Deep Neuromuscular Block, Patient Safety, and Enhanced Recovery: Which Patients and What Procedures?

Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, participants will have improved their ability to: Identify surgeries for which deep neuromuscular block will improve patient safety and outcomes Review the role of residual neuromuscular blockade on surgical outcomes Assess the potential role of complete reversal of deep neuromuscular blockade in enhanced recovery pathways Develop effective communication strategies among surgical suite colleagues Assess the benefits of imp...
Applied Clinical Education

Medical Spanish For the Healthcare Professional

Overview / Abstract: The Spanish speaking population has grown tremendously over the past few decades and healthcare providers in many areas of the country are challenged to communicate with this expanding patient population.The goal of this conference is to teach basic, intermediate and advanced Medical Spanish language skills in the classroom and to implement the usage of these skills with native Spanish speakers in an immersion setting. At the conclusion of this conference, participants s...
Medical Studies Abroad

Medical Spanish For the Healthcare Professional

Overview / Abstract: The Spanish speaking population has grown tremendously over the past few decades and healthcare providers in many areas of the country are challenged to communicate with this expanding patient population.The goal of this conference is to teach basic, intermediate and advanced Medical Spanish language skills in the classroom and to implement the usage of these skills with native Spanish speakers in an immersion setting. At the conclusion of this conference, participants...
Medical Studies Abroad

Medical Spanish for the Healthcare Professional

The Spanish speaking population has grown tremendously over the past few decades and healthcare providers in many areas of the country are challenged to communicate with this expanding patient population.The goal of this conference is to teach basic, intermediate and advanced Medical Spanish language skills in the classroom and to implement the usage of these skills with native Spanish speakers in an immersion setting. At the conclusion of this conference, participants should be able to improv...
Medical Studies Abroad

Taking Aim at Advanced Melanoma: Targeted Agents and Immunotherapy

Goal: The goal of this program is to educate oncology health care professionals on the use of current and emerging therapeutics for the treatment of advanced melanoma. Learning Objectives: After completing this activity, participants should be able to: 1. Describe new and emerging targeted therapies and immunotherapies for advanced melanoma, including dosing regimens and response criteria. 2. Review evidence for the use of combination therapies in advanced melanoma. 3. Identify strat...
Applied Clinical Education

Emerging Immunotherapies in Bladder Cancer: PD-1, PD-LI, and CTLA-4 Inhibitors

Goal: The goal of this educational activity is to improve clinicians’ abilities to diagnose and treat bladder cancer appropriately, with particular emphasis on emerging therapies such as PD-1, PD-L1, and CTLA-4 inhibitors. Learning Objectives: At the completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: 1. Discuss the pathophysiology of bladder cancer, including the role of the PD-1, PD-L1, and CTLA-4 pathways. 2. Explain the diagnosis and staging of bladder cancer...
Applied Clinical Education

Metastatic Prostate Cancer: Current Trends and Future Landscape

Learning Objectives: At the completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: 1. Communicate with patients and colleagues about the pathophysiology, risk factors, symptoms, and genetics of prostate cancer. 2. Create individualized treatment plans for patients with prostate cancer based on current screening and staging guidelines and evidence for monotherapy, combination therapy, and sequencing of therapies. 3. Evaluate data for the benefits and risks of current an...
Applied Clinical Education

Biologics and Biosimilars in Colorectal Cancer

Learning Objectives At the completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: 1. Describe the molecular pathways and genetic mutations implicated in mCRC. 2. Review data for the efficacy and safety of current biologic agents for the treatment of mCRC. 3. Discuss the definitions, data, and regulatory landscape around the development of oncologic biosimilars.
Applied Clinical Education

Preventing Residual Neuromuscular Blockade and Ensuring Complete Recovery: A Discussion and Demonstration Using Simulation

Upon completion of this activity, participants will have improved their ability to: 1. Identify patients at risk for residual neuromuscular blockade (RNMB) 2. Appraise the roles of subjective and objective train-of-four monitoring in reducing the risk of RNMB 3. Employ an appropriate RNMB reversal agent and dose in patients with comorbid conditions 4. Discuss strategies to improve perioperative patient safety for moderate and deep neuromuscular blockade
Applied Clinical Education

Can Deep Neuromuscular Blockade Optimize Patient Safety and Surgical Outcomes?

Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, participants will have improved their ability to: 1. Identify surgeries for which deep neuromuscular blockade (NMB) can optimize patient outcomes 2. Discuss the risks and benefits of deep NMB with surgical suite colleagues 3. Recognize the prevalence and clinical consequences of residual NMB 4. Identify patients with increased risk of residual NMB 5. Employ optimal strategies for ensuring recovery from deep NMB
Applied Clinical Education

Component Testing for Food Allergy Diagnosis

This interactive course outlines the shortcomings of the standard tests currently used to diagnose food allergy and explains the development and potential application of component resolved diagnosis (CRD). It describes, in depth, how CRD can be applied when evaluating potential allergies to plant (peanut and hazelnut) and animal (milk and eggs) products. The course also explains the limitations of CRD and makes suggestions for additional research.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Virtual Patient: Soccer Coach too Busy for Shots

This case simulation involves a female high school soccer coach with seasonal allergic rhinitis that has not been well controlled with over-the-counter medications. Symptoms have progressively worsened over the past four summers since she returned to Baltimore, Maryland, and now include cough and wheezing. She is interested in allergen immunotherapy but travels out of town frequently and wants to know about alternatives to immunotherapy injections (shots). Making IT Count is funded through...
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

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

Gut Reactions: Probiotics and Their Role In Gastrointestinal Care

Goal: The goal of this CME initiative is to educate members of the intended audiences about the appropriate use of probiotic therapies in a variety of gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. Learning Objectives: At the completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: 1. Describe the role of microbiota in GI health 2. Review clinical data for the use of probiotic therapies in irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, Helicobacter pylori infection, and Clostridi...
Applied Clinical Education

Improving Recognition and Prevention of Residual Paralysis After Surgery: Case Examples of Monitoring and Reversal

Target Audience This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of anesthesiologists and anesthesia providers. Program Overview Neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs) cause generalized paralysis of skeletal muscles and prevent involuntary movement during surgical procedures. Often, residual paralysis remains postoperatively—a phenomenon known as residual neuromuscular blockade (RNMB)—and is associated with both short- and long-term morbidity. Despite the risks associated ...
Applied Clinical Education

Virtual Patient: Needs Rapid IT Buildup

This patient simulation involves a 33-year-old female whose allergy symptoms in the spring and fall significantly affect her. She is a busy professional who travels a lot, so she is seeking an immunotherapy treatment option that requires fewer clinic visits than traditional immunotherapy treatment. You will be required to discuss cluster and rush immunotherapy as treatment options, then adjust her treatment as her symptoms change. Making IT Count is funded through an educational grant from Mer...
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Virtual Patient: Young Girl with Peanut Allergy

This patient simulation involves a young girl with severe peanut allergy whose parents are interested in a desensitization treatment, like oral immunotherapy (OIT). During the consultation, her parents ask several questions about the administration, safety, efficacy, and effects of peanut/food oral immunotherapy. The findings from food OIT clinical trials will be referenced to answer these questions. Making IT Count is funded through an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Virtual Patient: Rhinitis and Asthma in a Pregnant Patient

This case simulation involves a female patient who has struggled with allergy and asthma symptoms, particularly in the spring and fall, for quite some time. Shortly after finding a comprehensive treatment regimen that relieves her symptoms, she becomes pregnant, and must explore with her care provider how the treatment will change during her pregnancy. FDA guidelines, practice parameters, and pertinent research will be discussed. Making IT Count is funded through an educational grant from Mer...
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Food-Dependent Exercise-Induced Anaphylaxis

This is an interactive course that aims to educate physicians and allied health providers about the diagnosis and management of food-dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis (FDEIA). This course discusses symptoms, triggers, and diagnostic tools to help with the identification of FDEIA in patients, as well as pathophysiologic theories about its precipitation. We'll also cover management strategies that should be recommended to patients.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Atopic Dermatitis and Food Allergy

This is an interactive course that provides information about the challenging process of diagnosing food-induced atopic dermatitis. The course will provide a basis for understanding of atopic dermatitis and research-based information about its patterns in patients. In addition, it will discuss how to test for and treat atopic dermatitis. The course references a number of key studies in the field and directs learners to helpful resources. 
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Core Concepts in Allergen Immunotherapy

Review the fundamentals of allergen immunotherapy with this multimedia course. Topics covered include: - Patient benefits and safety concerns when receiving immunotherapy - The mechanisms of action and potential outcomes of immunotherapy -Appropriate patient selection and dosing strategies for the various forms of allergen immunotherapy. Making IT Count is supported through an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

