Internal Medicine

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 96 (IM96) To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Full or Short) below:

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Course Topics

Eye Disorders/Climate Change and Health Care

Review the pathophysiology of common eye disorders; Differentiate among various eye disorders; Implement strategies for managing common eye disorders, eg, glaucoma, cataract, and retinopathy; Recognize the association between adverse mental health outcomes and climate change; Develop an approach for optimizing patient care and education during the current climate crisis

The Latest in Care for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Characterize the current goal of treatment of inflammatory bowel disease; Differentiate between treatment of mild-to-moderate and moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis; Compare the efficacy and safety profiles of infliximab, vedolizumab, ustekinumab, and tofacitinib for treating ulcerative colitis; Counsel patients with inflammatory bowel disease on the benefits of vaccination against, eg, influenza, pneumonia, and herpes zoster; Screen for osteoporosis and skin cancer in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension

Identify patients with orthostatic hypotension; Distinguish neurogenic orthostatic hypotension from non-neurogenic orthostatic hypotension; Carry out the appropriate bedside tests to identify patients with neurogenic orthostatic hypotension; Recognize symptoms that are likely to progress to fullblown synucleinopathies; Provide appropriate medical treatment to patients with orthostatic hypotension.

Long-term Acute Care/Joint Pain

Utilize long-term acute care hospitals as an option for patients who need extended inpatient care; Identify palliative care and end-of-life care needs in patients with severe illnesses; Address the worries and challenges faced by patients in long-term acute care hospitals and their loved ones; Distinguish between the various inflammatory and noninflammatory arthritides; Diagnose patients with unusual presentations of arthritis of the hands more effectively.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease/Asthma

Evaluate the severity of symptoms of COPD by using questionnaires and performing the appropriate diagnostic tests; Prescribe appropriate therapy for management of COPD and exacerbations of COPD; Distinguish EIA from sports asthma; Interpret diagnostic tests for asthma; Counsel patients with EIA about appropriate exercise intensity and duration.

Neuromuscular Disease/Low Back Pain

Adopt a symptom-based approach to suspected neuromuscular disease that can be used in clinical practice; Differentiate between various types of radiculopathy and neuropathy based on disease presentation and imaging findings; Evaluate for various neuromuscular junction disorders, eg, myasthenia gravis and myositis; Develop an appropriate management plan for acute and chronic low back pain; Assess for physical, social, and mental health changes associated with chronic and acute low back pain.

Oncology Therapy for the Generalist

Recognize common adverse effects of tyrosine kinase inhibitors and monoclonal antibodies used for treatment of cancer; Manage adverse effects related to tyrosine kinase inhibitors and monoclonal antibodies used for treatment of cancer; Identify food-drug and drug-drug interactions with common targeted therapies used for treatment of cancer; Develop strategies to prevent adverse effects associated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors and monoclonal antibodies; Perform follow-up management of patients receiving tyrosine kinase inhibitors or monoclonal antibodies for treatment of cancer.


Acute Kidney Injury and Contrast-induced Nephropathy/Rapid Fire Electrolyte Management

Identify patients at an increased risk for contrast-induced nephropathy; Develop strategies for prevention and management of acute kidney injury following contrast administration; Utilize spot and 24 hr urine electrolyte studies to diagnose and treat disturbances in potassium, magnesium, and bicarbonate levels; Distinguish saline-resistant and saline-responsive causes of electrolyte disturbances; Differentiate between normotensive and hypertensive causes of hypokalemia.

Long-haul COVID/Advanced-stage Lung Cancer

Relate the symptoms of initial infection with COVID-19 to subacute and chronic COVID-19 symptoms; Select and administer tests and measures to assess PASC severity; Coordinate a multidisciplinary plan for amelioration of symptoms of PASC; Identify patients at high risk for lung cancer for yearly lowdose computed tomography screenings; Devise therapy combinations appropriate to lung cancer subtypes.

Hospital Medicine: Oncologic Emergencies/Cardiology Pearls for Hospitalists

Choose an appropriate treatment for a patient with an oncology-related emergency; Initiate a workup in a patient treated with a checkpoint inhibitor with a suspected immune-related adverse event; Summarize the role of aspirin in the prevention of coronary artery disease; Choose an appropriate antiplatelet or anticoagulant therapy for the secondary intervention of atherothrombotic events; Apply a treatment algorithm in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction.



  • It was very educative information. Will definitely implement everything into my practice.

    Sarah K., FNP-BC, Michigan
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    Kevin F., MD, Pennsylvania