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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Medication Safety: Protection Versus Production -FL APPROVED-

Healthcare teams boast unprecedented resources and tools for reduction in medication error. Despite staggering technological advances, errors continue. In fact, new opportunities for error have emerged with some of the very tools intended to eliminate systematic errors. Using established psychological principles, human engineering factors are examined and extrapolated to the unique challenges of the contemporary pharmacy setting. Recurring problematic areas in pharmacy practice will be extensi...
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Impact of Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, infecting more than 6 million new people each year. At least 50% of sexually active people will be infected with HPV at some point during their lifetime. More than 200 strains of HPV have been identified with results of infection ranging the spectrum from genital warts to multiple types of cancers. Three vaccines active against the HPV strains most commonly involved in development of genital wart...
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Trash Talk: Pharmaceutical Waste in the 21st Century

Thousands of metric tons of pharmaceutical waste are produced annually, but where does it all go? The associated environmental, economic, and public health concerns continue to mount global interest. Currently, state and federal regulations classify pharmaceutical waste and define proper disposal/destruction, and drug companies and health care institutions are putting more effort into developing waste reduction methods. Recommendations for disposing or returning unwanted medications are availa...
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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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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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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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No Bones About it – Osteoporosis – The Pharmacist’s Role

No bones about it – The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) has estimated that eight million women already have osteoporosis, and another approximately 44 million may have low bone mass placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis. Moreover, an estimated two million osteoporotic fractures occur every year in the United States; by 2025 that number may reach three million. Osteoporosis sneaks up on most people. Often referred to as a “silent” disease, many patients never learn they...
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No Bones About it – Osteoporosis – The Pharmacist’s Role

No bones about it – The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) has estimated that eight million women already have osteoporosis, and another approximately 44 million may have low bone mass placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis. Moreover, an estimated two million osteoporotic fractures occur every year in the United States; by 2025 that number may reach three million. Osteoporosis sneaks up on most people. Often referred to as a “silent” disease, many patients never learn they...
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Bringing Contact Lenses into Focus

Many patients are overwhelmed by the numerous over-the-counter options available for contact lens care. This presentation will review basics of contact lens solutions for both soft and hard lenses. It is important to be knowledgeable about the products available in order to accurately counsel patients. We will explain some common complications associated with poor lens hygiene. We will also go over topical ophthalmic medications to treat these complications. Facts on patient compliance will be...
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Critical Skills for Bedside Monitoring: Don’t Wait for the 12-Lead - Greenville

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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Adolescent Depression and Anxiety: A Review of Treatment Options

Depression and anxiety in adolescents is more prevalent than most adults realize. Pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions can improve functioning and quality of life for many adolescents.
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Improving Metastatic Colorectal Cancer (mCRC) Care in Community Cancer Centers

The clinical management of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) continues to evolve as advances in research lead to new approaches in molecular biomarker testing and the application of treatment plans that are tailored for each patient. The goal of this program is to educate and enable members of the cancer care team to apply the latest guidelines and evidence when managing patients with mCRC.
American Academy of CME

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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New Zealand & Australia Cruise on Celebrity - Current Medical/Dental Health Issues with a Perspective from Down Under

The Professional Education Society invites you to join our CME/CE Seminar for Medical, Dental, Nursing and Allied Healthcare Professionals New Zealand & Australia Cruise Auckland to Sydney on Celebrity Solstice January 17 – 31, 2019 Join PES for a 14-night cruise showcasing the vast wonders of the Down Under! Journey from Auckland to Sydney to view spectacular scenery, exotic wildlife, and miles of golden beaches Seminar Topics • Changing Demographics & Chronic Disease Patterns...
Professional Education Society

Achieving Better Control of Severe Asthma: New Understandings in Asthma Pathophysiology and Targeted Therapies

This education identifies the most current strategies for diagnosing severe asthma and the criteria describing the type 2 asthma phenotype. This information will be reinforced by case studies, case-based decision-making, and doctor-patient videos.
The France Foundation

Selected Topics in Emergency Medicine and Sports Medicine Bermuda Cruise

TBA
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Medical Ethics and Legal Medicine Southern Caribbean Cruise

1.ETHICS & BIOETHICS 1 Hour ◦Bioethics, Professionalism, and Communication ◦Fetal Interests, Abortion and Stem Cell Research 2.REGULATION OF MEDICAL PRACTICE - Overview of Federal and State Laws 1 Hour ◦Licensing, Credentialing, Privileging and Impairment Issues ◦HIPAA, EMTALA, and Other Federal Mandates ◦Affordable Care Act and Accountable Care Organizations ◦Fraud and Abuse and Criminal Negligence 3.ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS (EHR) versus ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS (E...
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Selected Topics in Family Medicine, Women's Health, Vascular Medicine and Phlebology Hawaiian Islands Cruise

