Low Carbohydrate Dieting for the Obese

Intended Audience Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Dietitians, Registered Nurses. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Define dietary parameters for low carbohydrate diets Review differences between nutritional ketosis and ketoacidosis Identify the major nutritional concerns for adults utilizing ketogenic diet therapies Outline monitoring procedures for patients utilizing very low carbohydrate diets
Dannemiller

GLP-1 and the CNS Regulation of Appetite

Intended Audience Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Dietitians, Registered Nurses. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Review peripheral biological mechanisms through which GLP-1 and GLP-1 analogs reduce food intake Identify brain regions through which GLP-1 and GLP-1 analogs act to reduce food intake Understand the role of nausea in the food intake reductions with GLP-1 analog treatment
Dannemiller

Treatment of Obesity: Using a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD)

Intended Audience Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Dietitians, Registered Nurses. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Overview of obesity treatment List the benefits of a VLCD List the potential side effects of a VLCD
Dannemiller

Keeping the Passion Alive After Weight Loss

Intended Audience Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Dietitians, Registered Nurses. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Evaluate recent medical management for obesity and patient centered treatment strategies Create patient centric interventions and overcome potential barriers to appropriate patient care
Dannemiller

Reversing Diabetes

Intended Audience Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Dietitians, Registered Nurses. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Review the studies preventing type 2 diabetes in people with prediabetes. Discuss the guidelines for treatment vs prevention in people with prediabetes Explore the rationale for treating people with prediabetes to prevent diabetes-related complications.
Dannemiller

Motivational Interviewing: The Basics

Intended Audience Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Dietitians, Registered Nurses. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Explain what is motivational interviewing. Identify the two goals of motivational interviewing Understand the spirit, basic principles and process of motivational interviewing.
Dannemiller

High-Intensity Interval Training: Exercise Considerations for Obesity

Intended Audience Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Dietitians, Registered Nurses. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Determine efficacy of HIIT Discuss health and safety precautions of HIIT Assess viability and adherence to HIIT as a training modality Discover and apply criteria for prescribing HIIT
Dannemiller

The Dual Diagnosis of Eating Disorder and Diabetes Mellitus

Intended Audience Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Dietitians, Registered Nurses. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Recognize type 1 diabetes as a risk factor for the development of an eating disorder Better understand the diagnosis and clinical care of this patient population Apply management steps in working with this patient population
Dannemiller

Consumers Going Mobile and Digital for Health

Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Discuss how consumers are looking for convenient, digital, self-care, DIY healthcare Summarize the new healthcare, everywhere landscape Discuss the the Amazon Prime-ing of the health consumer​ Review the implications for obesity ecosystem stakeholders
Dannemiller

Bariatric Endoscopy: New Devices and the Role of Gastroenterologists

Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Review important gastric and small intestinal physiologic pathways at play with the new endoscopic devices and techniques. Describe current available endoscopic devices and techniques including safety and efficacy data. How can Gastroenterologists embrace an obesity practice.
Dannemiller

A Call to Action: Pediatric and Adolescent Obesity

Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Use screening and diagnostic tools to effectively diagnose patients with obesity Evaluate recent medical management for obesity and patient-centered treatment strategies Create patient-centric interventions and overcome potential barriers to appropriate patient care
Dannemiller

Identifying PTSD in the Community: What Providers Can Do to Identify Signs and Symptoms of PTSD, and Link Individuals to the Care They Need

When one hears the term “PTSD", one often thinks of military personnel who have served in combat. However, PTSD is a disorder of reactivity to all types of traumatic events—not just combat, and exposure to trauma is a common occurrence (60% of men and 51% of women are exposed to trauma in the US). Community healthcare professionals are often the first members of the care team who are in touch with people who experience traumatic events. Therefore, they need to develop expertise identifying...
American Academy of CME

Management of Venous Thromboembolism in Ambulatory Patients With Cancer

STATEMENT OF NEED Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a common and potentially life-threatening complication in patients with cancer. There are two main types of VTE: deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolus (PE), which can cause right heart failure, cardiopulmonary collapse, and death (Ozaki & Bartholomew, 2012). Patients who develop PE require hospitalization, increased oxygen requirements, and the need for temporary and/or long-term anticoagulation. These complications, in turn, lead...
i3 Health

Multi-Modality Management of Stage IV Melanoma in the Era of Immunotherapy

Target Audience This activity is intended for all surgeons and other health care professionals who are involved in the treatment of patients with melanoma. Program Overview Recent clinical trials suggest new options for neoadjuvant and adjuvant treatments for advanced melanoma. Surgical oncologists need to become familiar with these data to provide optimal treatment to their patients. This webinar is based on the SSO 2019 session. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity...
Society of Surgical Oncology

Current Management of Early to Relapsing Forms of Multiple Sclerosis: A Comprehensive Approach

Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: Incorporate accumulated clinical evidence, current guidelines, and emerging new clinical data into individualized selection of DMTs for MS as part of a comprehensive approach to management that includes SDM with patients, ongoing monitoring, and DMT optimization Recognize the need to identify and address symptoms experienced by patients with MS, with attention to patients’ values and goals fo...
Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers and PlatformQ Health Education, LLC.

