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.
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
516 registrants. 237 have completed the program.
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
5607 registrants. 2930 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).
Back to School on Head Lice: Practical Strategies for Managing Infestations
2135 registrants. 355 have completed the program.
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
304 registrants. 107 have completed the program.
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.
Getting Our Heads Together: A Community Approach to Head Lice
255 registrants. 43 have completed the program.
This presentation by 3 knowledgeable and experienced clinicians will outline the essential elements of a collaborative, community-minded approach to head lice: 1. Educate: Dispelling myths about head lice and dealing with associated stigmas. 2. Advocate: Developing evidence-based approaches to head lice treatment and school exclusion policies. 3. Coordinate: Creating effective channels of communication among all stakeholders.