Managing Opioid Overdose in the Community

Opioid abuse and overdose are significant public health issues throughout the country and are a growing problem. According to the CDC, the number of opioid-related deaths has quadrupled since 1999. Naloxone is considered the medication of choice in reversing opioid overdose symptoms, and has been shown to reduce morbidity and mortality when made readily available to the community. Many states have approved legislation which allow pharmacists to dispense naloxone under standing orders or drug t...
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5th Annual Riding the Wave

Today’s health care setting presents unique, complex and varied patient care challenges. This conference is an opportunity to review and update your clinical practice and acquire new assessment and management strategies. You are invited to advance your knowledge of evidence-based practices that promote care innovations, collaboration and confidence among team members. Participants can design a conference experience that meets their professional goals.
Northwest AHEC

CEN Exam Review - Olympia

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

DAN-UHMS Fall 2019 Diving and Hyberbaric Medicine Course

This course is designed primarily for physicians. However, emergency medical personnel, paramedics, nurses and professionals, as well as instructors, divemasters and nonmedical, diving-related personnel with an interest in dive medicine may also find the course valuable. The program focuses on diving and hyperbaric medicine with emphasis on the latest scientific literature in the field. The course features lectures, case presentations and support materials as well as both formal and informa...
Divers Alert Network (DAN) and Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS)

Evaluating the Risk of Major Adverse Limb Events and Antithrombotic Therapy in PAD Patients

Patients who experience a cardiovascular event and/or have peripheral artery disease require long-term antithrombotic prophylaxis to reduce the risk of recurrent cardiac events. Formulating complex regimens for secondary prevention of subsequent cardiovascular events and improved long-term cardiovascular outcomes poses a significant clinical challenge, and patients continue to experience events and associated mortality. The purpose of this activity is to review past and current clinical trial ...
Indiana University School of Medicine

Evaluating Long-term Atherothrombotic Risks and Combination Antithrombotic Therapy in CAD Patients

Patients who experience a cardiovascular event and/or have peripheral artery disease require long-term antithrombotic prophylaxis to reduce the risk of recurrent cardiac events. Formulating complex regimens for secondary prevention of subsequent cardiovascular events and improved long-term cardiovascular outcomes poses a significant clinical challenge, and patients continue to experience events and associated mortality. The purpose of this activity is to review past and current clinical trial ...
Indiana University School of Medicine

Mind Summer Institute on Neurodevelopment Disorders

TARGET AUDIENCE: This activity is designed for health care professionals, educators, therapists, self-advocates and families/caregivers, including physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychologists, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, behavior therapists, licensed clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, special educators, general educators, and school administrators. At the end of the activity, participants should be able t...
UC Davis Health System

SCRN Exam Review - San Antonio

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

Mayo Clinic Pulmonary Manifestations of Connective Tissue Disorders 2019

This three-day course provides pulmonologists, rheumatologists, internists and general practitioners with an up-to-date focus on pulmonary manifestations of rheumatologic disorders. From this course, participants discern how to recognize and diagnose interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension and other respiratory problems which are common in autoimmune rheumatologic disorders, and review the latest information regarding pathogenic mechanisms, clinical trials and therapeutic modalities....
Mayo Clinic

Updates on the Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Management

According to the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common functional gastrointestinal disorder worldwide with an estimated prevalence rate of 10-15%. While most patients do not recognize the symptoms as IBS it is the most common disorder seen and diagnosed by gastroenterologists. In the United States between 2.4-3.5 million physician visits take place annually for symptoms related to IBS. While IBS appears to be mor...
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Pharmacy Spanish for Beginners: Avoiding Errors Commonly Encountered by Spanish Speaking Patients

Half of computer-generated Spanish prescription labels are either inaccurate or incomplete, causing patient errors. Learn the basic Spanish that you will need in order to proof directions for use and to provide them verbally with confidence. You will also learn to translate common directions for use from English. This activity serves not only to decrease patient errors, but to also develop a better rapport with Spanish speaking patients.
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FDA Black Box Warnings

Black Box Warnings (BBW) have been established and recognized as the highest level warning from the FDA to promote optimal patient safety. Although clinicians are generally aware of the importance of these alerts, the inconsistency in how these alerts are documented has become an increasing concern now that there are electronic updates to labeling (and many more generic companies now involved). This program will provide an update on class BBW exploring the AHFS by therapeutic categories as wel...
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Stopping the Flu Starts with You: Recommendations for the Current Flu Season

The influenza vaccine is one that is recommended for everyone over 6 months of age unless they have a contraindication to receiving the vaccine. Every year there are many people who remain unvaccinated despite the recommendation to receive the vaccine. This presentation will discuss the vaccination rates from the 2017-2018 influenza season as well as the new recommendations for the 2018-2019 influenza season. Due to many people choosing not to receive the influenza vaccine for a variety of rea...
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Dietary Supplement Use in the United States

