What is New with PAP Compliance–
This course will cover how to enhance and improve PAP compliance through patient education and techniques. Common questions concerning masks are reviewed.
1.0 Free CEUs for Sleep Technologists
Multidrug Resistant Bacteria – An Ongoing Global Healthcare Challenge– Multidrug resistant gram-negative bacteria represent an ongoing global healthcare challenge, with changing epidemiology and resistance patterns resulting in increased morbidity and mortality rates among hospitalized patents. This activity will review the impact of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) and carbapenemase-producing bacteria and present comparative data on current and emerging therapies to develop strategies for initial therapy and optimal outcomes. Strategies to optimize initial antimicrobial therapy for improved outcomes will be provided.
Demonstrate an understanding of the molecular epidemiology of antibiotic resistance in bacterial pathogens. Summarize the salient features and critical differences amongst available antibiotics and those in development for use against multidrug resistant gram-negative bacteria. Describe strategies to optimize initial antimicrobial therapy to ensure effectiveness of antibiotics and reduce the development of resistance. Discuss the interventions with the potential to reduce inappropriate use of antibiotics and improve outcomes in patients with resistant bacterial infections.
1.0 Free CEUs for Nurses
This course also offers Free CME for Physicians and Pharmacists
Antipsychotic Drug Reduction: The Role of the Nursing Assistant
Define antipsychotic drugs
Recognize abnormal behaviors
Understand the CNA role in reduction
List effective alternatives to antipsychotics
1.0 Free CEUs for Certified Nursing Assistants
Medication Safety in Radiology: Often Unrecognized Issues
Discuss the different types of contrast injection systems used in imaging services and invasive cardiology, and how contrast is administered using these devices.
Identify system-based causes of errors associated with the use of medications in radiology.
Prioritize selected strategies to prevent harm and improve medication safety in radiology.
Outline current regulatory and accreditation requirements related to the use of medications in radiology, and safe ways to comply with them.
Describe pharmacy’s role in the radiology setting related to safe medication use.
2.0 Free ASRT CEUs for Radiologic Technicians
This course also offers Free CE for Pharmacists
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bracco Diagnostics.
Strategic Competency in AAC– We will briefly discuss the four areas of communicative competencies (Linguistic, Operational, Social and Strategic).
We will take a closer look at Strategic Competency and introduce a framework to
identify needs in this area as well as goals to target these needs at different areas.
We will explore vocabulary for targeting strategic skills and review planning tools
to implement with clients/students.
Explain at least two benefits of addressing strategic competence for an individual using AAC.
Identify 1-2 strategic competency goals for an AAC user at the Emergent, Context-Dependent and Independent communication ability levels.
Describe the types of vocabulary that would target strategic competency in a communication device.
0.1 Free CEUs for Speech Therapists
Menopausal Symptoms: Comparative Effectiveness of Therapies– Discuss the comparative effectiveness of different treatments for reducing menopausal symptoms and improving quality of life.
Discuss the effects of menopausal hormone therapy preparations on coronary heart disease, stroke, or venous thromboembolism; gallbladder disease; osteoporotic fractures; or endometrial, breast, colorectal, and ovarian cancer.
Discuss the effects of nonhormone therapy preparations on coronary heart disease, stroke, or venous thromboembolism; gallbladder disease; osteoporotic fractures; and endometrial, breast, colorectal, and ovarian cancer.
Identify factors that affect the applicability of the results of the review.
1.0 Free CEUs for Nurses
This course also offers Free CME for Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, and Case Managers
A Systems-Based Approach to Improving Patient-Centered Care and Outcomes in COPD–
Due to the complexity of COPD management – which often requires frequent follow-up with primary care, referrals to specialists, managment of comorbidities, and may incur recurrent hospitalization – achieving optimal patient outcomes requires a multifaceted, systems-level approach. In this engaging video, esteemed faculty (Dr Fernando Martinez, Dr Byron Thomashow, and Dr MeiLan Han) take a deep dive into engaging the patient with COPD in self-care and accountability, maximizing maintenance pharmacotherapy, and implementing effective coordination of care, including referrals to pulmonary rehabilitation and timely follow-up care after hopitalization.
