Jersey Shore University Medical Center Online CE Courses


Course Catalog


Title : 2020 Stroke Symposium Virtual Lecture Series

Summary:
This continuing educational virtual lecture series will explore emerging trends in the diagnosis and management of patients with cerebrovascular disease across the continuum of care including pediatric stroke, telestroke, stroke transfer and transport, nontraditional stroke populations, post stroke care, neurocritical care, cryptogenic stroke and clinical outcomes in stroke.

Number of Credit Hours: Hackensack Meridian Health MH designates this enduring material for a maximum of 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

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Title : Pharmacology of Trauma Related Disorders

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This Educational Activity addresses the educational needs of health care providers who are interested in staying current on the evidenced based psychopharmacological treatment approaches for patients who have experience trauma and related mental illness. The focus will be on pharmacotherapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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Title : Oral Cancer Screening for Primary Care Physicians

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This educational activity is designed to provide the participants with information about cancers presenting in the oral cavity. In this presentation, Dr. David Lederman, oral pathologist, will discuss the technique for performing a thorough oral mucosal cancer examination. The clinical presentations of leukoplakia and erythroplakia will be addressed. There will be a discussion of the concept of potentially malignant oral lesions and conditions. Clinical presentations of malignant and potentially malignant oral lesions will be included in this presentation. There will also be a discussion of the risk factors for oral cancer.

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Title : Common Lesions of the Oral Cavity for Primary Care Physicians

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This educational activity is designed to provide the participants with information about the clinical presentation of the more common lesions of the oral cavity. In this program, Dr. David Lederman, oral pathologist will describe the clinical presentations of Medication Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw as it pertains to antiresorptive medications. Many common lesions of the oral cavity will be addressed including glossitis, herpes simplex, oral lichen planus and candidiasis.

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Title : 1st Annual Faculty Development Symposium

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This educational activity addresses, and is designed to provide the participants with information about, the educational needs of academic faculty throughout the Hackensack Meridian Health System who are involved in graduate or undergraduate medical education. Topics discussed will include observation and feedback of trainees, simulation in medical education, quality improvement projects for residents, and faculty wellness. Each year this annual program will address topics needed by faculty to stay up-to-date in medical education.

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Title : Obstructive Sleep Apnea Diagnosis and Treatments Otolaryngologist Perspective

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This educational activity is designed to encompass the whole spectrum of sleep disordered breathing upper airway breathing disturbances of which obstructive sleep apnea is one of its most severe forms. OSA may be associated with a number of physiological abnormalities including an increased risk of cardiovascular disorders (e.g. hypertension) and death. A number of treatment options are available for the management of OSA, both medical (e.g., CPAP) and surgical. The objectives of this lecture are also to understand the indications and/or role of oral appliances and some of the more recent advances in Sleep Medicine Soft Tissue Surgery including TORS (Transoral Robotic Surgery) and Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation.

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Title : INTEGRATIVE HEALTH AND MEDICINE APPROACH TO THE PATIENT WITH DEPRESSION

Summary:
Despite recent advances in the treatment of depression there remains a significant shortcoming in available effective interventions. There is extensive evidence that many integrative medical options are effective for the treatment of depression, but practitioners are unaware of these or how to properly implement these options for patients.

THIS EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY will identify evidenced based effective and potentially ineffective interventions for depression utilizing integrative health and medicine approaches. This may include things such as meditation, exercise, MSBR, natural supplements, acupuncture, etc.

Number of Credit Hours: Meridian Health designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity. Cost: There is no cost to registrants for this educational activity

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Title : THE EVOLUTION OF A MULTIMODAL APPROACH TO PAIN MANAGEMENT-ALTERNATIVES TO OPIOIDS

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This educational activity presents an overview of emerging methods of acute pain control utilizing non-narcotic agents. Relieving pain is one of the most challenging, yet important responsibility in the practice of medicine. Over the last twenty years the use of opioid medications for chronic pain has skyrocketed. This has occurred despite the fact that there is little evidence that they are helpful and despite mounting evidence that they may be harmful. It is now known that opioids have the potential for misuse, abuse, and addiction. Interestingly, opioids do not stop pain, but simply dull our attention to pain. People report that the pain is still there but that it no longer matters. In the mean time maladaptive changes are occurring in their brains. In this past year, however, there have been significant changes in how we address pain. This course will explore alternative pharmacologic methods of acute pain control in hope of developing an optimal course of action to help relieve patient suffering.