2015 - Hot Topics in Primary Care

2015 - Hot Topics in Primary Care Content Origination Date: Jul 19, 2015 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Aug 11, 2018 Total CE Credits: In the current environment of health promotion and disease prevention, the rational use of diagnostic tests and medical interventions as well as interprofessional management of chronic disease are mandates as we move forward in the 21st century. We all know that expanding access to insurance coverage will continue to put significant demands on our health c...
Contemporary Forums

Highlights from the 2015 CTCA Forum: Advances & Controversies in Malignant Hematology & Oncology

Goal: The goal of this program is to educate health care providers involved in the care of patients with hematologic cancer about advances and evolving standards of care in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Learning Objectives: At the completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: 1. Interpret new and emerging data and apply newer evidence-based data to assess the care of patients with CLL 2. Translate knowledge gained into appropriate managemen...
Applied Clinical Education

Diagnosis and Natural History of Peanut Allergy

This is an interactive course that provides information about the diagnosis and natural history of peanut allergy. We will cover a variety of topics that are important when evaluating a patient for peanut allergy, such as details about testing and interpreting the results. We'll also cover pertinent information about persistence and resolution of peanut allergy. Target audience: Allergist/Immunologists Fellows-in-Training Allied Health providers Upon completion of this activity,...
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

2016 Virtual Annual Meeting Recordings

Pre-order your 2016 Virtual Annual Meeting today! The AAAAI offers more than 300 educational sessions at the Annual Meeting each year. Because it's impossible to attend every session, and because many people are unable to attend, each year we offer select recordings from the live meeting in our Virtual Annual Meeting. These recordings are offered in two formats: streaming online and in MP4 format to download to your preferred device. Sessions that will be recorded will be marked with the fo...
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

2016 AAAAI/ACAAI Online Board Review Course

Now Available! The 2016 AAAAI/ACAAI Online Board Review Course provides a thorough review of the range of topics in the allergy/immunology specialty. Whether you are a fellow-in-training preparing for your initial ABAI certification or a practicing allergist/immunologist participating in Maintenance of Certification, the 2016 AAAAI/ACAAI Online Board Review Course will help you prepare to take the ABAI exams and keep you up to date in the field of allergy/immunology. This is especially hel...
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Vitamin A in the NICU: An Expensive Therapy for BPD Reduction. Is It Worth It?

Learning Objectives: Describe the mechanism used by Vitamin A to reduce the severity of BPD. Describe the clinical evidence supporting the use of vitamin to reduce BPD. Determine if the use of Vitamin A is cost effective and worthwhile in their NICU population.
Contemporary Forums

Neonatal Drug Formulations: Safety Gains and Risks

Learning Objectives: Describe the legal and regulatory challenges to pharmaceutical compounding for neonates. Describe clinical risks associated with pharmaceutical compounding for neonates. List compounded neonatal medications with recently published formulations.
Contemporary Forums

Managing First Trimester Complications

Learning Objectives: List 3 labs tests appropriate for first trimester bleeding. Compare and contrast lab results for molar, ectopic, viable, and non-viable pregnancies. Identify 5 risk factors for ectopic pregnancy.
Contemporary Forums

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Think Big: My Approach for Overcoming Obstacles

Learning Objectives: Describe a framework for Thinking Big to overcome obstacles. List 8 key principles in making personal and professional goals possible. Describe personal examples of how to Think Big in achieving personal and professional goals.
Contemporary Forums

"How Do I Know I'm in Menopause?" Navigating the Transition from Perimenopause to Menopause

Learning Objectives: Describe the normal endocrinologic changes of perimenopause and menopause and their impact on general health of women. List hormonal and nonhormonal therapies available for each of the major menopausal symptom complexes. Estimate the efficacy and health risks associated with use of therapies to identify appropriate candidates.
Contemporary Forums

A Skeptic's View of Neonatal Medicine: Balancing Science and Art

Learning Objectives: Describe the indications for the use of bicarbonate in the NICU. Discuss the risks and benefits of postnatal steroids for BPD. Describe the limitations of probiotics for the prevention of NEC.
Contemporary Forums

Delivery Room Emergencies: Case Studies

Learning Objectives: Apply clinical assessment skills to the care of complex neonatal cases in delivery room. Discuss etiology, pathophysiology and management of selected neonatal cases. Describe emerging technologies and new therapies for these cases.
Contemporary Forums

Don't Forget the Kidneys! Renal Failure in the NICU Patient

Learning Objectives: Review key alterations in renal function compared to the adult. Develop an initial management plan for the infant with acute renal failure. Discuss potential long-term complications related to acute renal failure.
Contemporary Forums

