Preventing and Mitigating Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting in High-Risk Patients

STATEMENT OF NEED The introduction of effective antiemetic regimens in recent years has led many clinicians to assume that CINV is no longer a major problem. However, nausea and vomiting are frequent complications of cancer treatment, occurring in up to 80% of patients receiving chemotherapy. Furthermore, wide gaps exist between patient and provider perceptions of nausea and vomiting. Clinicians often consider nausea and vomiting “minor” complications and regard these symptoms as inconv...
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and i3 Health

Progress in the Reversal of DOACs in Emergent Medical Situations

In this activity, a three-faculty panel of experts discuss clinical situations with emergent needs for direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) reversal. Faculty are featured via a video-recorded conference, complete with an accompanying PowerPoint presentation. This virtual forum provides an objective, non-judgmental review of adverse DOAC outcomes and systematic process changes regarding situations where DOAC reversal should be applied. The activity is intended for hospitalists, cardiologists, pr...

IDA Pathology, Etiology, and the Role of Hepcidin Across At-Risk Patient Populations

Iron-deficiency anemia is a widespread condition affecting multiple patient populations, which can range from elderly patients and women of childbearing age to cancer patients, chronic kidney disease patients, and persons with gastroenterological conditions such as IBD, among others. IDA also affects populations not traditionally screened for iron deficiency, such as those with certain cardiovascular conditions such as congestive heart failure and cardiomyopathy. In this activity, a leading he...

IDA in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Pathology, Treatment Options, and the Risks of Underdiagnosis.

This activity will discuss the unique clinical relationship between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and iron deficiency anemia (IDA), including the role IBD pathology plays in blocking optimal iron absorption. Many IBD patients contend with multiple challenges and comorbidities that all can directly or indirectly lead to IDA and subsequent poor outcomes. A leading gastroenterologist will discuss IDA-related diagnostic challenges, treatment options, and management protocols for IBD patients. ...

A Deep Dive into Statin Therapy for HIV-infected Individuals

In this text-based interview, Dr. Hsue and Dr. Drozd discuss statin therapy in HIV-infected individuals. Discussion topics include lipid targets and guidelines recommendations, preventing drug-drug interactions, and managing potential adverse events. The faculty will also discuss the ongoing REPRIEVE clinical trial that is investigating the use of statin therapy to prevent vascular events in HIV-infected individuals. This activity is designed for cardiologists, infectious disease specialist...

Preventing Infant Morbidity & Mortality: Identifying Gaps in Nutrition Protocols

The purpose of this activity is to educate clinicians across multiple disciplines on how to recognize inadequate breast milk production (also known as “lactation failure”) and the risks it poses to both infants and mothers. While exclusively breastfeeding newborns is the gold standard of infant nutrition, exclusive nursing can pose risks to infants when breastmilk supply is inadequate; moreover, clinical evidence indicates that it is often difficult for both parents and clinicians to detec...

Treatment Decision Making and Achieving Therapeutic Goals in Multiple Sclerosis: Individual and Systems-Level Advances: Identifying Treatment Goals and Personalizing Therapy

Although MS care teams strive to control patients’ disease progression and symptoms, substantial gaps remain. For example, disparities were found between healthcare providers and patients when asked about frequency and perceived reasons for poor treatment adherence. The gap in goal achievement has far-reaching ramifications, not only for patient care, but also for human and economic costs at a systems level. Goals (Purpose) of Program Healthcare providers who complete this activity shoul...

Treatment Decision Making and Achieving Therapeutic Goals in Multiple Sclerosis: Individual and Systems-Level Advances: Evaluation and Management of Suboptimal Treatment Response

Since the advent of the first treatment for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis more than 2 decades ago, considerable changes have altered management approaches. In recent decades, the goals of treatment for MS have generally shifted from reducing the frequency and severity of relapses and delaying progression to preventing new or enhancing lesions on magnetic resonance imaging and reducing brain atrophy. Healthcare providers increasingly rely on coordination of care and systems-based strat...

Treatment Decision Making and Achieving Therapeutic Goals in Multiple Sclerosis: Individual and Systems-Level Advances: Current Views of the Pathophysiology and Immunopathogenesis of MS

The increasing understanding of the immunopathogenesis of MS and the greater availability of disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) have shifted the aims of treatment. Modification of therapies is increasingly common in the context of growing knowledge of MS pathophysiology and DMT mechanisms of action. Education is needed to reformulate treatment strategies on the individual and systems levels. Goals (Purpose) of Program Healthcare providers who complete this activity should be able to effect...

