Coronavirus / COVID-19 CME

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    Treating Oncology Patients During COVID-19

    Activity Description / Statement of Need: The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented changes in health care delivery worldwide, affecting the way that nearly every medical specialty can safely practice. As with other fields of medicine, oncology has its own challenges in navigating the pandemic. Based on pre-pandemic estimates, 1.8 million new cancer diagnoses would be expected in 2020, equating to approximately 5,000 new cancer diagnoses per day. Evidence thus far suggests that COVID-19 is associated with significantly more complications and a higher risk of death in patients with cancer or with a history of cancer. Furthermore, patients with cancer have also been shown to have a higher COVID-19 infection rate than the general population, suggesting increased susceptibility, potentially due to immunosuppression, comorbidities, or poor health status related to cancer or its treatment. Based on these data, oncology specialists are said to be fighting “a war on two fronts” by balancing the risks of COVID-19 transmission and acquisition with the risks of delayed cancer diagnosis and treatment. This represents an unmet need among oncology practitioners as they navigate this new health care landscape.

    Target Audience:

    Healthcare professionals, including medical oncologists; radiation oncologists; surgical oncologists; surgeons; radiologists; nuclear medicine specialists; nurse practitioners and physician assistants who practice in oncology; and other healthcare providers who manage cancer.

    By the end of the session the participant will be able to:

    • Recall the symptoms of COVID-19 infection and best practices for screening patients, health care providers, and staff in the oncology setting.
    • Develop a plan to provide oncology care in the setting of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • Describe the risks of delaying cancer diagnosis and treatment against the risk of COVID-19 exposure and infection.
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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: .75
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: 09/22/2020
    • Expiration of CME credit: 09/22/2022
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    Oakstone CME Intensive Update with Board Review in Geriatric and Palliative Medicine

    Key Topics in Geriatric and Palliative Medicine CME

    Presented by Mount Sinai’s Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine — ranked #1* in the U.S. for the second consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report — this convenient online CME program contains expert presentations on the newest trends and best practices for managing geriatric syndromes and improving patient outcomes. Intensive Update with Board Review in Geriatric and Palliative Medicine covers topics like late-life depressions, sleep disorders, surgical emergencies, capacity assessment, falls, hospice, and more. You can earn CME credits whenever, wherever, while this program helps you to:

    • Understand the benefits and pitfalls of new treatments for older adults
    • Identify and manage pain and non-pain, psychosocial and ethical issues
    • Prepare for the ABIM geriatric and palliative medicine board exams
    • Evaluate and guide medical interventions to improve patient quality of life
    • And more …

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    *Mount Sinai Hospital was named first in the nation for the care of older adults by U.S. News & World Report. The report’s 2021-2022 Best Hospitals Rankings also named Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Morningside, and Mount Sinai West among the top 10 percent of all hospitals surveyed.

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    • Cost: $1195
    • Credit hours: 99.75
    • CME credits awarded by: Oakstone Publishing, LLC.
    • Format: Online, On Demand
    • Material last updated: November 30, 2021
    • Expiration of CME credit: November 30, 2024
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    COVID-19 Nursing CE Course

    Coronavirus Infectious Disease 2019 (or COVID-19) is all over the news. But what do we really know? The purpose of this activity is to provide nurses with the best and most up to date science currently available regarding the pathophysiology, symptomatology, and management of COVID-19 as of mid-March 2020.

    Learning Objectives

    • Discuss the basic pathophysiology of COVID-19, as well as risk factors, signs, and symptoms.
    • Describe the current diagnostic process for COVID-19.
    • Review the acute management and isolation precautions currently being recommended for those with known or suspected COVID-19.
    • Discuss the top ten ways in which nurses can help their communities cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • Recognize the daily strategies nurses can use to boost their own immunity in light of this most recent pandemic.
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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1
    • CME credits awarded by: NursingCE
    • Format: On-Demand Online
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    COVID-19: Keeping Up With A Moving Target

    Join us in a follow up to last week’s webcast – COVID-19: Keeping Up with a Moving Target and the first of our new coronavirus educational activities as part of DKBmed’s Radio Hour. Today Dr. Auwaerter provides us with updates on infection rates, therapeutics, and testing. Plus, he answers your questions about topics such as proper protective equipment, use of ibuprofen with COVID-19, and pregnancy.

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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1.25
    • CME credits awarded by: DKBMed
    • Format: Webcast