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Free Nurse CEU- Reducing Agitation in Elderly Patients with Dimentia

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The purpose of this course is to provide you with knowledge on how to decrease and/or prevent the frequency and severity of agitated episodes in elders who are diagnosed with dementia.

1.5 Free CEUs for Nurses

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Free Social Work CEU- Physical & Emotional Signs of Aging

Social-WorkersCaring for the Entire Senior – Mind, Body and Soul- For anyone concerned about an aging parent, it is critical to learn about the physical and emotional signs of aging, such as loss of energy or changes in mood that can inadvertently increase the risk of an older adult losing their independence. Molly Carpenter will outline these signs, as well as signals designed to attract attention and environmental clues that might point to cognitive decline. This webinar will also cover suggestions for engaging an older adults’ mind, body and spirit, as well as fears older adults harbor about aging and how to address them.

1.0 Free CEUs for Social Workers

This  course also offers Free CEUs for Occupational Therapists

Expires 3/7/15

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Free CME for Physicians- Updates for Treatment of Fungal Infections

Guideline & Testing Update for Treatment of Invasive Fungal Infections in Hospitalized Patients- The incidence of invasive fungal infections continues to increase, resulting in significant morbidity and mortality, despite the introduction of expanded treatment options. Clinicians require up-to-date knowledge of advances in testing approaches and novel antifungal agents to guide clinician-decision making and ensure that at-risk patients receive prompt, appropriate therapy.
Identify patients at risk of invasive fungal infections in critical care and other hospital settings.
Compare and contrast the mechanisms of action, pharmacokinetics, efficacy, and safety of available and emerging antifungal agents.
Apply diagnostic and susceptibility testing for invasive fungal infections to ensure prompt, appropriate antifungal therapy.
Implement strategies to enhance empiric and definitive antifungal therapy for candidemia.

1.25 Free AMA Pra CAT 1 CME for Physicians

This course also offers Free CME for Pharmacists

Expires 11/18/15

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Free CEUs for Sleep Techs- Pathophysiology of Insomnia

insomnia checklistNew Insights Into Sleep-Wake System Neurobiology and Pathophysiology of Insomnia (I of II)- Insomnia can affect many aspects of an individual’s life: impairing concentration and memory, increasing the risk of incident depression or recurrence of a depressive episode, diminishing a patient’s ability to enjoy family and social relationships, and increasing the risks of falls and motor vehicle accidents.

Clinical research provides evidence that insomnia is a disorder of hyperarousal demonstrated by a number of physiologic measures, such as increased heart rate.1 It is hypothesized that hyperarousal may occur in association with a shift in the balance between systems that promote sleep and those that promote wakefulness.
-This neuroscienceCME Clinical Navigator is the first of a two-part series, and will describe the neurobiology of the sleep-wake system so that clinicians understand more about the role of neurotransmitters, including orexin, and the nature of how the hyperarousal state may lead to insomnia.
Describe the neurobiology of the sleep-wake system, including the role of neurotransmitters and the nature of the hyperarousal state.

1.0 Free CEUs for Sleep Techs

This course also provides Free CME for Physicians

Expires 5/6/15

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2.0 Free CEUs for RT- VAP & Other Complications Related To Tracheostomy

tracheostomyFighting VAP one step at a time: Early mobility for the ventilated patient/Tracheostomy: Do we need to be concerned about the complications?- With the introduction of VAP prevention bundles by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), critical care units have reported dramatic reductions in VAP rates. In her article, Ms. Andrews reviews the evidence supporting or questioning recommendations for VAP prevention and explores the evidence-based practices beyond the basic bundle including early tracheostomy and early mobility.
Since its inception, tracheostomy has become one of the more frequently performed procedures in ICU care. It has been estimated that 15-20% of ICU patients undergo tracheostomy at some point during their clinical course. Tracheostomy offers several important advantages over endotracheal intubation. Over the years many technological advances have occurred both in terms of the procedure and the tracheostomy tube technology. In his article, Mr. Davies describes the types and incidences of complications in light of today’s technology and population distributions.
Compare the evidence supporting the bundle elements recommended for reducing VAP in the ICU patient.
Describe the modalities referred to as early mobilization.
Discuss early versus late complications.
Describe methods to secure a tracheostomy tube.
Discuss how morbid obesity increases the risk of accidental decannulation.

