Asthma Management Program– Facts about Asthma. Myths about Asthma. Assessment and Monitoring. Diagnosis and Severity of Asthma. Measurement of Lung Function Control of Environmental Factors. Environmental Allergens. Irritants and other factors. Pharmacologic Management, Pathophysiology. Bronchodialator medication. Anti-inflammatory medication. Patient Education. Partnership with the patient. Inhaler and Peak Flow Meter technique.
7.0 Free CEUs for Respiratory Therapists
This course also offers Free CEUs for Registered Nurses
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)
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Nursing 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.
Advancements in Breast Imaging and Intervention Part I: Breast MRI & US Guided Breast Biopsy– Analyze the best lesions for Ultrasound guided vacuum assisted breast biopsy.
Discuss the advantages of ultrasound vacuum assisted breast biopsy over core biopsy.
Describe the advantages and disadvantages of breast MRI.
Summarize the ACS guidelines for MRI annual screening.
2.0 Free ASRT CEUs for Radiologic Technicians
This course also offers Free CME for Physicians
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Sleep Issues in Returning Veterans
Recognize at least three non-psychiatric causes of insomnia.
Explain three interventions for addressing insomnia in PTSD.
Discuss why benzodiazepines are not recommended for PTSD and recommend other medical choices for insomnia in PTSD.
1.0 Free CEUs for Sleep Technologists
This course also offers Free CEUs for Physicians, Nurses, & Social Workers
Massachusetts General Hospital
Conflict Resolution: Bridges Across Impasse-Practical ways to resolve conflict in Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings.
Recognize the high probability of success even when frustration and disagreement are present.
Distinguish true impasse from the perception of impasse.
Utilize a list of specific interventions to assist in moving through impasse.
Respond collaboratively to strong feelings.
Maintain positive working relationships.
0.1 Free CEUs for Speech Therapists
Pregnancy and Obesity– 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.
To identify and modify potential early risk factors for health promotion and disease prevention.
To understand extra-genetic mechanisms as determinants of obesity in women and children.
Provide insights into recent studies related to weight management during pregnancy.
1.0 Free CEUs for Nurse Practitioners
This course also offers Free CME for Physicians
Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation: Current Evidence for Tailoring Antithrombotic Therapy– Nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia encountered in clinical practice and afflicts more than 3 million people in the United States. AF is an independent risk factor for ischemic stroke severity, recurrence, and mortality. Individuals with AF have 4 to 5 times greater risk for ischemic stroke. The National Stroke Association emphasizes the importance of treatment to prevent stroke in patients with AF, noting that patients tend to experience worse outcomes from AF-related stroke compared with non-AF-related stroke. Poor outcomes associated with AF-related stroke include increased mortality, stroke recurrence, functional impairment, and dependency. Quality measures from multiple organizations attest to improvement needed in clinical practice to reduce death from stroke, which includes preventing stroke in patients with AF.
Use evidence-based risk scoring assessments to properly risk stratify patients with AF, considering stroke and bleeding risks.
Discuss key differences in the pharmacologic profiles of the new oral anticoagulants that may impact selection of a specific agent for an individual patient with AF.
Select the correct dosage for oral anticoagulant therapy for patients with AF and renal impairment.
Develop individualized guideline-based antithrombotic treatment regimens for stroke prevention in patients with AF
1.0 Free CEUs for Nurses
Cardiometabolic 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
Call to Arms: Overcoming Barriers to Adolescent Vaccination in Primary Care–
Describe routine recommendations for vaccination of adolescents based on the current Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) guidelines.
Identify adolescents who are at increased risk for vaccine-preventable diseases and thus should be vaccinated.
Describe the different vaccines licensed in the United States for adolescents.
Provide solutions to patients and physicians to improve vaccination rates.
1.0 Free AMA Pra CAT 1 CME for Physicians
The Road Towards Optimal Individualized Care of Adolescents and Young Adults with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia– Identify the unique differences and challenges in the management of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in adolescent and young adult (AYAs) patients.
Discuss recent clinical evidence and current recommendations for optimizing the therapeutic regimens for AYA ALL patients with pediatric-inspired protocols.
Discuss our current treatment strategies in AYA patients with relapsed ALL.
1.0 Free CEUs for Nurses
This course also offers Free CME for Physicians
MANAGING HOSPITAL MALNUTRITION: IMPROVING PROCESSES FROM ADMISSION TO DISCHARGE– Review the significance of malnutrition and evidence for nutrition intervention on patient outcomes.
Discuss best practice approach to the continuity of nutritional care from admission to discharge.
Describe hospital nutrition benchmarks and examples of process measures and outcomes measures.
1.0 Free CEUs for Case Managers
This course also offers Free CPEUs for Registered Dieticians
Improved Outcomes in Wound Management- Wound Treatments
A review of basic principles of wound haling, wound assessment, multidisciplinary approaches, and more.
