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

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

Food Allergy: From Primary Prevention to Treatment and Intervention

This live course will allow participants to increase their knowledge and skills related to the diagnosis and management of food allergic patients. It will highlight the latest evidence related to food allergies, and will include a combination of lectures, small group discussions, and hands-on training to prepare participants to return to their practices prepared to provide optimal care to these patients. Cost varies by attendee type. See the website for details.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

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 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

Challenges and Opportunities in Hodgkin Lymphoma

STATEMENT OF NEED Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is a rare malignancy involving the lymph nodes and lymphatic system, with 8,500 new cases diagnosed and accounting for 1,050 deaths each year in the United States. In contrast with other cancers whose risk increases with age, the risk for HL increases in patients between 15 and 30 years of age, decreases during middle age, and is followed by another peak in adults older than 55. There are 2 main types of HL: classical HL, which accounts for 95% of cas...
i3 Health

Current Trends in the Management of 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

Advancing Knowledge to Practice: Optimizing Severe Asthma Care in the Age of Biologics

Michael E. Wechsler, MD and Jonathan Corren, MD, discuss the clinical differentiation of asthma subgroups and the characterization of inflammatory pathways, as well as biomarkers for severe asthma and their application to clinical practice. They review the latest treatment options, focusing on new biologic-based targeted therapies, differentiating between biologic agents and their mechanism of action, as well as the latest safety and efficacy data of targeted therapy. They also discuss optimal...
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower

Current Challenges and New Opportunities in Follicular Lymphoma

STATEMENT OF NEED Of the estimated 74,680 new cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma each year in the United States, approximately 35% are follicular lymphoma (FL), an indolent, difficult-to-treat B-cell malignancy. Most patients are diagnosed at an average age of 65 years. Despite the introduction of novel therapies during the past decade, complications such as delayed presentation and treatment and evolving disease subtypes continue to hamper patient outcomes, and multiple recurrences with availab...
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and i3 Health

Latest Development and Expert Outlook of Management of Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic, inflammatory, musculoskeletal, disabling disease, commonly associated with skin psoriasis, and estimated to affect up to 42% of the approximately 7.5 million people in the United States with psoriasis. There remains an ongoing challenge among clinicians to diagnose and treat patients, as well as to stay abreast of optimal treatment strategies. In this educational program, the latest biologic treatment recommendations are reviewed, as well as clinica...
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower

The Why and How for Combination Basal Insulin + GLP-1RA Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes

John Anderson, MD, and Vivian Fonseca, MD, provide their clinical insights into the rapidly evolving use of combined basal insulin and glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist (GLP-1RA) therapy for the treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). CONTENT AREAS • Unmet needs • Experience with basal insulin/GLP-1RA • FRC basal insulin/GLP-1RAs • Insulin degludec/liraglutide (DUAL) • Insulin glargine/lixisenatide (LixiLan-L, -O) • Using FRC basal insulin/GLP-1RAs...
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower

Nursing Strategies to Optimize Treatment Experiences in Hormone-Receptor Positive, HER2-Negative Metastatic Breast Cancer

STATEMENT OF NEED Breast cancer accounts for nearly 30% of cancer diagnoses among women in the United States, and is the second-leading cause of cancer death in this population. Although many women benefit from regular screening as well as earlier and improved treatment, approximately 10% present with metastatic disease, and 30% with no initial lymph node involvement eventually develop metastatic disease. Women with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) have a poorer prognosis than the overall pop...
USF Health and i3 Health

Optimizing the Management of Advanced Cervical Cancer With Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy

STATEMENT OF NEED There are an estimated 13,240 new cases of cervical cancer in the United States each year, and 4,170 people die of the disease. Due to screening and heightened awareness, deaths have declined during the past few decades. However, the malignancy continues to be a global health concern and is considered an epidemic in parts of the world. A significant proportion of patients develop advanced disease, which is rarely curable with available therapies, and treatment is often lim...
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and i3 Health

Inject-Safe Barrier Bandages

This 1-minute (non-accredited) short-course provides training on Inject-Safe Barrier Bandages and how they prevent the transfer of bloodborne pathogens. Inject-Safe Barrier bandages self-seal to contain bleeding following an injection or immunization protecting the patient and healthcare provider. They meet the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard's definition on "Engineering Control" to reduce employee exposure.
COREreadiness

An Introduction to Pharmacogenomics (PGx)

