The Life Spectrum of Asthma: Online

The incidence and prevalence of asthma has increased considerably in recent years. Asthma is not a single disease, and its expression, remission, progression, and severity can vary based on age and gender. Therefore, it is crucial for allergist/immunologists, as specialists in the diagnosis and management of asthma, to understand how to select the most appropriate patients for the use of immune response modifiers and how to assess and manage the risk-benefit ratio of treatment. The Life Spectr...
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Which Comes First: Overeating or Obesity?

Which Comes First: Overeating or Obesity? is a 1-hour audio continuing education (CE) course that explains an alternative treatment for obesity. Conventional treatment for obesity, founded on the First Law of Thermodynamics, assumes that all calories are alike, and that to lose weight one must simply "eat less and move more." However, this prescription rarely succeeds over the long term. According to an alternative approach, the metabolic state of the fat cells play a key role in determining b...
Professional Development Resources

New and Emerging Injectable Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes for the Internal Medicine Physician: Experts Address Common Questions

Abstract Exogenous insulin has been in constant evolution since its development in the 1920s. New basal insulin agents have been developed to reduce some of the limitations of existing agents, such as hypoglycemia (particularly nocturnal hypoglycemia), and to provide once-daily dosing. More concentrated formulations of existing insulins have also been produced for patients who are very insulin resistant and require high doses/high volumes of insulin. Additionally, a new premixed insulin with ...
E&S MedEd Group, Inc.

Why Diets Fail: The Myth of Willpower

Why Diets Fail: The Myth of Willpower is a 1-hour audio continuing education (CE) course that explains why diets fail and provides strategies for what does work. Clinicians continue to recommend diets to their patients, even though diets don’t lead to long-term weight loss. In this course, Dr. Mann will describe the evidence on why diets don’t work in the long term, give the biological reasons why diets fail, explain why willpower is not the problem, and then give strategies for healthy ea...
Professional Development Resources

Clinical Issues in Type 2 Diabetes: Consensus and Controversies Around Intensifying Noninsulin Therapy

Educational Objectives After completing this activity, the participant will be better able to: 1. Identify patient-specific treatment goals in T2DM that reflect disease severity, comorbidities, therapeutic risks, and psychosocial status 2. Discuss the profiles, evidence for clinical benefits, and associated warnings for noninsulin antihyperglycemic medications 3. Intensify multidrug noninsulin regimens for various patient types to optimize glycemic control and improve other clinica...
Integritas Communications

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence-Based Screening and Assessment

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence-Based Screening and Assessment is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that summaries proven approaches to screening, assessing and diagnosing ASD in children and young adults. Epidemiological studies indicate a progressively rising prevalence trend in the number of individuals identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) over the past decade. Yet, compared with general population estimates, children and youth with mild to moderate symptoms ...
Professional Development Resources

NASH: Evaluating Emerging Diagnostic and Treatment Strategies

Did you know that NASH is now the #1 indication for liver transplantation in patients age less than 50? To learn more view this webcast in which experts discuss approaches for identifying and managing patients with NASH, including: • Pathophysiology and pathogenesis • Use of noninvasive imaging • Emerging and investigational therapies • Strategies for improving patient care
Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Clinical Care Options, LLC

Intensive Review of Endocrinology and Metabolism: Cleveland Clinic Board Review

Topics covered in Intensive Review of Endocrinology and Metabolism include: Adrenal Dysfunction, Menopause, Thyroid Nodules and Cancer, Male Hypogonadism and Infertility, Endocrine Surgery, Obesity, Diabetes Therapeutics: From New Insulins to Incretins, Female Hypogonadism, Pituitary Disorders, Metabolic Bone Disease and many more. Studying Intensive Review of Endocrinology and Metabolism will help you to: Prepare for the ABIM endocrinology board exams Identify and effectively manage endoc...
CMEInfo

Nutritional Needs of Preterm Infants: Feeding Choices and Dietary Transitions

Preterm infants are at risk for poor growth and neurodevelopment. Optimal nutrition is vital to contributing to catch-up growth, however, many low birth weight babies are discharged from the hospital with suboptimal feeding regimens or clinicians and parents are unaware of how to optimize nutrition for preterm infants. This activity will explore formula and breastmilk choices for preterm infants and contrast them with practices for standard term infants. Additionally, special cases will be hig...
ACHL

Best Practices for Type 2 Diabetes Management

Overview Vivian A. Fonseca, MD, FRCP, discusses best practices for the management of type 2 diabetes based on the latest guidelines and emerging treatment approaches. Target Audience This continuing medical education activity should be of substantial interest to endocrinologists, endocrine fellows, and healthcare professionals who treat patients with diabetes Goal The goal of this activity is to update physicians on the latest guidelines for the management of type 2 diabetes, improve ...
Jointly provided by Endocrine Society and Clinical Care Options, LLC.

