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 80 (IM80) Topics Include: Manage Barrett Esophagus, Overactive Bladder, Opioid Induced Hyperalgesia, 5 Pillars of Stroke Prevention, Parasitic Infestations, and more.

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

Full Course:
IM80
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
IM80A, IM80B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Update on Prostate Cancer Screening and Management

List key changes in the 2018 recommendations issued by the US Preventive Services Task Force about screening for prostate cancer; Summarize the findings of major clinical trials that have established current practices for prostate cancer screening; Identify men who are at high risk for prostate cancer; Counsel a patient with prostate cancer who is considering surgery, radiation therapy, and active surveillance; Appropriately treat metastatic prostate cancer.

Chronic Kidney Disease/Barrett Esophagus

Prevent progression of disease in a patient with chronic kidney disease; Compare the advantages and disadvantages of hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis; Treat common comorbidities in patients with chronic kidney disease; Manage a patient with Barrett esophagus; List factors associated with the progression of esophageal disease to dysplasia.

Advances in Stroke Care 2018

Explain the difference between a primary stroke center and a comprehensive stroke center; Manage a patient with acute ischemic stroke; List the five pillars of stroke prevention; Create a protocol for emergent management of transient ischemic attack; Select secondary preventive agents for patients with ischemic stroke.

Cardiology Updates for the Internist

Create a protocol for assessment of blood pressure in the outpatient setting; Recommend effective nonpharmacologic interventions for patients with hypertension; Add an appropriate additional drug for a patient with poorly controlled hypertension; Assess the role of aspirin in the prevention of adverse cardiovascular outcomes; Counsel a patient with patent foramen ovale about potential benefits of closure.

Overactive Bladder/Erectile Dysfunction

Manage refractory overactive bladder; Prescribe appropriate therapies for a woman with overactive bladder and dyspareunia; Select candidates for urodynamic studies; Counsel a patient interested in neuromodulatory techniques for overactive bladder; Evaluate etiologic factors and comorbidities in a man with erectile dysfunction.

Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and Related Disorders in Primary Care

Explain the pathophysiology of anxiety; Diagnose a patient with an anxiety disorder; Manage anxiety and comorbidities; Choose an appropriate add-on therapy for a patient with a psychiatric disorder who responds only partially to a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor; Order follow-up tests to detect side effects of second-generation antipsychotics.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Hypogonadism/Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Monitor a man on androgen replacement therapy; List the most specific symptoms of hypogonadism in men; Distinguish between primary and secondary hypogonadism; Diagnose polycystic ovary syndrome; Manage a patient with polycystic ovary syndrome.

Vaccines/Parasites

Manage failure to respond to an initial vaccination series for hepatitis B; Create a clinic-wide protocol for pneumococcal vaccination; Select appropriate candidates for vaccination against herpes zoster; Counsel the parent of a child with head lice; Identify serious sequelae of parasitic infestations.

The Opioid Crisis: Safe Prescribing for Patients with Acute and Chronic Pain

Write institutional guidelines for treatment of acute and chronic pain; Discuss the various causes of the opioid crisis in the United States; Create a plan for postoperative pain management with a patient planning a major surgical procedure; Evaluate pain, function, and comorbidities in patients taking opioids; Recognize and manage opioid-induced hyperalgesia.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY AND CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES

Sleep Disorders in Primary Care

Explain the physiology of normal sleep; Counsel a patient with chronic insomnia; Diagnose common parasomnias; Discuss the differences between type I and type III sleep studies; Manage a patient with obstructive sleep apnea.

Chronic Kidney Disease/Barrett Esophagus

Prevent progression of disease in a patient with chronic kidney disease; Compare the advantages and disadvantages of hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis; Treat common comorbidities in patients with chronic kidney disease; Manage a patient with Barrett esophagus; List factors associated with the progression of esophageal disease to dysplasia.

Overactive Bladder/Erectile Dysfunction

Manage refractory overactive bladder; Prescribe appropriate therapies for a woman with overactive bladder and dyspareunia; Select candidates for urodynamic studies; Counsel a patient interested in neuromodulatory techniques for overactive bladder; Evaluate etiologic factors and comorbidities in a man with erectile dysfunction.

Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and Related Disorders in Primary Care

Explain the pathophysiology of anxiety; Diagnose a patient with an anxiety disorder; Manage anxiety and comorbidities; Choose an appropriate add-on therapy for a patient with a psychiatric disorder who responds only partially to a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor; Order follow-up tests to detect side effects of second-generation antipsychotics.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Hypogonadism/Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Monitor a man on androgen replacement therapy; List the most specific symptoms of hypogonadism in men; Distinguish between primary and secondary hypogonadism; Diagnose polycystic ovary syndrome; Manage a patient with polycystic ovary syndrome.

The Opioid Crisis: Safe Prescribing for Patients with Acute and Chronic Pain

Write institutional guidelines for treatment of acute and chronic pain; Discuss the various causes of the opioid crisis in the United States; Create a plan for postoperative pain management with a patient planning a major surgical procedure; Evaluate pain, function, and comorbidities in patients taking opioids; Recognize and manage opioid-induced hyperalgesia.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY AND CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES

Update on Prostate Cancer Screening and Management

List key changes in the 2018 recommendations issued by the US Preventive Services Task Force about screening for prostate cancer; Summarize the findings of major clinical trials that have established current practices for prostate cancer screening; Identify men who are at high risk for prostate cancer; Counsel a patient with prostate cancer who is considering surgery, radiation therapy, and active surveillance; Appropriately treat metastatic prostate cancer.

Advances in Stroke Care 2018

Explain the difference between a primary stroke center and a comprehensive stroke center; Manage a patient with acute ischemic stroke; List the five pillars of stroke prevention; Create a protocol for emergent management of transient ischemic attack; Select secondary preventive agents for patients with ischemic stroke.

Cardiology Updates for the Internist

Create a protocol for assessment of blood pressure in the outpatient setting; Recommend effective nonpharmacologic interventions for patients with hypertension; Add an appropriate additional drug for a patient with poorly controlled hypertension; Assess the role of aspirin in the prevention of adverse cardiovascular outcomes; Counsel a patient with patent foramen ovale about potential benefits of closure.

Vaccines/Parasites

Manage failure to respond to an initial vaccination series for hepatitis B; Create a clinic-wide protocol for pneumococcal vaccination; Select appropriate candidates for vaccination against herpes zoster; Counsel the parent of a child with head lice; Identify serious sequelae of parasitic infestations.

Sleep Disorders in Primary Care

Explain the physiology of normal sleep; Counsel a patient with chronic insomnia; Diagnose common parasomnias; Discuss the differences between type I and type III sleep studies; Manage a patient with obstructive sleep apnea.

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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    Sarah K., FNP-BC, Michigan
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