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Online Continuing Medical Education

Pressure Ulcers in the Medically Ill - Physician Module     PROGRAM (.pdf)

In a series of three patient case simulations, participants examine the scope and importance of the problem of pressure ulcers in vulnerable populations and identify those at risk, exploring interventional techniques to mitigate the development of pressure ulcers. Learners differentiate pressure ulcers from other types of wounds or skin disorders and apply appropriate treatment interventions to optimize patient care outcomes and avoid medical errors.
CME-accredited. Registration required.

This module, Pressure Ulcers in the Medically Ill, is made possible by a generous grant from the Leir Charitable Foundations, in memory of Erna D. Leir.

Release Date: April 27, 2012
Expiration Date: April 27, 2014
3 CME AMA/PRA credit hours

Distance Learning in Symptom Control: Assessment & Management of Diabetic Painful Polyneuropathy

Mr. Green presents with severe chronic pain due to diabetic polyneuropathy. A comprehensive assessment, combined with an understanding of the etiology and pathophysiology of the pain, provides the information necessary to develop a multimodality approach to address pain and disability. Central to this approach is sophisticated pharmacotherapy of neuropathic pain. Learn how to assess and manage a challenging patient with diabetic painful neuropathy (DPN).
Registration required.

Supported through an unrestricted grant from Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.
Release Date: January 28, 2005
Expiration Date: Expired, CME credit not available
7 hours.

Clinical Management of Neuropathic Pain: A Problem-Based, Interactive Module

Learn how to assess a patient with neuropathic pain and develop a multimodal therapeutic strategy. Internet Explorer 6 or lower is required to view video segments from this course. No online registration required.

Supported through an unrestricted grant from Elan Pharmaceuticals.
Last Reviewed: March 2005
Expiration date: Expired, CME credit not available
2 hours.

Technical Requirements
PIII 500MHz+ processor: Windows XP, Windows 7, or Windows 2000,
128MB RAM Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0+
Sound card with speakers Firefox 3.0+
Broadband internet connection
Netscape 7.0+
(for video clips) Adobe Flash plug-in
Minimum 1024 x 768 pixels display Windows Media Player for video clips and
Adobe Acrobat Reader for PDF file viewing

Faculty Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke's & Roosevelt Hospitals that faculty and sponsors disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation.

Sponsored by: Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY.

Online Continuing Education for Registered Nurses

Pressure Ulcers in the Medically Ill - For Nurses     PROGRAM (.pdf)

As learners manage pressure ulcers and their complications (pain, odor, etc.) in simulated patients with different stages of pressure ulcers, they work with a virtual care team to optimize care of the "whole" patient. They review effective communication and education supports for patients with pressure ulcers and their caregivers so that patients and family caregivers can work with healthcare providers to eliminate the occurrence of new pressure ulcers and the progression of existing pressure ulcers and to monitor pressure ulcer healing.
CE-accredited. Registration required.

This module, Pressure Ulcers in the Medically Ill, is made possible by a generous grant from the Leir Charitable Foundations, in memory of Erna D. Leir.

Release Date: June 1, 2011
Expiration Date: May 31, 2015
CEs: 4 contact hours.

Symptom Management at End-of-Life: Pain Module

This module focuses on the assessment and management of pain in a patient with cancer facing the end of life. Learners are guided through critical assessment and diagnosis, treatment planning, implementation of interventions, and outcomes assessment in an interactive, problem-based format using learner feedback.
(Windows Media Player™ and Adobe Acrobat Reader™ plug-ins.)
No registration is required to use the module; however, nurses can register upon completion to take the posttest and receive continuing education credit.

CE completion certificate available at no charge.
Release Date: June 2006
Expiration Date: November 2011
2.4 contact hours.

Supported through an educational grant from the U.S. Cancer Pain Relief Committee.

Online Continuing Education for Pharmacists

Opioid Update for Pharmacists      PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT (.pdf)

Pharmacists play a crucial role in ensuring appropriate patient access to controlled substances, including opioid drugs. In this role, accurate and up-to-date information about both conventional pain practice and the approach to minimize risk of diversion, abuse, and addiction are essential. Two Web-based education modules uniquely designed for the hospital-based pharmacist and for the community-based pharmacist, address this need. Registration required.
(Adobe Flash Player™ and Adobe Acrobat Reader™ plug-ins.)

CE statement available from the New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists for a $15 processing fee.
Release Date: January 5, 2009
Expiration Date: January 5, 2012
Up to 3 contact hours.

Supported through an educational grant from Abbott.


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