Chronic Insomnia

Insomnia is one of the most common medical complaints, generating over 5 million office visits per year in the US alone. Symptoms of insomnia occur in one-third to one-half of adults in the US, and are more prevalent among women and older adults. In patients with coexisting psychiatric illnesses, the incidence approaches 50% to 75%. About 1 in 10 adults has chronic insomnia – symptoms that occur at least 3 times per week for at least 3 months. Among patients with chronic insomnia, up to one-...
The Rx Consultant

Pharmacy Law: Determining the Legitimacy of Opioid Prescriptions

The pharmacists at XYZ Pharmacy are concerned. The pharmacy is in close proximity to a pain management clinic and patients from this clinic regularly present the pharmacists with prescriptions for MS Contin®, oxycodone, methadone, and other opioids in quantities as large as 1,000 tablets for a 1-month supply. Those prescriptions are usually accompanied with prescriptions for fentanyl oral lozenges. A few other physicians in the area also write prescriptions for large quantities of opioids and...
The Rx Consultant

Antibiotic Stewardship: Improving Use In The Community

Antibiotic stewardship is the effort to improve antibiotic prescribing so that antibiotics are used correctly - and only when needed. It includes monitoring antibiotic prescribing; avoiding unnecessary use; minimizing underuse due to missed or delayed diagnoses; and, when an antibiotic is needed, ensuring selection of the appropriate drug, dose, route of administration, and duration of therapy. The goal of antibiotic stewardship is to treat infections effectively, while minimizing unintended c...
The Rx Consultant

Smoking Cessation For the Busy Clinician

More than 50 years after the landmark 1964 Surgeon General’s Report on the health consequences of smoking, an estimated 15% of adult Americans still smoke. Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death in the United States – accounting for 480,000 deaths per year (1 of every 5). People who quit smoking greatly reduce their risk for tobacco-related diseases, including cancer, heart disease, and lung disease, while also increasing life expectancy and improving quality of life. Each ...
The Rx Consultant

Pharmacy Law: Regulatory Developments Affecting Pharmacy Practice

The past few years have seen a number of legislative and regulatory changes at the federal level; both with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). This article will address key changes impacting pharmacy practice in the areas of compounding, drug supply chain security, biosimilars, and the regulation of controlled substances in order to prevent diversion and abuse. The passage of the Drug Quality and Security Act of 2013 (DQSA) updates the Fede...
The Rx Consultant

Osteoarthritis Management

Osteoarthritis (OA) – also called degenerative joint disease – is the most common chronic joint condition, affecting about 27 million Americans. The resulting pain, stiffness, and swelling can affect mobility, productivity, and quality of life. While no treatment has been shown to slow the progression of joint damage, a combination of non-drug interventions and drug therapy can be used to manage symptoms and improve mobility. Resistance exercise, weight loss, and psychosocial interventi...
The Rx Consultant

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 Series 30

Earn 10 hours of ACPE or AAFP (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 interaction ...
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

Online CE - Advances in the Management of Diabetes 2019

At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to: Describe the risks and benefits of psychotropic medications. Identify healthcare provider responsibilities to discuss and encourage the long-term use of psychotropic medications when warranted. Assess the impact of psychopharmacological direct effects on the patient’s symptoms. Evaluate the presence and severity of psychopharmacological side effects. Integrate information from the patient on the viability of sustained...
University Learning Systems

Infectious Diseases Western Caribbean Cruise Co-Sponsored w/School of Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook

Objectives: This seminar will provide information about current approaches for diagnosis, prevention and treatment of common infectious diseases. Upon completion, participants should be able to understand the recommendations and rationale behind treatment of common infections. This course is designed to explore major areas in infectious diseases which are impacting generalists.
Continuing Education, Inc

Cardiology Essentials and Case Studies Dalmation Coast and Italy Cruise Co-Sponsored w/School of Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook

•Primary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease •Secondary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease •Emerging Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease •Women and Heart Disease •Diagnosis & Management of Coronary Heart Disease •New Strategies in the Diagnosis & Treatment of Acute Coronary Syndromes •Diagnosis & Treatment of Acute Myocardial Infarction and its Complications •Advances in the Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure •Interventional Cardiology: Indications, Outco...
Continuing Education, Inc

Medical Ethics and Legal Medicine Western Caribbean Cruise

1.ETHICS & BIOETHICS 1 Hour ◦Bioethics, Professionalism, and Communication ◦Fetal Interests, Abortion and Stem Cell Research 2.REGULATION OF MEDICAL PRACTICE - Overview of Federal and State Laws 1 Hour ◦Licensing, Credentialing, Privileging and Impairment Issues ◦HIPAA, EMTALA, and Other Federal Mandates ◦Affordable Care Act and Accountable Care Organizations ◦Fraud and Abuse and Criminal Negligence 3.ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS (EHR) versus ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS (EMR) ...
Continuing Education, Inc

