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Free CME for Physicians- Zika: The Pandemic Threat

ce746_4_webZika: The Pandemic Threat– Zika, a mosquitoborne viral infection, is the most recent of four arboviruses (arthropodborne viral diseases) that have spread to the Western Hemisphere in the last 20 years. It follows the dengue virus, which became re-established in the 1990s after the failure of mosquito eradication programs; the West Nile virus that emerged in 1999; and chikungunya in 2013. Zika virus has been identified as a cause of congenital microcephaly, a potentially devastating birth defect in which babies are born with small heads and underdeveloped brains. The virus has also been linked to an increase in Guillain-Barrré syndrome, myelitis, and meningoencephalitis.
Identify the signs and symptoms of Zika virus infection
Discuss the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for pregnant women and testing of infants with possible congenital infection with Zika virus
List the prevention measures for mosquitoborne illness
Describe how the interprofessional team can collaborate to promote improved outcomes and prevent Zika virus infection

1.0 Free AMA Pra CAT 1 CME for Physicians

This course also offers Free CME for PAs

Free until 2/4/17 

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Free Pharmacology Hours for ANPs- Heart Failure Management

CHFHeart Failure Management: A 2016 Update
List two new drug classes approved in 2015 for the treatment of heart failure
List two specific goals for patient education regarding risk and benefit for these new therapies.
Identify the indications for the use of ivabradine
Identify the indications for the use of the combination agent sacubitril/valsartan in the patient with heart failure

1.0 Free CEUs for Advanced Nurse Practitioners which includes 1.0  Free Hours of Pharmacology

Expires 9/2017

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Free ARRT CEU for Rad Techs- Visceral Fat: The Invisible Health Risk

visceral-fatVisceral Fat: The Invisible Health Risk– It is well-established that both the distribution and volume of fat, especially visceral adipose tissue (VAT), is a predictor of future health. While normal amounts of visceral fat pad and protect organs, an excess amount of VAT is strongly associated with metabolic syndrome and increases health risks for cancer, stroke, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and hypertension. Excess VAT can impact lifestyle by increasing the risk of dementia, depression, arthritis, sexual dysfunction, and sleep disorders. Storing excess fat around the organs increases the production of inflammatory substances that interfere with hormones that control appetite, weight, mood, and brain function.
There are several methods for quantifying VAT, including waist-to-hip measurement, bioelectrical impedance, dual-energy absorptiometry (DEXA), CT, MRI, and ultrasound. Although CT is considered the gold standard because of its accuracy and reliability, its drawbacks are patient exposure to ionizing radiation and the relatively high cost of a CT exam.
DEXA has been found to be an accurate means for measuring VAT volume and is generally more accessible to patients. DEXA offers several advantages compared to CT including reduced radiation dose, decreased scan times, and lower cost. Importantly, obtaining VAT measurements with DEXA is easily performed in conjunction with evaluation of bone mineral density, fracture assessment and risk, and whole body composition.
Discuss the health risks associated with excess body fat, especially visceral fat.
Explain how excess visceral fat produces inflammatory substances that can interfere both with hormone function and the development of metabolic syndrome.
Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of anthropomorphic and imaging for quantifying fat volume.
Implement DEXA protocols to accurately quantify visceral fat volume.
Enlighten and educate patients on body fat assessment and means for managing and improving their health.

1.0 Free ARRT CEUs for Radiologic Technicians

This course also offers Free CME for Physicians

Expires 11/1/18

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Protein Requirements in Protein Catabolic Critical Illness- Free CPEU for Dieticians

icuProtein Requirements in Protein-catabolic Critical Illness– Although generous protein provision has long been recommended for ICU patients, the majority of them are severely protein undernourished. Some critical care experts now advise limiting all macronutrient provision to these patients. This presentation dissects the opposing recommendations, and outlines a paradigm for identifying patients who are most likely to benefit from generous protein provision.
Describe the current, contradictory recommendations regarding optimum protein provision in critical illness.
List factors to identify those patients who are most likely to benefit from optimal protein provision.
Describe a practical clinical paradigm for protein and energy provision.

1.0  Free CEUs for Registered Dieticians

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

This educational activity is supported by B Braun.

