activity provides an overview of the 340B Drug Pricing Discount Program. It is a ten minute, need-to-know overview of this topic for pharmacy students, tech students, and professionals to gain a working knowledge of 340B - who developed the program, which health systems qualify for the program, and how it impacts patients.
RXinsider Learning

The Pharmacy Experience | A Comprehensive Overview of the Pharmacy Market

A ten-hour, 68 module course (non-accredited) serving as an introduction to the pharmacy market and perfect for pharmacy students, pharmacy tech students, professionals new to the pharmacy market, and practitioners. The Pharmacy Experience course explores critical need-to-know subjects, practice settings, roles in a pharmacy, services, and pharmacy technology.
RXinsider Learning

Diagnosis and Natural History of Peanut Allergy

This is an interactive course that provides information about the diagnosis and natural history of peanut allergy. We will cover a variety of topics that are important when evaluating a patient for peanut allergy, such as details about testing and interpreting the results. We'll also cover pertinent information about persistence and resolution of peanut allergy.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Virtual Patient: Adult Male with Reaction to Flying Hymenoptera Sting

This patient simulation involves an adult male who had a severe reaction to a flying hymenoptera sting. Based on the clinical history and test results, the learner will choose the best way to treat the patient with immunotherapy. The learner will answer specific questions that explain the immunotherapy treatment, including risks, intervals, duration, and possibility of relapse to the patient. The learner will receive feedback for each decision that is made, and numerous references that discuss...
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Virtual Patient: Young Child with Allergy to Grass Pollen

This course provides a case simulation that involves evaluation and management of a young child with seasonal allergic rhinitis with allergen immunotherapy (AIT). The benefits and risks of AIT in general in the context of a young child will be reviewed, and a summary of AIT literature supporting best practices will be provided.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

2018 Virtual Joint Congress

The 2018 Virtual Joint Congress (Virtual Annual Meeting) provides you the opportunity to expand your knowledge and clinical skills, and maintain your certification – on your time, at your convenience. Please note the recordings are not live at the Joint Congress. The Virtual Joint Congress includes recordings of over 75 sessions from the live 2018 Virtual Joint Congress, including: •Presentation slides along with video and audio for the Plenary and Keynote sessions •Presentation sl...
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Non-IgE Adverse Reactions to Foods: Improving Diagnosis and Treatment

This interactive course aims to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from non-IgE mediated food allergy. It provides information about the presentation, triggers, and diagnostic tools to help allergy professionals more accurately differentiate between non-IgE mediated food allergy and food intolerance. The course also gives a lengthy discussion about management strategies and answers to common patient questions.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Virtual Patients: Is Allergen Immunotherapy the Right Choice for Your Patient?

In these patient simulations, you will assess the appropriateness of allergen immunotherapy (AIT) for patients with particular health characteristics. Using evidence from the literature, you will determine if it is likely that immunotherapy will be safe and effective in various clinical scenarios. In some cases, you may need to help your patients gain control of other symptoms before starting AIT. You will differentiate the appropriateness of subcutaneous versus sublingual immunotherap...
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Inappropriate Prescribing Patterns of Transdermal Fentanyl

Fentanyl is 75-100 times more potent than oral morphine, leading transdermal fentanyl to be one of the most potent opioids. Recently inappropriate prescribing patterns of transdermal fentanyl has drastically increased, potentially causing life threatening errors. This presentation uses a particular dangerous case study to discuss the current trends of these inappropriate prescribing patterns. These trends include; prescribing to opiate naïve patients, incorrectly utilizing transdermal fentany...
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Help! What is the antidote for…?

Many health care providers are unfamiliar with the antidotes that are used to reverse the toxic effects of overdoses and poisonings, but are often called upon to dispense these antidotes. This activity will address what antidotes are available, their indications, doses and adverse effects to ensure that they are being used appropriately and safely.
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Nausea and Vomiting: More than just Hangovers

Nausea and vomiting are treatable but most clinicians are not well aware of the array of options and therefore a lot of nausea and vomiting goes untreated or self-medicated.
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DANUBE RIVER CRUISE ON AMAWATERWAYS: Medical/Dental Health & Well-Being Updates

DANUBE RIVER CRUISE ON AMAWATERWAYS: Medical/Dental Health & Well-Being Updates Vilshofen to Budapest on AmaMagna October 4 – 11, 2020 Join PES for 7 nights & discover the heart of Old-World Europe, exploring timeless imperial cities and the plentiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites along the regal & romantic Danube River aboard the luxurious, all-inclusive AmaMagna. Medical/Dental Health & Well-Being Updates CME/CE Lecture Seminars for Medical, Dental, Nursing, and Allied Healthcare Pr...
Professional Education Society

Adolescent Depression and Anxiety: A Review of Treatment Options

Depression and anxiety in adolescents is more prevalent than most adults realize. Pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions can improve functioning and quality of life for many adolescents.
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Battling Obesity with Low Carbohydrate & Ketogenic Diets: Clearing the Confusion and Understanding The Science Behind Low Carbohydrate and Ketogenic Diets for Weight Loss

