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Network for Continuing Medical Education

Works: 1,550 works in 2,916 publications in 1 language and 22,964 library holdings
Genres: Instructional films  Filmed panel discussions  Conference papers and proceedings  Filmed lectures  Educational films 
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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 165 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 158 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 (FOBT) 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 he 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
Breast cancer update, 2004 by Anne L Rosenberg( Visual )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 142 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
Focus on patient safety( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 142 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
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 133 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 131 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
Exercise and optimal aging by Richard S Irwin( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A geriatrician discusses the loss of muscle strength in the elderly and dispels the myth that they are too fragile for vigorous exercise. Included are screening and exercise guidelines for the aged; why aerobics alone are inadequate for "optimal aging"; and how exercise programs affect the health and lives of the elderly
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 117 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 117 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
Hospice care : an interdisciplinary approach( Visual )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The roles of the patient, family, and interdisciplinary health care team are discussed in a variety of hospice care settings. Advances in medical technology and pharmacology have made non-curative, life-prolonging approaches to terminal illness widely available and successful palliative care highly individualized, requiring the coordinating efforts of the patient care team
Deep anesthesia for infants( Visual )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The common belief that newborns are incapable of feeling pain has led to the practice of administering light anesthesia in surgical procedures on neonates. Recent studies demonstrate that human newborns have anatomical and functional components required to perceive pain, and that recovery and mortality rates are adversely affected by operative and postoperative pain. Deep anesthesia and postoperative analgesia have been shown to reduce pain and stress and improve the postoperative outcome
NIH Consensus Conference : surgery for epilepsy( Visual )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the conclusion of the Conference, that surgical resection is an appropriate form of therapy for certain patients with intractable epilepsy. Discusses when to refer epileptic patients for further evaluation, and the latest methods of identifying seizure types and localizing epileptic foci
Neurological emergencies in head trauma( Visual )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews recognizable signs of deterioration in the traumatic brain injury patient as an aid to rapid diagnosis and examines methods of treatment using several case studies as examples. Program stresses adherence to a step-by-step evaluationof hemodynamic and neurologic status in order to arrive at the appropriate diagnosis and treatment decisions
Identifying and managing elder abuse( Visual )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys confirm the extent of elder abuse and neglect and suggest that 35 per cent of all cases represent serious physical abuse. Program delineates risk factors, abuser and victim profiles, and techniques for recognition and intervention by physicians
Essential tremor : diagnosis and treatment by Jean Pintar Hubble( Visual )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essential tremor is a paradoxical clinical entity. On the one hand, it is considered a trivial, monosymptomatic disorder. On the other hand, it is a common progressive ailment that has great clinical variability, an obscure pathogenesis, and is often confused with other neurodegenerative diseases. In this video, Dr. Hubble reviews the diagnosis of essential tremor, its common clinical features, and the latest therapeutic treatment options
Rheumatic fever update( Visual )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the unexplained dramatic rise in rheumatic fever cases in 1985, physicians have learned that they must remain alert to the possibility of the occurrence of this disease. This program covers the revised Jones criteria for an accurate differential diagnosis; auscultation, with recordings of characteristic heart murmurs; treatment of mild rheumatic polyarthritis versus severe rheumatic carditis; and prevention of rheumatic fever
The Diagnosis of depression in adolescents( Visual )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stresses the early recognition of depression in adolescents: early intervention can prevent the emotional, physical, and social dysfunctions often associated with depression. Reviews the diagnostic symptoms that mask depression such as behavioral problems, substance abuse, and anti-social behavior
Panic disorder : the great imitator by Jack M Gorman( Visual )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 79 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
Vascular complications in athletic injuries( Visual )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A variety of sports are indicated as the cause of specific arterial complications resulting from injuries caused by blunt trauma, arterial compression, and other stresses on the vascular system. Differential diagnosis is used to eliminate musculoskeletal disorders of similar appearance. Noninvasive testing such as Doppler ultrasound and CT are recommended but arteriography remains the definitive test. Both vascular surgery and non-operative techniques are discussed as therapeutic alternatives
Current management of the patient with cerebral ischemia( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A leading researcher in new designs of prosthetic joints assesses the indications for total joint replacement and looks at uncemented prostheses, still under investigation, which hold the promise of fewer complications and surgical revisions
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