2.0 Free CEUs for Respiratory Therapists

 

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Mind, Body & Soul- Caring for Senior Citizens- Free CEU for OT

mind body soulCaring for the Entire Senior – Mind, Body and Soul- For anyone concerned about an aging parent, it is critical to learn about the physical and emotional signs of aging, such as loss of energy or changes in mood that can inadvertently increase the risk of an older adult losing their independence. Molly Carpenter will outline these signs, as well as signals designed to attract attention and environmental clues that might point to cognitive decline. This webinar will also cover suggestions for engaging an older adults’ mind, body and spirit, as well as fears older adults harbor about aging and how to address them.

1.0 Free AOTA CEUs for Occupational Therapists

This course also offers Free CEUs for Social Workers

Expires 3/7/15

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Biofeedback- Free CEU for Physical Therapist

Biofeedback- The term biofeedback came about in the 1960s largely through the studies of Neal Miller. In 1969, the Biofeedback Research Society (now known as the Applied Association for Psychophysiology and Biofeedback) was formed to unify the new field. Healthcare professionals across disciplines may find it helpful to include biofeedback in their treatment repertoire, especially when treating those with chronic pain or other lifestyle disorders. Stress assessment and teaching relaxation techniques are often important steps toward helping these patients. There are many methods of biofeedback, including heart-rate variability, surface electromyography, skin temperature, skin conductance and electroencephalography. Common ailments treated with some efficacy using biofeedback include chronic pain/headache, anxiety, ADHD, hypertension, seizure disorders, and urinary incontinence.
Explain the correlation between stress and illness, as well as relaxation techniques for stress management.
Describe the basic set-up and application of the most common methods of biofeedback.
Identify three common ailments treated using biofeedback.

1.0 Free CEUs for Physical Therapists

Free until 10/20/15

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2 Free Hours of Pharmacology for NPs- New Treatments for NIDDM

pancreas3 Part Series- Emerging Treatments for Type 2 Diabetes- Focus on Incretin Therapies
Part 1- New and Emerging Treatments in Type 2 Diabetes- Describe the mechanism of action and place in therapy of existing and emerging options for the management of type 2 diabetes. Discuss recent changes to national guidelines for the management of type 2 diabetes. Examine pharmacologic strategies in management of patients with type 2 diabetes. Explain current and emerging trends in diabetes care.
1.0 Free AANP CEUs for Nurse Practitioners which includes 1 Hour of Pharmacology

Part 2- Clinical Case Studies in the Management of Type 2 Diabetes: Interventions for Achieving Positive Patient Outcomes- Develop a plan for managing patients with type 2 diabetes taking into account available guidelines, clinical evidence, and patient-specific variables. Identify opportunities to improve patient outcomes through collaborative, team-based diabetes care. Apply transitional care strategies to patients with type 2 diabetes
1.0 Free AANP CEUs for Nurse Practitioners which includes 0.5 Hour of Pharmacology

Part 3-Ask the Experts: A Controversial Dialogue in Diabetes- Describe the benefits and risks of using traditional oral agents (e.g., sulfonylureas, metformin) in the management of type 2 diabetes. Given a patient scenario, devise an appropriate diabetes management plan that includes newer therapies. Summarize the rationale for avoiding the use of noninsulin therapies to manage hospitalized diabetic patients.
1.0 Free AANP CEUs for Nurse Practitioners which inlcudes 0.5 Hour of Pharmacology

This series also offers Free CEUs for Nurses and Pharmacists

Expires 4/1/15

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Multiple Sclerosis: A Comprehensive Approach- Free CME for Physicians

