Online CME (Non-SHM) Event Listing

 

SHMConsults — Consultative and Perioperative Medicine for Hospitalists (formerly known as Johns Hopkins Consultative Medicine Essentials)

Hospitalists are the fastest growing portion of the physician work force. Some estimate there will be 50,000 hospitalists needed in the next 10 years. As the number of hospitalists grows, so too will the clinical settings in which we practice. Consultative medicine is a service provided by many hospitalists, and a future in which almost all surgical patients are co-managed by hospitalists is already a reality for some. For many of us, our training in consultative medicine during residency was limited. We hope this curriculum will help you to feel more confident about your knowledge and skills and will lead to better patient outcomes. We welcome your comments and suggestions for future topics.

View the SHMConsults page.




Early Diagnosis and Individualized Management of Focal Seizures in the Intensive Care Unit

Objectives:

After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Identify and manage ICU patients that are at risk for seizures
  2. Compare the individual agents, pharmacokinetics, adverse events, and dosing considerations to create individualized treatment plans for epilepsy

Accreditation Statement:

Physicians: Accreditation for Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare. The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: The Society of Critical Care Medicine designates this enduring educational activity for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of .5 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.

PharmacistsThe Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmaceutical education. This course (0236-9999-17-302-H01-P) provides up to .5 contact hours of continuing education. SCCM reports to a continuing pharmacy education (CPE) tracking service, CPE Monitor, using your National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) member number and date of birth. You are responsible for providing accurate information to SCCM and submitting your data within 60 days from participating in the activity. CPE Monitor will authenticate and store data for completed CPE units received by pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

CE Credit provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare- Activity is jointly-provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM).




AHRQ's Effective Healthcare Program's Free Online CME/CE Activities

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) sponsors CME/CE activities that are developed from systematic reviews of evidence on a wide range of topics. Please click here to view the available activities.

For free online AHRQ CME/CE programs highlighting research findings in patient-centered outcomes research, also known as comparative effectiveness research, click here.




Outcomes for VTE Prophylaxis and Treatment: Rationale for Use of New Oral Anticoagulants
August 5, 2015 thru August 5, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Integrity Continuing Education

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a common, lethal disorder that affects hospitalized and nonhospitalized patients, recurs frequently, is often overlooked, and results in long-term morbidity and life-threatening complications. The disease is the 3rd most common cardiovascular illness after acute coronary syndrome and stroke and its continuum includes deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms.

Objectives:

Describe risk factors to accurately identify patients at high risk for development of VTE and tests to diagnose/confirm VTE Compare the safety and efficacy of new oral anticoagulants and older agents for the prevention and treatment of VTE Review clinical practice guidelines to optimally treat and manage patients with provoked and unprovoked VTE Implement strategies to educate patients and improve quality of care in VTE Provide accurate and appropriate counsel as part of the treatment team Provide appropriate care and counsel for patients and their families.

CME Accreditation Statement:

Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditsâ„¢. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.




Evaluating Hospital-based Care Strategies for the COPD Patient Care Pathway
August 5, 2015 thru August 5, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Integrity Continuing Education

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common chronic respiratory condition characterized by progressive airflow limitation resulting in high morbidity and mortality. It is highly variable with regard to the severity of its presentation, exacerbations, and comorbidities from person to person.

Objectives:

Implement guideline-recommended strategies to accurately evaluate patients presenting with acute COPD exacerbations Describe evidence-based pharmacologic treatment strategies for the management of patients with COPD Identify nonpharmacologic strategies for long-term management of COPD and the associated benefits to health outcomes Identify patient-specific factors that impact their ability to adhere to COPD treatment regimens Provide accurate and appropriate counsel as part of the treatment team Provide appropriate care and counsel for patients and their families.

CME Accreditation Statement:

Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditâ„¢. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.




Examining the Standard of Care for Patients with Hepatic Encephalopathy: Newer Strategies for Long-term Treatment
August 5, 2015 thru August 5, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Integrity Continuing Education

Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a potentially reversible state of impaired cognitive function or altered consciousness in patients with acute or chronic liver disease or portosystemic shunting. The level of neurologic and psychiatric impairment can vary from a subtly altered mental status to a deep coma. HE has been shown to have a substantial burden on patients, their families and caregivers, as well as healthcare utilization.

Objectives:

Describe the burden and need to prevent recurrence of rehospitalizations for overt HE Evaluate the efficacy and safety of available and emerging agents for secondary prophylaxis of HE Develop a multidimensional management plan that includes long-term treatment strategies, as well as nonpharmacologic strategies, to care for patients with HE Provide accurate and appropriate counsel as part of the treatment team Provide appropriate care and counsel for patients and their families

CME Accreditation Statement:

Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditâ„¢. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.




