Hemoglobin Variability: Individualization of Anemia Management for the Patient with End Stage Renal Disease- This program will review the evaluation and management of hemoglobin variability in patients with dialysis-related anemia. Strategies to optimize and individualize anemia therapy for patients on dialysis will be discussed.
1.5 Free CEUs for Nurse Practitioners which includes 0.41 Free Hours of Pharmacology
Achieving Earlier Entry to Hospice Care: Issues and Strategies- Hospice has been shown to improve patient care and support family at the end of life. However, many patients enroll within a week of death, which is too late to maximize the benefits of hospice services. The presentation will look at the barriers and strategies to provide earlier access to hospice.
Describe the benefits of hospice.
List at least three barriers to early hospice care.
List at least two strategies to early hospice admission.
1.0 Free CEUs for Nurses
Sponsored by Crossroads Hospital
Online Software for Listening, Memory, and Comprehension- Describe the impact of auditory and language processing in the classroom. Identify the importance following directions, phonological awareness, auditory memory, and sequencing skills have in meeting state and Common Core State Standards. Explain a systematic, online approach to teaching and remediating weaknesses in following directions, phonological awareness, auditory memory, and sequencing.
0.1 Free ASHA CEUs for Speech Therapists
Course 101: Overview of Sleep Disorders
Describe the effects of sleep deprivation on normals, drivers, and housestaff.
Review the diagnosis and management of disorders causing daytime sleepiness, including
sleep disordered breathing – Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)/Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS).
Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)/Periodic Limb Movements (PLMs)
Parasomnias/circadian rhythm disorders
2.25 Free CEUs for Sleep Technologists
This course also offers Free CEUs for Physicians
This educational initiative has been supported by educational grants from Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Merck Inc., and ResMed Corporation.
Regulation of Body Weight- Define obesity, explain how to measure it and list its potential health complications. Discuss the consequences of body fat distribution in men and women. Discuss the interactions of hormones, peptides, neurotransmitters, organs, and the brain in the regulation of energy balance, and the roles they play in obesity.
1.0 Free CEUs for Physical Therapists
Free until 12/31/14
Provided by Gannet Education &
Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection: Advancing Care, Changing Lives- Increase the rate at which health care providers screen at-risk patients for hepatitis B infection. Provide accurate patient education and counseling to HBsAg-positive patients about the significance of their serologic findings and use of the findings to guide next treatment steps for hepatitis B infection. Devise a plan or refer for ongoing monitoring, follow-up, and determination of treatment candidacy for hepatitis B.
1.5 Free Contact Hours for Pharmacists
This course also offers Free CEUs for Physicians
Bioethical Impact on Nursing and Healthcare- The goal of this presentation is to inform nurses about the history of bioethics in the United States, including the impact of bioethics on the evolution of nursing concepts. Upon completion, participants will be able to: Discuss the history of nursing ethics Name basic ethical principles and theories Identify current bioethical issues and their impact on nursing practice.
1.0 Free CEUs for Nurses
Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Overview (NAHCA)- This course is a broad overview of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia, including symptoms and treatment. This training is appropriate for all team members in long term, post-acute and home health care. Define Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. List the most common symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease. Discuss methods to provide meaningful interaction and quality of life.
One Hour Course for Certified Nursing Assistants
Presented Free of Charge by Medline University
World Health Organization
Bone Health, Race/Ethnicity, and Emerging Technologies for Predicting Risk of Fracture and Limitations in Use With Specified Subpopulations- Summarize the evolving role of race/ethnicity as a factor in development of osteoporosis and risk for osteoporosis-related fractures in women and men for purposes of fostering appropriate risk assessment and management in very patient vulnerable to poor bone health, regardless of race/ethnicity. Use the World Health Organization (WHO) Fracture Risk Assessment (FRAX®) model and FRAX® tool as a potential resource for use in clinical evaluation of patients at risk for osteoporosis-related fractures. Evaluate the clinical variables (demographic, clinical, and lifestyle) that are factored into the FRAX® algorithm and identify limitations in clinical usage of the FRAX®.
0.75 Free AMA Pra CAT 1 CME for Physicians
NIV Update: Literature Review – Current practices are and the application of NIV ultimately relating it to the current literature. To answer the why we do what we do and how to apply NIV successfully.