Obesity continues to climb at an alarming rate. In 1960, the percentage of the population in North America was at 12 %, projections for percentage of the population that will be obese in 2020 is over 40%. Health costs are higher along with increased related disease states to an obese patient. The Ketogenic Diet is gaining more and more popularity in helping people lose weight. With the gaining popularity, its important for health care practitioners to understand how it works, and what is ketos...
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How Sweet It Is! Management of Diabetes: Injectable Medications

Pharmacy practitioners are drug experts, including the selection, dosing and titration of injectable antidiabetes and hypoglycemic agents. Many new antidiabetes medications have been introduced to the market in recent years, and pharmacist needs to be aware about best practices in the use of these medications.
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No Butts About It: Fighting Nicotine Addiction

Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable disease, death, and disability in the United States. Approximately 50% of tobacco users attempt to quit each year, although only 10% succeed. Pharmacologic agents may be effectively incorporated to significantly increase the chances of success, yet 50-75% of smokers who try to quit do not use any evidence-based cessation counseling or medications. Healthcare personnel, then, have an enormous opportunity to assist patients in developing an ef...
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Pain Management Specialty Pharmacist: Module 1 - Pain Management in the Opioid Crisis

This session is part of the Pain Management Specialty Pharmacist series. It explores the effective management of pain within the context of the current opioid crisis. This session examines the concept of addiction and explores the correlation between the rate of overdose deaths and the rate of prescribing of opioid medications. In addition, the introduction of abuse-deterrent formulations is explored as a method of reducing prescription drug abuse. Morphine milligram equivalent dosing is d...
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Drug Diversion: Protecting Your Pharmacy Practice

This presentation will allow those working in the retail pharmacy setting to become more aware of scams and deceptions that are commonplace by drug seekers. In addition, common sense solutions to prevent drug crimes, pharmacy robberies and burglaries will be discussed. Pharmacists will be better equipped to work positively with prescribers in accommodating legitimate patients while weeding out those trying to deceive both the prescriber and dispenser of controlled substances.
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Safety Considerations for the Use of Anti-Inflammatory And Disease Modifying Therapies in Autoimmune and Inflammatory Disorders

This presentation will provide pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with knowledge to identify common medication errors and safety concerns associated with anti-inflammatory and disease modifying therapies used to treat inflammatory disease including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, Crohn’s disease and gout. Medications that will be discussed include NSAIDs, corticosteroids, anti-gout medications, immunosuppressants, conventional disease modifying antirheumatic dru...
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Vaping--Public Health Crisis or Just Blowing Smoke

Adverse events from vaping have garnered national attention, prompting some municipalities to declare public health emergencies. At the same time, some outlets are touting vaping as a viable avenue for tobacco cessation initiatives. Pharmacists are often at the front line of smoking cessation efforts, as patients seek options. It is important, then, for pharmacists to understand vaping devices in order to appropriately advise patients. This session seeks to examine the various vaping devic...
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Paying the Piper: An Overview of the U.S. Healthcare System

Despite spending the most money per capita on healthcare related expenses, key outcomes data for the United States lags behind that of many developed countries. From a very broad perspective, this session seeks to examine the components of various global healthcare systems and to identify the elements that have been woven into our own framework. The session additionally seeks to identify and discuss opportunities for healthcare personnel to positively influence the challenges that our unique s...
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New Drugs and Drug News of 2019

Pharmacy practitioners need to be knowledgeable about new drugs introduced to the market, and public health advisories about drug therapy.
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Long Term Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors...Is it Safe?

Over the last number of years and even most recently observational studies have surfaced examining the long term safety of proton pump inhibitors, most notably the prescription PPIs. Some of the long term effects that have been observed in these studies include dementia, fractures, kidney disease, nutrient malabsorption, infections and most recently death. Despite all of the data that has been published it is important to look more closely at these studies since they are only observational and...
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PRS 103.1: New Drug Approval Process

Why does it seem that regulators focus solely on pharmacists when drug regulations are enforced? Why do so many nitpicky rules mandate or prohibit specific activities by pharmacists? How can regulators be shown that advances in pharmacy are impeded by outdated regulations? This introductory class will address these challenging questions. It will explain the foundation of legal requirements for pharmacists and pharmacies. It will describe how regulators think and work, and how pharmacists can a...
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Fatal Pretenses: Controlled Substance Validation and Access in a Time of Crisis -FL APPROVED-

Pharmacy has been thrust into the national spotlight as solutions are sought to manage the inappropriate distribution of prescription medications. This session seeks to explore various tools available to the pharmacy staff to combat illicit distribution, while maintaining appropriate and legitimate patient access to prescribed medications. The effectiveness and limitations of state Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) are discussed in the context of “red flag” behaviors that may...
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Women and HIV: A Case Based Focus on Contraception, Family Planning, Prenatal Care and Postpartum Care

Since women are often an underrepresented population in HIV care and clinical trials, it is essential to highlight pertinent reproductive needs and HIV management
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Compounding Non-Sterile Topical Medications to Address Topical Infections: Touching the Bug

There has been increased scrutiny by the CDC, the AMA, and other professional organizations regarding the over-use and possibly unnecessary prescribing of oral antibiotics and the risk of increasing or emerging antibiotic resistance. This presentation will discuss this issue, provide a working background to understanding resistance, and offer an approach that the prescriber could use to avoid the systemic use of antibiotics.
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