Dietary supplements are commonly used by patients nationwide and sold in almost every community pharmacy today. In fact, one in 10 people use 5 of more dietary supplements daily. Dietary reference intakes have been established for key vitamins and nutrients, but supplements are actually regulated as foods by the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS). Commonly used supplements include: multi-vitamins, calcium, fish oil, and vitamin D, to name a few. Unfortunately, there have been recent scandals ...
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Motivational Interviewing and Eliciting Behavior Change in Chronic Disease Management

Behavior change is a key competent to the successful management of chronic diseases (i.e. diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, smoking cessation, weight management, etc.). However, eliciting these changes in a patient can be very challenging, especially to get the patient to continue with the changes long term. This presentation will provide an overview of motivational interviewing, and strategies used to promote behavior change and lead to improved disease outcomes and patient adherence. I...
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Bone Health: Beyond Calcium

Along with an aging society, cases of osteopenia and osteoporosis are on the rise. Due to various reasons, from side-effects of conventional therapy to a greater interest in preventative wellness, practitioners and patients alike are looking for alternatives and complements to conventional drug treatment for healthy bones.
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Help! What is the antidote for…?

Many health care providers are unfamiliar with the antidotes that are used to reverse the toxic effects of overdoses and poisonings, but are often called upon to dispense these antidotes. This activity will address what antidotes are available, their indications, doses and adverse effects to ensure that they are being used appropriately and safely.
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CCRN Exam Review (Adult) - Hilo

This two-day course provides the critical care nurse with a review of AACN’s core curriculum. The agenda combines central knowledge-based lectures for nurses working in the ICU with an essential review of nursing care and interventions according to the AACN exam blueprint for the critical care provider. This review is not an introduction to the environment of the ICU, but a comprehensive update for the professional already in practice at the bedside and preparing for the certification examin...
MED-ED

Don't Believe Everything Your Hear: Poison and Overdose Myths and Misconceptions

Toxicology is fraught with myths and misconceptions. Poison centers are often consulted about patients who are treated based on these myths. From the assessment to the treatment of poisonings and overdoses, these myths can have negative consequences.
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16th Annual Emergency Medicine Update Hot Topic 2019

Emergency Medicine Hot Topics 2019 brings together internal medicine, critical care physicians, nurses, general and family practice, pharmacists and physician assistants. Emergency Medicine Hot Topics 2019 is a conference focused on recent advances and new approaches in Emergency care and improvement of patient care in the following areas: cardiac, traumatic, pediatric and general medical emergencies. Emergency Medicine Hot Topics 2019 covers topics such as: Difficult Airway Management ...
UC Davis Health System

Critical Care Medical Symposium

This course is designed for pulmonary and critical care physicians, anesthesiologists, emergency medicine physicians and other physicians who treat critically ill patients. Objectives: Recognize the long-term complications of critical illness Examine evidence-based guidelines for treating pain, agitation and delirium Review the pretransplant management of liver failure Update on the current advances in the field of extracorporeal liver support Describe the most current evidence for the e...
Medical College of Georgia

CNRN® Exam Review - Minneapolis

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

SCRN Exam Review - San Antonio

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

Current Concepts in Cardiopulmonary Care - Las Vegas

This two-day course is geared to providing the new and experienced nurse, CRNA and respiratory therapist with a review of cardiopulmonary system pathophysiology along with common issues seen often in today’s environment. Also a review of heart failure, along with pulmonary hypertension, will be presented with common treatment plans. Finally, a discussion and presentation of sepsis and its effects on the heart and lungs will also be presented. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES This program prepa...
MED-ED

CEN Exam Review - Cleveland

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

Aggressive Management of the Unstable Med-Surg Patient - Prineville

In this two-day program, participants will explore selected topics that every med-surg healthcare practitioner should know. General concepts will be covered to allow application to a wide variety of care settings, and comprehensive assessment and treatment modalities will be introduced to stimulate the experienced clinician. Each topic will be presented in a case study format highlighting the “red flags” to watch for, along with cutting-edge treatment strategies, in order to prevent furthe...
MED-ED

Gastroenterology & Hepatology Conference

Continuing Education Company (CEC) has been organizing its Primary Care CME Conference Series for the past 26 years. These conferences are designed to update primary care clinicians in rapidly changing therapeutic areas. The emphasis is on practical and useful information for clinical practice. As part of this series, the inaugural Gastroenterology and Hepatology Conference will be held in Orlando, Florida at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel on January 24-26, 2020. This conference, which has been...
Continuing Education Company

NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIA DISCOVERY: CUSTOM LAND PROGRAM DOWN UNDER | Healthcare Perspectives from Down Under

