Ensuring Transfusion Safety for Multiple Myeloma Patients Receiving Anti-CD38 Monoclonal Antibody Therapy

Monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapy has shown promise for patients with relapsed multiple myeloma (MM), a discovery leading to the FDA’s 2015 approval of two mAbs, elotuzumab (anti-SLAMF7) and daratumumab (anti-CD38), for use in relapsed MM patients. This marks the first approved use of mAbs in MM treatment—and brings new challenges for clinicians who manage patients with MM. It was recently observed that use of anti-CD38 mAb therapy in MM patients yielded false-positives in routine blood...
University of Cincinnati, RedMedEd

Blended Introduction to Adult Echocardiography

Objectives Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Echocardiography examinations. Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images (sonographer) and recognize potential imaging errors (Physician). Demonstrate routine scan protocols to evaluate an adult patient using 2D/M-Mode/Color Flow & Doppler echocardiographic techniques and demonstrate appropriate measurements. Identify normal/abnormal characteristics of ...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Blended Introduction to OB/GYN Ultrasound

Objectives Increase the participants’ knowledge to better perform gynecology and obstetrical ultrasound examinations. Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images Demonstrate routine scan protocols for performing transabdominal & endovaginal GYN scanning, and 1st trimester obstetric applications. Identify normal fetal anatomy and perform biophysical profile. Increase confidence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques, and interpretati...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Introduction to Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Imaging

Objectives Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret upper and lower Peripheral Vascular ultrasound examinations. Apply knowledge of the anatomy/physiology of the upper and lower extremity venous and arterial systems into the venous and arterial duplex and physiologic testing examinations. Cite Doppler/color physics and be able to (sonographers) apply these principles to optimize system controls or (physicians) utilize this information for recognizing technic...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Advanced Emergency Medicine & Critical Care Ultrasound

Objectives Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Emergency and Critical Care ultrasound examinations. Identify Sonographic Characteristics Associated With Abdominal Sepsis Involving The Hepatobiliary, Renal, And GI Systems. Outline indications and applications of color Doppler in the emergency and critical care setting. Perform ultrasound evaluation of the lung, ocular, soft-tissue, musculoskeletal, and bony cortices in the emergency department. (Optiona...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Introduction to Critical Care Ultrasound

Objectives Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Critical Care ultrasound examinations. State the basic fundamentals of ultrasound physics and demonstrate appropriate optimization for system controls. Perform ultrasound evaluation of the trauma patient (E-FAST exam). Demonstrate image orientation, transducer placement, and scan protocols for performing ultrasound evaluation of pneumothorax. Demonstrate scan protocols for focused evaluation of the abdome...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Blended Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access

Objectives Demonstrate the participant’s knowledge to better perform ultrasound-guided vascular access procedures. Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images. Differentiate venous vs. arterial anatomy by ultrasound. Demonstrate the use of ultrasound guidance for Central Line & Peripheral Line vascular access. Demonstrate competence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques, and interpretation criteria to improve diagnostic/treatment a...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access

Objectives Demonstrate the participant’s knowledge to better perform ultrasound-guided vascular access procedures. Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images. List the advantages and disadvantages of the “In-Plane” and “Out-of-Plane” and the “Direct” vs. “Indirect” ultrasound-guided vascular access techniques. Differentiate venous vs. arterial anatomy by ultrasound. Identify ultrasound imaging characteristics of vessel...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Introduction to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Objectives Increase the participant's knowledge to better perform and/or interpret MSK ultrasound examinations. List the indications, benefits, and limitations of MSK ultrasound for sports medicine injuries, physical medicine & rehabilitation, and rheumatology applications. Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images. Demonstrate scanning protocols for performing shoulder, elbow, wrist/hand, knee, ankle/foot, & hip ultrasound examinations...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Blended Introduction to Adult Echocardiography

Objectives Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Echocardiography examinations. Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images (sonographer) and recognize potential imaging errors (Physician). Demonstrate routine scan protocols to evaluate an adult patient using 2D/M-Mode/Color Flow & Doppler echocardiographic techniques and demonstrate appropriate measurements. Identify normal/abnormal characteristics of ...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Blended Introduction to OB/GYN Ultrasound

Objectives Increase the participants’ knowledge to better perform gynecology and obstetrical ultrasound examinations. Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images Demonstrate routine scan protocols for performing transabdominal & endovaginal GYN scanning, and 1st trimester obstetric applications. Identify normal fetal anatomy and perform biophysical profile. Increase confidence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques, and interpretati...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Recognizing the Significance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Resistance: Where Do We Stand Today?

