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Oct 07, 2000 - Aug 19, 2022 | Contact Hours : 1 | USD $12.00
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Course for Respiratory Therapist is organized by ContinuingEducation.com - OnCourse Learning Corporation. Course Originally Released on: 7/10/2000 Date of Most Recent Review: 8/19/2019 Course Termination/Update Date: 8/19/2022 Accreditation: This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 1 contact hour. Description: Roughly 200,000 Americans are diagnosed with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) each year; yet most of them have no symptoms. In the United States, a ruptured AAA is the 15th leading cause of death in men and the 10th leading cause of death after the age of 55. AAAs also run in families. A person carries a 12-times greater chance of developing an AAA if a first-degree relative has experienced AAA. Clinicians in community and acute care settings should look for evidence of this health problem routinely when assessing older adult patients. Lowering the mortality from ruptured AAAs requires informed consumers who are involved in their own healthcare, as well as knowledgeable healthcare personnel to assess, teach, and guide this target group. Objectives: The goal of this continuing education program is to enhance nurses’, radiologic technologists’, and respiratory therapists’ ability to identify characteristic manifestations, signs of impending rupture, and treatment modalities related to an AAA. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to: • Describe three important clinical manifestations of an AAA. • Recognize major signs of impending rupture of an AAA. • Define the process of identification, management, and treatment of an AAA Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Nov 12, 2015 - Nov 21, 2021 | CME : 10.5 | USD $999.00
Lung Cancer Screening: A Comprehensive Guide is organized by American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS). Date of issuance: November 12, 2015 Date of expiration: November 11, 2021 Accreditation: The American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The ARRS designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and 10.5 American Board of Radiology©, MOC Part II, Self-Assessment CME (SA-CME.) Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Course Description: This online course provides the necessary education and training to improve your image interpretation skills as well as insight to developing a comprehensive lung cancer screening program to help you stay relevant in the chest imaging field. Statement of Need: In November 2014, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved lung cancer screening for Medicare recipients. Following the CMS decision, demand for screening services continues to rise. As a result, practicing radiologists are faced with implementing new lung cancer screening programs in widely diverse practice settings. Goals and Objectives: After completing the material in this article, the learner should be able to: • Interpret the epidemiology of lung cancer Recognize the protean imaging manifestations of lung cancer • Discuss the findings of the National Lung Screening Trial and understand their impact on the current practice of lung cancer screening • Acquire expertise in the detection and characterization of pulmonary nodules • Obtain imaging protocols for low dose lung cancer screening • Review the essentials of establishing a lung cancer screening program • Apply Lung–RADS™ to the reporting of low dose lung cancer screening CT studies Note: In-Training Members will receive a discounted price of $249 after login. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Nov 01, 2017 - Oct 31, 2020 | CME : 3 | USD $15.00
Respiratory Care: Artificial Airways, Mechanical Ventilation, and Chest Tubes is organized by NetCE. Release Date: Nov 01, 2017 Expiration Date: Oct 31, 2020 Accreditation: Designations of Credit NetCE designates this continuing education activity for 3 ANCC contact hour(s). NetCE designates this continuing education activity for 3.6 hours for Alabama nurses. NetCE is authorized by IACET to offer 0.3 CEU(s) for this program. AACN Synergy CERP Category A. Course Objective: The purpose of this course is to reinforce nurses' knowledge and skills related to the care of patients with artificial airways and/or chest tubes in order to improve outcomes and patient quality of life. Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you should be able to: • Outline the types and potential complications of artificial airways. • Discuss nursing management and patient education for patients with mechanical ventilation. • Describe available chest tubes and nursing care of patients who require them. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Nov 17 - 20, 2020
