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Medicine: Pharmacisits, Therapists, Social Workers, Dieticians, Case Managers

Nursing

Advanced Practice: Physicians & Nurse Practitioners

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Free CEU for OT- Senior Citizens & Driving

geriatric driverSeniors and Driving– Families slowly transition their teenagers into driving, but most likely don’t think about transitioning their older loved ones out of driving. As a result, the decision to give up the car keys often is the result of a crisis—an accident or another unfortunate incident. This web seminar can help senior care professionals educate families about the importance of developing a plan to help an older adult move out of the driver’s seat while remaining engaged with their friends, family and community.

1.0 Free Ceus for Occupational Therapists

Expires 8/8/16

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HIV Basics- Free CE for Physical Therapists

hiv aidsHIV/AIDS Treatment– The purpose of this course is to prepare healthcare professionals to care for people with HIV/AIDS based on a review of HIV clinical manifestations and treatment.
Identify the clinical stages of HIV.
Discuss AIDS-defining conditions.
Describe elements of antiretroviral therapy (ART).
Summarize which coinfections are common among patients with HIV.

1.0 Free CEUs for Physical Therapists

Expires 3/1/17

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1.6 Free Leadership CEUs for Nursing: Coaching in Nursing

Published by The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International and the International Council of Nurses

COACHNursing Leadership- Coaching in Nursing Workbook–  available to nurses around the world. This tool is a hands-on guide that can be used to teach nurses coaching principles and skills in order to develop individual professional competencies and to improve nurse staffing retention.

Coaching is an interactive, interpersonal process that supports continuing personal, professional and career development through the acquisition of appropriate skills, actions and abilities that are crucial to professional practice. It offers many benefits to both coaches and those being coached (usually referred to as clients), including improved confidence and autonomy in ones’s role, improved job satisfaction and productivity, and the deelopment of new knowledge and skills.
Whether you are a practitioner interested in improving your practice, a leader investigating new systems and programs or a nurse who would like to become or find a coach, this workbook will help you learn:

1. The purpose and scope of coaching
2. When you might need a coach and how to find one
3. Fundamental coaching principles and how to apply them
4. How coaches are prepared and how organisations can use coaching programs

1.6 hours of continuing education (CE) credit is available for Nursing after completing the workbook.

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1.5 Free CCMC CEUs for Case Managers- Fall Related Brain Injury

senior_fallsFall-Related Brain Injury in Older Adults: Focus on Prevention– It is well known that falls and fall-related injuries are a major problem in older adults. For many years a primary focus has been on the prevention and treatment of hip fractures related to falls. In recent years, however, the increasing incidence of traumatic head injuries (TBI) and the subsequent morbidity and mortality secondary to these falls have been noted. With the aging of the population, traumatic head injuries related to falls have been named “the silent epidemic” by the Center for Disease Control.
This presentation will focus on how health care professionals can contribute to addressing this problem through increasing public awareness of the issue, improving their ability to identify and manage individuals with signs and symptoms of TBI, and through use of evidence-based strategies to reduce fall risks in older adults.
Discuss the prevalence and incidence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) secondary to falls in older adults
* Describe the impact of fall-related TBIs on quality of life, morbidity, and mortality
* Describe age-related changes that increase risk for falls/TBI in older adults
* Describe the types of traumatic brain injuries that may occur secondary to a fall
* Identify common fall related risk factors
* Describe methods of identifying signs/symptoms related to TBI
* Discuss evidence-based interventions in managing older adults following TBI

1.75 Free CEUs for Case Managers

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4.5 Free CPEUs for Registered Dietitians- Cardiometabolic Risk & Diabetes

cmrCardiometabolic Risk– Identify cardiometabolic risk (CMR) factors in patients with and at risk for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes.
Implement screening strategies to promote early detection and prevention of prediabetes or type 2 diabetes.
Discuss with patients how preventing risk factors can positively impact health.
List risk factor treatment options and define goals of treatment.

4.5 Free CEUs for Registered Dieticians

This course also offers Free CEUs for Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists

Expires 12/31/16
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10 Free CEUs for Nurses- Neonatal Nursing Course

infant handMosby’s Neonatal Nursing Series 7– a collection of 7 lessons from a complete neonatal nursing course developed by neonatal nurse experts for nurses working in the neonatal unit. These lessons offer a blended learning experience that includes interactive online activities that correspond to reading assignments in the e-book provided. Learning is enhanced with video clips, animations, photos, and access to additional resources within the lesson including drug information and the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) Guidelines for Neonatal Nursing Policies, Procedures, Competencies, and Clinical Pathways.
Cardiac-Fetal/Neonatal Circulation
Hematologic: Jaundice/RBC/Platelet Disorders
NICU Environment/Kangaroo Care/Co-Bedding
Pain Management
Palliative Care (End of Life)
Pulmonary System: PPHN/MAS/ECMO
Transition to Home

