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May 02, 2020 - Jan 01, 2021 | CEUs 5 | Free
Pulmonary System - Critical Care is organized by echelon. This course is accessible until 1/1/2021. Accreditation: CEU: 5 Description: A&P and Arterial Blood Gases, Assessment and Airway Management, Disease States, and Ventilation and Chest Tubes present an overview of pulmonary anatomy and physiology, a discussion of the elements involved in pulmonary assessment, and a description of several pulmonary disorders and interventions. How does the body regulate gas exchange and maintain acid/base balance? What is the etiology for patients with acute respiratory failure, ARDs, COPD and asthma? Also covered are the modes of ventilation, ventilator-associated pneumonia, suction and secretion management, plus the effect of ventilation on body systems. Program Outcomes: A&P and Arterial Blood Gases (2 CEU) • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system. • Discuss the mechanisms that control respiration. • Discuss the steps in diffusion and gas exchange. • Discuss the relationships described by the oxyhemoglobin dissociation curve. • Describe factors that affect the work of breathing. • Discuss the clinical implications of normal and abnormal ABG values. • Discuss compensation mechanisms for pH imbalances. • Describe ABG test processes and interpretation. Assessment and Airway Management (1 CEU) • Explain the process of assessing the pulmonary system, elaborating on the components of inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation. • Discuss the importance of medical history as the bedside inspection is initiated. • Describe the process of chest auscultation and the implications of misplaced breath sounds. • List four changes that occur in the respiratory system as a result of aging. • Describe the requirements for normal oxygenation, and list the signs and symptoms of oxygen deprivation. • Describe four oxygen delivery devices and the criteria/parameters for each. • Explain two assistive/correction actions for airway obstruction. Disease States (1 CEU) • Calculate the V/Q ratio and the PaO2/FiO2 ratio. • Identify the pathology, etiology, and clinical presentation for a patient with acute respiratory failure. • Describe the physical findings and list the factors included in the clinical assessment of the patient with acute respiratory distress syndrome. • List treatment, therapy and medications used in the treatment of a patient with acute respiratory distress syndrome. • Describe the physical findings and list the factors included in the clinical assessment of the patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma. • Identify the various medications and therapies used in the treatment of a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma. • Identify the signs and symptoms of pneumonia, pulmonary emboli, and lung cancer, and treatment options for each. Ventilation and Chest Tubes (1 CEU) • Explain various modes of ventilation. • List three interventions that assist in the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia. • Differentiate between high pressure and low pressure alarms as well as circumstances when they occur. • Describe how positive pressure ventilation can affect several body system functions. • Describe appropriate suctioning technique and supplies necessary for the process. • Describe indications for chest tube placement and chest drainage systems utilized. • Explain appropriate maintenance techniques and troubleshooting activities for chest tubes. • List two indications for chest tube clamping and the guidelines utilized.
Sep 24, 2019 - Sep 24, 2021 | CME 1 | Free
Updates in vaccine-preventable diseases: meningococcal meningitis is organized by ScientiaCME. Release Date: Sep 24, 2019 Expiration Date: Sep 24, 2021 Accreditation: Credit Designation: ScientiaCME designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. ABIM MOC Recognition Statement: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. Pharmacists ScientiaCME is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmaceutical education. This activity is approved for 1.00 hours (0.10 CEUs) of continuing education. Proof of participation will be posted to your NABP CPE profile within 4 to 6 weeks to participants who have successfully completed the post-test. Participants must participate in the entire presentation and complete the course evaluation to receive continuing pharmacy education credit. ACPE # 0574-0000-19-034-H01-P. CPE credit effective 9/25/19 and expires 9/25/21. Description: In this online CME self-learning activity: Meningococcal disease is a potentially severe bacterial infection caused by Neisseria meningitidis that may lead to serious sequelae and death in some even with appropriate treatment. N. meningitidis is a leading cause of bacterial meningitis and sepsis in the United States. Since the peak of the disease in the late 1990s, the incidence has declined annually and was at historic low rate of 0.11 per 100,000 population (349 cases) in the year 2017. Among the identified bacterial serogroups, B, C, and Y cause the majority of cases in the United States. Sixty percent of cases among patients 0-59 months and 50% of cases among 17-23 years of age are caused by serogroup B. Seventy-three percent of all cases among eleven year old or more are caused by serogroups C, W, or Y. This activity has been designed for HCPs to review and update vaccination guidelines, raise awareness of gaps in practice, and improve competence and performance related to vaccination of eligible patients. Objectives: By the end of the session the participant will be able to: • Recall epidemiology, clinical features, and complications of meningococcal meningitis • Recognize high-risk groups (e.g., 16-23 years of age) and describe the importance of immunizing them • Describe present meningococcal vaccination recommendations, and apply them to patient cases • Describe the importance of vaccine series completion to patients in the prevention of invasive meningococcal disease caused by various serotypes • Formulate an approaches to engaging with adolescents and young adults regarding meningococcal vaccination
Apr 13, 2018 - Apr 13, 2021 | CME 1 | Free
Identification & Management of Hyperkalemia in the Emergency Setting Enduring is organized by Center for Emergency Medical Education (CEME). Release Date: Apr 13, 2018 Expiration Date: Apr 13, 2021 Accreditation: This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Course Description: The of goal of this activity is to review the identification and management of hyperkalemia in the Emergency Setting through education on the clinical application of new treatment options, guidelines, and the best practices available for patients with hyperkalemia, and provide clinical case studies on the optimal management of hyperkalemia. Learning Objectives: • Describe the early identification and risk stratification of cardiovascular disease patients presenting to the ER who are at risk for hyperkalemia • Review the clinical trial data, mechanisms of action, safety, efficacy, and clinical application of therapies for the management of hyperkalemia in cardiovascular patients • Review the best practices for the treatment of hyperkalemia in cardiovascular patients presenting to the ER Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.