Essential Topics in Cardiology and Pulmonology: 2019 Update Japan, Korea and China Cruise

TBA
Continuing Education, Inc

Women's Health Norwegian Fjords Cruise

TBA
Continuing Education, Inc

Pharmacologic Management in Critical Care and Emergency Medicine - Portland

This course is designed to broaden and deepen the critical care and/or emergency medicine nurse’s knowledge and application of pharmacologic treatment principles. This course is designed to build a strong foundation of critical under-standing of pharmacokinetic basics that can be applied to all drugs. The course will then explore common conditions found in critical patient populations with an emphasis on pharmacologic management. Program Learning Outcomes This program prepares the learne...
MED-ED

Critical Care Concepts: Beyond the Basics - Hagerstown

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

About Suicide in Washington State, 6 units

The purpose of this course is to educate healthcare professionals and others in Washington State about the scope and seriousness of suicide. It includes information about suicide risk screening and assessment, identifies groups who are disproportionality affected by suicide, discusses psychosocial and pharmacological treatment methods, describes the role of supportive third parties in reducing suicide ideation and behaviors, relates aspects of military culture that may affect the incidence of ...
ATrain Education Inc.

comMIt (comprehensive motivational interviewing) for health care professionals

comMIt (comprehensive motivational interviewing training) for health care professionals is an e-learning program accredited for 8 hours of approved continuing education credit for dietitians, nurses, pharmacists, physicians and social workers. The learner has three months to complete this highly interactive program and receive CE credit. Learners may stop at any point in the program and then return to it where they left off. Learners may also review each module completed as often as they wou...
Berger Consulting, LLC

12-Night India’s Golden Triangle & The Sacred Ganges CME River Cruise - Neurology, Cardiology & Family Medicine

Neurology, Cardiology & Family Medicine 12-Night India’s Golden Triangle & The Sacred Ganges CME River Cruise October 17 – 29, 2019 Onboard the Uniworld Ganges Voyager II Presenting Faculty: Dr. Kathryn Giles, Dr. Jeff Habert, Dr. Guy Tremblay New Delhi ● Agra ● Jaipur ● Kolkata ● Kalna ● Matiari ● Murshidabad ● Baganagar ● Mayapur ● Bandel ● Chandannagar
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

12-Night Iberian Adventure CME Cruise - Update in Cardiology & Infectious Diseases

CME Topics TBA 12-Night Iberian Adventure CME Cruise September 15 - 27, 2019 Onboard the ms Nieuw Statendam Presenting Faculty: TBA Amsterdam, Netherlands ● Cork, Ireland ● Vigo, Spain ● Lisbon, Portugal ● Cadiz, Spain ● Gibraltar, British Territory ● Malaga, Spain ● Cartagena, Spain ● Rome, Italy Neurology
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

13-Night Society Islands, Cook Islands, Tonga & Fiji CME Cruise - Cardiology & Palliative Care Update

CME Topics TBA 13-Night Society Islands, Cook Islands, Tonga & Fiji CME Cruise September 7-21, 2019 Onboard the MS Paul Gauguin ROUNDTRIP ECONOMY AIRFARE FROM LOS ANGELES AND RETURN FROM FIJI INCLUDED Presenting Faculty: TBA Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands ● Moorea, Society Islands ● Taha'a, Society Islands ● Bora Bora, Society Islands ● Aitutaki, Cook Islands ● Vava’u, Tonga ● Savusavu, Vanua Levu, Fiji ● Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji ● Beqa Isla...
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

Conflict Resolution in Nursing

The nursing floor can be a stressful work environment and can lead to tension and personality clashes. Conflict Resolution in Nursing examines conflict in nursing and helps nurses and managers resolve conflict in the workplace.
Corexcel

Fit to Perform: Recognizing Impairment in the Workplace

Four vignettes will be presented reflecting employee experiences with unsatisfactory job performance due to substance use, mental and emotional conditions, physical conditions and cognitive decline.
Slack Inc.

Pain Management Update

This course is designed to provide healthcare professionals with information on pain including the physiology and types of pain, factors influencing pain, assessment, treatment modalities, barriers to pain management and patients’ rights related to pain. The goal of this course is to enable healthcare professionals to provide quality care to patients who report the presence of pain.
Slack Inc.

Psoriasis Management Considerations: What Would You Do?