◦Chronic Venous Insufficiency ◾Utilize appropriate diagnostic approaches to evaluate and treat patients across the entire spectrum of CVI ◦Pelvic Phlebology ◾Identify causes and sequelae of CVI unique to the pelvic anatomy female patients ◦PCOS and Androgen Excess ◾Develop a cost-effective thorough plan for assessing PCOS, its sequelae and related conditions ◦Cord Blood: Collection and Applications ◾Differentiate fact vs. fiction in the clinical use of cord blood tran...
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Topics in Pediatric/Adult Urology and Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics Eastern Caribbean Cruise

◦ADHD Update: Identification and Diagnosis ◦ Use behavioral screening tools to identify children with behavior and emotional problems ◦ Apply evidence-based strategies to diagnose children with ADHD ◦ADHD Update: Treatment ◦Demonstrate increased comfort prescribing medication for children with ADHD ◦ Describe evidence-based behavioral strategies for children with ADHD ◦Evidence Based Positive Parenting: Part 1 ◦ Apply evidence-based positive parenting strategies as a pa...
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Infectious Diseases Western Caribbean Cruise Co-Sponsored w/School of Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook

Objectives: This seminar will provide information about current approaches for diagnosis, prevention and treatment of common infectious diseases. Upon completion, participants should be able to understand the recommendations and rationale behind treatment of common infections. This course is designed to explore major areas in infectious diseases which are impacting generalists.
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Cardiology Essentials and Case Studies Dalmation Coast and Italy Cruise Co-Sponsored w/School of Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook

•Primary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease •Secondary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease •Emerging Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease •Women and Heart Disease •Diagnosis & Management of Coronary Heart Disease •New Strategies in the Diagnosis & Treatment of Acute Coronary Syndromes •Diagnosis & Treatment of Acute Myocardial Infarction and its Complications •Advances in the Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure •Interventional Cardiology: Indications, Outco...
Continuing Education, Inc

Medical Ethics and Legal Medicine Western Caribbean Cruise

1.ETHICS & BIOETHICS 1 Hour ◦Bioethics, Professionalism, and Communication ◦Fetal Interests, Abortion and Stem Cell Research 2.REGULATION OF MEDICAL PRACTICE - Overview of Federal and State Laws 1 Hour ◦Licensing, Credentialing, Privileging and Impairment Issues ◦HIPAA, EMTALA, and Other Federal Mandates ◦Affordable Care Act and Accountable Care Organizations ◦Fraud and Abuse and Criminal Negligence 3.ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS (EHR) versus ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS (EMR) ...
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Essential Topics in Cardiology and Pulmonology: 2019 Update Japan, Korea and China Cruise

TBA
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Women's Health Norwegian Fjords Cruise

TBA
Continuing Education, Inc

Women's Health Scandinavia/Russia Cruise

Women's Health: Tools for all practitioners The course is specifically geared towards any practitioner who treats women, including gynecologists, family physicians, internists, nurse practitioners, and nurses.
Continuing Education, Inc

Topics in Family Medicine, Palliative Care and Pain Management Blue Danube River Cruise

TBA
Continuing Education, Inc

Medical Ethics and Legal Medicine Alaskan Cruise July 2019

◦ETHICS & BIOETHICS 1 Hour ◦Bioethics, Professionalism, and Communication ◦Fetal Interests, Abortion and Stem Cell Research ◦REGULATION OF MEDICAL PRACTICE - Overview of Federal and State Laws 1 Hour ◦Licensing, Credentialing, Privileging and Impairment Issues ◦HIPAA, EMTALA, and Other Federal Mandates ◦Affordable Care Act and Accountable Care Organizations ◦Fraud and Abuse and Criminal Negligence ◦ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS (EHR) versus ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS (EM...
Continuing Education, Inc

Endocrinology Southern Caribbean Cruise Co-Sponsored w/School of Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook

Objectives : This seminar will provide a working knowledge of common endocrinological problems. The course will reinforce physiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and management of most major endocrine disorders. The current treatment for these disorders will be developed in sufficient detail to permit independent management or active participation in care with the endocrinologist.
Continuing Education, Inc

Topics in Family Medicine British Isles Cruise

TBA
Continuing Education, Inc

Selected Topics in Geriatrics and Nephrology Alaskan Cruise

TBA
Continuing Education, Inc

Occupational/Environmental Medicine in Primary Care Southern Caribbean Cruise Co-Sponsored w/School of Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook

