Bipolar Depression Across the Life Span: Enhancing Diagnosis and Management From Youth to Older Age

Bipolar disorder affects individuals of various ages, but the diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes are not the same in all patient populations. Although bipolar disorder is most commonly diagnosed in early adulthood, about half of adults with the disorder experienced onset in childhood or adolescence.1 Up to 2 million US children and adolescents suffer from bipolar spectrum disorders.2 Childhood-onset bipolar disorder is associated with delayed diagnosis and a more severe course of illness. Bipo...
CMEology

Myeloma Masters: The Ultimate Myeloma Patient Care Quiz Show

Keeping pace with the rapid advances in multiple myeloma patient care presents a considerable challenge to health care providers—and potentially leaves patients at a loss to understand their disease and the options available for managing it. In the format of an entertaining interactive game (think Who Wants to Be a Millionaire), this activity tests players’ knowledge of current and emerging myeloma patient care best practices. Along the way—using a range of multimedia prompts and hints...
Rush University Medical Center

Integrating Advances to Improve Outcomes in Patients with Asthma: A Case-Based Interdisciplinary Approach

ndividuals with asthma are likely to present first in the primary care setting, thus affording primary care providers an opportunity to reduce the numbers of patients who are misdiagnosed and to support the correct use of inhalers and adherence. Asthma management is evolving and evidence-based guidelines and interdisciplinary models of care can help individualize treatment and improve outcomes in those with asthma. Through the use of case-studies, our faculty will address these important issue...
American Academy of CME

The Houston Aortic Symposium: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Diseases, the Thirteenth in the Series

This two-and-a-half day live symposium will be the thirteenth in an annual series and will be designed to present and discuss the diagnosis and treatment paradigms for aortic diseases, including medical, endovascular, surgical, and hybrid options. The scientific program will be formulated by consulting the current literature and national data, in conjunction with the expertise of the Program Directors and esteemed faculty, and incorporating information gathered from online needs assessment sur...
Promedica International CME

Updates in Neurology & Infectious Diseases 11-Night Japanese Explorer CME Cruise

Join us on a Japanese Explorer CME Cruise. Ports include: Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan ● Mt Fuji (Shimizu), Japan ● Osaka, Japan ● Kobe, Japan ● Kochi, Japan ● Fukuoka, Japan ● Busan, South Korea ● Aomori, Japan.
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

Clinical Pearls in Respirology & Family Medicine 7-Night Barbados Resort CME

Join us at Sandals Barbados & Royal Barbados for a "Clinical Pearls in Respirology & Family Medicine" CME conference.
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

Updates in Ophthalmology & Cardiology 13-Night New Zealand CME Cruise

Sail through New Zealand roundtrip from Sydney, Australia, Ports include: Sydney, Australia ● Doubtful Sound (Scenic Cruising) ● Milford Sound (Scenic Cruising) ● Dusky Sound (Scenic Cruising) ● Dunedin, Port Chalmers, New Zealand ● Akaroa, New Zealand ● Wellington, New Zealand ● Tauranga, New Zealand ● Auckland, New Zealand ● Bay of Islands, New Zealand.
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

Clinical Pearls in Family Medicine & Practice Management 7-Night Eastern Caribbean CME Cruise

Sail roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. Ports include: San Juan, Puerto Rico ● Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas ● Punta Cana, Dominican Republic ● Nassau, Bahamas.
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

Rheumatology & Pain Management 12-Night Royal Touch of Morocco CME Land Tour

Morocco, known as the land of the distant sunset, is bound to charm the most demanding of travellers. From storytellers to snake charmers, from Berber artists to contemporary fashion designers, the Kingdom of Morocco opens its heart to anyone who will listen. Join us in Morocco for a land tour and rheumatology & pain management CME conference.
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

Emergency Medicine & Managing Chronic Disease 10-Night South Africa CME Adventure

Join us on a bucket list trip to South Africa and enjoy CME focused on emergency medicine and chronic disease at the same time!
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

ENT and Dental Approaches to Head and Neck Conditions 10-Night Galapagos Islands CME Cruise

Join us in Quito & the Galapagos Islands for an "ENT and Dental Approaches to Head and Neck Conditions" CME conference.
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

Updates in Endocrinology & Gastroenterology 7-Night Qatar, Bahrain & The UAE CME Cruise

Sail roundrtrip from Dubai and sail through Qatar, Bahrain and the UAE.
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

