Self-Care Specialist (SCS) Unit 1: Introduction to Self-Care

This activity is an introduction to over-the-counter drug therapy designed to make the pharmacist understand the scope and cost savings of OTC medications. A brief history of the laws that govern OTC products as well as approaches to helping patients make informed self-care choices. Although the behind the counter concept does exist, and is currently underutilized participants will see the need for expansion for that category. Join "Professor Pete" Kreckel a pharmacist with nearly four decades...
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Pets are Family Too! Pharmacy Provided Pet Meds and Services

Pharmacists, thanks to their extensive training, are regarded as the drug experts. However, for most pharmacists that only applies to human medications. Most pharmacy schools have no mention of veterinary medicine in their traditional curriculum. With sixty-eight percent of households having some pet under their roof, this presents a huge opportunity for pharmacists to “cash in” on the pet market. This webinar will focus on the canine and feline population, and treatment of their most ...
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SCRN Exam Review - Burbank

This course is designed to prepare the nurse specializing in caring for stroke patients to pass the Stroke Certified Registered Nurse Examination. The course reviews all major topics of the examination and provides information regarding the latest guidelines and protocols for managing stroke patients. It reviews different stroke types, assessment, acute management and rehabilitation of strokes. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES This program prepares the learner to: 1. Identify the different typ...
MED-ED

Treating B-Cell Lymphomas: Novel Agents and the Evolving State of Practice

Over the last several decades, advances in non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) management have improved survival; however, relapse and the emergence of treatment-resistant NHL following standard therapy remain ongoing treatment challenges. With conventional therapy for B-cell NHL, response rates are suboptimal and many patients relapse, highlighting the need for novel treatments that address the risk of disease progression. Recently, several novel therapies—including small-molecule inhibitors of the ...
Horizon CME, the Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA), and RedMedEd

Let's Talk, Period! Is it von Willebrand Disease (vWD)?

Von Willebrand disease, the most common inherited bleeding disorder worldwide and a cause of heavy menstrual bleeding in adolescent girls and women, is widely underrecognized. The underdetection of vWD is a missed opportunity to decrease the risk of obstetric/gynecologic symptoms such as spontaneous abortion, ovarian cysts, postpartum hemorrhage, and a diminished QoL. This educational activity intends to enhance HCP knowledge through discussion of proper diagnosis of this congenital bleeding d...
EXCEL Continuing Education

4th Annual Cutaneous Oncology Symposium 2019

This two-day course focuses on ten controversial topics in cutaneous oncology covering the fields of dermatology, surgical oncology, radiation oncology and medical oncology. The goal is to discuss the available evidence of these topics to assist in making the most informed decisions. Current and new advances in therapeutic treatments for both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers, especially, basal cell, squamous cell and Merkel cell carcinoma will be highlighted with the presentations an...
Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Internal Medicine Update – Sedona

22nd Annual Mayo Clinic Internal Medicine Update: Sedona 2019 is a unique four-day course offering primary care specialists a practical update on a variety of subspecialty topics. There are two sessions: October 3-6 and October 17-20, 2019. While the same 30-minute presentation topics are included for both sessions.
Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Internal Medicine Update – Sedona

22nd Annual Mayo Clinic Internal Medicine Update: Sedona 2019 is a unique four-day course offering primary care specialists a practical update on a variety of subspecialty topics. There are two sessions: October 3-6 and October 17-20, 2019. While the same 30-minute presentation topics are included for both sessions.
Mayo Clinic

CEN Exam Cram

The CEN Exam Cram is a one-day, fast-paced, question-driven program. Are you the nurse who wants that last-minute to cram before the exam? Then this program is for you. There are no long lectures or tedious talks, just questions. Using over 400 questions and patient scenarios, we will review the twelve areas outlined by the CEN Blueprint. Whether you are preparing to take the CEN Exam or just want to test the waters, come test your emergency nursing knowledge and CRAM for the EXAM! PROGRAM ...
MED-ED

Low Risk Neonatal Nursing Exam Review - Englewood

This course is designed for nurses who wish to take the NCC Certification Examination to obtain RNC-LRN designation. The course will focus on core concepts that are essential for caring for low-risk newborns. Course content has been designed specifically around NCC test content outlines and competency statements. Preparation is recommended prior to participation in this course. Recommended study resources, exam outlines and associated competencies can be found online at www.nccwebsite.org. ...
MED-ED

SCRN Exam Review - Kettering

This course is designed to prepare the nurse specializing in caring for stroke patients to pass the Stroke Certified Registered Nurse Examination. The course reviews all major topics of the examination and provides information regarding the latest guidelines and protocols for managing stroke patients. It reviews different stroke types, assessment, acute management and rehabilitation of strokes. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES This program prepares the learner to: 1. Identify the different typ...
MED-ED

