Maternal Newborn Nursing Exam Review - Livingston

Presented in lecture format, this course reviews topics for the National Certification Corporation (NCC) examination “Maternal Newborn Nursing." Elements of the examination are discussed, followed by a review of the content. The major components include disease processes during pregnancy, maternal and fetal complications, postpartum and neonatal assessments. Practice questions are integrated throughout the presentation. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES This program prepares the learner to: 1...
MED-ED

Tracy Has Chest Palpitations and Cough: What Does Her Imaging Tell Us?

Upon completion of the activity, participants should be able to: Choose diagnostic interventions (including consultations with other specialties) that can help confirm the necessary diagnosis of exclusion for sarcoidosis
The France Foundation

When Should You Consider Palliative Care in the Patient Journey?

Upon completion of the activity, participants should be able to: Formulate a management plan that optimizes collaboration with other care providers
The France Foundation

Is Mary’s PAH Making You Dizzy?

Upon completion of the activity, participants should be able to: Choose optimal, recommended testing that can help confirm PAH diagnosis Summarize available and emerging treatment options for PAH, including combination approaches
The France Foundation

Eugene’s U(I)P-Hill Battle

Upon completion of the activity, participants should be able to: Use a multidisciplinary approach based on ATS/ERS guidelines for diagnosing IPF Incorporate new findings/recommendations into the diagnostic process for IPF Recognize signs and symptoms that may indicate IPF Provide rationales for starting treatment Use strategies for mitigating IPF treatment side effects and increasing adherence Address IPF comorbidities Formulate a management plan that optimizes collaboration with othe...
The France Foundation

Shedding Light on Jane’s ILD Diagnosis

Upon completion of the activity, participants should be able to: Use a multidisciplinary approach based on ATS/ERS guidelines for diagnosing IPF Incorporate new findings/recommendations into the diagnostic process for IPF Recognize signs and symptoms that may indicate IPF Provide rationales for starting treatment Use strategies for mitigating IPF treatment side effects and increasing adherence Address IPF comorbidities Formulate a management plan that optimizes collaboration with othe...
The France Foundation

What is Your Treatment Recommendation for Sandra’s CTEPH?

LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon completion of the activity, participants should be able to: Select optimal, recommended testing to confirm CTEPH diagnosis Summarize available and emerging treatment options for inoperable CTEPH Discuss radiological tests and features that can help differentiate CTEPH from other pulmonary diseases
The France Foundation

Jeff’s COPD is No Smoke!

LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon completion of the activity, participants should be able to: Evaluate data on available inhalers, with a focus on new and emerging combination options Implement strategies that facilitate proper inhaler use
The France Foundation

Clearing the Air on Chuck’s Asthma

LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon completion of the activity, participants should be able to: Perform a thorough assessment of asthma severity and control in day-to-day practice Explain how mechanisms of action of new/emerging type 2 inflammation-directed treatments address the underlying immunology of asthma Select appropriate type 2 inflammation-targeted therapies on the basis of safety and efficacy data, and phenotype
The France Foundation

Conquering the Complex: Astute Diagnosis and Treatment of NTM Lung Disease: Management of Mycobacterium Abscessus Lung Disease

Upon completion of the activity, participants should be able to: Use a multipronged approach (clinical assessments, radiology, and microbiology) in order to diagnose NTM-LD in a timely manner Summarize key aspects of data regarding current/emerging therapies pertaining to the treatment of NTM-LD Apply recent data on NTM-LD therapies to treatment selection and management
The France Foundation

Conquering the Complex: Astute Diagnosis and Treatment of NTM Lung Disease: Difficult to Treat Mycobacterium Avium Complex Lung Disease

Upon completion of the activity, participants should be able to: Use a multipronged approach (clinical assessments, radiology, and microbiology) in order to diagnose NTM-LD in a timely manner Summarize key aspects of data regarding current/emerging therapies pertaining to the treatment of NTM-LD Apply recent data on NTM-LD therapies to treatment selection and management
The France Foundation

