Wellness Education


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In the face of the unparalleled challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated global health emergency, Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education is giving recognition to this issue.

Even before the pandemic, health care professionals were already gripped with burnout and stress as well as mental issues including stress, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and even suicide.

Now it is time to start addressing these issues and develop strategies to alleviate them. NPACE offers the following resources and educational offerings to inform clinicians about mental health and providing them with resources that encourage both self-care and help reduce burnout and stress.

Yoga Non-CE

  • This 30-minute yoga session provides a full-body stretch that focuses on the body, breathing, and mind. By the end of this gentle, calming practice, participants will find their minds are quieter and their bodies and brains feel more flexible.

    Free
  • Kathy Distler, certified yoga instructor, personal trainer, and cancer exercise specialist shares her talents in this 30 minute chair yoga video. This practice is great for people at all levels of physical ability and is a great entry to yoga. Join Kathy in the morning at your desk, for a quick stretch during lunch, or anytime you need some movement and focus. 

    Free

  • This 30-minute yoga session focuses on building and recognizing our innate strength. The series of slow warrior poses will energize and engage all the muscles of the body, ultimately connecting body, breathing, and brain in a strengthening practice. This video is for those with some foundational yoga experience. 

    Free
  • Need a break from stress that focuses on self-care. In this video certified yoga instructor and personal trainer Kathy Distler offers an active, but accessible, time to relax and wind down. 

    Free
  • In this video, Kathy Distler, certified yoga instructor, personal trainer, and cancer exercise specialist, guides the user through an 11+ minute relaxation meditation. With deep breathing, posture awareness, and guided relaxation activities. 

    Free
  • This is a seated therapeutic class so there is no need for special yoga clothing or gear. This way of practicing yoga was studied during the early phases of the pandemic in 2020. After eight 1-hour sessions, results indicated statistical significance in reducing four types of symptoms (PTSD, anxiety, depression, insomnia) in health professionals.

    For more about therapeutic yoga with Jay Gupta, please visit www.YogaCaps.org, and to learn how to use yoga capsules, please visit www.RxRelax.com.  

    Free
  • This 30-minute yoga session is for those who suffer from low back pain. It targets the tight muscles of the low back, hips, and hamstrings, guiding the participant through gentle poses that can be done even when in pain, using easy movements that can relieve the pain and increase flexibility to prevent further pain. This gentle session is good for almost all levels and skills of yoga. Bring your loose clothing and water to enjoy relaxing deep breaths and movement to heal your mind and body. 

    Free
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Health/Wellness CE

  • Compassion fatigue has plagued many caregivers resulting in emotional and physical distress. This presentation will help participants identify personal areas of compassion satisfaction vs. compassion fatigue. We will discuss ways to create positivity and care for ourselves.

    Credits: 1.00 contact hours; 1.00 are pharmacology
    $30
  • This presentation will cover the common issue of burnout and the epidemic of self-induced disease. Importantly, the speaker will discuss a doable strategy on how we can all get on a path of greater well-being by implementing key elements.

    Credits: 1.00 contact hours; 0.00 are pharmacology
    $27.50
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Mental Health CE

  • At NPACE Pharmacology Update & Primary care Conference you will fulfill your professional development and licensure needs, and access priceless context, insights, and real-world understanding of complex healthcare issues. Each session emphasizes relevant and evidence-based clinical knowledge as well as offers guidance by seasoned speakers connected to today’s practice and is open to interaction and discussion.

    Credits: 19 credits; 11.50 are pharmacology
    $500
  • It is important for NP's to recognize and address how childhood & adolescent adversity and stressful life events can inform and empower clinical practice for supporting patients in any setting. This presentation aims help improve knowledge and strengthen the therapeutic alliance for NP's & patients for prevention & treatments to mitigate the emergence of psychopathology in adult life-stages

    Credits: 1.50 Contact Hours; 0.75 are Pharmacology
    $35
  • This grand pharmacology bundle holds a wide variety of over 20 different critical primary care topics for prescribers, from pediatric pharmaceutical updates and safe prescribing in older adults, to a 2022 drug update. This bundle has it all. Topics include contraceptive management, polypharmacy, asthma, HIV updates, mood disorders, depression, dyslipidemia, diabetes management, and more.

