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COPD Gold Guidelines Update - Treatment Guidelines

http://www.guidelinesupdate.com

CME program for COPD Guidelines 2009. COPD updated guidelines for the management of COPD produced by the Global Initiative for Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD). This is free one-hour video-based CME program on COPD Guidelines including COPD exacerbation.

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Forces of Change: New Strategies for the Evolving Health Care Marketplace

https://ccpe.sph.harvard.edu/Forces

Beginning with a discussion of current market dynamics, Forces identifies opportunities for greater alignment between nine key stakeholders, analyzes the factors that exacerbate existing stakeholder misalignments, and outlines the steps necessary for achieving positive change. The second part of Forces defines the dominant market responses to the current health care landscape, and examines the potential and limitations of these predictable attempts to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

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Kaplan Continuing Education

http://www.kaplancontinuingeducation.com

Kaplan Continuing Education provides online health care programs for nurses, technicians and support staff. KCE offers specialized training for case management, geriatric care management, life care planning, forensic nursing, legal nurse consulting, pharmacy technician and medical coding.

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Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development Teaching Quality Improvement and Patient Safety i

http://www.mayo.edu/cme/quality-2011j313

This two-day, train-the-trainer workshop will address the need to integrate quality improvment and safety into medical education. Designed for health profession educators, this workshop will disseminate the knowledge and tools necessary to successfully implement QI and safety education in undergraduate medical education (UME), graduate medical education (GME), continuing medical education (CME), and allied health schools.

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Physician Work Hours, Health and Patient Safety

http://cme.hms.harvard.edu/courses/workhours

The course is designed to meet the needs of practicing health care professionals (including physicians and surgeons), graduate medical education program directors, department chairs, academic medical center administrators, hospital administrators and risk managers in healthcare institutions who must design 24/7 work schedules and implement effective fatigue risk management programs for health care delivery systems. This is the first CME course to provide health care institutions and professionals with practical knowledge and solutions regarding basic principles in the design of round-the-clock work schedules. The course will consist of an intensive series of lectures and workshops over a five-day interval interspersed with hands-on interactive training in the use of software modeling tools that will assist participants to evaluate the impact of work-schedule design on performance and patient safety. Participants will learn to address the everyday scheduling challenges that face medical practitioners and training program directors. Various professional organizations in the U.S. and legal/regulatory directives in other countries have imposed limits on the work hours of medical practitioners. However, none have provided guidance on how health care practitioners and institutions can best continue to provide 24/7 patient coverage while adhering to such policy directives. This course is designed to fill that important knowledge gap. This course will provide guidance on how to meet the needs of patients while adhering to best scheduling practices. Topics include recent advances in sleep medicine, occupational medicine, and patient safety related to physician work hours, handovers of patient care, and fatigue risk management programs designed to reduce the risk of medical errors, improve patient outcomes, and reduce occupational injuries to physicians. This course is also designed to meet the new ACGME Common Program Requirements (effective July 1, 2011) that obligate all ACGME-accredited residency training programs to: educate all faculty members and resident physicians in alertness and fatigue risk management processes; provide the training and tools necessary for training program faculty to implement structured hand-over processes that facilitate both continuity of care and patient safety; and manage the potential negative effects of fatigue on patient care, learning and resident physician well-being. ACCREDITATION The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 28 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Massachusetts and Pennsylvania Course Attendees Only: This activity meets the criteria for 9 hours of Risk Management credit(s) in Massachusetts. Risk management credit(s) were determined based on criteria outlined by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. Please check with your individual state licensing board requirements before claiming risk management credit(s). This course would meet the requirements of the State of Pennsylvania Board of Medicine for specific CME credits in the area of patient safety and/or risk management.

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Program in Palliative Care Education and Practice

http://www.hms.harvard.edu/pallcare

The Harvard Medical School Program in Palliative Care Education and Practice offers intensive learning experience for physician and nurse-educators who wish to become expert in the clinical practice and teaching of comprehensive, interdisciplinary palliative care, as well as to gain expertise in leading and managing improvements in palliative care education and practice at their own institutions. The course is delivered in two sections: Part 1: Teaching and Learning in Palliative Care consists of 7 days of intensive learning, followed by a 6-month interim where participants work on an individual project and contribute to weekly discussions of problematic cases presented by other participants through e-mail exchanges; and Part 2: Building a Future in Palliative Care, is a second 7-day block that includes continued experiential learning and leadership.

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Program in Palliative Care Education and Practice

Specialized Pediatric Track! Royal Sonesta Hotel, Cambridge, MA Applications Due: February 11, 2011 Course Dates: April 5-12, 2011 & November 2-8, 2011 The Harvard Medical School Program in Palliative Care Education and Practice offers intensive learning experience for physician and nurse-educators who wish to become expert in the clinical practice and teaching of comprehensive, interdisciplinary palliative care, as well as to gain expertise in leading and managing improvements in palliative care education and practice at their own institutions. The course is delivered in two sections: Part 1: Teaching and Learning in Palliative Care consists of 7 days of intensive learning, followed by a 6-month interim where participants work on an individual project and contribute to weekly discussions of problematic cases presented by other participants through e-mail exchanges; and Part 2: Building a Future in Palliative Care, is a second 7-day block that includes continued experiential learning and leadership. Website: http://www.hms.harvard.edu/pallcare/pcep.htm Contact: Email: PallCare@partners.org or Phone: (617) 582-7859

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The Art & Science of Palliative Care Nursing

http://www.hms.harvard.edu/cdi/pallcare

The Art & Science of Palliative Care Nursing course focuses on applying principles of palliative nursing to the management of patients with chronic illnesses such as heart failure, ALS and renal disease. Other topics that will be covered include pain and symptom management, dementia and communication. This session is specifically designed to meet the needs of the generalist nurse population.

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Whitney and Betty MacMillan Symposium Professionalism in Health Care: A Call to Action

http://www.mayo.edu/cme/professionalism.html

This program addresses important opportunities and challenges in promoting, teaching, learning and assessing professionalism. The faculty of this symposium includes nationally-recognized scholars in medical professionalism and leaders of the Mayo Clinic Program in Professionalism and Ethics. The curriculum of this symposium has a broad appeal to individuals in a variety of settings.

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