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.
Fundamentals of Healthcare Epidemiology: Essentials for Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections
The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) adapted their Training Course in Healthcare Epidemiology to a one-day curriculum. The following activity consists of recordings from training courses that took place in March and October 2009. The curriculum includes case studies supplemented with lectures and seminars covering fundamental aspects of healthcare epidemiology, including: * Outbreak Investigation & Management * Prevention Strategies for Healthcare-Associated Infections: A review of the SHEA-IDSA Compendium * Environmental Hygiene & Disinfection and Sterilization * Isolation Precautions * Epidemiology & Surveillance * Antimicrobial Stewardship * California Mandates for Infection Control and Public Reporting
Antimicrobial Stewardship in Practice Educational Series
This activity is designed for pediatric and adult infectious diseases physicians, healthcare epidemiologists, microbiologists, and other healthcare practitioners who desire to implement or improve an antimicrobial stewardship program for their healthcare institution. Individuals representing community-based hospitals are particularly targeted for this activity; however, individuals representing all sizes of institutions will find the content relevant to their needs.
ASGE Online Learning Center
This site includes online educational activities such as Clinical Guidelines CME, videos from the Endoscopic Learning Library (previously only available on DVD), and additional recorded sessions, practice management resources and Video Forum selections. You can search for these activities by type of activity, topic, or keywords.
Dialysis Center Dialogues
This 1-hour, on-demand activity is an enduring Webcast of the live Web conference series held in October and November 2012 for U.S.-based dialysis centers. Topics include: A summary of the 2012 KDIGO recommendations for anemia management. Standard anemia treatment protocols used at other dialysis centers. Real-life patient case scenarios illustrating who can be managed using standard anemia treatment protocols and who requires more individualized care. A question and answer session with advice from faculty experts.
SCOPE of Pain: Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education
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).
Type 2 Diabetes: Emerging Therapies and Evolving Standards of Care
The incidence and prevalence of diabetes continue to increase in epidemic proportions, with only about half of patients achieving recommended glycemic goals. Along with continuing changes in management approaches, there are new potential physiologic targets for type 2 diabetes-particularly the kidney. This program focuses on evolving standards of care and a novel class of agents that target renal glucose reabsorption as a means of reducing hyperglycemia and improving outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes. This CME/CE activity consists of a live, interactive Web-based teleconference. The faculty will present updated clinical information, and their discussions will incorporate real-time polling questions, allowing participants to weigh in during the program. The faculty will also answer questions submitted by participants during the Q&A session at the end of the program.
Back to School on Head Lice: Practical Strategies for Managing Infestations
Head lice infestation is an all-too-familiar occurrence among school-age children. School nurses and pediatric nurse practitioners, as the typical first responders, are in a pivotal position to ensure cool-headed, successful management of this vexing condition. Two nationally recognized experts share their experience and expertise in a program that will enhance your clinical understanding of head lice and equip you with practical strategies for dealing decisively and effectively with their unwelcome visits. The session will offer helpful guidance on making an accurate diagnosis and choosing among a growing array of treatment options. You'll also receive timely tips for dispelling common myths about head lice and expert advice on developing an evidence-based approach to the education of parents, children, school officials, and the community at large.
Exploring the Management and Treatment of Anaphylaxis
Up to 6 million people in the US are at risk for anaphylaxis. Multiple studies and surveys show increasing prevalence of anaphylaxis, particularly among those under age 20. This program provides an overview of diagnosis and treatment of anaphylaxis. There will also be an exploration of the features and use of Auvi-Q (epinephrine injection, USP), an epinephrine auto-injector that was introduced this year.