The Value of Customer Service and Patient Engagement

Maximize patient experiences while maintaining quality & safety. Mr. Deao will demonstrate evidenced-based practices while preserving your commitment to improving your patient’s experience. Discover the Vision for Patient Alignment and the necessary polices to support reimbursement and technology. Ms. Hall will uncover strategies implementing patient relationships between systems and applications to track their health care needs. At the conclusion of the activity, attendees will be ab...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

Behavioral Strategies for Weight Loss

Behavioral Strategies for Weight Loss is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE) course that exposes the many thought errors that confound the problem of weight loss and demonstrates how when we use behavioral strategies – known as commitment devices - we change the game of weight loss. While obesity is arguable the largest health problem our nation faces today, it is not a problem that is exclusive to those who suffer weight gain. For therapists and counselors who work with those who w...
Professional Development Resources

Tahiti & The Society Islands on Paul Gauguin; Treatment Considerations on Isolated Communities

Paul Gauguin Cruises offers small luxury cruises to the idyllic destinations in Tahiti, French Polynesia, and the South Pacific. Designed specifically to sail French Polynesia’s lagoons, PG Tahiti 2016the renowned m/s Paul Gauguin is the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury ship in the South Pacific. No other luxury vessel in history has offered this level of single-destination focus and expertise on a year-round basis for such an extended period of time. Paul Gauguin Cruis...
Professional Education Society

India's Golden Triangle & The Sacred Ganges

Exotic India in five-star luxury onshore and onboard Explore one of the world’s oldest civilizations on an epic journey that begins in luxurious Oberoi Hotels & Resorts in New Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur followed by a Ganges River cruise to discover another world off the beaten path. CRUISE/TOUR PACKAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Travel: 5 Nights of royal treatment in the opulent five-star Oberoi Hotels & Resorts including daily breakfast and all service charges, taxes and porterage. 7-Night Ganges River ...
Professional Education Society

Western Europe Cruise on Crystal Symphony; Exploring the European Healthcare Model

Western Europe…a destination for lifelong learners, history buffs, architecture fans, art lovers, cultural enthusiasts, connoisseurs of food and wine, and six-star service at sea! Explore vineyards and chateaux with three days in Bordeaux, and marvel at both the art and architecture of Bilbao’s iconic Guggenheim Museum Honfleur: Journey to the infamous D-Day Beaches in Normandy, the American Cemetery, and Pointe du Hoc. Bordeaux: Visit world-famous cellars and vineyards, such as Medoc, t...
Professional Education Society

Wonders of Japan on L'Austral; Hot Topics in Healthcare & Medicine

Experience scenic, compelling Japan, visiting unique ports and rarely seen wilderness areas in luxury on board exclusively chartered L’Austral. The award-winning Abercrombie & Kent continues to lead the luxury travel industry with an approach that combines singular service with insider- access opportunties unlike any you have experienced before. With expertise in not only luxury but culture, wildlife and history as well, Abercrombie & Kent reveals your destination with an authenticity beyo...
Professional Education Society

Dysphagia: The Team Approach to Best Practice

Dysphagia: The Team Approach to Best Practice is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course that focuses on the interdisciplinary team approach to identifying, treating and managing dysphagia. Dysphagia is a wide spread problem in the elderly, with many going untreated. Older adults are at an increased risk due to having many factors that lead to swallowing difficulties. Some of these are a diagnosis of stroke, dementia, pneumonia and Parkinson’s disease. Many have generalized weakn...
Professional Development Resources

India's Golden Triangle & The Sacred Ganges Medical/Dental Health and Well-Being Updates

Medical/Dental Health and Well-Being Updates Planned for 16 Continuing Education Credit Hours CME/CE credits and possible tax deductible benefits for Physicians, Dentists, Nurses Certificates of Attendance will be provided for all other healthcare related professionals Seminar Overview/Statement of Purpose The treatment and prevention of chronic diseases in the US are challenges that healthcare practitioners face every day, especially now, when these types of diseases are increasing w...
Professional Education Society