Conquering the Complex: Astute Diagnosis and Treatment of NTM Lung Disease: Management of Mycobacterium Avium Complex Lung Disease

Upon completion of the activity, participants should be able to: Use a multipronged approach (clinical assessments, radiology, and microbiology) in order to diagnose NTM-LD in a timely manner Summarize key aspects of data regarding current/emerging therapies pertaining to the treatment of NTM-LD Apply recent data on NTM-LD therapies to treatment selection and management
The France Foundation

Antipsychotic Update

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Sex, Drugs and (Hold the Rock-'n-Roll)

Everyone’s doing it! It’s how we all got here! You can’t drive down the interstate without seeing a billboard with sexual overtones. Why then do we all “blush” when it comes to discussions about sex and sexual dysfunction. Even in our pharmacies and clinics we get nervous when it comes to discussions about anorgasmia, female hypoactive sexual desire disorder, erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. Join our Professor Pete for a thoughtful and professional discussion about...
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Sex, Drugs and (Hold the Rock-'n-Roll)

Everyone’s doing it! It’s how we all got here! You can’t drive down the interstate without seeing a billboard with sexual overtones. Why then do we all “blush” when it comes to discussions about sex and sexual dysfunction. Even in our pharmacies and clinics we get nervous when it comes to discussions about anorgasmia, female hypoactive sexual desire disorder, erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. Join our Professor Pete for a thoughtful and professional discussion about...
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Primary Care Update 2020 Florida

3 day conference at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Bonita Springs, FL. Topics to be determined soon
University Learning Systems

Current Treatment Strategies 2019 Las Vegas

Choose to attend 1, 2 or 3 days of this conference at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino Session 1: Drug Dosing in Obesity, Diabetes Pharmacology and Bariatric Surgery in Diabetes Session 2: To be determined Session 3: To be determined
University Learning Systems

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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Battling Obesity with Low Carbohydrate & Ketogenic Diets: Clearing the Confusion and Understanding The Science Behind Low Carbohydrate and Ketogenic Diets for Weight Loss

Obesity continues to climb at an alarming rate. In 1960, the percentage of the population in North America was at 12 %, projections for percentage of the population that will be obese in 2020 is over 40%. Health costs are higher along with increased related disease states to an obese patient. The Ketogenic Diet is gaining more and more popularity in helping people lose weight. With the gaining popularity, its important for health care practitioners to understand how it works, and what is ketos...
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For the Love of Lipids: Cholesterol Management to Reduce the Risk of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

The guideline governing the management of blood cholesterol to reduce cardiovascular risk was recently revised at the end of 2018. Several critical changes were made to the guideline, including the identification of high risk and very high-risk factors, restructuring of patient groups in which to consider drug therapy, revised therapeutic targets, and incorporation of newer non-statin drugs to the clinical armamentarium. It is imperative to disseminate these updates to healthcare practitioners...
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Biomarkers and Beyond: An Antimicrobial Stewardship Approach to Fighting Infections in the ICU

As clinical practitioners, we often struggle to find a balance between appropriate treatment of infectious disease states and antimicrobial stewardship to prevent antimicrobial resistance. In 2016 the Infectious Diseases Society of America published guidelines for the implementation of antimicrobial stewardship programs to help improve the appropriate use of antimicrobials by promoting the selection of the optimal antibiotic drug regimen and duration. As clinicians we often need tools to help ...
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Women and HIV: A Case Based Focus on Contraception, Family Planning, Prenatal Care and Postpartum Care

Since women are often an underrepresented population in HIV care and clinical trials, it is essential to highlight pertinent reproductive needs and HIV management
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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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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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5th Annual Multimodality Cardiovascular and Thoracic Imaging 2019

This course reviews the spectrum of advanced cardiovascular imaging including echocardiography, MRI, CT and nuclear cardiology for the practicing cardiologist or radiologist wishing to obtain state of the art knowledge on updated techniques and practices. In addition to interactive didactic sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to hone their skills with hands-on sessions and small-group workshops. A comprehensive didactic and hands-on, 4-day symposium will focus on point of care ultras...
Mayo Clinic

