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

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

The Legal Sufficiency of Documentation

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

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

Online CE - Dietary Supplements

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

Online CE - The Opioid Crisis

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

Online CE - Hepatitis C

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

Vaccine Handling, Storage, and Administration Review

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

This course is designed for nurses working in the perianesthesia setting who plan to take the CPAN®/CAPA® Exam. The course will focus on core concepts defined by ASPAN™ for caring for all populations. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES This program prepares the learner to: 1. Describe the CPAN®/CAPA® Exam, test plan and the practice requirements to sit for the exam. 2. Construct a study plan for the exam based on understanding the blueprint and domains of practice covered. 3. Identify co...
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25th Annual Clinical Reviews and Primary Care Update 2018

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

Everything Cardiac - Flushing

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

Critical Care Concepts: Beyond the Basics - Chicago Metro

Although there are many programs available for those working in critical care, there is a need for those that are considered the "experts" to be challenged and further build their critical thinking skills. With the constant changes in evidence-based practice that drives what and why we do what we do, for many of us the only way to stay on top of the changes is through interaction in seminar format. Come learn, grow, and be challenged as we move beyond the basics with the sickest of our patient...
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3rd Annual Cutaneous Oncology Symposium 2018

This two-day course focuses on ten controversial topics in cutaneous oncology covering the fields of dermatology, surgical oncology, radiation oncology and medical oncology. The goal is to discuss the available evidence of these topics to assist in making the most informed decisions.
Mayo Clinic

Medical-Surgical Nursing Exam Review - Malden

This two-day course is designed to provide nurses with the tools, confidence and knowledge to successfully complete the Medical-Surgical Nursing Exam. The exam content outlines and blueprints from the ANCC and MSNCB were used to develop this program. Topics covered from the exam content outlines will include: review of body systems, cardiac, pulmonary, neurologic, gastrointestinal, renal, genitourinary, reproductive, endocrine, hematologic, musculoskeletal, immune and more. Pathophysiology of ...
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Moving the Needle on Blood Pressure Management in Adults

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

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

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

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

Online CE - Advances in the Management of Diabetes

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

In the Wrong Hands: Preventing Accidental Poisonings in Children

Despite the sustained progress made by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970, the percentage of childhood deaths attributed to medications continues to increase. Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, and Nurses are in a prime position to provide education and awareness through professional advocacy. This session seeks to define the scope of the problem using analytical data collected from poison control centers in the United States. In addition, recommendations for the appropriate response ...
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No Butts About It: Fighting Nicotine Addiction

Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable disease, death, and disability in the United States. Approximately 50% of tobacco users attempt to quit each year, although only 10% succeed. Pharmacologic agents may be effectively incorporated to significantly increase the chances of success, yet 50-75% of smokers who try to quit do not use any evidence-based cessation counseling or medications. Healthcare personnel, then, have an enormous opportunity to assist patients in developing an ef...
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Paying the Piper: An Overview of the U.S. Healthcare System

Despite spending the most money per capita on healthcare related expenses, key outcomes data for the United States lags behind that of many developed countries. From a very broad perspective, this session seeks to examine the components of various global healthcare systems and to identify the elements that have been woven into our own framework. The session additionally seeks to identify and discuss opportunities for healthcare personnel to positively influence the challenges that our unique s...
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A Pharmacist's Dozen: A Review of the Most Influential Medications of All Time

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

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

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

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

Career Advancement and Leadership Skills for Women in Healthcare

Strategies and Skills Development for Career Advancement and Leadership This Harvard Medical School professional development program, which has sold out for the past 2 years, delivers evidence-based strategies, skills development and education that help women at various stages of their healthcare careers step into and succeed in leadership positions. Among HMS’s highest-rated CME courses, it also helps women—and men—effectively cultivate female managerial talent in healthcare settings b...
Harvard Medical School Global and Continuing Education

Improving Long-Term Outcomes in Patients With Schizophrenia: What Is the Evidence for Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics?