This seminar is designed to provide the participant with an understanding of the role and value of screening in primary care and the importance of preventive therapy and risk reduction for adults. The course will also provide an overview of common diagnostic and management problems in adult primary care. Upon completion, participants should be able to identify who benefits from cardiovascular screening, and from primary and secondary prevention of heart disease; assess which cancer screens app...
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The Thrill is Gone: Beating Depression, Anxiety and Narcotics Addiction: 2019 Update Eastern Caribbean Cruise

1.Physicians in primary care need up-to date, standardized and precise measuring tools for identifying SUD and their readiness for treatment ◦Assess levels of substance use in primary care 2.In the last 20 years physicians seek better strategies of managing Dual diagnosis (patients with mental health issues and SUD's) ◦How to manage Dual Diagnosis. 3.Patient readiness for SUD treatment (or change) is often difficult to assess but is a very important variable in a successful outcome ...
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Comprehensive Dermatology, Allergy/Immunology, Update for the PCP, Emphasizing Diagnostic and Therapeutic Tips and Tricks Singapore/Hong Kong Cruise

Topics: Urticaria Angioedema Atopic Dermatitis Pruritus Drug Allergy Food Allergy Irritable Bowel Syndrome Indoor Allergies Sinusitis Headaches Auto inflammatory Syndromes Approach to Dermatologic Diagnosis
Continuing Education, Inc

Selected Topics in Neurology: 2019 Update Western Caribbean Cruise

1.Pain ◦Developing a plan to address PAIN: addressing headache, facial pain, chronic pain with a focus on non-opiate interventions ◦Medications used in the management of pain ◦General overview - Safety, Black Box Warnings, and Risks (i.e., cardiovascular risks with NSAIDS, when daily aspirin is appropriate for primary prevention, and reducing unnecessary use) ◦ Opiates and FDA prescribing alerts with benzodiazepines. 2.Movement Disorders ◦Movement disorders: diagnosing and man...
Continuing Education, Inc

Selected Topics in ENT, Sleep Medicine and the Medical Management of Pain Western Caribbean Cruise

1.Levorphanol, tapentadol ◦Participants will be able to differentiate the actions and pharmacokinetics of tapentadol and tramadol, levorphanol and methadone 2.Nalbuphine ◦Participants will be able to employ nalbuphine in clinical situations for which it has an advantage 3.Visceral pain ◦Participants will be able to recite the neuroanatomical differences between somatic and visceral pain and the difference in pain characteristics 4.Neuropathy ◦Participants will be able to recit...
Continuing Education, Inc

Dental Treatment Planning and Sequencing Hawaiian Cruise

Many of our patients desire the creation of a beautiful smile. As dentists it is our responsibility to make beautiful teeth a part of a comprehensive plan that will create a completely healthy mouth. This involves the diagnosis and elimination of any functional or biologic disease process that could cause breakdown of any part of the stomatognathic system.
Continuing Education, Inc

Essential Topics in Neurology: A Comprehensive Review and 2019 Update Paris, Normandy and River Seine Cruise

1.The Neurological Exam 2. When to Worry About a Headache 3. Peripheral Neuropathy 4.Treatment of Neuropathic Pain 5.Somatic Symptoms and Conversion Disorder 6. Back and Lower Limb Pain 7. Differential Diagnosis of Spells 8. Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia 9. Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury 10. Acute Management of Stroke 11. Autonomic Disorders 12. Neurologic Infections Including Zika Virus 13. Disorders of Muscle 14.Movement Disorders
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Topics in Family Medicine and Mass Casualty Disaster Management Western Caribbean Cruise

◦Family medicine/General medicine: ◦Cardiovascular disease in Women ◦Update in Type 2 diabetes management ◦Travel medicine - Staying healthy on the road and at sea ◦Migraine headaches - management and coping ◦Communication ◦Patient Experience - What do patients desire most in their physician? ◦The difficult patient encounter - successful avigation ◦Leadership and Teambuilding ◦Keys to building a connected, compassionate team
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Current Topics in Emergency Medicine and Forensic Medicine Eastern Caribbean Cruise

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Continuing Education, Inc

2019 Update in Family Medicine and Primary Care Psychology Panama Canal Cruise

1.Cardiovascular Disease in Women - Diabetes ◦To discuss some of the clinical presentation of cardiovascular disease in women compared to men. ◦To describe the American Diabetic Association (ADA) diagnostic and treatment guidelines for Type 2 diabetes 2.Cardiovascular Disease in Women - Hypertension ◦To describe the Joint National Committee on Hypertension 8 guidelines for blood pressure. ◦To discuss the SPRINT Trial results and their impact on the JNC 8 guidelines 3.Cardiovasc...
Continuing Education, Inc

