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 108 (FP108) Topics Include:  Differentiate Ulcerative Colitis from Crohn Disease, Advantages and Disadvantages of Warfarin, Lifestyle Modifications for Headache Patients, Ika Virus, Common Causes of Back Pain, and more.

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

Full Course:
FP108
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
FP108A, FP108B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases

Recognize viral hemorrhagic fevers and pox diseases that require patients to be placed in biocontainment units; Identify Nipah virus and Hendra virus infections; Prevent the spread of febrile respiratory illnesses and plague by using appropriate isolation precautions; Discuss current guidelines about testing for ika virus; Counsel patients about risk for transmission of tularemia, West Nile virus, and Powassan virus.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Inflammatory Bowel Disease/Hypertension and Hyperlipidemia in Diabetes

Differentiate ulcerative colitis from Crohn disease; Use diagnostic testing tools to assess the degree of inflammation and complications in patients with suspected inflammatory bowel disease; Counsel patients with inflammatory bowel disease about medications, diet, and nutrition; Establish systolic blood pressure targets for patients with diabetes mellitus; Summarize the effects of therapy with statin drugs and nonstatin lipid-lowering agents in patients with diabetes mellitus.

Psychotropic Medications and Sleep/Alzheimer Disease

Recognize sleep problems in patients with psychiatric disorders; Weigh the beneficial and deleterious effects of psychotropic medications on sleep; Optimize the use of psychotropic medication in patients with comorbid insomnia and psychiatric disorders; Elaborate on the findings of recent research trials of agents to manage Alzheimer disease; Counsel patients about the safety and effectiveness of supplements in the treatment of Alzheimer disease.

Screening for Gynecologic Cancers/ Immunization Update: Part 2

Apply new recommendations for age-appropriate screening for cervical cancer; Distinguish the roles for cytology-based vs human papillomavirus tests in screening for cervical cancer; Assess risk factors for the development of endometrial cancer; Recognize the roles of disease characteristics, test sensitivity and specificity, and burden of follow-up in determining the benefits of screening for ovarian cancer; Employ current recommendations for vaccinations for adults from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices

Improving Gastrointestinal Health

Incorporate evidence-based nonmedical approaches into the management of patients with IBS; Discuss the use of cognitive behavioral therapy to treat gastrointestinal-specific anxiety; Review the pathophysiologic mechanisms of chronic constipation; Choose appropriate diagnostic tests for patients with chronic constipation; Counsel patients on evidence-based over-the-counter and prescription treatments for subtypes of constipation.

Update on Anticoagulation

Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of warfarin and direct-acting oral anticoagulannt agents; Recognize indications for warfarin, direct-acting oral anticoagulant agents, and low-molecular-weight heparin; Employ American College of Chest Physicians guide-lines for antithrombotic therapy; Select appropriate agents for reversal of anticoagulation; Provide effective options to patients who cannot take direct-acting oral anticoagulant agents or warfarin for anticoagulation therapy and prevention of stroke.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Urinary Tract Infections/ Sleep-Related Movement Disorders

Employ appropriate strategies in the treatment of patients with asymptomatic bacteriuria; Adopt updated guidelines to manage uncomplicated and multidrug-resistant urinary tract infections; Incorporate the principles of antimicrobial stewardship in clinical decision making in patients with urinary tract infection; Diagnose sleep-related movement disorders; Use evidence-based approaches to treat patients with sleeprelated movement disorders.

Clostridium difficile/ Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)

Identify patients at high risk for recurrence of C difficile infection; Select appropriate medications for treatment of C difficile recurrence; Consider fecal microbial transplantation for patients with C difficile infection; Counsel patients about PPIs and their effects on vitamin and mineral absorption; Weigh risks and benefits of PPI use in patients with Barrett esophagus, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and erosive esophagitis.

