A Multifaceted Approach to Health Care Quality & Patient Safety

ABQAURP’s 40th Annual Health Care Quality & Patient Safety Conference (HCQ&PS) will deliver multiple innovations, models, and best practices that have evolved to address the challenges you are facing. As we address our core competencies, high quality and safe health care still remain anchored to the partnership between patients and their health care providers. Today’s health care is provided in multiple settings, relying on people with varied expertise and training, under a variety of ...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

The Unrelenting Issue of Medical Errors

This course will examine the top patient safety issues causing medical errors, the patient safety organizations involved in the improvement process, tools we currently have to reduce these issues, and best practice steps to take now! At the conclusion of the activity, participants will be able to: • Analyze medical error data • Evaluate medical error case studies • Define national patient safety improvement standards and guidelines • Identify prevention techniques to reduce med...

MACRA - Changing How Medicare Pays Providers

The Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is federal legislation enacted by the United State Congress and signed into law by President Obama on April 16, 2015, intended to contain healthcare costs and to focus Medicare spending on the quality of services beneficiaries receive rather than the quantity of those services. MACRA repeals previous Medicare physician payment formulas, modifies and combines quality and information technology programs, and reauthorizes the 1997 S...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

Blended Introduction to Emergency Medicine Ultrasound

Objectives Increase knowledge and skills to perform ultrasound examinations (specific exams based on specialty track selected). Demonstrate appropriate scan techniques and protocols for performing ultrasound examinations. Improve scanning skills and increase diagnostic confidence. Perform examinations under supervised conditions to help fulfill credentialing and/or individual certification requirements Topics FAST exam Focused Echo Vascular Access Procedures GYN (Transabdominal) G...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Blended Introduction to Emergency Medicine Ultrasound

Objectives Increase knowledge and skills to perform ultrasound examinations (specific exams based on specialty track selected). Demonstrate appropriate scan techniques and protocols for performing ultrasound examinations. Improve scanning skills and increase diagnostic confidence. Perform examinations under supervised conditions to help fulfill credentialing and/or individual certification requirements Topics FAST exam Focused Echo Vascular Access Procedures GYN (Transabdominal) G...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Blended Introduction to Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound

Objectives Increase participant's knowledge to better perform and/or interpret TCD/TCI examinations. Demonstrate standard scan techniques for performing a TCD and TCI exam. Recognize normal and abnormal intracranial Doppler spectral waveform characteristics Apply diagnostic criteria for TCD/TCI interpretation State the clinical applications and limitations of TCD/TCI examinations Increase knowledge and confidence to integrate the skills learned in a clinical setting. Topics Transcran...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Blended Pediatric Emergency & Critical Care Ultrasound

Objectives Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform pediatric emergency and critical care ultrasound examinations. Identify normal imaging characteristics of the pediatric urinary tract Demonstrate protocols for evaluation of the trauma patient (FAST). Demonstrate ultrasound protocols for evaluation of pneumothorax, pneumonia and endotracheal tube placement. Perform a focused cardiac ultrasound examination on a pediatric patient. Demonstrate a focused two-point venous eva...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

The Multidisciplinary Assessment and Management of CVD Risk in HIV Infection

This text-based interview is the second of a four-part series. Dr. Priscilla Hsue and Dr. E. Turner Overton discuss the multidisciplinary management of CVD risk in HIV-positive individuals. Discussion topics include risk assessment tools, and collaboration across the care team, including the role of PCPs and specialist referrals. HIV-infected individuals have an increased risk of CVD. Research has identified characteristics of HIV infection itself that influence CVD risks, yet their preci...
ACHL

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.

Topics in Geriatrics and Sports Medicine Greek Isles Cruise

Topics: ◦New recommendations for concussion evaluation and treatment ◦ Describe current recommendations regarding concussion management ◦ Determine and develop appropriate return to play guidelines ◦Sudden cardiac death: Recognizing cardiac conditions in the young athlete ◦Recognize ECG changes associated with sudden cardiac death ◦ Recognize and identify athletes at high risk for sudden cardiac death ◦Running injuries of the lower extremity ◦Discuss risks factors, ...
Continuing Education, Inc

Women's Health, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Southern Caribbean Cruise

Topics: 1. Forms and Pervasiveness of Sexual Violence during the Life Cycle of Women 2.Effects of Sexual Violence of Physical and Mental Health of Women 3.The Neurobiology of Responses to Sexual Violence 4. Special Topics in Violence against Women : Responding to Sexual Assault of College Students 5.Special Topics in Violence against Women : Responding to Domestic Violence 6. PTSD and Responses to Survivors of Sexual Assault 7.Treating of Survivors of Sexual Assault/Violence 8.Evol...
Continuing Education, Inc

