Antihyperglycemic Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes: What's Guiding Pharmacotherapy Choice?

Diabetes treatment options continue to expand. While this allows providers to have a larger armamentarium for treatment, questions still remain about the best option(s) to use in certain patients. Clinical inertia related to progressive diabetes management also exists for many patients and providers, making successful glycemic control even more difficult. This program will provide and overview of strategies used for recognizing and overcoming clinical inertia. It will also provide an overview ...
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Antihyperglycemic Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes: What's Guiding Pharmacotherapy Choice?

Diabetes treatment options continue to expand. While this allows providers to have a larger armamentarium for treatment, questions still remain about the best option(s) to use in certain patients. Clinical inertia related to progressive diabetes management also exists for many patients and providers, making successful glycemic control even more difficult. This program will provide and overview of strategies used for recognizing and overcoming clinical inertia. It will also provide an overview ...
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Antihyperglycemic Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes: What's Guiding Pharmacotherapy Choice?

Diabetes treatment options continue to expand. While this allows providers to have a larger armamentarium for treatment, questions still remain about the best option(s) to use in certain patients. Clinical inertia related to progressive diabetes management also exists for many patients and providers, making successful glycemic control even more difficult. This program will provide and overview of strategies used for recognizing and overcoming clinical inertia. It will also provide an overview ...
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Antihyperglycemic Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes: What's Guiding Pharmacotherapy Choice?

Diabetes treatment options continue to expand. While this allows providers to have a larger armamentarium for treatment, questions still remain about the best option(s) to use in certain patients. Clinical inertia related to progressive diabetes management also exists for many patients and providers, making successful glycemic control even more difficult. This program will provide and overview of strategies used for recognizing and overcoming clinical inertia. It will also provide an overview ...
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Antihyperglycemic Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes: What's Guiding Pharmacotherapy Choice?

Diabetes treatment options continue to expand. While this allows providers to have a larger armamentarium for treatment, questions still remain about the best option(s) to use in certain patients. Clinical inertia related to progressive diabetes management also exists for many patients and providers, making successful glycemic control even more difficult. This program will provide and overview of strategies used for recognizing and overcoming clinical inertia. It will also provide an overview ...
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Antihyperglycemic Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes: What's Guiding Pharmacotherapy Choice?

Diabetes treatment options continue to expand. While this allows providers to have a larger armamentarium for treatment, questions still remain about the best option(s) to use in certain patients. Clinical inertia related to progressive diabetes management also exists for many patients and providers, making successful glycemic control even more difficult. This program will provide and overview of strategies used for recognizing and overcoming clinical inertia. It will also provide an overview ...
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Melting Pots and Stained Glass Windows: Genetic Differences in Our Patients

Every time we look out over our prescription counter we see a very unique individual. Every one of our patients will metabolize and excrete drugs based on their own genetic makeup. As medicine becomes more specific for disease states, medications will become even more specific based on the patient's ability to metabolize and excrete drugs. This program will focus on the most common drugs and the most common P450 enzyme families. Population groups will also be discussed with regard to disease s...
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Self-Care Specialist (SCS) Unit 4: Women's Health

Women are generally not too shy in asking questions in the "Feminine Hygiene" aisle. They are very proactive about their health and given a private area, they will specifically tell you what symptoms they are having. This activity is an overview to women's most frequent health issues, including vaginal infections, urinary tract infections and menstrual maladies. We will discuss the number of sexual lubricants that are available and select the right ones be it for a woman wanting to conceive or...
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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...
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New Drugs and Drug News of 2017

Pharmacy practitioners need to be knowledgeable about new drugs introduced to the market, and public health advisories about drug therapy.
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How Sweet It Is! Management of Diabetes: Introduction to Diabetes Mellitus

Pharmacy practitioners need to be able to recognize patients at risk for diabetes mellitus, and how to differentiate between types 1 and 2, because this drives drug therapy decision making.
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How Sweet It Is! Management of Diabetes: Diabetes Disease State Management

Pharmacists are increasingly providing diabetes disease state management in large numbers. This presentation will pull together all the information in this series through a case-based discussion.
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How Sweet It Is! Management of Diabetes: Lifestyle Modification and Diabetes Mellitus

Step one after diagnosis of diabetes mellitus is implementation of a plan for lifestyle modification, which generally includes dietary change and a physical activity plan. Pharmacy practitioners are frequently unsure how to provide these recommendations. Pharmacy practitioners may also advise patients with diabetes on other interventions such as stress management.
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The Challenges of Invasive Fungal Infections in Community Hospitals: A CME Guidebook to Improve Therapy and Clinical Outcomes

