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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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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 - 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 - 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Hypoglycemia: Solve These Cases

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