 

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Free CE for Pharmacists: Contraceptives- A Call for Pharmacists to Communicate with Patients

contraceptivesContraceptives: A Call for Pharmacists to Rethink and Engage in Communication with Patients– Identify various forms of currently available contraceptives and their effectiveness.
Given a specific patient history, compare and contrast various contraceptives to determine the most appropriate contraceptive for a patient.
Review appropriate screening, initiation and continuation of various contraceptives, including intrauterine devices, implants, and combined hormonal contraceptives (pills, ring, patch).
Design a therapeutic plan to manage the most common side effects associated with combined hormonal contraceptives.

1.0 Free CEUs for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Techs

Expires 4/25/19

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Free CE for PT- Musculoskeletal Disparities Related To Women

ptMusculoskeletal Disparities: African American, Caucasian, and Hispanic/Latina Women- An Overview for the Physical Therapist– Describe the impact of musculoskeletal diaparities related to women, African American and Hispanic/Latina women.
Define obesity and its relationship to osteoarthritis in women, African American and Hispanic/Latina women.
Identify factors that may account for disparities in the prevelance of obesity in women, African American and Hispanic/Latina women.
Discuss the challenges facing healthcare providers in treating women with osteoarthritis in the healthcare setting.
Delineate interventions the provider can implement with patients who have musculoskeletal disparities in an effort to promote health and increase quality of life.

2.0 Free CEUs for Physical Therapists

Expires 05/2018

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Free CNA CEU- Advanced Directives Guidelines

dnrAdvance Directives: Guidelines for Healthcare Providers– Define and list the types of advance directives Describe common end-of-life issues Describe the role of the healthcare provider as it relates to advance directives

 

1.0  Free CEUs for Certified Nursing Assistants

Expires 6/30/19

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Free Pharmacology Hours for APNs- Optimizing Treatment for HIV-infected Patients

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Antiretroviral Therapy: Optimizing Treatment for HIV-infected Patients- With over 25 approved antiretroviral medications available in the U.S., clinicians are faced with multiple excellent options for initial treatment of an HIV-infected patient. Choosing between these options should be guided by specific characteristics of the patient (e.g. presence or absence of drug resistance, comorbidities, HLA-B5701 status), particular features of the regimen (drug-drug interactions, dosing frequency, food requirements), and patient preferences. Thus, antiretroviral therapy in 2016 is not one-size-fits-all; rather, therapy should be individualized and personalized.
Review considerations involved in choosing an antiretroviral regimen for initial therapy,
Evaluate options for switching therapy when a patient is experiencing side effects or drug-drug interactions, and
Review best practices for monitoring HIV-infected patients on antiretroviral therapy.

2.0 Free Contact Hours for Nurse Practitioners which includes 2.0 Free Hours of Pharmacology

Expires 10/15/17

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Free CEU for Nurses- Our Role in Active Shooter and Mass Casualty Incidents

mass-casualtyTHE NURSES ROLE IN ACTIVE SHOOTER AND MASS CASUALTY INCIDENTS
The purpose of this course is to educate nurses on the preparation and responses required for terrorism events, including active shooters, and mass casualty incidents.

 

1.0 Free CEUs for Nurses

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Free CE for RT- Rapid Response Teams: Consensus and Controversy

initiativesIn-Hospital Resuscitation:Early Intervention and Rescue- Rapid Response Systems:Consensus and Controversy– Of the more than 300,000 cardiac arrests that occur annually in the United
States, survival rates are typically less than 10% for out-of-hospital events and less than 20% for in-hospital events. Additionally,
studies have shown that survival falls by 10-15% for each minute of cardiac arrest without CPR delivery. The chain of survival, first
conceptualized for out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest, applies to in-hospital arrest as well. Successful resuscitation requires early recognition of cardiopulmonary arrest, early activation of trained responders, early CPR, early defibrillation when indicated, and early advanced life support. Hospitals create through rapid response teams (RRT) a coordinated response to treating patients with a cardiopulmonary emergency.

1.5 Free CEUs for Respiratory Therapists

This course also offers Free CEUs for Nurses  

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Free Sleep CEU- Treating the Full Spectrum of Narcolepsy

narcoTreating the Full Spectrum of Narcolepsy: Improving Nighttime Symptoms to Enhance Daytime Quality of Life -Patients with narcolepsy often face a long journey on their path to diagnosis and effective treatment. Combating the negative impact of narcolepsy on the lives of those affected requires that both the general public and the medical community increase their awareness of the symptoms of narcolepsy, in particular, the most common presenting symptoms: cataplexy and excessive daytime sleepiness.
Improved recognition of both symptoms and objective measures of narcolepsy can shorten the burdensome lag from symptom onset to effective treatment and improve the lives of people with this life-altering central disorder of hypersomnolence. Although a cure for narcolepsy is not available, effective treatments are currently available and more are on the horizon.
Define evidence-based treatment for all patients with narcolepsy that can be used within one month of diagnosing the narcolepsy.

