Nurse Executive Exam Review (Basic & Advanced) - Santa Monica

The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to prepare to successfully pass the Basic or Advanced ANCC certification exam. The course combines knowledge-based lectures so that the nursing leaders will have a review of current trends, important leadership skills and essential management concepts designed specifically for current nursing leaders. Day 1 will provide a review of leadership and management, problem solving and quality management, nursing research, evidence-based practice ...
MED-ED

Fact or Fiction? Test Your Knowledge on Assessment and Management Strategies in Tardive Dyskinesia

At any given time, roughly one-quarter of individuals taking antipsychotics experience TD, a condition characterized by involuntary movements of the face and body. Moreover, as the use of antipsychotics has expanded to disorders such as depression, behavioral disorders, and dementia, TD is no longer primarily limited to patients with schizophrenia. TD has an outsized impact on patients’ ability to carry out daily tasks and interact with others. However, because TD has long been considered an...
CMEology

Multidisciplinary Update in Breast Disease 2019

This continuing medical education course will provide a multidisciplinary update in the prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, management, and treatment of benign and malignant breast diseases, high risk, and survivorship issues. The course has multidisciplinary experts in their field presenting the latest diagnostic, treatment, and management options. We hope to see you in Amelia Island, Florida, in November for this dynamic CME conference
Mayo Clinic

Urgent Care: What You Need to Know

Conference overview: Urgent care centers are a rapidly growing segment of the health care marketplace, offering an estimated 8,000 locations in the U.S. Due to their increasing numbers, widespread geographic presence, and convenience to consumers, urgent care centers play a role in supporting the overall health care system response to emergencies. Urgent care medicine provides immediate medical service by offering outpatient care for the treatment of acute and chronic illness and injury. To ...
HealthPartners Institute

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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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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Compounding Non-Sterile Topical Medications to Address Topical Infections: Touching the Bug

There has been increased scrutiny by the CDC, the AMA, and other professional organizations regarding the over-use and possibly unnecessary prescribing of oral antibiotics and the risk of increasing or emerging antibiotic resistance. This presentation will discuss this issue, provide a working background to understanding resistance, and offer an approach that the prescriber could use to avoid the systemic use of antibiotics.
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Fatal Pretenses: Controlled Substance Validation and Access in a Time of Crisis -FL APPROVED-

Pharmacy has been thrust into the national spotlight as solutions are sought to manage the inappropriate distribution of prescription medications. This session seeks to explore various tools available to the pharmacy staff to combat illicit distribution, while maintaining appropriate and legitimate patient access to prescribed medications. The effectiveness and limitations of state Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) are discussed in the context of “red flag” behaviors that may...
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Sterile Compounding - USP 797 Update

On December 1, 2019, four USP chapters will become official: revised on nonsterile compounding, revised on sterile compounding, as published on February 1, 2016, and new on compounding and handling radiopharmaceuticals. Pharmacies need to prepare for compliance for all these chapters, not only for patient safety but since state boards of pharmacy and accreditation organizations are focusing on them. This session will highlight the key areas of revised , including personnel training and...
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Sterile Compounding - USP 797 Update

On December 1, 2019, four USP chapters will become official: revised on nonsterile compounding, revised on sterile compounding, as published on February 1, 2016, and new on compounding and handling radiopharmaceuticals. Pharmacies need to prepare for compliance for all these chapters, not only for patient safety but since state boards of pharmacy and accreditation organizations are focusing on them. This session will highlight the key areas of revised , including personnel training and...
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Wound Care Update

Conference overview: Chronic wounds are exceedingly common, painful, frequently recurrent and associated with high mortality. In outpatient care, clinicians often rely upon their own experience when approaching these wounds. A comprehensive overview of evidence-based management and treatment of chronic wounds is required to facilitate proper decision-making and healing. The increase in wound prevalence forces coordinated care across a variety of disciplines. Additionally, therapies and ...
HealthPartners Institute

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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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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Deprescribing Medications in Serious Illness

Practitioners are often at a loss when it comes to deciding which medications to discontinue, and which parameters indicate medication futility. This presentation will present guidance in making these decisions.
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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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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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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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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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Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Managing Advanced Disease in the Era of Immunotherapy

Most cases of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC), a common cancer, are recognized early and treated successfully with surgery. A small percentage of patients develop advanced or metastatic disease, in which case data to guide treatments are sparse and management depends on a patient’s level of disability and comorbidities. Because patients with de novo or post-surgical advanced or metastatic cSCC are rare, oncologists aren’t always acquainted with pathophysiology, recommendations for...
University of South Florida and Rockpointe

Technique and Teamwork: Advanced Procedure and Program Pearls for the Cath Lab and Structural Heart Team

Please join us for the inaugural Nurse/Tech Symposium, which we anticipate to be a beneficial and rewarding addition to the 30th anniversary of our “Cardiovascular Interventions” symposium. The purpose of the Nurse/Tech symposium is to provide nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and CV technologists with practical and beneficial guidelines and practice pearls for use in the cath lab and outpatient management of structural and interventional cardiology patients.
Promedica International CME

Fatal Perceptions: Suicide Prevention Tools for Community Practice

This presentation is presented for informational purposes only. No content herein is intended to be a substitute for prompt assessment and treatment by experts trained in crisis management, depression, and the diagnosis of suicidal thoughts or behavior. This presentation contains important, but sensitive subject matter that may be emotionally challenging. Viewer discretion is advised. Suicide claims 30,000 lives each year. It is a tragedy that, sadly, impacts the pharmacy and medical profe...
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CEN Exam Review - Meriden

