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 104 (FP104) Topics Include:  Minimize Risk for Infection During Travel, Signs and Symptoms of Anorexia, Injuries Specific to Child Abuse, Recognize Patients with Hepatitis B, Changes in Sleep with Advanced Age, 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

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD): Keys to Prevention

Explain the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis; Review nonpharmacologic and noninterventional modalities to reduce the risk for atherosclerosis; Articulate the role of %u2126-3 fatty acids in managing atherosclerosis; Use %u2126-3 fatty acids in combination with statins to decrease cardiovascular morbidity; Evaluate the effects of caffeine consumption on the risk for cardiovascular disease.

Travel Medicine/Interesting Infections

Recommend ways in which patients can minimize their risk for infectious diseases during travel; Provide patients with up-to-date information about vaccinations and prophylactic medications for travel; Treat illness in returning travelers; Diagnose and treat common infections in the outpatient setting; Recognize and manage uncommon infections, including acute epiglottitis, Lemierre syndrome, and spinal epidural abscess.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Alzheimer Disease/Hepatitis B

Distinguish between major and mild neurocognitive disorder; Select appropriate laboratory and neuroimaging studies when evaluating patients for AD; Discuss emerging therapeutic approaches to AD; Recognize patients with hepatitis B who should be considered for treatment; Compare the effects and appropriate uses of tenofovir and tenofovir alafenamide.

Advances in Management of Infectious Disease

State current recommendations for adult vaccination; Apply effective techniques to counter opposition to vaccination; Treat uncomplicated UTIs; Recognize situations in which asymptomatic bacteriuria should be treated; Consider options for preventing and treating recurrent UTIs.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Current Concerns in Primary Care

Thoroughly assess patients who exhibit signs or symptoms of an eating disorder; Recognize signs and symptoms of anorexia, bulimia, and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder; Advise patients about levels of care and family-based treatment of Eds; Follow screening guidelines for cancer and osteoporosis in transgender men and women; Counsel transgender patients about hormone therapy.

Complex Headaches

Determine if a headache is primary or secondary in origin; Screen headache patients for the presence of "red flags."; Appropriately manage patients with new-onset
secondary headache; Apply interventional strategies for pain management with refractory headache; Interpret clinical data on emerging therapies for treatment of refractory headache.

Combating Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)

Articulate the health risks and benefits of various dietary patterns; Recognize the importance of lipoprotein(A) as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease; Identify evidence-based strategies for screening and treatment of elevated levels of lipoprotein(A) in high-risk patients; Follow guidelines for the use of nonstatin therapy in the treatment of dyslipidemia; Determine whether a nonstatin medication should be added to a statin when treating a high-risk patient with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

Gerontology: A Clinical Update

Describe changes in sleep that occur with advanced age; Recognize diagnostic signs and symptoms of insomnia; Select appropriate treatment of insomnia and restless legs syndrome; Counsel patients about the use of glucosamine chondroitin and cranberry supplementation; . Evaluate findings about %u03B2-blocker use and the Frailty Screening Initiative in elderly patients.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS

Respiratory Infections: An Overview of Outpatient Antibiotic Therapy

Identify those patients with acute bacterial rhinosinusitis or acute otitis media who may benefit from antibiotics; Review guidelines about the treatment of streptococcal pharyngitis and acute bronchitis; Describe side effects associated with macrolides and fluoroquinolones; Discuss findings from microbiome studies about the prolonged effects of antibiotics; Counsel patients about alternative treatments for reducing symptoms of the common cold.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Child Maltreatment/Infections

Establish a repertoire with a child who may have been sexually abused; Recognize injuries that are highly specific for physical abuse; Discuss the role of physicians in mandated reporting of neglect and abuse; Describe characteristics and manifestations of Cardiobacterium hominis and pyoderma gangrenosum; Identify patients who require prophylactic antibiotic treatment before undergoing high-risk procedures.

Travel Medicine/Interesting Infections

Recommend ways in which patients can minimize their risk for infectious diseases during travel; Provide patients with up-to-date information about vaccinations and prophylactic medications for travel; Treat illness in returning travelers; Diagnose and treat common infections in the outpatient setting; Recognize and manage uncommon infections, including acute epiglottitis, Lemierre syndrome, and spinal epidural abscess.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Current Concerns in Primary Care

Thoroughly assess patients who exhibit signs or symptoms of an eating disorder; Recognize signs and symptoms of anorexia, bulimia, and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder; Advise patients about levels of care and family-based treatment of Eds; Follow screening guidelines for cancer and osteoporosis in transgender men and women; Counsel transgender patients about hormone therapy.

Complex Headaches

Determine if a headache is primary or secondary in origin; Screen headache patients for the presence of "red flags."; Appropriately manage patients with new-onset
secondary headache; Apply interventional strategies for pain management with refractory headache; Interpret clinical data on emerging therapies for treatment of refractory headache.

Respiratory Infections: An Overview of Outpatient Antibiotic Therapy

Identify those patients with acute bacterial rhinosinusitis or acute otitis media who may benefit from antibiotics; Review guidelines about the treatment of streptococcal pharyngitis and acute bronchitis; Describe side effects associated with macrolides and fluoroquinolones; Discuss findings from microbiome studies about the prolonged effects of antibiotics; Counsel patients about alternative treatments for reducing symptoms of the common cold.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Child Maltreatment/Infections

Establish a repertoire with a child who may have been sexually abused; Recognize injuries that are highly specific for physical abuse; Discuss the role of physicians in mandated reporting of neglect and abuse; Describe characteristics and manifestations of Cardiobacterium hominis and pyoderma gangrenosum; Identify patients who require prophylactic antibiotic treatment before undergoing high-risk procedures.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD): Keys to Prevention

Explain the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis; Review nonpharmacologic and noninterventional modalities to reduce the risk for atherosclerosis; Articulate the role of %u2126-3 fatty acids in managing atherosclerosis; Use %u2126-3 fatty acids in combination with statins to decrease cardiovascular morbidity; Evaluate the effects of caffeine consumption on the risk for cardiovascular disease.

Alzheimer Disease/Hepatitis B

Distinguish between major and mild neurocognitive disorder; Select appropriate laboratory and neuroimaging studies when evaluating patients for AD; Discuss emerging therapeutic approaches to AD; Recognize patients with hepatitis B who should be considered for treatment; Compare the effects and appropriate uses of tenofovir and tenofovir alafenamide.

Advances in Management of Infectious Disease

State current recommendations for adult vaccination; Apply effective techniques to counter opposition to vaccination; Treat uncomplicated UTIs; Recognize situations in which asymptomatic bacteriuria should be treated; Consider options for preventing and treating recurrent UTIs.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Combating Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)

Articulate the health risks and benefits of various dietary patterns; Recognize the importance of lipoprotein(A) as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease; Identify evidence-based strategies for screening and treatment of elevated levels of lipoprotein(A) in high-risk patients; Follow guidelines for the use of nonstatin therapy in the treatment of dyslipidemia; Determine whether a nonstatin medication should be added to a statin when treating a high-risk patient with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

Gerontology: A Clinical Update

Describe changes in sleep that occur with advanced age; Recognize diagnostic signs and symptoms of insomnia; Select appropriate treatment of insomnia and restless legs syndrome; Counsel patients about the use of glucosamine chondroitin and cranberry supplementation; . Evaluate findings about %u03B2-blocker use and the Frailty Screening Initiative in elderly patients.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS

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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