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Improving Heart Failure Patient Outcomes Utilizing Guideline-Directed Therapy

This educational activity is accredited for physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurses who have expressed a need for educational programming on the pharmacologic management of heart failure. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to: -Describe the optimal guideline-based recommendations for the management of heart failure. -Evaluate the 2016 ACC/AHA/HFSA guideline-recommended novel therapies that are recommended for the treatment of heart fa...
Medical Learning Institute

Medication Therapy Management (MTM) for the Adult Patient with Diabetes

In this multi-layered, knowledge/application/practice-based continuing pharmacy education activity the University of Connecticut and Drug Topics will develop pharmacist competence in MTM and Motivational Interviewing. The activity is designed to expand from knowledge-based activities to practice-based skills by properly scaffolding knowledge, application and practice-based learning opportunities with sound instructional design. The activities will consist of 3 phases designed to build upon...
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

Guidelines for Management of Asthma

This interactive online course reviews the existing EPR-3 guidelines for diagnosis and management of asthma and new developments in the treatment of asthma. It includes a patient simulation and coverage about managing exacerbations and asthma in special situations.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

2015 - Hot Topics in Primary Care

2015 - Hot Topics in Primary Care Content Origination Date: Jul 19, 2015 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Aug 11, 2018 Total CE Credits: In the current environment of health promotion and disease prevention, the rational use of diagnostic tests and medical interventions as well as interprofessional management of chronic disease are mandates as we move forward in the 21st century. We all know that expanding access to insurance coverage will continue to put significant demands on our health c...
Contemporary Forums

Occurrence and Implications of Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting (CINV)

Oncology nursing professionals play a key role in the care of patients receiving chemotherapy. However, to do so, they require access to the most recent clinical information and guidance, the latest developments in CINV therapy, and expanded knowledge of CINV pathophysiology. In addition, oncology nursing professionals need continuing education focused on appropriate screening in order to better identify patients at risk of CINV before chemotherapy begins, and developing the skills to undertak...
American Academy of CME

Virtual Patient: Young Girl with Peanut Allergy

This patient simulation involves a young girl with severe peanut allergy whose parents are interested in a desensitization treatment, like oral immunotherapy (OIT). During the consultation, her parents ask several questions about the administration, safety, efficacy, and effects of peanut/food oral immunotherapy. The findings from food OIT clinical trials will be referenced to answer these questions. Making IT Count is funded through an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Virtual Patient: Needs Rapid IT Buildup

This patient simulation involves a 33-year-old female whose allergy symptoms in the spring and fall significantly affect her. She is a busy professional who travels a lot, so she is seeking an immunotherapy treatment option that requires fewer clinic visits than traditional immunotherapy treatment. You will be required to discuss cluster and rush immunotherapy as treatment options, then adjust her treatment as her symptoms change.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Immunization Training for Pharmacists

Practice Based Immunization Training for Pharmacists A 20 hour practice-based continuing education activity for pharmacists who plan to implement a pharmacist-directed immunization program at their practice site or fulfill the requirements to become a pharmacist immunizer. This comprehensive and interactive practice-based continuing pharmacy education certification program is designed to meet various state regulations* for pharmacist immunizers. *This activity meets state requirements...
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

Opioid Overdose & Naloxone Rescue Kits

Fatal drug overdoses, due to both illicit and prescription drug use, have become epidemic in the United States (US). The rate exceeds that of deaths from motor vehicle accidents, largely due to the increase in prescription opioid overdoses.1 In 2013, about 16,000 deaths occurred from prescription opioid overdoses, accounting for more than half of all prescription drug overdose deaths.2 Multiple substances (eg, alcohol, benzodiazepines, and other sedating drugs) often contribute to these over...
SIUE School of Pharmacy

Food-Dependent Exercise-Induced Anaphylaxis

This is an interactive course that aims to educate physicians and allied health providers about the diagnosis and management of food-dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis (FDEIA). This course discusses symptoms, triggers, and diagnostic tools to help with the identification of FDEIA in patients, as well as pathophysiologic theories about its precipitation. We'll also cover management strategies that should be recommended to patients.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Advances in Neonatal Medicine 2015

Learning Objectives: To know the limits of viability according to outcome data in 2015. To recognize the value of quality improvement in reducing mortality and morbidity. To be aware of the benefits of early nutrition and feeding human milk to preterm infants.
Contemporary Forums