Current Topics in Primary Care and Palliative Care Havana and Cozumel Cruise

1.Health Promotion: Encouraging a Healthy Body, Mind, and Spirit ◦ Assess the patient's current state of physical, psychological, and spiritual health. ◦ Analyze the patient’s current dietary and exercise practices. ◦ Discuss an individualized health-promotion strategy for each patient. 2."Oh, My Aching Head!": Evaluation and Treatment of Migraine, Tension-Type, and Cluster Headaches ◦ Discuss the appropriate use of brain imaging in evaluating patients with headache. ◦ Describ...
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Topics in Endocrinology and Negotiating/Mediating Healthcare Disputes Southern Caribbean Cruise

1.Introduction to Health Care Conflicts ◦Describe different types of healthcare conflicts (ADR) 2.Methods of Dispute Resolution in Healthcare ◦Define Methods of Dispute Resolution in Healthcare 3.Negotiation Strategies ◦Explain positional negotiation and interest based negotiation 4.Basic mediation techniques ◦Summarize basic mediation techniques 5.Mediation of Provider Patient Complaints ◦Describe mediation strategies in resolving patient complaints 6.Mediation of Med...
Continuing Education, Inc

Topics in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Adult/Pediatric Emergency Medicine Western Caribbean Cruise

1.Celiac disease ◦Identify risk factors, symptoms, signs, tests, treatment for celiac disease 2.C. difficile colitis ◦Define risk factors, symptoms, signs, tests, treatment for C. difficile colitis 3.Eosinophilic esophagitis ◦Describe risk factors, symptoms, signs, tests, treatment for eosinophilic esophagitis 4.Fulminant hepatic failure ◦Cite risk factors, symptoms, signs, tests, treatment for fulminant hepatic failure 5.Update, chronic hepatitis C ◦Identify risk factors...
Continuing Education, Inc

Topics in Dermatology and Essential Non-Clinical Skills for Physicians Southeast Coast and Bahamas Cruise

1.How adults learn ◦Apply Malcolm Knowles' principles of adult education to teaching and training in the healthcare setting, and apply Jon O. Neher&aposs Five Microskills of Teaching. 2.Creating effective learning objectives ◦Develop singular, measurable, and appropriate learning objectives for a variety of skills and content areas. 3.Basics of instructional design ◦Differentiate between the ADDIE and the ASSURE models for instructional design, and create an effective learner cente...
Continuing Education, Inc

Topics in Critical Care and Addiction Medicine Eastern Caribbean Cruise

◦Antibiotic Treatment Guidelines: Separating fact from fiction ◦Identify for the conference members the discrepancies between current guideline recommendations and the current literature on the subject ◦Critical Review of the 206 Surviving Sepsis Campaign ◦The Surviving Sepsis Campaign was recently updated. Realize the important points that impact patient care. ◦Fungal Infections in the ICU ◦Currently different organizations vary in their recommendations on when to use the av...
Continuing Education, Inc

Women's Health including Cardiometabolic Disease, Obesity and Lipid Management South American Cruise

1.Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: Newer Terminology and Management ◦Apply current techniques of endometrial ablation as a viable alternative to hysterectomy 2.Treating and Screening for STD's: Current CDC Guidelines ◦Utilize current CDC Guidelines in managing sexually-transmitted disease 3.Update on Hormonal Contraception: the Move towards LARC ◦Evaluate contraceptive options to provide a personalized approach to contraceptive counselling 4.Medications and Pregnancy: an Overview with...
Continuing Education, Inc

Topics in Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics and Child/Adolescent Pharmacology Western Caribbean Cruise

◦Everything you wanted to ask a developmental pediatrician, almost ◦Upon completion of this session participants should be able to summarize the basic distinctions between developmental pediatricians, psychologists and child psychiatrists. ◦Autism: A Case Based Presentation (Early Identification) ◦Upon completion of this session participants should be able to describe the basic characteristics in young children on the autistic spectrum. ◦ADHD: Treatment Protocol for Primary Car...
Continuing Education, Inc

Emergency Triage: Assess & Intervene - Dallas Metro

This intense one-day review will cover one of the most critical assignments for the ED nurse: triage. This program will review gathering a patient’s history, assessment skills and critical thinking. This course is designed to provide participants with a review of systems and discuss common emergencies for each system. Interactive triage case studies will challenge even the most seasoned nurses. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES This program prepares the learner to: 1. Describe the benefits of...
MED-ED

Pharmacologic Management in Critical Care and Emergency Medicine - Portland

This course is designed to broaden and deepen the critical care and/or emergency medicine nurse’s knowledge and application of pharmacologic treatment principles. This course is designed to build a strong foundation of critical under-standing of pharmacokinetic basics that can be applied to all drugs. The course will then explore common conditions found in critical patient populations with an emphasis on pharmacologic management. Program Learning Outcomes This program prepares the learne...
MED-ED

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