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 75 (IM75) Topics Include: Thyroid Dysfunction, HIV, Medical Marijuana, Diagnose Hypertension, Anticoagulant Drug Therapy, and more.

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

Full Course:
IM75
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
IM75A, IM75B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Management of Thyroid Dysfunction

Identify etiologies of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism in the elderly; Discuss the risks associated with subclinical hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism in the elderly; Recommend appropriate tests to evaluate patients with persistent symptoms even when on optimized levothyroxine therapy for hypothyroidism; Describe the physiology of thyroid hormone synthesis; Discuss the type 2 deiodinase polymorphism threonine 92 alanine and its effect on response to combination thyroxine-triiodothyronine therapy.

Hepatitis B/Hepatitis C

Elaborate on the replication and life cycle of HBV and how these are used as potential targets for therapy; Perform screening tests to identify individuals who can benefit from HBV immunization, individuals exposed to HBV, and individuals with chronic HBV infection; Identify barriers to curing HBV infection; Use appropriate scoring systems and tests to stage chronic HCV infection; Minimize drug-drug interactions between direct-acting antivirals.

Blood Pressure (BP) Measurement/Exercise Testing

Implement international guidelines to diagnose sustained, white coat, and masked hypertension; Assess the accuracy of devices for measuring blood pressure; Teach patients to accurately measure blood pressure at home; Recognize the indications and contraindications for exercise stress testing; Optimize the use of cardiac stress testing for each patient.

Rhinosinusitis/Throat Infections

Recommend appropriate antibacterial therapy for acute and chronic bacterial rhinosinusitis; Treat significant complications of acute rhinosinusitis; Identify the etiology of pharyngitis based on laboratory results and presentation; Use modified Centor criteria to determine the probability that group A Streptococcus (GAS) is the cause of pharyngitis; Prescribe the appropriate antibiotic therapy to prevent serious sequelae of GAS pharyngitis.

Medical Marijuana/Adult Malnutrition

List indications and contraindications for medical marijuana; Complete the provider documentation required for prescribing medical marijuana; Identify patients at risk for malnutrition; Recognize the effects of malnutrition on organ function and the immune system; Determine whether early feeding is indicated for high-risk and hospitalized patients.

Evaluation of Patients with Myopathy

Identify conditions that can cause asymptomatic elevations in muscle enzymes; Appropriately evaluate the patient who presents with muscle weakness; Recognize features that indicate inflammatory myopathy; Characterize common mimics of myositis; List drugs that can cause myopathy.

Oral Anticoagulant Therapy/Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVCs)

Optimize anticoagulant drug therapy before and after surgical procedures; Prescribe anticoagulation drugs in patients with venous thromboembolism for acute treatment and prevention of recurrence; Weigh the benefits and risks of therapy with warfarin compared with direct oral anticoagulant drugs; Recognize patients for whom treatment of premature ventricular contractions is appropriate; Identify factors that favor ablation compared with antiarrhythmic drug therapy for the management of premature ventricular contractions.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Recognize the risk factors for OSA; Discuss the prevalence of OSA in patients with cardiovascular disease, as well as the effects of OSA on cognition and risk for motor vehicle accidents; Explain how obstructive sleep apnea causes cardiometabolic dysfunction; Elaborate on the effects of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy on lipid metabolism and glycemic control in diabetics; Recommend CPAP therapy and lifestyle interventions appropriately in the management of OSA.

Pulmonary and Critical Care Review and Update

Advise patients to quit cigarette smoking to reduce the risk for lung cancer; Recognize the paraneoplastic endocrine and neurologic syndromes associated with lung cancer; Identify the biases that can influence results of screening studies; Keep abreast of new medications and formulations available on the market; Implement updated guidelines for the management of health care-associated pneumonia and ventilator-associated pneumonia.

HIV in 2017

Implement strategies to reduce the transmission of HIV; Select the appropriate antiretroviral regimen for a particular patient, taking into consideration possible drug-drug interactions; Discuss the concept of treatment as prevention for HIV; Consider switching patients to new, simpler HIV treatment regimen, eg, to once-daily dosing; Recommend appropriate treatment regimens for HIV patients coinfected with hepatitis C virus.