This interactive digital guidebook addresses the unique challenges of the community hospital to aid community practitioners, emergency-department physicians, critical-care physicians, hematologists, oncologists, and transplant surgeons in the treatment of patients with invasive fungal infections (IFIs), particularly in immunocompromised or immunosuppressed patients. Chapter topics include the epidemiology and burden of IFIs, ensuring a timely and accurate diagnosis, and the selection of approp...
ACHL

ALASKA CRUISE ON PRINCESS: Medical/Dental Challenges in Alaskan Communities

The Professional Education Society invites you to join our CME/CE Seminar for Medical, Dental, Nursing and Allied Healthcare Professionals. Join PES on an adventure of a lifetime to the last frontier and view vast stretches of pristine scenery, glaciers, gold rush towns, and remarkable wildlife! Family and friends welcome! Planned In Country Healthcare Topics Include: - Strategies for Improving Community Access to Healthcare - Importance of Cross-Cultural Competence on Patient Outcom...
Professional Education Society

An Integrative Approach to Treating Inflammation

Inflammation is the root or can play a major role in numerous diseases, from heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's, arthritis, and even disease states of the digestive tract. Complementary therapy has proven to be effective and often comes with a lower side-effect profile than many anti-inflammatory medications such as NSAIDS (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications). We will cover how lifestyle aspects, including exercise, diet, relaxation strategies and nutritional therapy can support hea...
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Cleveland Clinic's 20th Valve Disease, Structural Interventions & Diastology Summit (Online & DVD-ROM)

This all new Cleveland Clinic educational activity will focus on valve disease, particularly the newest issues involving structural valve interventions. Emphasis is placed on echocardiographic and clinical evaluation of diastolic dysfunction, as well as new and emerging imaging techniques. Clinical indications for structural interventions and surgery will be discussed, as well as the merits and goals of medical management. Worth up to 18.5 AMA PRA Category I Credits™, this enduring mat...
Meetings By Mail®

Online CE/CME - New Drug Update April 2018: Parts 1 & 2

Earn 10 hours of ACPE, ANCC or AMA Category 2 credit, at the location of your choosing. At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to: 1. Identify recent FDA drug communications, including but not limited to, labeling changes, warnings, new indications, new dosage forms and MedWatch alerts. 2. Discuss the new drugs with respect to their pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, approved and unapproved indications. 3. Describe their adverse effects and drug interactio...
University Learning Systems

New Drugs 2017

In 2017, 46 new medicines were approved by the FDA – the highest number of approvals in 21 years. Scott Gottlieb, who was sworn in as FDA Commissioner in May 2017, has made use of policy changes put into effect during recent years to accelerate the approval process. This issue of The Rx Consultant focuses on new drugs that may be important additions (including a number of “firsts”) in their therapeutic areas: venous thromboembolism prophylaxis, atopic dermatitis, hepatitis C infectio...
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The Legal Sufficiency of Documentation

Health professionals often wonder how much documentation is enough documentation, following the resolution of concerns with patient care. When and where to document are equally challenging issues for health professionals. This program discusses the legal requirements for documenting an event in patient care.
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Online CE - Central Nervous System

Overview of the Fundamentals of Pharmacotherapy for Disorders of the Central Nervous System At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to: Describe the fundamentals of neurotransmission List the sites of action of drugs that are used for CNS disorders List and describe the most common characteristics of neurotransmitters associated with the CNS List the drugs most commonly prescribed for the disorders discussed Compare and contrast the relative efficacy of drug...
University Learning Systems

Online CE - Dietary Supplements

Dietary Supplements: What the NIH and Other Experts Have to Say At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to: Describe consumer trends in use of dietary supplements. Discuss top dietary supplements in the U.S. including the evidence-basis for their use. Describe problems with herb and dietary supplement products and strategies to assist patients in the safe use of these products. Identify quality sources of evidence-based information about dietary supplements an...
University Learning Systems

Online CE - The Opioid Crisis

The Opioid Crisis: Safe Prescribing-Balancing the Benefits and Risks for Patients with Acute and Chronic Pain At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to: Describe the current data on the use and abuse of opioids in the US. Assess patients accurately with pain for consideration of an opioid trial. Establish realistic goals for pain management and restoration of function. Initiate and titrate opioid treatment (IR and ER/LA) safely and judiciously, maximizing ef...
University Learning Systems

Online CE - Hepatitis C

TEEMwork Makes the Dream Work: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Best Patient Care Practices for Hepatitis C At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to: Review the pathophysiology and complications of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV). Identify patients who are appropriate for treatment of HCV. Discuss current guidelines and recommendations for treatment of HCV in treatment naïve, compensated patients and in experienced, decompensated patients. Summarize common barriers...
University Learning Systems

