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Exploring Biofilms- Free CEUs for Nurses

Exploring Biofilms– Define biofilm bacteria and related terms.
Explain the origin of biofilm theory, including traditional views of bacteria.
List the three stages of biofilm growth.
List current methods of detection and treatment for biofilms, as well as methods in development.
Apply appropriate protocols for managing biofilms to clinical practice.
Provide accurate and appropriate counsel as part of the treatment team.
Provide appropriate care and counsel for patients and their families.

1.0 Free CEUs for Nurses

This course also offers Free CME for Physicians and Pharmacists

Expires 2/28/18



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Free CE for OT- Educating Caregivers of Persons with Huntington’s Disease

Education of Caregivers of Persons with Huntington’s Disease
Discuss how the motor symptoms associated with Huntington’s disease affect ADL performance.
Be able to suggest coping strategies for the various cognitive and neuropsychiatric changes that often manifest in patients with Huntington’s disease.
Describe some of the respiratory difficulties commonly associated with Huntington’s disease.
Discuss safe positioning options for clients during various stages of Huntington’s disease.
Identify options to assist caregivers as they provide support for family members or friends with Huntington’s disease.

1.0 Free CEUs for Occupational Therapists

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Free CEUs for Registered Dietitians- Nutritional Needs and Dietary Transitions of Preterm Infants

Nutritional Needs of Preterm Infants: Feeding Choices and Dietary Transitions– Preterm infants are at risk for poor growth and neurodevelopment. Optimal nutrition is vital to contributing to catch-up growth, however, many low birth weight babies are discharged from the hospital with suboptimal feeding regimens or clinicians and parents are unaware of how to optimize nutrition for preterm infants. This activity will explore formula and breastmilk choices for preterm infants and contrast them with practices for standard term infants. Additionally, special cases will be highlighted that illustrate best practices when transitioning preterm infants to standard term formula and continuing breastfeeding upon return to work.
Illustrate differences between preterm and term formulas.
Formulate strategies to transition preterm infants to post-discharge feeding practices.
Utilize scientific evidence, recommendations by experts and emerging data in infant nutrition to create nutrition care plans that support optimal preterm infant growth.
Give examples of healthful diets that link how diet impacts disease.
Describe evidence-based diets for late preterm infants, and for infants with milk allergies or with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS).

1.0 Free CPEUs for Registered Dieticians

This course also offers Free CME for Physicians, Nurses, and Pharmacists

Expires  7/29/17

Supported by an educational grant from Abbott Nutrition, Abbott Laboratories, Inc.
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Obstructive Sleep Apnea Part II of II- Cardiovascular Consequences of OSA

Course 302: Cardiovascular Consequences of OSA
Recognize the acute hemodynamic effects of OSA and its association with cardiac arrhythmias.
Describe the increased risk of cardiovascular disease in patients with OSA.
Describe the pathophysiology linking OSA to cardiovascular disease.
Describe OSA’s role as an independent modifiable risk factor for hypertension.

0.75 Free CEUs for Sleep Technicians

This course also offers Free CEUs for Nurses and Physicians

Expires 9/18/18

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Treating Dry Eye- Free CEUs for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Techs

Feeling the Burn – The Pharmacist’s Role in Treating Dry Eye– Dry eye disease is a common ocular condition affecting millions of Americans. With this condition, there is most often an insufficient amount of tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are essential for ensuring the health of the front surface of the eye and maintaining clear vision. Dry eye can cause irritation and lead to complications of the ocular surface, thus appropriate diagnosis and treatment is essential. Topical treatment includes numerous over the counter drops as well as prescription medications. A majority of the patients have milder or episodic symptoms, which will respond to the over-the-counter artificial tear supplements. Since patients frequently self-treat, pharmacists should have an understanding of the symptoms and treatments for dry eye and be prepared to discuss treatment options with patients who do not adequately respond to artificial tears. This program not only gives the pharmacist a solid knowledge base to make appropriate treatment recommendations for patients presenting wi th the signs and symptoms of dry eye but also identifies the point when a timely referral to an eye care specialist is appropriate.
Review the basics of dry eye including symptoms and causes.
Describe the FDA approved over-the-counter and prescription medications available to treat dry eye disease to include mechanism of action and side effects.
Outline key considerations regarding appropriate over-the-counter or prescription treatment and/or for referring patients to an eye care provider when appropriate.