Long-acting injectable (LAI) antipsychotics can prevent relapses and hospitalizations, but they are underutilized, especially early in the course of illness. Health care providers need confidence in discussing LAIs with patients. LAI antipsychotics may be a reasonable option for many patients with schizophrenia and should be discussed routinely when evaluating treatment options. Health care providers may lack knowledge of options for LAI antipsychotics and be reluctant to discuss this therapy,...
CMEology

Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents: Diagnostic Strategies and New Evidence

One of the most challenging areas of psychiatry is the diagnosis and management of children and adolescents with bipolar spectrum disorders. In particular, treatment of the depressive phase of the bipolar spectrum disorders in children and adolescents remains a largely unmet need. Up to 2 million children in the United States have bipolar disorder. It is now recognized that about half of adult patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder had their first episode as children or adolescents. Differe...
CMEology

Critical Care Concepts: Beyond the Basics - Biloxi

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

Cardiac Care: Beyond the Basics - Sacramento

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

Healthcare Quality and Safety 2018

Healthcare Quality and Safety 2018 Within both ambulatory and inpatient settings, there is mounting pressure to improve quality, safety, and efficiency. The key question, however, is how. This Harvard Medical School CME conference provides education, strategies, how-tos and specific guidance to address this challenge. Customize Your Learning Experience 360-degree education is unique to this conference, delivering diverse perspectives from multidisciplinary quality and safety experts, inc...
Harvard Medical School Global and Continuing Education

Current Evidence-based Management of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Collaborating To Improve Patient Care

Despite the availability of guidelines for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) management and new effective treatments, wide variabilities in care still exist. These variations are due, in part, to the difficulties of making a differential diagnosis of IPF and the challenges of developing and implementing cross-functional multidisciplinary team initiatives. In order to improve health outcomes for patients with IPF, Current Evidence-based Management of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Collabor...
The Potomac Center for Medical Education, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, and American Lung Association

Navigating New Options to Improve Outcomes in Multiple Myeloma

As new combinations and classes of agents emerge for the treatment of multiple myeloma (MM), community-based treatment teams require clarity on the optimal integration of recently approved and emerging agents into the relapsed/refractory landscape for MM. While high-dose chemotherapy is not appropriate for all patients, multiple options have emerged that demonstrate a clinical benefit and require proper integration into the treatment paradigm. In addition, clinicians must meet requirements for...
The Potomac Center for Medical Education, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, and Rockpointe Oncology.

Targeted Therapy for Skin Malignancies: Basal Cell Carcinoma, Melanoma, and Merkel Cell

Patients may not always be offered the most appropriate single and combination targeted therapies that have been proven effective in clinical trials. Currently available clinical data have practice-changing implications for medical oncologists, dermatologists, and related specialists treating skin malignancies. To stay up to date with the latest data, evidence will be presented related to the role of BRAF inhibition, hedgehog signaling, and immunotherapy in the pathogenesis and treatment of ba...
The Potomac Center for Medical Education, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, and Rockpointe Oncology.

Collaborating with Patients to Improve IPF Care: Strategies to Enhance Patient QOL and Survival

Recent efforts to improve provider-patient communication and facilitate shared decision-making regarding treatments have been successful, as two-thirds of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) patients report being involved in discussions regarding their care. However, opportunities still exist to ensure alignment of patient and physician priorities and to provide clinicians with the most up-to-date evidence on IPF treatment options. New studies have revealed an increase in patient survival when...
The Potomac Center for Medical Education

Advances in Radioactive Iodine-Refractory Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

Patients with radioactive iodine-refractory thyroid cancer (RAIR-DTC) have poor prognoses and, until recently, there were no effective targeted systemic therapies available for RAIR-DTC. Targeted therapies sorafenib and lenvatinib have been approved by the FDA for treating RAIR-DTC in the last 5 years. Along with these approved therapies, other targeted therapies, such as cabozantinib and vandetanib, which were approved earlier in the decade by the FDA for treating medullary thyroid cancer, ar...
The Endocrine Society, Rockpointe Oncology

Targeting EGFR, T790M, ALK, and ROS1 in NSCLC

Oncology treatment teams are tasked with navigating through a steady increase in the number and complexity of molecular biomarkers that guide treatment decisions. FDA-approved companion tests have expanded testing options and provide uniformity of reporting, yet challenges in the clinical setting and the potential to negatively impact patient outcomes persist. As part of the continuum of care in oncology, there is an increasing demand for genomic testing to guide the course of treatment. Misi...
The Potomac Center for Medical Education, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, and Rockpointe Oncology.

