Tackling HCP education and practice gaps through live and enduring CME

Current CME/CE Activity

Faculty: Veronica J. Brady, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, BC-ADM, CDE

Learning Objectives (Outcomes)

Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to:
  1. Recognize the diabetes epidemic (worldwide and in US)
  2. State two ways to diagnosis/ screen for diabetes
  3. Verbalize two point of care tests (POCT) that can be done using the Afinion Analyzer
  4. Recognize the benefits of POCT

Expiration Date: 11/30/2019

Credit Hours: 1.0

Faculty: Dennis J. Ernst MT (ASCP), NCPT (NCCT)

Learning Objectives (Outcomes)

Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to:
  1. Explain the necessity of blood cultures for diagnosing blood stream infections, including sepsis
  2. Identify the common sources and the impact of blood culture contamination
  3. Outline best practices to dramatically reduce blood culture contamination
  4. Examine management strategies for sustained success

Expiration Date: 09/30/2019

Credit Hours: 1.0

Faculty: Michelle J. Alfa, Ph.D., FCCM

Learning Objectives (Outcomes)

Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to:
  1. List three key issues that contribute to infection transmission by bronchoscopes
  2. Describe how wet storage can lead to biofilm formation in endoscope channels
  3. Discuss the importance of endoscope cleaning in assuring efficacy of disinfectants and sterilants
  4. Outline data collection relevant to auditing compliance with bronchoscope reprocessing

Expiration Date: 08/31/2019

Credit Hours: 1.0

Faculty: Lawrence F. Muscarella, Ph.D.

Learning Objectives (Outcomes)

Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss recent outbreaks linked to contaminated bronchoscopes
  2. Identify risk factors for infection during bronchoscopy
  3. Discuss trends in infection prevention during bronchoscopy
  4. Describe recommendations to prevent bronchoscope-related infections

Expiration Date: 07/31/2019

Credit Hours: 1.0

Faculty: John Marshall, MD and Cathy Eng, MD

Learning Objectives (Outcomes)

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  1. List NCCN treatment guidelines for first, second and third line therapies for mCRC patients.
  2. Describe the risks associated with an ageist approach to care of geriatric patients with mCRC and how to avoid this approach.
  3. Explain how RAS, BRAF and MSI testing plays a part in developing the most appropriate treatment plans.
  4. Discuss primary and acquired treatment resistance and current evidence based treatment options for resistant mCRC.
  5. Outline strategies to improve communication and education for patients with mCRC.
  6. Identify jargon which may be confusing to patients and the importance of clear communication with patients about their treatment goals and prognosis.

Release Date: 05/31/2018

Expiration Date: 05/31/2019

CME: 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

CNE: 1.3 Contact hour

CPE: 1.5 Contact hour

Faculty: Brent H. Bernstein, DPM, FACFAS

Learning Objectives (Outcomes)

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  1. Describe the etiology of venous leg ulcers and standard treatment
  2. Describe NPWT in the treatment of venous leg ulcers
  3. Identify the differentiation between traditional NPWT and mechanical dNPWT
  4. Describe mechanical dNPWT in the treatment of venous leg ulcers
  5. Discuss venous leg ulcer case studies

Expiration Date: 05/31/2019

Credit Hours: 1.0

Faculty: Dot Weir, RN, CWON, CWS

Learning Objectives (Outcomes)

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  1. Describe the difference between acute and chronic wounds
  2. Discuss the importance of appropriate wound bed prep
  3. Establish appropriate healing and treatment goals for chronic wounds across the wound care continuum
  4. Describe the science supporting traditional NPWT in the treatment of chronic wounds
  5. Differentiate traditional NPWT from mechanical dNPWT and the impact that they both have in the treatment of chronic wounds

Expiration Date: 04/30/2019

Credit Hours: 1.0

Faculty: Laurence A. Levine, MD

Learning Objectives (Outcomes)

Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  1. Define erectile dysfunction (ED)
  2. Identify factors that contribute to ED in men with diabetes mellitus
  3. Describe the ED, diabetes and CVD connection
  4. Describe physical examination and laboratory testing for ED
  5. Identify ED treatment options and ways to open the ED discussion

Expiration Date: 04/30/2019

Credit Hours: 1.0

Faculty: Christopher L. Barrett, DPM, CWS, FAPWCA

Learning Objectives (Outcomes)