The Difficult Headache Patient

Discuss the roles of serotonin and other monoamines in pain and in psychological functioning; Describe the mechanisms of actions of antidepressant, antiepileptic, and antipsychotic agents; List the features of intractable headache; Select appropriate therapy for medication overuse headache; Counsel patients with headache about lifestyle modifications.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Orthopedics for Primary Care: Pain, Pathology, and Practical Tips

Assess and evaluate common causes of back pain in the primary care setting; Appropriately recommend treatment for patients with back pain; Explain current information about interventional strategies for pain management; Identify optimal treatment strategies for patients with osteoporosis; Determine best practices for monitoring patients undergoing osteoporosis treatment.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease/Hypertension and Hyperlipidemia in Diabetes

Differentiate ulcerative colitis from Crohn disease; Use diagnostic testing tools to assess the degree of inflammation and complications in patients with suspected inflammatory bowel disease; Counsel patients with inflammatory bowel disease about medications, diet, and nutrition; Establish systolic blood pressure targets for patients with diabetes mellitus; Summarize the effects of therapy with statin drugs and nonstatin lipid-lowering agents in patients with diabetes mellitus.

Screening for Gynecologic Cancers/ Immunization Update: Part 2

Apply new recommendations for age-appropriate screening for cervical cancer; Distinguish the roles for cytology-based vs human papillomavirus tests in screening for cervical cancer; Assess risk factors for the development of endometrial cancer; Recognize the roles of disease characteristics, test sensitivity and specificity, and burden of follow-up in determining the benefits of screening for ovarian cancer; Employ current recommendations for vaccinations for adults from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices

Update on Anticoagulation

Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of warfarin and direct-acting oral anticoagulannt agents; Recognize indications for warfarin, direct-acting oral anticoagulant agents, and low-molecular-weight heparin; Employ American College of Chest Physicians guide-lines for antithrombotic therapy; Select appropriate agents for reversal of anticoagulation; Provide effective options to patients who cannot take direct-acting oral anticoagulant agents or warfarin for anticoagulation therapy and prevention of stroke.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Urinary Tract Infections/ Sleep-Related Movement Disorders

Employ appropriate strategies in the treatment of patients with asymptomatic bacteriuria; Adopt updated guidelines to manage uncomplicated and multidrug-resistant urinary tract infections; Incorporate the principles of antimicrobial stewardship in clinical decision making in patients with urinary tract infection; Diagnose sleep-related movement disorders; Use evidence-based approaches to treat patients with sleeprelated movement disorders.

The Difficult Headache Patient

Discuss the roles of serotonin and other monoamines in pain and in psychological functioning; Describe the mechanisms of actions of antidepressant, antiepileptic, and antipsychotic agents; List the features of intractable headache; Select appropriate therapy for medication overuse headache; Counsel patients with headache about lifestyle modifications.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases

Recognize viral hemorrhagic fevers and pox diseases that require patients to be placed in biocontainment units; Identify Nipah virus and Hendra virus infections; Prevent the spread of febrile respiratory illnesses and plague by using appropriate isolation precautions; Discuss current guidelines about testing for ika virus; Counsel patients about risk for transmission of tularemia, West Nile virus, and Powassan virus.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Psychotropic Medications and Sleep/Alzheimer Disease

Recognize sleep problems in patients with psychiatric disorders; Weigh the beneficial and deleterious effects of psychotropic medications on sleep; Optimize the use of psychotropic medication in patients with comorbid insomnia and psychiatric disorders; Elaborate on the findings of recent research trials of agents to manage Alzheimer disease; Counsel patients about the safety and effectiveness of supplements in the treatment of Alzheimer disease.

Improving Gastrointestinal Health

Incorporate evidence-based nonmedical approaches into the management of patients with IBS; Discuss the use of cognitive behavioral therapy to treat gastrointestinal-specific anxiety; Review the pathophysiologic mechanisms of chronic constipation; Choose appropriate diagnostic tests for patients with chronic constipation; Counsel patients on evidence-based over-the-counter and prescription treatments for subtypes of constipation.

Clostridium difficile/ Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)

Identify patients at high risk for recurrence of C difficile infection; Select appropriate medications for treatment of C difficile recurrence; Consider fecal microbial transplantation for patients with C difficile infection; Counsel patients about PPIs and their effects on vitamin and mineral absorption; Weigh risks and benefits of PPI use in patients with Barrett esophagus, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and erosive esophagitis.

Orthopedics for Primary Care: Pain, Pathology, and Practical Tips

Assess and evaluate common causes of back pain in the primary care setting; Appropriately recommend treatment for patients with back pain; Explain current information about interventional strategies for pain management; Identify optimal treatment strategies for patients with osteoporosis; Determine best practices for monitoring patients undergoing osteoporosis treatment.

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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