Vaccine Handling, Storage, and Administration Review

Vaccination recommendations change frequently. Pharmacists must stay up to date on current vaccine storage, handling, and administration techniques in order to ensure patient's receive competent and safe care.
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CPAN®/CAPA® Exam Review - Cummings

This course is designed for nurses working in the perianesthesia setting who plan to take the CPAN®/CAPA® Exam. The course will focus on core concepts defined by ASPAN™ for caring for all populations. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES This program prepares the learner to: 1. Describe the CPAN®/CAPA® Exam, test plan and the practice requirements to sit for the exam. 2. Construct a study plan for the exam based on understanding the blueprint and domains of practice covered. 3. Identify co...
MED-ED

25th Annual Clinical Reviews and Primary Care Update 2018

Clinical Reviews and Primary Care Update seeks to update physicians on the latest recommendations of medical subspecialties important to the primary care physician. It is a comprehensive program consisting of lectures, workshops and panel discussions on topics of general interest in various areas of medicine.
Mayo Clinic

HIV Infection: An Update on Antiretroviral Therapy – Florida Board-Approved Edition

Florida Licensees: This issue, together with the Supplement (pages 13 - 19) meets the requirement of the Florida Board of Pharmacy for a CE course on HIV/AIDS. Thirty seven years after the first case of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) was reported, 36.7 million people world-wide are living with HIV. About 1.8 million new HIV infections and 1 million AIDS-related deaths were reported in 2016. However, there has been significant progress in battling the disease over the last 20 year...
The Rx Consultant

Opioid Prescriptions: Balancing Misuse or Abuse With Pain Control

This CE activity meets the Florida Board of Pharmacy requirement for a Board-approved 2-hour continuing education course on the Validation of Prescriptions for Controlled Substances. It also meets other state board requirements for a continuing education course on patient safety. The appropriate and safe management of pain, and concerns about opioid overuse, abuse and overdose, have been making headlines for the past 20 years. Historically, opioids have been used for chronic non-cancer pain...
The Rx Consultant

Immunization Update: A Focus on Medical Indications for Vaccines in Adults

The Healthy People 2020 report, published by the US Department of Health and Human Services, includes targets for reducing vaccine-preventable disease rates and increasing vaccination rates in all age groups. According to the report, for each birth cohort (group of individuals born in the same year), immunization with the routine childhood vaccination schedule prevents 14 million cases of disease and reduces direct healthcare costs by $9.9 billion. Vaccines are one of the most cost-effective c...
The Rx Consultant

Diabetes Update

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) updates their practice guidelines every year, incorporating new data that can have a significant impact on patient health, care, and outcomes. Each January for the past 26 years, the ADA has published these guidelines as the Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes, referred to simply as the “Standards of Care.” This publication is the go-to reference guide for many healthcare professionals who care for people with diabetes. It provides practitioners, p...
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Hypertension Update 2018

This issue will bring you up to date on the recent guidelines for the management of hypertension in adults. Key Takeaways: • Two guidelines, two definitions of hypertension: The 2017 ACC/AHA guideline defines stage 1 hypertension as a BP of 130/80 mmHg or above. In contrast, the hypertension guideline from the 8th Joint National Committee (JNC 8) defines hypertension as BP of 140/90 mmHg or above - an ongoing controversy. • Think preventive: ACC/AHA recommends lifestyle changes for p...
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Everything Cardiac - Flushing

This program provides a clinically applicable review of cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology, cardiac assessment, cardiovascular pharmacology and interventions based on current guidelines for the most common cardiac disorders seen in clinical practice. Content includes a review of cardiac physiology that can be applied in daily practice, the physiological basis for cardiovascular drug therapy and the pathophysiology, diagnosis and guideline-based treatment strategies for heart failure...
MED-ED

Critical Care Concepts: Beyond the Basics - Chicago Metro

Although there are many programs available for those working in critical care, there is a need for those that are considered the "experts" to be challenged and further build their critical thinking skills. With the constant changes in evidence-based practice that drives what and why we do what we do, for many of us the only way to stay on top of the changes is through interaction in seminar format. Come learn, grow, and be challenged as we move beyond the basics with the sickest of our patient...
MED-ED

3rd Annual Cutaneous Oncology Symposium 2018

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.
Mayo Clinic

Medical-Surgical Nursing Exam Review - Malden

This two-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, neurologic, gastrointestinal, renal, genitourinary, reproductive, endocrine, hematologic, musculoskeletal, immune and more. Pathophysiology of ...
MED-ED

Medical and Surgical Approaches to GI Disorders, July 16-20, 2018

This symposium should prepare participants to: Review advances in treating diseases commonly seen by gastroenterologists and GI surgeons, Outline practical, evidenced-based approaches for diagnosis and management of GI disorders that reflect advances in treatment, Discuss challenges and controversies in managing the patient with GI disease.
Medical College of Georgia

