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A Step Towards Informed Decision Making on Contraception: Resources for Patients

This initiative has been developed for patients in India and consists of 3 video blogs (Vlogs) and a patient discussion guide, to help patients learn more about contraception options and encourage then have informed discussions with their health care providers. Listen to other patients’ points of view as they provide unique perspectives on making their contraceptive choices. In addition to ...
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A Step Towards Informed Decision Making on Contraception: Resources for Physicians

This initiative is targeted towards healthcare providers in India and will be comprised of two clinician focused activities which consist of video-based faculty panel modules and a text based discussion guide. For this initiative, ACHL is partnering with IJCP Group, a leading healthcare communications company in India, as well as the Federation of Obstetrics & Gynecological Societies of India (F...
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Advances in the Multidisciplinary Management of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC): Strategies for Incorporating Emerging Immunotherapy Treatment Options

Expert faculty, Richard Finn, MD, discusses treatment options and strategies in a case-based approach for two patients who have failed conventional therapies and may be candidates for immunotherapy. The activity features an online virtual patient platform that affords clinicians an opportunity to absorb relevant clinical and evidence-based information. The purpose of the activity is to inform cl...
ACHL

An Update on Tailored Feeding Strategies for Preterm Infants

This activity is designed to educate clinicians on newly updated nutritional standards/clinical malnutrition definitions for neonates, and how these updates affect optimal nutrition practices for preterm and full-term infants, both in at-risk groups and the broader population, as well as related patient communication/care-transitions strategies.
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Appropriate Antibiotic Selection in Multidrug-Resistant Pneumonia with Gram-Negative Bacteria: Identifying Pathogens and Related Antimicrobial Stewardship

Filmed at a prominent infectious disease meeting in October 2018, experts James Lewis, PharmD and James McKinnell, MD offer a lively discussion and clinical analysis of current optimal management of multidrug-resistant Gram-negative pseudomonas-based pneumonia infections in the context of a complex patient case. The purpose of this activity is to update physicians and pharmacists that may co...
ACHL

Breaking the Cycle of C. difficile: Focus on Community-acquired Infections and Recurrence

In this CME video-based interview, Dr. Sahil Khanna will review the changing epidemiology of community-acquired C. difficile and advances in its diagnosis and prevention. Dr. Khanna will also discuss approaches to the treatment of initial and recurrent episodes of C. difficile. A patient who experienced several episodes of recurrent C. difficile will provide her perspective.
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C. difficile Infection and Recurrence: Targeting the Drivers of Pathogenesis

In this CME eNewsletter, Dr. Paul Feuerstadt will discuss the body’s defenses against C. difficile infection, including the immune response and changes in the gut microbiome. He will also discuss the effect of available therapies on these processes during the treatment of initial and recurrent episodes of C. difficile. This is the final activity in a series of three educational activities on C...
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Clinical Case Challenges: Timely Diagnosis of Pulmonary Fibrosis

Pulmonary fibrosis includes a large, heterogeneous group of many different entities. Making a differential diagnosis is challenging, and patients report delays or frustrations when receiving a diagnosis. Yet, a prompt, accurate diagnosis is needed to guide treatment decisions. This case-based activity will take clinicians through the integration of clinical, radiologic, and pathologic data when ...
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Clinical Strategies for Incorporating Immunotherapy in Advanced Breast Cancer: Insights for Surgeons and Oncologists

Six expert faculty discuss advances in immunotherapy as it relates to breast cancer. This interview-style format is based on follow-up coverage from the “Immunotherapy and Breast Cancer” symposium at the Society of Surgical Oncology 2018 Annual Cancer Symposium, held on March 23, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. PowerPoint slides from the symposium, as well as a written transcript of the interview...
The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning (ACHL) and Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO)

Clinical Updates in SSc-ILD and Application of Emerging Data: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prognosis

In this 30-minute webinar, Cleveland Clinic pulmonologist Dr. Kristin B. Highland discusses the application of emerging data in the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of systemic sclerosis with interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD). Strategies will be provided for clinicians to: • Enact timely, accurate SSc-ILD diagnoses • Optimize SSc-ILD treatment selection, considerate of individual pa...
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Examining Recent Evidence Supporting DOAC Use in the Reduction of Thrombotic Events in Diverse Cardiovascular Patients

In this clinical commentary, a panel of three faculty experts review clinical data on the use of DOACs for vascular protection in patients with cardiovascular disease. The discussion will provide an in-depth analysis of safety and efficacy data on prophylactic DOAC use for reducing and/or preventing thrombotic events in patients with atherosclerotic disease. The discussion will also examine rece...
Indiana University School of Medicine

Expert Insights on the Use of PCSK9 Inhibitors in Interventional Cardiology

This roundtable discussion includes a panel of three faculty experts, who review clinical evidence related to the use of PCSK9 inhibitors in managing hyperlipidemia. Utilizing supporting clinical data and real-world experience, the faculty discuss how gaps in patient care can be improved via increased recognition of high-risk patients, application of clinical trial data, and selection of therapi...
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Expert Perspectives on New Guidelines and Approaches to Reduce Risk in Patients with C. difficile

In this CME video-based interview, Dr. David Binion will review the 2017 IDSA/SHEA guidelines for the treatment of initial and recurrent episodes of C. difficile. Dr. Binion will discuss data that informed the guidelines and the clinical implications of the guidelines. A patient will also provide her perspectives on experiencing several episodes of recurrent C. difficile. This is the first in a ...
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Go Beyond the Gut: Insights and Commentary for Appropriate Vaccination of the Immunosuppressed IBD Patient

In this clinical commentary, a panel of three faculty experts will discuss the importance of immunity assessments/titers and appropriate vaccinations for Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients on immunosuppressive therapies, ACG clinical practice guidelines, strategies for improving vaccination rates, and the administrative, financial, and communication related challenges surrounding vaccines...
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Highlights from the 2018 C3 Symposium on the long-term effects of emerging cholesterol therapies in statin resistant patients and strategies for their management.

