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 87 (IM87) Topics Include:  CVD, Cerebral Edema and Acute Liver Failure, Benefits from Control of Rhythm, Health Challenges Facing Physicians, Sleep Disturbance in the Elderly, and more.

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Course Topics

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)

Recognize nontraditional risk factors for cardiac disease in women; Cite the most common causes of cardiovascular disease in younger women; Choose preferred treatments for microvascular coronary artery disease and spontaneous coronary artery dissection; Identify interventions that most strongly decrease the risk for congestive heart failure in patients with obesity; Plan clinical approaches to patients with obesity and dyslipidemia.

Hematology Updates

Review the differential diagnosis of a patient presenting with thrombocytopenia; Consider the possible causative roles of infectious disease and medications in a patient with thrombocytopenia; Counsel a patient with immune thrombocytopenic purpura who asks about criteria for treatment; Identify patients with MGUS who are at elevated risk for myeloma; Diagnose paraneoplastic syndromes associated with MGUS.

Hepatology Updates

Optimize treatment of patients with suspected acetaminophen overdose; Apply the principles of critical care in patients with acute liver failure; Implement strategies to treat cerebral edema in patients with acute liver failure; Provide effective options for treatment of ascites in patients with cirrhosis; Maximize the value of surveillance for liver cancer in patients with cirrhosis.

Neurology Update

Define stupor, coma, and delirium; Distinguish between dementia and delirium; Ascertain the underlying cause of acutely altered mental status; Manage a patient with acute ischemic stroke; Summarize the findings of recent trials that evaluated the efficacy and safety of thrombectomy up to 24 hours after acute ischemic stroke.

Cardiology Updates

Plan a workup for a patient with new onset of atrial fibrillation; Select patients with atrial fibrillation who may benefit from control of rhythm; Define the indications for anticoagulation in patients with atrial fibrillation; Choose appropriate anticoagulation agents for patients with atrial fibrillation; Evaluate the increasing role of mobile devices in the care of patients with cardiac disease.

Dyspnea /Sarcoidosis /Chest Pain

Assess a patient with unexplained chronic dyspnea; Interpret the findings obtained during cardiopulmonary exercise testing; Diagnose a patient with sarcoidosis; Manage the symptoms of refractory sarcoidosis; Recognize the signs and symptoms of cardiac syndrome X.

Physician Burnout/Mucormycosis

Recognize health challenges facing physicians; Consider strategies to decrease risks for burnout; Identify symptoms of burnout among physicians; Consider the differential diagnosis of a patient presenting with complete ophthalmoplegia; List predisposing factors for mucormycosis.

Resistant Hypertension/Chronic Kidney Disease

Manage resistant HTN; List reasons for nonadherence to medications in patients with HTN; Summarize the role of microneurography in the assessment of CKD; Explain the sequelae of oxidative stress; Select optimal interventions for a patient with kidney disease who may have increased sympathetic nerve activity.

Management of Psychiatric and Social Comorbidity with Dementia

Diagnose and treat major depressive disorders in the elderly population; Select treatment strategies for sleep disturbances in elderly patients; Plan management of agitation in elderly patients with dementia; Outline a clinical approach to delirium; Determine capacity for medical decision making and financial management for patients with dementia.


Characterize the classic presentation of measles; Prescribe postexposure prophylaxis for a non-immune patient recently exposed to measles; Counsel families asking about autism and vaccines; Assess evidence on the benefits of influenza vaccination; Advise older patients asking about the benefits of highdose vaccines for influenza.

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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