Continuing Education for Healthcare Professionals

The Foundation for Care Management (FCM) is a recognized leader in local, national, and international continuing medical education for physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals.

FCM is an ACCME accredited provider for Continuing Medical Education (CME) for physicians. We are an accredited provider of nursing continuing professional development by the ANCC and an accreditor for ACPE. FCM both directly and jointly provides activities with organizations that qualify and agree to uphold the standards of FCM as set forth by the ACCME, ACPE and ANCC.

Our mission is to provide quality continuing education for physicians, nurses and pharmacists. While we support single profession accreditation our bigger goal lies in our ability to create healthcare teams for change. To work with organizations vested in a team approach with physicians, nurses, and pharmacists as well as other allied health professions to facilitate improvement in patient outcomes. We remain vested in the idea that we all learn from each other and the more we work together the greater the chance for improvement in skills, strategies and outcomes.

FCM Accreditation Services
Please consider FCM as your one-stop-solution for accreditation for ACCME, ANCC and ACPE continuing education credits. Whether you are planning an event for doctors, nurses and pharmacists or just one or two of the above we will work with your team to ensure complete compliance. Working with 'joint providers' accounts for a sizable portion of the CME conducted annually by ACCME accredited providers. We look forward to partnering with you on program compliance.
FEATURED Online Courses
Nitric Oxide Therapeutic Intervention: Bridging the Gap Between Microvascular Dysfunction and Cognitive Impairment
Presented by: Nathan S. Bryan, Ph.D Credits: 1.0 Learn More

In this presentation, Nathan S. Bryan will provide an overview of the atmospheric and human nitrogen cycles and nitric oxide production pathways in humans. He will review evidence based nitric oxide research specific to vascular function and structure. In addition to nitric oxide production, he will review the importance of nitrate and how much is recommended daily for health benefits. Dr. Bryan will also discuss nitric oxide therapeutic interventional outcome data and how to control and regulate nitric oxide production

Outcome Objectives
Upon completion of this CME activity the healthcare provider will be able to:

  1. Recognize nitric oxide production pathways in humans.
  2. Demonstrate evidence on how NO affects vascular structure and function.
  3. Communicate evidence based nutritional strategies to restore and replete NO production in humans to restore vascular structure and function.

To continue select your profession.

Reversal of Cognitive Decline: The Science, The Tools, and The Transformation
Presented by: Kenneth S. Sharlin, M.D., M.P.H., IFMCP Credits: 1.0 Learn More

This presentation will address the burden of Alzheimer’s disease in the United States and the role of amyloid beta in the progression of this disease. You will be given the tools to help prevent Alzheimer’s disease through lifestyle medicine and modification.

Outcome Objectives
Upon completion of this CME activity the healthcare provider will be able to:

  1. Outline the burden of Alzheimer’s disease in the United States.
  2. Describe the role that the lipid-binding protein APoE4 plays in modifying the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
  3. List at least two normal roles for amyloid beta in the brain.
  4. Describe the solutions lifestyle medicine provides to address the burden of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Opioid Addiction: Challenging Cases in Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
Presented by: Christine Mintz, MD Credits: 1.0 Learn More

It is estimated that each day more than 1000 people are treated in emergency departments for not using prescription opioids as prescribed. Combine this with illicit drug use and the cost of treatment and productivity losses related to addiction and we have a current epidemic costing Americans over 500 billion dollars and rising.

This interactive course will give the participant the resources and tools necessary to identify, educate and treat opioid tolerant and opioid addicted patients in primary care. We will cover the pathophysiology of opioids and their receptors, then we will transition to discussing tolerance vs. withdrawal and addiction. We will also review overdose antagonist medications, medication assisted treatments as well as briefly discuss new treatments and research on the horizon.

Outcome Objectives:
Upon completion of this CME/CE activity the healthcare provider will be able to:

  1. Describe the pathophysiology of opioid receptors in the reward pathway and how different opioids and opioid antagonists interact and bind to these receptors.
  2. Describe the common clinical features of chronic opioid abuse and suspected opioid withdrawal including appropriate diagnostic work-up.
  3. Discuss the current best practice treatment options for suspected opioid overdose including routes of administration and formulations as well as medication assisted treatment options.
  4. Identify new or emerging areas of research and treatment options for opioid dependence including pharmacologic and psychosocial strategies.

To fully participate in this activity you must be Registered and Logged In to this website.

To continue select your profession.

Heart Failure: What the Primary Care Provider Needs to Know for Better Patient Outcomes (FREE)
Presented by: Peter J. Kudenchuk, MD Credits: 1.0 Learn More

The goal of this course is to provide the knowledge and tools to equip the Primary Care Provider, Pharmacist and Other Health Care Providers to improve the health status of patients with Heart Failure. It includes an audience participated Q&A session and ends with a description of a 20 credit hour Performance Improvement Project and an invitation and instructions to enroll in this project without cost.

Outcome Objective
Upon completion of this CME/CE activity the healthcare provider will be able to:

  1. Describe the clinical epidemiology of heart failure and its impact on health care delivery and costs.
  2. Distinguish heart failure with reduced left ventricular function from heart failure with preserved ventricular function.
  3. Explain the pathophysiological processes that occur to create clinical heart failure and promote its progression.
  4. Identify pharmacological and non-pharmacologic approaches to treating patients with heart failure and a step-wise approach to their implementation.
  5. Utilize the provider and patient toolkits to better educate patients about this condition and steps they can take to avoid it for better health outcomes.

To continue select your profession.

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