Internal Medicine

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 94 (IM94) To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Full or Short) below:

Full Course:
IM94
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
IM94A, IM94B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Atrial Fibrillation Update

Evaluate recent data on the benefit of early rhythm control for atrial fibrillation; Identify benefits of radiofrequency catheter ablation for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation; Analyze the pros and cons of patient self-monitoring (eg, via the Apple Watch) for the detection of atrial fibrillation; Compare the indications for warfarin vs direct oral anticoagulants for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation; Cite studies on the safety and efficacy of the Watchman and Watchman FLX left atrial appendage occlusion devices

Obesity/Hypersomnolence

Explain the physiology and pathophysiology of weight regulation; Identify effective medical treatment strategies for obesity; Recognize contraindications to use of medications for weight management; Differentiate among types of narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia; Choose effective medical treatment strategies for hypersomnolence disorders.

Tough Cases in Medical Consultation for the Hospitalist

Assess a patient?s risk for stroke and the need for bridging anticoagulation therapy; Identify risk factors for postoperative delirium and implement prevention measures; Determine the appropriate length of time to delay surgery in patients with a recent cardiovascular event; Use risk stratification tools to predict the risks of surgery in patients with cirrhosis; Discuss the risks and benefits of providing "curbside" or informal consultations.

Negative Health Impacts of Climate Change/Asthma Update

Cite the changes in climate and the impact on health; List the impacts of wildfire smoke exposure on health; Explain the problem of overdiagnosis in asthma and importance of appropriate diagnosis; Optimize management of mild to moderate asthma using current research; Differentiate between use of as-needed and maintenance therapy for management of asthma.

Cardiology Updates

Differentiate between pretricuspid lesions and posttricuspid lesions of congenital heart disease; Treat adult congenital heart disease; Recognize the risk factors and clinical presentation of Takotsubo syndrome; Manage Takotsubo syndrome and subsequent cardiovascular complications that may arise; Anticipate the impact of high lipoprotein(a) levels on cardiovascular outcomes.

Adult Immunizations/Long COVID

Explain the difference between the adenovirus vaccine and the recombinant protein conjugate vaccine that are used for COVID; Identify patient populations for which hepatitis B vaccine (recombinant), adjuvanted, is appropriate; Organize a vaccination strategy for adult patients; List the symptoms associated with PAC; Integrate management strategies for patients with PAC into clinical practice.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Hospital Medicine: Quality, Safety, and Transitions of Care

Identify the domains for quality of health care; Implement a cycle of plan-do-study-apply in projects for quality improvement in health care; Analyze collected data from previous improvement projects to provide solutions for issues in health care; Categorize levels of health care according to whether a patient requires a minimal, increased, or high level of assistance; Utilize various tools for improving transitions of care and patient outcomes.

QUALIFIES FOR RISK MGMT/PATIENT SAFETY/MEDICAL ERRORS-MH007

Remote Nephrology Consultation/Incidental Renal Findings

Stratify patients based on their stage of chronic kidney disease to determine whether consultation with a nephrologist is warranted; Interpret laboratory findings in patients with chronic kidney disease; Prescribe potentially curative therapy for patients whose renal dysfunction is caused by an autoimmune disease; Identify the etiology underlying renal hydronephrosis and small renal masses; Distinguish between simple and complex renal cysts and implement appropriate therapeutic strategies.

Environmental Health Hazards

Recognize the association between climatic changes and increases in vector-borne diseases; Anticipate an increase in cases of infectious diseases resulting from changes in vector ecology; Discuss the effects of climate change on human health; Assess pathways of exposure to microplastics in the environment; Identify the various health hazards associated with consumption and exposure to microplastics and 5G technology.

Breast Cancer/Sexually Transmitted Infections Update

Screen for breast cancer based on current guidelines; Counsel patients with hereditary breast cancer about available treatment options; Review available therapies for invasive and noninvasive breast cancer; Choose an appropriate treatment strategy for patients with gonorrhea; Educate patients about home testing kits for sexually transmitted infections.

Accreditation

Additional Information

Continuing Medical Education options available:

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

 

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