Product Quality Verification of Dietary Supplements

Activity Description Patients have thousands of dietary supplement options available to them in todays market. Many of these patients will ask you, their physician, physician assistant, local pharmacist, nurse provider or dietitian, for help in deciding if they need a dietary supplement and which one to purchase. This activity is designed to support your counseling efforts by examining dietary supplement regulation with specific emphasis on the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSH...
ProCE

Improving Social Skills in Children & Adolescents

Improving Social Skills in Children & Adolescents is a 4-hour online continuing education course that will discuss the need for children and adolescents to develop the social skills they will need to be successful in school and beyond. It will demonstrate the challenges and difficulties that arise from a deficit of these crucial skills, as well as the benefits and advantages that can come about with well-developed social skills.
Professional Development Resources

Cyberbullying

Bullies have moved from the playground and workplace to the online world, where anonymity can facilitate bullying behavior. Cyberbullying is intentional, repeated harm to another person using communication technology. It is not accidental or random. It is targeted to a person with less perceived power. This may be someone younger, weaker, or less knowledgeable about technology. Any communication device may be used to harass or intimidate a victim, such as a cell phone, tablet, or computer. Any...
Professional Development Resources

Treating Obesity 2017: The Blackburn Course in Obesity Medicine

Presented by authorities in medicine, surgery, pediatrics, nutrition, endocrinology, gastroenterology and psychology from the country’s leading obesity treatment centers, this course covers critical topics in the prevention and treatment of obesity and related disorders. It includes didactic lectures, panel discussions, and case-based interactive workshops to improve participants’ ability to care for patients with obesity. In addition, a subspecialty board review is offered for participant...
Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education

Lifestyle Medicine: Tools for Promoting Healthy Change

State-of-the-Art Approaches to Help Patients Initiate and Sustain Health-Promoting Behaviors This immersive two-day course offers state-of-the-art strategies to guide patients to healthier lives. Education includes evidence-based tools and techniques for effecting healthy changes in diet, physical activity, sleep, weight loss, and stress management. This course also provides updates on payment structures that reward clinicians based upon patients’ health behaviors and health outcomes. Pa...
Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education

Caffeine and Health

Caffeine is a rapidly absorbed organic compound that acts as a stimulant in the human body. The average amount of caffeine consumed in the US is approximately 300 mg per person per day - the equivalent to between two and four cups of coffee - with coffee accounting for about three-fourths of the caffeine that is consumed in the American diet. This is considered to be a moderate caffeine intake, which, according to many studies, can promote a variety of health benefits. But some studies clai...
Professional Development Resources

When Your Young Client is Defiant

Children with difficult temperaments and those with developmental delays may have learned to express their dissatisfaction with challenging and defiant behavior like whining, anger, temper tantrums or bad language. They sometimes engage in negative behavior or “misbehave” because they do not have the necessary skills – communicative or otherwise – to make their needs known. The purpose of this course is to teach clinicians effective and practical strategies to manage challenging and de...
Professional Development Resources

Medical Marijuana

In spite of the fact that nearly half of the states in this country have enacted legislation legalizing marijuana in some fashion, the reality is that neither the intended “medical” benefits of marijuana nor its known (and as yet unknown) adverse effects have been adequately examined using controlled studies. Conclusive literature remains sparse, and opinion remains divided and contentious. This course is intended to present a summary of the current literature on the various medical, legal...
Professional Development Resources

Delivering Culturally Competent Care: Managing Type 2 Diabetes in Diverse Populations

Delivering Culturally Competent Care: Managing Type 2 Diabetes in Diverse Populations Improve your cross-cultural management skills and understand important terms, such as race, ethnicity, and culture;  Meet your ethical obligations to provide open, respectful patient communication,  Reduce the risks and problems of miscommunication;  Recognize patterns of health care disparities and utilize strategies for eliminating factors that influence them;  Deal with cultural issues when recomm...
Virtual Lecture Hall

Childhood Obesity: Sharing the Responsibility, Not the Blame

Childhood Obesity: Sharing the Responsibility, Not the Blame is an online nursing course discussing the factors and effects of obesity in children. It contains information on the prevelancy of obesity and how media and family influence child eating patterns. This course also covers the role of nursing and other institutions in preventing childhood obesity.
Corexcel

