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Mar 15, 2019 | CME 6.50 | USD $219.99 | Cheektowaga, New York
Managing Diabetes: Improving Patient Outcomes is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Mar 15, 2019 at Millennium Buffalo, Cheektowaga, New York, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Physician Assistants, Certified Diabetes Educators, Registered Dietitians & Dietetic Technicians. Credits: Certified Diabetes Educators: The National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators recognizes courses sponsored by a CDR approved provider. This course qualifies for 6.5 continuing education hours. Registered Dietitians & Dietetic Technicians: PESI, Inc. PE001, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 6.5 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program/materials. Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program, or materials. This program/material is designated as LEVEL 2. Nurses/ Nurse Practitioner/ Clinical Nurse Specialists: Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.5 contact hours. Nurse Practitioners: This program offers 390 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 2.0 contact hours toward your pharmacology requirement to receive credit. It is your responsibility to submit your certificate of successful completion and a copy of the seminar brochure to your licensing board. Physician Assistants: “This program is not yet approved for CME credit. Conference organizers plan to request 6.5 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credit from the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Total number of approved credits yet to be determined.” Course Description : As a healthcare professional, you need sufficient diabetes knowledge to provide safe, competent care to patients with diabetes and pre-diabetes. Diabetes is becoming more complex and it is critical that you understand the latest strategies in insulin delivery, blood glucose monitoring, AADE7™, and nutrition to give your patients the best outcomes. Course Objectives: • State diagnostic criteria for Diabetes Mellitus and different diagnoses. • Evaluate Metabolic syndrome and the three H's: Hyperglycemia, Hyperlipidemia, Hypertension. • Recognize the symptoms of Hyperglycemia & Hypoglycemia. • Discuss how to successfully prescribe insulin, other injectable diabetes medications and oral anti-diabetes medications. • Calculate basal/bolus dosing of insulin administration including various insulin administration schedules to achieve optimal control. • Analyze motivational techniques to assist patients for optimal control of their diabetes. • Integrate nutrition and label reading to facilitate patient behavioral changes. • Explain effective new strategies to improve patient outcomes.
Apr 17, 2019 | CME 6.30 | USD $219.99 | Cheektowaga, New York
Challenging Geriatric Issues: Dementia Behaviors is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Apr 17, 2019 at Hilton Garden Inn Rochester Downtown, Rochester, New York, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 contact hours. Target Audience: • Nurses • Physical Therapists • Physical Therapist Assistants • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants • Speech-Language Pathologists • Social Workers • Home Healthcare Providers • Nursing Home Administrators • Registered Dietitians & Dietetic Technicians • Recreation Therapists Course Description: Dealing with cognitively impaired geriatric patients can be challenging even for the experienced healthcare professional. Behaviors such as dementia, aggression, anxiety and depression, refusal of food and fluids, and inappropriate sexual advances pose significant potential barriers to the delivery of essential health care. If older adults are routinely under your care, minimize your risk of escalating the problems associated with troublesome, often irrational behavior by attending this program. Gain valuable insights into the causes of challenging geriatric behaviors and learn innovative and practical intervention strategies to improve the care you provide. Your speaker, M. Catherine Wollman, is an expert in the field of geriatrics. Join her for a day filled with interesting case studies, insightful discussion and interactive learning. Leave with practical techniques you can apply the next day. Objectives: • Assess behavioral problems of older adults with cognitive disturbances. • Consider the advantages of recognition and treatment of early dementia. • Incorporate non-pharmacologic interventions that address biopsychosocial needs of the older adult with challenging behaviors. • Implement specific communication strategies for patients with challenging behaviors. • Analyze evidence-based pharmacologic treatments of behavioral problems in patients. • Determine interventions for challenging geriatric behaviors including pain, nutritional deficits, sleep disorders, depression and delirium. • Evaluate causes and interventions for sexually inappropriate behaviors. • Support and educate family and professional caregivers of older adults exhibiting challenging behaviors.
May 17, 2019 | USD $219.99 | Cheektowaga, New York
Nearing the End of Life: Dare to Care is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on May 17, 2019 at Millennium Buffalo. Cheektowaga, New York, United States of America. Target Audience • Nurses • Nurse Practitioners • Clinical Nurse Specialists • Physician Assistants • Social Workers • Counselors • Case Managers • Chaplains • Clergy Course Description: Eleanor is an 83-year-old widowed lady with known chronic heart failure and advanced dementia. She is now hospitalized with a significant stroke and dysphagia. She does not have a healthcare directive and had never discussed what she would want, other than staying at home until she dies. She is full code. Her family still wants resuscitation attempted. Her children admit they are concerned about what is best for their mother. What are options for Eleanor and her family? Would she benefit from artificial hydration and nutrition? How is she going to receive medications? Can some of her medications be discontinued? Who is going to be her caregiver? In this compelling seminar, multiple case studies like Eleanor's will provide you with examples that you can incorporate when care is more important than cure. To deliver expert, holistic care, healthcare professionals need to have a toolbox full of new interventions to promote quality care at the end of life. Have you ever been asked, "what would you do if this was your family member?" Learn conversation options to use while staying neutral. Did you know that a patient might enroll on hospice care and be a full code? We will discuss how this is done. What can we do for patients seeking euthanasia who see this as the best solution? These situations are becoming more frequent. Anticipate how you will respond. Strategies regarding comfort, communication, choices and control have unique issues and challenges for patients, families and health professionals. We have an obligation to know how to help provide emotional, spiritual, existential, and physical comfort for those who have life-limiting conditions and to support them through difficult decisions. It’s time to think outside the box. Learner Objectives: • Explain how complementary therapies enhance quality of life for patients. • Evaluate the risks and benefits of medical marijuana. • Acknowledge the eight domains of the National Consensus Project. • Analyze five complications related to artificial hydration and nutrition. • Explore ethical issues often seen at the end of life. • Formulate two strategies to diminish fear of death and dying. • Connect moral resiliency to palliative care.
Jun 07, 2019 | USD $219.99 | Cheektowaga, New York
Pharmacology of Infectious Diseases & Immunizations for Advanced Practice Clinicians is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Jun 07, 2019 at Hilton Garden Inn Buffalo Airport, Cheektowaga, New York, United States of America. Target Audience: • Nurses • Advanced Practice Nurses • Clinical Nurse Specialists • Pharmacists • Nurse Practitioners • Physician Assistants 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. Learner 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. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.