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 89 (IM89) Topics Include:  Screening for Barrett Esophagus, Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Postoperative Respiratory Complications, Dispensing Medical Marijuana, Consumption of Red Meat, and more.

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

Full Course:
IM89
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
IM89A, IM89B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Gastroenterology Updates for Primary Care

Identify individuals who should be screened for Barrett esophagus; Determine the role of surveillance in patients with Barrett esophagus; Select recommended treatment options for patients with Barrett esophagus and dysplasia; Establish the diagnosis of internal hemorrhoids; Recommend medical or surgical treatments for the management of hemorrhoids.

Osteoporosis /Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Interpret a dual energy x-ray absorptiometry scan; Complete and review the Fracture Risk Assessment Tool with a patient; Investigate secondary causes of osteoporosis; Manage PCOS in an adolescent patient; Screen for metabolic disorders in patients with PCOS.

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease /Hepatitis C

Recognize factors associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease; Select appropriate tests to diagnose nonalcoholic steatohepatitis; Optimize the use of treatment strategies for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis; Identify clinical manifestations of hepatitis C; Choose treatment strategies for patients with hepatitis C who have advanced fibrosis and cirrhosis.

Insomnia/Hypersomnolence

Explain how attributes of sleep change across the lifespan; Diagram the phases and architecture of sleep; Manage a patient with chronic insomnia; Identify the functions of neurotransmitters involved in sleep and wakefulness; Treat a patient with narcolepsy.

Fundamentals of Preoperative Evaluation

Identify major risk factors for perioperative cardiac complications; Evaluate the role of prophylactic coronary revascularization in patients to undergo major surgery; Recommend pharmacologic therapy in patients to undergo major surgery who are at risk for cardiac complications; List major risk factors for postoperative respiratory complications; Plan strategies to decreased risk for postoperative respiratory complications.

Perioperative Consultation

Apply findings from the BRIDGE trial to guide perioperative management of anticoagulation for a patient with atrial fibrillation; Counsel the family of a patient with dementia about risk factors for postoperative delirium; Participate in the creation of an institutional policy for prevention of delirium; Provide consultation for a patient in whom postoperative transfusion is being considered; Recommend safe perioperative strategies for a patient with known or suspected obstructive sleep apnea.

Headache /Medical Marijuana

Recognize headaches that are more likely associated with an underlying medical disorder; Plan preventive strategies for patients with chronic migraine headaches; Choose an effective agent for the management of cluster headaches; Identify the medical conditions for which medical marijuana has the strongest evidence of efficacy; Explain the role of physicians in the dispensing of medical marijuana.

Diabetes Update

Summarize the key findings of the DiRECT trial; Compare the recommendations for management of diabetes issued by the American Diabetes Association and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists; Recognize the risks and benefits of common classes of drugs used to manage type 2 diabetes; Manage a patient with type 2 diabetes who does not achieve adequate control with first-line therapy; Counsel a patient who requests a continuous glucose monitor.

Optimizing Diet to Prevent Disease and Improve Health

Compare protein sources with higher and lower ratios of polyunsaturated fats to saturated fats; Summarize the EAT-Lancet Commission's report on the factors projected to be involved in feeding the world's population by the year 2050; Recognize the varying environmental impacts and sustainability of various protein sources; Recommend specific limits on consumption of red meat; Cite the public health benefits of effective preventive health strategies.

Highlights from the 36th Annual Advances in Heart Disease

Explain the effects of cigarette smoking and vaping on the cardiovascular system; Distinguish between the effects of nicotine and those of other toxins in cigarette smoke and aerosols produced during vaping; Summarize the findings regarding runners who were included in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study; Advise a semiprofessional marathon runner who asks about the possible ill effects of high-endurance sports; Optimize use of cardiac rehabilitation in patients who require it.

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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