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

PRS 105.1: Using Regulatory Case Studies as a Learning Tool in Pharmacy

This case considers the powerful tool that case studies can be in the education and incentivizing of practicing pharmacists regarding regulatory compliance. Every regulatory case study tells the story of a challenge in practice that was not met effectively. Case studies can be used to apply basic principles of pharmacy regulatory compliance. This webinar can be taken as a standalone live 1 credit hour law (ACPE accredited) but is also a component of the Pharmacy Regulatory Specialist curric...
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Inpatient Obstetric Nursing Exam Review - Englewood

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

Patients with diabetes often need to make lifestyle changes to meet their therapeutic goal, however these changes are difficult to make. Pharmacists need to possess excellent motivational skills to help patients achieve these goals.
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Medical-Surgical Nursing Exam Review - Englewood

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

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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How Sweet It Is! Management of Diabetes: Injectable Medications

Pharmacy practitioners are drug experts, including the selection, dosing and titration of injectable antidiabetes and hypoglycemic agents. Many new antidiabetes medications have been introduced to the market in recent years, and pharmacist needs to be aware about best practices in the use of these medications.
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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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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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What You Know About Ostomy (and What You Should)

Ostomy patients used to be rare and specialized and now are more common and main stream. More practices see more ostomy patients, with more questions.
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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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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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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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PRS 104.1: Compliance with Patient Safety Requirements

This course examines the factors that literally set pharmacists and technicians up to fail in most pharmacy practice environments. It considers how practitioners and managers can work together to meet their shared responsibility of reducing the occurrence of pharmacy errors. The class discusses the relatively unseen, but nevertheless important, fact that pharmacists correct many errors made by prescribers and patients; all to the benefit of drug therapy. The class considers how regulatory obje...
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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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New Drugs and Drug News of 2018

Pharmacy practitioners need to be knowledgeable about new drugs introduced to the market, and public health advisories about drug therapy.
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Antipsychotic Update

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Pets are Family Too! Pharmacy Provided Pet Meds and Services

Pharmacists, thanks to their extensive training, are regarded as the drug experts. However, for most pharmacists that only applies to human medications. Most pharmacy schools have no mention of veterinary medicine in their traditional curriculum. With sixty-eight percent of households having some pet under their roof, this presents a huge opportunity for pharmacists to “cash in” on the pet market. This webinar will focus on the canine and feline population, and treatment of their most ...
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Neuroscience Convergence 2019

Convergence calls for groups within the biomedical, life sciences, physical science, engineering and other fields to come together to solve unmet health needs. This conference aims to bring together various scientists with the aim of discovery of education gaps inherent to one’s own discipline as well as the potential for creative collaboration in shared problem solving.
Mayo Clinic

Family Medicine: A Comprehensive Approach to Clinical Problems CME Conference

ALL AMS CME 2019-2020 medical conferences are Live, half-day, Commercial Support Free medical events and are approved for 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Additional accreditation can be found on our website. All of our medical meetings are clinically useful evidence/case-based, guideline-driven, Primary Care content that is immediately applicable to your practice. All of our CME conferences, both live and recorded, can be found at www.AmericanMedicalSeminars.com. AMS CME meetings are...
American Medical Seminars

Neurology Update 2019 for the Primary Care Provider

This activity is designed for physicians in primary care. Pharmacists, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners and other health sciences professionals working in the primary care setting will also benefit greatly from attending this conference. Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:n Develop a systematic approach for the evaluation of both acute mental status change and common dementia syndromes. Review the new and up-to-d...
UC Davis Health System

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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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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"Spasticity vs Spasms" An Island of Misfit Medications

In professional practice, numerous medications are disguised as “muscle relaxants”, however just how many actually are true relaxants of peripheral muscle? In this discussion on the overall classes of “muscle relaxants”, we will endeavor to evaluate these medications based on respective mechanisms of action and truly decipher just what actual type of medications the stereotypical “muscle relaxants” actually are. We will also aim to improve patient care by providing a strategic thou...
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Long Term Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors...Is it Safe?

Over the last number of years and even most recently observational studies have surfaced examining the long term safety of proton pump inhibitors, most notably the prescription PPIs. Some of the long term effects that have been observed in these studies include dementia, fractures, kidney disease, nutrient malabsorption, infections and most recently death. Despite all of the data that has been published it is important to look more closely at these studies since they are only observational and...
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Heartburn - Appropriate Use of OTC Medications

Heartburn is a burning sensation in the chest that may radiate toward the neck, throat, and occasionally, the back. It most often results from the reflux of gastric contents into the esophagus. Heartburn is among the most common gastrointestinal complaints, and is a common reason people seek medical care. The worldwide prevalence of reflux symptoms that occur at least once a week is estimated to be 13%, but varies widely among countries. In the US, the prevalence ranges from 6% to 30%. It is h...
The Rx Consultant

Low Risk Neonatal Nursing Exam Review - Salem

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

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

Not Your Momma's Birth Control Options: Improving Counseling to Avoid Coercion and Encourage Shared Decisions

This 60-minute webinar program will focus on improving patient encounters focused on contraception. There will be an emphasis on communication that embraces shared decision making among pharmacists and patients, while recognizing and avoiding coercion. Important aspects of shared decision making will be covered, including a discussion of how patient outcomes can improve when this approach is utilized. Examples of coercion related to contraception will be included, with an emphasis on avoiding...
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