Case Simulations in Persistent Angina: Collaborative Approach for Assessment and Management– Despite recently published, evidence-based guideline recommendations, gaps persist in the care of patients with chronic stable angina. In this interactive case-based simulation, participants will navigate through the assessment, treatment, and management of angina in both first-line and refractory settings. Individualized considerations and collaborative decision-making for patients with persistent angina and those with cormorbidities will also be explored.
Differentiate the assessment, treatment, and management needs for women and men with CSA.
Apply validated disease and symptom assessment tools to guide treatment and management decisions for patients with CSA and comorbidities including type 2 diabetes.
Assess relevant evidence and guidelines to inform effective decisions about antianginal therapies for patients newly diagnosed with CSA and for patients with angina symptoms despite the use of first-line therapy.
1.0 Free CEUs for Nurses
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Chemotherapy-induced Nausea and Vomiting: The Pharmacist’s Role in Integrating Clinical Guidelines into Patient Care– Evaluate new and revised strategies for Chemotherapy-induced Nausea and Vomiting (CINV) management based on emerging data and updates to national and international guidelines.
Review the data supporting the use of individual antiemetic agents and combinations for patients on moderately- and highly-emetogenic regimens, including emerging agents.
Develop a plan for adequate antiemetic prophylaxis and breakthrough treatment based on antiemetic drug classifications.
Using patient cases, design optimal guideline-based approaches for the prevention and management of CINV for patients at risk for developing acute and delayed-onset CINV taking into consideration patient- and regimen-specific characteristics.
1.0 Free CEUs for Pharmacists
Optimizing Physical Activity Among Physically Frail and Cognitively Impaired Older Adults– From the Exercise and Physical Activity in Aging Conference (ExPAAC): Blending Research and Practice – There are many factors that contribute to functional decline and decreased physical activity among frail and cognitively impaired older adults, particularly those that are institutionalized such as the type and amount of care provided by staff in these facilities, degree of cognitive impairment, mood, perceptions of health status, motivation, cultural expectations, environmental factors, coexisting disease states, pain, fear of falling, and beliefs about their abilities to engage in physical activity and in the benefit of this at activity at this late point in their lives. This presentation will provide tricks of the trade and describe successful interventions for increasing physical activity among individuals in long term care facilities and address the many benefits to these residents, the caregivers, and their families.
Identify three barriers and three facilitators of function focused care among older adults.
Describe three ways in which to optimally motivate frail older adults to engage in functional and physical activity.Describe two tools to evaluate the environment to optimize function and physical activity for frail older adults.
Describe two tools to evaluate the environment to optimize function and physical activity for frail older adults.
Describe the four components of the function focused care approach.
1.0 Free CEUs for Physical Therapists
Addressing Weight Issues in Menopausal Women– Describe the relationship between hormonal changes during perimenopause and increases in total body fat and abdominal body fat.
Analyze non-hormonal factors that significantly contribute to weight gain in peri- and postmenopausal women.
Define the increased risk of cardiovascular and metabolic disease associated with these changes.
Discuss the potential benefits of hormonal therapy for improving insulin sensitivity and reducing type 2 diabetes in high risk women.
Advocate increased physical activity in all perimenopausal women to minimize weight gain and body fat changes during the menopausal transition.
1.0 Free CEUs for Registered Dieticians
This course also offers Free CME for Physicians, PAs, Pharmacists and Nurses
Shoulder Ultrasound: A step-by-step approach – Ultrasound exams of the shoulders can be difficult to perform due to the anatomy of the human body and the long learning curve required to achieve a satisfactory examination. However it is important to understand how to perform this exam as the demand is growing every day. Plus, shoulder ultrasound is an inexpensive and relatively painless procedure to perform to analyze issues with rotator cuffs and surrounding anatomy. Complete this self-learning to learn how to take a step-by-step approach to proper scanning techniques of the shoulder.
The usability and versatility of MSK ultrasound.
Anatomy of the shoulder.
The basics of a proper musculoskeletal exam.
The common indications of rotator cuff tears.
1.0 Free ASRT CEUs for Radiologic Technicians
Emerging Insulin Agents and the Pivotal Role of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants in Improving Diabetes Outcomes– In the US in 2012, 29.1 million people (9.1% of the population) had diabetes. Some projections estimate that diabetes will affect up to 50% of the US population by 2020, or as many as 1 in 3 Americans. Implementation of effective and aggressive evidence-based diabetes care can change this grim trajectory. Nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) play an increasingly pivotal role in managing diabetes patients and controlling morbidity and mortality. As frontline providers, NPs and PAs are in an ideal position to recognize and initiate corrective measures for inadequate treatments, help patients set and achieve therapeutic goals, and assess diabetes-related complications as they arise. NPs and PAs also play an active role in educating patients about their therapies, administrations, and dosages.
Apply knowledge of the phamacokinetic profiles of insulin formulations to develop an individualized insulin regimen from diagnosis to ongoing management, ensuring achievement of HbA1c goals and reducing the risk of complications.
Evaluate the place of new and emerging insulin formulations in the treatment armamentarium for diabetes.