    Total Credits: 30.50 contact hours; 28.51 are pharmacology
    $695.00    $775.00
  • This session will cover neurotransmitters that are targeted for treating depression and anxiety. Learn to recognize symptoms and severity of depression and anxiety disorders as listed in DSM IV and their influence on ADL. Also, get a better understanding of medication side effects, adverse events and the barriers for adherence for patients to achieve remission of their symptoms.

    Credits: 1.50 contact hours; 1.50 are pharmacology
    $40.00
  • The Mental Health bundle is essential for healthcare practitioners practicing in a Primary Care or Mental Health setting. This 12-course bundle has everything you need! Topics include substance use & mood disorders, anxiety, PTSD, care of Veterans, ADHD, self-harm, pediatric mental health disorders, human trafficking, and more.

    Total Credits: 15.5 contact hours; 9.82 are pharmacology
    Expiration Date: December 31, 2024

    $375.00
  • Mental health issues among children are skyrocketing with increasing emergency room visits for self-harm and suicidal behaviors as teens are experiencing compounding effects of social isolation, discrimination, stigma, and emotional stressors. This session will explore screening, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health in the pediatric primary care setting. Parameters for mental health services provided in the context of integrated primary care will be explored, including safe conditions for prescribing.

    Credits: 1.0 Contact Hours; 0.33 are Pharmacology
    Expiration Date: December 31, 2024

    $30
  • Pharmacogenomics is the study of how genes affect a person’s response to drugs. This science has given rise to the practice of “precision medicine,” which combines pharmacology (the study of medication) and genomics (the study of genes and their functions) to help prescribers make more personalized medication choices. These include which medications to prescribe to different individuals and what doses will have the best effects. This presentation integrates concepts of neurobiology and neuropathology with genetics and genomics to produce new models for diagnosis and personalized treatment for depressive disorders. The results of the GUIDED study are presented to highlight the efficacy of this approach.

    Credits: 1.50 Contact Hours; 1.25 are Pharmacology
    $40
  • This presentation focuses on the practical application of pharmacotherapy for depression in primary care. How to differentiate among SSRIs, and what to do when SSRIs are inadequate or contraindicated. Decisioning pharmacotherapy in the primary care setting and determining when it is appropriate to refer provides a foundation for best practices for the primary care provider.

    Credits: 1.50 Contact Hours; 1.50 are Pharmacology
    Expiration Date: December 31, 2024

    $45
  • This bundle is perfect for the Primary Care provider! It provides a comprehensive review of some of the most common clinical concerns in Primary Care. This 15-course bundle covers the management of obesity, type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension, COPD, chronic kidney disease, joint disorders, anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, and so much more.

    Total Credits: 21.5 contact hours; 14.13 are pharmacology 
    $450.00   $500.00
  • This presentation discusses updated diagnostic criteria and psychometric approaches to improve case identification, diagnosis & treatment of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorders. ADHD is redefined in the context of epigenetics and neurobiology, with specific attention to contemporary pharmacological approaches to manage the symptoms. Practical applications for nurse practitioners are presented.

    Credits: 1.0 Contact Hours; 0.66 are Pharmacology
    Expiration Date: June 30, 2024

    $30
  • This presentation will provide information necessary to improve healthcare professionals’ ability to identify veterans, military service members, and military connected family members in their practices. The presentation will provide an overview of PTSD and other invisible wounds, helpful screening tools, and special considerations when engaging with veterans and military connected family members seeking care, with the goal of increasing capacity for behavioral healthcare for this vulnerable population.

    Credits: 1.50 Contact Hours; 0.50 are Pharmacology
    Expiration Date: December 31, 2024

    $35
  • Given the limited access to mental health specialists, primary care practitioners must often diagnose, initiate treatment, and chronically manage different anxiety disorders. This presentation utilizes evidence-based medicine and case studies to discuss the underlying pathophysiology of anxiety and the different options of pharmaceuticals in the treatment of anxiety..

    Credits: 1.50 Contact Hours; 1.50 are Pharmacology
    Expiration Date: December 31, 2024

    $45