CNRN® Exam Review - Kettering

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

Inpatient Obstetric Nursing Exam Review - Aurora

Presented in lecture format, this course reviews topics for the National Certification Corporation (NCC) Examination “Inpatient Obstetrics.” Elements of the examination will be discussed, followed by a review of the content. Pictures, animation, and graphics will be utilized to enhance the presentation. The major components include disease processes during pregnancy, fetal evaluation, application of fetal monitoring for the laboring client, and postpartum and neonatal assessments. Practice...
MED-ED

Med-Surg Exam Cram - Aurora

This one-day course is designed to provide nurses with the tools, confidence and knowledge to successfully complete the Medical-Surgical Nursing Exam. The exam content outlines and blueprints from the ANCC and MSNCB were used to develop this program. Topics covered from the exam content outlines will include: review of body systems, cardiac, pulmonary, gastrointestinal and diabetes. Pathophysiology of disease processes, including signs and symptoms and treatment modalities, will be presented. ...
MED-ED

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

Myeloma Masters: The Ultimate Myeloma Patient Care Quiz Show

Keeping pace with the rapid advances in multiple myeloma patient care presents a considerable challenge to health care providers—and potentially leaves patients at a loss to understand their disease and the options available for managing it. In the format of an entertaining interactive game (think Who Wants to Be a Millionaire), this activity tests players’ knowledge of current and emerging myeloma patient care best practices. Along the way—using a range of multimedia prompts and hints...
Rush University Medical Center

Neurological Emergencies

Education to Improve Diagnosis of Neurological Symptoms, Rapidly Identify Emergencies, and Optimize Outcomes This special Harvard Medical School CME course provides updates, best practices, and new algorithms to diagnose neurological symptoms, quickly identify a neurological emergency, and take appropriate measures to optimize outcomes for high-risk patients. This program provides state-of-the-art approaches for diagnosis and management of: • HIGH-FREQUENCY NEUROLOGICAL SYMPTOMS, includin...
Harvard Medical School

The Houston Aortic Symposium: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Diseases, the Thirteenth in the Series

This two-and-a-half day live symposium will be the thirteenth in an annual series and will be designed to present and discuss the diagnosis and treatment paradigms for aortic diseases, including medical, endovascular, surgical, and hybrid options. The scientific program will be formulated by consulting the current literature and national data, in conjunction with the expertise of the Program Directors and esteemed faculty, and incorporating information gathered from online needs assessment sur...
Promedica International CME

Updates in Neurology & Infectious Diseases 11-Night Japanese Explorer CME Cruise

Join us on a Japanese Explorer CME Cruise. Ports include: Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan ● Mt Fuji (Shimizu), Japan ● Osaka, Japan ● Kobe, Japan ● Kochi, Japan ● Fukuoka, Japan ● Busan, South Korea ● Aomori, Japan.
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

Clinical Pearls in Respirology & Family Medicine 7-Night Barbados Resort CME

Join us at Sandals Barbados & Royal Barbados for a "Clinical Pearls in Respirology & Family Medicine" CME conference.
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

Updates in Ophthalmology & Cardiology 13-Night New Zealand CME Cruise

Sail through New Zealand roundtrip from Sydney, Australia, Ports include: Sydney, Australia ● Doubtful Sound (Scenic Cruising) ● Milford Sound (Scenic Cruising) ● Dusky Sound (Scenic Cruising) ● Dunedin, Port Chalmers, New Zealand ● Akaroa, New Zealand ● Wellington, New Zealand ● Tauranga, New Zealand ● Auckland, New Zealand ● Bay of Islands, New Zealand.
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

Clinical Pearls in Family Medicine & Practice Management 7-Night Eastern Caribbean CME Cruise

Sail roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. Ports include: San Juan, Puerto Rico ● Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas ● Punta Cana, Dominican Republic ● Nassau, Bahamas.
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

Rheumatology & Pain Management 12-Night Royal Touch of Morocco CME Land Tour

Morocco, known as the land of the distant sunset, is bound to charm the most demanding of travellers. From storytellers to snake charmers, from Berber artists to contemporary fashion designers, the Kingdom of Morocco opens its heart to anyone who will listen. Join us in Morocco for a land tour and rheumatology & pain management CME conference.
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

Emergency Medicine & Managing Chronic Disease 10-Night South Africa CME Adventure

Join us on a bucket list trip to South Africa and enjoy CME focused on emergency medicine and chronic disease at the same time!
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