This program builds awareness of the prevalence of antimicrobial-resistant and MDR P. aeruginosa in US hospitals and the challenges associated with this pathogen. Interprofessional expert faculty Keith S. Kaye, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, and Keith A. Rodvold, PharmD, Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago provide the most up-to-date information. The activity is divided into 4 modules:  Epidemiology and Burd...
This activity is jointly provided by Center for Independent Healthcare Education and Vemco MedEd and in collaboration with the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases.

Creating a Just and Accountable Culture in Health Care

This course will describe the necessary components of a just and accountable culture and the distinction between human error, at risk behavior, and reckless behavior. Participants will learn the importance of aligning the goals of a just culture with organizational codes of conduct, provider based peer review systems, and human resource policies and practices. We will also discuss the importance of evaluating current policies and procedures to determine if they reflect what the current pra...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

What is Sepsis?

There are currently multiple definitions of sepsis in use, and each continues to drive certain aspects of research, quality, and improvement. This course covers the evolving definitions of sepsis, and the controversies therein, to aid providers in understanding the diagnosis, coding, and regulatory aspects of sepsis. At the conclusion of the activity, attendees will be able to: Define the symptoms of sepsis. Discover the evolution from Sepsis 1 through the release of Sepsis 3. Describe ...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

Quality Measures Deliver Quality Care

Discover Duke University’s quality initiatives. Duke’s priorities began by incorporating the STEEEP criteria, Baldridge initiatives all while maintaining Duke University Values. Duke’s vision included quality/safety, patient experience, work culture and their financial position for growth. Transforming their patient-centered facilities with a strong teamwork structure, complex care plans and coordination of care and intensive case review process lead to their success in reducing admissio...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

DSM-5 and ICD-10: Uses, Challenges, and Documentation

Explore DSM-5 Coding issues, uses and misuses in the world of ICD-10. Dr. Peck will define the clinical dilemmas in the use of DSM-5 or ICD-10 and the important changes Psychologists need to know in certain clinical diagnoses. Examine clinical documentation improvement efforts in transitioning to ICD-10. MHMD Memorial Hermann’s journey to improve documentation and coding. At the conclusion of the activity, attendees will be able to: Explain the correlation of DSM-5 and ICD coding as...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

Baldrige Criteria and Sustained Organizational Transformation

Implement world class results with the Baldridge framework overview, transformational change and recognize why the Baldridge criteria is preferred. Dr. Hertz will present a structured approach to performance improvement, common language for facilitating communication and share best practices including a framework for a systems view of performance management. Create outstanding customer experiences by building and integrating business culture, systems and technologies. Dr. Timmerman will di...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

The ACO Journey, Legal Environment, & Peer Review Risks

The formation of the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) fosters the concepts of providing quality, safe, financially secure care; as such fulfilling the ethical responsibility the AMA requires for practitioners. Discuss the MSSP proposed rule on assignments, data sharing, financial benchmarks for ACO’s. Reduce your risks during an ACO Peer Review by preparing an internal audit. Improve your performance by following the dimensions of quality, accountable care goals and the four domains of...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

Leveraging Physician Engagement

Discover what motivates physicians and health care professionals to work together to create an improved patient experience. Physician engagement seeks to reduce suffering for patients and improve upon safety and quality measures. This session discusses the importance of culture and communication in driving physician engagement, and how to measure success. Now is the time to gain an in-depth understanding of what is required to be a successful practitioner under the ACA. Protect your pr...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

The Expanding Role of the Physician Advisor and Utilization Management

As the landscape and focus on health care changes, key players will emerge as important factors in securing safer, more effective practices in the realm of quality and patient safety. In support of our alliance with the American College of Physician Advisors and in conjunction with the Physician Advisor sub-specialty of the HCQM Certification, this activity explores the importance and roles of the Physician Advisor in our remodeled culture. Now is the time to gain an in-depth understanding...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