As presented at the 2018 C3 annual meeting, clinicians can learn about strategies to effectively apply new cholesterol therapies in diverse patient populations, clinical implications of the latest outcomes data from the FOURIER, ODYSSEY and SPIRE Trials, and access, cost, and non-adherence challenges of PCSK9 inhibitor therapy.
ACHL

Hot Topics in MS Nursing Care: Highlights From the 2018 Linda Morgante Program

This enduring activity features several short modules highlighting hot topics in MS nursing care presented at the 10th Annual Linda Morgante MS Nurse Leadership Program in Nashville, Tennessee in May 2018.
ACHL

Insights on the 2017 IDSA/SHEA Clinical Practice Guidelines for Clostridium difficile Infection in Adults: Focus on Recurrence

In this text-based interview, Dr. Paul Feuerstadt reviews the updated 2017 IDSA/SHEA clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of C. difficile, with a focus on recurrent infection. Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: • Outline risk factors for recurrent C. difficile infection to consider when selecting treatment • Discuss available data on the treatment...
ACHL

Novel Therapeutic Options in PAH: Addressing Complex Cases and Emerging Research

In this video-based interview, Dan Schuller, MD reviews emerging management and therapeutic models for PAH treatment. Dr. Schuller addresses adverse therapeutic events, strategies for complex PAH cases, and related clinical trial data for both current and emerging PAH therapies. He additionally discusses advanced-practice strategies related to PAH disease classification, risk stratification, and...
ACHL

Optimizing the Management of Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI)

Recorded at a prominent infectious-disease conference in October 2018, Carlene Muto, MD and Sahil Khanna, MBBS discuss new clinical practice guidelines from IDSA/SHEA and clinical best practices for optimal treatment of C. difficile infection. A C. difficile patient and survivor of 8 infection recurrences (9 total infections) also presents her story for expert panel discussion/analysis and audie...
ACHL

Parenteral Nutrition in the Critically Ill: Appropriate Administration of Intravenous Lipid Emulsions

In this complimentary continuing education activity, expert faculty formulate processes to ensure lipid emulsions adhere to evidence and guidelines, as well as devise treatment plans inclusive of parenteral nutrition (PN) for critically ill patients. This presentation was originally featured at the Society of Critical Care Medicine's 2018 Critical Care Congress. The activity agenda is as foll...
Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning/Society of Critical Care Medicine

Partnering with Patients to Navigate the Complexities of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Put your knowledge to the test with the IPF Formative Assessment! Challenge yourself with this self-paced interactive assessment designed to sharpen your knowledge and competency in the diagnosis and management of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. The Formative Assessment platform profiles individual learning needs related to the management of IPF and recommends personalized education to meet each ...
ACHL

Shared Decision Making and Improved Patient Participation in PAH Care: Strategies for Community and Specialist Practitioners

In this digital Q&A interview, expert faculty Dan Schuller, MD provides his perspective on collaborative strategies between provider and patient to increase PAH treatment adherence and improve PAH outcomes via shared clinical decision making. A current PAH patient will also share her experience with diagnosis and related patient insights on shared decision making.
ACHL

Targeting EGFR Mutation-positive NSCLC: Critical Advances in Care

New developments in the role of mutations in the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene are transforming the understanding of how NSCLC progresses as a disease. This insight has enabled NSCLC to evolve from an untreatable disease to one where a number of novel therapeutic options are available, and individualized treatment regimens are now offered to optimize care. This digital flipbook...
ACHL

Targeting the JAK/STAT Pathway in Immune-mediated Inflammatory Diseases: Current and Future Directions

A Clinical Commentary features a video-based digital classroom which includes didactic clinical reviews, faculty discussions and an augmented reality MOA animation. This educational activity will provide clinicians with clinical data and expert opinions to aid them in providing the best possible care to their patients with inflammatory medicated diseases, Rheumatoid arthritis(RA) and inflammato...
ACHL

The Challenges of Invasive Fungal Infections in Community Hospitals: A CME Guidebook to Improve Therapy and Clinical Outcomes

This interactive digital guidebook addresses the unique challenges of the community hospital to aid community practitioners, emergency-department physicians, critical-care physicians, hematologists, oncologists, and transplant surgeons in the treatment of patients with invasive fungal infections (IFIs), particularly in immunocompromised or immunosuppressed patients. Chapter topics include the ep...
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The Changing Landscape in Renal Cell and Bladder Cancers: Role of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

Immune checkpoint inhibitors offer hope for patients with either renal cell carcinoma or bladder cancer who cannot receive platinum-based chemotherapy, or who may not have responded or have stopped responding to traditional chemotherapy regimens. However, identifying the patients who stand to benefit the most from systemic immunotherapy and managing potential, associated adverse events are clini...
ACHL

Treating Tardive Dyskinesia: Clinical Challenges and Patient Perspectives

This Clinical Commentary consists of an HD video roundtable discussion with two leading expert psychiatrists in the field, who participate in a panel discussion of tardive dyskinesia (TD) as a widespread and undertreated condition in psychiatric populations, as well as the importance of evidence-based differential diagnostics, newly approved therapeutics for treatment of the condition, and strat...
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