Hospital-based Activities/Grand Rounds

A PATIENT-CENTERED APPROACH TO CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC LEUKEMIA: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON MEDICAL MANAGEMENT, QUALITY OF LIFE, AND PSYCHOSOCIAL CARE

This program reviews the diagnosis and staging of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), current practices in the pharmacotherapy of CLL, and the status of agents in development. It also describes how CLL affects patientsí and caregiversí emotional and mental well-being and takes an in-depth look at how clinicians can measure the impact of the disease on healthcare-related quality of life (HRQoL) and improve patient HRQoL.

 

SELECTING DUAL ORAL ANTIPLATELET THERAPY FOR PATIENTS WITH ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME

This series of live, CME-certified in-hospital grand rounds described contemporary dual antiplatelet therapy guideline recommendations or patients with ACS undergoing intervention, explained data on these therapies in patients with ACS and diabetes and with STEMI. It was designed to educate hospital-based physicians specialists in cardiology, internal medicine, emergency medicine, critical care, hospital medicine, and residents and fellows who manage patients with ACS.

 

ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROMES: OPTIMIZING DUAL ORAL ANTIPLATELET THERAPY

This series of CME-certified grand rounds addresses the most current practice guidelines in the management of ACS, and focuses on a better understanding of existing and novel antiplatelet therapy. It was designed for cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, internists, emergency medicine physicians, critical care specialists, hospitalists, as well as residents, fellows, NPs, and PAs who manage patients with ACS.

 

UNRAVELING MYTHS AND MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT IBS-C AND CHRONIC CONSTIPATION IN FAMILY PRACTICE

This live, interactive satellite symposium presented at the AAFP's 2014 Scientific Assembly incorporated ARS technology with didactic lectures, challenging real-world clinical cases, roundtable discussions, and a question and answer session. The enduring, web-based monograph was developed from the proceedings of the live symposium.

 

HYPONATREMIA: ADDRESSING THE PATHOPHYSIOLOGIC CAUSES AND THEIR CONSEQUENCES

This CME initiative consisted of live grand rounds meetings at hospitals across the country, providing hospital-based physicians and other clinicians involved in the management of hyponatremia with a systematic approach to diagnosing, assessing, and selecting appropriate treatment options for hyponatremia based on underlying pathophysiology and symptom severity. Each activity was conducted by an expert in the field of hyponatremia and included a didactic lecture, a review of relevant case studies, and a discussion session with participants.

 

STRATEGIES FOR THE IDENTIFICATION, ASSESSMENT, AND LOGICAL TREATMENT OF HYPONATREMIA IN THE HOSPITAL SETTING

This series of CME grand rounds activities was designed to optimize patient management and outcomes by providing healthcare professionals with a systematic approach to diagnosing, assessing, and selecting appropriate treatment options based on underlying pathophysiology and symptom severity.

 

EVIDENCE-BASED MANAGEMENT OF ADVANCED GASTRIC CANCER: CURRENT AND EMERGING TARGETED THERAPIES

These live CME oncology grand rounds activities included didactic lecture, real-world case studies, and a question-and-answer session with an expert faculty presenter. An interactive CME/CE enduring web monograph, features key educational messages and video vignettes from the live meetings. Hosted on the Paradigm website, www.paradigmmc.com, the activity was also distributed via Elsevier on the MEDLINE-indexed Seminars in Oncology website (www.seminoncol.org) and other appropriate journal and web portals, and posted on the website of the International Society of Gastrointestinal Oncology (www.isgio.org).

 

CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE: STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE CARE AND REDUCE HOSPITAL READMISSIONS

This series of CME/CE-certified in-hospital grand rounds activities include didactic lecture, real-world case study presentations, and a brief question-and-answer session with the expert faculty presenter. The initiative also included visiting professor forums-1-hour guided discussions led by the expert faculty presenter at the institutions hosting grand rounds activities.

 

CAPS: CREATING ANTICOAGULATION PLANS TO PREVENT STROKE IN PATIENTS WITH ATRIAL FIBRILLATION

This series of CME/CNE/CPE-certified in-hospital grand rounds included didactic lecture, real-world case study presentations, and a brief question-and-answer session with the expert faculty presenter.

 

STROKE PREVENTION IN PATIENTS WITH NONVALVULAR ATRIAL FIBRILLATION: INDIVIDUALIZED, PATIENT-FOCUSED TREATMENT

These series of grand rounds activities included didactic lecture, real-world case study presentations, and a brief question-and-answer session with the expert faculty presenter.

 

FRESH FROZEN PLASMA: CURRENT PRACTICES AND ALTERNATIVES

These CME-certified grand rounds activities targeted hospital-based HCPs, blood-bank directors, intensivists, critical care specialists, surgeons (ie, neurological, transplant, trauma, cardiovascular, general), clinical pathologists, emergency department physicians, cardiologists, pharmacy directors, and other HCPs involved in the decision to use blood products. Activities were designed to increase healthcare professionals' understanding of current uses of fresh frozen plasma and the associated safety and efficacy concerns while improving their awareness of newer plasma derivatives and their uses.

 

MANAGEMENT OF NONVALVULAR ATRIAL FIBRILLATION: MAKING THE DIAGNOSIS, CHOOSING THE APPROPRIATE ORAL ANTICOAGULANT

This series of grand rounds activities focused on developing strategies to screen patients for nonvalvular AF, evaluating the safety and efficacy data for the targeted oral anticoagulants compared with warfarin, and recognizing the cost of stroke and the importance of stroke prevention to patients with nonvalvular AF. Activities included didactic lecture, real-world case study presentations, and a question-and-answer session with the expert faculty presenter.

 

NEW OPTIONS FOR ACUTE TREATMENT AND SECONDARY PREVENTION OF VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM: TRANSLATING DATA INTO CLINICAL PRACTICE

This series of CME/CPE/CNE-certified in-hospital grand rounds include didactic lecture, real-world case study presentations, and a brief question-and-answer session with the expert faculty presenter. This iniative also included visiting professor forums, additional guided discussions led by the expert faculty presenter at the grand rounds locations, designed to engage department heads, chief residents, and fellows from the target specialties at the host institution.