Are you looking to keep up-to-date on advancements in health care? If so, this series of webinars and online courses will help you advance your knowledge as you learn from instructors who are leaders in their fields.

Contraception Update
<p><b>In 2015–2017, 64.9%—or 46.9 million of the 72.2 million women aged 15–49 in the United States—were currently using a method of contraception. This contraception review, includes management of common side effects in the outpatient setting, a review of hormonal contraceptive methods and an update on new contraceptive options.&nbsp;</b></p> <ul> <li>Review CDC guidelines for evaluating patient eligibility for various contraception methods - based on a categorization of weighed risks and benefits. </li> <li>Assess the mechanisms of action and the management of side effects for hormonal contraceptives, both combined and progestin-only.&nbsp;</li> <li>Evaluate the ring, the patch, the implant and the IUD. </li> <li>Critique and defend some new contraceptive options.<br> </li> </ul> <p><span class="btn btn-default btn-gold"><a href="">Register</a></span><br> </p>
<p><b>Asynchronous Course<br /> <b style="background-color: transparent;">Tuition: $25<br /> Contact Hours: 1</b></b></p> <p><b>Presented by: Erin Murphy-Swenson, DNP, MS, BSN</b></p>
Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding Update for Clinicians
<p>Abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) is a broad term that describes a host of irregularities in the menstrual cycle.&nbsp;This session will review many of these conditions including amenorrhea, anovulatory bleeding and polycystic ovarian syndrome.<br> <br> </p> <ul> <li>Explore the differential diagnosis of abnormal uterine bleeding and learn how to perform a complete workup including history, physical exam, diagnostics, imaging and surgical options. </li> <li>Differentiate between primary and secondary amenorrhea during adolescence, and what to look for in a patient's history and physical exam.<br> </li> <li>Explore anovulatory bleeding and its etiologies. </li> <li>Review polycystic ovarian syndrome, including diagnostic testing and treatment.&nbsp;</li> <li>Briefly address the issues of weight-related menorrhea, ectopic pregnancy and anovulatory bleeding later in life.<br> </li> </ul> <p><span class="btn btn-default btn-gold"><a href="">Register</a></span><br> </p>
<p><b>Asynchronous Course<br /> <b style="background-color: transparent;">Tuition: $25<br /> Contact Hours: 1</b></b></p> <p><b>Presented by: Alison Marshall, RN, MSN, FNP-C</b></p>
Female Urology: Improving Diagnosis and Management of Common Conditions
<p><b>Incontinence affects twice as many women as men while 40% of women, as opposed to 12% of men, will get a UTI in their lifetimes. We will cover diagnosis and management of common female urologic conditions to include: hematuria, recurrent urinary tract infections, overactive bladder, painful bladder syndrome, and urinary incontinence.</b></p> <p><b>This session will:</b></p> <ul> <li>Review the anatomy and normal functioning of the female urinary bladder and urethra as a prologue to discussing incontinence and overactive bladder.</li> <li>Differentiate between stress and urge incontinence and examine the treatments available including both lifestyle changes and pharmacologic remedies.</li> <li>Assess the voiding diary as a tool for obtaining a more accurate picture of a patient's fluid intake pattern as well as identifying bad habits such as over-consumption of irritants.</li> <li>Differentiate microhematuria and gross hematuria including when one should refer the patient to urology for further analysis.</li> <li>Summarize the treatment and prevention of urinary tract infections.&nbsp;</li> <li>Review pyelonephritis, recurrent UTIs and asymptomatic bacteria.&nbsp;<br> </li> </ul> <p><span class="btn btn-default btn-gold"><a href="">Register</a></span><br> </p>
<p><b>Asynchronous Course<br /> <b style="background-color: transparent;">Tuition: $25<br /> Contact Hours: 1</b></b></p> <p><b>Presented by: Kelly Ernst, FNP-BC, CUNP</b></p>
Overview Of Breast Health And Screening For Breast Cancer
<p><b>The average risk of a woman in the United States developing breast cancer sometime in her life is about 13% (1 in 8).&nbsp;This talk reviews breast health, current screening guidelines and considerations when counseling average risk and high risk women.</b> </p> <ul> <li>Examine breast screening guidelines, throughout the lifetime, including the problem that not all guidelines are in agreement.&nbsp;</li> <li>Review risk factors for breast cancer, both modifiable and non-modifiable. </li> <li>Evaluate some models for assessing breast cancer risk.&nbsp;</li> <li>Identify the standard modalities for breast imaging including mammography, 3D Tomosynthesis, ultrasound and breast MRI. </li> <li>Become familiar with the best practices for performing a clinical breast exam and distinguish when to send a patient for imaging.<br> </li> </ul>
