Navigating the Regulatory Environment: Ensuring Compliance While Promoting Professional Integrity- This 2-part course provides expert guidance and strategies to prevent fraud and abuse in your practice. Part 1 consists of a moderated audio roundtable covering laws and regulations related to health care fraud and abuse, the government’s efforts to find and address fraud and abuse, and a discussion of a mock case scenario. Part 2 provides 5 case vignettes drawn from real-world situations that illustrate some of the types of fraud or abuse involving physical therapist services. Interactive questions and answers will guide the learner through each situation.
Identify regulations, laws, and facts that pertain to health care fraud and abuse.
List the top compliance issues for physical therapists.
Employ strategies to increase compliance and prevent fraud and abuse in your physical therapy practice.
2.0 Free CEUs for Physical Therapists
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Engaging Older Adults in Evidence Based Fall Prevention- Numerous studies document falling as a common and preventable source of morbidity, mortality and health care expenditures. The most successful fall-prevention interventions are multi-factorial requiring the expertise and collaboration of several disciplines. Effective intervention also requires particular expertise in engaging older adults to modify their habits. These factors combine to make fall-prevention services particularly difficult to provide within the constraints of clinical care. This audio-visual/webcast presentation will summarize the conceptual model successfully used in randomized clinical trials to facilitate the efforts of clinicians and older adults to efficiently and effectively reduce the risks of falling.
Describe the multi-factorial etiology of falls.
Identify clinical strategies, useful in any setting, to increase the likelihood that clinicians. and older adults will integrate fall prevention behaviors into daily practice.
1.0 Free CCMC CEUs for Case Managers
This course also offers Free CEUs for Social Workers
Help Your Clients Reach their Health Potential with a Plant-Based Diet-List and discuss five primary statistical trends relating to plant-based eating.
Identify five ways in which the Western diet negatively impacts human health and the environment.
Discuss commonalities among the USDA’s MyPlate program, the Academy’s position on vegetarian diets, the Harvard Healthy Eating Plate, and the traditional vegetarian food pyramid.
Inventory eight specific health benefits that research has shown to be associated with plant-based diets.
List four nutrients that may be deficient in plant-based diets and discuss strategies for achieving adequate intakes of these nutrients.
Develop strategies to assist clients in adopting and adhering to plant-based eating practices.
1.0 Free CEUs for Registered Dieticians
This complimentary continuing education webinar is brought to you with support from MorningStar Farms.
Provided by Today’s Dietician
Motivating Co-workers- Identify both intrinsic and extrinsic motivating factors of nurses. Differentiate how nurses of various generations may be motivated. Explain how motivating co-workers translates into improved patient care.
1.0 Free CEUs for Nurses
Free until 4/27/15
The Interplay Between Sleep and Bipolar Disorder- The importance of sleep in the treatment of chronic mood disorders is not a new concept. Nearly a century ago, Kraepelin, one of the founders of modern scientific psychiatry, wrote: “The attacks of manic-depressive insanity are invariably accompanied by all kinds of bodily changes. By far the most striking are the disorders of sleep and general nourishment.”
Since these words were shared by Kraepelin, the volume of accumulated literature on the interplay between sleep and mood has substantially increased. In the scientific realm, much is known about the bidirectional relationship of mood and sleep. Clinically, both the influence of disturbed sleep on manic episodes related to bipolar disorder and persistent sleep disturbances in unipolar and bipolar depression highlight the need for clinicians to use a systematic approach in managing sleep complaints in patients with bipolar disorder.
Accurately and routinely administer validated questionnaires to improve detection of sleep disturbances and other residual symptoms in patients with bipolar depression.
Employ evidence-based and measure-based care strategies to optimize outcomes for patients with bipolar depression.
0.25 Free CEUs for Sleep Technologists
This course also offers Free CME for Physicians
Provided by: CME Outfitters
Sponsored by educational grant from: Teva Pharmaceuticals
Tracheostomy Care in the Home- Training the caregiver and patient in proper suction technique is critical to successful suctioning. We will review airway anatomy and AARC guidelines for suctioning. We will also discuss tracheostomy history, tracheotomy procedures, patient care needs and recommendations.
1.0 Free CRCE for Respiratory Therapists
Presented by: DEVILBISS CLINICAL EDUCATION FROM DEVILBISS HEALTHCARE
Focusing Their Efforts: An Update on DSM-5 and Novel Treatment of Pediatric ADHD
Outline the prevalence and burdens of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Describe characteristics of and updated diagnostic tools from the newly approved Diagnostics and Statistics Manual (DSM-5) for ADHD.
Comprehensively evaluate pharmacological treatment options for ADHD, including efficacy, safety, and tolerability profiles, with an emphasis on effectively communicating to patients and parents the roles of stimulant versus non-stimulant medications.
Explain how to help parents and patients better understand their role in the management of ADHD, including community resources and support.
1.0 Free CEUs for Pharmacists
This course also offers Free CEUs for Pharmacy Techs and Nurses
Presented by Free CE.com
Financial Support by: Shire Pharmaceuticals
Evidenced Based Adult Treatment Guidelines: Clinical Practice Strategies for the Retail Clinician: Part 1 & 2- Practice Update and Refresher Course for Advanced Practice Nurses.