Update in Women’s Health & Imaging 14-Night Antarctica CME Cruise

No other destination can elicit the sense of excitement and adventure as Antarctica. The most unspoilt and remote place left on Earth, this is the ultimate journey of a lifetime. Join us for an "Update in Women’s Health & Imaging" onboard the Celebrity Eclipse.
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

Pearls in Family Medicine & Practice Management 10-Night Southern Caribbean CME Cruise

Sail from Fort Lauderdale roundtrip and enjoy CME focused on family medicine and practice management. Ports include: Half Moon Cay, Bahamas ● Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos ● Amber Cove, Dominican Republic ● Kralendijk, Bonaire ● Willemstad, Curacao ● Oranjestad, Aruba.
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

Rheumatology, Osteoporosis & Medical Cannabis 7-Night Southern Caribbean CME Cruise

Sail roundtrip from San Juan, Puerto Rico and enjoy CME focused on rheumatology, osteoporosis & medical cannabis.
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

Clinical Pearls in Family Medicine & Pain Management 9-Night Tropical Costa Rica CME Adventure

Only four places in the world boast an ecosystem so unique that it produces a cloud forest, and Costa Rica is one of them. Join us for a 9-night CME adventure through Costa Rica.
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

Case Simulations in the Detection and Management of Narcolepsy: Patients That Keep You Up At Night

Residual ES in patients undergoing treatment for narcolepsy and OSA has a profound negative impact on patients' health-related quality of life (HRQoL). In order to properly treat this disorder, it is imperative that the rate of detection increases and that clinicians are educated on the efficacy of current and emerging treatment strategies that minimize the incidence of residual ES. Clinical tools such as Swiss Narcolepsy Scale (SNS) or Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) should be incorporated int...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Case Simulations in the Management of Persistent Excessive Sleepiness in OSA: Patients That Keep You Up At Night

The impact of residual excessive sleepiness (ES) in patients undergoing treatment for narcolepsy and OSA is profound, which highlights treatment challenges in their management. Optimal management of residual ES involves clinicians understanding the efficacy of current and emerging treatment strategies and the importance of shared decision-making tools and strategies. In this CME Outfitters decision-tree medical simulation, expert faculty focus on residual ES in patients with OSA and narcol...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Case Simulations in the Detection of OSA: Patients That Keep You Up At Night

Sleep is necessary for optimal functioning and health, and many patients diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and narcolepsy experience residual excessive sleepiness (ES) despite treatment. In order to avoid the negative impact on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and high medical costs associated with patients who suffer from residual ES, it is imperative that the rate of detection for this disorder increase. Clinicians should incorporate tools such as the Epworth Sleepiness Scal...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Streamlining Preventive Health for Patients with IBD Through Effective Care Models, Evidence-based Guidelines, and Patient Engagement

The Cleveland Clinic estimates that less than 20% of patients with IBD seen in their Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute have received appropriate immunization and preventative services that align with national guidelines and recommendations. Education is an important component for creating a roadmap and gaining buy-in among clinicians to implement change in practice. Educational interventions to both healthcare professionals (HCPs) and patients as part of the project to improve patient heal...
CME Outfitters, LLC

A Change of Plans: Adjusting Treatment and Prescribing Protocols to Address the Opioid Epidemic

Nurses, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners are at the forefront of primary care, orthopedic surgery, and oral surgery patient care. Clinicians practicing in the primary care setting are well suited to manage chronic pain as they are adept at managing chronic disease and associated comorbidities, coordinating care, and applying a biopsychosocial approach to multimodal pain management. Incorporating best practice strategies for the evaluation of pain, integration of risk assessment to...
CME Outfitters, LLC

It Starts with a Signal: Understanding Pain, Addiction, and Treatment

The number of opioid related deaths in the US is on the rise and health care providers often struggle finding a balance between prescribing guidelines and the individual needs of patients with acute and/or chronic pain. It's imperative that clinicians seeing patients with pain are knowledgeable about acute and chronic pain pathways and underlying mechanisms so that they may appropriately assess and manage pain. However, it can be difficult and daunting to evaluate patients with chronic pai...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Opioid Use Disorder in Special Populations: Making Recovery a Goal

The opioid epidemic is ravaging many parts of the United States, resulting in drug overdose deaths emerging as the leading cause of injury death. The 2015 statistics from Health and Human Services on human and economic costs were staggering, reporting that 12.5 million people misused prescription opioids that year, resulting in $78.5 billion in economic costs. Yet the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA)'s National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol Abuse and Related Condit...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Fatal Attraction: Why are Opioids so Addicting?

