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
Sickle Cell Disease and Trait- Identify the cause of sickle cell trait. Differentiate sickle cell trait from sickle cell disease. Identify the cause and inheritance pattern of sickle cell trait. Distinguish when it is appropriate to refer a patient to a pediatric hematologist. Compare appropriate management options to reduce morbidity and mortality when treating children with sickle cell disease. Indicate one of the more important reasons for early screening. Identify symptoms of sickle cell disease. Provide two of the seven major health complications of sickle cell disease. Provide one of the four rare complications that can occur in an individual with sickle cell trait. Specify the importance of a patient remembering his or her sickle cell trait status. Specify one of the five guidelines for genetic counseling about sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait.
1.5 Free CEUs for Nurses
This course also offers Free CEUs for Physicians, Social Workers, & CHES
Antibiotic Optimization in Today’s Hospital Setting:Rethinking Current Treatment Strategies-The pandemic of multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria and their continuing spread is beyond dispute, and is now considered a global public crisis. The threat of infections caused by MDR organisms has been well documented over the past decade along with warnings concerning the consequences of inappropriate use of antimicrobials in accelerating resistance development. The newest threat includes the emergence and spread of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae.
Clinicians must consider all aspects when designing a treatment plan for combating MDR infections. Inappropriate initial therapy can have significant consequences with respect to patient morbidity, mortality, and overall costs. Therefore, clinicians must utilize the latest strategies in infection control, diagnostics, and antibiotic selection with regimens optimized to ensure the highest probability of achieving a successful outcome. With few effective agents available, there is a pressing need for new management strategies when combating serious bacterial infections. Optimizing antimicrobial therapy based on patient-related, pathogen-related, and drug-related factors is essential in maximizing the probability of successful outcomes.
Evaluate the utility of the latest assays and techniques for diagnosing bacterial infections to guide infection control and treatment decisions
Differentiate new and emerging therapeutic options for treating multidrug-resistant bacterial infections
Identify strategies to optimize the use of antimicrobials by considering patient-, pathogen-, and drug-related factors
2.0 Free CEUs for Pharmacists
This course also offers Free CME for Physicians
The Aging Process: A Crash Course for Professional Caregivers
Define health, aging and quality of life.
List common chronic health conditions.
List changes in the 5 senses.
Discuss psychosocial changes in later life.
Understand healthy aging.
1.0 Free CEUs for Speech Therapists
Contemporary Management of Hypertension: Applying the Latest Evidence- Hypertension is a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke, heart failure, and kidney disease. According to recent estimates from the American Heart Association, nearly 1 in 3 adults in the United States (more than 76 million people) have hypertension. While there have been improvements within the last two decades in blood pressure awareness, treatment, and control, suboptimal blood pressure control continues to lead to significant morbidity and mortality. Only about half of US adults who are aware that they have hypertension have their blood pressure controlled. Nurse practitioners can play a key role in closing this gap by helping patients with hypertension overcome barriers to blood pressure control. Nurse practitioners are uniquely positioned to help patients achieve better blood pressure control by 1) following clinical practice guidelines for the management of hypertension; 2) tailoring hypertension treatment for individual patients based on current evidence; and 3) promoting patient adherence to hypertension treatment regimens. The goal of this activity is to improve the management of hypertension by nurse practitioners, ultimately leading to better blood pressure control and improved outcomes for patients.
Summarize updates to JNC 8 hypertension treatment guidelines and their relevance to helping patients achieve better blood pressure control.
Develop safe and effective tailored therapeutic regimens for hypertension (taking into account patient comorbidities, side effect profiles of agents, and appropriate combinations of agents).
Use adherence-promoting strategies to empower patients and caregivers and improve outcomes.
1.0 Free CEUs for Nurse Practitioners which includes 0.5 Hours of Pharmacology
This activity is supported through an independent educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.
Walnuts: A Whole Food with Whole Body Benefits- This interactive CE program that provides a step-by-step tutorial and offers 1 CPEU. The course is targeted to registered dietitians and is ideal for those with little or no background on walnuts and their health benefits, as well as for those who need a refresher course!
This narrated course, complete with visual aids and interactive learning activities facilitates learning, creating long-term retention of the information. The ability to cross reference with related topics allows dietitians to access to a wide variety of information.
1.0 Free CPEUs for Registered Dieticians
Right Pressure + Right Mask = Successful Treatment- Identify different types of masks. Describe when and why different masks are used including features and benefits of each. Assist the patient to pick the best interface to make the therapy work. Discuss challenges and concerns related to mask application. Recognize when the patient is having difficulty and know what to do about it.
1.0 Free CEUs for Sleep Technologists
This course also offers Free CEUs for Respiratory Therapists
Presented & Offered Free of Charge by: Devilbiss
Management of Inpatient Hyperglycemia and the Important Role of Discharge Planning- Uncontrolled hyperglycemia in hospitialized patients is a significant problem causing increased rates of morbidity and mortality. Therefore, it is important that healthcare professionals have a clear understanding of the causes and implications of hyperglycemia as well as an understanding of how to manage hyperglycemia in hospitalized patients. Transition to the outpatient setting is often overlooked for hospitalized patients leaving many confused and in poor control. Evidence suggests that there is a close correlation between strict blood glucose control and a reduction in long-term complications.
Describe the relationship between hyperglycemia and poor outcomes in hospitalized patients.
Identify the current targets for glycemic control in hospitalized patients.
Describe the methods of managing hyperglycemia in hospitalized patients.
Describe the disadvantages of using sliding scale insulin alone in managing hyperglycemia in hospitalized patients.
Outline a strategy to effectively transition patients with hyperglycemia out of the hospital that promotes effective self-management.
1.0 Free CEUs for Nurses
This course also offers Free CEUs for Pharmacists