10.49 Free CEUs for Nurses

This course also offers Free CME for Physicians

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Free CEUs for Rad Techs- Carotid Artery Stent Education

carotid artery stentCarotid 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

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Social Work: 5 Free CEUs- Homelessness Series

Homelessness Series- 5 Free CEUs

Homelessness 101: Basic facts and figures on homelessness, including discussion of causes and individual and societal risk factors for persons becoming homeless.
Strategic Practices: Evidenced based and promising community based practices that can help end homelessness.
Partnering and Planning: Strategic partnering and planning strategies to leverage community resources to meet the needs of persons who are homeless.
Financing: Tips on how to finance services for persons who are homeless.
Evaluation: Overview of evaluation strategies to see if your program is having the desired impact in ending chronic homelessness.

5.0 Free CEUs for Social Workers

Sponsored by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration)

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NIH Stroke Scale Certification Course-3 Free CEUs for Nurses

stroke warning signsNIH Stroke Scale (NIHSS)– This is the latest FREE program now widely recognized as the best-user-friendly on-line NIH Stroke Scale (NIHSS) training and certification program in the world. It is primarily used by healthcare providers to document proof of competency in the use of the NIHSS with regulatory agencies by completing ONE (1) certification program every 2 years.
Identify and assess neurological deficits in stroke patients.
Understand the measurement scale for quantifying neurological deficits in stroke patients.
Consistently apply appropriate scores for neurological deficits in stroke patients.
Use the scale to assess changes in neurological deficits in stroke patients over time.

3.0 Free CEUs for Nurses

This course also offers Free CEUs for Physicians

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4 Free Nursing CEUs- Pharmacology Basics

mortar and pestlePharmacology Basics– This course will describe the basic principles of pharmacology, pharmacokinetic processes including absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion, as well as several drug classes and some of the commonly seen drugs within those classes.
The participant will be familiar with the role of receptors related to medications.
The participant will identify the four components of pharmacokinetics.
The participant will be familiar with how medications are classified.
The participant will identify some medications from some commonly seen classifications, as well as their actions, uses, adverse reactions and side effects, contraindications, and implications.

4.0 Free ANCC CEUs for Nurses

This course also offers Free CEUs for Nurse Practitioners and Medical Assistants

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2.0 Free CEUs for Certified Case Managers- Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct

ethicsCCMC Ethics – Code of Professional Conduct for Case Managers ©
Identify the 7 Rules of Conduct that may result in disciplinary action by CCMC
Explain the scope of Practice for Case Managers in terms of:
Assumptions, Underlying Values, Definition of Case Management, Ethical Issues
Discuss the standards for professional case management conduct in terms of:
Advocacy, Professional Responsibility, Case manager/Client Relationships
Confidentiality, Privacy and Recordkeeping, Professional Relationships, Research
Explain the procedures used to facilitate the work of the CCMC Committee on Ethics and Professional Conduct for:
Processing cases of alleged violation of the Code, Sanctioning Certificants, Processing appeals.

2.0 Free CEUs for Ceritified Case Managers

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The Key to Sustainable Weight Loss- Free CEUs for Registered Dieticians

weight lossEat More Exercise Less – The Key to Sustainable Weight Loss– As the obesity epidemic progresses, healthcare professionals should look toward educational forums to learn about the most modern advances in research, treatment, and best business practices to improve the quality of life for individuals who are obese and overweight. The conference promotes educational advancement by merging academic and clinical experts with professionals, and provides an opportunity for networking and the exchange of indispensable knowledge.
Review nutritional assessment for patients with obesity and the clinical evidence for meal replacements and how to use them in meal plans.
Discuss strategies to transition successful dieters from a weight loss mindset to one of weight stability.

1.0 Free CPEUs for Registered Dieticians & DTRs

Expires 12/15/16

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ADHD in Adolescents- Free Pharmacology Hours for Nurse Practitioners

