Clinical Pearls Series: Idarucizumab for Dabigatran Reversal

"New oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are recommended for the prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolic events and for the prevention of stroke in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. While these medications are generally considered to be safer than warfarin, the incidence of major bleeding in clinical trials ranges from 0.6% to 3.6% annually. Rapid reversal of NOACs can be challenging. This knowledge-based continuing pharmacy education activity will provide an opportunity for...
CEI

Clinical Pearls Series: Sacubitril/Valsartan: A New Management Strategy for the Treatment of Heart Failure

This continuing pharmacy education activity will provide a case-based discussion for pharmacists to review clinical pearls on the role of sacubitril/valsartan in the management of chronic heart failure. Join us to discuss the current clinical trial data supporting the use of sacubitril/valsartan for the treatment of chronic heart failure and key factors to consider when using this agent in clinical practice.
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Clinical Pearls Series: An Aspirin a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

This continuing pharmacy education activity will review the available evidence surrounding the effectiveness of aspirin for reducing the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) in at risk patients and to prevent recurrent events in patients with CVD. Join us as we determine which patients will benefit the most from aspirin therapy in preventing CVD and CVD related outcomes.
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Clinical Pearls Series: The Risks of Proton Pump Inhibitors

This continuing pharmacy education activity will provide a case-based discussion to review clinical pearls associated with the potential risks of Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) therapy. Join us to discuss why appropriate use of these widely used agents is important to prevent unnecessary adverse events and avoid patient harm.
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Clinical Pearls Series: Updates in Insulin Therapy

This continuing pharmacy education activity will provide a case-based discussion for pharmacists to review clinical pearls about insulin-based management of type 2 diabetes. Join us to discuss where the new insulin products that are now available for use may fit into your practice with a focus on the new long-acting insulin preparations.
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Improving Medication Safety with High-Alert Medications

While most medications have a large margin of safety, a small number of drugs have a high risk of causing injury when they are prescribed, dispensed or administered incorrectly. We call these "high-alert medications" to draw attention to this characteristic so that all involved in their use will treat them with the care and respect that they require. Errors may or may not be more common with these drugs than with the use of any others; however, the consequences of the errors are more devastati...
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HIV Medication Errors

1. Identify an appropriate antiretroviral regimen based on Department of Health and Human Services HIV treatment guidelines. 2. Detect at least three types of medication errors which could occur in an HIV patient’s treatment. 3. Evaluate the potential for errors involving drug interactions. 4. Devise strategies to prevent or minimize the occurrence of medication errors in HIV therapy. 5. Recognize when antiretrovirals may be used appropriately for indications other than treatment.
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Bloodborne Pathogens Training

This CPE activity will educate pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and student pharmacists on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, assisting facilities in maintaining compliance with this standard. Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE activity, pharmacy preceptors should be able to: 1. Describe common bloodborne diseases and symptoms. 2. Identify modes of transmission for common bloodborne diseases 3. List comm...
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Spanish for Pharmacy Personnel

Upon successful completion of this application-based CPE activity, pharmacists will be able to use Spanish to accomplish the following: 1. Welcome and receive patients 2. Employ basic social and courtesy phrases 3. Employ communication strategies to achieve mutual levels of understanding between patients and the pharmacist 4. Explain patient privacy issues 5. Explain prescription laws and policies 6. Facilitate prescription refills 7. Collect patients’ personal data 8. Collec...
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Health Coaching: Tools For Pharmacists

Health coaching is a proven way to help patients manage their chronic health care condition. But how can busy pharmacists implement health coaching into their practice when they are already being pulled in so many directions throughout the day? Learn how pharmacists can engage patients through health coaching and utilize tools to health coach during each patient interaction. This CPE activity will provide pharmacists with information and examples of specific health coaching skills. Motivationa...
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Improving Antipsychotic Appropriateness in Dementia Patients

This CPE activity will provide a comprehensive overview of management approaches for problem behaviors and psychosis in dementia. The content discusses non-drug management as well as antipsychotic use, and includes pocket guidelines and other resources for use in practice. Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE activity, pharmacists should be able to: 1. List appropriate initial assessments to help determine the causes of problem behaviors or psychosis in dementia 2. Ap...
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2015 Immunization Update for Pharmacists