Healthcare Perspectives from Down Under CME/CE Lecture Seminars for Medical, Dental, Nursing and Allied Healthcare Professionals This Seminar is planned for 15 Continuing Education Credit Hours Seminar Overview/Statement of Purpose: PES is fortunate to have dental and medical practitioners representing a variety of specialties participating in the CME/CE sessions. PES understands the importance of offering inter-professional healthcare education, allowing colleagues to gain cross-special...
Professional Education Society

Everything Cardiac - Anaheim

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

Everything Cardiac - Asheville

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

Everything Cardiac - Elmhurst

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

WEST COAST CULINARY THEMED CRUISE: Medical/Dental Health and Well-Being Updates

West Coast Culinary Themed Cruise on Windstar: Medical/Dental Health and Well–Being Updates San Diego to Vancouver on Windstar Star Breeze May 5 – 15, 2020 Medical/Dental Health and Well–Being Updates CME/CE Lecture Seminars for Medical, Dental, Nursing and Allied Healthcare Professionals This Seminar is planned for 14 Continuing Education Credit Hours. Seminar Overview/Statement of Purpose: Healthcare practitioners in the United States are currently faced with the challenges ...
Professional Education Society

CCRN Exam Review (Adult) - Augusta

This two-day course provides the critical care nurse with a review of AACN’s core curriculum. The agenda combines central knowledge-based lectures for nurses working in the ICU with an essential review of nursing care and interventions according to the AACN exam blueprint for the critical care provider. This review is not an introduction to the environment of the ICU, but a comprehensive update for the professional already in practice at the bedside and preparing for the certification examin...
MED-ED

Current Concepts in Cardiopulmonary Care - Myrtle Beach

This two-day course is geared to providing the new and experienced nurse, CRNA and respiratory therapist with a review of cardiopulmonary system pathophysiology along with common issues seen often in today’s environment. Also a review of heart failure, along with pulmonary hypertension, will be presented with common treatment plans. Finally, a discussion and presentation of sepsis and its effects on the heart and lungs will also be presented. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES This program prepa...
MED-ED

Best Practices in Communicating About Sexual Health: What's Your Style?

Part 1: Video-Based Program - Best Practices in Communicating About Sexual Health: What's Your Style? Compare and contrast patient-clinician interactions What is your patient not telling you? Tools, tips, and conversation-starters to avoid stigma and optimize engagement
Integritas Communications

Preventing HIV Infection With PrEP: Manage This Patient

Part 2: Case-Based Program - Manage This Patient: Preventing HIV Infection With PrEP Assessing HIV risk and PrEP eligibility Pre-PrEP testing and initiation of treatment On-treatment monitoring and adherence/risk-reduction counseling
Integritas Communications

Clearing the Air in Severe Asthma Management: Improving Patient Outcomes Through Shared Clinical Decision Making

An outsized proportion of asthma-related morbidity and mortality is borne by the 5% to 15% of affected patients who have severe forms of the disease.1,2 These patients suffer from poorly controlled symptoms and frequent exacerbations, often despite daily treatment with high-dose inhaled corticosteroids and other long-acting controller medications.1,2 Ongoing research has elucidated key pathophysiologic processes and other clinical parameters related to asthma severity and persistence.2,3 In ma...
Integritas Communications

HCV Updates and Insights: Realities, Challenges, and Opportunities to Improve Care

We, in the correctional community, have a critical part to play in shaping health care delivery and advocating for our patients. This is especially pertinent to HCV care, in which significant gaps in testing, treatment, prevention, and education persist—both behind bars and upon community reentry. Across the corrections-based HCV-care continuum, providers are faced not only with challenges, but also with opportunities and options. This CorrectCare InPractice/InContext™ HCV supplement is in...
Integritas Communications

HIV Updates and Insights: Realities, Challenges, and Opportunities to Improve Care

We, in the correctional community, have a critical part to play in shaping health care delivery and advocating for our patients. This is especially pertinent to HIV care, in which significant gaps in treatment and prevention persist—both behind bars and upon community reentry. Across the corrections-based HIV-care continuum, from testing to harm-reduction practices to sustained viral suppression, providers encounter not only challenges, but also opportunities. This CorrectCare inPractice/inC...
Integritas Communications

Practical Recommendations and Demonstrations: Module 2

Chronic pain affects 100 million Americans. Certain patients with chronic pain are candidates for intrathecal (IT) therapy, which can mitigate some of the risks associated with systemic opioids. Following appropriate patient selection based on medical and psychiatric history and a physical exam, a patient can begin a trial with morphine or ziconotide, the 2 US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)–approved IT therapies. Monitoring for adverse events should continue after IT pump implantation, a...
Integritas Communications

