Family Practice

Family Practice Seminar 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:   Emergency Physicians, Family Practitioners, Pediatricians, Internists, Emergency Physicians, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

Series 109 (FP109) Topics Include:  Shoulder Instability and Roughness, LPR, Hip Impingement and Dysplasia, Common Comorbidities of CKD, Antibiotic Therapy for Tetanus, and more.

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

Full Course:
FP109
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
FP109A, FP109B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Hepatitis C Virus/Bridging Anticoagulated Patients

Screen for and diagnose hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection; Use evidence-based guidelines to select appropriate treatment for patients with HCV; Effectively communicate with pharmacists and insurers to obtain treatment for patients with HCV; Identify strategies to minimize thromboembolism and bleeding in anticoagulated patients undergoing elective procedures; Assess data from a pivotal trial of perioperative bridging anticoagulation in patients with atrial fibrillation.

Orthopedic Oncology/Common Shoulder Problems

Identify primary sarcomas and metastatic bone lesions in adults and children; Work up and select appropriate treatment for benign lesions and soft tissue masses; Recognize shoulder stiffness caused by frozen shoulder; Counsel patients about treatment options for rotator cuff tears; Discuss surgical and nonsurgical treatment options for shoulder instability and shoulder roughness.

Topics in Geriatrics

Explain the adaptive changes associated with sickness behavior; Recognize the potential deleterious effects of providing nutritional support to severely ill patients; Describe the findings of recent research on the potential benefits and harms of oral and enteral nutritional support in older adults; Diagnose opioid use disorder in older adults; Recommend effective treatment options for older adults with opioid use disorder.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS

Chronic Pain/Chronic Diarrhea

Explain the pathophysiology of chronic pain; Develop ways to communicate and form effective doctorpatient relationships with patients who have chronic pain; Formulate an evidence-based, comprehensive treatment plan for patients with chronic pain; Employ appropriate diagnostic strategies for patients with chronic diarrhea; List treatment recommendations for different causes of chronic diarrhea, including microscopic colitis and exocrine pancreatic insufficiency.

Multisystem Trauma/Hip Pain

Make treatment decisions about common traumatic injuries, such as traumatic brain injury, blunt cardiac injury, and abdominal compartment syndrome; Optimize management of patients with traumatic pancreas, liver, and/or spleen injuries; Assess the safety and efficacy of anticoagulation therapy and enteral feeding in multitrauma patients; Determine causes of hip pain based on clinical findings; Select appropriate treatment of common hip problems, such as hip impingement and hip dysplasia.

Upper Airway Disease

Diagnose LPR on the basis of reflux symptom index and reflux finding scores; Identify causes and potential mechanisms of LPR; Choose appropriate diagnostic tests for children with chronic sinusitis and nasal polyps; Select appropriate management of nasal polyps; Recognize signs and symptoms of sleep apnea and vocal cord dysfunction syndrome.

Contraception for Women with Developmental Disabilities/Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis

Individualize contraception for women with developmental disabilities based on medical conditions and efficacy; Cite recommended methods for emergency contraception; State female cancer screening guidelines for women with developmental disabilities; Review recent trials of stroke prevention in patients with asymptomatic CAS; Implement best medical management for patients with asymptomatic CAS.

Concepts for Improving Elder Care

Assess the relationship between poor glycemic control and poor outcomes; Cite findings and conclusions of major diabetes studies, such as the Veterans Affairs Diabetes Treatment study and ADVANCE trial; Weigh risks and benefits of pharmacologic agents for type 2 diabetes; Apply results of recent studies about the efficacy and safety of zoster vaccine, treatment of subclinical hypothyroidism, and oral antipsychotic drugs to care for older patients; Counsel patients about preventing progression of cognitive impairment and age-related macular degeneration.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS

Chronic Renal Disease/A Review of Primary Care Literature

Classify severity of CKD based on glomerular filtration rate and albumin-to-creatinine ratio; Diagnose common comorbidities of CKD, such as hypertension and dyslipidemia; List side effects of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors; Review current recommendations for administration of the zoster vaccine to older adults; Select effective pharmacologic therapy for patients with acute or chronic low back pain.

