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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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Early Diagnosis and Management of Alzheimer's Disease

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Recognizing and Treating Alzheimer’s Disease Moving Towards Early Diagnosis and Disease Management- Describe the pathophysiology of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and the roles of clinical assessment and biomarkers in the workup of cognitive impairment Recognize the importance of early diagnosis, and identify challenges in obtaining an early and accurate diagnosis of AD versus other causes of cognitive impairment Utilize diagnostic algorithms and tools to assist in the detection of cognitive impairment, and discuss their use in the clinic Review current treatment approaches and investigational therapies for the early stages of AD, their mechanisms of action and clinical updates Discuss the individualization of AD management based on stage, comorbidities, the presence and type of additional symptoms, and other patient-related factors Develop strategies for improving communication with patients with early AD and their caregivers and for referring their families to local and national support structures

1.0  Free CEUs for Nurses

Expires 12/9/17

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3.0 Free CEUs- Multiple Sclerosis: Advanced Practice Modules

NPWT Advanced Practice Modules in Multiple Sclerosis- Describe key advances in research on MS immunopathogenesis to explain the rationale for new and emerging disease-modifying therapies. Incorporate requisite knowledge and competencies for making accurate differential diagnoses of MS. Assess the utility of MRI metrics in MS prognosis, treatment selection, and monitoring response to therapy. Evaluate the efficacy, safety, and utility of established, new, and emerging disease-modifying therapies for relapsing-remitting MS. Differentiate the benefits/risks associated with injectable, infused, and oral therapies to guide effective individualized MS treatment decision-making.

3.0 FreeCEUs for Nurses

Expires 10/31/17

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4.0 Free CEUs- Preventive Health Care

NPWT Preventive Health Care- Screening is an effective method for detecting and preventing acute and chronic diseases. In the United States healthcare tends to be provided after someone has become unwell and medical attention is sought. Poor health habits play a large part in the pathogenesis and progression of many common, chronic diseases. Conversely, healthy habits are very effective at preventing many diseases. The common causes of chronic disease and prevention are discussed with a primary focus on the role of health professionals to provide preventive healthcare and to educate patients to recognize risk factors and to avoid a chronic disease.
4.0 Free CEUs for Nurses

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