Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine Review CME / CPD 

Full Course:  20 AMA PRA Category I Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Short Course:  10 AMA PRA Category I Credits for CME / CEU

Course(s) are appropriate for:  Internal Medicine Physicians, Subspecialist Physicians, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

Series 76 (IM76) Topics Include: Statin Therapy, Treating CKD, Risk Factors for Asthma, Migraine Triggers, Tomors of the Pituitary, and more.

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

Full Course:
IM76
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
IM76A, IM76B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Issues in Cardiology

Promote exercise to improve cardiovascular health; Implement the American Heart Association's recommendations for preparticipatory screening of athletes in high school or college; Explain how exercise can induce cardiac remodeling; Choose the appropriate therapy for elevated levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol; Recognize the adverse effects of statin therapy.

Update on Gout

Implement guidelines from the American College of Rheumatology for the management of gout; Elaborate on the paradigm shift in the management of gout from treat-to-symptoms to treat-to-target; Prescribe first-line drugs for management of pain secondary to an acute gout attack, anti-inflammatory prophylaxis, and lowering of urate levels; Identify patients who are candidates for pharmacologic urate-lowering therapy; Differentiate among emerging therapies for managing gout-associated inflammation and lowering urate levels.

Nephrology Update

Recommend lifestyle changes and medications to achieve blood pressure goals to prevent or treat CKD; Explain the pathophysiology of mineral and bone disorders in CKD; Identify the risk factors for AKI; Limit or minimize the use of nephrotoxic drugs and exposure to contrast media to prevent AKI; Manage and treat AKI to prevent adverse renal and cardiovascular outcomes.

Highlights from Thyroid 2017

Explain the association between radioactive iodine and thyroid eye disease; Choose an appropriate antithyroid drug for use in pregnancy; Recommend appropriate therapy for relapse of hyperthyroidism; Elaborate on the inclusion and exclusion criteria of noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP); Compare the cytologic features of encapsulated follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma to those of NIFTP.

Occupational and Environmental Lung Disease/Personalized Treatment of Asthma

Diagnose occupational and environmental respiratory diseases; Obtain an occupational history that allows identification of the toxic exposure and treatment of resulting symptoms; Identify and manage risk factors for asthma; Differentiate among asthma phenotypes; Explain the mechanisms of action and indications for mepolizumab and omalizumab.

Chronic Pancreatitis/Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Recommend cessation of alcohol consumption and smoking to slow the progression of chronic pancreatitis; Elaborate on the indications and complications related to medical therapy, endoscopic therapy, and surgery for chronic pancreatitis; Treat patients who have complications of chronic pancreatitis; Differentiate Crohn disease from ulcerative colitis; Recognize the indications for, and adverse effects of, each class of drug used to treat inflammatory bowel disease.

Migraine: Comorbidities and Diet

Discuss the role of mast cells in the pathophysiology of migraine; Recognize the multiple comorbidities of migraine; Identify foods that are potential triggers for migraine headache; Explain the various mechanisms through which food can trigger migraine episodes; Recommend diets shown to reduce the frequency of migraine headache.

Functional Independence/Advance Care Planning

Encourage physical activity in older adults as much as their ability allows; Implement strategies to reduce the risk for falls in older adults; Assess the presence and level of impaired mobility in older adults; Communicate effectively with patients about end-of-life issues and the benefits of palliative care; Encourage and facilitate advance care planning in elderly patients.

Acid-Base Disorders/Pituitary Disorders

Use a stepwise approach to diagnosing and managing primary and mixed acid-base disturbances; Identify acid-base disturbances associated with common medical conditions; Summarize the anatomic and physiologic relationships between the hypothalamus and the anterior and posterior pituitary gland; Identify the hormones released from the anterior and posterior pituitary gland, their target cells, and their principal actions; Recognize the clinical manifestations of tumors of the pituitary gland.

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage/Upper Extremity Vascular Problems

Use clinical and radiographic grading scales to classify the severity of SAH; Implement recommendations of the Neurocritical Care Society for the critical care management of patients following SAH; Counsel patients about measures to reduce the risk for SAH; Choose appropriate laboratory and imaging tests to determine the etiology of ischemia of the fingers; Recognize indications for thrombolysis of acute finger ischemia.