Identify indications for treatment selection.
List precautions and contraindications for treatments.
1.0 Free CEUs for Occupational Therapists
Clean Room Certification: Do’s and Don’ts– Choose a clean room certification vendor based on the specific needs of their clean room. Determine the specific tests needed for the specific clean room layout. Develop checklists to share with the vendor prior to certification. Describe the use of environmental testing, organism identification and what the results mean. Explain the fundamentals of the clean room certification results.
1.0 Free CEUs for Pharmacists
Hemophilia Management Primer and Toolbox for Managed Care Professionals– Hemophilia is an expensive chronic condition; annual costs can average $250,000 or more for severe patients. Optimal outcomes require a collaborative and coordinated patient experience. The collaborative team can include an insurer, hemophilia treatment center (HTC), and specialty pharmacy. Specialty pharmacy services can support patient adherence to treatment and assist physicians, plans, and employers in meeting clinical and/or financial goals. This enduring material, jointly sponsored by the National Hemophilia Foundation, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, and Impact Education, LLC, will emphasize the need for well-coordinated treatment management, the importance of understanding effective ways of using available treatments, and the relevance of collaboration among all stakeholders.
Explain the pathophysiology of hemophilia with and without inhibitors.
Discuss the impact of hemophilia with and without inhibitors on clinical, economic, and psychosocial outcomes.
Assess current and emerging hemophilia therapies with and without inhibitors for children and adults.
Implement the Medical and Scientific Advisory Council quality of care guidelines for the treatment of hemophilia.
Use collaborative care strategies and resources, including hemophilia treatment centers, to improve care coordination for health plan patients with hemophilia.
Recommend hemophilia management policies and protocols to optimize patient outcomes in a managed care setting.
Provide accurate and appropriate counsel as part of the treatment team.
Provide appropriate care and counsel for patients and their families.
1.2 Free CEUs for Nurses
This course also offers Free CEUs for Physicians and Pharmacists
Roadmap to HAP & VAP: Neglecting Oral Care– Discuss prevalence and consequences of Hospital Acquired Pneumonia & Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (HAP & VAP). Describe how the mouths of critically ill patients undergo radical changes to become reservoirs of pathogens.
Identify the means by which poor oral care in the ICU can result in complications including pneumonia.
List recommended oral care interventions and associated evidence-based rationales.
1.0 Free CEUs for Respiratory Therapists
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Preventing Fraud, Abuse, and Waste: A Primer for Physical Therapists– The federal government and other payers have enacted laws, written regulations, and introduced policies to crack down on the prevalence of health care fraud, abuse, and waste. While the vast majority of physical therapists provide patients with appropriate services and submit proper claims for payment with accurate information, the payment system and regulatory environment is complex and lack of knowledge can put therapists at risk for billing errors that could be considered fraud, waste, or abuse. This self-directed reading course explains the difference between fraud, waste, and abuse and provides the information necessary to comply with relevant laws and regulations that affect payment. Topics covered include laws governing a PTs relationships with payers, referral sources, and patients, evidence-based practice and ethics/professionalism, and the basic elements of a compliance program.
1. Distinguish between fraud, abuse, and waste
2. Identify the 5 federal fraud and abuse laws important for physical therapists to know
3. Identify inappropriate billing, coding, and documentation practices
4. Identify improper relationships with physicians and other referral sources
5. Recall the 7 core elements that form the basis for developing a compliance program 6. 6. 6. Locate resources to help them take action if there is a problem.
1.0 Free CEUs for Physical Therapists
Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation: Current Evidence for Tailoring Antithrombotic Therapy– Nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia encountered in clinical practice and afflicts more than 3 million people in the United States. AF is an independent risk factor for ischemic stroke severity, recurrence, and mortality. Individuals with AF have a 4 to 5 times greater risk for ischemic stroke. The National Stroke Association emphasizes the importance of treatment to prevent stroke in patients with AF, noting that patients tend to experience worse outcomes from AF-related stroke compared with non-AF-related stroke. Although most AF-related strokes can be prevented with antithrombotic therapy, many patients with AF are not receiving optimal evidence-based care for stroke prevention. Patients with AF whose clinicians are not up to date with the current best practices for stroke prevention are at risk of experiencing suboptimal outcomes
Apply evidence-based scoring assessments to properly risk stratify patients with atrial fibrillation, considering stroke and bleeding risks.
Discuss key differences in the pharmacologic profiles of the new oral anticoagulants that may impact selection of a specific agent for an individual patient with atrial fibrillation.
Select the correct dosage for oral anticoagulant therapy for patients with atrial fibrillation and renal impairment.
Develop individualized guideline-based antithrombotic treatment regimens for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation.
1.0 Free CEUs for Nurse Practitioners which includes 0.8 Free Hours of Pharmacology