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 74 (IM74) Topics Include: Risks and Dangers of Electronic Cigarettes, Pathophysiology of Migraine and Stroke, Listeria, Low Immunization Rates in Adults, Toxicities of Immunotherapy, and more.

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Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Respiratory Infections/Smoking Cessation

Implement strategies to reduce the writing of prescriptions for antibiotics; Recognize the indications for further testing in acute bronchitis and for antibiotic use in acute rhinosinusitis; Educate patients about the adverse events associated with antibiotics; Prescribe evidence-based treatment to facilitate smoking cessation; Educate patients about the health risks and dangers of electronic cigarettes.

Updates in Type 2 Diabetes

Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each class of drugs used to treat diabetes; Explain the mechanism of action of each class of drugs used to treat diabetes; Recommend lifestyle intervention and appropriate antidiabetic drugs for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus; Perform appropriate testing to diagnose osteomyelitis in the foot of a diabetic patient; Recognize the indications for surgical management of diabetic foot infections.

Diagnosis and Management of Parkinson Disease

Use the Brain Bank criteria for clinical diagnosis of PD; Identify risk factors for PD; Discuss the Braak hypothesis about the pathophysiology of PD; Prescribe the most appropriate treatment options based on the presenting symptoms and degree of progression of PD; Recognize and treat nonmotor symptoms of PD, including autonomic symptoms.

Migraine/Addiction and Chronic Pain

Explain the pathophysiology of migraine and stroke; Recognize risk factors for stroke and cardiovascular events in patients who have migraine with aura; Elaborate on the association between migraine and concussion; Treat patients with posttraumatic headache; Evaluate patients with chronic pain for addiction.

Physical Examination/Immunization

Discuss the overall risks and benefits of the annual or routine PE; Assess the likelihood of benefit from routine clinical breast examination; Consider the possible harm that may result from routine pelvic examination; Identify which immunizations are recommended in adults and note their specific indications; List the factors contributing to low immunization rates in adults and implement strategies to increase immunization rates.

Topics in Pulmonary Critical Care

Perform the appropriate imaging studies and procedures to diagnose and manage aspiration of a foreign body; Recognize common causes of massive hemoptysis; Prescribe medications to effectively treat uncomplicated strongyloidiasis, hyperinfection syndrome, and disseminated infection; Determine the cause of diffuse alveolar hemorrhage; Differentiate among the most common histologic patterns of diffuse alveolar hemorrhage.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Promote lifestyle and dietary interventions to manage GERD; Implement strategies for the treatment of GERD based on the severity and frequency of symptoms; Identify indications for surgical management of GERD; Explain the pathophysiology of GERD; Recognize the indications for long-term or lifelong proton pump inhibitor therapy.

Endocarditis/Listeriosis

Recommend appropriate treatment regimens for infective endocarditis based on bacterial etiology; Identify antibiotic combinations that are synergistic and those that contribute to emergence of resistance or side effects; Explain the pathophysiology of Listeria infection; List risk factors for listeriosis; Diagnose infection with Listeria.

Cancer Immunotherapies/Cancer Screening and Surveillance

Recognize the therapeutic role of the host's immune system in treating cancer; Anticipate common side effects and toxicities of immunotherapy; Advise patients on strategies to eliminate or reduce modifiable factors that increase risk for colorectal cancer; Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of methods used to screen for colorectal cancer; Adopt screening and surveillance guidelines recommended by the United States Preventive Services
Task Force.

Hyperlipidemia/Hypertension

Apply the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines as to which patients require statin therapy; Recognize the indications for, and possible adverse effects of, each class of cholesterol-lowering drugs; Discuss the side effects and risks of statin therapy that have been noted in various studies; Utilize the best technique to accurately measure blood pressure and minimize the "white-coat" effect; Recommend the optimal regimen for treating resistant hypertension based on the patient's comorbidities and risk factors.

Respiratory Infections/Smoking Cessation

Implement strategies to reduce the writing of prescriptions for antibiotics; Recognize the indications for further testing in acute bronchitis and for antibiotic use in acute rhinosinusitis; Educate patients about the adverse events associated with antibiotics; Prescribe evidence-based treatment to facilitate smoking cessation; Educate patients about the health risks and dangers of electronic cigarettes.

Diagnosis and Management of Parkinson Disease

Use the Brain Bank criteria for clinical diagnosis of PD; Identify risk factors for PD; Discuss the Braak hypothesis about the pathophysiology of PD; Prescribe the most appropriate treatment options based on the presenting symptoms and degree of progression of PD; Recognize and treat nonmotor symptoms of PD, including autonomic symptoms.

Migraine/Addiction and Chronic Pain

Explain the pathophysiology of migraine and stroke; Recognize risk factors for stroke and cardiovascular events in patients who have migraine with aura; Elaborate on the association between migraine and concussion; Treat patients with posttraumatic headache; Evaluate patients with chronic pain for addiction.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Promote lifestyle and dietary interventions to manage GERD; Implement strategies for the treatment of GERD based on the severity and frequency of symptoms; Identify indications for surgical management of GERD; Explain the pathophysiology of GERD; Recognize the indications for long-term or lifelong proton pump inhibitor therapy.

Endocarditis/Listeriosis

Recommend appropriate treatment regimens for infective endocarditis based on bacterial etiology; Identify antibiotic combinations that are synergistic and those that contribute to emergence of resistance or side effects; Explain the pathophysiology of Listeria infection; List risk factors for listeriosis; Diagnose infection with Listeria.

Updates in Type 2 Diabetes

Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each class of drugs used to treat diabetes; Explain the mechanism of action of each class of drugs used to treat diabetes; Recommend lifestyle intervention and appropriate antidiabetic drugs for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus; Perform appropriate testing to diagnose osteomyelitis in the foot of a diabetic patient; Recognize the indications for surgical management of diabetic foot infections.

Physical Examination/Immunization

Discuss the overall risks and benefits of the annual or routine PE; Assess the likelihood of benefit from routine clinical breast examination; Consider the possible harm that may result from routine pelvic examination; Identify which immunizations are recommended in adults and note their specific indications; List the factors contributing to low immunization rates in adults and implement strategies to increase immunization rates.

Topics in Pulmonary Critical Care

Perform the appropriate imaging studies and procedures to diagnose and manage aspiration of a foreign body; Recognize common causes of massive hemoptysis; Prescribe medications to effectively treat uncomplicated strongyloidiasis, hyperinfection syndrome, and disseminated infection; Determine the cause of diffuse alveolar hemorrhage; Differentiate among the most common histologic patterns of diffuse alveolar hemorrhage.

Cancer Immunotherapies/Cancer Screening and Surveillance

Recognize the therapeutic role of the host's immune system in treating cancer; Anticipate common side effects and toxicities of immunotherapy; Advise patients on strategies to eliminate or reduce modifiable factors that increase risk for colorectal cancer; Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of methods used to screen for colorectal cancer; Adopt screening and surveillance guidelines recommended by the United States Preventive Services
Task Force.

Hyperlipidemia/Hypertension

Apply the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines as to which patients require statin therapy; Recognize the indications for, and possible adverse effects of, each class of cholesterol-lowering drugs; Discuss the side effects and risks of statin therapy that have been noted in various studies; Utilize the best technique to accurately measure blood pressure and minimize the "white-coat" effect; Recommend the optimal regimen for treating resistant hypertension based on the patient's comorbidities and risk factors.

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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