This 15-minute (non-accredited) short-course provides a brief introduction to the study of pharmacogenomics (PGx) and its importance in pharmacotherapy. Presented by Dr. David Kisor, PharmD, FCP, Manchester University.
COREreadiness

Evaluating 503B Outsourcing Providers

This 10-minute course (non-accredited) provided by LDT Health Solutions serves to develop an understanding of the 2017 regulatory landscape as it relates to evaluating 503B outsourcing providers. This course is recommended to anyone currently in process of assessing 503B services. Content is provided by LDT Health Solutions: Lou Diorio RPh, FaPhA and Dave Thomas, RPh, MBA.
COREreadiness

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!
COREreadiness

Cardinal Health: The Innovative Delivery Solutions Group | An Overview

This short course provides an overview of the various products, services, and career opportunities available with Cardinal Health Innovative Delivery Solutions or IDS. The course contains information on pharmacy management, remote order entry, and telepharmacy. As well as insights right from the Talent Acquisition Manager at Cardinal Health IDS.
COREreadiness

Actemra (tocilizumab) | Administration

This 4-minute (non-accredited) short-course on Actemra (tocilizumab) administration provides patient-facing counseling information while demonstrating patient counseling technique. It is intended for healthcare students and practitioners (pharmacy, nursing, medical, allied health) to improve patient counseling and patient communication skills. Counseling information includes: how to administer the medication and proper technique.
COREreadiness

Benlysta (belimumab) | Patient Counseling & Communication

A 3-minute (non-accredited) short-course on Benlysta (belimumab) | This course provides patient-facing counseling information while demonstrating patient counseling technique. It is intended for healthcare students and practitioners (pharmacy, nursing, medical, allied health) to improve patient counseling and patient communication skills. Counseling information includes: drug indications, dosing, and common side effects.
COREreadiness

Carvedilol | Patient Counseling & Communication Skills

A 3-minute (non-accredited) short-course on Carvedilol | This course provides patient-facing counseling information while demonstrating patient counseling technique. It is intended for healthcare students and practitioners (pharmacy, nursing, medical, allied health) to improve patient counseling and patient communication skills. Counseling information includes: drug indications, dosing, and common side effects.
COREreadiness

Insulin U-100 Vials | Administration

A 3-minute (non-accredited) short-course on Insulin U-100 Vials Administration. Providing patient-facing counseling information while demonstrating patient counseling technique. It is intended for healthcare students and practitioners (pharmacy, nursing, medical, allied health) to improve patient counseling and patient communication skills. Counseling information includes: how to administer the medication and proper technique.
COREreadiness

CareerEDGE | Interview Preparation & Advice provided by Pharmacy Recruiters

This 33-minute course (non-accredited) provides interview preparation and career advice for pharmacy students and pharmacy tech students provided by actual pharmacy recruiters throughout various practice settings (community, health system, academia, and pharma)! Learn tips on what to do in an interview, what not to do, qualities they are looking for, commonly asked questions, and more.
COREreadiness

340B Drug Pricing Discount Program | An Overview

This 1-minute (non-accredited) short-course 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.
COREreadiness

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.
COREreadiness

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: Prescribing and Adjusting Doses for Effective AIT Treatment

In this simulation, you will see a patient who hopes immunotherapy may treat her long-standing allergy symptoms. You will be asked to provide thorough explanations of different AIT options and their risks and then write an accurate prescription based on the diagnostic tests you have run. You will monitor her progress over a period of time and make adjustments to her immunotherapy doses as needed. Just like in your clinic, you will want to make the correct decisions so that the treatments you i...
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

Eosinophilic Esophagitis from the Allergist's Perspective

This is an interactive course that aims to ensure that allergists and allied health providers understand Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE). The course discusses the characteristics, symptoms, and triggers of EoE and explains how it is different from other allergic reaction diseases. Diagnostic and management strategies, including diets and medications, are also covered at length.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Preventing Residual Neuromuscular Blockade and Ensuring Complete Recovery: A Discussion and Demonstration Using Simulation

Upon completion of this activity, participants will have improved their ability to: 1. Identify patients at risk for residual neuromuscular blockade (RNMB) 2. Appraise the roles of subjective and objective train-of-four monitoring in reducing the risk of RNMB 3. Employ an appropriate RNMB reversal agent and dose in patients with comorbid conditions 4. Discuss strategies to improve perioperative patient safety for moderate and deep neuromuscular blockade
Applied Clinical Education