Intrathecal Therapy for Severe Chronic Pain: Evidence-Based Recommendations: Module 1

Chronic pain affects 100 million Americans. Certain patients with chronic pain are candidates for intrathecal (IT) therapy, which can mitigate some of the risks associated with systemic opioids. Following appropriate patient selection based on medical and psychiatric history and a physical exam, a patient can begin a trial with morphine or ziconotide, the 2 US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)–approved IT therapies. Monitoring for adverse events should continue after IT pump implantation, a...
Integritas Communications

Clinical Issues™ in Chronic Liver Disease: Hot Topics in HBV, HCV, and NASH

Three chronic diseases of the liver – HCV infection, HBV infection, and NASH – are commonly managed by gastroenterologists and hepatologists. Despite the availability of safe and effective treatments for HCV, many chronically infected patients remain unscreened, undiagnosed, and untreated.1 People who inject drugs (PWID) represent a population in particular need of recognition, diagnosis, and treatment; the path to HCV elimination will never be clear without targeting PWID.2 Managing event...
Integritas Communications

PrEP U™: HIV-Prevention Education for University Student Health Centers

PrEP U™: HIV-Prevention Education for University Student Health Centers is a comprehensive professional and lay-leadership training program to help you meet the health needs of your university community. This online enduring activity for professionals from university health centers seeks to help participants understand the changing landscape of HIV in the southeast, particularly among the university community, and implement comprehensive HIV-prevention strategies. Topics to be covered includ...
Integritas Communications

The Big (& Small) Picture of NASH: Building Your Understanding to Combat a Growing Problem

Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), part of the nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) spectrum, is characterized by steatosis, lobular inflammation, hepatocyte ballooning, and varying degrees of fibrosis.1 Both obesity and diabetes play large roles in development and progression of NAFLD and NASH, and the growing prevalence of NAFLD and NASH parallel the rise in obesity and diabetes.2 In addition to obesity and diabetes, multiple comorbidities occur with NASH; the 2 comorbidities that are ...
Integritas Communications

Pathways to Better Outcomes in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Translating Pathophysiology into Targeted Treatments

SLE is a chronic, autoimmune disorder that can present with a variety of clinical manifestations, commonly including arthritis, fever, photosensitivity, and malar rash.1,2 The disease is pathologically characterized by generalized, multisystem inflammation and the presence of a number of potential autoantibodies and immune complexes.2,3 Scientific and clinical research on SLE has uncovered factors that contribute to the characteristic loss of immune self-tolerance and the development of organ ...
Integritas Communications

Biologics for Severe Asthma A Growing Treatment Class: Module 4

This CME-accredited four-part CME Snapshot™ series is intended for pulmonologists, allergists, and other specialists involved in the long-term care of patients with severe asthma. In this educational series, expert faculty will review clinical practice guidelines, discuss new approaches to therapy, and hear directly from patients with severe asthma.
Integritas Communications

The Changing Landscape of IBD: Emerging Concepts in Patient Management

In the past 2 decades, the introduction of biologic therapies that target underlying disease processes has dramatically changed the treatment of the inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs), ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Current biologic therapy with tumor necrosis factor inhibitors and anti-integrins has improved the treatment of IBD flares and maintenance of clinical remission. These agents are, however, limited by primary nonresponse and loss of response in a substantial proportion of...
Integritas Communications

Updates in HCV Screening and Treatment: Key Issues Impacting OB/GYN Practice

This educational activity is designed to better prepare OB/GYNs to identify patients who should be screened for HCV based on relevant professional society recommendations, appropriately link patients to care, and manage pregnancies of women who have HCV. Expert faculty will provide practical information on HCV screening, confirmatory testing, patient education, and counseling strategies for use within the real-world clinical context of OB/GYN practice. Although HCV affects women across diverse...
Integritas Communications

Evolving Management Strategies for Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis: Looking Beyond Barriers to Optimize Therapy

Atopic dermatitis is a common, chronic inflammatory disease that manifests primarily in the skin, although research has uncovered potentially deleterious effects in other organ systems throughout the body.1,2 The disease-related physical and biopsychosocial burdens of atopic dermatitis can have a substantial effect on patients’ quality of life, particularly in those with moderate-to-severe disease.3,4 A better understanding of atopic dermatitis etiology has supported the development of new a...
Integritas Communications

New Insights Into Rheumatoid Arthritis Pathophysiology: Module 6

This CME-accredited CME Snapshot™ series of educational videos has been created for rheumatologists and other clinicians involved in treating patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). During each 15-minute activity, two expert rheumatologists focus on a specific aspect of long-term RA management, including practical advice on implementing international treat-to-target guidelines as well as the mechanistic profiles and clinical evidence for therapies designed to inhibit signaling via interleuk...
Integritas Communications

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