Pharmacology CME Courses

Pharmacology CME Courses

Credits: 1 (AMA PRA Category 1)
Format: Online Streaming Video, PDF, Online Download, Interactive Online
Price: Free
Release Date: October 19, 2017
Expiration Date: October 19, 2019
Summary:

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third-leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. While a majority of patients are diagnosed before their disease has metastasized, a fifth of patients have advanced disease at the time of diagnosis. Early detection and screening have been shown to significantly reduce CRC mortality, and screening is widely recommended for average-risk adults beginning at age 50 years, (as well as earlier for individuals at higher risk). Since the mid-1990s, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, American Cancer Society, and other groups have recommended several modalities for screening: fecal occult blood testing (FOBT), flexible sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, and barium enema. Recent years have seen the addition of newer screening technologies, including stool DNA, computed tomographic colonography, and capsule endoscopy.

By the end of the session the participant will be able to:

  • Describe present the current practice guideline recommendations with respect to colorectal cancer screening, including colonoscopy preparation, and apply them to patient cases
  • Identify the treatment modalities currently available for management of mCRC and apply them to patient cases using evidence-based medicine
  • Evaluate a treatment plan for a specific patient with mCRC to optimize safety, efficacy, and tolerability, suggesting modifications for improvement
  • Describe the challenges and barriers to care associated with treating patients with mCRC
Credits: 2 (AMA PRA Category 1)
Format: Interactive Online
Price: $25/credit hour
Release Date: 4/1/2015
Expiration Date: 7/4/2019
Summary: Featured Content:
  • Assess the functional effects of pain in patients
  • Manage acute and chronic back pain
  • Appropriately utilize a range of therapeutic options when managing patients with chronic pain
  • Comply with current opioid risk-management practices, including the use of pain contracts and urine drug testing
  • Educate patients on the proper use, storage, and disposal of opioid medications
Credits: 1 (AMA PRA Category 1)
Format: Interactive Online
Price: $25/credit hour
Release Date: 8/14/2015
Expiration Date: 8/13/2017
Summary: Featured Content:
  • Using empirically valid clinical parameters to assess and operationalize acute suicidal risk
  • Taking immediate actions to manage the risk of suicidal behavior
  • Referring patients with suicidal ideation to behavioral health clinicians

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