<p><b>Asynchronous Course<br /> <b style="background-color: transparent;">Tuition: $25<br /> Contact Hours: 1</b></b></p> <p><b>Presented by: Erin Sullivan, WHNP-BC, MSN</b></p>
Preventing And Treating Cardiometabolic Disease In Women
<p>Cardiometabolic disease is the leading cause of mortality in women in the United States.&nbsp; This talk reviews key aspects of screening, preventing, and treating cardio-metabolic disease in women.&nbsp; Both lifestyle modification and new pharmacologic treatments are discussed.&nbsp;</p> <p>Review the definition and prevalence of cardiometabolic disease in women. Examine the pathophysiology including ASCVD, HF, obesity, insulin resistance, polycystic ovarian syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and dyslipidemia. Compare the clinical tools for assessing cardiovascular disease, including the ASCVD Risk Score, the Coronary Artery Calcium Score and the AHA 2018: Treatment Algorithm. Assess strategies for preventing and treating cardiometabolic disease in women including lifestyle modification and pharmacologic treatments. Evaluate methods for screening and treating diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension and obesity. Justify motivational interviewing as a strategy for effecting positive behavioral changes.&nbsp;<br> </p> <p><span class="btn btn-default btn-gold"><a href="">Register</a></span><br> </p>
<p><b>Asynchronous Course<br> <b style="background-color: transparent;">Tuition: $25<br> Contact Hours: 1</b></b></p> <p><b>Presented by:&nbsp;Patricia Underwood, PhD, FNP-BC, RN, CDCES</b></p>
Race Matters: Implications of Race-based Equations Used in Spirometry
<p><b>Course Description for Race Matters: Implications of Race-based<br /> Equations Used in Spirometry</b></p> <p>Minority patients disproportionately experience racism and health disparities as institutional racism remains prevalent in our society. In the healthcare setting, race/ethnicity has been used to evaluate differences in clinical measures. Even after researchers control for socioeconomic indicators, a greater risk for adverse health outcomes among Black Americans versus White Americans is frequently observed (Borrell et al., 2021). Unfortunately, this increased risk is typically reported without explanation or is described as an intrinsic biologic difference between races (Borrell et al., 2021). This quality improvement<br /> project will present evidence from about the history and inherent racist structure of a race-based diagnostic tool, spirometry, and the racial disparities that exist for patients of color that suffer from pulmonary diagnoses.<br /> </p>
<p><b><span class="maroon">Live Online Course</span></b><br /> <b>Monday, March 20, 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET<br /> 1 Contact Hour -  Complimentary Registration                       <br /> </b><a href=""><b data-rte-class="rte-temp"><span class="maroon"><span class="btn btn-default btn-gold">REGISTER</span></span></b></a></p>
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Self-Care: Essential Skills for Nurses Navigating Mental Health Stress with Physical and Mental Fatigue.
<p>This interactive session will address topics related to the mental health stress experienced by nurses dealing with physical and mental fatigue resulting from covid, staffing issues, and the dedication to their profession. </p> <p>With the responsibilities they face at work, nurses can better concentrate on their duties when there is attention to self-care. This session will focus on what self-care requires and how to imbed it as an everyday practice. Discussion will include the importance of knowing oneself, one’s needs, and the healthy communication skills required to meet those needs.<br /> </p> <p> </p> <p><b>ABOUT THE PRESENTER</b></p> <p><b>Susan McKeown, APRN, CPS</b></p> <p>Susan McKeownis a graduate of St. Anselm College with a B.S. degree in Nursing and Northeastern University’s Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program.  Susan worked with families as a nurse practitioner for over 40 years. She is a Certified Prevention Specialist educating and advocating on issues of mental health and substance misuse. In 2015, Susan was selected  New Hampshire Prevention Person of the year by the  NH Prevention Certification Board. In 2016, she was awarded the Director's Award for Advocacy from New Futures and in 2017, Susan and her husband received the Good Samaritan Award from Pastoral Counseling Services for their community work around substance use disorder. For the past 19 years she has co-facilitated a weekly family support group for adults with a loved one with substance issues.  </p>
<p><b><span class="maroon">Live Online Course</span></b><br> <b>Tuesday, March 14, 12:00 – 1:00 pm<br> 1 Contact Hour.&nbsp;Registration fee - $19&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<br> </b><a href=""><b data-rte-class="rte-temp"><span class="maroon"><span class="btn btn-default btn-gold">REGISTER</span></span></b></a></p>
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