Contemporary Management of von Willebrand Disease in Women: Identifying Bleeding Disorders and Preventing Hemorrhage

According to the National Hemophilia Foundation, underdiagnosis of bleeding disorders in women is a significant problem. Menorrhagia associated with bleeding disorders such as von Willebrand disease (VWD) is an overlooked, undertreated, and potentially serious condition that often has a profound impact on the affected individual’s quality of life. For women with VWD, menorrhagia is almost inevitable, with prevalence ranging from 32% to as high as 100%. Lack of awareness of the high prevalenc...

Improving Remission Rates in Major Depressive Disorder: A Case-Based Approach

MDD is one of the most frequently encountered conditions in clinical psychiatry. Despite the availability of efficacious and well-tolerated medications for the treatment of MDD, only one-third of patients diagnosed with MDD achieve remission with their initial treatment. It is thought that there are over 4 million US adults who are inadequately treated for MDD. Surveys of psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and other clinicians who treat patients with MDD have found that a significant proporti...

New Developments in Bipolar Spectrum Disorders in Children and Adolescents

One of the most challenging areas of psychiatry is the diagnosis and management of children and adolescents with bipolar spectrum disorders. It is estimated that there are up to 2 million children and adolescents in the United States with bipolar disorder or prodromal manifestations. In the past decade there has been a significant increase in diagnoses of bipolar disorder among those under 18 years of age. Although it is unclear why diagnoses are increasing, it is now appreciated that about...

Monitoring and Follow-up in Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care

Health Spectrum™ allows you to experience a “virtual office,” where you will navigate your way through interactive patient charts, viewing text, patient videos, expert faculty commentary, and animated graphs. Click on color/hyperlinked words for extra “pop-up” information in each tab. Answer questions and see how your answers compare to those of your peers. You'll start with Casey, a 33-year-old woman who appears to be having some breakthrough disease activity despite a fairly sta...

Updates in Testing and Technology in Pathology

Pathology consultation is geared toward providing useful information to assist in the provision of optimal care. This webinar will cover laboratory aspects of the evaluation of lower genital tract disease. Topics to be covered include: types of HPV testing available, handling of biopsy and excision specimens to obtain the best report possible, molecular testing and immunohistochemistry, and areas of diagnostic difficulty.

Management of Vulvar and Bartholin Duct Infections

The incidence of vulvar skin infections is increasing, probably related to genital hair grooming and MRSA infections. This webinar will review the diagnosis and contemporary management of vulvar cellulitis and abscesses, as well as management of Bartholin duct infections, including office incision and drainage and correct use of the Word catheter.
ASCCP, The Society of Lower Genital Tract Disorders

38th Annual Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium (CREF 2018)

CREF 2018, the premier California perfusion meeting, focuses on cardiopulmonary bypass and extracorporeal perfusion. It offers cutting-edge presentations, interactive discussions, hands-on workshops, and extracurricular education on topics related to cardiac surgery, cardiopulmonary bypass, and extracorporeal perfusion. This annual California perfusion conference offers ample CME & CEU credits and meets the specific educational needs of perfusionists (CCPs), physician assistants (PA-Cs), nurse...
Aligned Management Associates, Inc.

Translating Recent Research into Clinical Decisions for C. difficile: Selection of Therapy

In this text-based interview, Dr. Sahil Khanna will review recent published studies and data from national meetings that may impact selection of therapy for C. difficile and its recurrence. In addition to his own research, Dr. Khanna will review highlights from IDWeek 2017, ACG2017, and the International C. diff. Awareness Conference and Health EXPO. This is the fourth in a series of five CME activities on CDI to be released in 2017. Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is associated with...

