Family Practice

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 128 (FP128) To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Full or Short) below:

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Course Topics

Cough, Shortness of Breath, and Interstitial Lung Disease

Differentiate between pulmonary and nonpulmonary causes of dyspnea and SOB; Diagnose and treat causes of CC in adults and children; Formulate the differential diagnosis for ILD; Interpret results of pulmonary function testing in a patient with suspected ILD; Develop a therapeutic approach for the management of ILD and related complications.

Common Musculoskeletal Conditions/Breast Cancer Survivorship

Differentiate between signs and symptoms of common knee pain, knee osteoarthritis, and degenerative meniscal tears; Recommend appropriate therapeutic strategies for gluteal tendinopathy; Utilize routine mammography as a screening tool for breast cancer; Compare the risks and benefits of adjuvant and neoadjuvant therapy in breast cancer; Identify the risks associated with use of aromatase inhibitors in breast cancer.

Anticoagulation/Sleep Apnea

Stratify patients with high, intermediate, and low risk for DVT and PE; Optimize anticoagulation therapy; Select appropriate anticoagulants for prophylaxis and treatment of DVT; Decide whether anticoagulation for management of DVT and PE is appropriate in patients with current or history of metastatic cancer; Recommend appropriate management strategies for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.

Weight Loss in Primary Care

Evaluate basic dietary principles and regimens for weight loss; Select appropriate evidence-based medications for weight loss; Compare commonly performed metabolic procedures and their associated complications; Elaborate on the mechanism of weight-loss in metabolic surgery; Develop an evidence-based weight management strategy following bariatric surgery.

Renal Stones/Maxillofacial Trauma

Identify risk factors for formation of renal stones; Differentiate between various types of renal stones; Optimize the acute management of renal stones; Assess for airway and functional concerns in patients with maxillofacial trauma; Select appropriate treatment strategies for various types of maxillofacial trauma.

Choosing Wisely: Encouraging Conversations Between Physicians and Patients to Improve Urgent Care

Use communication techniques for relaying helpful information to patients; Utilize evidence-based resources that facilitate shared decision-making between the physician and the patient; Decide whether bone density screening is indicated based on recommendations from the American Academy of Family Physicians; Compare the potential harms and benefits of cardiac screening in asymptomatic low-risk patients; Identify red flags among the presenting signs and symptoms of low back pain that may indicate diagnostic imaging

Sinusitis/Review of Geriatric Literature

Select appropriate treatment strategies for acute and chronic rhinosinusitis; Differentiate between diagnostic criteria for acute and chronic rhinosinusitis; Use appropriate imaging modalities for diagnosis of rhinosinusitis; Recommend pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions in older adults with Alzheimer dementia; Review evidence-based recommendations for treatment of common medical conditions that occur in geriatric patients.

Syncope: Workup and Case Studies

Differentiate among the presentations of neurally mediated syncope, cardiac syncope, and orthostatic syncope; Implement appropriate procedures for workup of syncope; Recognize specific risk factors that influence the presentation and treatment of syncope; Recommend evidence-based treatment for effective management of syncope; Distinguish syncope from other conditions that have similar presentations.

Dermatology in Primary Care

Differentiate between clinical presentations of various bacterial and viral skin infections in primary care; Utilize appropriate diagnostic testing modalities for various bacterial and viral skin infections; Prescribe first-line treatment for common infectious dermatologic conditions seen in the primary care setting; Recognize presenting features of common hair, nail, and oral lesions in the primary care setting; Recommend appropriate treatment strategies for common hair, nail, and oral conditions seen in the primary care setting

Venous Blood Clots/Motivational Interviewing

Evaluate key pathways for diagnosis of pulmonary embolism; Analyze various clinical prediction rules and risk factors for deep vein thrombosis; Optimize anticoagulant therapy in patients with varied types of venous thromboembolism; Elaborate on the principles of motivational interviewing in a clinical setting; Utilize appropriate techniques during motivational interviews with patients who may benefit from behavioral changes.



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