Improving Patient Experience with Insulin Infusion Sets–
Discuss how insulin infusion set failure may lead to unexplained hyperglycemia.
Evaluate features of insulin infusion sets taking into account specific patient needs.
Explain how factors of healthcare delivery affect insulin infusion set practices.
1.5 Free CEUs for Nurses
This course also offers Free CEUs for Pharmacists and Registered Dieticians
This educational program is being supported by an independent educational grant from BD.
Capnography: Principles and Application – Capnography, the monitoring of ETCO2 and the capnographic waveform is currently used in many areas of the hospital. Understanding the clinical application of CO2 monitoring is important when utilizing this technology. This presentation will describe the various methods of CO2 monitoring and the physiology of ventilation-perfusion relationships. Describe the aspects of the normal capnogram, clinical interpretation of ETCO2 values, analyzing the capnogram and appropriate clinical interventions.
Describe the advantages of mainstream vs. sidestream CO2 technology.
Discuss normal and abnormal ventilation/perfusion relationships.
Identify and discuss the phases of a normal capnogram.
Discuss the ETCO2/PaCO2 gradient and its clinical application.
Interpret abnormal capnograms and clinical interventions.
1.0 Free CEUs for Respiratory Therapists
Aquatic Physical Therapy Competency Course: Historical Perspective of Aquatic Physical Therapy– This course provides a historical overview of key periods, places and uses related to water as a therapeutic medium prior to the emergence of physical therapy. This course will introduce participants to the use of water as a therapeutic medium prior to the emergence of Modern Aquatic Therapy. The establishment of the Aquatic Physical Therapy Section will also be discussed.
Describe use of water as a therapeutic medium in ancient times, middle ages, early spas and hydrotherapy in Europe and the United States. Identify key periods, places and uses related to water as a therapeutic medium in the earlier history of physical therapy Aquatic Physics. Identify physical principles of water as they relate to rehabilitation in the water. Apply the principles of aquatic physics to improve aquatic physical therapy interventions. Apply knowledge of aquatic principles to improve physical therapy outcomes.
1.0 Free CEUs for Physical Therapists
Optimal Strategies to Reduce Cardioembolic Risk in the Patient with Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation: A Patient Centered Approach- Identify the factor(s) in the coagulation cascade on which warfarin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban and apixaban exert their respective anticoagulant effects.
Identify sources for evidence-based guidelines for antithrombotic therapy in the reduction of cardioembolic risk in the patient with non-valvular atrial fibrillation.
Define the impact of renal function, clinical history, and patient age on the choice of anticoagulant agent.
Describe the role of effective clinician/patient communication in the safe management of oral anticoagulation.
Outline an efficient method of incorporating shared decision making when developing a treatment plan for the patient with NVAF.
2.25 Free CEUs for Nurse Practitioners which includes 1.0 Free Pharmacology Hours
This activity is supported in part by Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer, Inc
Managing Students with Seizures: A Training for School Nurses
Describe classifications of seizures and epilepsy, potential triggers, and risk factors for seizures and emergencies. Describe common treatments for epilepsy, potential side effects, and when referral to epilepsy specialist is necessary. Provide appropriate first aid for a student during and after a seizure. Implement a Seizure Action Plan in a school environment utilizing safe practices for medication administration. Implement strategies to alleviate psychosocial aspects of epilepsy for students, parent and teachers. Utilize resources to train school personnel on safe care and assistance in students with seizures.
3.2 Free CEUs for Nurses
Obstructive Sleep Apnea: An Overview Of Treatments– The CME/CE featured course on treatments for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) focuses on therapeutic options and obstacles related to this breathing disorder. As the treatment of choice in OSA, positive airway pressure (PAP) is discussed, with a breakdown of its various forms—continuous, bilevel, autotitrating, and expiratory—and PAP alternatives. The critical importance of weight management and smoking cessation in OSA treatment are emphasized, and the roles of other health behaviors, oral appliances, and pharmacologic and surgical treatments in OSA are addressed. Outcomes indicators that can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of a given therapy are presented in a table, as is information on when to suspect OSA, the key elements of pretreatment patient education, and troubleshooting the side effects of various OSA treatments.
Identify the primary and adjunctive therapies for obstructive sleep apnea.
Explain the benefits, risks, and/or contraindications of the various treatments.
Evaluate the effectiveness of a chosen treatment.
Revise treatment plans as needed based on patient response to therapy.
0.5 Free CEUs for Sleep Techs
This course also offers Free CEUs for Physicians and Nurses
Prevention and Management of Clostridium difficile Infections: Recognizing the Hospitalists’ Role– Costridium difficile infection (CDI) places a significant clinical and economic burden on the healthcare system. The rising incidence of CDI is attributed to the emergence of a previously rare and hypervirulent strain of C. difficile. Increased toxin production and high-level antimicrobial resistance have allowed this strain to thrive in healthcare settings. Furthermore, populations previously thought to be at low risk of infection are now being identified as having severe CDI, including those without any exposure to healthcare facilities. Fortunately, new diagnostic techniques have been developed to assist clinicians in the accurate and rapid detection of these infections. Additionally, new treatment options are available to clinicians for the management of initial and recurrent episodes of CDI. The prevention and management of CDI involves multiple disciplines responsible for the care of at-risk patients. As a key patient advocate in the hospital, the hospitalist can play a major role in ensuring that appropriate measures are in place for their patients at high risk for CDI. Hospitalists can also ensure that timely and appropriate diagnostic tests are performed at the early signs of CDI and appropriate treatment selection is based on patient factors.
