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

Sail roundrtrip from Dubai and sail through Qatar, Bahrain and the UAE.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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A Makeover for Hepatitis B

In November of 2017 HEPLISAV-B was approved for the prevention of hepatitis B. HePLISAV-B is a two-dose vaccine administered 4 weeks apart. It will be important for health care providers to be aware of these new options. Health care providers will need to understand how HEPLISAV-B compares to other commercially available hepatitis B vaccines. In addition, numerous limitations exist with the oral antiviral medications currently used to treat patients chronically infected with hepatitis B. New r...
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A Makeover for Hepatitis B

In November of 2017 HEPLISAV-B was approved for the prevention of hepatitis B. HePLISAV-B is a two-dose vaccine administered 4 weeks apart. It will be important for health care providers to be aware of these new options. Health care providers will need to understand how HEPLISAV-B compares to other commercially available hepatitis B vaccines. In addition, numerous limitations exist with the oral antiviral medications currently used to treat patients chronically infected with hepatitis B. New r...
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Wading Through the Alerts: The Top Drug Interactions You Need to Know

Last year, the Chicago Tribune ran a two part investigative series finding that most community pharmacists missed most drug interactions presented to them. Naturally, pharmacies and pharmacy technicians everywhere thought the same could be done in their city, and felt vulnerable in a sea of drug interaction alerts. This course presents the most common and serious drug interactions to be aware of, and the clinical implications of each.
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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...
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Melting Pots and Stained Glass Windows: Genetic Differences in Our Patients

Every time we look out over our prescription counter we see a very unique individual. Every one of our patients will metabolize and excrete drugs based on their own genetic makeup. As medicine becomes more specific for disease states, medications will become even more specific based on the patient's ability to metabolize and excrete drugs. This program will focus on the most common drugs and the most common P450 enzyme families. Population groups will also be discussed with regard to disease s...
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Melting Pots and Stained Glass Windows: Genetic Differences in Our Patients

Every time we look out over our prescription counter we see a very unique individual. Every one of our patients will metabolize and excrete drugs based on their own genetic makeup. As medicine becomes more specific for disease states, medications will become even more specific based on the patient's ability to metabolize and excrete drugs. This program will focus on the most common drugs and the most common P450 enzyme families. Population groups will also be discussed with regard to disease s...
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PRS 105.1: Using Regulatory Case Studies as a Learning Tool in Pharmacy

This case considers the powerful tool that case studies can be in the education and incentivizing of practicing pharmacists regarding regulatory compliance. Every regulatory case study tells the story of a challenge in practice that was not met effectively. Case studies can be used to apply basic principles of pharmacy regulatory compliance. This webinar can be taken as a standalone live 1 credit hour law (ACPE accredited) but is also a component of the Pharmacy Regulatory Specialist curric...
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Legal Requirements for Managing Potential Drug-Drug Interactions

Health care software provides alerts for numerous drug-drug interactions. Health professionals must determine their responsibilities based on a risk stratification of the importance of each potential drug-drug interaction. Legal requirements provide guidance on how risk stratification should be done, and what responses are legally required once a potential drug-drug interaction is identified.
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PRS 104.1: Compliance with Patient Safety Requirements

This course examines the factors that literally set pharmacists and technicians up to fail in most pharmacy practice environments. It considers how practitioners and managers can work together to meet their shared responsibility of reducing the occurrence of pharmacy errors. The class discusses the relatively unseen, but nevertheless important, fact that pharmacists correct many errors made by prescribers and patients; all to the benefit of drug therapy. The class considers how regulatory obje...
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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.
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How Sweet It Is! Management of Diabetes: Injectable Medications

Pharmacy practitioners are drug experts, including the selection, dosing and titration of injectable antidiabetes and hypoglycemic agents. Many new antidiabetes medications have been introduced to the market in recent years, and pharmacist needs to be aware about best practices in the use of these medications.
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Deprescribing Medications in Serious Illness

Practitioners are often at a loss when it comes to deciding which medications to discontinue, and which parameters indicate medication futility. This presentation will present guidance in making these decisions.
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How Sweet It Is! Management of Diabetes: Oral Medications

Pharmacy practitioners are drug experts, including the selection, dosing and titration of oral antidiabetes and hypoglycemic agents. Many new antidiabetes medications have been introduced to the market in recent years, and pharmacist needs to be aware about best practices in the use of these medications.
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How Sweet It Is! Management of Diabetes: Monitoring Diabetes Mellitus

Pharmacy practitioners are front line when recommending blood glucose monitors, and other self-care and health maintenance monitoring for patients with diabetes mellitus. These practitioners needs to be prepared for those conversations with patients and their families.
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Not Your Mama's Opioid Conversion Calculations!