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Title : Geriatric Depression

Summary:
THIS EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY will address the need to identify evidence based effective and potentially ineffective interventions for depression utilizing integrative health and medicine approaches. (This may include things such as meditation, exercise, MBSR, natural supplements, acupuncture, etc.)
Many behavioral health specialists are unaware of evidence based non-pharmacological interventions for the treatment of depression.
Despite recent advances in the treatment of depression there remains a significant shortcoming in available effective interventions. There is extensive evidence that many integrative medical options are effective for the treatment of depression, but practitioners are often unaware of these or how to properly implement these options for patients.

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Title : Palliative Care Futurist: Matching Care to Our Patient’s Needs

Summary:
This educational activity is designed to give participants a better understanding of how end of life palliative care focuses on quality of life, doctor patient communication and how to help patients and families make the best use of their remaining time together.

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Title : Palliative Care at Hackensack Meridian Health

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This educational activity is designed to provide the participants with information about palliative care resources available at Meridian Health. The course includes an overview of hospice and palliative care particularly as it applies to physicians, nursing assistants, pain and symptom management, ethical issues, cultural issues, communication at the end of life, care of the family, and spiritual care.

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Title : How Do We Improve Care of the Seriously Ill

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This educational activity is designed to expose participants to the narrative of a patient who is currently experiencing End of Life issues, and is designed educate health care professionals who care for those who have a terminal illness and require hospice and palliative care.

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Title : Infection Prevention in the Dental Office Setting: Three Hour Training Course for Dental Health Care Providers

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The purpose and content of this three hour online course is to instruct Dental Health Care Providers (DHCP) on the current recommended and required infection prevention measures that are expected in all dental health care settings. All aspects of infection control in the dental office setting will be addressed, with one hour of the lecture devoted to emphasis on the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen standard. The target audience includes dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, students and trainees, and other persons not directly involved in patient care but who may potentially be exposed to infectious agents in the dental office. Where applicable, recommendations of the American dental Association (ADA), The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), as well as regulations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and New Jersey state regulations will be reviewed.

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Title : Unintended Consequences of Opioids: We can Minimize Opioids

Summary:
The purpose and content of this course is to address pertinent substance use disorder and present an overview of emerging methods of acute pain control. It will assist the participants in becoming more familiar with the current evidenced based approaches to minimize the use of prescription opiates.

Substance use disorders are seen in patients throughout our health care system with prescription drug abuse reaching the level of an epidemic in our area. Relieving pain is one of the most challenging, yet important responsibility in the practice of medicine. This course will also address the New Jersey state regulations on prescribing opiates.

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Title : Redefining Hope - Communication In Serious Illness

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The purpose and content of this course is to address the need for effective and compassionate conversations with our patients who have serious health concerns. Conversations regarding goals of care with patients who have serious illnesses often occur too late in the course of the illness, and healthcare practitioners say they lack the training and skills to have effective conversations. This educational activity, Redefining Hope: Communication in Serious Illness, is designed to improve communication skills and provide tools to assist clinicians treating patients at the end of life.

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Title : Positive Psychology: The Psychology of Hope

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THIS EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY will explore the research surrounding the science of hope and the relationship between hope and grit, and their effect on mood. Hope is an optimistic attitude of mind based on an expectation of positive outcomes. Hope and resilience are both stable, psychological traits that can act as protective factors against adversity. Many studies have shown that mood states have a direct impact on physical health. Indices of positive mood (positive psychology) are associated with biological health markers, such as immune system response, cortisol profiles, and cardiovascular function. Hope and resilience have also been associated with better physical and mental health outcomes in as well as better health and well-being. Even after experiencing severe trauma, hopeful individuals can experience post-traumatic growth. Grit is defined as the passion and perseverance for long-term goals along with the belief that you have the power to make it so. Grit is associated with character strength, which is at least as valuable, or more valuable than intelligence or IQ.

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Title : Improving Quality of Life-An Integrative Medicine Approach

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Integrative medicine is a new approach to medicine that embraces the concerns of the public and medical profession for more effective, compassionate, patient-centered medicine. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative.

This educational activity will address the role of integrative medicine in quality of life. It will focus on mind-body interventions, exercise and activity, nutrition, sleep health, novel interventions, stress relief and natural supplements. The benefits of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction interventions will be discussed in relation to positive effects on mood, and enhancement of self-compassion and resilience toward the goal of improving quality of life.