Everything Cardiac - Hagertown

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

USF Health 2020 Symposium Update in Allergy and Immunology

The conference will focus on the breakthrough advances in allergy and immunology. A rhinoscopy breakout skills session is available the first morning.
USF Health Professions Conferencing Corporation

Critical Care Concepts: Beyond the Basics - Charlotte

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

Medical-Surgical Nursing Exam Review - Pasadena

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

CEN Exam Review - Miami

This course is a review of emergency nursing designed to assist the participant in successfully obtaining CEN certification. The course offers lectures, graphics, videos and practice questions in many of the areas that are tested on the CEN Exam. This review will provide not only a knowledge base for successfully completing the exam, but also a foundation for further study as the participant works towards emergency nursing certification. Why Be Certified Successfully completing the Certifi...
MED-ED

Comprehensive Genomic Profiling: Towards Precision Medicine

Our understanding of cancer genomics is dramatically changing cancer diagnostics, leading the way to personalized cancer care. Delivering comprehensive genomic profiling for clinical cancer care is transforming cancer care. Therapy targeting the alterations that drive an individual patient’s cancer can yield dramatic results. When correctly implemented, next generation sequencing (NGS) methods provide millions of individual observations that are representative of the genetic makeup of a samp...
EXCEL Continuing Education

Drug Diversion: Protecting Your Pharmacy Practice

This presentation will allow those working in the retail pharmacy setting to become more aware of scams and deceptions that are commonplace by drug seekers. In addition, common sense solutions to prevent drug crimes, pharmacy robberies and burglaries will be discussed. Pharmacists will be better equipped to work positively with prescribers in accommodating legitimate patients while weeding out those trying to deceive both the prescriber and dispenser of controlled substances.
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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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When Mistakes Happen at Home: Therapeutic Errors in Pediatrics and Adults

Health care providers are not always aware of therapeutic errors made by patients. Nor are they aware of the drugs and drug classes that are likely to produce toxic effects when errors occur. Pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and nurses will be able to use this information to help educate patients on the correct way to take medications and what interventions should be made when errors occur.
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Validation and Counseling of Prescriptions for Controlled Substances and Opioids

This program will identify the latest prescription drug diversion trends that practicing pharmacists need to be aware of. The program will describe the laws regarding the validation of controlled substance prescriptions for the state of Florida. It will describe tips when reviewing a state prescription drug monitoring program report. It will also discuss comment red flags of prescription drugs diversion by patients and prescribers used to obtain prescriptions for controlled substance for abuse...
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Nausea and Vomiting: More than just Hangovers

Nausea and vomiting are treatable but most clinicians are not well aware of the array of options and therefore a lot of nausea and vomiting goes untreated or self-medicated.
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Over the Counter Medications - What Can I Give My Child?

Parents want to help their children feel better when they are sick. They end up standing in front of the shelves and shelves of over the counter medications and staring at the many different options. It is difficult to determine which medication, if any, will be helpful. They often seek out advice from the pharmacy counter. Pharmacy staff need to be knowledgeable with the dosages and use of over the counter medication in order to best help these parents.
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Home Safe Home? Poisonings With Household Products

Pharmacists are often the first-line health care professionals that the public and other health care providers seek for information about adult and pediatric poisonings with household products. Many are not aware of the hazards associated with these common products nor the treatment of poisonings with these products. Pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and nurses should be proactive in providing information to patients to help prevent poisonings.
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Primary Care Update: Pathways to Knowledge

Conference Overview: Primary care medicine is the foundation — and largest component — of our health care system. Primary care clinicians attend to over half of all clinic visits. When patients have good access to high-quality primary care medicine, the result is often more timely care, better preventive care, less unnecessary care, improved cost and lower mortality. Remaining up-to-date on practice guidelines and medical skills is imperative for primary care clinicians to provide accessi...
HealthPartners Institute

Magical, Mystical, Mischievous Methadone: She’s a Naughty Kitten but Worth it!