1.0 Free CEUs for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Techs

Expires 6/20/17

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Free ARRT CEUs for Rad Techs- Molecular Imaging of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders

Current Concepts in Molecular Imaging of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders– Contrast-enhanced imaging is essential for the diagnosis and management of a multitude of diseases. Significant advancements in the detection and differentiation of disease have been made in the last decade using new and evolving contrast-enhanced imaging applications and techniques.
Describe the movement disorder spectrum and implications for diagnosis and treatment.
Discuss the benefits of molecular imaging for Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.
Explain the mechanism of dopamine transport and best practices for acquiring dopamine transporter images.

1.0 Free ARRT CEUs for Radiologic Technicians

This course also offers Free CME for Physicians

Expires 7/1/18

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1.25 Free AANP CEUs for Nurse Practitioners- Clinical Documentation Tips for Asthma Management

Asthma Management and Tips for Clinical Documentation– Whether you know the step approach to asthma therapy like the back of your hand, or rely on pulling it up in an app when a patient presents with asthma, the goal of this presentation is to review asthma management guidelines in a simple, concrete way to ensure the appropriate classification of asthma severity. Clinicians tend to underestimate asthma severity which can lead to inappropriate therapy. National asthma guidelines recommend assessment and documentation of asthma severity at each office visit which directs clinicians to consider the long-term management of asthma, rather than just acute treatment of the disease. Does your documentation reflect all that was assessed, discussed, determined and agreed upon at the visit? The clinical documentation of asthma severity includes indicators of quality care such as receipt of an action plan, spacer device, peak flow meter, asthma education and influenza vaccination. The chart must reflect supportive documentation regarding the specific ICD-10 diagnosis (es) selected. This presentation also will provide tips to consider for improved chart documentation of asthma in your clinical practice setting.
Understand how to classify asthma severity and control.
Evaluate the stepwise approach in asthma management.
Review optimal pharmacotherapy options in the provision of quality asthma care.
Enhance clinical documentation skills for appropriate coding and reimbursement.

1.25  Free CEUs for Advanced Practice Nurses

Expires 11/30/18

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Free CEU for Nurses- Bacterial Infections in the Outpatient Setting

Bacterial Infections in the Outpatient Setting: Avoiding Hospital Admissions with Appropriate Antibiotic Prescribing– Discuss the role of clinicians in primary and urgent care settings in the diagnosis and treatment of acute bacterial infections in order to prevent hospitalization.
Demonstrate an understanding of the mechanisms underlying antibiotic effectiveness and duration of therapy.
Describe strategies to optimize initial antimicrobial therapy to ensure effectiveness of antibiotics and reduce the development of resistance.
Summarize the features and critical differences amongst available and emerging antibiotics in the treatment of acute and bacterial infections.

1.0  Free CEUs for Nurses

This course also offers Free CME for Physicians

Expires  8/31/17


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Free CE for Rad Techs- Molecular Imaging of Parkinson’s Disease

Current Concepts in Molecular Imaging of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders– Contrast-enhanced imaging is essential for the diagnosis and management of a multitude of diseases. Significant advancements in the detection and differentiation of disease have been made in the last decade using new and evolving contrast-enhanced imaging applications and techniques.
Describe the movement disorder spectrum and implications for diagnosis and treatment.
Discuss the benefits of molecular imaging for Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.
Explain the mechanism of dopamine transport and best practices for acquiring dopamine transporter images.