Recommendations regarding adult and pediatric immunizations are updated frequently. This session will discuss the new 2015 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations as well as new vaccines to the market. Included in the discussion will be influenza vaccine considerations in preparation for the 2015-2016 season as well as patient cases to review recommended vaccines based on the most current immunization schedules. Upon successful completion of this knowledge-base...
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Understanding FERPA:  A Guide for Preceptors

This activity will provide a general overview of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act which protects student privacy as it relates to their educational records. It will also provide guidance for pharmacist preceptors to comply as part of the educational team. Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based activity, pharmacy preceptors should be able to: 1. Describe the legal requirements of FERPA and its relevance to preceptors 2. Apply FERPA regulations to real-life scenar...
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Preceptor Development - Core Modules

This CPE activity consists of three brief activities that will equip preceptors with the background information they need to be successful clinical instructors for student pharmacists. Module #1: The Role of the Preceptor Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE activity, pharmacy preceptors should be able to: 1. List potential benefits of precepting students 2. Define the role of the preceptor 3. Describe common expectations students have for their preceptors Modu...
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Teaching the Science of Safety to APPE and IPPE Students

Patient safety is best taught through real-world examples and hands-on experiential learning. Preceptors often have opportunities to teach patient safety processes, such as medication reconciliation and medication error reporting, to student pharmacists learning at their practice site. This CPE activity will provide preceptors with tools and practical applications to teach the science of patient-safety to APPE and IPPE students. Upon successful completion of this application-based CPE activ...
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Tools to Facilitate Student Success with Your Learning Experience

Preceptors often don’t feel they have time or know how to go about creating an appropriate amount of structure within the experiences they provide for student pharmacists. In this CPE activity, preceptors will have the opportunity to learn and apply simple quality improvement techniques to maintain and enhance their learning experience. Upon successful completion of this application-based CPE activity, pharmacy preceptors should be able to: 1. Self assess how they operationalize their ...
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CPD Training for Iowa Pharmacists: Growing Our Education Roots

This CPE activity will provide the education and training necessary to submit a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Portfolio to the Iowa Board of Pharmacy in lieu of continuing education hours required for pharmacist relicensure in Iowa. Upon successful completion of this application-based CPE activity, pharmacy preceptors should be able to: 1. Define Continuing Professional Development (CPD) 2. List and describe the components of the CPD Cycle 3. Describe the benefits for pha...
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SPRINTing to Control Hypertension

This application-based continuing pharmacy education activity will provide a 'journal club format' discussion for pharmacists and student pharmacists to review the results of the SPRINT trial. Join us to discuss how this study adds to the debate of optimal blood pressure goals and whether the results of this trial should change your practice. Upon successful completion of this application-based activity, pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy residents should be able to: 1. Descr...
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Heart Healthy?

Cardiovascular complications and subsequent mortality have been established as common occurrences in patients with diabetes mellitus. The link between blood glucose control and cardiovascular disease is still not fully understood. This application-based continuing pharmacy education activity will provide a "journal club format" discussion for pharmacists and student pharmacists to review the data surrounding empagliflozin and cardiovascular and mortality outcomes. Upon successful completion...
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Fostering Interprofessional Educational Opportunities for Your Students

The quality of health care is under intense scrutiny with many health care systems not performing to their maximum potential. As a result, there is a high priority on redesigning health care systems to enhance the patient experience of care and to improve the health of populations while reducing the per capita cost. The recognition that systems of care necessitate increased collaboration and teamwork across the health professions has led to a renewed emphasis on team-based care delivery and on...
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The Influenza Vaccine Dilemma

This CPE activity provides a 'journal club format' discussion for pharmacists and student pharmacists to to review the effectiveness of high dose vs. standard dose influenza vaccine in older adults. This presentation discusses possible clinical implications of recent study findings related to this topic just in time for the upcoming influenza season. Upon successful completion of this application-based activity, pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy residents should be able to: ...
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Migraines: Teaching Students Tips to Navigate Treatment