A Comprehensive Approach to the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis: Managing the Disease, Its Symptoms, and Quality of Life- Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most common neurological disorders. While some individuals with MS experience little disability, it is the leading cause of non-traumatic disability in young adults, with as many as 60% of patients unable to walk without assistance 20 years after onset. It is imperative to identify and refer patients early in the course of MS, and emerging evidence suggests potential benefits of treatment as early as the first clinical presentation. Disease-modifying immunomodulatory agents are currently the best available treatment strategy, but the management of MS is rapidly evolving. The need for non-injectable therapy for the treatment of MS has been addressed by the recent development and approval of several new oral agents. Physicians treating patients with MS need to make more complex treatment decisions that involve an individualized approach, and understanding clinical trial data of oral agents and their respective mechanisms of action is critical for the optimal management of patients with MS. It is also increasingly important for physicians to establish effective and open communication with their patients with MS and to guide them on psychosocial as well as medical issues, in order to improve adherence, persistence, quality of life, and outcomes.
This online activity focuses on newly approved therapies, symptom management, and optimizing patients’ adherence and persistence to treatment.
Describe how to optimally incorporate newly approved treatments into current therapeutic regimens.
Assess recent therapy advances in symptom management of patients with MS and how these advances can help to improve the quality of life of patients with MS.
Discuss the importance of patient/physician communication in improving adherence, persistence, quality of life, and outcomes in patients with MS.
1.0 Free AMA Pra CAT 1 CME for Physicians

Expires 12/19/15

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Free CCMC CEUs for Case Managers- Bipolar Depression Case Series

bipolar disorderBipolar Depression Case Series: The Art and Science of Clinical Management- Bipolar disorder is one of the world’s 10 most disabling conditions, taking away years of healthy functioning from individuals who have the illness. According to Judd and colleagues, individuals with bipolar disorder spend most of their time in a symptomatic, depressed phase. In fact, a significantly greater percentage of time is spent in a depressed mood than in mania, hypomania, or euthymia. Individuals with bipolar disorder are at high risk for comorbid medical disorders such as metabolic or cardiovascular disorders, and unfortunately, several of the psychotropic medications that are used to treat bipolar disorder may increase the risk of developing certain medical illnesses. Careful, ongoing assessment, monitoring and individualized treatment-selection can help reduce some of the risk factors and improve quality of life for these patients.
Utilize evidence-based measurement tools for assessment and monitoring of treatment for patients with bipolar depression.
Evaluate and monitor patients regularly for metabolic measures in bipolar depression.
Select evidence-based treatment regimens that consider efficacy, safety, long-term data, and the unique characteristics of patients with bipolar depression.

1.5 Free CCMC CEUs for Case Managers

This course also offers Free CEUs for Physicians and Pharmacists

Expires 12/15/15

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Managing Obesity- Free CE for Pharmacists

overweightObesity Management: Tailoring Treatment to the Needs of the Patient- Outline current guidelines and evidence-based criteria for the management of overweight and obese patients. Assess currently available treatment options for overweight and obese patients and discuss their advantages and disadvantages.
Implement current evidenced-based guidelines in the management of overweight and obese patients to devise and tailor treatment plans most suited to the needs of the individual patient.
Identify the safety, efficacy, and tolerability profiles of currently available anti-obesity agents and apply the information to select agents that will improve long-term adherence.

1.25  Free CEUs for Pharmacists

This course also offers Free CEUs for Physicians, Nurses, and Registered Dieticians

Expires 12/31/15

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Ebola Virus Disease: An Overview- Free CEUs for Occupational Therapists

ebola cdcEbola Virus Disease- Describe the history of Ebola outbreaks in Africa since 1976.
State three initial symptoms and five subsequent signs and symptoms associated with Ebola viral infection.
List the three ways in which Ebola is transmitted among humans during an outbreak.
Explain the three components of standard supportive therapy for treatment of Ebola infection.
Discuss the main issue associated with the use of vaccines and therapeutics such as ZMapp for the treatment of Ebola virus disease in West Africa.
State four ways in which the CDC is responding to issues of workplace safety in the United States.

4.0 Free CEUs for Occupational Therapists

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Free ASHA CEU for SLPs- Treating Core Timing Skills

brain cogsTreat Core Timing Skills for Better SLP Treatment Outcomes- Describe the impact of neural network timing & synchronization on speech, language, and cognitive-communicative abilities;
List five diagnoses commonly seen in SLP clinical practice that scientists have associated with impaired neural network timing & synchronization;
Discuss critical differences between a standard metronome or music and the Interactive Metronome on treatment outcomes with regard to speech, language, and cognitive-communicative abilities;
Briefly explain the effect of synchronized metronome tapping on domain-general versus domain-specific learning
mechanisms;
Locate additional resources to make evidence-based clinical decisions about incorporating treatment for timing & rhythm into Speech-Language Pathology practice.

