Management of Cancer Pain: Current Guidelines

STATEMENT OF NEED Cancer patients often experience a range of symptoms that negatively impact their quality of life. Among the most debilitating is pain. Despite efforts to increase awareness, cancer pain is still underdiagnosed and undertreated and patients do not obtain complete relief. Although numerous management guidelines for cancer pain have been developed, most health care practitioners do not universally apply them. As such, there remains a considerable gap in the management of pai...
i3 Health

Prevention of Medical Errors in Nursing Practice

STATEMENT OF NEED Medical errors are among the most common health-threatening mistakes that affect patient care, accounting for as many as 250,000 deaths per year in the United States (Makary & Daniel, 2016). Medical errors are considered a global problem, complicating a patient’s primary condition for which they needed medical attention. These errors can lead to adverse outcomes such as increased mortality, increased duration of hospitalization, and increased medical expenses in addition t...
i3 Health

Optimizing Antibiotic Therapy to Treat Gram-negative Pathogens and Improve Outcomes in HAP/VAP

George Karam, MD reviews a HAP/VAP patient case presented along with a faculty panel at MAD-ID 2019. Discussion topics include challenges with P. aeruginosa, ensuring effectiveness of antibiotics while reducing resistance, as well as new and emerging approaches to Gram-negative organisms. The purpose of this activity is to provide clinicians who care for patients with serious infections with the latest data on antimicrobial stewardship, available and emerging antibiotics against Gram-negat...
ACHL

When Medical Caring Turns into Criminal Killing

This webinar provides an overview of the role health professionals can play in preventing murder with medication committed by other health professionals. Pharmaceutical products are sometimes viewed as “the perfect weapon” by criminals who have access to pharmaceuticals and the opportunity to use them as murder weapons. This webinar uses a case-study approach to examine situations in which pharmaceuticals have been diverted from therapeutic use to homicidal purposes, as well as the legal c...
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M D Anderson Physicians Network Symposium Clinical Program: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Individualized Patient Care and Nursing Excellence: Navigating the Changing Landscape of Oncology Nursing

Goal A multidisciplinary approach in the treatment of patients diagnosed with cancer has been the key for delivering high quality of care. A tsunami created by rapidly expanding knowledge in tumor molecular biology and immunology, moreover, new molecular approaches have enabled the development of therapeutics that target specific oncogenic mutations and immune checkpoints. This constant evolution has maintained a dynamic relationship with the disciplines - surgical, radiation therapy and m...
MD Anderson Cancer Center 2

Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Synbiotics, OH MY! Better Living Through Microorganisms

Community pharmacists commonly encounter questions about probiotics while their shelves are exploding with different products and many do not know which products are better to recommend.
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The ABC’s of HPV (Human Papillomavirus)

This 60-minute webinar program will focus on the impact of HPV associated complications (cancer and non-cancer) including transmission, prevention strategies, and impact among the male population. Recent updates in HPV vaccine products and recommendations will be discussed. Lastly, challenges among community pharmacists will be discussed, including administration, documentation and communication. These areas of content were developed based on comments received from a prior HPV focused webinar ...
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CNOR Exam Review - San Antonio

This course is designed for nurses working in the perioperative setting who plan to take the CNOR® Certification Exam. The course will focus on core concepts defined by AORN® while caring for all populations. The CNOR® Test Blueprint published by CCI® is used to design the course content to enhance the nurse’s knowledge of key information needed to successfully pass the CNOR Certification Exam. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES This program prepares the learner to: 1. Describe the CNOR Ex...
MED-ED

Essentials of Primary Care Pain Management 2019

The UC Davis Center for Advancing Pain Relief presents the Essentials of Primary Care Pain Management 2019. This dynamic two-day conference features expert presentations from leaders in the field and interactive small group case discussions on the latest topics in pain management. An optional FREE preconference Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Waiver Training will be held the afternoon of February, September 20. This course meets the Medical Board of California’s one-time requirement of 1...
UC Davis Health

