Full Course:  20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Short Course:  10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Course(s) are appropriate for:  Otolaryngologists, Family Practitioners, Pediatricians, Internists, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

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Course Topics

Allergic Disorders /Literature Review

Diagnose and manage allergic rhinoconjunctivits, anaphylaxis, atopic dermatitis, and chronic urticaria in the pediatric population; Differentiate among immediate and accelerated drug allergy reactions and late reactions; Treat pediatric patients with non-IgE-mediated food allergies; Explain the association between use of screen-based media and white matter integrity in children; List differences in pain management outcomes in pediatric emergency departments among ethnically diverse patients.

Pediatric Otolaryngology/Hip and Knee Pain

Recognize pediatric patients who may benefit from tonsillectomy; Identify otolaryngologic emergencies that require referral and/or urgent care; Select appropriate treatment for patients with acute otitis externa and ear tube-related drainage; Perform a thorough physical examination on patients who present with hip or knee pain; Develop a treatment plan for common etiologies of hip and knee pain.

Rhinology Updates

Use precision medicine in choosing treatment options for patients chronic rhinosinusitis with polyps; Counsel patients with chronic rhinosinusitis about the advantages of early surgery; Identify patients with chronic rhinosinusitis who are most likely to respond to macrolide therapy; Select novel therapies for patients with chronic rhinosinusitis; Evaluate literature supporting dysbiosis as the cause of chronic rhinosinusitis.

Intraoperative Adverse Events

Manage risk factors associated with surgery in the beach chair position; Determine the optimal timing of surgery for fixation of long-bone fractures; Recognize risk factors for pulmonary embolism in patients who have sustained orthopedic trauma; Identify signs and symptoms of local anesthetic systemic toxicity during surgery; Choose an appropriate antibiotic drug for prophylaxis in patients who report a history of penicillin allergy.


Allergy Management

Identify the role of histamine receptor antagonists in the treatment of various diseases; Summarize the effects of histamine in the central nervous system and periphery; Develop strategies for using betahistine in the treatment of Meniere disease; Create strategies to reduce risk for exposure to COVID19 during office-based otolaryngology procedures; Modify management of patients with allergies and asthma during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Skin Changes in Pregnancy

List recommended treatments for striae gravidarum; Differentiate among the 4 primary dermatoses in pregnancy; Manage dermatoses of pregnancy using topical corticosteroids; Cite evidence about use and risk factors of antihistamines during pregnancy; Diagnose and treat intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy.

IRIS and Opportunistic Infections/Anticoagulant Use in Chronic Kidney Disease

Identify the risk, symptoms, and signs of common HIVrelated opportunistic infections; Initiate appropriate workup for the management of common opportunistic infections in an individual living with HIV; Define the clinical presentation and management of immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS); Categorize widely used oral anticoagulant agent; Outline special considerations for use of anticoagulant agents in patients with kidney disease.

Sympathomimetic Agents

Differentiate between nonselective direct-acting drugs and selective direct-acting drugs (SDADs); Explain the cardiac effects of epinephrine; List SDADs and their mechanisms of action; Compare effects of amphetamine with effects of methamphetamine; Relate the structure of ephedrine to that of methamphetamine.


Compare the efficacy and safety of subcutaneous and sublingual immunotherapy; Develop assessment and treatment strategies for nasal polyps based on endotype; Identify the role and mechanisms of action of biologic therapies approved for treatment of nasal polyps; Describe the relationship between climate change and symptoms of allergic rhinitis; Implement institution-based strategies to reduce carbon footprint and increase sustainability in the hospital.

Anaphylaxis/Laboratory Testing for Pneumonia

Explain the pathophysiology of anaphylaxis; Choose an appropriate route, dose, and method of administration of epinephrine; Write appropriate discharge instructions for patients treated for anaphylactic emergencies; Assess the current evidence for routine use of blood cultures in patients presenting to the emergency department with pneumonia; Determine whether blood culture is necessary for a patient presenting with pneumonia.


Additional Information

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Other courses of interest may include: Otolaryngology, Infectious Disease, Pulmonary Medicine, Pediatrics, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, and Nutrition