Healthcare Quality: Measurement and Implication Series

Quality measures continue to emerge from a variety of healthcare stakeholder groups to determine quality. Healthcare quality measures are changing the behaviors of providers, payers, and consumers. This online continuing education series provides a comprehensive overview of the healthcare quality landscape since the Affordable Care Act, including national priority setting, Advanced Alternative Payment Models (Advanced APMs), Merit-based Incentive Payment Systems (MIPS) and the complexity of qu...
The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: Office of Continuing Education

Adolescent Depression and Anxiety: A Review of Treatment Options

Depression and anxiety in adolescents is more prevalent than most adults realize. Pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions can improve functioning and quality of life for many adolescents.
freeCE.com

Medication Error Prevention for Practicing Pharmacists

This program will provide tools and techniques for community pharmacists to reduce medication errors in their pharmacies. It will discuss how root cause analysis and failure mode and effects analysis can hep prevent future medication errors and improve patient safety. The program will also provide insight into how technology and electronic prescribing can cause medication errors and what community pharmacists can do to help prevent these types of errors.
freeCE.com

Cannabidiol (CBD)

The popularity of medical marijuana (also known as medical cannabis) continues to grow in the US. In 2018, over 3.5 million patients were registered to use medical cannabis; an increase from 2.6 million in March, 2016. As of January 2019, 33 states and Washington D.C., have laws legalizing medical marijuana. Ten states, Washington D.C., and Canada have legalized recreational marijuana.2-4 In addition, a growing number of states have laws specifically addressing the use of cannabidiol (C...
The Rx Consultant

Implementing the Spirit of Entrepreneurship in Your Practice

As the field of pharmacy continues to change entrepreneurship, or possessing entrepreneurial spirit, is critical for driving innovation and creating a successful work environment. Whether you work in a corporate environment, community, hospital or independent pharmacy, learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur and how to apply those skills and traits to your own pharmacy practice.
CEI

Cannabinoid Considerations for Pharmacists

This 1 hour primer to medical cannabis will review practical information for pharmacists in all aspects of care. Join us to discuss the basic pharmacological principles of phytocannabinoids and their manipulation of the endocannabinoid system. Gain insight on the legal considerations of CBD oil as well as how it compares to other cannabinoid formulations currently available.
CEI

Guideline Update Series: American Society of Hematology Venous Thromboembolism Guideline Update

Need help staying current on recent changes in clinical practice guidelines? This session is for you! This 30-minute presentation provides a practical review of the American Soceity of Hematology 2018 guidelines for the treatement of venous thromboemboism treatment. Listen to a quick summary of what’s changed and how to apply these changes to patients in your practice.
CEI

Guideline Update Series: Cholesterol Guideline Update

Need help staying current on recent changes in clinical practice guidelines? This session is for you! This 30-minute presentation provides a practical review of the 2019 cholestrol guideline update. Listen to a quick summary of what’s changed and how to apply these changes to patients in your practice.
CEI

Harassment and Employment Issues in Pharmacy (Technicians)

This course is designed to provide pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and students with an introductory overview of the major topics related to the equal employment laws, discrimination and harassment in healthcare organizations and more specifically pharmacy practice. Now more than ever it is imperative for healthcare practitioners to provide a working environment that is free from discrimination and harassment.
CEI

Harassment and Employment Issues in Pharmacy (Pharmacists)

This course is designed to provide pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and students with an introductory overview of the major topics related to the equal employment laws, discrimination and harassment in healthcare organizations and more specifically pharmacy practice. Now more than ever it is imperative for healthcare practitioners to provide a working environment that is free from discrimination and harassment.
CEI

Fatal Pretenses: Controlled Substance Validation and Access in a Time of Crisis -FL APPROVED-

Pharmacy has been thrust into the national spotlight as solutions are sought to manage the inappropriate distribution of prescription medications. This session seeks to explore various tools available to the pharmacy staff to combat illicit distribution, while maintaining appropriate and legitimate patient access to prescribed medications. The effectiveness and limitations of state Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) are discussed in the context of “red flag” behaviors that may...
freeCE.com