Methadone is a complicated opioid that requires great care in selecting appropriate candidates, dosing and monitoring. The majority of practitioners lack these skills. It is critically important that pharmacists are knowledgeable about methadone.
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A New Hope in the Prevention of Shingles

Shingles is cause by a reactivation of latent varicella-zoster (VZV) virus. Risk of reactivation is a reality in more than 90% of adults who have been infected by VZV. Shingles can cause considerable pain and most notably can cause postherpetic neuralgia as a complication. Zostavax was recommended to prevent shingles in individuals over the age of 50 but was 50% effective in preventing VZV reactivation. Shingrix was approved by the FDA in October 2017. Shingrix has been shown to have an effica...
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SCRN Exam Review - Naples

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...
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Safety Considerations for the Use of Anti-Inflammatory And Disease Modifying Therapies in Autoimmune and Inflammatory Disorders

This presentation will provide pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with knowledge to identify common medication errors and safety concerns associated with anti-inflammatory and disease modifying therapies used to treat inflammatory disease including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, Crohn’s disease and gout. Medications that will be discussed include NSAIDs, corticosteroids, anti-gout medications, immunosuppressants, conventional disease modifying antirheumatic dru...
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Medication Error Prevention for Practicing Pharmacists

This program will provide tools and techniques for community pharmacists to reduce medication errors in their pharmacies. It will discuss how root cause analysis and failure mode and effects analysis can hep prevent future medication errors and improve patient safety. The program will also provide insight into how technology and electronic prescribing can cause medication errors and what community pharmacists can do to help prevent these types of errors.
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PRS 101.1: Introduction to Pharmacy Regulation: The Basics of Why Pharmacy is "The Most Regulated Health Profession"

Why does it seem that regulators focus solely on pharmacists when drug regulations are enforced? Why do so many nitpicky rules mandate or prohibit specific activities by pharmacists? How can regulators be shown that advances in pharmacy are impeded by outdated regulations? This introductory class will address these challenging questions. It will explain the foundation of legal requirements for pharmacists and pharmacies. It will describe how regulators think and work, and how pharmacists can a...
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Legal Requirements for Managing Potential Drug-Drug Interactions

Health care software provides alerts for numerous drug-drug interactions. Health professionals must determine their responsibilities based on a risk stratification of the importance of each potential drug-drug interaction. Legal requirements provide guidance on how risk stratification should be done, and what responses are legally required once a potential drug-drug interaction is identified.
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Pharmacy Malpractice Trends

This program provides a synopsis of basic legal principles of pharmacist malpractice, using legal case study summaries that show how the basic principles apply in a contemporary pharmacy practice. Emphasis is placed on traditional liability for order processing errors, as well as expanding liability for errors in an advanced practice role. Suggestions are offered for strategies that can reduce pharmacist and pharmacy exposure to malpractice liability.
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Pain Management Specialty Pharmacist: Module 1 - Pain Management in the Opioid Crisis

This session is part of the Pain Management Specialty Pharmacist series. It explores the effective management of pain within the context of the current opioid crisis. This session examines the concept of addiction and explores the correlation between the rate of overdose deaths and the rate of prescribing of opioid medications. In addition, the introduction of abuse-deterrent formulations is explored as a method of reducing prescription drug abuse. Morphine milligram equivalent dosing is d...
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Fundamental EYEdeas: Ophthalmic Counseling Points for Pharmacists

This activity will review key counseling points that pharmacists encounter daily, especially when caring for patients with diabetes. We will discuss diabetic retinopathy and importance of routine eye exams. This activity will also include treatment of herpetic eye disease as well as possible ocular complications with the misuse of topical steroids. After completion of this activity, participants will have a greater confidence counseling patients regarding common general treatment concepts, inc...
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New Treatment Options for T2D - A Focus on Glycemic Control and Lowering CV Risk

Patients with diabetes are also much more likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease than those without diabetes. In fact, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death associated with diabetes – certainly a medical double jeopardy. The American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) recently published the 2017 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes and included new recommendations on treating both diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Pharmacists are often the medical professional that patie...
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