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 86 (IM86) Topics Include:  Appropriate Breast Cancer Screening Tests, Viral Illnesses Affecting Travelers, Improving Antimicrobial Stewardship, Risks and Benefits of Common Vitamins and Minerals, and more.

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Course Topics

Breast Cancer /Prostatitis

Advise women at average risk for breast cancer about appropriate screening tests; Select strategies for cancer screening in women with dense breasts; Formulate treatment plans for women with high risk for breast cancer; Establish the diagnosis of acute and chronic prostatitis; Choose appropriate therapy for patients with chronic bacterial prostatitis.

Gut Microbiome / Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Summarize findings of recent experiments that exposed mice to triclosan; Investigate etiologic factors in a young patient who develops colon cancer; Distinguish between ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease; List therapeutic alternatives for a patient with IBD; Treat a patient with IBD and Clostridium difficile.

Travel Medicine/Lyme Disease

Diagnose viral illnesses affecting travelers returning from Latin America and Asia; Define priorities in the treatment of patients with suspected malaria; Optimize treatment of patients presenting with fever after returning from foreign travel; Create an algorithm for the diagnosis of Lyme disease; Evaluate the role of antibiotic drugs in the management of posttreatment Lyme disease syndrome.

Cardiovascular Updates for Primary Care

Summarize the outcomes of recent major clinical trials that tested newer agents for treatment of diabetes; Discuss the cardioprotective benefits of newer agents used to treat diabetes; Review key risk factors in patients about to undergo elective surgery; Use recommended risk assessment models to evaluate patients scheduled for surgery; Recommend medication changes for a patient undergoing elective surgery.

Sleep Medicine Pearls

Recognize characteristic features of the different phases of sleep; List the indications for sleep studies; Determine whether a patient requires treatment for obstructive sleep apnea; Formulate treatment approaches for restless legs syndrome; Identity patients with rapid eye movement (REM)-related sleep behavior syndrome.

Infectious Disease/Immunizations

Summarize ongoing efforts by national and international organizations to improve antimicrobial stewardship; Counsel a parent asking about giving probiotics to a child to treat diarrhea; Manage a patient with new or recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection; Select appropriate candidates for common vaccinations; Compare the risks and benefits of the recombinant vaccine for herpes zoster.

Medical Cannabis/Transgender Health

Recognize medical conditions for which evidence supports treatment with cannabis; Identify adverse events associated with cannabis products; Select patients most likely to benefit from cannabis products; Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of available medical and surgical treatments for transgender patients; Evaluate risk for thromboembolic events in transgender women.

Smoking Cessation/Palliative Care/Urinary Tract Symptoms

Manage a patient who wants to stop smoking; Summarize the findings of the EAGLES trial on the neuropsychiatric effects of medications for smoking cessation; Counsel a patient likely to benefit from a palliative care consultation; Perform a thorough history and examination in a man with lower urinary tract symptoms; Recommend medical management for benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Screening for Antibodies/Dialysis in Chronic Kidney Disease

Choose autoantibody tests for diagnosing autoimmune disease; Interpret findings of indirect immunofluorescence tests; Plan a diagnostic workup in a patient with a suspected diagnosis of myositis or autoimmune vasculitis; Create an educational program that prepares patients with CKD for dialysis; Select patients for whom preemptive dialysis education is warranted.

Vitamin Supplementation

Advise patients who ask about the risks and benefits of common vitamins, minerals, and botanical supplements; Manage a patient with leg cramps; Summarize the findings of the Physicians' Health Study II on benefits of vitamins E and C and multivitamins; Outline the metabolism of vitamin D; Identify patients at risk for deficiency of vitamin D.

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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