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 85 (IM85) Topics Include:  Life Expectancy in Patients with COPD, Gastrointestinal Absorption of Thyroid Hormone, Classify Pulmonary Hypertension, Reasons for the Current Opioid Crisis, Management of Myofascial Pain, and more.

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Course Topics

Pulmonary Disease in Primary Care

Implement treatment strategies that increase life expectancy in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; Select patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease most likely to benefit from palliative care; Evaluate patients with pulmonary nodules found incidentally on computed tomography of the chest; Optimize treatment in patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; Recommend screening for lung cancer in appropriate patients.

Interventional Pain Management/Rheumatoid Arthritis

Evaluate a patient with chronic pain; Offer first-tier therapeutic options to a patient with chronic pain; Select appropriate candidates for spinal cord stimulation; Diagnose rheumatoid arthritis; Manage a patient with rheumatoid arthritis.


Thyroid Function

Educate patients about popular misconceptions of causes and treatment of thyroid disease; Determine an optimal dose of thyroid hormone in a patient with hypothyroidism; Clarify the role of T3 in the management of thyroid disease; Consider nutritional supplements and medications that can affect the results of thyroid function tests; Recognize factors that inhibit the gastrointestinal absorption of thyroid hormone.


Diagnose pneumonia; Use clinical symptoms and laboratory findings to select patients who may be candidates for further diagnostic tests for atypical pneumonias; Manage a patient with aspiration pneumonia; Determine the safest disposition for a patient with
pneumonia; Choose an antibiotic regimen for a critically ill patient with pneumonia.


Pleural Disease /Pulmonary Hypertension

Recognize physical findings most characteristic of pleural effusion; Implement measures to avoid re-expansion pulmonary edema; Identify distinctive features of urinothorax, rheumatoid pleural effusion, and chylothorax; Define and classify pulmonary hypertension; Determine whether patients with pulmonary hypertension are appropriate candidates for pulmonary vasodilator therapy.


Calculate and interpret serum osmolality; Manage a patient with hyponatremia; Diagnose a patient with hypercalcemia; Explain the mechanism of action of bisphosphonates; Correct vitamin D-mediated hypercalcemia.

Evidence-based Prescription of Opioids

Explain the reasons for the current opioid crisis; Recognize the causes of the majority of drug overdoses; Identify dosing schedules associated with highest risk for opioid overdose; Formulate plans for the management of acute pain; Strategize for the treatment of patients taking opioids long term for chronic pain.

Laryngology/Rhinosinusitis /Ophthalmology

Diagnose common throat complaints; Advise a patient with acute laryngitis; Compare the etiologies and characteristics of chronic rhinosinusitis with and without nasal polyps; Select first-line therapies for patients with chronic rhinosinusitis; Manage patients with conjunctivitis or dry eyes.

Neurology Update

Provide a focused clinical assessment for patients presenting with transient absence of awareness; Distinguish psychogenic nonepileptic events from seizures; Determine whether neurophysiologic testing is indicated in a patient with syncope; Recognize risk factors for myofascial pain syndrome; Implement primary and secondary treatments for the management of myofascial pain syndrome.

Dizziness /Neurologic Infections

Perform an appropriate examination of a patient with dizziness; Identify possible signs of stroke in a patient with dizziness; List the differential diagnosis of common causes of dizziness; Distinguish among presentations in patients with different etiologies of meningitis; Manage acute meningitis.

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.

For over 30 years, ASI has provided Continuing Medical Education, CME & CEU and Continuing Professional Development Education (CPD) for physicians and allied professionals in Internal Medicine 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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