ENT and Dental Approaches to Head and Neck Conditions 10-Night Galapagos Islands CME Cruise

Join us in Quito & the Galapagos Islands for an "ENT and Dental Approaches to Head and Neck Conditions" CME conference.
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

Updates in Endocrinology & Gastroenterology 7-Night Qatar, Bahrain & The UAE CME Cruise

Sail roundrtrip from Dubai and sail through Qatar, Bahrain and the UAE.
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

Update in Women’s Health & Imaging 14-Night Antarctica CME Cruise

No other destination can elicit the sense of excitement and adventure as Antarctica. The most unspoilt and remote place left on Earth, this is the ultimate journey of a lifetime. Join us for an "Update in Women’s Health & Imaging" onboard the Celebrity Eclipse.
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

Pearls in Family Medicine & Practice Management 10-Night Southern Caribbean CME Cruise

Sail from Fort Lauderdale roundtrip and enjoy CME focused on family medicine and practice management. Ports include: Half Moon Cay, Bahamas ● Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos ● Amber Cove, Dominican Republic ● Kralendijk, Bonaire ● Willemstad, Curacao ● Oranjestad, Aruba.
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

Rheumatology, Osteoporosis & Medical Cannabis 7-Night Southern Caribbean CME Cruise

Sail roundtrip from San Juan, Puerto Rico and enjoy CME focused on rheumatology, osteoporosis & medical cannabis.
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

Clinical Pearls in Family Medicine & Pain Management 9-Night Tropical Costa Rica CME Adventure

Only four places in the world boast an ecosystem so unique that it produces a cloud forest, and Costa Rica is one of them. Join us for a 9-night CME adventure through Costa Rica.
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

Case Simulations in the Detection and Management of Narcolepsy: Patients That Keep You Up At Night

Residual ES in patients undergoing treatment for narcolepsy and OSA has a profound negative impact on patients' health-related quality of life (HRQoL). In order to properly treat this disorder, it is imperative that the rate of detection increases and that clinicians are educated on the efficacy of current and emerging treatment strategies that minimize the incidence of residual ES. Clinical tools such as Swiss Narcolepsy Scale (SNS) or Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) should be incorporated int...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Case Simulations in the Management of Persistent Excessive Sleepiness in OSA: Patients That Keep You Up At Night

The impact of residual excessive sleepiness (ES) in patients undergoing treatment for narcolepsy and OSA is profound, which highlights treatment challenges in their management. Optimal management of residual ES involves clinicians understanding the efficacy of current and emerging treatment strategies and the importance of shared decision-making tools and strategies. In this CME Outfitters decision-tree medical simulation, expert faculty focus on residual ES in patients with OSA and narcol...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Case Simulations in the Detection of OSA: Patients That Keep You Up At Night

Sleep is necessary for optimal functioning and health, and many patients diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and narcolepsy experience residual excessive sleepiness (ES) despite treatment. In order to avoid the negative impact on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and high medical costs associated with patients who suffer from residual ES, it is imperative that the rate of detection for this disorder increase. Clinicians should incorporate tools such as the Epworth Sleepiness Scal...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Streamlining Preventive Health for Patients with IBD Through Effective Care Models, Evidence-based Guidelines, and Patient Engagement

The Cleveland Clinic estimates that less than 20% of patients with IBD seen in their Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute have received appropriate immunization and preventative services that align with national guidelines and recommendations. Education is an important component for creating a roadmap and gaining buy-in among clinicians to implement change in practice. Educational interventions to both healthcare professionals (HCPs) and patients as part of the project to improve patient heal...
CME Outfitters, LLC

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

Opioid Use Disorder in Special Populations: Making Recovery a Goal

The opioid epidemic is ravaging many parts of the United States, resulting in drug overdose deaths emerging as the leading cause of injury death. The 2015 statistics from Health and Human Services on human and economic costs were staggering, reporting that 12.5 million people misused prescription opioids that year, resulting in $78.5 billion in economic costs. Yet the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA)'s National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol Abuse and Related Condit...
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

New Perspectives and Approaches from Orthopedic Surgeons for the Management of Acute Pain

To meet the pain needs of patients and minimize opioid prescribing, the Orthopedic Trauma Association has released new acute pain guidelines that emphasize precise prescribing within multimodal treatment plans that integrate non-opioid medications, cognitive strategies, and physical strategies such as immobilization, ice, elevation, and physical therapy. Not meant to be a one-size-fits-all standard of treatment, physicians should use the guidelines as a starting point when practicing the a...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Managing the Complexity of Chronic Pain in the Primary Care Setting

