Online Courses for Other HCP's

A complete listing of currently available online programs is provided below. To access course materials and claim credit you must be registered and logged-in. Courses of interest must be selected and added to your FCMCME.org user account. Once selected course material links will be provided from within your individual User Record section of this website.

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* Plant-Based Nutrition: Research and Application in the Medical Practice
Presented by: Thomas M. Campbell, MD
Effective Date: June 01, 2017
Expiration Date: June 01, 2019
Credits: 5
Format: Webinar
Fee: $75.00
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A 2010 study found that, among cardiac patients, perceived low-quality of care was associated with not receiving diet and lifestyle advice. Simultaneously, there seems to be a growing awareness that common chronic diseases are profoundly linked to diet and lifestyle practices. In particular, plant-based diets have become more popular. Variations of plant-based diets are espoused by the past-president of the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, the American Institute for Cancer Research, and a variety of new diet and lifestyle programs in medical institutions and lay public communities. The scientific advisory panel for the US dietary guidelines committee advised more plant-based diets, and the US Preventive Services Task Force recommends that all overweight and obese patients with heart disease risk factors be referred to intensive behavioral interventions.

Topics covered include:

  1. Defining Plant-Based Nutrition and its Broad Benefits
  2. Plant-Based Nutrition and Ischemic Heart Disease
  3. Plant-Based Nutrition and Diabetes
  4. Challenges to Behavior Change and Food Addiction
  5. Counseling Patients to Change: Better Addressing Barriers
  6. Setting up Diet and Lifestyle Programs in Medicine

This 6-module course was developed at the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, which offers a renowned certificate program in plant-based nutrition in partnership with eCornell, Cornell University’s online course provider.

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Diabetes Mellitus Detecting and Treating Type 1 & 2 Patients In a Type 2 Global Epidemic
Presented by: Lorena Alarcon-Casas Wright, MD
Effective Date: September 20, 2015
Expiration Date: September 19, 2017
Credits: 1
Format: Webinar
Fee: Free
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The program goal is to provide primary care providers with up-to-date knowledge and tools to correctly diagnose and differentiate patients with Type 1 vs Type 2 Diabetes and treat them appropriately for better patient outcomes.

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Funded through an educational grant from Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC

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Heart Failure: What the Primary Care Provider Needs to Know for Better Patient Outcomes
Presented by: Peter J. Kudenchuk, MD
Effective Date: September 06, 2016
Expiration Date: September 05, 2018
Credits: 1
Format: Webinar
Fee: Free
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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.

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ABIM MOC LogoSuccessful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity.

Partially funded through an educational grant from Novartis.

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HIV Update Treatment as Prevention and Pre-exposure Prophylaxis
Presented by: Betsy Brown, MD, AAHIVS
Effective Date: March 05, 2016
Expiration Date: March 01, 2018
Credits: 1
Format: Webinar
Fee: Free
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This evidence-based course will provide you with the knowledge and tools to apply antiretrovirals in the prevention of transmission of HIV among at-risk individuals as well as in the treatment of HIV. It argues for treating STDs in the prevention of HIV and against the intermittent use of PrEP.

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

  1. Describe the viral transmission process in sexual transmission of HIV and the importance of treating STDs.
  2. Describe the action of Antiretroviral Therapy (ART).
  3. List and compare the components of pre-exposure and post-exposure prophylaxis, including obtaining an HIV baseline, and regular assessment of HIV status.
  4. Cite the reasons for advising against intermittent use of PrEP.
  5. Apply evidence-based protocols for the use of antiretrovirals for the prevention of transmission of HIV.
  6. Utilize the toolkits provided to insure that protocols are followed and to educate and counsel patients for better patient outcomes.