The Life Spectrum of Asthma: Online

The incidence and prevalence of asthma has increased considerably in recent years. Asthma is not a single disease, and its expression, remission, progression, and severity can vary based on age and gender. Therefore, it is crucial for allergist/immunologists, as specialists in the diagnosis and management of asthma, to understand how to select the most appropriate patients for the use of immune response modifiers and how to assess and manage the risk-benefit ratio of treatment. The Life Spectr...
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Immunotherapy: Harnessing the Immune System to Treat Cancer

This educational activity is directed toward oncology nurses and nurse practitioners caring for patients receiving cancer immunotherapy. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to: 1. List the various types of immunotherapy currently used in the management of malignancies 2. Summarize the various mechanisms of action for the different immunotherapy agents 3. Describe various toxicities for specific types of immunotherapy 4. Explain specific...
Medical Learning Institute

Heart failure: Traditional Therapies and Novel Agents

This CPE activity is intended to refresh pharmacists on the current ACCF/AHA guideline recommendations on the use of pharmacotherapy in heart failure and to introduce them to two novel heart failure agents, sacubitril-valsartan and ivabridine. The activity will describe the agents' characteristics and potential role in heart failure therapy.
SIUE School of Pharmacy

Virtual Patient: Soccer Coach too Busy for Shots

This case simulation involves a female high school soccer coach with seasonal allergic rhinitis that has not been well controlled with over-the-counter medications. Symptoms have progressively worsened over the past four summers since she returned to Baltimore, Maryland, and now include cough and wheezing. She is interested in allergen immunotherapy but travels out of town frequently and wants to know about alternatives to immunotherapy injections (shots).
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Optimizing Nursing Management of Hepatic Veno-Occlusive Disease

STATEMENT OF NEED Veno-occlusive disease (VOD), also known as sinusoidal obstruction syndrome, is a potentially life-threatening complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT), characterized by weight gain, fluid retention with ascites, tender hepatomegaly, and jaundice. The toxicity is believed to result from damage to hepatic sinusoidal endothelial cells, which causes obstructed sinusoidal flow that leads to liver dysfunction, multiorgan failure, and death. The incidence of VOD...
i3 Health

A Skeptic's View of Neonatal Medicine: Balancing Science and Art

Learning Objectives: Describe the indications for the use of bicarbonate in the NICU. Discuss the risks and benefits of postnatal steroids for BPD. Describe the limitations of probiotics for the prevention of NEC.
Contemporary Forums

What's New for Antibiotics in the NICU?

Learning Objectives:​ Describe the goals of antimicrobial therapy. Describe how dosing is modified to achieve the goals of antimicrobial therapy. Describe dosing guidelines of medication used to treat infants with serious infections.
Contemporary Forums

Recognition and Management of Arrhythmias in the Fetus and Newborn

Learning Objectives: Recognize common fetal arrhythmias. Recognize common newborn arrhythmias. Recognize appropriate and inappropriate use of newborn EKGs.
Contemporary Forums

Pharmacologic and Non-Pharmacologic Management of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Learning Objectives: Describe the opioid epidemic in the United States Review the mechanisms of action of opiates and what causes withdrawal symptoms Describe current treatment strategies for NAS and outcomes
Contemporary Forums

Simulation in the Real World

Learning Objectives: List 5 major applications of healthcare simulation. Describe examples of improvements in outcomes from healthcare simulation. Review future directions & challenges in healthcare simulation
Contemporary Forums

Neonatal Hypoglycemia: Solve These Cases

Learning Objectives: Discuss postnatal glucose homeostatis. Review differences between PES and AAP recommendations. Analyze AAP algorithm.
Contemporary Forums

Challenging Cases in Neonatal Ethics

Learning Objective: List the four basic principles of pediatric ethics. Discuss how pediatric ethics principles apply to newborns. Identify the challenges that arise when caregivers and parents disagree on the provision of care for critically ill newborns.
Contemporary Forums

Don't Forget the Kidneys! Renal Failure in the NICU Patient

Learning Objectives: Review key alterations in renal function compared to the adult. Develop an initial management plan for the infant with acute renal failure. Discuss potential long-term complications related to acute renal failure.
Contemporary Forums

Delivery Room Emergencies: Case Studies

Learning Objectives: Apply clinical assessment skills to the care of complex neonatal cases in delivery room. Discuss etiology, pathophysiology and management of selected neonatal cases. Describe emerging technologies and new therapies for these cases.
Contemporary Forums

