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Prevention of Pediatric Obesity- Discuss the past and current statistics of pediatric overweight and obesity for all age groups in the United States. Define the terms obesity and overweight for the pediatric population. Discuss current recommendations for screening of overweight and obesity in the pediatric population. Identify 5 educational pediatric obesity prevention strategies for implementation into the current (practicing NP) or future (NP student) practice setting. Indicate personal confidence level to prevent pediatric obesity before and after the completion of the program.    1.0 Free Contact Hours

Uses, Mechanisms and Counseling Points for Common Natural Products- Explain the theory of homeopathy. Identify the uses of common and emerging herbal products. Discuss the mechanism of action of such herbal products as red yeast rice, glucosamine and chondroitin. Identify key herbal-drug, herbal-disease state and herballaboratory interactions. Determine appropriate counseling points for patients using select herbal products.   1.7 Free Contact Hours which inlcudes 1.7 Hours of Pharmacology   Link to Post-test

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NEW!  Management of Overweight and Obesity- Screen patient for overweight or obesity. Catagorize a patient’s excess weight based on body mass index. Discuss the negative consequences of excessive weight, inlcuding counseling on diet and physical activity, prescribing medications when appropriate and referring for surgery when needed. Counsel patients over time to help them achieve theri weight-related health goals.  1.0 Free Contact Hrs/0.1 Hours of Pharmacology   Link to Post-test
NEW!  Pharmacology Basics- The participant will be familiar with the role of receptors related to medications. The participant will identify the four components of pharmacokinetics. The participant will be familiar with how medications are classified. The participant will identify some medications from some commonly seen classifications, as well as their actions, uses, adverse reactions and side effects, contraindications, and implications.  4.0 Free Contact Hours which includes 4.0 Free Pharmacology Hours

33-Year-Old Woman with Recurrent Neurological Events- Recognize early MS symptoms and facilitate accurate diagnosis according to recommended MS diagnostic and imaging criteria. Identify strategies for managing the symptoms and complications of MS in the primary care setting. Assess the risks and benefits of currently available disease modifying therapies in the treatment of patients with MS. Monitor MS patients on disease modifying therapies for effectiveness and safety.   2.0 Free Contact Hours which inlcudes 1.0 Hours of Pharmacology (+MD)

Blood Transfusion Reaction- Identify risk factors, signs, and symptoms of blood transfusion reaction. Describe goals of care for a patient with a blood transfusion reaction. Describe evidence-based nursing and medical management of a blood transfusion reaction.  1.0 Free Contact Hrs/0.2 Pharmacology   (expires 4/15/14)

Does Adverse Oral Health Lead to Cognitive Impairment and Decline in Older Adults? Describe the current evidence relevant to adverse oral health and cognitive impairment and decline. Appropriately counsel older adults on the potential benefits of good oral hygiene.  1.0 Free Contact Hours which includes 0.5 Hours of Pharmacology  (+MD)


Take Care Clinics- Clinical Practice Strategies Series

Evidenced Based Pediatric Treatment Guidelines: Clinical Practice Strategies for the Retail Clinician- Pediatric Refresher Course.  3.0 Free Contact Hours which includes 0.75 Hours of Pharmacology   Link to Post-test

Evidenced Based Adult Treatment Guidelines: Clinical Practice Strategies for the Retail Clinician: Part 1- Adult Treatment Refresher Course.  3.0 Free Contact Hours which includes 0.75 Hours of Pharmacology   Link to Post-test

Evidenced Based Adult Treatment Guidelines: Clinical Practice Strategies for the Retail Clinician: Part 2- Adult Treatment Refresher Course.   3.0 Free Contact Hours which includes 0.75 Hours of Pharmacology   Link to Post-test


Pancreatic Enzyme Replacement Therapy: What Nurses Need to Know- Describe indications for pancreatic enzyme therapy. Identify signs and symptoms of pancreatic enzyme insufficiency. Explain nursing considerations for administration of pancreatic enzyme therapy.  1.0 Free Contact Hours/0.5 Hours of Pharmacology   (+RN)
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Dietary Supplements in Adults taking Cardiovascular Drugs: A Comparative Effectiveness Review- Determine the benefits and harms of the concomitant use of complementary and alternative medicines in combination with cardiovascular drugs on the cardiovascular disease population. Assess the use of specific dietary supplements on clinical cardiovascular effectiveness or efficacy outcomes. Apply the AHRQ results to guide effective management of cardiovascular disease for shared decision making.  0.5 Free Contact Hours, which includes 0.5 hours of pharmacology  (1.0 for MD, RN, RPh, CM)

