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All online CME classes are available thanks to
Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s Department of Continuing Education.

When you select a course, you will be redirected to Jersey Shore’s Department of Continuing Education website, where you will need to create an account and register for the course in order to receive credit.

  • 2020 Stroke Symposium Virtual Lecture Series

    All Locations Neurology

    This continuing education program will explore emerging trends in the diagnosis and management of patients with cerebrovascular disease across the continuum of care including pediatric stroke, telestroke, stroke transfer and transport, nontraditional stroke populations, post stroke care, neurocritical care, cryptogenic stroke and clinical outcomes in stroke.

    Instructor: Alan R. Colicchio, M.D.;Stephen J. Martino, M.D.; Sara G. Karam, M.D.; Pinakin Jethwa, M.D., FAANS; Adrian Pristas, M.D.; Richard Sultan, D.O.; Matthew Saybolt, M.D., FACC; Lawrence Daniels, M.D.; Lawrence Daniels, M.D.
    Credits: 7.5 AMA
    Cost: 75.00

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  • Radiation Exposure in Orthopaedics: Patients, Providers, and those in Proximity

    All Locations Orthopedics

    This educational activity provides an overview of best care practices and safety measures related to Radiation Exposure. Excess radiation exposure causes a potential threat to healthcare providers. Clinicians must be aware of measures that can be taken to reduce the amount of radiation exposure throughout their careers.

    Instructor: Gregory J. Roehrig, M.D.
    Credits: .5
    Cost: 0.00

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  • Hackensack University Medical Center COVID-19 Update

    All Locations

    This educational activity provides a critical review of best care practices and safety measures concerning the COVID 19 pandemic from the perspective of Hackensack University Medical Center frontline Emergency Medicine physicians.

    Instructor: Douglas Finefrock, D.O
    Credits: 3.0
    Cost: 0

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  • Restraint Education

    All Locations

    This educational activity is intended to provide licensed independent providers with up-to-date information on the use of physical restraints in the Hackensack Meridian Health system. It will include indications and alternatives for restraints, key components of the restraint policy and a description of the process for ordering and documenting restraints in EPIC. Implicit bias is prevalent and can be a driver for health care disparities, and unequal health outcomes.

    Instructor: Stacy Doumas, M.D.
    Credits: 0.5
    Cost: 0.00

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  • Creating a Welcoming Environment For Transgender Patients and Families

    All Locations

    This educational activity is designed to update physicians and other health care professionals to become more familiar with caring for the transgender patient and overcoming the barriers to care. Participants will learn about ways in which health care providers can support transgender patients in navigating these challenges and improving their health outcomes.

    Instructor: John B. Steever, M.D.
    Credits: 1.0
    Cost: 0.00

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  • Sexual Minority Youth - Caring for the LGBTQ Patient

    All Locations

    This educational activity is an innovative medical symposium designed to update physicians and other health care professionals to become more familiar with caring for the LGBTQ patient and overcoming the barriers to care. Participants will learn about ways in which health care providers can support LGBTQ youth in navigating these challenges and improving their health outcomes. It will also address consent and confidentiality issues related to sexual and reproductive health care, as well as to disclosure of sexual orientation and gender identity among LGBTQ minors and young adults.

    Instructor: John B. Steever, M.D.
    Credits: 1.0
    Cost: 0.00

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  • Thriving Through Your Cancer Journey: Inspiration and Advice from a Survivor

    Oncology

    This educational activity will present a case study of a 38-year old female diagnosed with estrogen-positive DCIS with no report of family history and experiencing a reoccurrence at the five-year follow-up. Topics will cover the healthcare provider/patient rapport at each phase of the diagnostic phase through to long-term wellness care. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the long-term psychological implications post-treatment including changes in personal relationships, difficulties with returning to previous vocations and struggles with fertility. Strategies will be presented to share with patients regarding pre-surgical preparation and navigating a new lifestyle as a survivor, post-treatment.  

