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 107 (FP107) Topics Include:  MS Relapse, BRCA Gene Testing, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Food Allergan Avoidance, Cardiorespiratory Fitness Benefits, and more.

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

Full Course:
FP107
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
FP107A, FP107B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Multiple Sclerosis, Part 2/Opioid Abuse

Identify evidence of dissemination in time and space when diagnosing MS; Appropriately treat patients with MS relapse; Compare disease-modifying therapies for MS; Weigh risks and benefits of initiating opioid therapy for noncancer pain; Screen for and treat opioid misuse and abuse.

Insomnia

Diagnose patients with chronic insomnia; Optimize the use of nonpharmacologic interventions for the management of insomnia; Identify patients with insomnia who are candidates for pharmacotherapy; Compare and contrast available hypnotic agents; Develop an individualized treatment plan for patients with insomnia.

Anxiety Disorders: A Clinical Review

List Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Fifth Edition), criteria for anxiety disorders and trauma- and stressor-related disorders; Recognize intrusion and avoidance symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Implement exposure therapy strategies for anxiety disorder; Counsel patients about exercise, self-help materials, and use of complementary and alternative medicines for management of anxiety; Weigh risks and benefits of using medications such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and benzodiazepines in the treatment of anxiety disorders.

Food Allergies

Assess data about early consumption of peanut and incidence of peanut allergy; Distinguish immunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated food allergies from nonimmunologic food reactions; Implement appropriate approaches for diagnosing food allergy; Counsel patients and families about food allergen avoidance; Compare the efficacies of different types of immunotherapy for food allergies.

Women's Health: A Clinical Overview

Identify women who may benefit from screening mammography and BRCA gene testing; Recognize signs of bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis, and cervicitis; Select appropriate treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome and dysmenorrhea; Counsel patients about cervical cancer screening and human papillomavirus vaccination; Discuss types of urinary incontinence and appropriate interventions for each.

Perioperative Medicine/Wellness Programs

Make recommendations about timing of surgery in patients with coronary stents; Manage perioperative anticoagulation in patients with atrial fibrillation and mechanical heart valves; Follow evidence-based guidelines to prevent postoperative myocardial infarction and ischemia; Assess preoperative patients for potential obstructive sleep apnea; Evaluate the efficacy of employer-endorsed programs for the management of obesity and wellness.

Antidepressant Medication: Prescribing Practices

Explain the unique attributes and actions of individual antidepressant medications within the same class (eg, of different selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors [SSRIs]); Discuss indications for choosing an SSRI or a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI); List common side effects of antidepressant medications in each class and evaluate the risk for serotonin syndrome; Describe appropriate uses of bupropion; Assess the advantages and necessary cautions of combination therapy and augmentation therapy with SSRIs and SNRIs.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Palliative Care/Exercise Prescription

Assess the appropriateness of practices (eg, use of docusate, supplemental oxygen, and chemotherapy) commonly used in palliative care; Counsel patients about the benefits of specialty-level palliative care; Assist patients and their caregivers with advance care planning; Recognize the importance of cardiorespiratory fitness for a variety of medical conditions; Compare the benefits of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) to those of moderate-intensity continuous training.

Tick-Borne Illnesses in North America

Diagnose and treat Lyme disease; Distinguish anaplasmosis from ehrlichiosis; Perform a differential diagnosis for suspected cases of babesiosis or Rocky Mountain spotted fever; Identify types of ticks that cause tick-borne relapsing fever and a-gal allerrgy; Recognize signs and symptoms of Powassan virus fever and tick paralysis.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

New Drugs for Diabetes/Immunization Update: Part 1

Prevent complications in patients with diabetes mellitus; Summarize current controversies about glycemic control in patients with diabetes mellitus; Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of available medications for patients with diabetes mellitus; Evaluate the impact of influenza and invasive pneumococcal disease on adults and children in the United States; Implement current recommendations for influenza and pneumococcal vaccination from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

Multiple Sclerosis, Part 2/Opioid Abuse

Identify evidence of dissemination in time and space when diagnosing MS; Appropriately treat patients with MS relapse; Compare disease-modifying therapies for MS; Weigh risks and benefits of initiating opioid therapy for noncancer pain; Screen for and treat opioid misuse and abuse.

Anxiety Disorders: A Clinical Review

List Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Fifth Edition), criteria for anxiety disorders and trauma- and stressor-related disorders; Recognize intrusion and avoidance symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Implement exposure therapy strategies for anxiety disorder; Counsel patients about exercise, self-help materials, and use of complementary and alternative medicines for management of anxiety; Weigh risks and benefits of using medications such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and benzodiazepines in the treatment of anxiety disorders.

Women's Health: A Clinical Overview

Identify women who may benefit from screening mammography and BRCA gene testing; Recognize signs of bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis, and cervicitis; Select appropriate treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome and dysmenorrhea; Counsel patients about cervical cancer screening and human papillomavirus vaccination; Discuss types of urinary incontinence and appropriate interventions for each.

Antidepressant Medication: Prescribing Practices

Explain the unique attributes and actions of individual antidepressant medications within the same class (eg, of different selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors [SSRIs]); Discuss indications for choosing an SSRI or a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI); List common side effects of antidepressant medications in each class and evaluate the risk for serotonin syndrome; Describe appropriate uses of bupropion; Assess the advantages and necessary cautions of combination therapy and augmentation therapy with SSRIs and SNRIs.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Tick-Borne Illnesses in North America

Diagnose and treat Lyme disease; Distinguish anaplasmosis from ehrlichiosis; Perform a differential diagnosis for suspected cases of babesiosis or Rocky Mountain spotted fever; Identify types of ticks that cause tick-borne relapsing fever and a-gal allerrgy; Recognize signs and symptoms of Powassan virus fever and tick paralysis.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Insomnia

Diagnose patients with chronic insomnia; Optimize the use of nonpharmacologic interventions for the management of insomnia; Identify patients with insomnia who are candidates for pharmacotherapy; Compare and contrast available hypnotic agents; Develop an individualized treatment plan for patients with insomnia.

Food Allergies

Assess data about early consumption of peanut and incidence of peanut allergy; Distinguish immunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated food allergies from nonimmunologic food reactions; Implement appropriate approaches for diagnosing food allergy; Counsel patients and families about food allergen avoidance; Compare the efficacies of different types of immunotherapy for food allergies.

Perioperative Medicine/Wellness Programs

Make recommendations about timing of surgery in patients with coronary stents; Manage perioperative anticoagulation in patients with atrial fibrillation and mechanical heart valves; Follow evidence-based guidelines to prevent postoperative myocardial infarction and ischemia; Assess preoperative patients for potential obstructive sleep apnea; Evaluate the efficacy of employer-endorsed programs for the management of obesity and wellness.

Palliative Care/Exercise Prescription

Assess the appropriateness of practices (eg, use of docusate, supplemental oxygen, and chemotherapy) commonly used in palliative care; Counsel patients about the benefits of specialty-level palliative care; Assist patients and their caregivers with advance care planning; Recognize the importance of cardiorespiratory fitness for a variety of medical conditions; Compare the benefits of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) to those of moderate-intensity continuous training.

New Drugs for Diabetes/Immunization Update: Part 1

Prevent complications in patients with diabetes mellitus; Summarize current controversies about glycemic control in patients with diabetes mellitus; Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of available medications for patients with diabetes mellitus; Evaluate the impact of influenza and invasive pneumococcal disease on adults and children in the United States; Implement current recommendations for influenza and pneumococcal vaccination from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

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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