Topics in Addiction Medicine, Mental Health, Obesity and Preventive Medicine British Isles and French Open Cruise

TBA
Continuing Education, Inc

Topics in Cardiology and Mental Health for PCP's Ireland and Iceland Cruise

Topics: 1.Atrial Fibrillation ◦Risk factors, management and use of newer anticoagulants. 2.Atrial Fibrillation: case histories and management ◦Address management in office, hospital, or emergency room. 3.Stress related cardiomyopathy syndromes ◦Define brain and heart relationship, assess and manage "cardiomyopathy" related to emotional stress, sepsis or subarachnoid hemorrage. 4.Cardiovascular evaluation of the Athlete ◦Define normal and identify high risk individual 5....
Continuing Education, Inc

Blended Trauma and Acute Care Sonography

Objectives Increase knowledge and skills to perform ultrasound examinations (specific exams based on specialty track selected). Demonstrate appropriate scan techniques and protocols for performing ultrasound examinations. Improve scanning skills and increase diagnostic confidence. Perform examinations under supervised conditions to help fulfill credentialing and/or individual certification requirements Demonstrate the participants knowledge to better perform and/or interpret trauma ultras...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Blended Introduction to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Objectives Increase knowledge and skills to perform ultrasound examinations (specific exams based on specialty track selected). Demonstrate appropriate scan techniques and protocols for performing ultrasound examinations. Improve scanning skills and increase diagnostic confidence. Perform examinations under supervised conditions to help fulfill credentialing and/or individual certification requirements Topics MSK Imaging Fundamentals Shoulder Elbow Hand & Wrist Knee Ankle & Foot ...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Communication for Healthcare Providers and Oncology Care Coninuum for PCP's Western Caribbean Cruise

The purpose is to provide an update on the oncology care continuum and new strategies for communication, teamwork and work-life balance for practitioners. Caring for the Caregiver- Work-life Balance ◦Using a self-awareness worksheet- including professional goals, values and priorities- identify concerns and steps to strengthen and sustain worklife balance. Decisions ◦Select appropriate directive, consultative, democratic and consensus approaches to decisions in order to achieve desir...
Continuing Education, Inc

Cardiology and Pulmonology for PCP's Western Mediterranean Cruise

Topics: ◦Pleural effusions ◦Sleep apnea ◦COPD ◦Alpha - 1 antitrypsin deficiency ◦Cough ◦Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis ◦Parasomnias Additional Topics under development
Continuing Education, Inc

Topics in Emergency Medicine and Neurology Southern Caribbean Cruise

TBA
Continuing Education, Inc

Topics in Primary Care, Evidence-Based Medicine, Obesity and Dermatology Western Caribbean Cruise

Topics: 1.Obesity Management: Update on Latest Guidelines and Evidence, and Practical Tips ◦Synthesize the current guidelines on obesity management in a clinically relevant fashion. ◦ Use evidence based medicine to debunk popular myths related to diet, activity and behavior as they relate to the treatment of obesity. ◦Synthesize the effectiveness and risks of each weight loss method for patients. ◦ Manage obesity in a 15-minute outpatient visit. 2.Pain management: guidelines...
Continuing Education, Inc

Cardiometabolic International Summit Eastern Caribbean Cruise

Therapeutic Lifestyle Intervention Lipoprotein (a) Residual Risk Familial Hypercholesterolemia Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome Alternative Approaches For Cardiovascular Health
Continuing Education, Inc

Topics in Infectious Diseases and Nephrology Eastern Caribbean Cruise

TBA
Continuing Education, Inc

Introduction to Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Imaging

Objectives Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Imaging ultrasound examinations. Apply knowledge of the anatomy/physiology of the cerebrovascular system into the Carotid Duplex examination. Cite Doppler/color physics principles and be able to (sonographers) apply these principles to optimize system controls and/or (physicians) utilize this information for identifying technical errors which may result in misdiagnosis. Perform ro...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Registry Review Course

Objectives Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret MSK ultrasound examinations. Outline appropriate transducer selection, system optimization, and identify commonly seen artifacts associated with MSK ultrasound. State scanning protocols for performing shoulder, elbow, wrist/hand, knee, ankle, foot and hip ultrasound examinations. Identify normal anatomy during musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging. Recognize ultrasound characteristics of commonly seen pathol...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Advanced Emergency Medicine & Critical Care Ultrasound

Objectives Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Emergency and Critical Care ultrasound examinations. Identify Sonographic Characteristics Associated With Abdominal Sepsis Involving The Hepatobiliary, Renal, And GI Systems. Outline indications and applications of color Doppler in the emergency and critical care setting. Perform ultrasound evaluation of the lung, ocular, soft-tissue, musculoskeletal, and bony cortices in the emergency department. (Optiona...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