Nutrition Education for Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes mellitus refers to a group of diseases that affect how the body uses blood sugar (glucose). Glucose is vital to health because it's an important source of energy for the cells that make up the muscles and tissues. It's also the brain's main source of fuel. Chronic diabetes conditions include type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Potentially reversible diabetes conditions include prediabetes — when your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as...
Professional Development Resources

Adult Obesity: Prevention & Treatment

Overweight and obesity constitute one of the nation’s ten leading health indicators with nearly two-thirds of adults in the United States now classified as either overweight or obese. Before any diet and physical activity program can be personalized and imple­mented, a nutrition assessment is needed, along with an understanding of the individual's readiness to change and motiva­tion. This course was developed by the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for their Manual of Medical Nut...
Professional Development Resources

HIV/AIDS: Therapy & Adherence

People who live with HIV can live almost normal lifespans and have little risk of transmitting the disease if they use antiretroviral therapy appropriately under medical care. However, only 30% of HIV-infected people follow their antiretroviral regimen well enough to achieve viral suppression. This course will discuss adherence issues in populations at high risk for HIV infection, as well as strategies for healthcare professionals to encourage people with HIV to seek and maintain medical treat...
Professional Development Resources

HIV/AIDS: Adherence Issues

People who live with HIV can live almost normal lifespans and have little risk of transmitting the disease if they use antiretroviral therapy appropriately under medical care. However, only 30% of HIV-infected people follow their antiretroviral regimen well enough to achieve viral suppression. This course will discuss adherence issues in populations at high risk for HIV infection, as well as strategies for healthcare professionals to encourage patients to seek and maintain medical treatment.
Professional Development Resources

Diabetes Mellitus: Management of Diabetes

This Management of Diabetes online nursing course focuses on controlling diabetes through nutrition, exercise, medication, and monitorning blood glucose. After completing this course, healthcare professionals will be able to identify the guidelines for nutritional management, list the benefits and risks of exercise, and identify the various types of insulin.
Corexcel

Diabetes Mellitus Fundamentals: A Review and Current Update

The Diabetes Mellitus Fundamentals online course is a review of the basic information on the physiology and signs and symptoms of diabetes. It also contains updated resources and research on new findings related to DMT1 and DMT2. Participants will be able to indentify diabetes risk factors and discuss insulin and other methods of controlling diabetes.
Corexcel

Nutrition for Health and Performance

Focuses on the basic anatomy, physiology, and chemistry of nutrition. Topics include weight management, the role of diet and lifestyle in disease prevention, specific nutrient deficiencies and toxicities, nutrition standards and guidelines, sports nutrition recommendations, agricultural practices, and food policy issues. IPHY juniors or seniors are excluded from taking this course. Credit not granted for both IPHY 2420 and 3420. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: natural science.
University of Colorado Boulder

Communication with Elders

With the increasing number of older people in the United States, it is vital for healthcare professionals to communicate effectively and respectfully with elders. Effective, appropriate communication with elders is important for many reasons. For psychotherapists and other mental health professionals, communication is the foundation of service delivery. Communication is required for assessment of the person prior to treatment. Symptoms are, after all, subjective and must be reported by the per...
Professional Development Resources

Caregiver Help 2: Depression and Grief

The emotional stress of caring for persons who are aging, chronically ill or disabled can be debilitating for family members as well as professional caregivers. This course addresses caregiver depression and grief and provides a three-step process that can help develop an attitude of creative indifference toward the people, situations and events that cause emotional stress. It offers suggestions for dealing with preparatory grief, an experience shared by families and professionals as they cope...
Professional Development Resources

Preventing Medical Errors in Nutrition & Dietetics (Video)

This video course was recorded at the Annual Symposium of the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in July 2014. It addresses the impact of medical errors on today’s healthcare with a focus on root cause analysis, error reduction and prevention, and patient safety in the practice of nutrition and dietetics. Real life stories, national healthcare safety trends, reporting of sentinel events, complying with HIPAA privacy and security rules, telehealth practices, and caring communication t...
Professional Development Resources

Biology of Aging: Research Today for a Healthier Tomorrow

What is aging? Can we live long and live well—and are they the same thing? Is aging in our genes? How does our metabolism relate to aging? Can your immune system still defend you as you age? Since the National Institute on Aging was established in 1974, scientists asking just such questions have learned a great deal about the processes associated with the biology of aging. Technology today supports research that years ago would have seemed possible only in a science fiction novel. This cours...
Professional Development Resources