Due to ongoing challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, including the imposed social distancing rules and restrictions, we have decided to present the 2020 Leaders in Healthcare conference as a fully virtual interactive event, taking place on 17-20 November 2020. Course Description: By hosting the Leaders in Healthcare conference virtually we will be able to provide a platform for both aspiring and established leaders to come together and debate the challenges and successes during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is your chance to keep connected and network with your colleagues during these difficult times. The conference is produced by FMLM and BMJ and continues to showcase the most topical issues in healthcare and their relation to the future of medical and wider healthcare leadership and management. Find out more about the event on our website: https://bit.ly/3aevX16 Why Attend? As a delegate: • Learn with colleagues about the future challenges and opportunities in healthcare • Participate in interactive workshops to improve your leadership effectiveness • Network with healthcare leaders across all specialties and career stages • Discuss and share solutions to improve healthcare provision in your workplace As a sponsor: • Network with healthcare leaders across the UK • Learn from senior speakers and thought leaders from health and other sectors • Engage delegates in developing and promoting innovative joined-up healthcare solutions • Understand the needs of doctors and healthcare leaders across all sectors Discuss future opportunities to support medical and healthcare leaders
Nov 18 - Dec 05, 2020
American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) Congress 2020: Live Virtual Learning Event is organized by American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) and will be held from Nov 18 - Dec 05, 2020. Description: Congress LIVE! Includes learning tracks spread across four days — Nov. 18, 20, Dec. 3 and 5. Topics and events cover all respiratory therapy specialties, along with student and early professional opportunities. You will also get the chance to explore the virtual exhibit halls, checking out the latest industry products and services. Session Details: • Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 - 3.33 CRCE Available • Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 - 4.00 CRCE Available • Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 - 4.24 CRCE Available • Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020 - 5.98 CRCE Available Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Nov 01, 2013 - Sep 03, 2021 | CE Hours : 2.4 | USD $21.95
Routine Dyspnea Assessment on Unit Admission is organized by Wolters Kluwer. Dates: Published: Nov 01, 2013 Expires: Sep 03, 2021 Credits: ANCC 2.4 CH DC - BON 2.4 CH FL - BON 2.0 CH Purpose of Activity: To present the details of a pilot study designed to test the feasibility of measuring dyspnea as part of the initial patient assessment nurses perform on clinical inpatient units. Abstract: Dyspnea assessment is valuable in diagnosis, prognosis, symptom management, and targeted intervention, and in the allotment and management of patient care resources. The assessment of dyspnea, like that of pain, depends on patient self-report. Expert consensus panels have called for dyspnea to be measured quantitatively and documented on a routine basis, as is the practice with pain. But little information is available on how to measure and record dyspnea ratings systematically. Consequently, the prevalence of dyspnea in hospital settings may be greater than is generally recognized, and dyspnea may be insufficiently managed. This article describes a pilot study that sought to test the feasibility of measuring dyspnea as part of the initial patient assessment performed by nurses within several inpatient units of a large urban hospital. Learning Objectives: After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to: • identify the background information helpful in understanding the need for the authors' pilot study on measuring dyspnea during the initial patient assessment. • recognize the implications for nursing practice based on the findings of this study. Topics: Dyspnea
JDMS: Objective Lower Extremity Arterial Plethysmographic Waveform Characteristics for Differentiating Significant Inflow Disease in Nondiabetic...