    Instructor: Janice M. Woerner, M.S., OTR/L
    Credits: 1
    Cost: 0.00

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  • Improving Quality of Life-An Integrative Medicine Approach

    All Locations

    Integrative medicine is a new approach to medicine that embraces the concerns of the public and medical profession for more effective, compassionate, patient-centered medicine. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative. This educational activity will address the role of integrative medicine in quality of life. It will focus on mind-body interventions, exercise and activity, nutrition, sleep health, novel interventions, stress relief and natural supplements. The benefits of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction interventions will be discussed in relation to positive effects on mood, and enhancement of self-compassion and resilience toward the goal of improving quality of life.

    Instructor: David C. Leopold, M.D.
    Credits: 1
    Cost: 0.00

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  • Identifying & Managing Your Own Implicit Bias to Improve Health Outcomes

    All Locations

    The purpose and content of this course is to enable health care providers to embrace the fact that we all have biases and appreciate that unconscious biases are more prevalent than conscious ones. Awareness of the potential of one’s biases is the first step to address it. It is important for all of us to be honest about our biases and “flashlight” ourselves to become aware and eliminate implicit biases in our role as health care providers for everyone. Empathy plays a very important role in this process. This timely course will present insightful strategies to de-bias patient care, which include training, intergroup contact, and counter-stereotypical exemplars. The Implicit Association Test (Project Implicit) will be described.

    Instructor: David S. Kountz, M.D.
    Credits: 1
    Cost: 0.00

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  • Positive Psychology: The Psychology of Hope

    All Locations Behavioral Health

    This educational activity will explore the research surrounding the science of hope and the relationship between hope and grit, and their effect on mood. Hope is an optimistic attitude of mind based on an expectation of positive outcomes. Hope and resilience are both stable, psychological traits that can act as protective factors against adversity. Many studies have shown that mood states have a direct impact on physical health. Indices of positive mood (positive psychology) are associated with biological health markers, such as immune system response, cortisol profiles, and cardiovascular function.

    Instructor: Dan Tomasulo, Ph. D
    Credits: 2
    Cost: 0.00

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  • Redefining Hope - Communication In Serious Illness

    All Locations Location Primary Care

    The purpose and content of this course is to address the need for effective and compassionate conversations with our patients who have serious health concerns. Conversations regarding goals of care with patients who have serious illnesses often occur too late in the course of the illness, and healthcare practitioners say they lack the training and skills to have effective conversations. This educational activity is designed to improve communication skills and provide tools to assist clinicians treating patients at the end of life.

    Instructor: Amy P. Frieman, MD; Bridget A. Tracy, MD
    Credits: 1
    Cost: 0.00

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  • Unintended Consequences of Opioids: We can Minimize Opioids

    Pain Management

    The purpose and content of this course is to address pertinent substance use disorder and present an overview of emerging methods of acute pain control. It will assist the participants in becoming more familiar with the current evidenced based approaches to minimize the use of prescription opiates.

    Instructor: Michael A. Kelly, M.D.
    Credits: 1
    Cost: 0.00

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  • Infection Prevention in the Dental Office Setting: Three Hour Training Course for Dental Health Care Providers

    Dentistry

    The purpose and content of this three hour online course is to instruct Dental Health Care Providers (DHCP) on the current recommended and required infection prevention measures that are expected in all dental health care settings. All aspects of infection control in the dental office setting will be addressed, with one hour of the lecture devoted to emphasis on the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen standard.

    Instructor: Kathy A. Banks, DMD
    Credits: 3
    Cost: 45.00

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  • How Do We Improve Care of the Seriously Ill

    Primary Care

    This educational activity is designed to expose participants to the narrative of a patient who is currently experiencing End of Life issues, and is designed educate health care professionals who care for those who have a terminal illness and require hospice and palliative care.

    Instructor: Amy J. Berman, R.N., BSN, LHD
    Credits: 1
    Cost: 0.00

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  • Palliative Care at Hackensack Meridian Health

    Pain Management Primary Care

    This educational activity is designed to provide the participants with information about palliative care resources available at Meridian Health. The course includes an overview of hospice and palliative care particularly as it applies to physicians, nursing assistants, pain and symptom management, ethical issues, cultural issues, communication at the end of life, care of the family, and spiritual care.