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Funded through an educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

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Hypoglycemia: Decreasing the Rate of Hypoglycemia and Improving Patient Outcomes What the Primary Care Provider Needs to Know
Presented by: Lorena Alarcon-Casas Wright, MD
Effective Date: December 20, 2016
Expiration Date: December 19, 2018
Credits: 1
Format: Webinar
Fee: Free
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This one-hour internet course provides the knowledge and tools to enable the primary care provider and pharmacist to give evidence-based treatment and care to the patient experiencing hypoglycemia; to control and decrease hypoglycemic incidents and set as a major goal to improve the health status of diabetic patients at risk for hypoglycemia. A downloadable toolkit is also provided.

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

  1. Define hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia, and severe hypoglycemia
  2. List inpatient glycemic targets in critical ill and non-critical ill patients
  3. Describe the treatment options available for achieving optimal glycemic targets in the critical ill and non-critical ill patients, utilizing a team-centric approach
  4. List causative factors of inpatient hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia
  5. Describe a multifaceted approach to reducing the occurrence of inpatient and outpatient hypoglycemia
  6. Design a treatment plan for a patient transitioning through the different phases of inpatient care and follow-up care
  7. Identify the cost effectiveness of inpatient hyperglycemic management

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ABIM MOC LogoSuccessful completion of this CME/CE activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity.

Partially Funded through an educational grant from Novo Nordisk.

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Incorporating the Newest Therapies for Anticoagulation in NonValvular AF - Part 1 A-Fib and Stroke Risk
Presented by: Peter J. Kudenchuk, MD
Effective Date: October 19, 2015
Expiration Date: October 18, 2017
Credits: .25
Format: Webinar
Fee: Free
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This segment defines and characterizes nonvalvular atrial fibrillation, its epidemiology, pathophysiology, factors contributing to its increasing prevalence, and how it contributes to thromboembolic and other health risks, especially among high-risk populations.

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Funded through an educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Incorporating the Newest Therapies for Anticoagulation in NonValvular AF - Part 2 Pharmacologic and Non-pharmacologic Treatments for AF
Presented by: Peter J. Kudenchuk, MD
Effective Date: October 19, 2015
Expiration Date: October 18, 2017
Credits: .25
Format: Webinar
Fee: Free
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This segment describes the effectiveness and limitations of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic approaches to rhythm management, anticoagulant therapies (including the new target-specific oral anticoagulants) and left atrial occlusion for stroke prevention in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.

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Funded through an educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Incorporating the Newest Therapies for Anticoagulation in NonValvular AF - Part 3 Anticoagulation Therapy for Stroke Prevention
Presented by: Peter J. Kudenchuk, MD
Effective Date: October 19, 2015
Expiration Date: October 18, 2017
Credits: .25
Format: Webinar
Fee: Free
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This segment describes the mechanisms of traditional and new direct oral anticoagulant medications, the clinical trials that have established their effectiveness, and some of the precautions required in their use.  

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Funded through an educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Incorporating the Newest Therapies for Anticoagulation in NonValvular AF - Part 4 Selecting the Right Patient for the Right Therapy
Presented by: Peter J. Kudenchuk, MD
Effective Date: October 19, 2015
Expiration Date: October 18, 2017
Credits: .25
Format: Webinar
Fee: Free
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This segment identifies the various diagnostic modalities, including the CHA2DS2-VASc stroke prediction index to identify patients who are suitable candidates for anticoagulation therapy.

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Funded through an educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Incorporating the Newest Therapies for Anticoagulation in NonValvular AF - Part 5 Managing Complications of Anticoagulation Therapy
Presented by: Peter J. Kudenchuk, MD
Effective Date: October 19, 2015
Expiration Date: October 18, 2017
Credits: .25
Format: Webinar
Fee: Free
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This segment provides information about bleeding complications related to use of anticoagulant medications, approaches to the management of minor, moderate and severe bleeding in such patients, and the development of antidote therapies. It also addresses how to transition patients between different anticoagulation agents while minimizing stroke and bleeding risk, and an overall strategy of follow-up of patients taking anticoagulant drugs.

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Funded through an educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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