Most practitioners lack the critical skill of performing safe and accurate opioid conversion calculations. This presentation will teach practitioners how to switch from one opioid formulation to a different formation, and between opioids.
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How Sweet It Is! Management of Diabetes Series: Problem Solving with Diabetes Mellitus

Patients with diabetes are often overwhelmed when they receive this diagnosis. Diabetes requires significant self-management skills, and pharmacist are well-positioned to provide this guidance to patients.
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Dermatology - Treating the Rash for a Lot Less Cash!

Most pharmacy schools offer minimal study in dermatology. Due to extreme price increases in dermatologicals the past 6 years, pharmacists are called on to make suggestions for more affordable treatment options. Newer non-steroidal treatment options exist, however they are expensive as well.
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Dermatology - Treating the Rash for a Lot Less Cash!

Most pharmacy schools offer minimal study in dermatology. Due to extreme price increases in dermatologicals the past 6 years, pharmacists are called on to make suggestions for more affordable treatment options. Newer non-steroidal treatment options exist, however they are expensive as well.
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American Addiction: The Opioid Epidemic

Approximately every 15 minutes in our country, a person dies from prescription drug overdose, while a child is also born approximately every 30 minutes dependent upon opioids. How did we get to this point? Are we the only country in the world with this problem of epidemic proportion? How do we end this epidemic, or at least, how do we as healthcare professionals contribute to the progress of society in the right direction? In this presentation, we will discuss the history of just how we, as a ...
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FDA Black Box Warnings

Black Box Warnings (BBW) have been established and recognized as the highest level warning from the FDA to promote optimal patient safety. Although clinicians are generally aware of the importance of these alerts, the inconsistency in how these alerts are documented has become an increasing concern now that there are electronic updates to labeling (and many more generic companies now involved). This program will provide an update on class BBW exploring the AHFS by therapeutic categories as wel...
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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...
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Tools to Facilitate Student Success with Your Learning Experience

Preceptors often don’t feel they have time or know how to go about creating an appropriate amount of structure within the experiences they provide for student pharmacists. In this CPE course, preceptors have the opportunity to learn and apply simple quality improvement techniques to maintain and enhance their learning experience.
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Teaching in the Flipped Classroom

This CPE course explores the types of technology used in a real flipped-classroom setting. Hear discussion on the advantages of using technology to provide material prior to class, assess the understanding of that material, and promote active learning environments. Listen to this session to develop a strategy to incorporate technology into your current teaching activities.
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Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: From Idea to Presentation

As educators, it is important to ensure our students are engaged and prepared for future practice. Are your classroom and precepting site activities helping students meet these learning outcomes? This podcast defines the scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL), provide tips on forming a SOTL research project that is rigorous and appropriate in scope, and identify and address common barriers encountered.
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What is this Wheel? Incorporating the Pharmacists' Patient Care Process into Experiential Rotations

Students are educated on the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process (PPCP) throughout pharmacy school and are required to see, use, and discuss it on their experiential rotations. While preceptors are likely following the PPCP “wheel”, most are doing so without explicitly calling out the steps of the process. This continuing pharmacy education course ensures preceptors are familiar with the PPCP and how this topic is presented in the didactic setting to help students consistently apply it in ...
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More Heads Are Better Than One: A Primer on Team-Based Learning

This podcast describes the principles of team-based learning and provides practical tips on how to implement this strategy in your classroom. Discover how applying the principles of team-based learning has the potential to unleash your creative energy while motivating students to higher levels of performance.
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Protect your Patients' Health: How the Entire Pharmacy Team Becomes Vaccine Advocates - Technicians

Being an advocate for vaccinating your patients should be a team effort at the community pharmacy. There are many ways pharmacy technicians can work in partnership with pharmacists as an integral part of the pharmacy’s workflow, interacting with patients. Participate in this course learn more about the how the pharmacy technicians on your team can support vaccine services in the community pharmacy setting and help protect the health of your patients.
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Protect your Patients' Health: How the Entire Pharmacy Team Becomes Vaccine Advocates - Pharmacists

Being an advocate for vaccinating your patients should be a team effort at the community pharmacy. There are many ways pharmacy technicians can work in partnership with pharmacists as an integral part of the pharmacy’s workflow, interacting with patients. Participate in this course learn more about the how the pharmacy technicians on your team can support vaccine services in the community pharmacy setting and help protect the health of your patients.
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SBIRT: A Public Health Approach to Reduce Substance Use Health Risks

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), is a simple, effective, and low cost public health approach to increase patient awareness of the health risks associated with alcohol, and illicit and prescription drug misuse. The SBIRT system identifies at-risk patients and uses motivational interviewing strategies to support patient efforts to develop healthier behaviors. This course discusses the value of using SBIRT in the pharmacy and equips pharmacists in utilizing the ap...
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