    Instructor: Amy P. Frieman, M.D.
    Credits: 0.5
    Cost: 0.00

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  • Palliative Care Futurist: Matching Care to Our Patient’s Needs

    Primary Care

    This educational activity is designed to give participants a better understanding of how end of life palliative care focuses on quality of life, doctor patient communication and how to help patients and families make the best use of their remaining time together.

    Instructor: Diane Meier, M.D., FACP
    Credits: 1
    Cost: 0.00

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  • Geriatric Depression

    Behavioral Health

    This educational activity will address the need to identify evidence based effective and potentially ineffective interventions for depression utilizing integrative health and medicine approaches. (This may include things such as meditation, exercise, MBSR, natural supplements, acupuncture, etc.)

    Instructor: Arunesh K. Mishra, MD, DFAPA
    Credits: 0.5
    Cost: 0.00

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  • The Evolution of a Multimodal Approach to Pain Management-Alternatives to Opioids

    Pain Management

    This educational activity presents an overview of emerging methods of acute pain control utilizing non-narcotic agents. This course will explore alternative pharmacologic methods of acute pain control in hope of developing an optimal course of action to help relieve patient suffering.

    Instructor: Robert M. Peskin, D.D.S.
    Credits: 1
    Cost: 0.00

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  • Integrative Health and Medicine Approach to the Patient with Depression

    Behavioral Health

    This educational activity will identify evidenced based effective and potentially ineffective interventions for depression utilizing integrative health and medicine approaches. This may include things such as meditation, exercise, MSBR, natural supplements, acupuncture, etc.

    Instructor: David Leopold, M.D.
    Credits: 0.5
    Cost: 0.00

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  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea Diagnosis and Treatments Otolaryngologist Perspective

    Otolaryngology (ENT)

    This educational activity is designed to encompass the whole spectrum of sleep disordered breathing upper airway breathing disturbances of which obstructive sleep apnea is one of its most severe forms. The objectives of this lecture are also to understand the indications and/or role of oral appliances and some of the more recent advances in Sleep Medicine Soft Tissue Surgery.

    Instructor: Kenneth Newkirk, M.D.
    Credits: 1
    Cost: 0.00

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  • 1st Annual Faculty Development Symposium

    All Specialties

    This educational activity addresses information about the educational needs of academic faculty throughout the Hackensack Meridian Health System who are involved in graduate or undergraduate medical education. Topics discussed will include observation and feedback of trainees, simulation in medical education, quality improvement projects for residents, and faculty wellness.

    Instructor: Kenneth Faistl, M.D.; Kathleen Casey, M.D.; Joseph R. DePasquale, M.D., MHCDS., FACP., FACG; Stacy Doumas, MD
    Credits: 2
    Cost: 0.00

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  • Common Lesions of the Oral Cavity for Primary Care Physicians

    Oncology

    This educational activity is designed to provide the participants with information about the clinical presentation of the more common lesions of the oral cavity. Many common lesions of the oral cavity will be addressed including glossitis, herpes simplex, oral lichen planus and candidiasis.

    Instructor: David Lederman, DMD
    Credits: 1
    Cost: 0.00

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  • Oral Cancer Screening for Primary Care Physicians

    Oncology Primary Care

    This educational activity is designed to provide the participants with information about cancers presenting in the oral cavity. This presentation will discuss the technique for performing a thorough oral mucosal cancer examination. The clinical presentations of leukoplakia and erythroplakia will be addressed. There will be a discussion of the concept of potentially malignant oral lesions and conditions. Clinical presentations of malignant and potentially malignant oral lesions will be included in this presentation. There will also be a discussion of the risk factors for oral cancer.

    Instructor: David Lederman, DMD, Associate Professor at the Seton Hall University School of Graduate Medicine
    Credits: 1
    Cost: 0.00

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  • Pharmacology of Trauma Related Disorders

    Behavioral Health

    This Educational Activity addresses the educational needs of health care providers who are interested in staying current on the evidenced based psychopharmacological treatment approaches for patients who have experience trauma and related mental illness. The focus will be on pharmacotherapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

    Instructor: Stacy Doumas, MD
    Credits: 0.5
    Cost: 0.00

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