Issues in Cardiology

Promote exercise to improve cardiovascular health; Implement the American Heart Association's recommendations for preparticipatory screening of athletes in high school or college; Explain how exercise can induce cardiac remodeling; Choose the appropriate therapy for elevated levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol; Recognize the adverse effects of statin therapy.

Update on Gout

Implement guidelines from the American College of Rheumatology for the management of gout; Elaborate on the paradigm shift in the management of gout from treat-to-symptoms to treat-to-target; Prescribe first-line drugs for management of pain secondary to an acute gout attack, anti-inflammatory prophylaxis, and lowering of urate levels; Identify patients who are candidates for pharmacologic urate-lowering therapy; Differentiate among emerging therapies for managing gout-associated inflammation and lowering urate levels.

Nephrology Update

Recommend lifestyle changes and medications to achieve blood pressure goals to prevent or treat CKD; Explain the pathophysiology of mineral and bone disorders in CKD; Identify the risk factors for AKI; Limit or minimize the use of nephrotoxic drugs and exposure to contrast media to prevent AKI; Manage and treat AKI to prevent adverse renal and cardiovascular outcomes.

Highlights from Thyroid 2017

Explain the association between radioactive iodine and thyroid eye disease; Choose an appropriate antithyroid drug for use in pregnancy; Recommend appropriate therapy for relapse of hyperthyroidism; Elaborate on the inclusion and exclusion criteria of noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP); Compare the cytologic features of encapsulated follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma to those of NIFTP.

Occupational and Environmental Lung Disease/Personalized Treatment of Asthma

Diagnose occupational and environmental respiratory diseases; Obtain an occupational history that allows identification of the toxic exposure and treatment of resulting symptoms; Identify and manage risk factors for asthma; Differentiate among asthma phenotypes; Explain the mechanisms of action and indications for mepolizumab and omalizumab.

Chronic Pancreatitis/Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Recommend cessation of alcohol consumption and smoking to slow the progression of chronic pancreatitis; Elaborate on the indications and complications related to medical therapy, endoscopic therapy, and surgery for chronic pancreatitis; Treat patients who have complications of chronic pancreatitis; Differentiate Crohn disease from ulcerative colitis; Recognize the indications for, and adverse effects of, each class of drug used to treat inflammatory bowel disease.

Migraine: Comorbidities and Diet

Discuss the role of mast cells in the pathophysiology of migraine; Recognize the multiple comorbidities of migraine; Identify foods that are potential triggers for migraine headache; Explain the various mechanisms through which food can trigger migraine episodes; Recommend diets shown to reduce the frequency of migraine headache.

Functional Independence/Advance Care Planning

Encourage physical activity in older adults as much as their ability allows; Implement strategies to reduce the risk for falls in older adults; Assess the presence and level of impaired mobility in older adults; Communicate effectively with patients about end-of-life issues and the benefits of palliative care; Encourage and facilitate advance care planning in elderly patients.

Acid-Base Disorders/Pituitary Disorders

Use a stepwise approach to diagnosing and managing primary and mixed acid-base disturbances; Identify acid-base disturbances associated with common medical conditions; Summarize the anatomic and physiologic relationships between the hypothalamus and the anterior and posterior pituitary gland; Identify the hormones released from the anterior and posterior pituitary gland, their target cells, and their principal actions; Recognize the clinical manifestations of tumors of the pituitary gland.

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage/Upper Extremity Vascular Problems

Use clinical and radiographic grading scales to classify the severity of SAH; Implement recommendations of the Neurocritical Care Society for the critical care management of patients following SAH; Counsel patients about measures to reduce the risk for SAH; Choose appropriate laboratory and imaging tests to determine the etiology of ischemia of the fingers; Recognize indications for thrombolysis of acute finger ischemia.

Additional Information

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

Other courses of interest may include:  Diabetes, Obesity, Cardiology, Endocrinology and Metabolic Disorders, Gastrenterology, Pulmonary Medicine

If you have taken the current Internal Medicine 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.

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