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"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.
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2014 - Adolescent Health Care

2014 - Adolescent Health Care Content Origination Date: May 15, 2014 ‐ Content Expiration Date: May 31, 2017 Total CE Credits: 61.00 - Physician 61.00 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 61.00 - CA RN/CA BRN 4.50 - Pharmacology The Adolescent Health Care conference addresses key issues affecting the clinical and psychosocial care of adolescents, providing you with tools...
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2014 - Advanced Critical Care and Emergency Nursing

2014 - Advanced Critical Care and Emergency Nursing Content Origination Date: Oct 11, 2014 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Nov 4, 2017 Total CE Credits: 50.00 - Physician 50.00 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 50.00 - CA RN/CA BRN 8.25 - Pharmacology Expert faculty challenges you to take your knowledge to the next level through case study discussions, presentations addres...
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2014 - Advances in Health Care for Women Over 40

2014 - Advances in Health Care for Women Over 40 Content Origination Date: Jun 1, 2014 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Jun 17, 2017 Total CE Credits: 50.25 - Physician 50.25 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 50.25 - CA RN/CA BRN 9.25 - Pharmacology This national conference features the latest research translated into clinical pearls and evidence-based approaches for assess...
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2014 - Brain Injuries

2014 - Brain Injuries Content Origination Date: Sep 17, 2014 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Sep 24, 2017 Total CE Credits: 57.25 - Physician 57.25 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 57.25 - CA RN/CA BRN 57.25 - Physical Therapist Caring for the complex brain injury patient is certainly both rewarding and challenging. While treatment strategies evolve, technology advances, ...
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2014 - Hot Topics in Primary Care

2014 - Hot Topics in Primary Care Content Origination Date: Jul 20, 2014 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Aug 1, 2017 Total CE Credits: 25.00 - Physician 25.00 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 25.00 - CA RN/CA BRN 5.50 - Pharmacology In the current environment of promoting health and prevention, ambulatory medicine and primary care practice are in the spotlight. The ration...
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2014 - Neonatal Pharmacology

2014 - Neonatal Pharmacology Content Origination Date: May 15, 2014 ‐ Content Expiration Date: May 31, 2017 Total CE Credits: 27.50 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 27.50 - CA RN/CA BRN 16.50 - Pharmacology 27.50 - Physician The Neonatal Pharmacology conference offers cutting-edge pharmacologic information from some of the leading clinicians in neonatology. You will ...
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2014 - Pediatric Critical Care Nursing

2014 - Pediatric Critical Care Nursing Content Origination Date: Nov 4, 2014 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Nov 28, 2017 Total CE Credits: 66.75 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 66.75 - CA RN/CA BRN 8.00 - Pharmacology As pediatric nurses and advanced practice nurses, you know that caring for the complex critically ill or injured child is both challenging and rewarding. Ke...
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2014 - The Fetus and Newborn

2014 - The Fetus and Newborn Content Origination Date: Nov 12, 2014 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2017 Total CE Credits: 59.00 - Physician 59.00 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 59.00 - CA RN/CA BRN 9.50 - Pharmacology The Fetus & Newborn conference addresses the latest innovations in neonatal care from nationally recognized faculty with broad expertise and hands...
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2014 - Women's Health and OB/GYN Nursing

2014 - Women's Health and OB/GYN Nursing Content Origination Date: Sep 24, 2014 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Oct 13, 2017 Total CE Credits: 51.25 - Physician 51.25 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 51.25 - CA RN/CA BRN 8.25 - Pharmacology Women’s Health and OB/GYN Nursing focuses on the challenges you face daily in your care of women in the primary care setting. Now i...
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2015 - Advanced Critical Care and Emergency Nursing

2015 - Advanced Critical Care and Emergency Nursing Content Origination Date: Nov 1, 2015 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Dec 3, 2018 Total CE Credits: 56.00 - Physician 56.00 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 56.00 - CA RN/CA BRN 7.50 - Pharmacology Expert faculty challenges you to take your knowledge to the next level through case study discussions, presentations address...
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2015 - Contraceptive Technology - Boston

2015 - Contraceptive Technology - Boston Content Origination Date: Mar 25, 2015 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Apr 17, 2018 Total CE Credits: 68.50 - Physician 68.50 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 68.50 - CA RN/CA BRN 14.25 - Pharmacology The changing medical and policy climates continue to challenge reproductive health care providers. Top that off with the ever-presen...
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2015 - Elsevier Faculty Development Conference

2015 - Elsevier Faculty Development Conference Content Origination Date: Jan 3, 2015 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Jan 22, 2018 Total CE Credits: 49.50 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 49.50 - CA RN/CA BRN As nurse educators are bombarded with increased expectations and demands for curriculum change, they face faculty shortages and rapid turnover. Effective interactive teach...
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2015 - Healthcare for Women Over 40

2015 - Healthcare for Women Over 40 Content Origination Date: Apr 22, 2015 ‐ Content Expiration Date: May 15, 2018 Total CE Credits: 29.00 - Physician 29.00 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 29.00 - CA RN/CA BRN 7.25 - Pharmacology The latest research will be translated into clinical pearls and evidence-based approaches for assessing and managing a variety of issues r...
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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 ...
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2015 - Neonatal Pharmacology