Infectious Diseases: Urgencies and Emergencies

Formulate a relevant differential diagnosis in patients with infectious diseases based on host characteristics, exposure history, and physical examination findings; Recognize and treat necrotizing fasciitis; Follow appropriate steps to evaluate patients with suspected meningitis; Counsel individuals who are of child-bearing age about the dangers of travel to regions endemic for Zika virus; Identify and choose appropriate antibiotic therapy for tetanus.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Orthopedic Oncology/Common Shoulder Problems

Identify primary sarcomas and metastatic bone lesions in adults and children; Work up and select appropriate treatment for benign lesions and soft tissue masses; Recognize shoulder stiffness caused by frozen shoulder; Counsel patients about treatment options for rotator cuff tears; Discuss surgical and nonsurgical treatment options for shoulder instability and shoulder roughness.

Topics in Geriatrics

Explain the adaptive changes associated with sickness behavior; Recognize the potential deleterious effects of providing nutritional support to severely ill patients; Describe the findings of recent research on the potential benefits and harms of oral and enteral nutritional support in older adults; Diagnose opioid use disorder in older adults; Recommend effective treatment options for older adults with opioid use disorder.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS

Chronic Pain/Chronic Diarrhea

Explain the pathophysiology of chronic pain; Develop ways to communicate and form effective doctorpatient relationships with patients who have chronic pain; Formulate an evidence-based, comprehensive treatment plan for patients with chronic pain; Employ appropriate diagnostic strategies for patients with chronic diarrhea; List treatment recommendations for different causes of chronic diarrhea, including microscopic colitis and exocrine pancreatic insufficiency.

Upper Airway Disease

Diagnose LPR on the basis of reflux symptom index and reflux finding scores; Identify causes and potential mechanisms of LPR; Choose appropriate diagnostic tests for children with chronic sinusitis and nasal polyps; Select appropriate management of nasal polyps; Recognize signs and symptoms of sleep apnea and vocal cord dysfunction syndrome.

Concepts for Improving Elder Care

Assess the relationship between poor glycemic control and poor outcomes; Cite findings and conclusions of major diabetes studies, such as the Veterans Affairs Diabetes Treatment study and ADVANCE trial; Weigh risks and benefits of pharmacologic agents for type 2 diabetes; Apply results of recent studies about the efficacy and safety of zoster vaccine, treatment of subclinical hypothyroidism, and oral antipsychotic drugs to care for older patients; Counsel patients about preventing progression of cognitive impairment and age-related macular degeneration.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS

Hepatitis C Virus/Bridging Anticoagulated Patients

Screen for and diagnose hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection; Use evidence-based guidelines to select appropriate treatment for patients with HCV; Effectively communicate with pharmacists and insurers to obtain treatment for patients with HCV; Identify strategies to minimize thromboembolism and bleeding in anticoagulated patients undergoing elective procedures; Assess data from a pivotal trial of perioperative bridging anticoagulation in patients with atrial fibrillation.

Multisystem Trauma/Hip Pain

Make treatment decisions about common traumatic injuries, such as traumatic brain injury, blunt cardiac injury, and abdominal compartment syndrome; Optimize management of patients with traumatic pancreas, liver, and/or spleen injuries; Assess the safety and efficacy of anticoagulation therapy and enteral feeding in multitrauma patients; Determine causes of hip pain based on clinical findings; Select appropriate treatment of common hip problems, such as hip impingement and hip dysplasia.

Contraception for Women with Developmental Disabilities/Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis

Individualize contraception for women with developmental disabilities based on medical conditions and efficacy; Cite recommended methods for emergency contraception; State female cancer screening guidelines for women with developmental disabilities; Review recent trials of stroke prevention in patients with asymptomatic CAS; Implement best medical management for patients with asymptomatic CAS.

Chronic Renal Disease/A Review of Primary Care Literature

Classify severity of CKD based on glomerular filtration rate and albumin-to-creatinine ratio; Diagnose common comorbidities of CKD, such as hypertension and dyslipidemia; List side effects of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors; Review current recommendations for administration of the zoster vaccine to older adults; Select effective pharmacologic therapy for patients with acute or chronic low back pain.

Infectious Diseases: Urgencies and Emergencies

Formulate a relevant differential diagnosis in patients with infectious diseases based on host characteristics, exposure history, and physical examination findings; Recognize and treat necrotizing fasciitis; Follow appropriate steps to evaluate patients with suspected meningitis; Counsel individuals who are of child-bearing age about the dangers of travel to regions endemic for Zika virus; Identify and choose appropriate antibiotic therapy for tetanus.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Additional Information

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

Other courses of interest may include:  Pediatrics, Emergency MedicineInternal MedicineObesity, Women's Health, Men's Health and Nutrition.

If you have taken the current Family Practice 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 Family Practice 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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