Early in the opioid crisis, physicians were the principle source of opioid use and abuse due to overprescribing, often leading to patients storing leftover prescriptions at home and friends or family members finding and using these leftovers. Unfortunately, simply restricting opioid prescriptions is not an effective strategy in a culture that has wildly available and accessible drugs of abuse available. Opioids are the most addicting drugs of abuse; they interact with the brain's pleasure ...
CME Outfitters, LLC

New Perspectives and Approaches from Orthopedic Surgeons for the Management of Acute Pain

To meet the pain needs of patients and minimize opioid prescribing, the Orthopedic Trauma Association has released new acute pain guidelines that emphasize precise prescribing within multimodal treatment plans that integrate non-opioid medications, cognitive strategies, and physical strategies such as immobilization, ice, elevation, and physical therapy. Not meant to be a one-size-fits-all standard of treatment, physicians should use the guidelines as a starting point when practicing the a...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Managing the Complexity of Chronic Pain in the Primary Care Setting

Primary care physicians (PCPs) have the opportunity to make a difference in the opioid epidemic, as they are responsible for approximately 50% of opioid prescriptions. PCPs are well suited to manage chronic pain as they are adept at managing chronic disease and associated comorbidities, coordinating care, and applying a biopsychosocial approach to multimodal pain management. Incorporating best practice strategies for the evaluation of pain, integration of risk assessment tools, and ongoing pat...
CME Outfitters, LLC

How PAs are Improving Skill Sets to Approach Opioid Use

A 2017 survey of physician assistants (PAs), data showed PAs are prescribing opioids and managing patients with pain in their practice; they’ve also expressed a need for education on both prescribing opioids and managing their patients with opioid use disorders – particularly in underserved populations. In this free CME Snack, Dr. Gold and Ms. Catherine Judd share insights on best ways to approach opioid use while discussing the importance of gathering comprehensive patient histories ...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Shifting Perspectives on Pain Management in Oral Surgery

In a survey of 1,015,116 opioid naïve patients undergoing surgery, total duration of opioid use was the strongest predictor of misuse and the greatest risk for individuals in the 15-24 age group. Young people aged 15-24 often get their first exposure to opioids with dental surgery. In a survey of randomly selected oral surgeons conducted by Dr. Abubaker and colleagues, the average number of opioid tablets prescribed was 20, with 22% prescribing more than 20 tablets, and 11% prescribing more t...
CME Outfitters, LLC

The Role that Gender Plays in Pain Perception, Treatment, and Addiction

Studies have shown that gender plays an important role in pain, pain perception, and opioid use. Women are more likely to gain access to opioids through their medical treatment. Not only are women prescribed opioids more often than men (53% vs. 46%), but this number increases with age. Often there is a lack of attention to underlying causes of opioid use disorder (OUD), particularly past sexual or emotional trauma, which can put women at a significantly higher risk for addiction and relapse. G...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Providing the Right Expectations: Understanding the Pathophysiology of Pain

It can be difficult and daunting to evaluate patients with chronic pain, as the nervous system is complex and knowing which type of pain the patient is experiencing – neuropathic, nociceptive, or nociplastic – is the best guide for where clinicians should focus their treatment choices; the fact that there is no clinical way to diagnose sensitization only adds to the difficulty. It’s important for clinicians to think of what the actual mechanisms of a medication are and how to use them in...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Understanding the Big Picture of Pain and Pain Assessment

Statement of Need The number of opioid related deaths in the US is on the rise and health care providers (HCPs) often struggle finding a balance between prescribing guidelines and the individual needs of patients with acute and/or chronic pain. It’s imperative that clinicians seeing patients with pain are knowledgeable about acute and chronic pain pathways and underlying mechanisms so that they may appropriately assess and manage pain. Biopsychosocial assessment tools such as PEG (Pai...
CME Outfitters, LLC

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...
freeCE.com

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.
freeCE.com

Clinical Updates in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia: New Understandings in Disease Diagnosis, Monitoring and Personalized Therapeutic Regimens Utilizing Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors

Advance your understanding on how to better diagnose, treat, and monitor CML. Expert faculty from MD Anderson recently gave a series of lectures across the country on the latest research and treatment regimen recommendations in CML. Highlighting key takeaways from this meeting series, faculty review the role of ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) agents in advancing treatment and delivering up-to-date care as well as discuss safety and tolerability of various approved TKIs in CML. They examine...
ACHL

Palliative Medicine and End of Life Care, Including Related Topics in Neurology Spain & Portugal Cruise