2015 - Neonatal Pharmacology Content Origination Date: May 14, 2015 ‐ Content Expiration Date: May 27, 2018 Total CE Credits: This online conference offers cutting edge information from some of the leading clinicians and researchers in neonatology. You will learn from these experts how to integrate best practices into your unit for a broad range of neonatal drugs, as well as managing ca...
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2015 - Pediatric Critical Care Nursing

2015 - Pediatric Critical Care Nursing Content Origination Date: Nov 10, 2015 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Dec 3, 2018 Total CE Credits: 64.50 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 64.50 - CA RN/CA BRN 6.50 - Pharmacology New technology and new approaches to treatment are just two of the stimulating areas that were brought into focus at the 31st annual Pediatric Critical Care ...
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2015 - Psychiatric Nursing

2015 - Psychiatric Nursing Content Origination Date: Apr 15, 2015 ‐ Content Expiration Date: May 17, 2018 Total CE Credits: 38.50 - Physician 38.50 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 38.50 - CA RN/CA BRN 6.75 - Pharmacology Review evidence-based information and fine-tune assessment and patient-care skills with the online Psychiatric Nursing conference. Learn clinical p...
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2015 - The Fetus and Newborn

2015 - The Fetus and Newborn Content Origination Date: Oct 14, 2015 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Nov 2, 2018 Total CE Credits: 62.50 - Physician 62.50 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 62.50 - CA RN/CA BRN 8.75 - Pharmacology 26.25 - Pharmacist The Fetus & Newborn conference addresses the latest innovations in neonatal care from nationally recognized faculty with bro...
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2015 - Women's Health & OB/GYN

2015 - Women's Health & OB/GYN Content Origination Date: Nov 11, 2015 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Dec 3, 2018 Total CE Credits: 58.50 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 58.50 - CA RN/CA BRN 13.00 - Pharmacology The Women’s Health and OB/GYN Nursing conference focuses on the challenges you face daily in your care of women in the primary care setting. Now in its 30thyear, ...
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2016 - Contraceptive Technology Boston

2016 - Contraceptive Technology Boston Content Origination Date: Apr 24, 2016 ‐ Content Expiration Date: May 12, 2019 Total CE Credits: 76.00 - Physician 76.00 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 76.00 - CA RN/CA BRN 19.50 - Pharmacology The changing medical and policy climates continue to challenge reproductive health care providers, as we work at keeping our focus on ...
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2016 - Elsevier Faculty Development Conference

2016 - Elsevier Faculty Development Conference Content Origination Date: Jan 3, 2016 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Jan 20, 2019 Total CE Credits: 34.00 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 34.00 - CA RN/CA BRN Nurse educators are challenged daily by the complex issues surrounding nursing education. Preparing students to become highly competent, knowledgeable and confident member...
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2016 - Health Care for Women Over 40

2016 - Health Care for Women Over 40 Content Origination Date: Apr 11, 2016 ‐ Content Expiration Date: May 2, 2019 Total CE Credits: 45.00 - Physician 45.00 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 45.00 - CA RN/CA BRN 11.25 - Pharmacology The latest research will be translated into clinical pearls and evidence-based approaches for assessing and managing a variety of issues ...
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2016 - Neonatal Pharmacology

2016 - Neonatal Pharmacology Content Origination Date: Apr 14, 2016 ‐ Content Expiration Date: May 5, 2019 Total CE Credits: 32.00 - Physician 32.00 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 32.00 - CA RN/CA BRN 20.00 - Pharmacology 20.50 - Pharmacist This online conference offers cutting edge information from leading clinicians and researchers in neonatology focusing on a...
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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.
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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.
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Abnormal Breast Findings: When to Follow, When to Refer

Learning Objectives: Discuss breast symptoms including palpable findings, mastodynia, nipple discharge, skin changes, inflammation and imaging changes. Describe assessment, diagnosis and management of breast symptoms. Recognize breast changes to refer for specialty evaluation and treatment.
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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.
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An Evidence-Based Review of Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing

Learning Objectives: Differentiate and explain the approaches to cell free DNA sequencing in Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT). Identify factors that affect accuracy of NIPT. List steps in patient counseling and follow-up when NIPT is utilized.
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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.
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Better Sex for Couples: Thinking Beyond Sexual Dysfunction

Learning Objectives: Describe the cornerstones to sexual health. Discuss strategies for navigating desire discrepancy. Identify 3 seduction tips for couples.
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Cases in Toxicology

Learning Objectives: Discuss agents commonly encountered in pediatric toxicology. Review clinical presentation and management strategies for commonly encountered pediatric toxins. Apply evidence-based management strategies using a case-based approach.
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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.
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Contemporary Approaches for Treating Insomnia

Learning Objectives: Identify normal sleep patterns through the lifespan. Recognize behavioral interventions for insomnia. Name 3 classes of medications to treat insomnia and when to refer to specialists.
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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.
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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.
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Dermatological Emergencies: Interesting Cases