Nursing Management of Cancer Treatment-Induced Cardiotoxicity

STATEMENT OF NEED Several studies reveal that certain cancer therapies adversely affect the heart and lead to various types of injuries, which often result in death. Adverse cardiac effects may occur immediately after cessation of therapy or, in some cases, years after the therapy has been discontinued. Often the cardiotoxicity presents in subtle ways, and a lack of awareness results in high morbidity and mortality. It is important for oncology nurses to be aware of current advances in the ...
i3 Health

Cleveland Clinic's Fundamental to Advanced Echocardiography (Online & DVD-ROM)

Physicians and Sonographers can meet their Echocardiography Lab CME requirements by completing this all new Cleveland Clinic activity, and obtain ABIM MOC points, as well. The program highlights practical issues in echocardiography, including new imaging technologies, multimodality imaging, the role of echo in clinical practice and guidance for structural heart interventions, as well as a focus on innovations. In addition to cutting edge presentations, several workshops will provide clinical ...
Meetings By Mail®

12th Northeast Regional Hematology Oncology Pharmacists Symposium

Two day conference for pharmacists and nursing specializing in hematology/oncology. • 13 contact hours offered-2 law • Network with industry professionals • Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner & cocktail reception • Low fee to attend- including meals: Both days: Member-$140, Non members-$160 One day: Member-$110, Non member-$125
American Health Resources, LLC

Zika: The New STI

Beginning in 2016, an epidemic of Zika virus began in Central and South America and rapidly spread to the United States. This module will outline what is currently known about how the Zika virus is spread sexually. The course will cover epidemiology of the Zika virus, known transmission pathways, as well as important counseling messages to enable patients to protect themselves and their children from Zika complications. Target audience: Health Care Professionals who care for persons...
Boston College

Opioid Prescription Principles

Improving the way opioids are prescribed through clinical practice guidelines can ensure patients have access to safer, more effective chronic pain treatment while reducing the number of people who misuse, abuse, or overdose from these drugs. Target audience: Course is designed for physicians, nurses, physician assistants and others—who prescribe opioid medications and who care for patients receiving opioid medications. This course is also relevant for primary care providers who maint...
Boston College

1st Annual Aspen Conference on Pediatric Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke

Thought leaders in this emerging field will convene over the course of one week to share ideas, learn and create pathways to deliver cutting edge care to pediatric and young adult cerebrovascular and stroke patients.   Major Topic Areas: -Acute stroke and traumatic vascular injury: recognition and initial management -Cerebral vascular malformations (avm, aneurysms, cavernoma, vein of galen)   -Sickle cell related cerebrovascular complications -Cerebral arteriopathy of Alagille, PHACE...
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

RIVERS & RAILS OF AFRICA - Challenges in Medicine & Dentistry

The Professional Education Society invites you to join our CME/CE Seminar for Medical, Dental, Nursing and Allied Healthcare Professionals Rivers & Rails of Africa Luxury Safari to South Africa, Botswana, Namibia & Zimbabwe Challenges in Medicine & Dentistry This Seminar is planned for 15 Continuing Education Credit Hours CME/CE credits, Certificates of Completion and possible tax deductible guidelines will be provided for registered Professional Seminar attendees Certificates of Atte...
Professional Education Society

TAHITI CRUISE: BORA BORA & THE SOCIETY ISLANDS - Treatment Considerations in Isolated Communities

The Professional Education Society invites you to join our CME/CE Seminar for Medical, Dental, Nursing and Allied Healthcare Professionals TAHITI CRUISE: BORA BORA & THE SOCIETY ISLANDS Treatment Considerations in Isolated Communities This Seminar is planned for 12 Continuing Education Credit Hours CME/CE credits, Certificates of Completion and possible tax deductible guidelines will be provided for Physicians, Dentists, Nurses, and Allied Health Care Professionals Certificates of At...
Professional Education Society

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

Innovations in Insulin: New Opportunities to Individualize Therapy

Vivian A. Fonseca, MD, and Jonathan D. Leffert, MD, combine their expertise and discuss emerging concepts, treatment advancements, and critical issues associated with the management of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. The discussion focuses on real-world patient management and includes case studies to facilitate integration of new knowledge into clinical practice. Content Areas • Basal insulin • Prandial insulin • Cardiovascular safety • Intensifying basal insulin • Conc...
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower

Focus on Managing Patients with Chronic Heart Failure

)James Tauras, MD, provides his perspectives on issues related to the rapidly evolving pharmacologic management of chronic heart failure. Dr. Tauras emphasizes guideline-directed medical therapy as recommended in the 2017 ACC/AHA/HFSA Focused Update of the 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure, including the real-world use of ivabradine and sacubitril/valsartan. Content Areas • Benefits of switching from ACE inhibitor or ARB to sacubitril/valsartan • Role of aldos...
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower

Comprehensive Colposcopy

This evidence-based course is designed for the beginning/intermediate colposcopist. It will also benefit clinicians needing updated information about the newly published 2012 Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines, the Updated Consensus Guidelines for Managing Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening Tests and Cancer Precursors, and new concepts about HPV screening and triage, treatment methods, and HPV epidemiology. The course is designed to improve competencies I medical knowledge, practice-based le...
ASCCP, The Society of Lower Genital Tract Disorders

Workplace Violence Against Health Care Workers in the United States

Health care professionals work in a unique industry and routinely encounter highly personal and often intense situations that put them at risk of experiencing workplace violence. OSHA determined that serious workplace violence incidents were four times more common in health care from 2002 to 2013. It is crucial for all variations of physician practices, from small to large, to consider the impact of workplace violence and implement policies that reduce the risk of incidents occurring within th...
Massachusetts Medical Society

Therapy Selection in HIV-infected Patients with CVD Risks: A Case-based Discussion

In this case-based discussion, Dr. Longenecker and Dr. Okeke discuss therapy selection for HIV-positive individuals at-risk for CVD. Topics include the importance of early initiation of ART, selecting ART for HIV-positive individuals with dyslipidemia, considerations for viral suppression in the setting of CVD risk factors, and ongoing clinical trials. This is the third activity of a four-part series. Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: • Discuss CVD risks in ...

End of Life Care

Discussing end of life issues and palliative care options with patients who have life-limiting illnesses is challenging. Yet, the need for communication skills that address these issues is growing. In 2014, an estimated 1.6 to 1.7 million Americans received hospice care.
Slack Inc.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Pemphigus Vulgaris: Strategies for Optimal Multidisciplinary Care

This activity begins with a review of the presentation and diagnosis of pemphigus vulgaris, a rare but serious autoimmune disorder that is fatal if left untreated. Expert faculty further discuss current and emerging therapies for this challenging disorder, including clinical data, benefits and drawbacks, and strategies for safe and effective use to improve patient outcomes and quality of life.
Slack Inc.

Management of Venous Thromboembolism in Hospitalized Patients With Cancer

STATEMENT OF NEED Venous thromboembolism (VTE), which consists primarily of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), is a life-threatening complication in hospitalized patients with cancer, and is associated with a 2- to 6-fold increase in likelihood of death (NCCN, 2016). The mainstay of treatment is anticoagulation; however, since cancer patients with VTE have higher rates of bleeding complications, VTE risk assessment is essential to determine which patients will benefit f...
i3 Health

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

Blended Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Blocks for the Emergency Physician

Objectives Increase the participants knowledge and competence in performing regional nerve blocks List the indications for performing ultrasound guided regional nerve blocks Demonstrate imaging techniques for proper nerve identification and needle delivery of local anesthetics. Cite the anatomic territories covered by specific regional nerve blocks Incorporate tips that improve block success and enhance patient safety List what documentation is required for coding and reimbursement To...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Pre-Treatment Evaluation of the Patient with Hepatitis C Virus Infection

Learning Objectives As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be better able to: Discuss basic epidemiology of HCV in HIV infected populations Explain clinical and laboratory evaluation of HCV infection in preparation for antiviral therapy Counsel a patient with HCV/HIV about health maintenance Describe indication for liver cancer surveillance The content for this activity is drawn from the 11th Annual American Conference for the Treatment of HIV (ACTHI...
American Academy of CME and Beaumont Health

Chronic Pain in HIV Primary Care: A Practical, Evidence-Based Approach

Learning Objectives As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be better able to: Develop an evidence-based approach to the overall evaluation and management of chronic pain in people living with HIV Assess the risks and benefits of long-term opioid therapy in HIV-infected individuals with chronic pain (including risks in those who are not yet on opioids and those in whom opioid continuation is being assessed) The content for this activity is drawn from the 11...
American Academy of CME and Beaumont Health

The Opioid Epidemic and HIV: The Indiana HIV/HCV Outbreak: Implications for Prevention

Learning Objectives As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be better able to: Describe the key demographic changes in persons at risk for hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV infection in the United States Identify 3 risk factors associated with increased risk for vulnerability to new HCV or HIV infection among persons who inject drugs Identify 3 effective interventions to reduce the risk of HCV and HIV infections among persons who inject drugs The content f...
American Academy of CME and Beaumont Health

Rapid Entry and ART Initiation in HIV Care: Implementation of a New Paradigm

Learning Objectives As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be better able to: Describe the rationale and evidence for rapid entry into HIV Care Compare models of rapid entry from around the globe Identify challenges with implementation of rapid entry programs The content for this activity is drawn from the 11th Annual American Conference for the Treatment of HIV (ACTHIV 2018).
American Academy of CME and Beaumont Health

Is HIV Therapy Good Enough or Do We Still Need New Drugs?