Challenging Cases in Neonatal Ethics

Learning Objective: List the four basic principles of pediatric ethics. Discuss how pediatric ethics principles apply to newborns. Identify the challenges that arise when caregivers and parents disagree on the provision of care for critically ill newborns.
Contemporary Forums

Neonatal Hypoglycemia: Solve These Cases

Learning Objectives: Discuss postnatal glucose homeostatis. Review differences between PES and AAP recommendations. Analyze AAP algorithm.
Contemporary Forums

Simulation in the Real World

Learning Objectives: List 5 major applications of healthcare simulation. Describe examples of improvements in outcomes from healthcare simulation. Review future directions & challenges in healthcare simulation
Contemporary Forums

Advances in Neonatal Medicine 2015

Learning Objectives: To know the limits of viability according to outcome data in 2015. To recognize the value of quality improvement in reducing mortality and morbidity. To be aware of the benefits of early nutrition and feeding human milk to preterm infants.
Contemporary Forums

Pharmacologic and Non-Pharmacologic Management of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Learning Objectives: Describe the opioid epidemic in the United States Review the mechanisms of action of opiates and what causes withdrawal symptoms Describe current treatment strategies for NAS and outcomes
Contemporary Forums

Recognition and Management of Arrhythmias in the Fetus and Newborn

Learning Objectives: Recognize common fetal arrhythmias. Recognize common newborn arrhythmias. Recognize appropriate and inappropriate use of newborn EKGs.
Contemporary Forums

The Synagis Debate: RSV Risk, Revised Recommendations, and Rising Cost

Learning Objectives: Discuss the prevalence of RSV and risk of hospitalization from severe disease across all neonatal and infant populations. Analyze data regarding palivizumab efficacy and cost effectiveness. Review revised 2014 palivizumab recommendations and discuss validity of changes.
Contemporary Forums

Current Neonatal Pain and Sedation Strategies: From Morphine to Dexmedetomidine

Learning Objectives: Discuss the effects of neonatal pain on brain development. Describe potential short- and long-term risks and benefits of morphine and dexmedetomidine in neonates. Providers will have increased knowledge on pain and sedation strategies in critically ill neonates.
Contemporary Forums

What is the Role for Steroids in Newborns with Cardiovascular Insufficiency?

Learning Objectives: Describe the basics of cortisol synthesis and physiology. Define relative adrenal insufficiency. Describe options for treatment of cardiovascular insufficiency.
Contemporary Forums

Polypharmacy and Drug-Drug Interactions in the Elderly

Describe the difference in pharmacokinetics in a geriatric population. Discuss drugs causing common side effects. Review considerations for common drug classes.
Contemporary Forums

Routine GYN Cancer Screening for Women: What's Necessary, What's Not

Learning Objectives: Outline current recommendations for breast screening, cervical, endometrial, ovarian and vulvar cancer for the general population. Identify women who are at high risk for developing those cancers. Describe the recommendations for screening women who are at high risk and consider intervention to reduce those risks.
Contemporary Forums

Having "The Talk": Strategies for Addressing Difficult Decisions with Patients and Families

Learning Objective: Review the benefits of good communication. How to approach talking about serious news. Transitioning to end-of-life conversations and talking about dying.
Contemporary Forums

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: What Every Primary Care Provider Needs to Know

Learning Objectives: To understand the various manifestations of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). To distinguish IBS from Inflammatory Bowel Disease. To learn about the "appropriate" workup of IBS.
Contemporary Forums

A Sensible Approach to Abnormal Bleeding in Perimenopause

Learning Objectives: Describe the causes of infrequent, frequent, heavy and prolonged bleeding in this time of life. Describe interventions to reduce abnormal uterine bleeding in perimenopausal women. Outline plans for evaluation of abnormal uterine bleeding.
Contemporary Forums

Mood Disorders: Assessment and Management of Depression and Anxiety

Learning Objectives: Identify symptoms of anxiety and depression as they present in primary care. Determine impact of symptoms on all environments and appropriate treatment. Recognize behavioral and pharmacological treatments.
Contemporary Forums

Assessing Elevated Liver Function Tests: A Primer for Primary Care Providers

Learning Objectives: To review commonly encountered gallbladder, common duct and non-specific pains in the Primary Care setting. To review the workup on challenging cases. To review what a Primary Care provider should know about hepatitis C.
Contemporary Forums

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