Alzheimer's Caregiver Guide and Tips on Acute Hospitalization

This course is presented in two parts. Part 1 offers strategies for managing the everyday challenges of caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease, a difficult task that can quickly become overwhelming. Research has shown that caregivers themselves often are at increased risk for depression and illness. Each day brings new challenges as the caregiver copes with changing levels of ability and new patterns of behavior. Many caregivers have found it helpful to use the strategies described in ...
Professional Development Resources

Caregiver Help Part I: Coping with Anger and Guilt

The emotional stress of caring for persons who are aging, chronically ill or disabled can be debilitating for family members as well as professional caregivers. This course addresses caregiver anger and guilt, and provides a three-step process that helps caregivers develop an attitude of what is described as “creative indifference” toward the people, situations and events that cause them the greatest amount of emotional stress. By gaining insights into how degenerative and progressive dise...
Professional Development Resources

Autism Movement Therapy

Autism Movement Therapy® is an emerging therapy that combines movement and music with positive behavior support strategies to assist individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in meeting and achieving their speech and language, social and academic goals. Its purpose is to connect left and right hemisphere brain functioning by combining patterning, visual movement calculation, audile receptive processing, rhythm and sequencing into a “whole brain” cognitive thinking approach that can ...
Professional Development Resources

NANP | Continuing Education

National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) approved continuing education. Anytime. Anywhere. Convenient and relevant self-study courses.
Continuing Education 360

Dietitians | Continuing Education

Commission for Dietetic Registration (CDR) approved continuing education. Anytime. Anywhere. Convenient and relevant self-study courses.
Continuing Education 360

Preventing Medical Errors in Nutrition & Dietetics

This course addresses the impact of medical errors on today’s healthcare with a focus on root cause analysis, error reduction and prevention, and patient safety in the practice of nutrition and dietetics. Real life stories, ethical considerations, health literacy and growing health consumerism are addressed. Also included are tips for distinguishing scientific from pseudoscientific treatment claims and for improving communication with patients. Printable hand-outs, a glossary and online reso...
Professional Development Resources

Writing it Out: Journaling as an Adjunct to Therapy

This course is a brief monograph on the use of journal writing as an aid to the therapeutic process. While most psychotherapy is conducted through traditional “talking therapy,” having a client express himself through the written word offers another way to let him vent his thoughts and feelings, and to gain information about his internal and external experiences of life. This course includes descriptions of the various uses of journaling as well as detail on seven journal-writing technique...
Professional Development Resources

Journaling II: Directed Exercises in Journaling

This course is designed for the practitioner who would like to use journal-writing exercises with clients as an adjunct to traditional psychotherapy, and would like some topic ideas to suggest, rather than limiting writing only to the technique of “freewriting.” It is suggested, although not mandatory, that the practitioner has already completed the course #20-13, “Writing It Out: Journaling as an Adjunct to Therapy.” That course lays the basic foundation for understanding the benefits...
Professional Development Resources

Spirituality & Adults in Later Life

This online course provides an accessible tool kit for health care providers and therapists to use in attending to the spiritual well being – as well as the physical, social, and emotional needs – of older adults in their care. Included are ready-to-use exercises and techniques for promoting spiritual self-awareness in seniors, as well as vignettes from the author’s own years of experience. The author makes a clear distinction between spirituality and religion, emphasizing the importance...
Professional Development Resources

Aging: The Unraveling Self

This course examines the biological, social, and psychological aspects of aging, offering a definition of aging that allows for more variability than simply the attainment of a specific age, including the essential element of declining vigor. It describes a developing societal crisis in the making, in which 20% of the U.S. population is over the age of 65 and facing challenges that will demand intelligent responses for years to come. Chapters identify factors that can positively alter and exte...
Professional Development Resources

Eliminating Self-Defeating Behaviors

Self-defeating behaviors are negative on-going patterns of behaviors involving issues such as smoking, weight, inactive lifestyle, depression, anger, perfectionism, etc. This course is designed to teach concepts to eliminate these negative patterns. The course is educational: first you learn the model, then you apply it to a specific self-defeating behavior. A positive behavioral change is the outcome. Following the course, participants will be able to identify, analyze and replace their self-...
Professional Development Resources

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