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Title : Identifying & Managing Your Own Implicit Bias to Improve Health Outcomes

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Implicit bias is prevalent and can be a driver for health care disparities, and unequal health outcomes. The purpose and content of this course is to enable health care providers to embrace the fact that we all have biases and appreciate that unconscious biases are more prevalent than conscious ones. Awareness of the potential of one’s biases is the first step to address it. It is important for all of us to be honest about our biases and “flashlight” ourselves to become aware and eliminate implicit biases in our role as health care providers for everyone. Empathy plays a very important role in this process. This timely course will present insightful strategies to de-bias patient care, which include training, intergroup contact, and counter-stereotypical exemplars. The Implicit Association Test (Project Implicit) will be described.

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Title : Thriving Through Your Cancer Journey: Inspiration and Advice from a Survivor

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THIS EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY will present a case study of a 38-year old female diagnosed with estrogen-positive DCIS with no report of family history and experiencing a reoccurrence at the five-year follow-up. Topics will cover the healthcare provider/patient rapport at each phase of the diagnostic phase through to long-term wellness care. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the long-term psychological implications post-treatment including changes in personal relationships, difficulties with returning to previous vocations and struggles with fertility. Strategies will be presented to share with patients regarding pre-surgical preparation and navigating a new lifestyle as a survivor, post-treatment.

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Title : Sexual Minority Youth - Caring for the LGBTQ Patient

Summary:
Whether you are aware of it or not, youth in your care may be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity. These young people are dealing not only with the challenges of life in foster care but also with the risk of harassment and mistreatment because they are LGBTQ, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer. LGBTQ youth experience unique health and developmental challenges compared to their peers.

THIS EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY is an innovative medical symposium designed to update physicians and other health care professionals to become more familiar with caring for the LGBTQ patient and overcoming the barriers to care. Participants will learn about ways in which health care providers can support LGBTQ youth in navigating these challenges and improving their health outcomes. It will also address consent and confidentiality issues related to sexual and reproductive health care, as well as to disclosure of sexual orientation and gender identity among LGBTQ minors and young adults.

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Title : Creating a Welcoming Environment For Transgender Patients and Families

Summary:
Some transgender patients are more likely than their heterosexual peers to experience negative health and life outcomes. It is critical for health care providers to have access to the resources they need to ensure their transgender patients are protected and supported. The ED often is the access point of choice for transgender patients who may be reluctant to interact with providers. Experts say there is a need for training and education of how to present a gender-affirming healthcare environment. Recommended steps include a review of policies, along with corresponding changes to electronic and paper intake forms to ensure that the language used is inclusive of all genders. While blanket discrimination may be declining, experts note that some providers are uncertain about how to interact with a transgender patient.

THIS EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY is designed to update physicians and other health care professionals to become more familiar with caring for the transgender patient and overcoming the barriers to care. Participants will learn about ways in which health care providers can support transgender patients in navigating these challenges and improving their health outcomes.

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Title : THE MONITORING OF NITROUS OXIDE/OXYGEN INHALATION ANALGESIA ON PATIENTS IN A SAFE AND EFFECTIVE MANNER. FOR LICENSED DENTAL HYGIENISTS AND REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANTS

Summary:
THIS EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY is intended to train licensed dental hygienists and registered dental assistants in the monitoring of a patient to whom the supervising dentist has administered nitrous oxide/ oxygen inhalation analgesia. This course will cover all important aspects of the science associated with nitrous/oxide/oxygen analgesia. Emphasis will be placed on: reasons and indication to use nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia; case/patient selection-pediatric, adolescent, adult, medically compromised; equipment and operation; how to monitor a patient; how to take vital signs; pre/post op instructions; consent and record keeping; recognizing complications that may occur during monitoring; and maintaining proper records with accurate chart entries.

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Title : Restraint Education

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THIS EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY is intended to provide licensed independent providers with up-to-date information on the use of physical restraints in the Hackensack Meridian Health system. It will include indications and alternatives for restraints, key components of the restraint policy and a description of the process for ordering and documenting restraints in EPIC.

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Title : Hackensack University Medical Center COVID 19 Update

Summary:
THIS EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY provides a critical review of best care practices and safety measures concerning the COVID 19 pandemic from the perspective of Hackensack University Medical Center frontline Emergency Medicine physicians.

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Title : INFECTION CONTROL UPDATE AND COVID-19: RE-OPENING YOUR DENTAL PRACTICE

Summary:
THIS EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY will address infection control in the current COVID-19 pandemic and how it has caused a review of PPE and other personal protective equipment that we have used in dental settings. Current and emerging information pertaining to suggested PPE and air quality modifications also will be considered, in light of recent findings and publications from CDC, NIOSH, and OSHA.

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