2015 - The Fetus and Newborn

2015 - The Fetus and Newborn Content Origination Date: Oct 14, 2015 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Nov 2, 2018 Total CE Credits: 62.50 - Physician 62.50 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 62.50 - CA RN/CA BRN 8.75 - Pharmacology 26.25 - Pharmacist The Fetus & Newborn conference addresses the latest innovations in neonatal care from nationally recognized faculty with broad expertise and hands-on experience. Learn at your own pace from experts in the fields of neonatal ...
Contemporary Forums

Ethics and Opioid Conference 2018

This activity will address the ethical use of opioids and treatment of patients.
University of South Alabama Office of Continuing Medical Education

Medical Spanish For the Healthcare Professional

Overview / Abstract: The Spanish speaking population has grown tremendously over the past few decades and healthcare providers in many areas of the country are challenged to communicate with this expanding patient population.The goal of this conference is to teach basic, intermediate and advanced Medical Spanish language skills in the classroom and to implement the usage of these skills with native Spanish speakers in an immersion setting. At the conclusion of this conference, participants s...
Medical Studies Abroad

Patient-Centered Care of Metastatic Colon and Rectal Cancer

This educational activity is directed toward oncology nurses and nurse practitioners who have expressed a need for educational programming on the coordination of care, management of adverse events, counseling and education, and patient follow-up in metastatic colon and rectal cancer (mCRC). Such education would allow these healthcare professionals to take on leadership roles in the multi-disciplinary care of mCRC, leading to improved patient outcomes. Learning Objectives At the conclusion...
Medical Learning Institute

Selecting Optimal Antiangiogenic Strategies for Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma

STATEMENT OF NEED Hepatocellular carcinoma is the sixth most common tumor globally, with an increasing incidence in the United States and Europe. The malignancy is the third leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide and the leading cause of death in patients with cirrhosis. Approximately 40,710 new cases are diagnosed in the United States annually and 28,920 people die of the disease. Patients with HCC continue to have a dismal prognosis, with a 5-year survival rate of 18%. This is du...
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and i3 Health

Component Testing for Food Allergy Diagnosis

This interactive course outlines the shortcomings of the standard tests currently used to diagnose food allergy and explains the development and potential application of component resolved diagnosis (CRD). It describes, in depth, how CRD can be applied when evaluating potential allergies to plant (peanut and hazelnut) and animal (milk and eggs) products. The course also explains the limitations of CRD and makes suggestions for additional research.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Mother's Intuition: Critical for Caring for the Chronically Ill Child

Learning Objectives: Discuss examples of maternal intuition. List importance of giving credibility to parental concerns. Review strategies for involvement of parents in their child's healthcare.
Contemporary Forums

Immunology Applications in the PICU: Case Studies

Learning Objectives: Review the components of the immune system that protect the pediatric patient including B and T lymphocytes, natural killer cells as well and the interchange between antigens and antibodies. Describe the impact that diseases and infections such as DiGeorge and Wiskott -Aldrich have on the functioning of the immune system as well as immunglobulins such as IgG, and IgE. Appreciate the role of complements (and why these lab values are so important!) and their role in the c...
Contemporary Forums

Hematology/Oncology PICU Issues: Case Studies

Learning Objectives: Review the importance of hemoglobin, coagulation, bone marrow, fibrinolytic and transfusion issues with the critically ill child. Describe the diagnostic laboratory data necessary to care for the child with anemia, platelet disorders, and oncologic emergencies. Prioritize the care for the child with an oncologic emergency.
Contemporary Forums

Highlights of the New 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC

Learning Objectives: Describe at least one change in the 2015 AHA Guidelines update that will change their practice of resuscitation. List at least 3 ways to minimize interruptions in chest compressions during resuscitation. Describe two options for providing targeted temperature management during post-cardiac arrest care for the child following resuscitation.
Contemporary Forums

Renal Biomarkers: What's New in Assessing Renal Function?