QUALIFIES FOR HIV-AIDS

Management of Thyroid Dysfunction

Identify etiologies of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism in the elderly; Discuss the risks associated with subclinical hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism in the elderly; Recommend appropriate tests to evaluate patients with persistent symptoms even when on optimized levothyroxine therapy for hypothyroidism; Describe the physiology of thyroid hormone synthesis; Discuss the type 2 deiodinase polymorphism threonine 92 alanine and its effect on response to combination thyroxine-triiodothyronine therapy.

Hepatitis B/Hepatitis C

Elaborate on the replication and life cycle of HBV and how these are used as potential targets for therapy; Perform screening tests to identify individuals who can benefit from HBV immunization, individuals exposed to HBV, and individuals with chronic HBV infection; Identify barriers to curing HBV infection; Use appropriate scoring systems and tests to stage chronic HCV infection; Minimize drug-drug interactions between direct-acting antivirals.

Medical Marijuana/Adult Malnutrition

List indications and contraindications for medical marijuana; Complete the provider documentation required for prescribing medical marijuana; Identify patients at risk for malnutrition; Recognize the effects of malnutrition on organ function and the immune system; Determine whether early feeding is indicated for high-risk and hospitalized patients.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Recognize the risk factors for OSA; Discuss the prevalence of OSA in patients with cardiovascular disease, as well as the effects of OSA on cognition and risk for motor vehicle accidents; Explain how obstructive sleep apnea causes cardiometabolic dysfunction; Elaborate on the effects of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy on lipid metabolism and glycemic control in diabetics; Recommend CPAP therapy and lifestyle interventions appropriately in the management of OSA.

HIV in 2017

Implement strategies to reduce the transmission of HIV; Select the appropriate antiretroviral regimen for a particular patient, taking into consideration possible drug-drug interactions; Discuss the concept of treatment as prevention for HIV; Consider switching patients to new, simpler HIV treatment regimen, eg, to once-daily dosing; Recommend appropriate treatment regimens for HIV patients coinfected with hepatitis C virus.

QUALIFIES FOR HIV-AIDS

Blood Pressure (BP) Measurement/Exercise Testing

Implement international guidelines to diagnose sustained, white coat, and masked hypertension; Assess the accuracy of devices for measuring blood pressure; Teach patients to accurately measure blood pressure at home; Recognize the indications and contraindications for exercise stress testing; Optimize the use of cardiac stress testing for each patient.

Rhinosinusitis/Throat Infections

Recommend appropriate antibacterial therapy for acute and chronic bacterial rhinosinusitis; Treat significant complications of acute rhinosinusitis; Identify the etiology of pharyngitis based on laboratory results and presentation; Use modified Centor criteria to determine the probability that group A Streptococcus (GAS) is the cause of pharyngitis; Prescribe the appropriate antibiotic therapy to prevent serious sequelae of GAS pharyngitis.

Evaluation of Patients with Myopathy

Identify conditions that can cause asymptomatic elevations in muscle enzymes; Appropriately evaluate the patient who presents with muscle weakness; Recognize features that indicate inflammatory myopathy; Characterize common mimics of myositis; List drugs that can cause myopathy.

Oral Anticoagulant Therapy/Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVCs)

Optimize anticoagulant drug therapy before and after surgical procedures; Prescribe anticoagulation drugs in patients with venous thromboembolism for acute treatment and prevention of recurrence; Weigh the benefits and risks of therapy with warfarin compared with direct oral anticoagulant drugs; Recognize patients for whom treatment of premature ventricular contractions is appropriate; Identify factors that favor ablation compared with antiarrhythmic drug therapy for the management of premature ventricular contractions.

Pulmonary and Critical Care Review and Update

Advise patients to quit cigarette smoking to reduce the risk for lung cancer; Recognize the paraneoplastic endocrine and neurologic syndromes associated with lung cancer; Identify the biases that can influence results of screening studies; Keep abreast of new medications and formulations available on the market; Implement updated guidelines for the management of health care-associated pneumonia and ventilator-associated pneumonia.

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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