Review recent literature related to Non-invasive Ventilation (NIV) in order to better understand:
• Optimal equipment and monitoring
• Factors influencing success rate
Discuss important adjuncts to NIV that may influence success:
• Medication Delivery
• Patient-Ventilatory Synchrony
1.0 Free CEUs for Respiratory Therapists
Organ and Tissue Donation What Every Nurse Needs to Know- Describe the history and current status of organ and tissue donations. List at least 6 organs and at least 6 tissues that can be donated and transplanted. Discuss legislation related to organ and tissue donation and transplantation. Explain the function of UNOS and OPOs. Explain the priority listing for obtaining consent. Discuss 4 steps on communicating with family and obtaining consent. Discuss 4 classes of donors. Explain brain death. Explain maintenance criteria for at least 8 areas of concern. Describe recovery procedures. Describe allocation protocols for 6 major organs.
2.0 Free CEUs for Nurses
Offered Free of charge by RN.org
We Can!® Energize Our Families: Parent Program Online Training-
Explain the importance of engaging parents as part of your We Can! efforts.
Navigate the Parent Program Leader’s Guide. Identify the key content areas of the Parent Program.
Describe key strategies to successfully implement the Parent Program.
2.0 Free CPEUs for Registered Dieticians
Leveraging Quality Measures to Advance Outcomes in Rheumatoid Arthritis- In an era of quality reform, physicians and other practitioners are facing unique challenges in measuring quality of care among patients with rheumatoid arthritis. In this recording of an ACR 2014 national symposium, rheumatology thought leaders in quality improvement share strategies to adhere to RA quality measures that can affect reimbursement, and discuss methods to improve collaboration with payers/insurance companies to streamline treatment authorization and optimize patient outcomes.
Assess the impact of quality reform and health policy decision-makers in your treatment decisions for patients with RA.
Analyze methods for collaboration with health policy decision-makers to overcome barriers in individualized RA treatment decisions and quality improvement outcomes.
Integrate a quality toolkit and treatment options to improve your quality benchmarks and patient outcomes in practice.
2.0 Free CCMC CEUs for Certified Case Managers
Educational grant from Genentech.
Bacterial Infections in Patients with Cancer: New Challenges, New Opportunities- The management of serious bacterial infections in patients with malignancy is becoming particularly challenging in the light of increasing antimicrobial resistance among key pathogens and limited therapeutic options. Oncologists must take a proactive role in ensuring early identification of infection in high-risk patients with cancer followed by urgent treatment. This educational activity is designed to enhance the awareness and knowledge of the latest advancements and clinical findings, as well as offer a broad understanding of current and emerging therapeutic options when treating serious bacterial infections.
This program is divided into three learning blocks that focus on key pathogens: (1) Gram-positive bacteria (e.g., S. aureus, MRSA, enterococci), (2) Gram-negative bacteria (e.g., ESBL- and carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae, P. aeruginosa), and (3) C. difficile. Current trends in the evolving epidemiology of infection in patients with cancer are discussed. Management approaches will focus on effective treatment strategies for infections caused by MDR bacteria.
Discuss the evolving epidemiology of Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacterial infections in patients with cancer.
Assess patient risk and local epidemiological factors when selecting antimicrobial therapy for bacterial infection in patients with neutropenic fever.
Implement evidence-based guideline approaches in the management of C. difficile infection in patients with cancer.
2.0 Free CEUs for Pharmacists
This course also offers Free CEUs for Physicians, PAs, and Nurse Practitioners
This activity is jointly sponsored by:
Center for Independent Healthcare Education and Vemco MedEd.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Cubist Pharmaceuticals.
Hemoglobin Variability: Individualization of Anemia Management for the Patient with End Stage Renal Disease-
This program will review the evaluation and management of hemoglobin variability in patients with dialysis-related anemia. Strategies to optimize and individualize anemia therapy for patients on dialysis will be discussed.
1.5 Free AANP CEUs for Nurse Practitioners which inlcudes 0.41 Hours of Pharmacology
Use of Iterative Reconstruction to Improve Image Quality and Lower Dose
Implement iterative reconstruction into your facility’s existing workflow.
Identify how to use iterative reconstruction to lower dose and improve image quality.
1.0 Free ARRT CEUs for Radiologic Technicians
This course also offers Free CME for Physicians
Cardiovascular Learning Network
Supporting Families Through Hospice- No family looks forward to facing the end of life with a loved one. Challenges for family caregivers run the gamut from physical and emotional strain to psychological stress. This webinar will provide resources and strategies for senior care professionals to share with families to educate them about hospice and palliative care, and help them better cope with the physical, emotional and psychological stress of dealing with end-of-life issues.
1.0 Free AOTA CEUs for Occupational Therapists
This course also offers Free CEUs for Social Workers