Evolving Practices in Patient Health & Safety

Learn about two initiatives that seek to improve patient health and safety by targeting practitioners. Huddle for Care is an online environment that brings health care professionals together to collaborate on transitional care. Psychological assessment is then discussed as it pertains to predicting outcomes and how this can contribute to safety for both the practitioners and the patients. Now is the time to gain an in-depth understanding of what is required to be a successful practitioner ...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

“In the Crosshairs”: US Healthcare in the Era of ACA

Health care today expands beyond treating the patient. Practitioners, health plans, patients, and administrators are all seeking ways to measure care, find the value, and improve upon outcomes. This activity features dynamic content from the leaders of this transformative era, giving you the information you need to provide the best care possible to our population. Now is the time to gain an in-depth understanding of what is required to be a successful practitioner under the ACA. Protect yo...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

ICD-10 & Accountable Care- Financial and Legal Implications

Address the new financial and legal implications introduced by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and ICD-10. Expand your understanding of the legal responsibilities faced by ACOs working with CMS data, discover tools for ACO success, evaluate the financial implications of the ACA, review ICD-10, and recognize the importance of documentation Now is the time to gain an in-depth understanding of what is required to be a successful practitioner under the ACA. Protect your practice and improve the ...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

Clinical Research II: Implementing Protocols and Procedures

These two courses consist of ten sessions. Experts in the field will guide you to a better understanding of regulatory requirements, ethical issues, Good Clinical Practices, and the many complex responsibilities of these challenging and rewarding positions. These courses are meant as an introduction to provide you with a thorough understanding of the basics. Through actual practice and involvement, you will gain greater knowledge and ability. The research process itself will be dissected,...
Boston College

Project Management in Clinical Research

It has become increasingly more important to use solid project management principles throughout the clinical research process. This course will benefit professionals interested in pursuing a clinical research career by providing a clear understanding of project management principles and processes. Learn industry trends and best practices through real-world examples involving team projects and case studies presented by experts in the industry. Through discussion, presentation, and interaction...
Boston College

Update in Pediatric Health

Join the NCLEX Review course for the one-day pediatric content review. Class is didactic with question-and-answer format, and reviews content designated as core competencies in Pediatrics.
Boston College

Update in Maternal Health

Join the NCLEX Review course for the one-day maternity content review. Class is didactic with question-and-answer format and reviews content designated as core competencies in Maternity.
Boston College

Adult Health: Medical Surgical Review

Join the NCLEX Review course for the two day adult health content review. Class is didactic with a question-and-answer format, and reviews content designated as core competencies in Adult Health. Part of the NCLEX review course.
Boston College

Biomarkers 1 - An Introduction (CE)

This module is a brief introduction to Cardiac Biomarkers. Objectives. At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to: List 5 of the risk factors for cardiac disease. Sketch an inflamed artery. Briefly describe the theory of plaque formation. List 4 intervention actions with which the laboratory can assist. You are currently enrolled in this course. In order to recieve your certificate for this course, you need to take the course evaluation. Upon completion of t...
CACMLE

Biomarkers 4 - Lipids, Homocysteine, & Fibrinogen and Coronary Heart Disease (CE)

This module focuses on lipids, homocysteine, and fibrinogen; and how they relate to coronary heart disease. Objectives. At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to: Discuss the total cholesterol, HDL and LDL and the role they play in Coronary Heart Disease (CHD). Describe the risk factors associated with CHD (not just the lab values). Show how several of the types lipids are useful in monitoring a CHD patient, not just cholesterol. Explain how Fibrinogen plays ...
CACMLE

Biomarkers 5 - High-Sensitive C-Reactive Protein (hs-CRP) and Coronary Disease (CE)

This module focuses on high-sensitive c-reactive protein and how it relates to coronary disease. Objectives. At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to: Discuss why high sensitive CRP (hs-CRP) is a good risk marker for coronary artery disease (CAD). Explain why it is necessary to have a hs-CRP test, rather than the 'usual' CRP test. List/Name 3 other cardiac risk markers (markers that appear before an MI). You are currently enrolled in this course. In order t...
CACMLE