1.0 Free ARRT CEUs for Radiologic Technicians

This course also offers Free CME for Physicians

Expires 7/1/18

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The Role of the Case Manager in Managing the Patient with Heart Failure

hf2Managing the Patient with Heart Failure: The Role of the Case Manager as a Team Member – Describe the high incidence and burden of Heart Failure (HF) and the factors that may contribute to the “HF paradox” – increases in HF despite better management of HF risk factors.
Explain the complex pathophysiology and risk factors for HF.
Plan to incorporate novel electronic monitoring technologies to guide medication adjustment during follow up.
Prepare the case manager for the introduction of a new class of pharmacologic agents for HF, the angiotensin-neprilysin inhibitors.
Discuss the role of the case manager as patient advocate and liaison between the clinician and the patient.

1.0 Free CEUs for Certified Case Managers

Expires 10/28/17

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Part I of II- Free CEUs for Sleep Techs

sleep-apneaCourse 301: Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)- Review the impact and epidemiology of OSA.
Recognize the various risk factors for OSA as well as its basic physiology.
Identify the main approaches for diagnosing and treating OSA.

 

0.5  Free CEUs for Sleep Technologists

This course also offers Free CME for Physicians

Expires 5/19/18

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Proactive Monitoring of Transplant Patientes- Free CEUs for Social Workers

organ-donor-ribbonImproving Outcomes Through Proactive Monitoring of Transplant Patients– The current goal of transplant medicine and immunology is to develop strategies to extend the life and functionality of every allograft. While outcomes of renal and liver transplantation have improved, allograft loss remains a substantial problem associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and costs.1 Identifying the pathologic pathways responsible for allograft loss and developing targeted therapeutic interventions are currently some of the biggest challenges in transplant medicine. Education to clinicians about the various factors that can result in allograft loss and optimal treatment can improve the quality of life of transplant patients.
Assess for DSA HLA antibodies to prevent antibody-mediated rejection in kidney and liver transplants.
Implement regular monitoring strategies that can optimize appropriate immunosuppressant dosing.
Engage transplant patients to participate in decisions about their treatment to improve outcomes.

1.5 Free CEUs for Social Workers

This course also offers Free CME for Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Pharmacists

Expires 12/15/17

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Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis- Free CEU for Respiratory Therapists

ipfGuiding Patients Through Decisions in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF): The Respiratory Therapists’ Role– Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a rare, progressive lung disease that greatly impacts patients’ quailty of life and diminishes life expectancy. New therapies are available that slow function decline. These therapies are used in combination with oxygen supplementation, pulmonary rehabilitation, symptomatic treatment, and supportive care. This program will discuss the prevalence, signs and symptoms, and diagnostic criteria for IPF as well as compare and contrast available therapies and formulate strategies for comprehensive management of symptoms.
Outline the prevalence, signs and symptoms, and diagnostic criteria for IPF.
Compare and contrast available therapies for IPF.
Formulate strategies for comprehensive management of symptoms.
Effectively counsel IPF patients on available therapies and supportive care.
Identify patients with IPF who may benefit from intensification of therapy.

1.0 Free CEUs for Respiratory Therapists

Expires 12/31/17

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Free CEU for CNAs- Fire Prevention and Disaster Preparedness (NAHCA)

fire-prevention-cnaFire Prevention and Basic Disaster Preparedness in Long Term Care (NAHCA)
Identify potential sources of heat and fuel.
Describe the appropriate fire response for a nursing care center. Discuss some basic disaster preparedness tips for nursing care facilities.

1.0 Free CEUs for Certified Nursing Assistants

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6.0 Free CEUs for Nurses- Environmental Health