Learning Objectives: Discuss the best method to evaluate glomerular filtration rate. Describe the use of fractional excretion of sodium in assessing tubular function. Describe the use of newer renal biomarkers in determining acute kidney injury (AKI).
Contemporary Forums

Hemodynamic Monitoring: The Continuum of Care from the ED to the ICU

Learning Objectives: Define indications and applications for hemodynamic monitoring in acute and critical care areas. Describe decision algorithms which outline levels of monitoring. Develop an evidence based plan for appropriate level of monitoring.
Contemporary Forums

Cases in Toxicology

Learning Objectives: Discuss agents commonly encountered in pediatric toxicology. Review clinical presentation and management strategies for commonly encountered pediatric toxins. Apply evidence-based management strategies using a case-based approach.
Contemporary Forums

Glucose Gone Wild in the Critically Ill Patient & How to Tame It

Learning Objectives: Discuss the increasing incidence of diabetes in the hospitalized patient. Identify research-supported glycemic goals for patients based on surgical/medical ailments and age. Describe methods of insulin delivery in the acute care arena as well as safe transition off insulin infusion or transfer out of ICU.
Contemporary Forums

"How Do I Know I'm in Menopause?" Navigating the Transition from Perimenopause to Menopause

Learning Objectives: Describe the normal endocrinologic changes of perimenopause and menopause and their impact on general health of women. List hormonal and nonhormonal therapies available for each of the major menopausal symptom complexes. Estimate the efficacy and health risks associated with use of therapies to identify appropriate candidates.
Contemporary Forums

Better Sex for Couples: Thinking Beyond Sexual Dysfunction

Learning Objectives: Describe the cornerstones to sexual health. Discuss strategies for navigating desire discrepancy. Identify 3 seduction tips for couples.
Contemporary Forums

An Evidence-Based Review of Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing

Learning Objectives: Differentiate and explain the approaches to cell free DNA sequencing in Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT). Identify factors that affect accuracy of NIPT. List steps in patient counseling and follow-up when NIPT is utilized.
Contemporary Forums

Abnormal Breast Findings: When to Follow, When to Refer

Learning Objectives: Discuss breast symptoms including palpable findings, mastodynia, nipple discharge, skin changes, inflammation and imaging changes. Describe assessment, diagnosis and management of breast symptoms. Recognize breast changes to refer for specialty evaluation and treatment.
Contemporary Forums

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Think Big: My Approach for Overcoming Obstacles

Learning Objectives: Describe a framework for Thinking Big to overcome obstacles. List 8 key principles in making personal and professional goals possible. Describe personal examples of how to Think Big in achieving personal and professional goals.
Contemporary Forums

Gonorrhea and Chlamydia: Update on Epidemiology, Testing and Treatment Issues

Learning Objectives: Review the clinical presentations of chlamydia and gonorrhea. Discuss currently recommended diagnostic tests for chlamydia and gonorrhea. Discuss currently recommended treatments for chlamydia and gonorrhea.
Contemporary Forums

Incontinence and Overactive Bladder: What's a Woman To Do?

Learning Objectives: Identify differences between stress and urge incontinence. Discuss pharmacologic strategies for management of overactive bladder. Discuss the impact of overactive bladder on patients' quality of life.
Contemporary Forums

Managing First Trimester Complications

Learning Objectives: List 3 labs tests appropriate for first trimester bleeding. Compare and contrast lab results for molar, ectopic, viable, and non-viable pregnancies. Identify 5 risk factors for ectopic pregnancy.
Contemporary Forums

Hot Topics in OB/GYN Litigation

Learning Objectives: Describe the underlying reasons why OB malpractice cases are filed and pursued, in the face of an unfortunate outcome. Analyze and compare their own conduct to actual case examples, to help improve quality of care and raise awareness to litigated issues. Prevent medical errors, through a better understanding of current trends in medico-legal cases.
Contemporary Forums

2015 - Women's Health & OB/GYN

2015 - Women's Health & OB/GYN Content Origination Date: Nov 11, 2015 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Dec 3, 2018 Total CE Credits: 58.50 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 58.50 - CA RN/CA BRN 13.00 - Pharmacology The Women’s Health and OB/GYN Nursing conference focuses on the challenges you face daily in your care of women in the primary care setting. Now in its 30thyear, this online conference recorded in New Orleans November 11-14, 2015 is designed for NPs, CNMs, RNs a...
Contemporary Forums

2015 - Pediatric Critical Care Nursing

2015 - Pediatric Critical Care Nursing Content Origination Date: Nov 10, 2015 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Dec 3, 2018 Total CE Credits: 64.50 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 64.50 - CA RN/CA BRN 6.50 - Pharmacology New technology and new approaches to treatment are just two of the stimulating areas that were brought into focus at the 31st annual Pediatric Critical Care Nursing conference in New Orleans. Learn at your own pace utilizing the on-demand sessions captured...
Contemporary Forums

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