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Network for Continuing Medical Education

Works: 1,650 works in 2,983 publications in 1 language and 22,512 library holdings
Genres: Instructional films  Nonfiction films  Panel discussions  Conference papers and proceedings  Lectures  Case studies  Educational films 
Classifications: HV6626.3, 616.89
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Most widely held works by Network for Continuing Medical Education
Controlling medical costs by Lawrence D Brown( Visual )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video from the Network for Continuing Medical Education features a panel of experts discussing the health insurance industry and controlling medical costs
Colorectal cancer screening, management and prevention 2004 by William MacMillan Rodney( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths for men and women in the U.S. Screening methods are effective in reducing the incidence and mortality related to colorectal cancer. When discovered at an early stage, this disease is 90% curable. The American Cancer Society and other related organizations recommend colorectal cancer screening for asymptomatic adults over age 50. However, various reports indicate that less than half of these adults have been screened with either fecal occult blood testing within the past year, or by flexible sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy within the past 5 years. In this program, Dr. Rodney discusses the importance of starting the screening process at age 50 for average risk patients and explains why the term "low risk patients" is a misnomer. With the invaluable information provided in this program, the primary care physicians will be able to incorporate effective screening and preventative strategies into the care of their patients
Focus on patient safety( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the aftermath of the 1999 Institute of Medicine report, "To Err is Human," Americans were left with some chilling statistics. Medical error is the eighth leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than 98,000 people and costing over $17 billion each year. Despite this, few patients and physicians perceive medical error as a significant problem. Increased awareness and a willingness to fix our system of health care delivery, rather than ascribing individual blame, are the first steps in recovery. Dr. John Hickner describes common causes of error, discusses current initiatives designed to better protect patients over the next decade, and offers practical pointers for reducing errors and improving patient safety in your own practice
Breast cancer update, 2004 by Anne Rosenberg( Visual )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States. Based on lifetime probability estimates from the National Cancer Institute, the risk is one in seven that a woman living in the United States will develop breast cancer. Although breast cancer typically affects women, men are at risk too. Techniques of early detection allow physicians to manage patients when survival rates are highest
Optimizing patient care for acute coronary syndromes : an evidence-based approach by Deepak L Bhatt( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this video, Dr. Bhatt reviews key recommendations from the 2007 UA/NSTEMI ACC/AHA Practice Guidelines and 2009 ACA/AHA Focused Updates for STEMI and PCI. Topic areas include reducing time to treatment, risk stratification, selection/timing/dosing of antithrombotic therapies in the emergency department, perioperative therapies for PCI, and long-term, secondary prevention recommendations. The role evidence-based critical pathways to improve quality of patient care and optimize patient outcomes is emphasized throughout the lecture
Complicated skin and skin structure infections : prevention and management options in an era of multidrug-resistant organisms by Vance G Fowler( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Community and healthcare-associated methicillin-resistant S aureus (MRSA) infections have become a growing public health issue over the past two decades. In this video, Dr. Vance G. Fowler examines strategies to prevent Staphylococcus aureus infection and transmission, including whole body, systemic, environmental (surface and surroundings) decolonization, as well as pet decolonization in some instances. Interventions for uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections should ideally aim at reducing antibiotic use whenever safe and appropriate. For complicated skin and skin structure infections, there are now several appropriate broad-spectrum antibiotic treatment options available. Dr. Fowler reviews the pros and cons of these agents and provides practical clinical perspectives and advice for successful patient management
New strategies for meeting the challenge of HIV/AIDS in the African American community : an expert-to-expert clinical exchange( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video, produced by Network for Continuing Medical Education, is a panel discussion of clinical experts on strategies for meeting the challenge of diagnosing and treating HIV/AIDS in African American communities
Report from the XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico City, August 3-8, 2008 by International Conference on AIDS( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Approximately 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV/AIDS today. Using new technology, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates the yearly incidence of HIV disease since 1990 to be approximately 56,000 cases per year, representing an almost 40% increase compared with earlier estimates. Advances in HIV/AIDS treatment have substantially reduced AIDS-related morbidity and mortality and extended the lives of many. New treatments, however, are not a cure and do not benefit or reach people with HIV. The epidemic continues to have a disproportionate impact on certain populations, particularly racial and ethnic minorities. The XVII International AIDS Conference, which was held in Mexico City from August 3-8, 2008, provides a forum in which key scientific and practice-based research, best practice, lessons learned, and gaps in knowledge are addressed. In this video, Drs. Bruce Polsky and Jin S. Suh discuss state-of-the-art data, as presented at the conference, on the epidemiology of HIV, the revised International AIDS Society-USA treatment guidelines, the use of antiretroviral agents in the treatment-naive and experienced patients, new antiretroviral agents, and antiretroviral-associated complications
Panic disorder : the great imitator by Jack M Gorman( Visual )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Panic disorder with and without agoraphobia affects 13 million U.S. Americans. As the great imitator, panic disorder can mimic a heart attack with its abrupt and unexpected onset. Dr. Gorman discusses treatment strategies including the use of psychotropic agents and cognitive and behavioral treatments
Elder abuse : detection, management, and prevention by Barbara E. C Paris( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elder abuse is one of the fastest-growing forms of domestic violence in the United States. Each year, an estimated 1 to 2 million elderly Americans are victims of physical, emotional, financial, or other abuse. Americans over the age of 80 years are 2 to 3 times more likely to suffer abuse than are younger adults; yet most cases of elder abuse go undetected. In this video program, Dr. Barbara Paris, an international expert on elder abuse and a long-time advocate for the rights of elders, explains how to recognize elderly patients who are at risk for or who are victims of mistreatment, and presents steps that can be taken to protect and monitor elderly patients who are victims of abuse or neglect