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. NEW PRACTICES FOR THE WORKUP AND MANAGEMENT OF NEUROLOGICAL COMPLAINTS Among the highest-rated Harvard Medical School CME courses,...
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Moving the Needle on Blood Pressure Management in Adults

High blood pressure affects millions of patients in the United States and is a commonly encountered disease state in the healthcare arena. With the role of a pharmacist expanding to include additional clinical functions such as medication therapy management and collaborative practice, it is essential that an evidence-based approach is taken when assessing patients as well as evaluating and optimizing pharmacotherapy regimens. New guidelines are available to help guide the assessment and treatm...
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Online CE - Marijuana and Other Schedule 1 Drugs: Potential for Medical Use and Abuse

Compare and contrast the evidence for and against the medical use of all substances discussed with special emphasis on marijuana. List the commonly used indications for medical marijuana. Discuss how medical marijuana is dosed. List the commonly encountered restrictions to the use of medical marijuana. Describe the rational used for promoting the recreational use of marijuana. Describe the abuse and addictive potential of all substances discussed. Discuss the scope of the abuse problem w...
University Learning Systems

Online CE - What’s New with Lipid Management: Managing Statin Intolerance, Consensus Recommendations, New Evidence, and PCSK9 Inhibitors

At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to: 1. Review medications and lifestyle modifications that are recommended for the treatment of dyslipidemia. 2. Identify the patient populations that benefit from statin therapy according to consensus guidelines. 3. Discuss recommendations from the US Preventative Services Task Force for statin therapy in primary prevention. 4. Define the role in of nonstatin therapy in the treatment of dyslipidemia. 5. Compare and contra...
University Learning Systems

Online CE - What’s New with Hypertension: How Low to Go, New Evidence, Consensus Recommendations, and Treating Resistant Hypertension

At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to: Review medications and lifestyle modifications that are recommended for the treatment of hypertension. Compare and contrast guidelines and consensus recommendations for the treatment of patients with hypertension. Identify patient specific blood pressure goals for patients with hypertension. Interpret findings from the SPRINT trial and identify strengths and weaknesses of these data when applies to determining a patient-...
University Learning Systems

Online CE - Advances in the Management of Diabetes

At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to: Review recent updates to the standards of care recommended by the American Diabetes Association. Evaluate the advantages, disadvantages, and place in therapy for recently approved diabetes medications. Describe recent cardiovascular outcome trials for new diabetes medications and their implications for patient care. Identify new insulin delivery devices and glucose monitoring devices and Determine their utility in patie...
University Learning Systems

In the Wrong Hands: Preventing Accidental Poisonings in Children

Despite the sustained progress made by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970, the percentage of childhood deaths attributed to medications continues to increase. Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, and Nurses are in a prime position to provide education and awareness through professional advocacy. This session seeks to define the scope of the problem using analytical data collected from poison control centers in the United States. In addition, recommendations for the appropriate response ...
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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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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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A Pharmacist's Dozen: A Review of the Most Influential Medications of All Time

The average life span has consistently increased over the past decades, or even century, due to huge advances in overall health care, but with particular attention to medicinal breakthroughs. Year after year, more and more medications are developed and marketed to become some of the most famous medications of all time. In this presentation, we will take a step back, and review what can be considered the most influential medications ever. Some medications can be debated as to having either a po...
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Medical Cannabis Update: Emerging Roles for Pharmacists

Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have now enacted laws regarding cannabis. This includes medical and recreational use of cannabis. Pharmacists may be uncomfortable discussing cannabis use with patients given its Schedule I status and potential drug interactions; however, it is necessary for pharmacists to provide education and effective counseling when patients use cannabis. This program will address key issues so that pharmacists are better able to discuss the medical use of ca...
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Gotta Catch Them All! The Pokemon Approach to Understanding Direct Oral Anticoagulants

Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are recognized by guidelines as first-line options for the treatment of venous thromboembolism and prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in nonvalular atrial fibrillation. Now that multiple DOACs have been FDA approved for these indications, and their use is wide-spread, it is challenging to ensure patient safety as each agent has slightly different pharmacokinetic considerations with its use. This program will address safety and efficacy with each agent...
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Critical Care Concepts: Beyond the Basics - Reno

Although there are many programs available for those working in critical care, there is a need for those that are considered the "experts" to be challenged and further build their critical thinking skills. With the constant changes in evidence-based practice that drives what and why we do what we do, for many of us the only way to stay on top of the changes is through interaction in seminar format. Come learn, grow, and be challenged as we move beyond the basics with the sickest of our patient...
Critical Care Concepts: Beyond the Basics - Reno

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