0.1 Free ASHA CEUs for Speech Therapists

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Colorectal Cancer: State of the Art Nursing Practices- Free Nursing CEUs

crc ribbonDiagnosis and Management of Metastatic ColoRectal Cancer (mCRC): State-of-the-Art Oncology Nursing Practice- More than 140,000 adults in the US will be diagnosed with CRC this year. At the time of diagnosis, a quarter of these patients will have metastases, and 50% to 60% of the remainder will develop metastasis during the course of treatment.
A number of drugs have demonstrated activity in mCRC. However, adherence to guideline-recommended treatment for mCRC is suboptimal, and many patients receive treatment outside of evidence-based, best-practice standards. Because adherence to guidelines has been found to improve outcomes in mCRC, it is imperative that all healthcare professionals improve their ability to adhere to evidence-based practices for the management of this condition.
Oncology nursing professionals play a critical role in the management of cancers, including mCRC. Given the major role of oncology nurses and nurse practitioners as well as the challenges they face while involved in CRC management, it is critical that these individuals are knowledgeable and competent in all aspects of therapy and management. This will allow them to improve their abilities and role within the healthcare team managing these patients.
Distinguish guideline-recommended treatment options for mCRC and the evidence that supports each therapy.
Summarize recent changes to current mCRC guidelines, including the addition of new therapeutic options and opportunities for more targeted therapy in select patient populations.
Recognize toxicities associated with chemotherapy and targeted therapies for treatment of mCRC and develop individual plans to manage these complications
Identify and distinguish resources and guidelines designed to manage treatment-related toxicities in mCRC therapy.

1.25 Free CEUs for Nurses

Expires  7/24/15 

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High Flow Oxygen Therapy- Free CRCE for RT

High Flow Therapy: Mechanisms of Action-
Understand the reason for limiting conventional nasal cannula therapy to low flows.
Define High Flow Therapy and how it can be accomplished with a nasal cannula.
Explain how the dynamics of flow through the nasopharynx improve respiratory efficiency and support work of breathing.
Explain how gas delivered at body temperature and saturated promotes better respiratory mechanics and decreases energy of gas conditioning.

1.0 Free CEUs for Respiratory Therapists

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Managing Bipolar Depression- Free CEUs for Nurses

bipolarAn Evidence-Based Approach to Managing Bipolar Depression- Recognize the clinical consequences for patients, as well as the impact on the larger healthcare system, of missed and incorrect diagnosis in bipolar patients.
Implement evidence-based recommendations to improve both symptomatic and functional outcomes in all phases of bipolar disorder.
Apply findings from research studies and expert recommendations that make patients active collaborators in their care to improve outcomes in special populations.
Design individualized medication and psychotherapy treatment strategies to improve outcomes based on the efficacy, safety, long-term data, and route of administration of the available therapies.
Provide appropriate care and counsel for patients and their families.

1.2 Free CEUs for Nurses

Expires 10/31/15

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Part I of II: Pathophysiology of Insomnia- Free CEU for Sleep Techs

insomniaNew Insights Into Sleep-Wake System Neurobiology and Pathophysiology of Insomnia- Insomnia can affect many aspects of an individual’s life: impairing concentration and memory, increasing the risk of incident depression or recurrence of a depressive episode, diminishing a patient’s ability to enjoy family and social relationships, and increasing the risks of falls and motor vehicle accidents.
Clinical research provides evidence that insomnia is a disorder of hyperarousal demonstrated by a number of physiologic measures, such as increased heart rate.1 It is hypothesized that hyperarousal may occur in association with a shift in the balance between systems that promote sleep and those that promote wakefulness.
This neuroscienceCME Clinical Navigator is the first of a two-part series, and will describe the neurobiology of the sleep-wake system so that clinicians understand more about the role of neurotransmitters, including orexin, and the nature of how the hyperarousal state may lead to insomnia.
Describe the neurobiology of the sleep-wake system, including the role of neurotransmitters and the nature of the hyperarousal state.

1.0 Free CEUs for Sleep Technologists

This course also offers Free CEUs for Physicians

Expires 5/6/15

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