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; 0.00 are pharmacology
    Release Date: October 15, 2021
    $25
  • 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
    Release Date: July 10, 2021
    End Date: July 10, 2022
    $25
  • NPACE believes wellness for nurse practitioners is a priority. This bundle includes not only inspiration, but important tips on how to keep yourself well, empowered, and balanced.

    Total Credits: 4.0 contact hours; 0.0 are pharmacology
    Release Date: December 1, 2021
    $50
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Mental Health CE

  • This mental health bundle is key for any practitioner in primary or mental healthcare. Educational presentations include suicide prevention, depression medication and functional medicine management, ADD, anxiety, mood disorder, and management on unexplained physical symptoms.

    Total Credits: 9.8 contact hours; 7 are pharmacology
    Release Date: December 1, 2021
    $245
  • There are a variety of anxiety disorders being managed in the primary care setting. All of these are characterized by distinct differences in symptom presentation as well as treatment options. This program presents the physiology of anxiety disorders as a foundation for pharmacologic management, key features in differentiating among anxiety disorders, and pharmacologic choices for acute and chronic management.

    Credits: 1.50 contact hours; 1.50 are pharmacology
    Release Date: April 1, 2021
    End Date: April 1, 2022
    $37.50
  • Sleep disorders affect many people. This session will better prepare the learner by helping them identify healthy and normal sleep architecture across the lifespan along with the chemical neurotransmitters involved in sleep stagings. The session will review symptoms and neurotransmitters involved with insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, shift work sleep disorder and night terrors. Lastly, you will leave this session with a better understanding of medication interventions for all insomnia and sleep diagnoses.

    Credits: 1.50 contact hours; 1.50 are pharmacology
    Release Date: March 1, 2021

    $37.50
  • This is an essential package for all nurse practitioner students and new NPs. This package builds upon the first clinical essentials package and includes important primary care topics including, caring for LGBTQIA patients, antibiotic stewardship, orthopedics, depression, anxiety, pelvic exam issues in adolescents, common dermatologic disorders, contraceptive management, and orthopedics.

    Total Credits: 11.0 contact hours; 5.00 are pharmacology
    Release Date: December 1, 2021
    $275
  • 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 2021 drug update. This bundle has it all. Topics include contraceptive management, polypharmacy, asthma guidelines, medical marijuana, HIV updates, hypertension, mood disorders, depression, dyslipidemia, diabetes management, and more.

    Total Credits: 31.0 contact hours; 30.0 are pharmacology
    Release Date: December 1, 2021
    $775
  • 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
    Release Date: March 1, 2021
    End Date: March 1, 2022
    $37.50
  • Successful management of depressive disorders begins with an accurate diagnosis. Once the decision is made to implement pharmacotherapy, there are numerous options beyond the SSRI. This presentation reviews critical elements of diagnosis, important considerations in pharmacotherapy, and utilizes a case study approach to analyze the best treatment regimens.

    Credits: 1.50 contact hours; 1.50 are pharmacology
    Release Date: April 1, 2021
    End Date: April 1, 2022
    $37.50
  • This recorded November NPacers Virtual Conference is Paced for Practice included Acclaimed speakers like Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN and Amelie Hollier, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP. It will bring you up to speed on the latest updates and best practices in hot primary care topics, evidence-based information that you can put to immediate use in your practice. Topics include Full Practice Authority, Drug Updates, Challenging Lab Cases, Menopause, Extreme Stress Management, Headache Management, and much more. Learn from experts including Christine Kessler, MN, CNS, ANP-BC, BC-ADM, CDTC, FAANP; Karen M. Myrick, DNP, APRN, FNP, ANP, ONP, FAAN; and Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC, among others.

    Credits: 10 credits; 4.41 are pharmacology
    Release Date: November 19, 2021
    End Date: November 19, 2022
    $295
  • About half of the people who take antidepressants do not respond -- and many patients experience adverse effects. These outcomes may be partially attributed to the impact of an individual’s genetic profile. Understanding the neurobiology of depression and using a pharmacogenomic decision-support tool, clinicians could provide personalized healthcare designed to improve antidepressant therapy outcomes. In this presentation, the evidence, evolution, and current state of antidepressant pharmacogenetic decision support tools are reviewed. A series of considerations for clinicians contemplating the use of these tools is presented in the context of contemporary NP practice.

    Credits: 1.00 contact hours; 1.00 are pharmacology
    Release Date: March 1, 2021

    $25
  • This presentation reviews the pathophysiology of ADD as the target of pharmacotherapy. Pharmacotherapeutics of psychostimulants, norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, antiadrenergic agonists, and wakefulness agents are analyzed, with emphasis on indications and efficacies for each. Case studies are used to evaluate best-practice options in a variety of clinical scenarios including pediatric, adult and psychostimulants contraindicated.

    Credits: 1.50 contact hours; 1.50 are pharmacology 
    Release Date: April 1, 2021
    End Date: April 1, 2022
    $37.50
  • This program begins with a brief review of differentiating mood disorders from unipolar depression. Relevant physiologic pathways as a target of pharmacotherapy are presented. The focus of this program is the analysis and application of appropriate pharmacotherapy for the treatment of bipolar depression, bipolar mania, cyclothymia, and prevention of relapse. Drug selection, indications, and important safety issues are analyzed in a case study presentation.

    Credits: 1.50 contact hours; 1.50 are pharmacology
    Release Date: April 1, 2021
    End Date: April 1, 2022
    $37.50
  • This psychiatric pharmacology bundle covers prescribing for depression, mood disorders, ADD, anxiety and pharmacogenomic considerations.

    Total Credits: 7.00 contact hours; 7.00 are pharmacology
    Release Date: December 1, 2021
    $175
  • Primary care pharmacology is a critical topic where clinicians need a rapid and thorough update. This package covers updates in type 2 diabetes management, hyperlipidemia, asthma guidelines, contraception, medication updates for 2021, immunizations, and managing depression.

    Total Credits: 10.0 contact hours; 9.5 are pharmacology
    Release Date: December 1, 2021
    $250
  • In this package Dr. Sally Miller shares her expertise in mental healthcare with this package on medication management. This succinct package includes management of depression, mood disorders, ADD and anxiety.

    Total Credits: 6.0 contact hours; 6.0 are pharmacology
    Release Date: December 1, 2021
    $150
  • NPACE believes wellness for nurse practitioners is a priority. This bundle includes not only inspiration, but important tips on how to keep yourself well, empowered, and balanced.

    Total Credits: 4.0 contact hours; 0.0 are pharmacology
    Release Date: December 1, 2021
    $50