Incorporate effective strategies for providing patient education and psychological support for patients with diabetes who are initiating or continuing insulin therapy.
1.0 Free Contact Hours for Nurse Practitioners which includes 0.25 Free Hours of Pharmacology
This course also offers Free CME for Physicians
Describing the DASH Diet– Define the JNC-8 guidelines for lifestyle management of hypertension.
Describe the research implications of DASH Diet and the potential impact on hypertension
Assess the amount of dietary sodium consumed.
Analyze the underlying reasons for a high sodium American diet.
Identify the impacts of the DASH Diet that lead to sodium reduction and improved cardiovascular health.
Determine how to help patients improve health through lifestyle change.
1.0 Free CEUs for Nurses
This course also offers Free CEUs for Physicians, PAs, Pharmacists and Dieticians
Personal Preparedness– Disasters can strike anyone, anytime, and anywhere. Community volunteers, hospital workers, and public health staff members may be called on to help with a community response to a disaster. In order to respond effectively in such an emergency, these workers must have plans in place to be sure their families, other dependents, pets, etc. are cared for. This course provides a step-by-step process for developing a family disaster plan and a personal emergency plan.
The importance of a Family Disaster Plan and a Personal Emergency Plan.
The elements of a Family Disaster Plan.
The elements of a Personal Emergency Plan.
How these plans might function in different emergency situations.
1.0 Free CEUs for Certified Nursing Assistants
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Caring for Someone With Alzheimers
Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias present unique caregiving challenges. This web seminar offers approaches for how to care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. Rather than focus on Alzheimer’s symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and possible cures, this session emphasizes the dignity of individuals with dementia, and highlights care strategies that can help them live a more fulfilling life. This unique approach to person-centered care helps caregivers to cope with the difficulties of caregiving, and teaches how to successfully manage behaviors and positively engage clients or loved ones.
1.0 Free CEUs for Occupational Therapists
Case Managers and Their Role in Improving Patient Outcomes in Heart Failure– The purpose of this continuing education activity is to educate CCM® board certified case managers on the current management of heart failure (HF) and emerging therapies that may impact treatment paradigms and patient outcomes. As more research in the field of heart failure gives rise to the emergence of new treatment options, it is critical that case managers be up to date on the currently available treatments, emerging treatments, and the safety and effectiveness data.
-This educational activity will provide case managers with pertinent, clinically relevant and up-to-date information on novel therapies and their impact on future treatment paradigms and clinical practice.
Discuss current evidence-based approaches for the management of diverse patient with HF.
Identify HF patients with worsening HF who may require optimization of therapy due to lack of efficacy, tolerability, or nonadherence.
Evaluate the mechanisms of action, efficacy, and safety of emerging treatments for HF.
1.0 Free CEUs for Case Managers
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novartis.
The New Clostridium Difficile: Pathogenicity, Complications, and Prevention–
Identify conditions that make C diff (CDI) a successful pathogen.
List complications associated with infections (CDI).
Discuss reservoirs for nosocomial transmission.
Describe best practices for transmission prevention.
1.0 Free CEUs for Respiratory Therapists
Addressing the Contraception Needs of Adolescents and Young Adults– Despite improvements in the safety and tolerability of Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs), as well as current guideline recommendations, recent studies suggest that physician attitudes have been slow to change. Physicians’ concerns regarding the use of LARCs may reduce patient counseling regarding this option, which in turn will limit a patient’s knowledge regarding LARC use and safety and as a consequence result in underuse. These findings suggest that there is a significant unmet need for educational interventions targeting health providers concerning the safety of LARCs for young and nulliparous women which may play an important role in increasing access to LARCs for this population.
Describe the rate of unintended pregnancy in the United States.
Identify evidence-based guidelines about contraceptive eligibility criteria.
Describe contraception counseling utilizing a shared decision making framework.
Counsel patients about a range of contraception options including method initiation and management of common side effects.
Discuss the safety and efficacy of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) including IUDs and implants.
List clinician and patient contraception related resources.
Consider systems practices which can affect contraceptive initiation and continuation.
1.0 Free Contact Hours for Nurse Practitioners which includes 0.5 free hours of pharmacology
This course also offers Free CME for Physicians
Preparedness & Community Response to Pandemics– Describe the historical context of influenza.
Describe what a pandemic is and how they occur (antigenic shift and drift).
Outline the epidemiology of influenza.
Explain surveillance activities related to influenza.
Recognize the clinical features of influenza.
Identify control measures to be taken prior/during a pandemic of influenza.
Identify response efforts and partners to a pandemic (both locally and globally).
Describe the unique characteristics of a virus.
Explain how a pandemic unfolds (pandemic phases and periods).
6.0 Free CEUs for Nurses
This course also offers Free CME for Physicians & Certified Health Education Specialists
Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome– Define obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS).
Describe factors contributing to increasing prevalence of OHS.
Describe basic pathophysiologic mechanisms involved with OHS.
Identify clinical characteristics of OHS.
Review diagnostic evaluation of OHS.
Review morbidity associated with OHS.
Review available treatment approaches.
0.75 Free CEUs for Sleep Technologists
This course also offers Free CEUs for Physicians and Nurses