Practice prevention strategies to reduce the incidence of CDI.
Recognize patient risk factors that are predictive of serious complications or recurrence of CDI.
Select appropriate treatment for initial and recurrent episodes of CDI based on disease severity and patient risk factors.
2.0 Free AMA Pra CAT 1 CME for Physians
Center for Independent Healthcare Education
Supported by an educational grant from Cubist Pharmaceuticals, a wholly owned subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.
HIV/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 Nurses
Wild Iris Medical Education
System Articulation Training Program Accessing Computers (SATPAC)– Learn details of SATPAC articulation software/online program incorporating facilitating
contexts, coarticulation, and natural prosody at a conversational rate with numerous repetitions of the target sound to quickly remediate deficits.
Target sounds are established, practiced and transferred. In the Establishment and Practice phases, nonwords are used. In the Generalization/Transfer Phase, real phrases and sentences are used that move the student systematically to normal conversational competence.
0.3 Free CEUs for Speech Therapists
Resistance– Discuss emerging issues surrounding antibiotic resistance.
Identify risk factors and treatment considerations for resistant bacteria strains.
Describe Standard and Contact precautions.
Discuss hand hygiene.
2.0 Free CEUs for Certified Case Managers
Beetroot Juice & Dietary Nitrates– Rapid advances in the understanding of how dietary nitrates lead to increased nitric oxide production can improve athletic performance and reduce blood pressure and cardiovascular risk factors. This course will provide healthcare professionals with the most current information on the role of dietary nitrates, how nitrate-rich vegetables improve metabolic outcomes for patients and athletes and which foods are the best sources of dietary nitrates. It will also show how increasing dietary nitrate intake may help athletes improve their performance.
Explain how dietary nitrate increases nitric oxide production and reduces blood pressure.
Describe how dietary nitrate enhances exercise performance.
List four good sources of dietary nitrates.
1.0 Free CEUs for Registered Dieticians
Free until 6/20/16
Gannet Health Education
UNDERSTANDING URINALYSIS– The goal of this activity is to help advanced practitioners interpret urinalysis, learn how to evaluate the results, and relate the results to clinical practice. The program also helps clinicians understand the importance of proteinuria including causes and mechanisms, diagnosis and detection, and clinical relevance and treatment.
1.5 AANP CEUs for Nurse Practitioners
BREAST CANCER REVIEW
Discuss the incidence and types of breast cancer in the US today.
Identify modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for developing breast cancer.
Discuss appropriate breast cancer screening.
Discuss predictive and prognostic markers.
Discuss the various treatment options available.
Identify components of a survivorship plan.
3.0 Free CEUs for Nurses
Free until 12/31/15
Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice: Demonstrating Success– This activity provides an overview of how ambulatory care pharmacists demonstrate success in different environments and how success is viewed by various stakeholders. Two successful practice models are discussed in their development and sustainability.
Describe sustainable practice models that demonstrate value to stakeholders. Identify specific outcomes in ambulatory pharmacy practice that contribute to improved care delivery. Discuss opportunities for advancing ambulatory pharmacy practice across different practice settings.
1.5 Free CEUs for Pharmacists
This activity is planned and conducted by ASHP Foundation and ASHP Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners. It is supported by an educational grant from McKesson.
The Transfer Challenge for CNAs
This course will help in eliminating fear for elderly residents when transferring them to acute care.
1.0 Free CEUs for Certified Nursing Assistants
The Rotator Cuff- Rehabilitation Management Considerations– The rotator cuff is a complex structure that is injured frequently and requires the services of a physical therapist. This course provides key information about the shoulder and the rotator cuff, and describes common pathologies a physical therapist may encounter. The course offers insight into examination and evaluation, as well as outlining treatment and rehabilitation considerations for the practitioner.
Describe the basic anatomy of the rotator cuff musculature.
Describe the role of the rotator cuff in basic biomechanics of the human shoulder.
List common pathologies that may be seen with dysfunction of the rotator cuff.
1.0 Free CEUs for Physical Therapists
Gannet Education Services
This course is FREE of charge courtesy of OnCourse Learning and Northside Hospital, Atlanta, GA
Immunization Updates 2015: Pediatrics & Adolescents– Assess current recommended immunization schedules and guidelines in order to facilitate vaccine coverage in all eligible patients.
Evaluate advances in available immunizations for infants, adolescents, and children.
Evaluate effective communication techniques for educating parents on vaccine safety, the health benefits of vaccination, and therapeutic advances in vaccine development.
1.5 Free CEUs for Nurse Practitioners which includes 0.3 Free Pharmacology Hours
This course also offers Free CME for Physicians
Supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co. Inc.