Review of Risk Factors in the Identification of Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
This activity will examine risk factors for glaucoma that will assist health care professionals (HCPs) in the early identification of this condition in general primary eye care practice. Individual risk factors will be discussed, and pertinent literature will be reviewed to provide insight into how certain factors in combination, such as Krukenberg spindles, homogeneous trabecular meshwork pigmentation and iris transillumination defects can indicate an increased risk and alert HCPs to the presence of this disorder. A new tool will be introduced to help recommend when specific glaucoma testing is indicated.
Category
  • Disease Management
Format
  • Webcasts
Credits
  • Attendance - General Attendance
  • COPE - Optometrists
Treatment Options for Ocular Anterior Surface Disease
Ocular Anterior Surface Disease or dry eye syndrome affects nearly 16 million Americans and can be a common and chronic problem for adults, especially for those of advanced age, causing symptoms that interfere with eye comfort, function and quality of life. Competent evaluation to determine the etiology of dry eye syndrome is necessary for successful symptom management as therapeutic regimens must be specific to the underlying causes to be effective. This activity will examine the multiple parts of eye anatomy, the dysfunction of which may contribute to dry eye syndrome, including the tear film, ocular anterior surface and Meibomian gland, and identify complications that can result when dry eye is left untreated. Importantly, a thorough review of optimal treatment regimens will be provided, as well as updates on newer and emerging targeted treatments, with a focus on providing relief and preventing further damage to the eye.
Category
  • Disease Management
Format
  • Webcasts
Credits
  • Attendance - General Attendance
  • COPE - Optometrists
What Is Trauma-Informed Care and Why Is it Critical in Health Care Today?
This panel discussion will identify ways in which HCPs can incorporate the principles of trauma-informed care into their practice. The ACE study and the connection between adverse childhood experiences and trauma will be reviewed. Methods in which health care professionals (HCPs) can interact with individuals while expressing understanding and empathy in trauma-informed ways to promote healing and reduce the risk of retraumatization will also be discussed.
Category
  • Behavioral health
Format
  • Webcasts
Credits
  • ACPE - Pharmacists
  • ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
  • AMA - Physicians
  • ANCC - Nurses
  • APA - Psychologists
  • Attendance - General Attendance
Perinatal Behavioral Health With a Focus on Substance Use Disorder
Identification and early intervention for pregnant and postpartum women with substance-use disorders (SUD) are critical for optimizing maternal and neonatal health and wellbeing. The risk factors, common barriers to treatment, evidence-based practices around screening and interventions, and the framework for collaborative strategies to support pregnant and postpartum women with SUD will be discussed.
Category
  • Behavioral health
Format
  • Webcasts
Credits
  • ACPE - Pharmacists
  • ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
  • AMA - Physicians
  • ANCC - Nurses
  • APA - Psychologists
  • Attendance - General Attendance
  • ASWB - Social Workers
Perinatal Substance Use Disorder: Focus on Postpartum Period
Identification and early intervention for pregnant and postpartum women with substance-use disorders (SUD) are critical for optimizing maternal and neonatal health and wellbeing. The risk factors, common barriers to treatment, evidence-based practices around screening and interventions, and the framework for collaborative strategies to support pregnant and postpartum women with SUD will be discussed.
Category
  • Behavioral health
Format
  • Webcasts
Credits
  • ACPE - Pharmacists
  • ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
  • AMA - Physicians
  • ANCC - Nurses
  • APA - Psychologists
  • Attendance - General Attendance
  • ASWB - Social Workers
Suicide: Prevalence, Predictive Indicators and Interventional Treatments
This activity will provide education about predictive indicators of suicide risk, and how to best evaluate individuals for these risks and stressors. The history and incidence of suicide, suicidal ideation, and suicide attempts will be examined, along with the prevalence of suicidality among certain populations, including those of differing gender, race, age, and socioeconomic groups. HCPs will identify interventional treatments that address suicide’s risk factors and how to incorporate interprofessional cooperation between HCPs and social service programs to intervene on behalf of patients who are at increased suicidal risk.
Category
  • Behavioral health
Format
  • Webcasts
Credits
  • AMA - Physicians
  • ANCC - Nurses
  • APA - Psychologists
  • Attendance - General Attendance
  • ASWB - Social Workers
Gender Diversity in Mental Health and Substance Use
This activity will provide education about the history and influence of gender diversity on mental health and neurodevelopmental issues and will examine the existing disparities in the health care setting. Existing standards and regulations in gender-diverse services within the health care environment will be discussed, along with current trends and outcomes. Participants will learn how to best address the needs that exist in caring for gender-diverse individuals and how to provide them with respectful, competent care that can improve outcomes.
Category
  • Behavioral health
  • Health Equity
Format
  • Webcasts
Credits
  • AMA - Physicians
  • ANCC - Nurses
  • APA - Psychologists
  • Attendance - General Attendance
  • ASWB - Social Workers
Substance Use in Youth
This activity will guide learners through current trends and statistics regarding adolescent SUDs, including stages of brain development, diagnostic criteria, risks, stressors, and protective factors. A review of optimal screening tools and treatment interventions will enable HCPs to better assess and treat SUDs, promote mental health, act to reduce SUD among adolescents, and decrease the potential risks for SUD in adulthood. Approaches to provide holistic mental health treatment and therapies for this population in cooperation with other specialties and community and social support services will be discussed.
Category
  • Behavioral health
  • Pediatrics
Format
  • Webcasts
Credits
  • AMA - Physicians
  • ANCC - Nurses
  • APA - Psychologists
  • Attendance - General Attendance
  • ASWB - Social Workers
Behavioral Health Identification, Treatment and Referral in Primary Care-Part One: Depression and Follow-up After Higher Levels of Care
This activity will explain HEDIS measures related to the treatment of depression and the referral process for behavioral health treatment.
Category
  • Behavioral health
Format
  • Webcasts
Credits
  • AMA - Physicians
  • ANCC - Nurses
  • Attendance - General Attendance
Recent Advances in Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
This activity will review current ECT data regarding indications, risks, benefits, side effects, and outcomes for both general patient populations and special populations, such as the elderly and pregnant women. It will provide an overview of the recent advances that have enhanced ECT treatment outcomes and compare this therapy with other existing and experimental brain-stimulation modalities, including transcranial magnetic stimulation. In addition, the influence of public perception of ECT on its selection as treatment will be examined, as well as current data surrounding cognitive side effects—with a focus on the types of amnesia associated with ECT—and how HCPs can effectively measure these in their patients.
Category
  • Behavioral health
Format
  • Webcasts
Credits
  • AMA - Physicians
  • ANCC - Nurses
  • APA - Psychologists
  • Attendance - General Attendance
  • ASWB - Social Workers

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