6.0 Free AANP CEUs for Nurse Practitioners which includes 1.5 Hours of Pharmacology.
Part 1 3.0 CEUs/0.75 pharmacology & Part 2 3.0 CEUs/0.75 pharmacology
Presented by Take Care Clinic
Carotid Artery Stent Education System (CASESSM) program was developed under the guidance of leading endovascular experts and in accordance with the FDA mandates on Carotid artery stent training. This interactive, online didactic program is composed of 22 modules. Radiological Techs must take this exam and pass to receive ASRT credits.
3.0 Free ASRT CEUs
Navigating Nursing: How to Create the Change You Want- Do you want to improve some aspect of your life? Do you feel trapped in your career, relationships and personal habits? Navigate Nursing will host David Maxfield, coauthor of the New York Times bestseller, Change Anything, in a riveting webinar that will focus on nurses and the skills needed to effect change both personally and professionally. Mr. Maxfield, will discuss life-limiting habits and how nurses may create and implement a successful, individualized plan for change.
Join us and make a change in your life today!
1.0 Free CEUs for Nurses
Keeping Seniors Active and Engaged through Volunteering- Today’s older adults are volunteering in big numbers and the results are all positive, especially when it comes to the resulting health benefits. If your clients aren’t volunteering already, Molly Carpenter will offer plenty of tips on how to encourage them to do so, outlining the many physical and emotional benefits of volunteering.
1.0 Free AOTA CEUs for Occupational Therapists
Strategic Interventions for Auditory Memory Training- Discuss current memory models, the development of auditory memory and the relationship between working memory and learning.
Identify learning strategies that ensure successful memory training.
Explain a direct, systematic approach using software for auditory memory training.
0.1 Free ASHA CEUs for Speech Therapists
Provided by Super Duper
Opiod-Induced Constipation: Update on Prevention & Management- Opioids are increasingly prescribed to treat chronic cancer and noncancer pain. Opioid-induced constipation (OIC) is one of the most common and troublesome adverse events associated with opioids, impacting the majority of patients being treated for chronic pain. In addition to the clinical consequences, OIC is also associated with diminished quality of life, compromised pain management, and increased use of healthcare resources. For many, laxatives remain the treatment of choice in preventing and managing OIC, but these agents are associated with significant limitations and risks. More recent advancements have led to the development of a more targeted approach that specifically counteracts the effects of opioids in the gastrointestinal tract. As the role of health-system pharmacists in managing patients with chronic pain grows within the multidisciplinary team, it is imperative that pharmacists improve their competence in the prevention and treatment of OIC. This can include utilizing effective prevention st rategies, recognizing the early signs of OIC, and selecting the optimal approach to treat OIC based on patient-specific factors. This program provides an overview of the burden and pathophysiology of OIC and offers practical solutions in the prevention and treatment of OIC through case-based discussions.
Describe the pathophysiology of opioid-induced constipation.
List evidence-based approaches to minimize the risk of OIC in patients receiving opioids.
Evaluate the use of laxatives versus targeted therapy to manage opioid-induced constipation.
1.0 Free CEUs for Pharmacists
Improving Accountable Care Scorecards in Men’s Health- Improve patient-practitioner engagement and patient evaluation through improved “patient experience” scores.
Summarize guidelines and evidence for the safe and appropriate patient-centric treatment and management of hypogonadism.
Apply a patient-centric approach to the diagnosis, evaluation, and pharmacologic treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia/lower urinary tract symptoms and associated comorbidities.
Outline the benefits of ACO participation and accreditation and align practices with National Committee for Quality Assurance quality measures in men’s health.
Correlate improvement in “patient experience” scores with improved patient adherence to care instructions including laboratory appointments and treatment directives.
1.0 Free AMA Pra CAT 1 CME for Physicians
Supported by an educational grant from Lilly
Managing Bipolar Depression: An Evidence-Based Approach-Discuss evidence-based treatments for the management of patients with bipolar depression.
Individualize treatment choices, giving consideration to efficacy, safety, long-term data, and unique patient characteristics of patients with bipolar depression.
Select appropriate treatment regimens that consider the emergence of new investigative agents.
Provide appropriate care and counsel for patients and their families.
1.2 Free CEUs for Nurses
This course also offers 1.25 Free CEUs for Physicians
This activity is jointly sponsored/co-provided by Global Medical Education, HealthmattersCME, and Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
Educational Grant by:
Treatment Options for Shift Work Disorder
List comorbid conditions that contribute to poor sleep hygiene.
Name the treatment that promotes daytime sleep among night-shift workers.
Explain what makes armodafinil (Nuvigil) convenient for patients with shift work disorder.
Describe the common side effects associated with modafinil (Provigil).
0.5 Free CEUs for Sleep Techs
This course also offers Free CEUs for Nurse Practitioners and PAs
Stroke: Making the Transition to Chronic Care Management- Stroke is a leading cause of death in the United States. Of those who survive, nearly a third are left with severe disability. Ensuring these patients receive quality rehabilitation interventions that are initiated early after stroke occurs can enhance recovery process and minimize functional disability. This webinar will discuss how improving functional outcomes for patients also contributes to patient satisfaction and the reduction of potentially costly long-term care expenditures.
Distinguish between the different types of stroke.
Discuss ways to prevent stroke and recurrent stroke.
Describe the role of the interdisciplinary team in rehabilitation following a stroke.
1.0 Free CEUs for Physical Therapists
Free until 6/18/15