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 103 (FP103) Topics Include:  Breast Cancer, Syncope, Environmental Toxins, Pain in the Elderly, Migraine Update, and more.

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

Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Breast Cancer/Chronic Pain

Identify risk factors, disease course, and response to treatment associated with different types of breast cancer; Counsel patients about breast cancer screening; List side effects of agents commonly used to treat breast cancer; Develop a curriculum and clinic workflow using a %u201Cplan, do, study, act%u201D cycle for the management of chronic pain; Apply lean system concepts to the prescription of
analgesic agents.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)/Heat Illness

Discuss the diagnostic criteria for PTSD as updated in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Fifth Edition); Identify risk factors for PTSD as well as major comorbidities seen with the disorder; Initiate evidence-based treatment strategies for PTSD; Recognize risk factors for, and provide timely treatment of, heatstroke in athletes; Review strategies to reduce the risk for heatstroke during athletic events.

Notes on Neurology

Identify the classic motor symptoms of Parkinson disease; Recognize premotor and nonmotor symptoms in patients with Parkinson disease; Adjust therapeutic regimens to minimize fluctuations in motor function in patients with Parkinson disease; Develop a protocol for assessing patients with suspected peripheral neuropathy; Distinguish myopathies from peripheral neuropathies.

Update in Geriatric Medicine

Identify risk factors for cognitive disorders; Review criteria for dementia and neurocognitive disorders based on Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Fourth and Fifth Editions); Describe presenting features of common neurocognitive disorders; Evaluate patients based on the four standards of capacity; Recognize high-risk characteristics for capacity evaluation.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS

Syncope

Differentiate between reflex syncope, syncope due to orthostatic hypotension, and syncope due to cardiac causes; Perform appropriate testing to determine whether syncope is attributable to a cardiac cause; Identify syncope patients who should be admitted to the hospital for further evaluation; Recognize patients for whom tilt-table testing may be indicated; Select appropriate ambulatory electrocardiography monitoring based on frequency of syncope episodes or symptoms.

Pain in the Elderly/Advance Care Planning and Directives

Distinguish and assess types of pain, pain severity, and pain's impact on function and well-being in the elderly; Prescribe effective pain medications and ancillary
treatments for chronic or persistent pain in the elderly; Identify barriers to using opioids in the elderly; Counsel patients and caregivers about the meaning and importance of advance care directives; Provide instruction on completing advance care planning in the outpatient clinic.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS

Sports Medicine: The Preparticipation Physical Evaluation

Recognize the value of the PPE; Identify the most important components of the PPE; Appraise cardiac remodeling and electrocardiographic changes in athletes; Evaluate strategies to reduce the incidence of sudden cardiac death in athletes; Interpret the results of electrocardiographic examinations in athletes.

Migraine Update

Recognize characteristics of headache that raise concern; Define migraine prodrome and migraine aura; List agents associated with medication overuse headache; Choose evidence-based interventions for treatment or prevention of migraine; Select migraine therapy based on side effects and clinical findings.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Osteoporosis: Insights in Diagnosis and Clinical Care

Appreciate the consequences of osteoporotic fractures; Counsel patients about the risks and benefits of bisphosphonate therapy; Interpret T-scores and estimates of risk obtained through use of the Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX); Identify secondary causes of osteoporosis; Appropriately manage teriparatide therapy in patients with osteoporosis.

Environmental Toxins in Everyday Life

Counsel pregnant women about the possible effects of exposure to lead, mercury, and bisphenol A; Discuss adverse outcomes associated with phthalate and pesticide exposure during pregnancy; Describe routes of exposure to volatile and semivolatile organic compounds in indoor environments; List risk factors for elevated levels of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in children; Review risks associated with chemicals found in house dust, based on data from a meta-analysis.

Breast Cancer/Chronic Pain

Identify risk factors, disease course, and response to treatment associated with different types of breast cancer; Counsel patients about breast cancer screening; List side effects of agents commonly used to treat breast cancer; Develop a curriculum and clinic workflow using a %u201Cplan, do, study, act%u201D cycle for the management of chronic pain; Apply lean system concepts to the prescription of
analgesic agents.

Notes on Neurology

Identify the classic motor symptoms of Parkinson disease; Recognize premotor and nonmotor symptoms in patients with Parkinson disease; Adjust therapeutic regimens to minimize fluctuations in motor function in patients with Parkinson disease; Develop a protocol for assessing patients with suspected peripheral neuropathy; Distinguish myopathies from peripheral neuropathies.

Syncope

Differentiate between reflex syncope, syncope due to orthostatic hypotension, and syncope due to cardiac causes; Perform appropriate testing to determine whether syncope is attributable to a cardiac cause; Identify syncope patients who should be admitted to the hospital for further evaluation; Recognize patients for whom tilt-table testing may be indicated; Select appropriate ambulatory electrocardiography monitoring based on frequency of syncope episodes or symptoms.

Sports Medicine: The Preparticipation Physical Evaluation

Recognize the value of the PPE; Identify the most important components of the PPE; Appraise cardiac remodeling and electrocardiographic changes in athletes; Evaluate strategies to reduce the incidence of sudden cardiac death in athletes; Interpret the results of electrocardiographic examinations in athletes.

Environmental Toxins in Everyday Life

Counsel pregnant women about the possible effects of exposure to lead, mercury, and bisphenol A; Discuss adverse outcomes associated with phthalate and pesticide exposure during pregnancy; Describe routes of exposure to volatile and semivolatile organic compounds in indoor environments; List risk factors for elevated levels of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in children; Review risks associated with chemicals found in house dust, based on data from a meta-analysis.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)/Heat Illness

Discuss the diagnostic criteria for PTSD as updated in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Fifth Edition); Identify risk factors for PTSD as well as major comorbidities seen with the disorder; Initiate evidence-based treatment strategies for PTSD; Recognize risk factors for, and provide timely treatment of, heatstroke in athletes; Review strategies to reduce the risk for heatstroke during athletic events.

Update in Geriatric Medicine

Identify risk factors for cognitive disorders; Review criteria for dementia and neurocognitive disorders based on Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Fourth and Fifth Editions); Describe presenting features of common neurocognitive disorders; Evaluate patients based on the four standards of capacity; Recognize high-risk characteristics for capacity evaluation.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS

Pain in the Elderly/Advance Care Planning and Directives

Distinguish and assess types of pain, pain severity, and pain's impact on function and well-being in the elderly; Prescribe effective pain medications and ancillary
treatments for chronic or persistent pain in the elderly; Identify barriers to using opioids in the elderly; Counsel patients and caregivers about the meaning and importance of advance care directives; Provide instruction on completing advance care planning in the outpatient clinic.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS

Migraine Update

Recognize characteristics of headache that raise concern; Define migraine prodrome and migraine aura; List agents associated with medication overuse headache; Choose evidence-based interventions for treatment or prevention of migraine; Select migraine therapy based on side effects and clinical findings.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Osteoporosis: Insights in Diagnosis and Clinical Care

Appreciate the consequences of osteoporotic fractures; Counsel patients about the risks and benefits of bisphosphonate therapy; Interpret T-scores and estimates of risk obtained through use of the Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX); Identify secondary causes of osteoporosis; Appropriately manage teriparatide therapy in patients with osteoporosis.

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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