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. Perform standard 2D, m-mode and Doppler measurements Identify normal/abnormal charac...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Introduction to OB/GYN Ultrasound

Objectives Increase the participants’ knowledge to better perform and/or interpret gynecology and obstetrical ultrasound examinations. Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produc diagnostic images Demonstrate routine scan protocols for performing transabdominal & endovaginal GYN scanning, and 1st trimester obstetric applications. State the normal and abnormal imaging characteristics of the ovaries and uterus and differentiate commonly seen pathology. Lis...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Introduction to Abdominal and Primary Care Ultrasound

Objectives Increase participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret abdominal ultrasound examinations. Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images. Perform scan protocols and routine measurements that are utilized during an abdominal ultrasound evaluation. Identify normal/abnormal imaging characteristics of the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, kidneys and abdominal vasculature. Cite Doppler/color physics principles and ...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Introduction to Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Imaging

Objectives Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret upper and lower Peripheral Vascular ultrasound examinations. Apply knowledge of the anatomy/physiology of the upper and lower extremity venous and arterial systems into the venous and arterial duplex and physiologic testing examinations. Cite Doppler/color physics and be able to (sonographers) apply these principles to optimize system controls and/or (physicians) utilize this information for recognizing tec...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Advanced/Interventional MSK Ultrasound with Regenerative Medicine Track

Objectives Identify anatomy and pathoanatomy of the upper extremity joints (tendons, ligaments, muscle/fascia, and nerves). Outline the biology and evidence for use of regenerative substances. State when, why, and how to integrate regenerative medicine as a practical treatment option. Prepare various injectables for performing ultrasound-guided regenerative medicine techniques. List regenerative medicine targets for the upper and lower extremities. Outline post procedural protocols for r...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Introduction to Critical Care Ultrasound

Objectives Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Critical Care ultrasound examinations. State the basic fundamentals of ultrasound physics and demonstrate appropriate optimization for system controls. Perform ultrasound evaluation of the trauma patient (E-FAST exam). Demonstrate image orientation, transducer placement, and scan protocols for performing ultrasound evaluation of pneumothorax. Demonstrate scan protocols for focused evaluation of the abdome...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Introduction to Emergency Medicine Ultrasound

Objectives Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Emergency ultrasound examinations. State the basic fundamentals of ultrasound physics and demonstrate appropriate optimization for system controls. Perform ultrasound evaluation of the trauma patient (E-FAST exam) and pneumothorax. Demonstrate scan protocols for focused evaluation of the abdomen, aorta, female pelvis, and adult heart. State an algorithm for uses of bedside ultrasound during cardiac arrest...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Advanced & Interventional MSK Ultrasound

Objectives Increase the participant's knowledge to better perform and / or interpret MSK ultrasound exams. List the use of MSK sonography for diagnosis and ultrasound - guided interventions for rheumatology, sports medicine, and physical medicine & rehabilitation applications Demonstrate techniques and protocols for performing shoulder, elbow, wrist/hand, ankle/foot, adult hip, and spine. Identify sonographic appearance of commonly seen pathology of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, ankle,...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Hawaii CE/CME - Clinical Overview of New Advances in Lipid Management, Hypertension & Bone & Joint Diseases

Session 1: What’s New with Lipid Management: Managing Statin Intolerance, Consensus Recommendations, New Evidence, and PCSK9 Inhibitors Session 2: What’s New with Hypertension: How Low to Go, New Evidence, Consensus Recommendations, and Treating Resistant Hypertension Session 3: What’s New in Bone and Joint Disease: Focus on drug Therapy Management for Gout, Osteoarthritis, and Bioidentical Medications for Rheumatoid Arthritis
University Learning Systems

Live CE/CME Conference aboard Alaska Cruise

Day 1: Pharmacogenomics : Guided therapy in Psychiatry, Cardiology and Oncology (5 hrs) Day 2: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation-A novel FDA approved non invasive and non pharmacological treatment for Major Depressive Disorder (2.5 hrs) Day 3: Designer Drugs and Opioids: Identification of Patients who present with manifestation, screening tools, and management. (2.5 hrs) Day 4:Pediatric Autism Spectrum: An Overview (2 hrs) Drug Shortages and its Impact on Patient Safety and Medica...
University Learning Systems

Las Vegas CE/CME - Therapeutic Update 2018

Session 1: New Drug Update Part 1 Session 2: New Drug Update part 2 Session 3: To be determined
University Learning Systems

Introduction to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Objectives Increase the participant's knowledge to better perform and/or interpret MSK ultrasound examinations. List the indications, benefits, and limitations of MSK ultrasound for sports medicine injuries, physical medicine & rehabilitation, and rheumatology applications. Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images. Demonstrate scanning protocols for performing shoulder, elbow, wrist/hand, knee, ankle/foot, & hip ultrasound examinations...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access

