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Evolving Concepts in Early Childhood Nutrition

NPWTBuilding Healthy Foundations: Emerging Data and Evolving Concepts in Early Childhood Nutrition- Despite our understanding that early childhood nutrition is the foundation for healthy development, there is a dearth of specific expert recommendations for optimal nutrition during the critical first 1000 days of life (ie, pregnancy/birth through age 24 months). This monograph examines emerging data and evolving concepts in nutrition for children under 2 years of age. Specific topics include: recent research into the role of the healthy microbiome and the role of probiotics in a wide range of pediatric diseases; the importance of key nutrients, especially iron, as children begin the transition to solid foods; and the latest evidence regarding nutritional interventions to prevent allergic diseases, including data on the early introduction of allergenic foods. Identify the nutritional needs of infants and young children during the critical first 1000 days that form the foundation for lifelong health Counsel parents effectively on how to ensure their child eats a wholesome diet including key micronutrients, especially iron, during the complementary feeding transition period to solid foods Apply the latest research about the importance of maintenance of a healthy microbiome to prevent disease and promote healthy development Recommend practical nutritional interventions to families to prevent and/or manage infant allergy

1.0 Free CEUs for Nurses

Expires 1/31/18

Exploring Biofilms

NPWT Exploring Biofilms- Define biofilm bacteria and related terms. Explain the origin of biofilm theory, including traditional views of bacteria. List the three stages of biofilm growth. List current methods of detection and treatment for biofilms, as well as methods in development. Apply appropriate protocols for managing biofilms to clinical practice. Provide accurate and appropriate counsel as part of the treatment team. Provide appropriate care and counsel for patients and their families.

1.0 Free CEUs for Nurses

Expires 2/28/18
Supported by an educational grant from Smith & Nephew.

Bacterial Infections in the Outpatient Setting

NPWTBacterial Infections in the Outpatient Setting: Avoiding Hospital Admissions with Appropriate Antibiotic Prescribing- Discuss the role of clinicians in primary and urgent care settings in the diagnosis and treatment of acute bacterial infections in order to prevent hospitalization. Demonstrate an understanding of the mechanisms underlying antibiotic effectiveness and duration of therapy. Describe strategies to optimize initial antimicrobial therapy to ensure effectiveness of antibiotics and reduce the development of resistance. Summarize the features and critical differences amongst available and emerging antibiotics in the treatment of acute and bacterial infections.

1.0  Free CEUs for Nurses

This course also offers Free CME for Physicians

Expires  8/31/17
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Company.

6.0 Free CEUs for Nurses- Environmental Health

NPWT Environmental Health: An Integrative Approach - Environmental health is based on the premise that what we eat or are exposed to in our environment has a direct effect upon our health. It examines the impact of air pollutants, pesticides, heavy metals, toxins and other environmental factors on the health of individuals and populations. From historical environmental events like lead poisoning in ancient Rome to the potential impact of phthalates in modern times, this course explores the interaction between the environment and human health, and its role in mediating disease. Appraise the emerging research links between environmental toxins and the documented rise of complex chronic illness; such as obesity, metabolic syndrome, cancers, neurodevelopmental disorders and reproductive health, and identify how an integrative medicine model may be applied in both prevention and treatment. Identify the primary categories of chemical toxins present in the environment, and interpret how their mechanism of actions may impact human health. Recognize and identify the range of toxins known to demonstrate endocrine disruptor activity in humans. Identify vulnerable patient populations in terms of environmental toxin exposures. Apply a structured approach to taking an environmental medicine history that includes consideration of potential toxins in air, land, and water. Acquire familiarity with consumer resources that can help individuals reduce unnecessary environmental toxin exposures, and recognize how cultural and socioeconomic status may influence their number of exposures and ability to limit exposure. Assess the impact of some of the emerging technologies and agricultural practices on environmental medicine and how they are affecting human health. Identify several resources for patients and clinicians interested in environmental advocacy.

6.0 Free CEUs for Nurses

This course also offers Free CME for Physicians 

Expires 1/8/18

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A Guide to Wound Bed Preparation

NPWT Stimulating Granulation Tissue in Wounds with Instillation: A Guide to Wound Bed Preparation- Describe the role of wound bed preparation to facilitate normal endogenous processes of healing and enhance the effects of advanced therapies in the management of wounds. Describe the role of debridement in the wound bed preparation cycle and determine the most effective method based on the status of the wound. Evaluate the effectiveness of negative-pressure wound therapy in promoting granulation tissue in chronic wounds. Review the role of wound cleansing in wound bed preparation and compare and contrast cleansing techniques and solutions. Review clinical evidence supporting the use of instillation therapy in managing a variety of wound types.

1.0  Free CEUs for Nurses

Expires 11/30/17

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The Role of Over-the-Counter Products in Healthcare

NPWT The Changing Role of OTC Products in Health Care- This activity has been developed for physicians and nurses whose practice calls upon them to advise patients who may benefit from using over-the-counter products as part of a self-directed healthcare regimen. The roles of generic OTC and store-brand products are reviewed, as well as the ongoing trend of medications switching from prescription-only to OTC status. Despite their perceived safety, OTC products can be associated with adverse effects. Important updates on the safe use of OTC products for peptic ulcer disease, allergies, birth control, pain management, and overactive bladder are also discussed. Describe the evolving patient attitudes toward healthcare and wellness, specifically in the context of OTC medications. List the products that have moved from prescription-only to OTC status. Describe the most common medication problems with specific OTC medications. Identify the economic implications of brand, generic, and store brand products.

1.0  Free CEUs for Nurses

 Expires 7/23/17

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