A Firsthand Look at the ExtendMed Advantage
With a wide range of promotional and CME programs, ExtendMed has become a leading name in medical education. Here you can access a sampling of our recent programs. Please note that the programs marked CME are complete, fully-accredited courses available for medical certification.
Mastering Valuable Hands On Procedures
Family physicians, FNPs and PAs often see patients with conditions that require the performance of a minor office procedure. Too often, many patients are referred out of the practice. Learn the benefits of adding these simple procedures to your practice. This CME online program will demonstrate the indications and contraindications for joint and soft-tissue injections and aspirations. Also the program will address the common techniques used to perform skin biopsies.
SCOPE of Pain: Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education
10924 registrants. 6406 have completed the program.
SCOPE of pain is an educational program that will help you safely and competently manage your patients with chronic pain. Through the case of Mary Williams, a 42 year old with painful diabetic neuropathy and chronic low back pain, you'll learn how to: 1) decide on appropriateness of opioid analgesics; 2) assess for opioid misuse risk; 3) counsel patients about opioid safety, risks and benefits; 4) competently monitor patients prescribed opioids for benefit and harm; 5) make decisions on continuing or discontinuing opioid analgesics; 6) safely discontinue opioids when there is too little benefit or too much risk and harm. Offered in collaboration with the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) and the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), this program addresses the FDA mandate to manufacturers of extended release/long-acting (ER/LA) opioid analgesics, by providing comprehensive prescriber education in the safe use of these medications. It also addresses many key elements of the physician education component of the Obama Administration's prescription drug abuse prevention plan on prescriber education released in April 2011. This program is funded by an unrestricted educational grant awarded by the manufacturers of ER/LA opioid analgesics, known as the REMS Program Companies (RPC).
Vaccine Confidence: The Key to Communicating With Parents of Pediatric Patients
648 registrants. 122 have completed the program.
The program will highlight strategies for overcoming vaccine hesitancy and building vaccine confidence among parents of pediatric patients. Considering the recent outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases such as pertussis and measles, and the impact of non-medical exemptions on immunization coverage rates, confident approaches to communication about vaccines are needed more than ever.
Influenza and Chronic Medical Conditions: How Risk Adds to Risk in the Older Adult
256 registrants. 37 have completed the program.
This educational webcast explores ways in which influenza and comorbidities such as heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes interact to dramatically increase the risks of influenza-related complications, hospitalization, and death. This non-CME presentation also stresses how important it is for health care providers to identify and immunize patients at high risk of influenza, especially older adults who are likely to have one or more comorbid conditions. Lastly, the program reviews why the use of vaccines that generate a higher immune response may be important to help prevent influenza infection and its potentially life-threatening complications in older adults. Influenza and Chronic Medical Conditions: How Risk Adds to Risk in the Older Adult is now available on demand through April 2015.