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Prevention of Pediatric Obesity- Discuss the past and current statistics of pediatric overweight and obesity for all age groups in the United States. Define the terms obesity and overweight for the pediatric population. Discuss current recommendations for screening of overweight and obesity in the pediatric population. Identify 5 educational pediatric obesity prevention strategies for implementation into the current (practicing NP) or future (NP student) practice setting. Indicate personal confidence level to prevent pediatric obesity before and after the completion of the program.    1.0 Free Contact Hours 

Contemporary Management of Hypertension: Applying the Latest Evidence- Summarize updates to JNC 8 hypertension treatment guidelines and their relevance to helping patients achieve better blood pressure control. Develop safe and effective tailored therapeutic regimens for hypertension (taking into account patient comorbidities, side effect profiles of agents, and appropriate combinations of agents). Use adherence-promoting strategies to empower patients and caregivers and improve outcomes.  1.0 Free Contact Hours/0.5 Hours of Pharmacology

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33-Year-Old Woman with Recurrent Neurological Events- Recognize early MS symptoms and facilitate accurate diagnosis according to recommended MS diagnostic and imaging criteria. Identify strategies for managing the symptoms and complications of MS in the primary care setting. Assess the risks and benefits of currently available disease modifying therapies in the treatment of patients with MS. Monitor MS patients on disease modifying therapies for effectiveness and safety 2.0 Free Contact Hours which inlcudes 1.0 Hours of Pharmacology (+MD)

Does Adverse Oral Health Lead to Cognitive Impairment and Decline in Older Adults? Describe the current evidence relevant to adverse oral health and cognitive impairment and decline. Appropriately counsel older adults on the potential benefits of good oral hygiene.  1.0 Free Contact Hours which includes 0.5 Hours of Pharmacology  (+MD)

Overcoming Barriers to Successful Pain Management in Older Adults- Incorporate pain scales and other measurement tools to identify the pain generator and assess control of acute and chronic pain in older adults. Summarize the elements of a comprehensive pain treatment plan, integrating psychological, social, and rehabilitation approaches along with medical interventions appropriate to the pain complaint. Outline strategies to decrease the risk of opioid analgesic abuse, including proper opioid dosing, storage, and disposal as well as emerging opioid formulations designed to decrease the risks of diversion and abuse. Review current legal/regulatory requirements designed to ensure safe and responsible prescribing of opioids for pain management.  1.0 Free Contact Hrs/0.5 Hours of Pharmacology  (expires 7/31/14)

New OTC Agents Available:Pharmacology Update- Identify the role of nonprescription medications in self-care treatment. Describe the indication and mechanism of action for new nonpresciption medication. Evaluate nonprescription medications for drug interactions and/or contraindications. Formulate counseling information that should be provided to patients ehn recommending a nonprescription medication. Select an appropriate non prescription medication when provided a patient case, including patient specific factors.  1.15 Free Contact Hrs/1.0 Hours of Pharmacology  Link to Post-test  

NEW!  Hemoglobin Variability: Individualization of Anemia Management for the Patient with End Stage Renal Disease- This program will review the evaluation and management of hemoglobin variability in patients with dialysis-related anemia. Strategies to optimize and individualize anemia therapy for patients on dialysis will be discussed.  1.0 Free Contact Hrs/0.41 Pharamcology 

Pancreatic Enzyme Replacement Therapy: What Nurses Need to Know- Describe indications for pancreatic enzyme therapy. Identify signs and symptoms of pancreatic enzyme insufficiency. Explain nursing considerations for administration of pancreatic enzyme therapy.  1.0 Free Contact Hours/0.5 Hours of Pharmacology   (+RN) (expires 7/31/14)

Key Strategies to Keep Heart Failure Patients Out of the Hospital- Evaluate the risk factors and clinical interventions for heart failure. Identify the importance of early follow-up care by PCPs in keeping heart failure patients from being readmitted. Apply new initiatives that PCPs can participate in to help reduce hospital readmissions and improve patient quality of life.  1.0 Free Contact Hours/0.5 Hours of Pharmacology  (+MD)

Improving Outcomes for an Aging Population: Alzheimer's Treatment in Long Term Care- Discuss assessment tools for the diagnosis of residents with AD in the LTC setting. Analyze clinical guidelines for management of AD in the context of recent clinical trials and utilization of available therapeutic options. Differentiate patients with AD from those with other types of dementia or psychiatric disorders. 1.0 Free Contact Hours  (+MD, RN)

