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 116 (FP116) Topics Include:  Classify Diabetes, Statin Therapy Benefits, Safe Sleep Meds for Elderly, Prevention of Acute and Chronic Migraine, Parathyroid Hormone Therapy, and more.

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Course Topics

Type 2 Diabetes /Presurgical Assessment

Classify diabetes based on clinical evaluation; Set appropriate hemoglobin A1c target goals for diabetic and prediabetic patients; Initiate diabetes therapy including metformin, insulin, and adjunctive oral agents; Screen noncardiac patients for contraindications to surgery; Recognize predictors of adverse outcomes after surgery, such as frailty and risk factors for pulmonary complications.

Human Papillomavirus /Adrenal Gland Disorders

Identify low- and high-risk types of HPV; Screen for HPV and cervical cancer based on current guidelines; Counsel patients and parents about HPV vaccination; Recognize signs and symptoms of Cushing syndrome and adrenal insufficiency; Work up patients with primary adrenal failure, hyperaldosteronism, and adrenal incidentalomas.

Drug Myths/Myocardial Infarction

Counsel patients about risks and benefits of statin therapy and antioxidant supplementation; Review the safety of long-term proton pump inhibitor therapy and daily aspirin use; Explain the roles of statins, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, and b-blockers in the management of patients following an MI; Weigh risks and benefits of prolonged use of dual antiplatelet therapy and b-blockers; Identify key components of evidence-based management of systolic heart failure.

Suicide /Gout

Identify patients who may be at high risk for suicide; List historical, genetic, medical, and environmental risk factors for suicide; Work with local government agencies to implement models of suicide prevention at the level of the community and society; Manage care of a patient at risk for suicide; Summarize clinical trial data evaluating cardiovascular outcomes of urate-lowering therapy.

Obesity Treatment Plan/Geriatric Topics

Evaluate patients for obesity and increased risk for mortality and cardiovascular events; Design an individualized plan for an obese patient that includes healthy eating, physical activity, and behavior changes; Employ interventions for weight maintenance, such as lifestyle interventions and weight-loss medications; Identify effective exercise interventions for prevention of falls and hospital-acquired functional decline; Counsel older patients about the safe use of sleep medications.

Resistant Hypertension/Relative Energy Deficiency In Sport

Work up patients with suspected RH, including consideration of possible secondary causes; Recognize signs of poor adherence to pharmacotherapy for RH; Prescribe an effective drug regimen for the treatment of RH; Counsel patients about the adverse health consequences of RED-S; Initiate a treatment plan for RED-S.

Headache Management in Primary Care

Differentiate primary from secondary headache; Work up patients with suspected secondary headache; Recognize signs and symptoms of temporal arteritis, tension-type headache, and cluster headache; Counsel patients about prevention of acute and chronic migraine; Educate patients about abortive and rescue medications.


Thyroid Function Tests/Fecal Incontinence

Interpret laboratory findings in patients with a suspected thyroid disorder; Recognize abnormal patterns in results of thyroid function testing; Explain the pathophysiology of fecal incontinence; Perform a thorough physical examination and appropriate diagnostic tests for patients with fecal incontinence; Provide behavioral, nonpharmacologic, and pharmacologic treatment options to patients with fecal incontinence.

Hyperparathyroidism, Hypoparathyroidism, and Osteoporosis

Describe the biochemical structure and effects of parathyroid hormone; Diagnose cases of hypoparathyroidism; Recognize different clinical presentations of primary hyperparathyroidism; Optimize the anabolic potential of therapy with parathyroid hormone; Compare and contrast teriparatide and abaloparatide.


Cardiovascular Testing, Risk Assessment, and Therapeutics

Compare the advantages and disadvantages of various methods of testing patients for cardiovascular disease; Apply cardiovascular testing appropriately to symptomatic patients with or without known coronary artery disease; Consider whether to prescribe nonstatin lipid-lowering therapies for a given patient; Analyze the risks, benefits, and costs of lipid-lowering therapies in differing patient populations; Interpret the results of calcium score testing to help determine whether to initiate statin therapy.

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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