Feeding Dementia Patients with Dignity for Healthcare Assistants
For patients with dementia, providing nourishment can become somewhat of an obstacle. With alternatives to feeding tubes, a patient will feel more comfortable and their dignity will be preserved.
1.0 Free CEUs for Certified Nursing Assistants
Defining the Role of Pharmacists in Advanced Gout Management– Discuss the pathophysiology of gout, its risk factors, and long-term complications.
Outline the clinical profiles of available and emerging gout pharmacotherapies including safety, efficacy, mechanisms-of-action, implications, and potential shortfalls of conventional agents.
Assist providers on the guideline-directed and individualized selection, modification, and monitoring of gout therapies.
Counsel patients on non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic approaches to care, emphasizing the importance of adherence to therapies and lifestyle modifications.
1.0 Free CEUs for Pharmacists
Supported by an educational grant from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP.
Prevention of Pressure Ulcers Due to Medical Devices/Implementing And Sustaining Urinary Catheter Securement– Define a pressure ulcer that has developed from a
medical device. List one intervention for preventing pressure ulcers
from respiratory devices, bariatric equipment, and cervical collars. Describe interventions for implementing and sustaining urinary catheter securement as part of a catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTi) and pressure ulcer prevention program.
2.0 Free CEUs for Nursing
Where Are We with Suicide Prevention?
Complete and document a suicide risk assessment for all patients with a mental health disorder.
1.0 Free AMA Pra CAT 1 CME for Physicians
Incision Management: Strategies in the Optimal Application and Management of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT)– Describe principles of NPWT in incision management and the mechanism of action.
Identify patients who are candidates for incision management with NPWT.
Implement evidence based practices in NPWT application and management.
1.0 Free CEUs for Physical Therapists
This course also offers Free CME for Physicians, Nurses, and Pharmacists
Emerging Treatment Options for Familial Hypercholesterolemia– Review the underlying genetic mutations and the role of genetic screening for heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HeFH) and homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH) as it relates to diagnosis and treatment of familial hypercholesterolemia and in response to statins, ezetimibe and proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin 9 (PCSK9) monoclonal antibody treatment.
Discuss the emerging evidence on genetic mutations and their potential therapeutic significance in the development of novel low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) targets.
Identify the relationship of LDL-C reduction and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk reduction including the risk in HeFH and HoFH.
Discuss the clinical presentation and implications of HeFH and the use of optimal LDL-C target goals for these patients based on current consensus recommendations.
1.0 Free CEUs for Nurse Practitioners which includes 0.75 Hours of Pharmacology
This course also offers Free CME for Physicians, PAs, and Nurses
GME Second Annual Mood Disorder Web Modules
Module 1: DSM-5 Changes in Mood Disorders: The Back Story 1.0 Free CEUs
Module 2: Managing Bipolar Depression Spectrum Disorders Over the Long Term 1.0 Free CEUs
Module 3: Perinatal Mood Disorders 0.7 Free CEUs
Module 4: Lessons from STAR-D on the Management of Major Depression 0.7 Free CEUs
Module 5: Treating Mood Disorders: What Does the Future Hold? 0.7 Free CEUs
Module 6: How Do Antidepressants Work? A Clinical Perspective 1.0 Free CEUs
Module 7: Treatment of Resistant Mood Disorders: State of the Art 0.7 Free CEUs
Module 8: Evidence-Based Treatment of Bipolar Mania 0.7 Free CEUs
Module 9: Treating the Obesity Connection in Mood Disorder Patient 0.7 Free CEUs
Module 10: Cognition and Mood Disorders: The Next Frontier 1.0 Free CEUs
Module 11: Personalizing the Treatment of Depression in Clinical Practice: Are We There Yet? 1.0 Free CEUs
9.2 Free CEUs for Nurses (Take one or all 11)
This course also offers Free CME for Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Pharmacists
Supported by independent educational grants from AstraZeneca, Forest, Lundbeck, Sunovion, and Takeda Pharmaceuticals.
Tips for the Differential Diagnosis of Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD)
When examining scores on central auditory processing tests, the examiner looks for patterns across the test battery to make a diagnosis. Often, the pattern is very clear and indicates a specific primary type of central auditory processing disorder (CAPD). But sometimes the pattern isn’t so clear, and we risk over- or underinterpreting the data, leading to misdiagnosis and ineffective intervention. In this course, Jeanane Ferre will discuss case studies to illustrate when data supports a diagnosis of a specific CAPD and when it does not. You’ll walk away with greater confidence in diagnostic decision making.
Use the central auditory processing test battery to rule in or out a specific primary CAPD.
Identify test results suggesting secondary (nonauditory) processing issues.