Key Strategies to Keep Heart Failure Patients Out of the Hospital- Evaluate the risk factors and clinical interventions for heart failure. Identify the importance of early follow-up care by PCPs in keeping heart failure patients from being readmitted. Apply new initiatives that PCPs can participate in to help reduce hospital readmissions and improve patient quality of life.  1.0 Free Contact Hours/0.5 Hours of Pharmacology  (+MD)

Improving Outcomes for an Aging Population: Alzheimer’s Treatment in Long Term Care- Discuss assessment tools for the diagnosis of residents with AD in the LTC setting. Analyze clinical guidelines for management of AD in the context of recent clinical trials and utilization of available therapeutic options. Differentiate patients with AD from those with other types of dementia or psychiatric disorders. 1.0 Free Contact Hours  (+MD, RN)

The Role of Inflammation in Health and Disease- Fatty Acids and Inflammation. Evidence supporting Soy Oil in lowering inflammation and risk of other Chronic Diseases. Health & Nutrition. The Soy Connection Spring 2012 – Vol 20, No 2. 1.0 Free Contact Hours  (+RD)  Link to Post-test

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Soy and the New Dietary Guidelines-  (The Soy Connection) For the first time in a decade, the new Dietary Guidelines address the role of animal and plant protein in health outcomes. Protein foods from plant sources, including soy, contribute to the advised nutrient dense total dietary pattern that can help maintain calorie balance while meeting many of the other recommendations and nutrient requirements. A general theme that Americans are “overfed and undernourished” prevails throughout the 2010 Dietary Guidelines.  1.0 Free Contact Hours   Link to Post-test


Overcoming Barriers to Successful Pain Management in Older Adults- Incorporate pain scales and other measurement tools to identify the pain generator and assess control of acute and chronic pain in older adults. Summarize the elements of a comprehensive pain treatment plan, integrating psychological, social, and rehabilitation approaches along with medical interventions appropriate to the pain complaint. Outline strategies to decrease the risk of opioid analgesic abuse, including proper opioid dosing, storage, and disposal as well as emerging opioid formulations designed to decrease the risks of diversion and abuse. Review current legal/regulatory requirements designed to ensure safe and responsible prescribing of opioids for pain management.  1.0 Free Contact Hrs which inlcudes 0.5 of Pharmacology

New & Emerging Treatment Options in Type II Diabetes- Describe the mechanism of action and place in therapy of existing and emerging options for the management of type 2 diabetes. Discuss recent changes to national guidelines for the management of type 2 diabetes. Examine pharmacologic strategies in management of patients with type 2 diabetes. Explain current and emerging trends in diabetes care.  1.0 Free Contact Hours which includes 1.0 Hours of Pharmacology  (+RN, RPh)

Current Concepts in Neonatal Nutrition- Describe optimal infant nutrition, specific dietary needs, and current recommendations for neonates. Have the ability to use human milk and fortify it to meet the needs of premature infants. Integrate new developments in nutrition for the premature neonate into clinical practice.   1.0 Free Contact Hours  (+RD, DTR, RN, MD)  

Newest Evidence to Thwart the Impact of Hepatitis C- Assess the prevalence, risk factors, newest screening recommendations and practice guidelines for hepatitis C. Summarize recent pivotal research results related to efficacy and safety of pharmacologic agents for the treatment of hepatitis C, with a focus on triple therapy paradigms. Evaluate methods for appropriate monitoring and management of patient response to therapy. Assess the potential role of emerging therapy in the evolving treatment paradigm.  1.25 Free Contact Hours which includes 0.5 Hours of Pharmacology (+MD, PA, RPh, RN)

Comparative Effectiveness of Therapies for Reducing the Risk of Primary Breast Cancer: Guidance for Shared Decision Making- Compare the effectiveness of tamoxifen, raloxifene, and tibolone in the general population and specific subpopulations of at-risk women. Evaluate key differences in side effects, harms, persistence, and adherence associated with tamoxifen, raloxifene, and tibolone. Apply the findings in clinical settings to help at-risk women make informed and shared decisions about whether to use risk-reducing medications.  1 .0 Free Contact Hour which includes 0.5 hours of pharmacology  (+MD, PA, RN, RPh, MA, CM, CHES)