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Aug 24, 2018 | CME 6.25 | USD $229.99 | Pharmacy and Medicine
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Opioid Use Disorders: Clinical Insights and Effective Therapeutic Approaches for Opioid Use and Co-Occurring Disorders is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Aug 24, 2018 at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - Arlington Heights, Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Social Workers, Counselors, Psychologists, Addiction Counselors, Therapists, Case Managers, Nurses Public Health Department Staff, Marriage and Family Therapists, Other Mental Health Professionals. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Course Description: A national emergency the worst drug crisis in U.S. history. The grim news surrounding opioid abuse continues to make headlines. But you know what lies behind the headlines. People. People whose lives have been devastated. Jail time and lost jobs. Shattered families. Early deaths and grieving families. People like you and I prescribed a highly addictive substance to treat their chronic pain or after a minor medical procedure, who find themselves in a dangerous free-fall that leaves their lives in ruin. People who walk through your door looking to you for help. Yet opioid disorders are substantially different from other addictions. Drug-driven brain change and physical dependence, coupled with a substance that perilously slows breathing and heart rate have created a deadly epidemic of unprecedented proportions. Super potent synthetics like Fentanyl are flowing into our cities and towns; a cheap but deadly substitute putting the lives of opioid abusers at risk. And many individuals with opioid use disorders have at least one co-occurring mental health problem that must be addressed in the effort to achieve and sustain recovery. A one-size fits all approach to addiction simply won’t suffice. Attend this critical one-day seminar and get the tools you need to end the suffering and bring hope and healing to your clients! Course Objectives: • Characterize how the addictive properties and physical impacts of opioids on the body increase the risk of deadly overdose and specify how this information informs treatment approach. • Detail how self-stigma becomes a barrier to treatment, and articulate how clinicians can employ techniques to combat this obstacle. • Establish how Contingency Management can be used in therapy to increase recovering opioid addicts’ willingness to participate in treatment. • Communicate how clinicians can assess ongoing opioid use treatment to evaluate effectiveness, and outline steps that can be taken to modify treatment when needed. • Articulate how screening tools can be used with opioid addicted clients to identify co-occurring disorders that can negatively impact treatment outcomes. • Examine the latest research regarding the efficacy of Medication Assisted Treatment approaches with opioid abusing clients.
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Pharmacology of Infectious Diseases & Immunizations for Advanced Practice Clinicians is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Sep 17, 2018 at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - Arlington Heights, Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Nurses, Advanced Practice Nurses, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nurse Midwives, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 contact hours. Course Description: Attend this seminar and learn proper prescribing, patient education and monitoring procedures for a variety of drug regimens used to treat common acute and chronic infectious diseases. Choosing an antibacterial agent can be challenging, given the plethora of drugs available on the market and the emerging trend in bacterial resistance. You will learn the pharmacology of different classes of antimicrobials used to treat infectious disease states encountered in clinical practice. Discover the spectrums of activity, pharmacokinetic characteristics, and parameters for monitoring therapeutic outcomes. Emphasis is placed on the new antimicrobials and advances in evidence-based treatment guidelines. You will leave this seminar better prepared to design appropriate and cost-effective drug regimens for improved therapeutic outcomes. Course Objectives: • Analyze the major classes of antibiotics and their pharmacokinetic characteristics. • Apply current evidenced-based approaches to select appropriate treatment regimens for common infections encountered in clinical practice. • Prescribe antimicrobials based on empiric dosing recommendations. • Plan goals of therapy and parameters for monitoring therapeutic response to antimicrobials. • Recommend specific antimicrobial therapeutic drug monitoring to maximize efficacy and minimize toxicities (e.g., vancomycin and aminoglycosides). • Develop preventative strategies to limit antimicrobial resistance. • Design patient and caregiver education on the proper use of antimicrobials.
Sep 24, 2018 | CME 6.00 | USD $229.99 | Mental Health and Law
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Illinois Mental Health & The Law - 2018 is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Sep 24, 2018 at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - Arlington Heights, Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Psychologists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Counselors, Risk Managers, Addiction Professionals, Case Managers, Nurses. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.0 hours of continuing education credit. Course Description: As a mental health professional, you not only deal with critical clinical matters with your clients - you must also stay up-to-date on seemingly ever-changing laws and procedures. Keeping up-to-date is essential in order to protect your clients and yourself. At this comprehensive one-day seminar you will gain an understanding of confidentiality, risk management, recent legislation and trends in mental health law in Illinois, guardianship, commitment, practical legal options-and more, that will help you stay on top of issues that arise in everyday clinical situations. Course Objectives: • Summarize the legal considerations when opening and maintaining a private mental health practice. • Explain the potential role of mental health professionals in legal proceedings related to client care. • Identify client confidentiality issues and when clinicians are obligated to disclose protected health information. • Navigate the legal and ethical issues related with the use of technology as related to clinical practice. • Determine the advantages and disadvantages of legal guardianship for disabled adult clients. • Differentiate between the processes for voluntary and involuntary commitment for treatment and determine the clinician’s role in each.
Oct 03, 2018 | USD $229.99 | Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Arlington Heights, Illinois
High-Functioning Autism: Proven & Practical Interventions for Challenging Behaviors in Children, Adolescents & Young Adults is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Oct 03, 2018 at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - Arlington Heights, Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States of America. Course Description: This intensive, full day seminar provides proven intervention strategies, essential treatment tools, and behavioral techniques to help you analyze behaviors and actions, identify consequences for behaviors, and teach new skills to children, adolescents and young adults with high-functioning autism (HFA). Walk away with practical intervention techniques for social success, behavior changes and overcoming challenging co-occurring behaviors that deliver success through adulthood. The challenging co-occurring issues to be addressed are: • Social and communication • Sensory • Anxiety/Rigidity/Non-compliance • ADHD/ADD • OCD • Psychotropic medications Gain valuable insight into common psychotropic medications, including both the helpful effects and potentially problematic side effects, that these individuals are prescribed. We will explore the advantage of pro-social punishment as a new idea to target and help make changes to difficult behaviors. You will receive the tools necessary to gain effective collaboration between clinicians, educators and parents. Through case studies, video clips and class participation you will leave this seminar with the confidence to identify actions that cause impediments in change, utilize more successful consequences for behaviors, and teach new skills to children, adolescents, and young adults with HFA. Don’t just manage these individuals; provide interventions that can lead to successful independence into their adult years! Course Objectives are: • Implement interventions to teach children/adolescents diagnosed with High-Functioning Autism (HFA) the skills to independently manage their own regulation, anxiety and fears. • Design effective strategies to approach transitions and routine life challenges for children/adolescents diagnosed with HFA. • Utilize specific interventions to improve long-term social-emotional success for children/adolescents diagnosed with HFA. • Suggest specific sensory-based calming techniques to reduce anxiety for children/adolescents diagnosed with HFA. • Recognize the potential side effects of psychotropic medication that can mimic or cause behavioral issues related to HFA. • Design specific behavioral interventions to reduce frequency, intensity and duration of difficult behaviors in children/adolescents with HFA. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.