Learning Objectives As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be better able to: Discuss the rationale for continued drug development in the era of well tolerated, single-tablet regimens Give examples of new agents in development and list their advantages over existing therapies List current regimens that could be initiated immediately, before baseline laboratory results are available Discuss the data supporting specific two-drug regimens The content for this...
American Academy of CME and Beaumont Health

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs): Management and Prevention Among HIV Positive Patients

Learning Objectives As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be better able to: Describe the current epidemiology of STI in persons with HIV infection Explain the clinical management and treatment recommendations for common STIs The content for this activity is drawn from the 11th Annual American Conference for the Treatment of HIV.
American Academy of CME and Beaumont Health

Blended Introduction to Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Imaging

Objectives Increase the participants’ knowledge to better perform and/or interpret upper and lower Peripheral Vascular ultrasound examinations. Apply knowledge of the anatomy/physiology of the upper & lower extremity venous and arterial systems into the venous & arterial duplex and physiologic testing examinations. Perform routine scan protocols, and document Doppler waveforms for lower extremity arterial and venous evaluations of the upper and lower extremity. Demonstrate vein mapping t...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Blended Introduction to Adult Echocardiography

Objectives Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Echocardiography examinations. Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images (sonographer) and recognize potential imaging errors (Physician). Demonstrate routine scan protocols to evaluate an adult patient using 2D/M-Mode/Color Flow & Doppler echocardiographic techniques and demonstrate appropriate measurements. Identify normal/abnormal characteristics of ...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Blended Introduction to Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Imaging

Objectives Increase the participants’ knowledge to better perform Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Imaging ultrasound examinations. Apply knowledge of the anatomy/physiology of the cerebrovascular system into the Carotid Duplex examination. Perform routine scan protocols, and Doppler calculations in a complete carotid duplex/color examination. Differentiate normal/abnormal spectral Doppler/color characteristics. Perform Intima-Media Thickness measurements and evaluation and state the clinical ...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

The Value of Transparency in Advancing Safety and Promoting High Reliability: Legal & Ethical Issues

This course is an important overview of how various state and federal laws have historically limited transparency. In many instances, this has resulted in the protection of paper taking precedence over the protection of patients and caregivers. Find out how changes in the law and new regulations seek to advance a more transparent culture and gain an understanding of the multiple attributes of transparency in a highly reliable learning culture. Providers will determine the risks of transpar...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

Recognizing Cognitive Changes in Health Care Providers

Learners will identify signs of provider burnout, and recognize when mental health management becomes a factor in caring for patients. Discover how the airline industry can lead by example when evaluating cognitive competence in their pilots. Can the medical profession avoid patient errors by developing some of the same evaluations? Join Dr. Peck as he explores cognitive function as a normal aging function or medical disease impairment strikes. At the conclusion of the activity, attend...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

Practical Approach to Achieving Safety Across the Continuum

The American Hospital Association's (AHA) Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) recently announced the positive results of the Hospital Engagement Network (HEN 2.0) project. Just days after, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced HRET as one of 16 recipients of the Hospital Improvement and Innovation Network contract. Hospital Patient Safety Efforts Over Past Year Have Improved Care for More Than 34,000 Patients and Saved Nearly $300 Million Hospitals continue t...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

The Multifaceted Roles of the Physician Advisor and Influence in Health Care Organizations

We are in the midst of tremendous change in health care. The notion that a physician advisor only needs to know how to determine a proper level of care is well past us at this point. Physicians are taught how to care for patients first and foremost, and that will always be the primary responsibility. Providers are generally not taught how the systems that are built around them work; especially how care translates into reimbursement. There are age-old issues that are still not widely unders...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

MACRA and Value-Based Payment Models: Regulatory Changes and Reimbursement Implications

MACRA, MIPS, and APMs...Oh My! Currently, Medicare measures the value and quality of care provided by doctors and other clinicians through a patchwork of programs, including the Physician Quality Reporting System, the Value Modifier Program, and the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program. Through the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), Congress streamlined and improved these programs into one new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Most Med...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

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