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    Advances in Nursing Care for Pediatric Patients with High-Risk Neuroblastoma

    Advances in Nursing Care for Pediatric Patients with High-Risk Neuroblastoma consists of two presentations with discussion: Optimal Nursing Strategies to Manage Pediatric Patients with High-Risk Neuroblastoma and Recurrent/Refractory Disease of Pediatric Neuroblastoma: Enhancing the Role of the Nurse.

    At the conclusion of Advances in Nursing Care for Pediatric Patients with High-Risk Neuroblastoma, you will be able to:
    • Review the fundamentals of diagnosing, treating, and managing high-risk pediatric neuroblastoma
    • Examine strategies to improve supportive care for children with high-risk neuroblastoma
    • Examine the aspects of parental decision-making regarding appropriate care for children with recurrent/refractory neuroblastoma
    • Plan strategies to improve the dialogue and working relationship with parents/caregivers of pediatric patients regarding the goals of care through the treatment continuum and beyond

    Nursing Educational Objective:
    After completing Advances in Nursing Care for Pediatric Patients with High-Risk Neuroblastoma, you should be able to:
    • Provide appropriate care and counsel for patients and their families

    Target Audiences:
    This program is intended for pediatric oncology nurses, pediatric nurses, oncology nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse managers, infusion nurses, research nurses, physician assistants, and other health care providers who care for or have an interest in pediatric patients with high-risk neuroblastoma.

    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 2
    • CME credits awarded by: Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
    • Format: On-Demand Online, Online Video
    • Material last updated: September 29, 2017
    • Expiration of CME credit: September 29, 2018
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    Treatment strategies in Hunter Syndrome

    Hunter syndrome is an X-linked recessive genetic disease characterized by a deficiency of lysosomal enzymes responsible for the hydrolysis of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), with males more likely to develop disease and females more likely to be carriers.

    After reviewing Treatment strategies in Hunter Syndrome, you will be able to:
    • Describe the importance of earlier treatment and diagnosis of Hunter syndrome in patients
    • Determine the likelihood of Hunter syndrome using with established diagnosis methods, given a patient case
    • Describe options available to treat Hunter syndrome and design a medical plan to treat a patient with Hunter syndrome
    • Describe present barriers to care in the treatment of patients with Hunter syndrome

    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: June 29, 2017
    • Expiration of CME credit: June 29, 2019
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    Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome (NRDS): Therapeutic Updates, Present Clinical Controversies, and Barriers to Care

    This free online CME course covers Neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) and will help physicians diagnose and treat patients suffering from this condition more effectively.

    Topics covered in this course include:

    • Neonatal anatomy and physiology: lung development and endogenous surfactant
    • Effects of premature birth: pathophysiology and complications

    • RDS patient cases
    • RDS Clinical presentation, laboratory findings, and differential diagnosis
    • Treatment options available for RSD

    After completing this course, you will better be able to:

    • List the differential diagnosis of common respiratory disorders of the neonate and distinguish between them given a patient case
    • Describe the role pharmacologic agents, including pulmonary surfactants and inhaled nitric oxide, play in neonatal RDS treatment guidelines
    • Describe the clinical effects of pharmacologic agents, including pulmonary surfactants and inhaled nitric oxide, on premature neonates
    • Manage a neonatal patient case with RDS

    Target Audience: Neonatologists; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who clinically encounter neonatal patients with RSD.

    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: March 31, 2018
    • Expiration of CME credit: March 31, 2020