enviroEnvironmental Health: An Integrative Approach – Environmental health is based on the premise that what we eat or are exposed to in our environment has a direct effect upon our health. It examines the impact of air pollutants, pesticides, heavy metals, toxins and other environmental factors on the health of individuals and populations. From historical environmental events like lead poisoning in ancient Rome to the potential impact of phthalates in modern times, this course explores the interaction between the environment and human health, and its role in mediating disease.
Appraise the emerging research links between environmental toxins and the documented rise of complex chronic illness; such as obesity, metabolic syndrome, cancers, neurodevelopmental disorders and reproductive health, and identify how an integrative medicine model may be applied in both prevention and treatment.
Identify the primary categories of chemical toxins present in the environment, and interpret how their mechanism of actions may impact human health.
Recognize and identify the range of toxins known to demonstrate endocrine disruptor activity in humans.
Identify vulnerable patient populations in terms of environmental toxin exposures.
Apply a structured approach to taking an environmental medicine history that includes consideration of potential toxins in air, land, and water.
Acquire familiarity with consumer resources that can help individuals reduce unnecessary environmental toxin exposures, and recognize how cultural and socioeconomic status may influence their number of exposures and ability to limit exposure.
Assess the impact of some of the emerging technologies and agricultural practices on environmental medicine and how they are affecting human health.
Identify several resources for patients and clinicians interested in environmental advocacy.

6.0 Free CEUs for Nurses

This course also offers Free CME for Physicians

Expires 1/8/18

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Therapies for Migraine Headache- Free CME for Physicians

migraine2The Emerging Science of Prophylactic Therapies for Migraine– Patients with frequent migraines and/or who experience functional disability need preventative migraine treatment. However, studies have shown that of the 38% of patients who stand to benefit from prophylactic therapy, only 3-13% of them actually receive it. Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) monoclonal antibodies are under clinical investigation and constitute a new prophylactic migraine therapy class. Increased physician attention when individualizing treatment plans to maximize therapy efficacy and minimize side effects as well as managing headache triggers and existing comorbidities continue to be vital strategies as new agents emerge and when maximizing patient function.
Illustrate how to factor multiple patient-specific characteristics into the treatment plan when managing migraines.
Examine and discuss the emerging science associated with calcitonin gene related peptide (CGRP) monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) and their role in migraine prevention.
Highlight strategies and tools to assess the impact of migraine on daily functioning and quality of life in order to generate a more personalized and inclusive treatment plan.

1.0 Free AMA Pra CAT 1 CME for Physicians

Expires 12/29/17

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Free Pharmacology Hours for Nurse Practitioners- Improving Outcomes in Heart Failure

broken heartMeeting Quality Measures and Improving Outcomes in Heart Failure Patients With Comorbidities: Where Do New Therapies Fit? Describe the interrelationships of pathophysiology in heart failure (HF) and metabolic syndrome.
Assess how current HF therapies can be used synergistically in the treatment of patients with comorbid metabolic syndrome.
Evaluate the efficacy and safety of newly approved therapies for treating patients with HF and comorbid metabolic syndrome.

1.0 Free Contact Hours for Nurse Practitioners which includes 1.0 Hours of Pharmacology

This course also offers Free CME for Physicians, Pharmacists, and Registered Dieticians

Expires 12/16/17

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Free SLP CEU- Intro to Oropharyngeal Dysphagia

dysphagiaIntro to Oropharyngeal Dysphagia and its Prevalence– This course begins with a review of the primary factors that designate dysphagia as a serious threat to the geriatric population. Specifically, it provides detailed information relating to the actual definition of dysphagia, the best calculated prevalence rates and a thoughtful description of the social and economic burden that it imposes on patients, families and caregivers. The next session provides a detailed summary of the challenges that are involved in carrying over clinical research outcomes into daily clinical practice. Barriers to knowledge translation impact all members of the healthcare continuum and ultimately limit patient access to novel and exciting clinical breakthroughs. Clinical practice guidelines can help develop an enhanced pathway towards knowledge translation. The course concludes with a review of factors that elevate overall risk of nosocomial aspiration-related pneumonias. Specific description of dysphagia as well as a strong emphasis on oral bacteria as precursors for development of this condition.
Define and describe dysphagia and the commonalities that exist in terms of the impact that it plays on affected populations.
Speak to challenges that exist in developing and implementing results from sound dysphagia research.
Discuss the relationship that exists between dysphagia and aspiration in medically fragile patients.

0.1  Free ASHA CEUs for Speech Therapists

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