Although migraine headaches are relatively common, developing an effective treatment plan can often be challenging. This knowledge-based activity provides pharmacists with a clinical refresher on this condition and give guidance on how to navigate the available treatment options. We will also explore tools to aid in effectively teaching this topic to student pharmacists. Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE activity, pharmacy preceptors should be able to: 1. Discuss th...
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Pharmacogenomics: Practical Application for Your Practice

The second session of the Pharmacogenomics webinar series provides valuable information on implementation of pharmacogenomic services in your practice area. Join us to learn ways to collaborate and communicate with providers in this exciting area of practice. Upon successful completion of this application-based activity, pharmacists should be able to: 1. Identify patients who are optimal candidates for pharmacogenetics testing 2. Discuss the legal implications to consider when introduc...
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Pharmacogenomics: Pain and Psychiatric Medications

The final session of the Pharmacogenomics webinar series concludes our review of the impact of pharmacogenomic testing on medication selection with a specific focus on medications used to treat pain and psychiatric diseases. Upon successful completion of this application-based activity, pharmacists should be able to: 1. Describe the role of pharmacogenomic testing for pain and psychiatric medications. 2. Discuss how genetic variation can affect drug metabolism for select medication...
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Pharmacogenomics: Anticoagulants and Cardiovascular Medications CEI

The third session of the Pharmacogenomics webinar series focuses on reviewing genetic information to choose a suitable drug and/or medication dose for a patient. Join us to discuss the impact of pharmacogenomic testing on anticoagulants and other cardiovascular medications. Upon successful completion of this application-based activity, pharmacists should be able to: 1. Describe the role of pharmacogenomic testing for warfarin and other cardiovascular medications 2. Review the literat...
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Pharmacogenomics 101

This first session of the four part Pharmacogenomics webinar series provides an overview of this innovative branch of pharmacy. Join us to review foundational knowledge in this exciting area of practice. Hear examples of how pharmacists are practicing in this area and the impact of making treatment recommendations for patients based on testing results. Upon successful completion of this application-based activity, pharmacists should be able to: 1. Define pharmacogenetics/pharmacogenomics ...
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Biological Reconstruction of The Condyle by Chondro-osseous graft

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess techniques for biological reconstruction of the mandibular condyle utilizing chondro-osseous graft.
Vindico Medical Education

History of Voluntary Surgical Missions

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to describe the history of voluntary humanitarian surgical missions. Participants should also be able to assess the models of care that have been established for voluntary humanitarian surgical missions.
Vindico Medical Education

Healthcare Quality: Measurement and Implications Series

This series provides vital information for evolving industry to align their services and products with the quality-focused healthcare marketplace. The Affordable Care Act helped to mark a transition in the United States healthcare system from a focus on volume to a focus on value. This value is being captured through the use of quality measures which have emerged from a variety of healthcare stakeholder groups. Healthcare quality measures are rapidly changing the behaviors of providers, pay...
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: CIPS Knowledge Enterprise

Teaching and Learning Practice-based Certificate Program

In this comprehensive 24 CPE credit activity, pharmacists, preceptors and residents will learn the concepts of teaching and learning as it relates to classroom, discussion group and experiential learning. Participants may participate at any level they choose, however, a Practice-based Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to those who have completed all phases of the education Target Audience Pharmacists, pharmacy preceptors and pharmacy residents who are interested in enhancing the...
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

Cleaning IOL Posterior Surface Using the 27G Flexible Loop

Dr. Leng discusses how to assess subretinal surgery for stem cell transplantation.
Vindico Medical Education

Palatal Fistula Repair with FAMM Flap and Custom Obdurator

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able tto assess palatal fistula Repair with FAMM flap and custom obdurator.
Vindico Medical Education

Technique of closing cleft palates without the relaxing incisions

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess a technique for closing cleft palate without the relaxing incisions.
Vindico Medical Education

Prevalent Skin Lesions in Patients with Obesity

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to evaluate prevalent skin lesions in patients with obesity.
Vindico Medical Education