Patients with a rash are commonly seen in the primary care office. Can you tell if it's psoriasis? These 3 interactive cases explore psoriasis diagnosis, management and when to refer to a specialist. The goal of these lectures is to equip clinicians with evidence-based knowledge and provide increased competence in managing their patients with psoriasis. All three cases are combined for nurses in 1 activity!
Louisiana Nurse Practitioner Foundation

Case Studies in Managing the Newly Diagnosed Patient with HIV: A STEP-HIV Initiative

This free interactive CME/CNE-Certified webinar will focus on the management of HIV infection based on current data and our understanding of the disease. It is designed for those who wish to learn the basics of caring for someone with HIV as well as for learners who want to expand their knowledge and understanding of optimal care of people with HIV. Topics to be covered include the initial evaluation of a person with newly diagnosed HIV infection; considerations in choosing an antiretroviral ...
American Academy of CME

Nursing Management of Cancer Treatment-Induced Cardiotoxicity

STATEMENT OF NEED Several studies reveal that certain cancer therapies adversely affect the heart and lead to various types of injuries, which often result in death. Adverse cardiac effects may occur immediately after cessation of therapy or, in some cases, years after the therapy has been discontinued. Often the cardiotoxicity presents in subtle ways, and a lack of awareness results in high morbidity and mortality. It is important for oncology nurses to be aware of current advances in the ...
i3 Health

Cleveland Clinic's Fundamental to Advanced Echocardiography (Online & DVD-ROM)

Physicians and Sonographers can meet their Echocardiography Lab CME requirements by completing this all new Cleveland Clinic activity, and obtain ABIM MOC points, as well. The program highlights practical issues in echocardiography, including new imaging technologies, multimodality imaging, the role of echo in clinical practice and guidance for structural heart interventions, as well as a focus on innovations. In addition to cutting edge presentations, several workshops will provide clinical ...
Meetings By Mail®

Workplace Violence Against Health Care Workers in the United States

Health care professionals work in a unique industry and routinely encounter highly personal and often intense situations that put them at risk of experiencing workplace violence. OSHA determined that serious workplace violence incidents were four times more common in health care from 2002 to 2013. It is crucial for all variations of physician practices, from small to large, to consider the impact of workplace violence and implement policies that reduce the risk of incidents occurring within th...
Massachusetts Medical Society

End of Life Care

Discussing end of life issues and palliative care options with patients who have life-limiting illnesses is challenging. Yet, the need for communication skills that address these issues is growing. In 2014, an estimated 1.6 to 1.7 million Americans received hospice care.
Slack Inc.

Management of Venous Thromboembolism in Hospitalized Patients With Cancer

STATEMENT OF NEED Venous thromboembolism (VTE), which consists primarily of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), is a life-threatening complication in hospitalized patients with cancer, and is associated with a 2- to 6-fold increase in likelihood of death (NCCN, 2016). The mainstay of treatment is anticoagulation; however, since cancer patients with VTE have higher rates of bleeding complications, VTE risk assessment is essential to determine which patients will benefit f...
i3 Health

The Value of Transparency in Advancing Safety and Promoting High Reliability: Legal & Ethical Issues

This course is an important overview of how various state and federal laws have historically limited transparency. In many instances, this has resulted in the protection of paper taking precedence over the protection of patients and caregivers. Find out how changes in the law and new regulations seek to advance a more transparent culture and gain an understanding of the multiple attributes of transparency in a highly reliable learning culture. Providers will determine the risks of transpar...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

Recognizing Cognitive Changes in Health Care Providers

Learners will identify signs of provider burnout, and recognize when mental health management becomes a factor in caring for patients. Discover how the airline industry can lead by example when evaluating cognitive competence in their pilots. Can the medical profession avoid patient errors by developing some of the same evaluations? Join Dr. Peck as he explores cognitive function as a normal aging function or medical disease impairment strikes. At the conclusion of the activity, attend...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

Practical Approach to Achieving Safety Across the Continuum

The American Hospital Association's (AHA) Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) recently announced the positive results of the Hospital Engagement Network (HEN 2.0) project. Just days after, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced HRET as one of 16 recipients of the Hospital Improvement and Innovation Network contract. Hospital Patient Safety Efforts Over Past Year Have Improved Care for More Than 34,000 Patients and Saved Nearly $300 Million Hospitals continue t...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

The Multifaceted Roles of the Physician Advisor and Influence in Health Care Organizations

We are in the midst of tremendous change in health care. The notion that a physician advisor only needs to know how to determine a proper level of care is well past us at this point. Physicians are taught how to care for patients first and foremost, and that will always be the primary responsibility. Providers are generally not taught how the systems that are built around them work; especially how care translates into reimbursement. There are age-old issues that are still not widely unders...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

MACRA and Value-Based Payment Models: Regulatory Changes and Reimbursement Implications

MACRA, MIPS, and APMs...Oh My! Currently, Medicare measures the value and quality of care provided by doctors and other clinicians through a patchwork of programs, including the Physician Quality Reporting System, the Value Modifier Program, and the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program. Through the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), Congress streamlined and improved these programs into one new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Most Med...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