adhd2Early Morning Functioning Impairments in Children and Adolescents With ADHD– Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders in children, which affected approximately 11% of children aged 4 to 17 years of age (6.4 million) in 2011.  ADHD is often diagnosed in childhood and lasts into adulthood in approximately 65% to 75% of cases. A recent systematic literature review suggests that the annual incremental costs for the disorder in the United States are between $143 and $266 billion dollars.
Despite improvements with the drug delivery systems of ADHD medications, early morning functioning (EMF) remains an issue in many children with ADHD. According to a recent survey, the majority of caregivers reported early morning ADHD symptoms (74%) and EMF impairment (76%) as moderate to severe (ADHD symptom score: 5-10). Parents reported that they often: felt overwhelmed and exhausted (41%); raised their voice more (37%); and felt constantly stressed (30%) as a result of their child’s ADHD symptoms during the EMR.4 It was also noted that 79% of caregivers had discussed early morning impairments with their child’s physician. In light of these figures, a number of coping strategies, including nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic interventions, have been developed. Therefore, it is important for healthcare professionals to become more aware that the early morning is problematic for children with ADHD and their families.
Discuss the concept of early morning ADHD symptoms and related functional impairments as a significant unmet clinical need in school-age children diagnosed with ADHD.
Examine scales to measure before-school behaviors.
Discuss current nonpharmacologic strategies for coping with early morning ADHD symptoms in school-age children.
Discuss existing and emerging medications for managing early morning ADHD symptoms in school-age children.

1.0 Free CEUs for Nurse Practitioners which includes 0.2 Hours of Pharmacology

This course also offers Free CME for Physicians and Nurses

Expires  1/20/17

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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Ironshore Pharmaceuticals & Development, Inc.
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3.5 Free CEUs for Radiology Techs- Preventing Medical Errors

xrayPreventing Medical Errors in Radiology– Medical errors have been determined to be a major problem in our health care system. In the first report from the Institute of Medicine, To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System (2000), it was stated that as many as 98,000 patients hospitalized in this country die each year as a result of errors committed in their care. At this rate, deaths due to medical errors, exceeds the number of people who die from motor vehicle accidents, breast cancer or AIDS. Since this data was found to be alarming when published, it led to multiple changes in the way patient care was delivered in an effort to reduce this number. The report and the number 98,000 deaths remain as the report that truly caught the attention of many, both within and outside of the healthcare environment.
Thirteen years later, the 2013 Journal of Patient Safety reported that the number of hospitalized patient deaths related to “some preventable harm” (James, 2013) is actually between 210,000 and 440,000. This number of deaths was determined as the result of recent studies which indicated that serious adverse events occurred in at least 21 percent of 4,200 cases reviewed with lethal adverse events as “high as 1.4% of these cases (2013).
This program will teach readers the steps that should be taken to create and maintain a safe environment when caring for patients in radiology.
Provide examples of staff involvement in the commission of medical errors that occur in a Radiology Department.
Discuss three to seven factors that contribute to the commission of medical errors in a healthcare facility.
Identify steps that should be taken to create and maintain a safe environment in which to provide care to patients.
Describe steps that can be taken to provide control over the introduction of process changes, in-services and announcements.
Define the effect of opting-out and the steps that can be taken to eliminate this practice.
Discuss the importance and requirements surrounding the practice of providing information each time the care of a patient is transferred from one provider to another.
List practices that support the safe administration of medications, including the five rights of medication administration.

3.5  Free AHRA CEUs for Radiologic Technicians

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Preventing and Treating Surgical Site Infections- Free CEUs for Nurses

ssiAn Integrated Approach to the Prevention and Treatment of Surgical Site Infection
Recognize the impact of surgical care complications as it relates to postoperative infections: pre-op to wound maturation/closure.
Assess the prevalence and implications of antimicrobial resistance and implement principles of antimicrobial stewardship when managing surgical site infections.
Employ an advanced therapy approach for the reduction and management of surgical site infection (e.g. the use of silver and antimicrobial dressings,negative pressure wound therapy and installation).

1.25 Free CEUs for Nurses

Expires 11/30/17

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Ethical Challenges in Social Work Management and Administration- 3 Free CEUs for SW

ethicsComplex Ethical Challenges in Social Work Management and Administration Self-Study
Understand compelling ethical dilemmas in social work management and administration.
Understand ethical challenges related to confidentiality policies and protocols (including the implications of digital technology).
Understand ethical challenges related to dual relationship and conflict-of-interest policies and protocols.
Understand ethical challenges associated with allocating limited resources.
Understand strategies to address employee impairment and ethical misconduct.
Understand core ethical analysis concepts.
Be able to apply ethical decision-making frameworks.
Be able to identify ethics-related risks that lead to ethics complaints and litigation.
Be able to apply risk-management strategies to prevent ethics complaints and litigation.

3.0 Ethics CEUs for Social Workers

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Free Sleep CEU- Understanding Humidification

humidfierUnderstanding the Importance of Humidification
Learn how to: Define absolute and relative humidity; Identify the importance of adequate upper airway humidification; Recognize the negative impact of insufficient humidification and how to overcome challenges; Differentiate humidity output by humidifier type and List the replacement schedule for humidification systems.

1.0 Free BRPT CEUs for Sleep Techs

This course also offers Free CEUs for Respiratory Therapists

Expires 2/21/17

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