Biomarkers 6 - The Natriuretic Peptides - Their Role in the Evaluation of the Patient with Shortness of Breath (CE)

This module focuses on the natriuretic peptides, which includes the B-type Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) and the N-terminal-pro-BNP (NT-pro-BNP), and how they relate to the patient complaining of shortness of breath. Objectives. At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to answer the following questions: What are "BNP" and NT-pro-BNP? What affects their levels? What is the 'cut-off'? How does renal function affect the results of these assays? When should this test ...
CACMLE

Biomarkers 2 - Biomarkers in Detecting Cardiac Cell Damage (CE)

This module focuses on the biomarkers that help to detect cardiac cell damage. Objectives. At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to: Sketch the curve of the rise and fall of the cardiac markers discussed. Give three advantages of cTn (Cardiac Troponin) over the other markers discussed. Briefly discuss the applications of cTn – you should include three. You are currently enrolled in this course. You have taken the post test already and passed.
CACMLE

Biomarkers 3 - Diabetes and the Laboratory - Biomarkers That Diagnose and Monitor Diabetes (CE)

This module focuses on the biomarkers that help to diagnose and monitor diabetes. Objectives. At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to: Discuss the role of insulin and glucagon in maintaining “normal” blood sugar levels. List and describe the reasons for measuring the following: Fasting blood sugar (FBS) Hgb A1c Continuous monitor blood sugar Glucose excursions (fluctuations) Glycated albumin and fructose amine Define the value of tight glucose contr...
CACMLE

Biomarkers 7 - Biomarkers for Kidney Disease and Cardiac Disease (Cystatin-C - A Replacement for the Cr-eGFR) (CE)

Program Summary: This module focuses on cystatin-C as a biomarker for kidney and cardiac disease Measuring the amount of cystatin-C in the blood has shown to be a more precise test of kidney and cardiac function than using the complicated creatinine-estimated glomerular filtration rate (Cr-eGFR) formula. Objectives. At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to. Compare and contrast Creatinine and Cystatin-C as measures of estimated glomerular filtration. Sketch t...
CACMLE

Principles and Clinical Applications of Flow Cytometry, 4th Edition (CE)

This course includes two major parts. The first part concerns technical principles, including the structure and mechanism of instrumentation and quality control. The second part discusses clinical applications of flow cytometry, including immunophenotyping of hematologic neoplasms, lymphocyte subset analysis for immunodeficiency states, DNA analysis for hematologic neoplasms and solid tumors, and reticulocyte counting. After completing the course, participants should be able to understand how ...
CACMLE

Detecting Metallo-Beta-Lactamases and Colistin Resistance in Gram-Negative Bacilli (CE)

In a structured, yet self-­paced format, the goal of this course is to provide a review of metallo-­beta-­lactamase and colistin resistance mechanisms, and the phenotypic methods used to identify these mechanisms in the Gram Negative bacilli. This course was adapted from a teleconference given by the author for the CACMLE 2011 Grand Rounds in Clinical Laboratory Microbiology and Infectious Disease Series. At the conclusion of this course participants will be able to: Recognize pitfall...
CACMLE

Verification and Validation Testing of FDA-Approved Assays/Instruments in Clinical Microbiology (CE)

In this course we will discuss appropriate procedures for the verification and validation of FDA-­approved (-­cleared) laboratory assays to include diagnostic tests, microbial identification /susceptibility tests, and blood culture instrumentation. The most important attributes of a laboratory test are its ability to produce accurate, precise and reproducible results with a rapid turn-­ around-­time. Thus, laboratories are required to establish the performance characteristics of new assays...
CACMLE

Pitfalls and Solutions in Fungal Identification (CE)

This study was adapted from a presentation given by the author for the CACMLE 2015 Grand Rounds in Clinical Laboratory Microbiology and Infectious Disease Series. The audio component was modified from this presentation and divided into frame specific narrations. At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant will be able to: List possible misidentifications that may occur in fungal identification. Identify methods to avoid such misidentifications. Define the appropriate level ...
CACMLE

MADLI-TOF MS in the Clinical Microbiology Lab (CE)