Recognizing Diabetic Emergencies: Will You Be Ready?
January 29, 2016 thru January 28, 2017
Sponsored by AstraZeneca

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), hyperglycemic hyperosmolar crisis and euglycemic DKA are clinical crises; DKA is the most serious acute metabolic complication of diabetes, which is caused by reduced insulin secretion or action and increased levels of counterregulatory hormones-leading to hyperglycemia, increased lipolysis, and ketone production. Euglycemic DKA may be an underrecognized condition where patients present with normal blood sugar levels. Sodium-glucose type 2 transporter inhibitors compose a new class of medications that has shown significant benefit in diabetes patients; however, recent data have shown that due to their mechanism of action, their use can be associated with higher rates of euglycemic DKA.

Objectives:

  1. Review the clinical presentation, initial evaluation, and treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), including hyperglycemic hyperosmolar state and euglycemic DKA
  2. Describe the association of sodium-glucose type 2 transporter (SGLT2) inhibitors with euglycemic DKA, in hopes of enhancing recognition of this potentially life-threatening complication
  3. Upon their discharge from the emergency department, counsel patients on clear and actionable items, such as follow-up with their primary care physician and coordination of care with specialists
  4. Provide patient education and self-monitoring tools to help patients maintain optimal glycemic control

CME Accreditation Statement:

1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits, American College of Emergency Physicians accredited provider




ACLS Medical Training is your complete source for advanced cardiovascular life-support, pediatric advanced life support, and basic life support. We offer a wide range of training materials, practice tests, and real-world simulations. Learn at your own pace and in as much detail as you would like. These resources have been written by physicians and nurses and reflect the most recent changes to the American Heart Association clinical guidelines on cardiovascular resuscitation. They are based on years of clinical experience in the most recent peer-reviewed literature.

ACLS Medical Training provides certification and recertification courses in ACLS, PALS and BLS.  We do not require a practical skills test for certification. Our Education Center includes online megacode simulators in lieu of a skills test. We also offer a full range of study guides and training materials to help you prepare.

All of our ACLS, PALS, and BLS training materials are designed to be inclusive, comprehensive, and streamlined. They include what you need to know about the current American Heart Association guidelines and recommendations. If this is your first time learning the material, take sufficient time to learn it well. If you are recertifying, note that there have been some changes from the previous AHA recommendations. These updates are clearly marked in the study materials (and they will show up on the exam!).

For more information on ACLS certification, click here.

You can access our full range of materials here: http://www.aclsmedicaltraining.com/knowledge-base/

Some of the more popular sections below: 
ACLS Megacodes - http://www.aclsmedicaltraining.com/acls-megacode/ 
ACLS Algorithms - http://www.aclsmedicaltraining.com/acls-algorithms/ 
ACLS Manuals - http://www.aclsmedicaltraining.com/provider-manuals/ 
ACLS Practice Tests - http://www.aclsmedicaltraining.com/practice-tests/

Just introduced, an ECG Simulator: https://www.aclsmedicaltraining.com/ecg-simulator/

The ACLS Medical Training course materials and examination is physician created, based off the latest AHA guidelines, and accredited for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.   Certification and recertification courses provided by ACLS Medical Training are accredited by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.  If you are certifying for the first time, we offer eight (8) continuing education credits. If this is your bi-annual renewal, we offer four (4) continuing education credits. Simply pass our examination with a score of 80% or higher and you will receive the appropriate number of continuing education credits.




Serious Bacterial Infections: A Focus on Clostridium difficile & Gram-Negative Infections
April 4, 2016 thru April 4, 2017
Sponsored by Center for Independent Healthcare Education and Vemco MedEd

This program reviews the latest evidence demonstrating how treatment selection should be guided by patient and pathogen risk factors for poor clinical outcomes. It also highlights the role of the latest treatment approaches, including the use of newly-approved beta-lactam/beta-lactamase inhibitor combinations for serious Gram-negative infections, and novel approaches for C. difficile infection.

Objectives:

Discuss epidemiological trends of multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacterial infections and C. difficile infection; Utilize the latest evidence-based strategies for the management of serious bacterial infections based on patient and pathogen factors; Evaluate the role of new and novel therapeutic approaches when managing serious infections caused by Gram-negative bacteria and C. difficile.

CME Accreditation Statement:

Center for Independent Healthcare Education (Center) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Center designates this Enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.




5th International Congress on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
November 6, 2017 thru November 7, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Allied Academics

Allied academies invites all the participants across the globe to attend the International Congress on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease slated on November 6-7, 2017 in Vienna, Austria.

Dates: Novemeber 6-7, 2017

Venue: Vienna, Austria

Theme: Learn more about COPD to overcome the obstacle: Breathe better, Live more COPD Congress 2017 will be organized by OMICS International along with its subsidiary allied academies which is comprised of 3000+ Global Events with over 600+ Conferences, 1200

Objectives:

COPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Disease, Pulmonary Disorder, Emphysema

CME Accreditation Statement:

CPD accredited