New & Emerging Treatment Options in Type II Diabetes- Describe the mechanism of action and place in therapy of existing and emerging options for the management of type 2 diabetes. Discuss recent changes to national guidelines for the management of type 2 diabetes. Examine pharmacologic strategies in management of patients with type 2 diabetes. Explain current and emerging trends in diabetes care.  1.0 Free Contact Hours which includes 1.0 Free Hours of Pharmacology  (+RN, RPh)

When Should You Make a Referral to a Pain Specialist?- Refer patients to a pain specialist when appropriate. Identify types of persistent and/or chronic pain. Manage patients' potential for misuse of opioids. Suggest non-opioid treatments for the pain patient.  1.0 Free Contact Hours  (+MD, PA)

NEW! Optimizing Outcomes in Elderly Patients with Myelodysplastic Syndromes- Utilize cytogenetic testing on the bone marrow of patients with MDS in order to guide treatment options, determine prognosis, and predict the likelihood of disease evolution. Recognize that age, anemia, and comorbidities are important considerations in treatment planning and prognosis evaluation of patients with MDS. Implement evidence based treatment strategies to extend overall survival, prolong the time to progression to AML and improve quality of life.  1.0 Free Contact Hours which includes 1.0 Hours of Pharmacology   (+MD)

  

Soy and the New Dietary Guidelines-  (The Soy Connection) For the first time in a decade, the new Dietary Guidelines address the role of animal and plant protein in health outcomes. Protein foods from plant sources, including soy, contribute to the advised nutrient dense total dietary pattern that can help maintain calorie balance while meeting many of the other recommendations and nutrient requirements. A general theme that Americans are “overfed and undernourished” prevails throughout the 2010 Dietary Guidelines.  1.0 Free Contact Hours   Link to Post-test

Pharmacology Basics- The participant will be familiar with the role of receptors related to medications. The participant will identify the four components of pharmacokinetics. The participant will be familiar with how medications are classified. The participant will identify some medications from some commonly seen classifications, as well as their actions, uses, adverse reactions and side effects, contraindications, and implications.  4.0 Free Contact Hours which includes 4.0 Free Pharmacology Hours  

Current Concepts in Neonatal Nutrition- Describe optimal infant nutrition, specific dietary needs, and current recommendations for neonates. Have the ability to use human milk and fortify it to meet the needs of premature infants. Integrate new developments in nutrition for the premature neonate into clinical practice.   1.0 Free Contact Hours  (+RD, DTR, RN, MD)  

The Role of Inflammation in Health and Disease- Fatty Acids and Inflammation. Evidence supporting Soy Oil in lowering inflammation and risk of other Chronic Diseases. Health & Nutrition. The Soy Connection Spring 2012 - Vol 20, No 2. 1.0 Free Contact Hours  (+RD)  Link to Post-test

Comparative Effectiveness of Therapies for Reducing the Risk of Primary Breast Cancer: Guidance for Shared Decision Making- Compare the effectiveness of tamoxifen, raloxifene, and tibolone in the general population and specific subpopulations of at-risk women. Evaluate key differences in side effects, harms, persistence, and adherence associated with tamoxifen, raloxifene, and tibolone. Apply the findings in clinical settings to help at-risk women make informed and shared decisions about whether to use risk-reducing medications.  1 .0 Free Contact Hour which includes 0.5 hours of pharmacology  (+MD, PA, RN, RPh, MA, CM, CHES)

Optimizing Treatment for Mild to Moderate Ulcerative Colitis-Assess the available treatment options for patients with mild to moderate ulcerative colitis in light of the risks and benefits associated with their use. Differentiate among the 5-aminosalicylic acid formulations utilized for the first line treatment of mild to moderate ulcerative colitis to promote adherence and optimize clinical and endoscopic remission. Evaluate nonadherence as a major impediment to optimal clinical outcomes in patients with ulcerative colitis and employ approaches to overcome barriers and improve adherence to 5-ASA treatment regimens. Establish strategies to improve communication between patients and healthcare providers concerning their perspectives and perceptions about the symptoms of ulcerative colitis and its management. 1.0 Free Contact Hours which includes 1.0 hours of Pharmacology  (+MD)