Leadership to Improve Quality Outcomes, Safety, and Performance in Managed Care

In Module One, hear Dr. Sunil Sinha discuss Leadership to Create and Sustain a Culture of Safety and High Performance. Are You Leading Your Practice or Organization? Assess whether you are leading the most efficient practice with these intriguing sessions. Integrated health can only be successful with an integrated and cohesive team. Whether you are the head of your organization or an integral part of the team, strong leaders must be dedicated to safe and high performing practices. Provid...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

Case Management: A Model that Touches the Care Continuum

Readmission reduction programs have popped up all over the nation as hospitals seek to avoid readmission penalties. Sharp Healthcare in San Diego California, was given the opportunity to participate in the Community-based Care Transitions Program (CCTP), through a grant from CMS to work with other hospital systems and the community-based organization Aging and Independence Services. Connecting and communicating all the pieces is where the art of managing patients lies. Electronic data supp...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

Advancing Quality Through Consequential Measures

Health care providers can find some degree of security in the knowledge that the tools for achieving improvements remain grounded in stable fundamentals. Quality measures that support your mission while providing superior care and cutting costs are the key to improving quality. Performance measurement isn't just for health plans. Physicians are increasingly participating in performance measurement activities, especially in the context of pay-for-performance initiatives that are taking shap...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

A Multifaceted Approach to Health Care Quality & Patient Safety

ABQAURP’s 40th Annual Health Care Quality & Patient Safety Conference (HCQ&PS) will deliver multiple innovations, models, and best practices that have evolved to address the challenges you are facing. As we address our core competencies, high quality and safe health care still remain anchored to the partnership between patients and their health care providers. Today’s health care is provided in multiple settings, relying on people with varied expertise and training, under a variety of ...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

MACRA - Changing How Medicare Pays Providers

The Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is federal legislation enacted by the United State Congress and signed into law by President Obama on April 16, 2015, intended to contain healthcare costs and to focus Medicare spending on the quality of services beneficiaries receive rather than the quantity of those services. MACRA repeals previous Medicare physician payment formulas, modifies and combines quality and information technology programs, and reauthorizes the 1997 S...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

Florida Laws and Rules

This course reviews the purpose and membership of the Florida Board of Nursing (FBON), its legislative duties addressing certified nursing assistants (C.N.A.s), nurses and nursing education, and its role in promoting safe nursing practice. Relevant sections of the Florida Nurse Practice Act (Chapter 464 of the Florida Statutes) and Florida Administrative Code pertaining to Nursing (Chapter 64B9) are addressed. There are additional references to sections of the Florida Statutes addressing Gener...
Slack Inc.

Preventing Medical Errors for Clinical Health Professionals

This educational monograph addresses the identification, reporting, monitoring and reduction of medical error. It is intended to make participants aware of the magnitude of the problem, of the many-leveled activities needed to resolve it, and the importance of each person’s role in the national effort to reduce medical errors.
Slack Inc.

Domestic Violence 3 Hour: Focus on Child Abuse

This course focuses on child maltreatment, abuse and neglect within the larger context of domestic or family violence. The dynamics of domestic violence are presented using Pence and Paymer’s power and control wheel as a guiding explanatory model (1986). Common forms of child maltreatment, abuse and neglect are described and categorized with physical and behavioral symptoms. Opportunities for preventive education and support are described. Health care professionals’ responsibilities and ma...
Slack Inc.

Frontotemporal Disorders: The Many Names of FTD

Frontotemporal Disorders is an online course designed to help nurses and medical professionals recognize signs and symptoms of FTD. This course will address care issues for patients exhibiting difficult behavior in hospitals, mental health settings, long-term care communities, and other settings.
Corexcel

Big Biologics and MABs...and the Increasing Immunosuppressed World

Big Biologics and MABs is designed for RNs and LVNs who care for patients taking immunosuppressant/biologic medications. This course discusses immunosuppression, biologic therapies, and monoclonal antibodies. It will help medical professionals decrease infection risk and provide education for immunocompromised patients.
Corexcel

FREE Dermatology CME

Upgrade your practice of Dermatology and earn Free Dermatology CME credits with these Free Dermatology CME programs from CMEList.com. Programs are typically 1-2 hours long and feature slide-video lectures from specialists in Dermatology.
CMEList.com

BoardVitals Online CME + MOC Self-Assessment Activity (1 Year Access) with FREE $1,000 AMAZON GIFT CARD

Complete your CME and MOC Requirements Online with BoardVitals Online CME + MOC Self-Assessment Activity (1 Year Access) with FREE $1,000 AMAZON GIFT CARD. Answer board-style questions and cases related to your specialty and earn credits fast! Key features of BoardVitals Online CME + MOC Self-Assessment Activity include: Thousands of board-style questions and cases with evidence based explanations for review Aligned with the MOC / Recertification exam content for each specialty board Answe...
Board Vitals

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