May 04, 2016 - May 04, 2022 | Credits : 0.25
JDMS: Objective Lower Extremity Arterial Plethysmographic Waveform Characteristics for Differentiating Significant Inflow Disease in Nondiabetic... is organized by Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS). Start Date: 05/04/2016 Expiration Date: 05/04/2022 Accreditation: This Course has been approved for a maximum of 0.25 Credits Description: Segmental pressure and air plethysmography waveform (APW) analyses are widely used for noninvasive diagnosis of lower extremity peripheral arterial disease (PAD). The contribution of APW analysis to the diagnosis of PAD at the common femoral artery level or above (INFLOW) has been minimally assessed. This study examines APW characteristics in the thigh to determine which features best identify flow-limiting (> 50% diameter) INFLOW disease. Nondiabetic vascular laboratory patients with segmental APW analysis, systolic pressure measurements, and arteriography within 30 days of their noninvasive vascular ultrasound procedure were included for study. Thigh plethysmographic waveforms were evaluated for acceleration time (TIME) from onset of systole to peak systole, relative amplitude reduction (RAR) one-fifth of a second after peak systole, and waveform downslope curvature (CURV). Patients with nonsignificant INFLOW disease were defined by thigh plethysmography waveforms with inward CURV regardless of TIME or with TIME less than 0.28 seconds and even CURV. Significant INFLOW disease was defined by TIME > 0.28 seconds and outward or even CURV. Sensitivity for defining INFLOW disease was 94% (15/16) and specificity 81% (26/30); positive predictive value was 79% (15/19) and negative predictive value 96% (26/27). Thigh-level APW characteristics may improve identification of INFLOW disease in nondiabetic patients undergoing physiologic testing for lower extremity PAD. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Nov 01, 2017 - Dec 04, 2020 | Contact Hours : 1.5 | USD $17.95
Adult Asthma: Diagnosis and Treatment is organized by Wolters Kluwer. Published: Nov 2017 Expires: 12/4/2020 Credits: • ANCC - 1.5 CH / 1.0 CH • DC - BON 1.5 CH • FL - BON 1.5 CH • GA - BON 1.5 CH Purpose of Activity: To provide an overview of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of adults with asthma. Overview: Adult asthma is a prevalent chronic medical condition that is associated with high morbidity, mortality, and cost. Early identification, evidence-based diagnosis, and step-wise management can lead to improvements in patient outcomes, decrease exacerbations, and eliminate respiratory function decline as the patient ages. Learning Objectives/Outcomes: After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to: • Recall the pathophysiology of asthma and factors considered in the diagnostic process. • Outline evidence-based, systematic approaches to managing asthma in adult patients. Topics: Asthma, Respiratory Assessment Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Nov 29, 2017 - Nov 29, 2020 | Contact Hours : 1.75 | USD $15.00
Smoking Cessation: Developing a Workable Program is organized by Nurse.com - OnCourse Learning Corporation. Release Date: Nov 29, 2017 Expiration date: Nov 29, 2020 The target audience for this medical event is intended for an interprofessional audience, including pharmacists, dietitians/nutritionists, nurses, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, and social workers. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 1.75 Contact Hours. Course Description: This course provides an overview of the need for smoking cessation, components of a successful program, the process for working as an interprofessional team, stages of readiness during the smoking cessation process, and how to help patients at each stage, including a discussion on smoking cessation aids and their benefits and risks. Conference Objectives: The goal of this smoking cessation continuing education program is to help pharmacists, dietitians/nutritionists, nurses, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, and social workers work together to create a successful plan to help patients quit smoking. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to: • Describe the need to balance concerns about potential harms that result from uncontrolled pain and iatrogenic harms from its treatment • Select and properly use evidence-based pain assessment tools based on the patient’s age and ability to communicate • Create and implement a pain treatment plan that integrates guided imagery with pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies based on evidence-based guidelines given the pain type andpatient specific risk factors or comorbidities • Evaluate multimodal treatment plans with interprofessional input for patients with complex or persistent pain Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available
Dec 27, 2017 - Dec 27, 2020 | USD $9.95
Bronchial Hygiene Therapy: Equipment and Techniques for Airway Suctioning is organized by Western Schools and will be held from Dec 27, 2017 - Dec 27, 2020. Description: This intermediate level course presents the equipment and techniques used by respiratory therapists for airway suctioning. The indications, contraindications, hazards and complications of suctioning are discussed, along with patient assessments before and after the procedure. Detailed information is provided on types of suction catheters, suctioning procedure, open suctioning and closed suctioning. A clinical case study is included to reinforce learning concepts, and pre- and post-test questions are used to assess learning outcomes. A list of references is provided as a guide for additional reading. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.