Drug Diversion: Protecting Your Pharmacy Practice

This presentation will allow those working in the retail pharmacy setting to become more aware of scams and deceptions that are commonplace by drug seekers. In addition, common sense solutions to prevent drug crimes, pharmacy robberies and burglaries will be discussed. Pharmacists will be better equipped to work positively with prescribers in accommodating legitimate patients while weeding out those trying to deceive both the prescriber and dispenser of controlled substances.
freeCE.com

Women and HIV: A Case Based Focus on Contraception, Family Planning, Prenatal Care and Postpartum Care

Since women are often an underrepresented population in HIV care and clinical trials, it is essential to highlight pertinent reproductive needs and HIV management
freeCE.com

Management of Type 2 Diabetes in Patients With Cardiovascular Risk

Reducing Cardiovascular Risk in Type 2 Diabetes: What I Do and Why Listen as a multidisciplinary expert panel debates optimal management of patients with T2DM and varying degrees of cardiovascular risk. Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: * Routinely assess patients with T2DM for CV risk factors based on an understanding of the pathophysiology of cardiometabolic syndrome * Consider the recent CV outcomes data from pivotal trials of antihyperglycemics when ...
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine

Navigating Insulin-Based Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes

Apply new studies on NPH, regular insulin, switching, and other approaches to avoid hypoglycemia, control hyperglycemia, and reduce CV risk with this CME-certified module. This CME/CE-certified video vignette,will provide more information on: * Applying key learnings from T2DM published guidelines and pivotal clinical study results to develop strategies for intensifying therapy in patients who fail to achieve glycemic control on initial therapy * Considering findings of cardiovascular ou...
Southern Medical Association

Individualizing Diabetes Management in Early T2DM

Learn to establish appropriate glycemic targets and interpret guideline recommendations on when and how to advance diabetes therapy to reduce CV risk in this CME-certified module. This CME/CE-certified video vignette,will provide more information on: * Determining an appropriate A1C goal that reflects patient factors such as age, duration of T2DM, life expectancy, comorbidities, and risk of hypoglycemia * Applying key learnings from T2DM published guidelines and pivotal clinical study re...
Southern Medical Association

Diabetes in the South: Focus on Prevention

Improve your ability to identify individuals at risk for diabetes and address cultural barriers that may impede successful treatment. Review this CME/CE-certified video presentation by Dr. Richard Pratley, to hear more on how he identifies patients at risk for T2DM, creates prevention strategies with his patients and implements treatment plans that take into account patient's self-care.
Southern Medical Association

Cannabinoid Considerations for Pharmacists

This 1 hour primer to medical cannabis will review practical information for pharmacists in all aspects of care. Join us to discuss the basic pharmacological principles of phytocannabinoids and their manipulation of the endocannabinoid system. Gain insight on the legal considerations of CBD oil as well as how it compares to other cannabinoid formulations currently available.
CEI

How to Develop and Lead a Journal Club Activity at Your APPE Site

Journal clubs have long been used to teach critical evaluation of the literature, keep practitioners up-to-date, and improve clinical practice. However, journal clubs can suffer from a lack of focus and poorly defined goals, failure to discuss the clinical application of the articles, and lengthy presentations and discussions. While journal clubs are often a required activity, it can be difficult to make a journal club presentation meaningful if only one student and preceptor are at a rotation...
CEI

Preventing and Managing Cytomegalovirus in High-Risk Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Patients: Expert Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Why has prophylaxis been used infrequently in the past compared with preemptive treatment strategies for post-HCT CMV prevention? Until recently, preemptive management was the most common strategy for the management of post-HCT CMV infection in most cancer centers. However, this approach has many shortcomings, including a lack of consensus on the CMV DNA thresholds, and... Review this CME-certified FAQ written by Drs. Roy Chemaly and Genovefa Papanicolaou to learn more.
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine

Interactive Case Challenge: Preventing and Managing Cytomegalovirus in High-Risk Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Patients

Explore important considerations in CMV prophylaxis and treatment in patients who have undergone hematopoietic cell transplantation.
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine

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

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

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

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.
CEI

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.
CEI

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