Primary care physicians (PCPs) have the opportunity to make a difference in the opioid epidemic, as they are responsible for approximately 50% of opioid prescriptions. PCPs 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 tools, and ongoing pat...
CME Outfitters, LLC

How PAs are Improving Skill Sets to Approach Opioid Use

A 2017 survey of physician assistants (PAs), data showed PAs are prescribing opioids and managing patients with pain in their practice; they’ve also expressed a need for education on both prescribing opioids and managing their patients with opioid use disorders – particularly in underserved populations. In this free CME Snack, Dr. Gold and Ms. Catherine Judd share insights on best ways to approach opioid use while discussing the importance of gathering comprehensive patient histories ...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Shifting Perspectives on Pain Management in Oral Surgery

In a survey of 1,015,116 opioid naïve patients undergoing surgery, total duration of opioid use was the strongest predictor of misuse and the greatest risk for individuals in the 15-24 age group. Young people aged 15-24 often get their first exposure to opioids with dental surgery. In a survey of randomly selected oral surgeons conducted by Dr. Abubaker and colleagues, the average number of opioid tablets prescribed was 20, with 22% prescribing more than 20 tablets, and 11% prescribing more t...
CME Outfitters, LLC

The Role that Gender Plays in Pain Perception, Treatment, and Addiction

Studies have shown that gender plays an important role in pain, pain perception, and opioid use. Women are more likely to gain access to opioids through their medical treatment. Not only are women prescribed opioids more often than men (53% vs. 46%), but this number increases with age. Often there is a lack of attention to underlying causes of opioid use disorder (OUD), particularly past sexual or emotional trauma, which can put women at a significantly higher risk for addiction and relapse. G...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Primary Care Internal Medicine

The Comprehensive 2019 Primary Care Update Updates, advances, and best practices to optimize patient care and clinical outcomes. Designed for busy clinicians, this comprehensive Harvard Medical School CME program ensures that you are current with the most important clinical changes and innovations impacting primary care and prepared to integrate them into your practice. In one immersive experience, participants learn advances and improved approaches to: • Cardiovascular disease • Di...
Harvard Medical School

Providing the Right Expectations: Understanding the Pathophysiology of Pain

It can be difficult and daunting to evaluate patients with chronic pain, as the nervous system is complex and knowing which type of pain the patient is experiencing – neuropathic, nociceptive, or nociplastic – is the best guide for where clinicians should focus their treatment choices; the fact that there is no clinical way to diagnose sensitization only adds to the difficulty. It’s important for clinicians to think of what the actual mechanisms of a medication are and how to use them in...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Understanding the Big Picture of Pain and Pain Assessment

Statement of Need The number of opioid related deaths in the US is on the rise and health care providers (HCPs) 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. Biopsychosocial assessment tools such as PEG (Pai...
CME Outfitters, LLC

A Makeover for Hepatitis B

In November of 2017 HEPLISAV-B was approved for the prevention of hepatitis B. HePLISAV-B is a two-dose vaccine administered 4 weeks apart. It will be important for health care providers to be aware of these new options. Health care providers will need to understand how HEPLISAV-B compares to other commercially available hepatitis B vaccines. In addition, numerous limitations exist with the oral antiviral medications currently used to treat patients chronically infected with hepatitis B. New r...
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A Makeover for Hepatitis B

In November of 2017 HEPLISAV-B was approved for the prevention of hepatitis B. HePLISAV-B is a two-dose vaccine administered 4 weeks apart. It will be important for health care providers to be aware of these new options. Health care providers will need to understand how HEPLISAV-B compares to other commercially available hepatitis B vaccines. In addition, numerous limitations exist with the oral antiviral medications currently used to treat patients chronically infected with hepatitis B. New r...
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Wading Through the Alerts: The Top Drug Interactions You Need to Know

Last year, the Chicago Tribune ran a two part investigative series finding that most community pharmacists missed most drug interactions presented to them. Naturally, pharmacies and pharmacy technicians everywhere thought the same could be done in their city, and felt vulnerable in a sea of drug interaction alerts. This course presents the most common and serious drug interactions to be aware of, and the clinical implications of each.
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Self-Care Specialist (SCS) Unit 1: Introduction to Self-Care

This activity is an introduction to over-the-counter drug therapy designed to make the pharmacist understand the scope and cost savings of OTC medications. A brief history of the laws that govern OTC products as well as approaches to helping patients make informed self-care choices. Although the behind the counter concept does exist, and is currently underutilized participants will see the need for expansion for that category. Join "Professor Pete" Kreckel a pharmacist with nearly four decades...
freeCE.com

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