Updates on the Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Management

According to the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common functional gastrointestinal disorder worldwide with an estimated prevalence rate of 10-15%. While most patients do not recognize the symptoms as IBS it is the most common disorder seen and diagnosed by gastroenterologists. In the United States between 2.4-3.5 million physician visits take place annually for symptoms related to IBS. While IBS appears to be mor...
freeCE.com

Pharmacy Spanish for Beginners: Avoiding Errors Commonly Encountered by Spanish Speaking Patients

Half of computer-generated Spanish prescription labels are either inaccurate or incomplete, causing patient errors. Learn the basic Spanish that you will need in order to proof directions for use and to provide them verbally with confidence. You will also learn to translate common directions for use from English. This activity serves not only to decrease patient errors, but to also develop a better rapport with Spanish speaking patients.
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FDA Black Box Warnings

Black Box Warnings (BBW) have been established and recognized as the highest level warning from the FDA to promote optimal patient safety. Although clinicians are generally aware of the importance of these alerts, the inconsistency in how these alerts are documented has become an increasing concern now that there are electronic updates to labeling (and many more generic companies now involved). This program will provide an update on class BBW exploring the AHFS by therapeutic categories as wel...
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Stopping the Flu Starts with You: Recommendations for the Current Flu Season

The influenza vaccine is one that is recommended for everyone over 6 months of age unless they have a contraindication to receiving the vaccine. Every year there are many people who remain unvaccinated despite the recommendation to receive the vaccine. This presentation will discuss the vaccination rates from the 2017-2018 influenza season as well as the new recommendations for the 2018-2019 influenza season. Due to many people choosing not to receive the influenza vaccine for a variety of rea...
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Dietary Supplement Use in the United States

Dietary supplements are commonly used by patients nationwide and sold in almost every community pharmacy today. In fact, one in 10 people use 5 of more dietary supplements daily. Dietary reference intakes have been established for key vitamins and nutrients, but supplements are actually regulated as foods by the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS). Commonly used supplements include: multi-vitamins, calcium, fish oil, and vitamin D, to name a few. Unfortunately, there have been recent scandals ...
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Motivational Interviewing and Eliciting Behavior Change in Chronic Disease Management

Behavior change is a key competent to the successful management of chronic diseases (i.e. diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, smoking cessation, weight management, etc.). However, eliciting these changes in a patient can be very challenging, especially to get the patient to continue with the changes long term. This presentation will provide an overview of motivational interviewing, and strategies used to promote behavior change and lead to improved disease outcomes and patient adherence. I...
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Bone Health: Beyond Calcium

Along with an aging society, cases of osteopenia and osteoporosis are on the rise. Due to various reasons, from side-effects of conventional therapy to a greater interest in preventative wellness, practitioners and patients alike are looking for alternatives and complements to conventional drug treatment for healthy bones.
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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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CCRN Exam Review (Adult) - Hilo

This two-day course provides the critical care nurse with a review of AACN’s core curriculum. The agenda combines central knowledge-based lectures for nurses working in the ICU with an essential review of nursing care and interventions according to the AACN exam blueprint for the critical care provider. This review is not an introduction to the environment of the ICU, but a comprehensive update for the professional already in practice at the bedside and preparing for the certification examin...
MED-ED

Don't Believe Everything Your Hear: Poison and Overdose Myths and Misconceptions

Toxicology is fraught with myths and misconceptions. Poison centers are often consulted about patients who are treated based on these myths. From the assessment to the treatment of poisonings and overdoses, these myths can have negative consequences.
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Critical Care Medical Symposium

This course is designed for pulmonary and critical care physicians, anesthesiologists, emergency medicine physicians and other physicians who treat critically ill patients. Objectives: Recognize the long-term complications of critical illness Examine evidence-based guidelines for treating pain, agitation and delirium Review the pretransplant management of liver failure Update on the current advances in the field of extracorporeal liver support Describe the most current evidence for the e...
Medical College of Georgia

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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CNRN® Exam Review - Minneapolis

The CNRN Exam Review course is designed to provide the neuroscience nurse a review of the topics presented in the CNRN Examination. The course outline is based upon the blueprint of the CNRN Examination provided by ABNN. The course provides the participant with hints and easy ways to remember certain pertinent information. Course Goals 1. Describe the CNRN Exam, test plan and the practice requirements to sit for the exam. 2. Construct a study plan for the exam based on understanding the...
MED-ED

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