Complications of Obesity During Pregnancy

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess the complications and management of obesity during pregnancy.
Vindico Medical Education

Food-labeling

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to: Review the main uses of food-labeling Assess the evidence behind the use of food-labeling to modify consumer behavior against the obesity epidemic
Vindico Medical Education

Treatment of Mild to Moderate Crohn’s Disease

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to evaluate strategies for treatment initiation, monitoring, and optimization to individualize care in patients with IBD, including consideration of current guidelines and quality measures for screening and treatment.
Vindico Medical Education

J-Pouch Surgery: Expected Outcomes and Long-Term Complications

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess the most appropriate medical and surgical treatment options for induction and maintenance of remission in mild-to-moderate and moderate-to-severe inflammatory bowel disease.
Vindico Medical Education

Treatment Approaches in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis

Dr. Kornbluth discusses appropriate treatment algorithms in the management of patients with mild-moderate ulcerative colitis and recognizing the role of biologic and immunosuppressive drugs in the management of patients with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis.
Vindico Medical Education

Management and Prevention of Infections in IBD

Dr. Velayos discusses how to manage and prevent infections in patients with IBD…
Vindico Medical Education

Case Presentation: Refractory Crohn’s Disease

Patients with Crohn’s disease can become refractory for many reasons. Some patients present with severe disease with stricture, fistula, and obstructive symptoms and undergo surgery prior to use of...
Vindico Medical Education

Unilateral Coronal Synostosis (Anterior Plagiocephaly)

Dr. Wallace identifies and manage unilateral coronal synostosis (anterior plagiocephaly).
Vindico Medical Education

Bilateral coronal synostosis (brachycephaly)

Dr. Wallace identifies bilateral coronal synostosis (brachycephaly).
Vindico Medical Education

Secrets of the Blues

The Blues began as an underground railroad of sound and poetics that conveyed Black Americans’ experiences of joy, suffering, longing, and spirituality. Its secluded origins in the Southern United States grew into an internationally acclaimed phenomenon. Secrets of the Blues will study how metaphorically veiled messages helped a segregated culture hone its self-definition and maintain inner strength through an interplay of developments in music and text and how contact with this art form pro...
The New School

History of Music 4

Music History 4, the final course in the sequence, is a survey of music in the 20th and early-21st centuries. Students will be given listening, reading and brief writing assignments, and there will be a midterm and final exam.
The New School

The Folk Process: American Folk Music in the 20th and 21st Centuries

Try to define "Folk Music" and you will find as many answers as there are questions. Is Folk Music defined by its sound? Its instrumentation? Or is it rather a process by which we share, learn, and participate in music? This class will focus on the latter path of investigation, exploring the oral traditions of American folk music, tracing themes, narratives, rhythms and melodies from the early 20th century to the present. Folk music creates the opportunity for every listener to become a perfo...
The New School

History of Music 2

Do you ever wonder why music sounds the way it does? Take a look at the fascinating and complex history of music. History of Music 2 will survey the music of European courts, churches, and theaters from 1600 to 1800. Special attention will attention be given to the development of opera from Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo to Mozart’sLe Nozze di Figaro. Lectures will be supported by recorded musical examples, discussion, and analysis.
The New School

Survey of Post-Genre Music

Post-genre music represents a fundamental shift in the way music is categorized and talked about. Rather than viewing music as having a fixed purpose and a collective sense of progress, post-genre music defines musical creation an individual effort guided by hyper-personal experience and interests. In other words, post-genre is NOT, itself, a genre - but a refutation of the very notion of genre. Survey of Post-Genre Music will focus specifically on the here and now, treating New York City as a...
The New School

Jazz Piano for Pianists

Designed for pianists with some experience but with little or no prior jazz experience. Topics include jazz terminology and notation, jazz scales, chord voicings, blues and song forms.
The New School

Arranging

Effective instrumental and vocal arrangements are critical to the success of a song (or composition.) Thru weekly writing assignments, students will learn how to enhance their songs and compositions with various instrumentations, and also what accompaniments will elicit the best performance from the singer or soloist. Ability to read bass and treble clef required.
The New School

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