1. Palliative Care Overview: History, Range of focus and Relation to Hospice Care 2. Advanced Care Directives 3. Pain Management and Palliative Care: Pharmaceutical review and a Review of the Issues of the Opioid Crisis 4. COPD, CHF and ESRD in Palliative Care 5. Patient Driven Voluntary Cessation of Hydration and Nutrition 6. End of Life Symptomology and Management
Continuing Education, Inc

8th Annual Primary Care Winter Conference

Presented by Continuing Education Company for over 25 years, our Primary Care Conference CME Series is designed to update primary care clinicians in rapidly changing therapeutic areas. The emphasis is on practical and useful information for clinical practice. This year, the 8th Annual Primary Care Winter CME Conference is being held in Maui, Hawaii at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, a AAA four diamond oceanfront resort situated along a spectacular stretch of the famed Ka'anapali Beach and on t...
Continuing Education Company

8th Annual Essentials in Primary Care Winter Conference

Continuing Education Company has been organizing its' Primary Care Conference Series for over 25 years. The 8th Annual Essentials in Primary Care CME Conference is designed to update primary care clinicians in rapidly changing therapeutic areas. The emphasis is on practical and useful information for clinical practice. Join us this February when we hold the 8th Annual Essentials in Primary Care Winter CME Conference in Naples, a charming resort city in southwest Florida.
Continuing Education Company

3rd Annual National Hospitalist Conference

San Diego 3rd Annual National Hospitalist General San Diego Hotel Agenda Exhibitor Accreditation Register Webcast San Diego Beach View The 3rd Annual National Hospitalist Conference on December 6-8, 2019 at The Westin San Diego is designed to provide attendees with the information and skills to improve the care of hospitalized patients. This conference has been accredited for up to 15 CME credits. The conference's focus is on the practical management of problems commonly encountere...
Continuing Education Company

10th Annual Essentials in Primary Care Fall Conference, Session 2

Continuing Education Company has been organizing its' Primary Care CME Conference Series for over 25 years. The 10th Annual Essentials in Primary Care Fall Conference is designed to update primary care clinicians in rapidly changing therapeutic areas. The emphasis is on practical and useful information for clinical practice. Join us this November when we hold the 10th Annual Essentials in Primary Care Fall Conference at the amazing Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Key in the beautiful Florida Keys. ...
Continuing Education Company

4th Annual Emergency & Urgent Care Medicine for the Primary Care Provider

Presented by Continuing Education Company (CEC); for over 25 years our Primary Care CME Conference Series is designed to update primary care clinicians in rapidly changing therapeutic areas. This year, CEC is pleased to host the “4th Annual Emergency and Urgent Care Medicine for the Primary Care Provider” to be held in San Diego at the Omni San Diego Hotel on October 25-27, 2019. Emergency and Urgent Care medicine involves the delivery of immediate medical care for the treatment of acut...
Continuing Education Company

Medical-Surgical Nursing Exam Review - Torrance

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

CCRN Exam Review (Adult) - San Antonio

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

Inpatient Obstetric Nursing Exam Review - San Antonio

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...
MED-ED

CEN Exam Review - San Antonio

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

CPAN®/CAPA® Exam Review - La Jolla

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...
MED-ED

Certified Pediatric Nurse Exam Review - Charlotte

This two-day seminar is for nurses who care for pediatric patients. This course serves as a review for the Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN®)* Exam. The CPN® Exam is for the nurse who has pediatric practice experience and who demonstrates knowledge and abilities related to pediatric nursing beyond basic RN licensure. Program Learning Outcomes This program prepares the learner to: 1.Describe the Certified Pediatric Nurse Exam, test plan and the practice requirements to sit for the exam. ...
MED-ED

Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing Exam Review - San Antonio

This course is designed for the neonatal intensive care nurse preparing to take the certification exam. The course begins with a review of the test plan, practice requirements and test-taking strategies as well as how to avoid common mistakes and pitfalls made during study preparation and answering test questions. The remainder of the course will focus on core components of the test plan that are essential for caring for the high-risk newborn along with opportunities for the learner to practic...
MED-ED

Maternal Newborn Nursing Exam Review - San Antonio

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

Medical-Surgical Nursing Exam Review - San Antonio

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

New Drugs 2018

In 2018, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved 59 new drugs – the highest number in more than 10 years – including 19 first-in-class agents. Of the 59 new approvals, 73% received priority review. This issue of The Rx Consultant focuses on the new drugs that may be important additions (including a number of “firsts”) in their therapeutic areas: influenza infection, HIV-1 infection, pneumonia and skin infections, nonmetastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer, endome...
The Rx Consultant

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