Current Programs - ExtendMed

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.

(3 Hours)
SCOPE of Pain: Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education

SCOPE of Pain: Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education
26606 registrants. 15977 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).

(60 minutes)
Clinical Updates in Anticoagulation Therapy for Stroke Prevention

Clinical Updates in Anticoagulation Therapy for Stroke Prevention
460 registrants. 162 have completed the program.
Through a free-form faculty discussion you will learn about the most up-to-date treatments in anticoagulation therapy for preventing stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. Our expert faculty panel discusses a selection of the most important issues today including guidelines, bleeding risk, renal issues, the role of aspirin, current and new anticoagulants and perioperative management.This online continuing education program is brought to you by the Anticoagulation Forum and Boston University School of Medicine's Department of Continuing Medical Education.

(45 minutes)
Hospital-based Interventions for Improving the Long-term Management of COPD

Hospital-based Interventions for Improving the Long-term Management of COPD
736 registrants.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common respiratory condition characterized by progressive airflow limitation and is often associated with high morbidity and mortality. COPD is a treatable disease in its early stages, making early and accurate diagnosis an important component of care. Despite the availability of several clinical guidelines and effective treatments, underdiagnosis and mismanagement of patients with COPD remains common. Hospitals represent an important point of intervention in the care pathway for COPD. Because exacerbations often require intensive acute care in this setting, hospital-based healthcare professionals have significant opportunities to improve management of the disease. Therefore, it is important for hospital-based healthcare professionals to be familiar with the recommendations and strategies for optimal management of patients with COPD.

Addressing Challenging Cases in the Management of DMD Therapy for MS

Addressing Challenging Cases in the Management of DMD Therapy for MS
162 registrants.