Learning Objectives: Recognize select disease “patterns” which suggest a dermatological emergency. Identify classic manifestations of specific dermatological emergencies. Devise therapeutic strategies appropriate to emergent skin diseases.
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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.
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Glucose Gone Wild in the Critically Ill Patient & How to Tame It

Learning Objectives: Discuss the increasing incidence of diabetes in the hospitalized patient. Identify research-supported glycemic goals for patients based on surgical/medical ailments and age. Describe methods of insulin delivery in the acute care arena as well as safe transition off insulin infusion or transfer out of ICU.
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Gonorrhea and Chlamydia: Update on Epidemiology, Testing and Treatment Issues

Learning Objectives: Review the clinical presentations of chlamydia and gonorrhea. Discuss currently recommended diagnostic tests for chlamydia and gonorrhea. Discuss currently recommended treatments for chlamydia and gonorrhea.
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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.
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Hematology/Oncology PICU Issues: Case Studies

Learning Objectives: Review the importance of hemoglobin, coagulation, bone marrow, fibrinolytic and transfusion issues with the critically ill child. Describe the diagnostic laboratory data necessary to care for the child with anemia, platelet disorders, and oncologic emergencies. Prioritize the care for the child with an oncologic emergency.
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Hemodynamic Monitoring: The Continuum of Care from the ED to the ICU

Learning Objectives: Define indications and applications for hemodynamic monitoring in acute and critical care areas. Describe decision algorithms which outline levels of monitoring. Develop an evidence based plan for appropriate level of monitoring.
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Highlights of the New 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC

Learning Objectives: Describe at least one change in the 2015 AHA Guidelines update that will change their practice of resuscitation. List at least 3 ways to minimize interruptions in chest compressions during resuscitation. Describe two options for providing targeted temperature management during post-cardiac arrest care for the child following resuscitation.
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Hot Topics in OB/GYN Litigation

Learning Objectives: Describe the underlying reasons why OB malpractice cases are filed and pursued, in the face of an unfortunate outcome. Analyze and compare their own conduct to actual case examples, to help improve quality of care and raise awareness to litigated issues. Prevent medical errors, through a better understanding of current trends in medico-legal cases.
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Immunology Applications in the PICU: Case Studies

Learning Objectives: Review the components of the immune system that protect the pediatric patient including B and T lymphocytes, natural killer cells as well and the interchange between antigens and antibodies. Describe the impact that diseases and infections such as DiGeorge and Wiskott -Aldrich have on the functioning of the immune system as well as immunglobulins such as IgG, and IgE. App...
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Incontinence and Overactive Bladder: What's a Woman To Do?

Learning Objectives: Identify differences between stress and urge incontinence. Discuss pharmacologic strategies for management of overactive bladder. Discuss the impact of overactive bladder on patients' quality of life.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Mother's Intuition: Critical for Caring for the Chronically Ill Child

Learning Objectives: Discuss examples of maternal intuition. List importance of giving credibility to parental concerns. Review strategies for involvement of parents in their child's healthcare.
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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Something Borrowed, Something New: Are There Best Therapies?

Learning Objectives: Demonstrate improved understanding of current limitations of pharmacologic management of neonatal abstinence syndrome. Have an improved knowledge base of current management options for treating neonatal abstinence. Articulate the ethical and moral challenges and dilemmas in caring for mothers and infants exposed to illicit substances.
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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.
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Neonatal Hypoglycemia: Solve These Cases

Learning Objectives: Discuss postnatal glucose homeostatis. Review differences between PES and AAP recommendations. Analyze AAP algorithm.
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Neonatal Skin: Bacterial Colonization, Disinfection and Antimicrobial Bathing

Learning Objectives: Introduce the concept of the skin microbiome, and what is known about adults, children and neonatal skin microbiome. Discuss use of skin disinfectants in the NICU in terms of efficacy, toxicity and skin irritation. Review studies related to bathing the newborn with antimicrobial solutions and identify the pros and cons of this practice.
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Optimal Nutritional Management After Discharge in the Term and Preterm Neonate

Learning Objectives: List the limitations of our current nutritional discharge process. Identify the areas in nutrition that are important to consider for the growing preterm infant. Develop a framework that clearly creates a detailed nutritional discharge plan for your NICU.
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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
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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.
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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.
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Renal Biomarkers: What's New in Assessing Renal Function?

Learning Objectives: Discuss the best method to evaluate glomerular filtration rate. Describe the use of fractional excretion of sodium in assessing tubular function. Describe the use of newer renal biomarkers in determining acute kidney injury (AKI).
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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What's New for Antibiotics in the NICU?

Learning Objectives:​ Describe the goals of antimicrobial therapy. Describe how dosing is modified to achieve the goals of antimicrobial therapy. Describe dosing guidelines of medication used to treat infants with serious infections.
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What's New in Neonatal Pharmacology and Drug Dosing?

Learning Objectives: Describe new dosing guidelines for at least 1 medication. Describe new safety information for at least 1 medication. Describe FDA final rule regarding drug labeling for use in pregnancy and lactation.
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