Cost justification to implementation to improved patient care. Learning Objectives: Describe the cost justification of MALDI-TOF MS Define the process of validation of MALDI-TOF MS for organism identification Analyze work-flow and the impact MALDI-TOF MS has on testing turn-around time.
CACMLE

Components of the Phlebotomy Procedure (CE)

The quality of clinical laboratory results depends directly on the blood specimen collected and received for analysis. This self-study course is designed for all professionals responsible for the preanalytical phase of a blood specimen. This professional may have a variety of titles (e.g., patient care technician, medical assistant, nurse, laboratory assistant, laboratory tech or medical technologist) depending on the place of employment. For the purposes of this self-study course, this indivi...
CACMLE

Advanced Topics in Quality Phlebotomy (CE)

The quality of clinical laboratory results depends directly on the blood specimen collected and received for analysis. This self-study course is designed for all professionals responsible for the preanalytical phase of a blood specimen. This professional may have a variety of titles (e.g., patient care technician, medical assistant, nurse, laboratory assistant, laboratory tech or medical technologist) depending on the place of employment. For the purposes of this self-study course, this indivi...
CACMLE

Clinical Research and Compliance - Introduction

Program Summary: This course offers an introduction to wound care research and overview of the principles of conducting and participating in research based activities. Lectures will provide basic training in Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and research methods, basic statistics, trial design, guidelines and compliance for conducting research in chronic wounds. The research related opportunities as well as the challenges in wound healing trials will be presented by experts with extensive experie...
WebCME

Clinical Research and Compliance - Good Clinical Practices

This course offers an introduction to wound care research and overview of the principles of conducting and participating in research based activities. Lectures will provide basic training in Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and research methods, basic statistics, trial design, guidelines and compliance for conducting research in chronic wounds. The research related opportunities as well as the challenges in wound healing trials will be presented by experts with extensive experience in the field. ...
WebCME

Clinical Research and Compliance - The Role of the Team

This course offers an introduction to wound care research and overview of the principles of conducting and participating in research based activities. Lectures will provide basic training in Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and research methods, basic statistics, trial design, guidelines and compliance for conducting research in chronic wounds. The research related opportunities as well as the challenges in wound healing trials will be presented by experts with extensive experience in the field. ...
WebCME

Clinical Research and Compliance - Basic Statistics for Clinical Research

This course offers an introduction to wound care research and overview of the principles of conducting and participating in research based activities. Lectures will provide basic training in Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and research methods, basic statistics, trial design, guidelines and compliance for conducting research in chronic wounds. The research related opportunities as well as the challenges in wound healing trials will be presented by experts with extensive experience in the field. ...
WebCME

Clinical Research and Compliance - Debridement

This course offers an introduction to wound care research and overview of the principles of conducting and participating in research based activities. Lectures will provide basic training in Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and research methods, basic statistics, trial design, guidelines and compliance for conducting research in chronic wounds. The research related opportunities as well as the challenges in wound healing trials will be presented by experts with extensive experience in the field. ...
WebCME

Clinical Research and Compliance - Arterial Assessment Clinical Trials

Program Summary: This course offers an introduction to wound care research and overview of the principles of conducting and participating in research based activities. Lectures will provide basic training in Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and research methods, basic statistics, trial design, guidelines and compliance for conducting research in chronic wounds. The research related opportunities as well as the challenges in wound healing trials will be presented by experts with extensive experie...
WebCME

Clinical Research and Compliance - Compression

Program Summary: This course offers an introduction to wound care research and overview of the principles of conducting and participating in research based activities. Lectures will provide basic training in Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and research methods, basic statistics, trial design, guidelines and compliance for conducting research in chronic wounds. The research related opportunities as well as the challenges in wound healing trials will be presented by experts with extensive experie...
WebCME

Clinical Research and Compliance - Manual Digital Photographic Planimetry

This course offers an introduction to wound care research and overview of the principles of conducting and participating in research based activities. Lectures will provide basic training in Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and research methods, basic statistics, trial design, guidelines and compliance for conducting research in chronic wounds. The research related opportunities as well as the challenges in wound healing trials will be presented by experts with extensive experience in the field. ...
WebCME

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