0.05 Free ASHA CEUs for Speech Therapists
Multimodality Wound Care from Inception to Completion– Recognize the biologic pathology responsible for acute and chronic wounds and implications for treatment selection and response.
Differentiate acute and chronic wounds, and be able to properly describe the wound.
Apply knowledge in scientific updates for therapy options in the treatment of wounds.
Assess differences in wound care products; when, why and what should be used in different clinical situations.
Discuss the pros and cons of treatment protocols for treating wounds.
0.75 Free CEUs for Nurses
This course also offers Free CEUs for Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and PAs
Stroke Prevention in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation– This course addresses the the factors contributing to strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation, how to assess for stroke and bleeding risk, the pharmacology of oral anticoagulants, and individualization of treatment.
Discuss the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and risk factors for stroke in atrial fibrillation as they relate to prevention.
Use validated risk assessment tools to assess and stratify patients with atrial fibrillation for the risk of stroke in order to individualize decisions regarding the appropriateness of stroke prophylaxis.
Describe approved anticoagulants, including their mechanism of action, safety, efficacy, indications, and contraindications.
Use validated tools to assess bleeding risk in patients treated with anticoagulants.
Implement appropriate primary and secondary pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions for stroke prevention tailored to risk stratification and patient characteristics, with knowledge of clinical guidelines, recommendations, and considerations of special populations.
1.25 Free CEUs for Advanced Practice Nurses which includes 1.25 Hours of Pharmacology
This program is funded through an educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim
Sleep Deprivation – List the reasons for neurobehavioral consequences of sleep deprivation
Review the models of sleep and performance.
Describe differences in objective and subjective assessments of fatigue.
Describe acute and chronic sleep restriction and how they interact.
Review the individual differences in the vulnerability to sleep loss.
Review the long-term consequences of sleep deprivation and its relationship to waking activities.
1.5 Free CEUs for Sleep Technologists
This course also offers Free CME for Physicians
This educational initiative has been supported by educational grants from Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Merck Inc., and ResMed Corporation.
Collaborative Approaches to Improving the Quality of Care for Patients with Breast Cancer
Integrate a team-care approach, including health care providers and patients, in the management of invasive breast cancer to improve patient safety, experiences, and outcomes.
Recognize barriers to effective patient-provider communication and care coordination, and employ strategies to enhance shared decision-making.
Incorporate policy-driven national quality measures that may impact the health of populations of patients with breast cancer.
1.0 Free CEUs for Certified Case Managers
This course also offers Free CEUs for Physicians, PAs, and Nurses
Culture Negative Infective Endocarditis– This case study provides information about a patient with culture-negative infective endocarditis. The patient’s medical history, diagnostic procedure findings, and course of treatment are presented. Details about infective endocarditis are discussed including typical symptoms, clinical presentation, complications, and treatment options. The learner will study the pathology through various diagnostic modalities, with emphasis on the echocardiographic features of the disease.
Define infective endocarditis (IE).
Identify the symptoms of IE.
Describe the clinical presentation of IE.
Discuss the complications of IE.
1.0 Free ASRT CEUs for Radiologic Technicians
Year in Review: Advances in the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis– Assess the impact of unmet treatment needs for patients with MS.
Summarize key recent evidence on the efficacy and safety of emerging therapies for relapsing and progressive forms of MS.
Describe the general mechanisms of action for MS therapies that deplete B-cells, sequester T-cells, and promote neuroprotection.
Apply evidence from recent clinical trials to guide effective treatment decisions for patients with MS.
1.5 Free CEUs for Pharmacists
This course also offers Free CME for Physicians, PAs, Nurse Practitioners and Nurses
Improving Medication Safety in the Perioperative Setting– The perioperative (operating room) environment is a high-risk, complex area where medication errors lead to disproportionately more harm than errors elsewhere in the hospital. This on-demand webinar focuses on current issues in perioperative medication safety and ways to prevent harmful adverse drug events. Leading national experts discuss often-unrecognized problems, discuss actual cases where errors have occurred, outline relevant regulatory and/or accreditation requirements, and provide a description of how one organization has successfully implemented risk reduction strategies in the surgical setting.
Describe how medications are ordered, stored, prepared, and utilized in the perioperative setting.
Identify system-based causes of medication errors associated with the use of medications in the perioperative setting.
Describe current regulatory and accreditation requirements related to perioperative medication safety.
Describe practical approaches currently used by hospitals and health systems to improve medication safety.
Prioritize selected strategies to prevent harm and improve medication safety in the surgical setting.
1.5 Free CEUs for Nurses
This course also offers Free CEUs for Pharmacists
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Eagle Pharmaceuticals.