Endocrinology and Metabolic Disorders

Endocrinology and Metabolic Disorders CME / CPD 

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:  Family Practitioners, Pediatricians, Internists, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

Series 9 (EMD9) Topics Include:  Type 1 vs Type 2 Diabetes, Fine-Needle Biolpsies of Thyroid Nodules, Metabolic Functions of the Pituitary, Subclinical Hyperthyroidism, Congenital Hypopituitarism Symptoms, and more.

To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Full or Short) below:

Full Course:
EMD9
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
EMD9A, EMD9B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus/The Difficult Patient

Differentiate between type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus; Compare risks of type 2 diabetes mellitus in childhood to those in adulthood; Choose among the treatment options for youth with type 2 diabetes mellitus; Characterize 4 types of difficult patients; Implement effective strategies for dealing with difficult patients and families.

Pregnancy/Contraception

Counsel a woman with diabetes who presents for preconception advice; Identify risk factors for poor obstetric outcomes in women with diabetes; Manage hypertension and hyperlipidemia during pregnancy preeclampsia; Ask women of reproductive age about their plans for pregnancy; Summarize the relationship between hormonal methods of contraception and risks for gynecologic cancer.

Update on Endocrine Surgery

List the indications for fine-needle biopsy of thyroid nodules; Determine whether a patient with a thyroid nodule would benefit from molecular testing; Specify the role of molecular testing in the prognosis of thyroid cancer; Identify patients with primary hyperparathyroidism in whom a surgical approach is appropriate; Choose appropriate diagnostic studies in patients for whom surgical resection is being considered for primary hyperparathyroidism.

Diabetes Update

Summarize the key findings of the DiRECT trial; Compare the recommendations for management of diabetes issued by the American Diabetes Association and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists; Recognize the risks and benefits of common classes of drugs used to manage type 2 diabetes; Manage a patient with type 2 diabetes who does not achieve adequate control with first-line therapy; Counsel a patient who requests a continuous glucose monitor.

Group B Streptococcus /Treatment of Diabetes and Body Weight

Identify patients who require intrapartum antibiotics for the prevention of invasive GBS disease; Select appropriate antibiotics for patients with penicillin allergy; Stratify risk for GBS disease in neonates based on clinical signs and risk factors; Counsel diabetic patients about medications associated with weight loss or weight gain; Compare different types of insulin and their effects on body weight.

Monitoring Depth of Anesthesia/Endocrine Disease

Recognize intraoperative conditions that can create artifacts in anesthetic depth monitors; Elaborate on how the algorithms used by different anesthetic depth monitors convert an electroencephalography signal to a 0 to 100 scale; Summarize the metabolic functions of the pituitary, thyroid, and parathyroid glands; Anticipate common comorbidities in patients with thyroid, parathyroid, and pituitary disease; Perioperatively optimize patients with endocrine disorders.

Diabetes /Gallbladder Disease

Distinguish type 1 diabetes from type 2 diabetes based on clinical findings; Identify signs of ketosis-prone type 2 diabetes and maturityonset diabetes of the young; Counsel patients with diabetes about continuous glucose monitoring devices; Work up patients with symptomatic and asymptomatic gallstones; Select effective treatment of patients with complications of gallstone disease.

Subclinical Thyroid Dysfunction

Identify patients with subclinical or mild hypothyroidism; Select patients most likely to benefit from treatment for mild hypothyroidism; Evaluate findings of studies on the association between mild hypothyroidism and impairments in mood or cognition; Elaborate on the long-term adverse effects of subclinical hyperthyroidism on the heart and bone; Provide patients with effective options for treatment of subclinical hyperthyroidism.

Incidentalomas/Cervical Spine Clearance/Hernia Mesh

Evaluate patients presenting with an adrenal incidentaloma; Plan treatment strategies in patients with pheochromocytoma; Select trauma patients who should undergo magnetic resonance imaging of the cervical spine; Identify the synthetic mesh with the lowest risk for infection; Compare synthetic mesh with biologic mesh in the repair of hernias.

Growth Disorders/Thyroid Disorders

Recognize signs and symptoms of congenital hypopituitarism; Determine the cause of short stature in a child; Choose appropriate tests for the diagnosis of thyroid disorders in children; Select therapeutic interventions for treatment of Graves disease in pediatric patients; Distinguish exogenous causes of hyperthyroidism from endogenous causes.

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Additional Information

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

Other courses of interest may include: Pediatrics, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Obesity, and Nutrition.

If you have taken the current Endocrinology and Metabolic Disorders CME / CPD Review listed above or if you are seeking additional credits, please visit: Medical Courses Coming Soon.  There you will find abbreviated listings of additional courses available related to this specialty and courses that are soon to be released.

For over 30 years, ASI has provided Continuing Medical Education, CME & CEU and Continuing Professional Development Education (CPD) for physicians and allied professionals in Endocrinology and Metabolic Disorders plus over 40 other specialties and subspecialties.  Lectures are recorded annually at the top seminars and conferences to provide the most current medical education to our clients.

 

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