1.0 Free CEUs for Sleep Techs

This course also offers Free CME for Physicians and Pharmacists

Expires 10/19/17

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Free CE for OT- Intro to Huntington’s Disease

intro-to-huntingtonIntroduction to Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) and Huntington’s Disease– This module provides background on Huntington’s Disease including the basic symptomology of disease progression, its genetic nature and current treatment options for motor and psychiatric symptoms, and the role of OT practitioners. The mission and purpose of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America is also reviewed.
-Huntington’s disease is discussed from the perspective of what a community based practitioner needs to know about the disease in order to consult with and offer therapy to persons with HD.
Describe the genetic nature of Huntington’s disease.
Discuss disease progression and symptomology.
Distinguish HD from other motor or neurodegenerative diseases.
Explain the pharmacological interventions available for some symptoms of HD.
Describe the role of the occupational therapy practitioner with regard to improving quality of life for the person with HD.

1.0 Free CEUs for Occupational Therapists

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Pursuing An Advanced Graduate Nursing- Free CEUs for Nurses

apnAdvanced Practice Nurses: Educational Pathways for the APRN Role
The goal of this program is to provide information on the benefits of and strategies for pursuing advanced graduate nursing education.
Discuss the benefits of obtaining graduate nursing education
Differentiate between the roles and programs available for a nurse pursuing graduate nursing education
Identify barriers to and resources available for pursuing graduate education

1.0 Free CEUs for Nurses

Free until  12/30/16

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Professionalism- Free CEU for Social Workers

treatment-cloudCORNERSTONES OF CARE: PROFESSIONALISM– The effective delivery of dialysis treatment requires each clinician be skilled in multiple areas. Whereas most renal professionals receive training regarding the clinical aspects of the initiation, monitoring, and discontinuation of a dialysis treatment, less attention is paid to other important issues associated with effective care. Specifically, the issue of Professionalism has been demonstrated to be a critical component in the delivery of a successful health care experience.
Participants will be able to describe four critical elements associated with being a professional.
Participants will be able to describe the relationship between medical ethics and professionalism.
Participants will be able to describe the relationship between boundaries and professionalism and be able to identify boundary violations.

1.0 Free CEUs for Social Workers

Expires 4/30/17

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Free CEU for Certified Case Managers- Update on Treatment Strategies for HIV

hivTreatment Selection, Switching Therapy, and Other Conundrums in HIV– Ongoing advancements in the safety, efficacy, and adherence potential of ARV therapies have enabled substantial improvements in HIV patient outcomes. In this engaging webcast, leading experts in HIV, Joesph Eron, MD, and Lisa Capaldini, MD, MPH, discuss applications of the latest evidence, key updates to national HIV guidelines, and individualized treatment strategies for patients who are initiating or switching ARV therapy.
Assess recent evidence on the efficacy, safety, and adherence potential of approved ARV therapies.
Apply recent evidence to guide effective decisions for initial treatment, use of co-formulations, switching ARV therapies, and individualizing therapy regimens in different HIV patient populations.
Describe key updates to national HIV guidelines pertaining to recommended ARV therapies.

1.0 Free CEUs for Certified Case Managers

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

Expires 8/24/17

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Insurance Billing and Coding for Obesity Medicine- Free CEUs for Advanced Practice Nurses

computer informationInsurance Billing & Coding– 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. The conference promotes educational advancement by merging academic and clinical experts with professionals, and provides an opportunity for networking and the exchange of indispensable knowledge.
List the steps necessary to keep up to date on latest regarding billing for obesity medicine.
Explain why preventive billing and coding did not work for us.
Describe how sick billing coding works for us.

0.75  Free CEUs for Nurse Practitioners

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

Expires 10/11/17

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Care of Patients With Chronic Stable Angina- Free CEUs for Nurses

anginaCase 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

This course also offers Free CME for Physicians and Pharmacists

Expires 8/31/17

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