CNOR Exam Review - Miami

This course is designed for nurses working in the perioperative setting who plan to take the CNOR® Certification Exam. The course will focus on core concepts defined by AORN® while caring for all populations. The CNOR® Test Blueprint published by CCI® is used to design the course content to enhance the nurse’s knowledge of key information needed to successfully pass the CNOR Certification Exam. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES This program prepares the learner to: 1. Describe the CNOR Ex...
MED-ED

CEN Exam Review - Chattanooga

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

JAK-STAT-GO: Personalized, Targeted Therapy Options for Your IBD Patients

How can clinicians know they have current information for improving patients’ IBD outcomes? Expert faculty from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences, and Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine recently led a symposium at a major gastroenterology meeting exploring the latest in treat-to-target paradigms, the role of the JAK-STAT pathway, and related research on investigational JAK inhibitors in IBD treatment...
ACHL

The Pharmacist Role in Treating Dravet Syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome

Dravet Syndrome (OS) and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) are severe epileptic encephalopathies that ·occur early in life. Characterized by recurrent seizures, both syndromes are difficult to diagnose and treat. While multiple pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions exist, careful selection of therapy is paramount as some medications can exacerbate seizures. As the pharmacotherapy expert, pharmacists can play a major role in ensuring safe and effective therapy for patients by educating ...
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Writing, Publishing, and Social Media for Healthcare Professionals

A special program for healthcare professionals who want to advance their communication skills or get published This unique 3-day course, among the highest-rated Harvard Medical School CME courses, empowers physicians, psychologists, and other healthcare professionals to expand their visibility and influence in healthcare through traditional and new media. As an attendee, you will learn how to make the most of print, live, and online communication channels, and sharpen your ability to market y...
Harvard Medical School

Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing Exam Review - Charlotte

This course is designed for neonatal intensive care nurses who wish to take the NCC Certification Examination to obtain RNC-NIC designation. The course will focus on core concepts that are essential for caring for high-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 a...
MED-ED

OCN® Exam Review - Miami

This program is designed for oncology nurses seeking a general oncology review in preparation for the ONCC® OCN Exam. We will focus on the following categories from the 2016 OCN blueprint: cancer epidemiology, health promotion and cancer screening, scientific basis for practice, treatment modalities, symptom management, psychosocial care, oncologic emergencies, palliative/end-of-life care and survivorship. This is not meant to be an introductory course, but rather a comprehensive review of ba...
MED-ED

Med-Surg Exam Cram - Metairie

This one-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, gastrointestinal and diabetes. Pathophysiology of disease processes, including signs and symptoms and treatment modalities, will be presented. ...
MED-ED

Nurse Executive Exam Review (Basic & Advanced) - Lyndhurst

The nurse executive-advanced and nurse executive board certification examinations are competency-based assessments to validate knowledge related to the art and science of nursing leadership. Nurse executives taking this course will learn about operational structures and processes that support nursing excellence, exemplary professional practice, transformational leadership, knowledge management and the development of new knowledge and innovations. This course will not only prepare the nurse exe...
MED-ED

OCN® Exam Review - San Antonio

This program is designed for oncology nurses seeking a general oncology review in preparation for the ONCC® OCN Exam. We will focus on the following categories from the 2016 OCN blueprint: cancer epidemiology, health promotion and cancer screening, scientific basis for practice, treatment modalities, symptom management, psychosocial care, oncologic emergencies, palliative/end-of-life care and survivorship. This is not meant to be an introductory course, but rather a comprehensive review of ba...
MED-ED

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

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. Session 1: Principles of Evidenced Based Integrative Medicine Session 2: Advances in COPD Management Session 3: Infectious Disease/Antibiotic Stewardship: New Antibiotics, Complicated Infections and MRSA
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: Addressing Metabolic Abnormality in High Risk Patients: A Case Based Presentation Session 3: The Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic: Abuse and Diversion of Opioids and Other Illicit Drugs
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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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

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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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

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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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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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

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