Incorporate current evidence and guidelines for making COPD therapy decisions that account for patient-specific factors including staging, symptom severity, risks of exacerbation, and comorbidities.
Summarize key findings from recent clinical trials on the efficacy, safety, and utility of new and emerging therapies for COPD.
Apply leading methods for ensuring effective care transitions and coordination to improve quality and clinical outcomes in COPD.
Implement evidence-based and expert consensus strategies for engaging COPD patients in effective self-management practices.
1.25 Free CEUs for Certified Case Managers
This course also offers Free CEUs for Physicians, PAs, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists and Nurses
A Balancing Act: Immunosuppression in Transplant Medicine– The current goal of transplant medicine and immunology is to develop strategies to extend the life and functionality of every allograft. Outcomes of renal and liver transplantation have improved; yet, allograft loss remains a substantial problem associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and costs.1 Identifying the pathologic pathways responsible for allograft loss and developing therapeutic interventions is one of the primary challenges in transplant medicine.
Education to transplant clinicians about regularly evaluating all of the aspects of post-transplant care that can contribute to allograft dysfunction or loss can improve the patient-provider dialogue to foster adherence to treatment and careful monitoring of medication levels to maintain quality of life. Patient stories, integrated in the symposium design, highlight the challenges and opportunities to coordinate care with patients in alignment with the priorities of the National Quality Strategy.
Describe the causes of antibody-mediated complications in kidney and liver transplants.
Implement regular monitoring strategies that can optimize appropriate immunosuppression while managing side effects in transplant patients.
Engage transplant patients to become participants in their treatment to promote adherence to medications and improve outcomes.
1.25 Free CEUs for Pharmacists
New Trends in Hemodynamics: Dynamic Assessments– Fluid balance is paramount, and indiscriminate administration of fluids, either too conservatively or too liberally, is associated with mortality and significant morbidity in a diverse array of patient populations, and conventional, one-size-fits all approaches to fluid management do a disservice to both medical and surgical patients with dynamic needs.
In this learning activity, Dr. Paul Marik, MD, FCCP, FCCM, discusses present techniques for assessing fluid responsiveness.
Describe the risks of over- and under-resuscitation.
Describe the present methods of fluid assessment.
Describe the present methods of hemodynamic monitoring.
Given patient cases, reason your approach to fluid management under various clinical circumstances.
1.0 Free AMA Pra CAT 1 CME for Physicians
This program is supported by an educational grant from Cheetah Medical
Changing Health Behavior: The Challenge of the Rehab Patient– 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.
Learn addiction-related strategies that can be used to improve weight loss outcomes.
Describe the clinical characteristics and effective treatments for eating disorders.
1.0 Free CEUs for Nurse Practitioners
This course also offers Free CME for Physicians and Registered Dieticians
Achieving Quality of Life on a Mechanical Ventilator– With recent changes in healthcare, patients requiring long-term mechanical ventilation are being discharged to their homes sooner than in past years.1 A patient’s quality of life may change a little or in many cases immensely. Patients must learn how to adapt to their home environment, as well as their health condition.
One useful tool for assessing and helping improve patient quality of life is known as health-related quality of life (HRQoL). It is a multi-dimensional measure that includes the quality of life domains of financial well-being, living environment, and safety, as well as domains related to physical, mental, emotional, and social functioning.
Course highlights: Effects of HRQoL on patients on Home Mechanical Ventilation (HMV).
Treatment goals to improve quality of life (QOL).
The unique challenges facing the HMV patient.
Considerations for assessing invasive vs. noninvasive ventilation in terms of QOL measures.
Advantages of portable vs. non-portable ventilation devices for the long term mechanical ventilation patient.
1.0 Free CEUs fopr Respiratory Therapists
Providing Excellent Palliative Care
Describe palliative care and how it differs from hospice care.
Identify four dimensions of assessment and how each dimension impacts the way patients see their health care and impending death.
Discuss ways that nurses can implement at least three simple services to patients and family members.
Explain the Five Wishes document and identify ways it can be implemented into clinical practice.
Discuss at least three components of excellent communication in the care of the seriously ill.
1.5 Free CEUs for Nurses
Seniors 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
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 Physical Therapists
Wild Iris Medical Education
Published by The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International and the International Council of Nurses
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.
Fall-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
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