Paradigm recognizes that print activities remain an important vehicle for continuing education for health care providers. Whether it is a unique series of certified CME/CE newsletters, or a journal supplement created to expand the reach of a live activity, our approach is to provide timely insights from expert faculty relevant to a reader's everyday clinical practice. These activities utilize a variety of methods to engage learners, including patient case studies and point-counterpoint discussions. Our experience encompasses working with leading peer-reviewed, indexed health care journals such as Pharmacotherapy and The Journal of Hospital Medicine, as well as producing and distributing independent print pieces. Because learners acquire information in a variety of ways, many of our print activities are also available online for easy, on-demand access and sharing.
CLINICAL PERSPECTIVES IN HYPONATREMIA: MANAGEMENT OF HYPONATREMIA: PHARMACY'S KEY ROLE
This knowledge-based CPE print publication, based on the proceedings of a satellite symposium in conjunction with the American Pharmacists Association 2010 Annual Meeting, was cosponsored with the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy.
INFECTIOUS DISEASE OPTIONS
This CPE publication series, part of the Infectious Disease Education Alliance (IDEA) Initiative, included six 16-page CPE-certified print newsletters that focused, via patient case studies, on the etiologies, management, and treatment of cSSSIs and cIAIs. Developed in collaboration with the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The target audience included hospital pharmacy directors, clinical pharmacists, and hospital medical directors.
EPISODIC AND CHRONIC MIGRAINE HEADACHE: BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS TO OPTIMAL TREATMENT AND PREVENTION
This CME initiative, led by 2 experts with clinical expertise in migraine management, includes a print and online supplement to Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, the official journal of the American Headache Society. The 16-page print version was polybagged and distributed to all subscribers along with a monthly issue. The online version, converted into an interactive web monograph, includes hyperlinks to video vignettes and other important references and resources. The online version was posted on www.headachejournal.org and the neurology portal of www.paradigmmc.com.
IMPROVING OUTCOMES IN PATIENTS WITH REFRACTORY IDIOPATHIC AND NEUROGENIC DETRUSOR OVERACTIVITY: MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES AND PATIENT PERSPECTIVES
This live CME program was held as a satellite symposium at the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Scientific Meeting. For each of the identified educational topics, the clinician experts presented didactic slides pertaining to an important aspect of NDO diagnosis and management, followed by interactive case presentations, and discussion to exchange relevant information and experiences. An enduring supplement was developed from the proceedings of the live symposium and is available in print and online versions through the journal PM&R, the official publication of the AAPM&R (a peer-reviewed, MEDLINE-indexed publication. The online version is also available on Paradigm's website, www.paradigmmc.com.
BENEATH THE SKIN: NEW INSIGHTS INTO BASAL CELL CARCINOMA
This series of live, freestanding, regional CME-certified activities was targeted to a combined multidisciplinary audience of dermatologists, dermatologic surgeons, and medical oncologists and focused on improving diagnosis and management of BCC. The initiative also included a 3-part printed/digital case-based monograph series developed and distributed in conjunction with the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, a peer-reviewed and MEDLINE-indexed publication that reaches every US-based dermatologist, resident, fellow, PA, and NP in dermatology.
MELANOMA CARE OPTIONS™
This national CME-certified publication series featured clinical and nonclinical content from renowned faculty specializing in melanoma care. Edited by John M. Kirkwood, MD, issues were made available in print and online.
MELANOMA CARE OPTIONS™ ONCOLOGY NURSING UPDATE
This initiative, chaired by Rosemary Giuliano, ARNP, MSN, included a CNE-certified series of newsletters that provided information to help oncology nurses stay up-to-date regarding advances in the care of patients with melanoma. The initiative was developed and implemented in collaboration with University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing.
INDIVIDUALIZED TREATMENT OF DIABETIC RETINOPATHY AND DIABETIC MACULAR EDEMA: A CASE-BASED GUIDE TO APPLYING NEW DATA
This series of 3 Case Consults™ CME Web Activities offers a serial learning design consisting of 3 digitally-delivered quarter-hour case activities designed to enhance clinical skill development of retina specialists managing DR and DME. Using the RealCME platform, each activity will utilize text, faculty audio clips, dynamic tools for interdisciplinary communication, and instructional intravitreal injection videos to guide learners through interactive patient case studies, where they will be required to respond to questions at critical decision points in the course of treatment. This web initiative will be distributed by Paradigm and PeerAudience's OpenCME Network.
RESPIRATORY CARE OPTIONS™
This CME-certified newsletter focused on the treatment of asthma patients and the updated Expert Panel Report (EPR-3) commissioned by the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program. Cases studies were utilized to illustrate how to apply this information to adults, adolescents, and children.
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.
TARGET-SPECIFIC ORAL ANTICOAGULATION IN CLINICAL PRACTICE: BREAKING NEWS, CONTEMPORARY VIEWS
This live, interactive CME satellite symposium included didactic lectures, interactive patient case studies, and in-depth moderated Q&A between attendees and faculty, as well as patient education information and a prescribing pocket guide, presented at Internal Medicine 2015. A CME-certified on-demand video webinar developed from the proceedings includes the patient education information and downloadable version of the prescribing pocket guide. The enduring webinar will be accessible via the Paradigm website, www.paradigmmc.com, Paradigm's cardiovascular-focused portal, and the myCME website, www.myCME.com
HOSPITALISTS ON THE FRONTLINE: PREVENTING AND MANAGING THROMBOEMBOLIC EVENTS
This live, interactive CME satellite symposium, presented at Hospital Medicine 2015, included didactic lectures, in-depth moderated Q&A between attendees and faculty, and patient education resources. An enduring web monograph developed from the proceedings features the most clinically relevant content and additional resources such as patient education materials. The interactive CME-certified web monograph is accessible via the Paradigm website, www.paradigmmc.com, the HQF website, and the website for The Hospitalist, www.the-hospitalist.org.
KEY UPDATES IN MANAGING ORAL ANTICOAGULATION AND ITS REVERSAL
This series of text- and audio-video-enabled CME/CPE-certified quarterly web newsletters will report on the latest developments in the field of thrombosis management, featuring summaries of important presentations at major medical conferences and embedded interviews with leading clinicians, researchers, and opinion leaders in the field of anticoagulation. These web newsletters will be accessible via the Paradigm website, www.paradigmmc.com, and the Hospital Quality Foundation (HQF) website, www.hospitalqualityfoundation.org and will be distributed quarterly by Paradigm, HQF, and Elsevier.
ANTICOAGULATION THERAPY IN PRIMARY CARE: KEEPING YOUR FINGER ON THE PULSE OF CURRENT CLINICAL RECOMMENDATIONS
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common and important cardiac arrhythmia encountered in clinical practice. Even with the availability in recent years of 4 non-warfarin oral anticoagulants (NOACs), many at-risk patients are not assessed or treated appropriately due in part to confusion about where these agents fit in clinical practice. Due to pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic differences among the agents, patient-specific risk factors such as renal clearance must be taken into consideration when prescribing an NOAC. This activity has been designed to help primary care clinicians identify at-risk patients with AF, conduct an evidence-based work-up, and develop individualized treatment plans that appropriately utilize newer therapies when indicated.