Objectives Demonstrate the participant’s knowledge to better perform ultrasound-guided vascular access procedures. Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images. List the advantages and disadvantages of the “In-Plane” and “Out-of-Plane” and the “Direct” vs. “Indirect” ultrasound-guided vascular access techniques. Differentiate venous vs. arterial anatomy by ultrasound. Identify ultrasound imaging characteristics of vessel...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

OB/GYN Registry Review

Objectives Increase the participants’ knowledge to better perform and/or interpret gynecology and obstetrical ultrasound examinations. Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produc diagnostic images Demonstrate routine scan protocols for performing transabdominal & endovaginal GYN scanning, and 1st trimester obstetric applications. State the normal and abnormal imaging characteristics of the ovaries and uterus and differentiate commonly seen pathology. Lis...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Advanced Peripheral Nerve Ultrasound: Diagnostic and Interventional Applications

Objectives Increase the participants’ knowledge to perform and/or interpret peripheral nerve ultrasound examinations. State the basic fundamentals of ultrasound physics and demonstrate appropriate optimization of system controls. Recognize anatomy and ultrasound characteristics of the nerves and surrounding tissue to assist with management of focal neuropathies Assess and diagnose focal neuropathies using high frequency ultrasound techniques Identify common and challenging nerves using ...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Robotic Hair Restoration for Physicians

From extracting 1901 follicular units manually in 2004 over the span of 18 hours to present day robotic hair restoration whereby 1901 follicular units can be extracted and transplanted in less than 2 hours, follow Dr. Ken Anderson demonstrate his proven method to provide optimal patient outcomes with less stress and strain on patient and provider. Dr. Anderson discusses his three-step process, providing the learners with key points and techniques to apply to their own practices with robotic ha...
AKH Inc. Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare

Facial Anatomy Lab 101 for Physicians and Dentists

AAI’s Facial Anatomy Lab will provide students with an in-depth look at actual facial musculature and tissues that they will be affecting with these minimally-invasive aesthetic treatments. The live dissection of actual cadaver heads during this CME/CE accredited e-learning activity will provide a high-impact, visually stimulating lesson that will enhance their learning experience, helping them deliver better and safer patient outcomes.
AKH Inc. Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare

Introduction to Microtherapies

Microtherapy devices have burst onto the medical esthetics field but little clinical data has been collected or analyzed as to safety and efficacy. This course relies on peer reviewed literature to present mechanisms of action, comparative safety analysis and the physiological response to microtherapies. Course attendees will develop the competence to recognize the clinical endpoints of microtherapy treatments discussed in evidence based studies and be able to apply these endpoints in devel...
AKH Inc. Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare

A New Paradigm in Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Type 2 Diabetes

Learning Objectives: • Characterize type 2 diabetes as a cardiovascular risk factor • Outline key aspects of care for a patient with type 2 diabetes • Compare the classes of medications generally recommended for use in combination with metformin • Differentiate traditional clinical outcomes trials from cardiovascular safety trials • Describe the findings of cardiovascular safety trials demonstrating cardiovascular benefit • Select pharmacologic treatment for use in combinatio...
Primary Care Education Consortium

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Jackson Hole)(Summer)

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update A 20-HOUR REVIEW OF PRESSING ISSUES IN MALPRACTICE, RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE LAW, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND SELECTED CLINICAL TOPICS You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations...
American Educational Institute

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Aspen)(Summer)

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update A 20-HOUR REVIEW OF PRESSING ISSUES IN MALPRACTICE, RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE LAW, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND SELECTED CLINICAL TOPICS You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations...
American Educational Institute

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Myrtle Beach)

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update A 20-HOUR REVIEW OF PRESSING ISSUES IN MALPRACTICE, RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE LAW, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND SELECTED CLINICAL TOPICS You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations...
American Educational Institute

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Hilton Head)

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update A 20-HOUR REVIEW OF PRESSING ISSUES IN MALPRACTICE, RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE LAW, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND SELECTED CLINICAL TOPICS You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations...
American Educational Institute

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Las Vegas)

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update A 20-HOUR REVIEW OF PRESSING ISSUES IN MALPRACTICE, RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE LAW, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND SELECTED CLINICAL TOPICS You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations...
American Educational Institute

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Cancun)

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update A 20-HOUR REVIEW OF PRESSING ISSUES IN MALPRACTICE, RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE LAW, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND SELECTED CLINICAL TOPICS You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations...
American Educational Institute

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Wailea)

The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update A 20-HOUR REVIEW OF PRESSING ISSUES IN MALPRACTICE, RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE LAW, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND SELECTED CLINICAL TOPICS You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations...
American Educational Institute

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