Precision Medicine and Impact of Therapeutic Drug Levels

Much has been written recently about the need for genetic testing and biomarkers to identify specific targets within cancers, recognizing that there are many subclones and individual differences within the malignancies that arise in patients, even in those with morphologically similar cancers. Another important aspect of cancer treatment is the need to optimize the dose and schedule of administered therapies. Pharmacogenomics has demonstrated that the bioavailability and half-lives of anti-ca...
The Potomac Center for Medical Education, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, and Rockpointe Oncology.

Redefining Care for BRCA and Other Familial-associated Cancers

Advances in molecular genetics and testing have refined the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up for patients with BRCA and other familial genetic syndromes. As women with germline BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations are at an increased risk for developing high-grade serous ovarian cancer, there are implications for genetic testing, family counseling, radiologic screening, and pharmaceutical choices in the community setting. Molecular and genetic advances, such as novel PARP inhibitors, are altering the ...
The Potomac Center for Medical Education, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, and Rockpointe Oncology.

The Herbert Benson, MD Course in Mind Body Medicine

COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FOR AN INTEGRATED MODEL OF CARE Mind body approaches such as meditation, yoga, tai chi, cognitive skills, lifestyle interventions and positive psychology now boast an impressive evidence base to support their ability to improve—and in some cases, prevent—stress-related illnesses, ranging from asthma to hypertension, functional bowel diseases and pain syndromes. Whether you are a physician, nurse, psychologist, social worker or therapist, mi...
Harvard Medical School Global and Continuing Education

Metastatic Breast Cancer

While mortality rates for breast cancer are decreasing, metastatic breast cancer (MBC) remains incurable. This session will review new treatment options based on molecular and genetic information, the level of evidence used to formulate practice guidelines, as well as updates from ASCO 2017. New agents, including PARP inhibitors for those with appropriate mutations, will also be discussed. Clinically-oriented guidelines on the management of MBC were developed by the European Society for Medica...
The Potomac Center for Medical Education, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, and Rockpointe Oncology.

Use of Oncology Quality Measures Where Do We Go from Here?

The new CMMI guidelines for physician reimbursement for patient care require some demonstration of quality and value in care delivery. Certain quality programs are available to oncologists (such as PQRS, QOPI, etc.). These assessments of quality require demonstration that specific guidelines are measured and followed within acceptable compliance targets. This session will address how these measures are developed and applied for use in the new payment models.
The Potomac Center for Medical Education, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, and Rockpointe Oncology.

Achieving Precision Care in Gastrointestinal Cancers

Treatment selection is largely dependent on the goals of therapy; however, sequencing of standard therapies with newly approved therapies as patients’ progress is a key factor in improving quality of care. The recent approval of new agents and advances in biomarker detection have supported the individualization of treatment and subsequent improvements in survival for patients with gastrointestinal cancers. As new agents are expected to enter the treatment paradigm in 2017, clinicians will r...
The Potomac Center for Medical Education, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, and Rockpointe Oncology.

I'll Try Anything! Using Prescription and OTC Products to Manage Menopause Symptoms

Menopause happens to every woman, if she is fortunate enough to survive to middle adulthood but each woman experiences menopause differently. Many women seek help in managing the various symptoms of menopause, especially hot flashes. This program covers the supplements and prescription medications that can help your patients calm the flames of menopause.
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Battling the Burp and Burn of Functional Dyspepsia

Functional dyspepsia is a disorder of the upper digestive tract that results in significant painful symptoms. Many lifestyle changes, supplements, medical foods, and prescription medications can be tried to manage this condition but none are FDA approved. Patients frequently seek self treatment for this condition but may think they have GERD. Pharmacists are ideally positioned to provide appropriate counseling on the management of functional dyspepsia.
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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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Critical Skills for Bedside Monitoring: Don’t Wait for the 12-Lead - Charlotte

This course teaches critical 12-Lead ECG skills, but the real value is that nurses can make a real difference in the care of their patients when they understand how to use the bedside monitor as an extension of the ECG. 12-Lead ECG concepts learned in this course can be applied to skilled monitoring at the bedside, allowing nurses to see changes in real time and alerting providers to issues requiring intervention. Program Learning Outcomes This program prepares the learner to: 1. Deter...
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The Controlled Substance Dilemma: Health Care or Health Threat?

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 sugge...
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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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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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