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  1. Describe use of mechanical disposable NPWT in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers
  2. Identify diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) and the importance of early intervention
  3. List differentiations between traditional NPWT and mechanical dNPWT

Expiration Date: 04/30/2019

Credit Hours: 1.0

Faculty: Renee Korczak PhD, RDN, LD

Learning Objectives (Outcomes)

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
  1. Understand the key roles of protein in our diet
  2. Describe food sources of protein (animal vs. plant)
  3. Understand how to calculate protein requirements for older adults who are healthy and not healthy
  4. Identify disease and age-related changes in various patient types and how this affects protein needs
  5. Identify meal planning tips and resources to help achieve adequate protein intake
  6. Discuss the collaborative role of allied healthcare professionals to help patients achieve optimal protein intakes to improve health outcomes

Expiration Date: 03/21/2019

Credit Hours: 1.0

Faculty: Joseph Feuerstein, MD and Laurie Powers Yopp, RN

Learning Objectives (Outcomes)

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  1. Describe real-world ways to reduce time spent on prior authorizations
  2. Explain how to establish a protocol to consistently document data required for prior authorizations and communicate it more effectively to payers.
  3. List pros and cons of different ways practices can complete PAs including NCPDP ePA transactions, payer portals and secure emails.
  4. List tools and resources that can improve provider/payer relationships and simplify the prior authorization and appeals process for GI practices.
  5. Identify situations where a biologic drug should be considered early and discuss supporting evidence for appeals letters.

Release Date: 02/27/2018

Expiration Date: 02/27/2019

CME: 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

CNE: 1.0 Contact hour

Expired CME/CE Activity

Faculty: Eric V. Ernest, M.D., EMT-P, FACEP, FAEMS

Learning Objectives (Outcomes)

Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the physiology of CPR
  2. Understand the importance of the chest wall recoil phase of CPR
  3. Understand the relationship between intrathoracic pressure and blood flow
  4. Understand how IPR Therapy improves blood flow
  5. Understand how the ITD works to provide IPR Therapy during cardiac arrest

Expired On: 01/01/2019

Faculty: Elizabeth Craig, MSN, CRNP, FACHE

Learning Objectives (Outcomes)

Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to:
  1. Describe causes and impacts of failure to recognize clinical deterioration.
  2. Explain organizational and government awareness of the insufficient patient monitoring problem.
  3. Explain the correlation between time to intervention and avoidable morbidity.
  4. Compare oxygenation and ventilation monitoring versus cardiac telemetry alone.
  5. List outcomes from continuous patient monitoring studies.

Expired On: 04/30/2017

Faculty: William Banner Jr, MD, PhD & Susan Smith, MSN/ED, RN

Learning Objectives (Outcomes)

Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to:
  1. Name characteristics of Pit vipers and the pathophysiology of Crotalid venoms
  2. Describe clinical presentations of crotaline envenomation and identify appropriate patients for antivenom therapy
  3. Explain guidelines for snakebite envenomation treatment including antivenom preparation, administration, initial dosing and maintenance dosing
  4. List appropriate maintenance care and monitoring strategies including how to handle swelling measurements and hypersensitivity reactions
  5. Describe appropriate follow-up and at-home care including patient education.

Expired On: 08/31/2016

Faculty: Wendy H. Vogel, MSN, FNP, AOCNP

Learning Objectives (Outcomes)

Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to:
  1. Describe Methotrexate treatments and its association with renal dysfunction
  2. Identify patients with or at risk for toxic plasma methotrexate
  3. Define and explain appropriate strategies for preventing and managing toxic plasma methotrexate
  4. Name the indications and usage recommendations for glucarpidase
  5. List possible drug interactions and side effects with glucarpidase

Expired On: 05/31/2016

Faculty: Barbara Furry, RN-BC, MS, CCRN, FAHA

Learning Objectives (Outcomes)

Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to:
  1. Explain how to diagnose digoxin toxicity in children and adults.
  2. Explain the prevalence of digoxin toxicity.
  3. Describe proper treatment of digoxin toxicity.
  4. Define the effectiveness, benefits, side effects and dosage for digoxin toxicity medications and therapeutic treatments.
  5. Identify digoxin toxicity risk factors.
  6. Recognize clinical presentations and symptoms including chronic toxicity in patients with electrolyte disturbances.

Expired On: 01/31/2016