Identifying and managing depression by Joseph Deltito( Visual )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depression is a pandemic problem, affecting all segments of our population regardless of age, race, or socioeconomic status. While brief bouts of depression are a normal part of living, major depression profoundly impairs a person's functional ability and costs our society millions of dollars in lost wages and health care utilization. Debilitating as it is, depression often goes unrecognized in the primary care setting. Dr. Deltito provides some background on depression and offers tips for clinically recognizing this common problem. He discusses the role of screening and reviews current treatments. Dr. Deltito also reviews depression in three special patient populations: children, new mothers, and those with seasonal affective disorder. The program concludes with case presentations that demonstrate how to evaluate depression in a clinical setting
Polypharmacy in the aged by Cynthia Cheng( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polypharmacy in the aged is a major patient safety issue in the United States today. Medication errors due to polypharmacy can involve severe and even life-threatening side effects or drug interactions. This video reviews the causes of polypharmacy in the elderly and identifies patients who are at risk for medication errors due to polypharmacy. It also discusses steps that primary care physicians can take to reduce the risk for medication errors in elderly patients who are taking multiple drugs to treat coexisting conditions. The use of a handheld electronic device such as a personal digital assistant (PDA) to assess potential medication errors is emphasized, as is the vital role of the pharmacist in helping to identify medications that are more likely to cause severe adverse effects or drug interactions in the elderly. Two hypothetical patient cases based on real-life situations are presented to illustrate how to assess and manage elderly patients who are at risk for polypharmacy-related adverse effects. Tips for educating elderly patients and their caregivers on how to avoid complications from prescription drugs and from over-the-counter medications and herbal agents also are provided
Chronic cough by Richard S Irwin( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the United States, cough is the single most common complaint of adult patients to their primary care physicians. Chronic cough - a persistently troublesome cough lasting at least three weeks - is most often due to postnasal drip syndrome, asthma, or gastroesophageal reflux disease. Other causes include chronic bronchitis from cigarette smoking, bronchiectasis, or ACE inhibitor therapy. Once diagnosed, targeted therapies have an excellent chance of success, leaving only a limited role for nonspecific antitussive agents
Tuberculosis in the workplace and the community : the role of the primary care physician in the early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of tuberculosis in patients without HIV infection by Lee B Reichman( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although tuberculosis (TB) rates in the United States are at historic lows, TB still occurs each year in health care institutions, nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, schools, industrial sites, prisons, and other community settings. This program discusses the role of the primary care physician in the early detection and prompt treatment of TB in the community. It focuses on the non-HIV patient with active TB. Epidemiology, risk factors, symptoms, and transmission of TB are reviewed. Special attention is given to the diagnosis of active TB in foreign-born and native-born individuals who are at high risk for TB. Treatments for active and latent TB are summarized. Reliance upon directly observed therapy is stressed, as is the need for ongoing communication among general practitioners and local public health officials, especially in communities where the risk of TB is high. This telecourse is based at the New Jersey Medical School National Tuberculosis Center, one of the foremost TB clinics in the nation. Viewers are referred to Web site materials on TB assessment and patient care, published online by the New Jersey Medical School National Tuberculosis Center
How to recognize physical and sexual abuse in children by Allan R De Jong( Visual )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practical guidelines for assessing the possibility of physical and sexual abuse in the clinical situation
Management of bipolar disorder from acute mania to maintenance : a case-based approach by Glenn W Currier( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The program Management of Bipolar Disorder From Acute Mania to Maintenance: A Case-Based Approach uses actual case examples to illustrate effective strategies for identifying and managing acute manic episodes of bipolar disorder and for maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder. It explains when psychiatric referral and/or consultation by primary care physicians is warranted and discusses the role of primary care physicians in the management of patients with bipolar disorder when access to psychiatric services is limited or lacking
Infectious disease control by Richard A Garibaldi( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this video, Dr. Richard Garibaldi and Dr. Michael Grey discuss practical steps and precautions to prevent the spread of infectious disease during doctor-patient interactions in the office, clinic, nursing home, and other primary care settings. The relationship between infection control and patient safety is emphasized. Special attention is given to preventing the spread of blood-borne infections, respiratory infections, and catheter-related urinary tract infections. The video also addresses the importance of educating patients about the relationship between antibiotic overuse and the potential spread of infection in the community. Teaching points are conveyed within the context of representative cases that are often encountered by primary care physicians. Clinicians are referred to the latest patient safety recommendations and infection control guidelines available online from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
Recognizing and managing anxiety disorders by Alan Siegel( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, Alan Siegel discusses generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder, and specific phobias and offers practical advice for diagnosis. The program also discusses available treatment options
Vertical banded gastroplasty in severe obesity by Edward Eaton Mason( Visual )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obesity classified into categories which indicate surgical treatment. Advantages of vertical banded gastroplasty over conventional gastric bypass are presented and specialized surgical instruments and techniques used in VBG are demonstrated. Patient education and support through team effort are discussed as well as the role of the National Bariatric Surgery Registry in evaluating patient outcome
Spinal anesthesia for cesarean section( Visual )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regional anesthesia, when indicated, is the anesthetic of choice in c-section because of minimal fetal exposure, speedy onset and reduced risk to both mother and baby. The advantages of spinal anesthesia are weighed against its undesirableside effects which can cause maternal hypotension, nausea and vomiting, and postdural puncture headaches. Newly developed methods for eliminating or reducing these are discussed
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