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Current CME/CE Activity

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine: What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know

Faculty: Andrew Kroger, MD, MPH, Medical Officer, CDC/NCIRD

Learning Objectives (Outcomes)

At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe characteristics of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine used to prevent COVID-19 infection.
  2. Describe storage and handling requirements for Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
  3. Describe vaccine preparation procedures for Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
  4. Describe vaccine administration procedures for Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
  5. Locate current immunization resources to increase knowledge of team's role in program implementation for improved team performance.
  6. Implement disease detection and prevention health care services (e.g., smoking cessation, weight reduction, diabetes screening, blood pressure screening, immunization services) to prevent health problems and maintain health.

Expiration Date: 12/28/2022

Credit Hours: 0.5

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine: What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know

Faculty: Andrew Kroger, MD, MPH, Medical Officer, CDC/NCIRD

Learning Objectives (Outcomes)

At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe characteristics of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine used to prevent COVID-19 infection.
  2. Describe storage and handling requirements for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
  3. Describe vaccine preparation procedures for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
  4. Describe vaccine administration procedures for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
  5. Locate current immunization resources to increase knowledge of team's role in program implementation for improved team performance
  6. Implement disease detection and prevention health care services (e.g., smoking cessation, weight reduction, diabetes screening, blood pressure screening, immunization services) to prevent health problems and maintain health.

Expiration Date: 12/16/2022

Credit Hours: 0.5

Increased Cancer Risk to Residents Near Ethylene Oxide Facilities

Faculty: Susan Buchanan, MD, MPH

Learning Objectives (Outcomes)

At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to:

  1. Explain why cancer risk form exposure to ethylene oxide has increased.
  2. Evaluate a patient exposed to ethylene oxide.

Credit Hours: 0.75

Endocrine Disruptors in Consumer Products

Faculty: Timur Durrani, MD, MPH

Learning Objectives (Outcomes)

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Consumer Products: Introduction

  1. Define endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs)
  2. Identify critical periods of life when humans are most vulnerable to EDCs

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Consumer Products: Identification and Health Effects

  1. Identify consumer products that have been found to contain EDCs
  2. Describe the health effects of EDCs commonly found in consumer products

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Consumer Products: Prevention

  1. Recognize prevention strategies to minimize EDC exposure in vulnerable populations
  2. Apply prevention strategies and risk communication to a patient scenario

COVID-19 Vaccine Training: General Overview of Immunization Best Practices for Healthcare Providers

Faculty: Andrew Kroger, MD, MPH, Medical Officer, CDC/NCIRD

Learning Objectives (Outcomes)

At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the Vaccine Safety, Development, and Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) mechanism to provide approval for COVID-19 vaccines.
  2. Describe the general storage and handling requirements for COVID-19 vaccines.
  3. Describe the general vaccine administration procedures for COVID-19 vaccines.
  4. Describe documentation and reporting procedures for adverse events associated with COVID-19 Vaccines.
  5. Locate current immunization resources to increase knowledge of team's role in program implementation for improved team performance.
  6. Implement disease detection and prevention health care services (e.g., smoking cessation, weight reduction, diabetes screening, blood pressure screening, immunization services) to prevent health problems and maintain health.

Expiration Date: 12/15/2022

Credit Hours: 0.25

Vaping: Risk Factors & Health Impacts

Faculty: George Sam Wang, MD, FAAP Associate Professor Of Pediatrics

Learning Objectives (Outcomes)

At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to:

  1. Discuss youth use of e-cigarettes and vaping.
  2. Identify at least two reasons why middle school and high school students use e-cigarettes.
  3. List health impacts associated with vaping.
  4. List two preventive recommendations.
  5. Describe the importance of interprofessional collaboration when working with youth on the topic of e-cigarettes and vaping.

Expiration Date: 12/15/2022

Credit Hours: 1.0

Plasticizers and Reproductive Health

Faculty: Charles McKay, MD, FACMT, FACEP

Learning Objectives (Outcomes)

At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify common sources of plasticizers.
  2. Describe the populations most at risk for exposure to plasticizers.
  3. Identify at least two questions you can ask to assess your patients' risk for exposure to plasticizers.
  4. Select at least two appropriate recommendations for your the at-risk patient.

Expiration Date: 02/03/2022

Credit Hours: 1.0

Pediatric Lead Exposure: Diagnosis, Management and Prevention

Faculty: Ada Otter, DNP, ARNP

Learning Objectives (Outcomes)

At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to:

  1. Explain the importance of pediatric blood lead level surveillance.
  2. Identify potential sources of lead and how to remove them.
  3. Explain how to diagnose, manage and prevent elevated blood lead levels in children.
  4. Explain the unique childhood vulnerabilities to lead exposure.
  5. Describe how to increase the number of children receiving blood lead level screening.
  6. Describe current health issues associated with children living in lead contaminated environments.
  7. Access resources available in addressing pediatric elevated blood lead level diagnosis, management and prevention.

Expiration Date: 08/08/2021

Credit Hours: 0.75

Expected Outcomes

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Expected Outcomes

Upon completion of this activity, the learner will demonstrate knowledge of:
  1. Prevention, detection, and pathophysiology of breast cancers.
  2. Treatment and symptom management associated with breast cancers.
  3. Survivorship and quality of life issues associated with breast cancers.
  4. Emerging practices and trends in breast cancer care

Contact Hours: 17.74

Expected Outcomes

Upon completion of this activity, you will demonstrate the ability to identify a patient at risk of malnutrition by using a validated nutrition screening tool.

Contact Hours: 1.50

Expired CME/CE Activity

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

Expired On: 12/31/2020

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

Expired On: 11/30/2019

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

Expired On: 09/30/2019

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

Expired On: 07/31/2019

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

Expired On: 05/31/2019

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.

Expired On: 05/31/2019

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

Expired On: 04/30/2019

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

Expired On: 04/30/2019

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

Expired On: 04/30/2019

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

Expired On: 03/21/2019

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.

Expired On: 02/27/2019

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