The Spasticity and Movement Disorders IMPACT Initiative: Guidance

This web activity provides an update on guidance techniques for the safe and effective injection of botulinum toxin in patients with cervical dystonia, limb dystonias, and spasticity. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the learner should be able to: Demonstrate guidance techniques for the safe and effective injection of botulinum toxin in patients with cervical dystonia, limb dystonias, and spasticity Improve healthcare provider confidence in performing botul...
Catalyst Medical Education, LLC

The Spasticity and Movement Disorders IMPACT Initiative: An Overview of Botulinum Toxins

This web activity provides an overview of botulinum toxins including development, clinical application, mechanism of action, formulations, and indications. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the learner should be able to: Review the mechanism of action of botulinum neurotoxin therapy in patients with cervical dystonia, limb dystonias, and spasticity Discuss the indications and clinical application of botulinum neurotoxin therapy in patients with cervical dyst...
Catalyst Medical Education, LLC

The Spasticity and Movement Disorders IMPACT Initiative: Overview of Treatments for Spasticity and Dystonia

This web activity provides an overview of treatments for Spasticity and Dystonia including mechanisms of action, advantages, and disadvantages. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the learner should be able to: Describe the current treatment options for spasticity and dystonia Discuss mechanisms of action of these treatments and their advantages and disadvantages Develop strategies for individualizing therapy and assisting patients with cervical dystonia,...
Catalyst Medical Education, LLC

The Spasticity and Movement Disorders IMPACT Initiative: Spasticity

This web activity provides an overview of spasticity including pathophysiology, assessment, and treatment options. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the learner should be able to: Describe the pathophysiology of spasticity Discuss various assessment methods for the evaluation of patients with spasticity Develop strategies for individualizing therapy and assisting patients with spasticity in achieving their functional goals, using appropriate assessment ...
Catalyst Medical Education, LLC

The Spasticity and Movement Disorders IMPACT Initiative: Dystonia

This web activity provides an overview of dystonias including physiology, classification, genetics, and treatment options. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the learner should be able to: Describe the pathophysiology and classification of dystonia Discuss the diagnosis and treatment of dystonia
Catalyst Medical Education, LLC

Optimizing Care for Patients with Spasticity: Methods for Improving Life-Span Care

This online activity will provide patient-centered, video-based education that explores care challenges that exist in the period of transition from pediatric care to adult care. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the learner should be able to: Review the indications, and the unique clinical applications of botulinum toxin pharmacotherapy in patients with cervical dystonia, limb dystonias, and spasticity Identify the indications and unique dosing requirements ...
Catalyst Medical Education, LLC

Connecting People, Purpose and Passion

As we approach the tenth anniversary of the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), we note that much has changed within health care, but much has stayed the same. The primary goal of the law was to increase access to care while driving down costs and improving quality. In support of the overarching goal, a few of the key initiatives relied upon for success have been the Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Pay for Performance (P4P), and the Patient-Centered...
ABQAURP

Patient Safety Certificate Course

This certificate course is comprised of three-course modules each containing 4.0 CME/CE contact hours. In order to receive your Certificate in Patient Safety, you must complete all three modules. Once the course, final assessment, and survey are completed, your CE certificate and 12.0 credit hours will be updated in our database. You will also receive a Patient Safety Certificate to display proudly. This completed course will become a valuable resource to rely on throughout your health care ca...
ABQAURP

Domestic Violence Update

Target Audience: This activity is designed for professionals at all levels and settings in the healthcare industry. Activity Description Domestic or family violence affects everyone, regardless of gender, race, education, profession, or socioeconomic status. Both abusers and victims come from diverse backgrounds. Health care professionals who focus on a single individual are missing the dysfunctional dynamics that sustain all abusive relationships. In the context of domestic violence, prof...
AKH Inc. Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare

Pain Management Update

Needs statement Pain is one of the most common symptoms that cause individuals to seek medical attention, with chronic pain affecting 50 million people in the United States annually. A person’s general well-being often is adversely impacted by chronic or persistent pain that is poorly controlled; including cognitive function, sleep quality, and health-related quality of life. Despite the prevalence of chronic pain, the evidence suggests it is undertreated. Inadequate pain-management trainin...
AKH Inc. Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare

Florida LPN IV Therapy Certification

Course description This course is designed to provide the LPN (licensed practical nurse) with a comprehensive foundational knowledge in IV therapy practice, including managing CV lines. This course meets the 30-hour IV therapy education requirement set forth in the FBON Nurse Practice Act (Chapter 64B9-12.004, Page 93-96) for LPNs practicing IV Therapy in the State of Florida. Target audience This course is designed for licensed practical nurses. Learning objectives After the compl...
AKH Inc. Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare

Florida Laws and Rules

Target audience This course is designed to provide Laws and Rules continuing education for Florida Nurses and Nurse Practitioners. It fulfills the continuing education requirement for those licensed in the state of Florida. Course Description This course reviews the purpose and membership of the Florida Board of Nursing (FBON), its legislative duties addressing certified nursing assistants (C.N.A.s), nurses and nursing education, and its role in promoting safe nursing practice. Relevant s...
AKH Inc. Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare

End of Life Care

Program Overview Providing quality, compassionate care for patients transitioning to hospice and palliative care can be challenging. The need for skilled healthcare professionals who provide palliative and end of life care has increased significantly due to the rising rates of chronic illness, increasing number of elderly people, and longer life spans. This program will review the the principles of pain management, palliative care, and symptom management near the end of life; the levels of ho...
AKH Inc. Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare

Assessing Your Patients for HCV and HIV: Why It Matters in OB/GYN Practice Today

Both human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) affect women, and both infections can be screened for in the women’s health setting of obstetric and gynecologic care. Once a woman with either or both of these infections is linked to care, she has a better chance of preventing transmission to others, including her unborn child. The proportion of HIV cases in women tripled from 1985 to 2013 (7% to 24%).1 In 2017, adult and adolescent women represented 19% (7401) of the 3...
Integritas Communications

Best Practices in Nursing Management of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

STATEMENT OF NEED Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a complication of cancer treatment that may impair quality of life and lead to treatment dose reductions or discontinuation in severe cases. In one study of 123 patients receiving taxane therapy for breast cancer, 17% required dose reductions because of CIPN (Bhatnagar et al, 2014). Whereas in some patients the symptoms of pain, numbness, and tingling improve with time, in others, there is progression with permanent nerv...
i3 Health

At-risk Populations and Prevention of HPV-related Cancers: From Children to Adults

The purpose of this activity is to educate diverse clinicians on the burden of HPV infections and recent data demonstrating the safety and population benefits of HPV vaccination in the prevention of HPV-related cancers. Armed with this information, clinicians can effectively counsel patients on the importance of vaccination.
ACHL

SOUTHERN FRANCE RIVER CRUISE: Joint Medical/Dental Symposium Confronting Healthcare Needs

Joint Medical/Dental Symposium Confronting Healthcare Needs CME/CE Lecture Seminars for Medical, Dental, Nursing and Allied Healthcare Professionals This Seminar is planned for 12 Continuing Education Credit Hours CME/CE Professional Seminar Fee: $695 Seminar Attendance Fee: $450 CME/CE credits, Certificates of Completion and possible tax deductible guidelines will be provided for registered Professional Seminar attendees Certificates of Attendance will be provided for ALL registere...
Professional Education Society

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

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

Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Managing Advanced Disease in the Era of Immunotherapy

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

Family Medicine: A Comprehensive Approach to Clinical Problems CME Conference

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

Heartburn - Appropriate Use of OTC Medications

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

Shaping the Future of Myeloma Treatment

To help hematologist-oncologists keep pace with new advancements in multiple myeloma therapeutic regimens and management strategies, Shaping the Future of Myeloma Treatment features a roundtable discussion in which a panel of myeloma experts addresses a number of key clinical topics. Learners who participate in these activities will be expected to improve their ability to individualize treatment plans, based on genomics and risk stratification, to achieve durable remission while minimizing tox...
This CME-certified enduring activity is jointly provided by Penn State College of Medicine, RedMedEd, and the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

Fact or Fiction? Test Your Knowledge on Residual and Treatment-Emergent Symptoms in Major Depressive Disorder

Although major depressive disorder (MDD) has a profound impact on individuals, families, and society, it remains undertreated. There are currently more than 4 million US adults who are inadequately treated for MDD. Numerous studies show that antidepressant therapies are superior to placebo, but most adults with MDD do not achieve an adequate response with first-line pharmacotherapy. Inadequate response to antidepressant therapy is associated with greater medical morbidity, more hospitalization...
CMEology

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

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

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

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

Best Practices in Communicating About Sexual Health: What's Your Style?

Part 1: Video-Based Program - Best Practices in Communicating About Sexual Health: What's Your Style? Compare and contrast patient-clinician interactions What is your patient not telling you? Tools, tips, and conversation-starters to avoid stigma and optimize engagement
Integritas Communications

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