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 79 (IM79) Topics Include: Adverse Effects of Obesity on Health and Longevity, NTM Disease, Different Categories of Pulmonary Hypertension, Treating Invasive Candidiasis, Hepatitis B in a Pregnant Woman, and more.

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

Full Course:
IM79
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
IM79A, IM79B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Surgical Management of Obesity

Discuss the adverse effects of obesity on health and longevity; Identify candidates for bariatric surgery; Reduce the freuency of complications following bariatric surgery; Characterize commonly performed bariatric surgery procedures; Counsel patients about recently developed bariatric procedures or devices.

Atrial Fibrillation/Premature Ventricular Contractions

Explain the pathophysiology of nonvalvular atrial fibrillation; Choose the appropriate agents for rate and rhythm control of atrial fibrillation; Adopt the guidelines for anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation; Utilize the appropriate tests for evaluation of a patient with premature ventricular contractions; Recognize the indications for treatment of premature ventricular contractions.

Lyme Disease/Fecal Transplantation

Characterize the stages of Lyme disease; Employ appropriate testing based on the stage of disease and the clinical symptoms present; Recommend?the?appropriate?antibiotic?and?duration?of?treatment for Lyme disease; Describe the preparation for and administration of fecal microbiota transplantations; Discuss the role of fecal microbiota transplantation for the treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection and other diseases.

Diabetes/Obesity

Manage blood sugar in a hospitalized patient with diabetes; Create an order set for insulins used for inpatient treatment; List common drugs that may promote weight gain; Select appropriate candidates for weight loss medications and bariatric surgery; Summarize the side effects of drugs approved for treatment of obesity.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Nontuberculous Mycobacteria/Pertussis

Describe the spectrum of disease caused by NTM; Adopt the American Thoracic Society guidelines for diagnosis of NTM; Recommend the appropriate drug regimen and duration for the treatment of NTM disease; Adopt the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for vaccination against pertussis; Recommend the appropriate treatment and postexposure prophylaxis regimen for pertussis.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Updates on Pain Management

Identify etiologies of knee and shoulder pain using physical examination maneuvers; Select appropriate imaging modalities for assessment of knee and shoulder pain; Optimize treatment strategies for various knee and shoulder pathologies; Differentiate benign exercise (exertional) headache from life-threatening conditions; Prescribe appropriate medications for treatment of sports-related headaches.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Diagnostic Tests for Infectious Diseases

Evaluate the utility of different point-of-care tests for the diagnosis of infectious diseases in a range of settings; Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of lateral flow immunoassays and molecular platforms for point-of-care testing; Describe the potential applications of newer technologies for point-of-care testing; Implement appropriate diagnostic stewardship interventions in the preanalytic, analytic, and postanalytic phases of diagnostic testing; Recognize situations where diagnostic stewardship interventions can improve the management of and outcomes for patients with infectious diseases.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Antifungal Medications/Antibiotics

Diagnose and treat invasive candidiasis; Distinguish respiratory illness due to Cryptococcus from that caused by other organisms; List some risks and benefits of fosfomycin for treatment of urinary tract infection; Prescribe safe and effective treatment for an upper respiratory viral infection; Manage recurrent Clostridium difficile.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Pulmonary Hypertension/Lung Cancer Screening

Characterize the different categories of pulmonary hypertension; Utilize the appropriate tests and procedures to confirm a diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension; Recognize the risk factors for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension; Review studies of the outcomes of screening for lung cancer; Apply the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines on who should and should not be screened for lung cancer.

Hepatitis Update

Classify the stage of disease in a patient with chronic hepatitis B; Manage hepatitis B in a pregnant woman; Choose among common regimens employing directacting antivirals agents for treatment of hepatitis C; List risk factors for autoimmune hepatitis; Identify patients with autoimmune hepatitis who need pharmacologic treatment or liver transplantation.

Surgical Management of Obesity

Discuss the adverse effects of obesity on health and longevity; Identify candidates for bariatric surgery; Reduce the freuency of complications following bariatric surgery; Characterize commonly performed bariatric surgery procedures; Counsel patients about recently developed bariatric procedures or devices.

Lyme Disease/Fecal Transplantation

Characterize the stages of Lyme disease; Employ appropriate testing based on the stage of disease and the clinical symptoms present; Recommend?the?appropriate?antibiotic?and?duration?of?treatment for Lyme disease; Describe the preparation for and administration of fecal microbiota transplantations; Discuss the role of fecal microbiota transplantation for the treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection and other diseases.

Nontuberculous Mycobacteria/Pertussis

Describe the spectrum of disease caused by NTM; Adopt the American Thoracic Society guidelines for diagnosis of NTM; Recommend the appropriate drug regimen and duration for the treatment of NTM disease; Adopt the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for vaccination against pertussis; Recommend the appropriate treatment and postexposure prophylaxis regimen for pertussis.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Diagnostic Tests for Infectious Diseases

Evaluate the utility of different point-of-care tests for the diagnosis of infectious diseases in a range of settings; Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of lateral flow immunoassays and molecular platforms for point-of-care testing; Describe the potential applications of newer technologies for point-of-care testing; Implement appropriate diagnostic stewardship interventions in the preanalytic, analytic, and postanalytic phases of diagnostic testing; Recognize situations where diagnostic stewardship interventions can improve the management of and outcomes for patients with infectious diseases.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Pulmonary Hypertension/Lung Cancer Screening

Characterize the different categories of pulmonary hypertension; Utilize the appropriate tests and procedures to confirm a diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension; Recognize the risk factors for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension; Review studies of the outcomes of screening for lung cancer; Apply the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines on who should and should not be screened for lung cancer.

Atrial Fibrillation/Premature Ventricular Contractions

Explain the pathophysiology of nonvalvular atrial fibrillation; Choose the appropriate agents for rate and rhythm control of atrial fibrillation; Adopt the guidelines for anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation; Utilize the appropriate tests for evaluation of a patient with premature ventricular contractions; Recognize the indications for treatment of premature ventricular contractions.

Diabetes/Obesity

Manage blood sugar in a hospitalized patient with diabetes; Create an order set for insulins used for inpatient treatment; List common drugs that may promote weight gain; Select appropriate candidates for weight loss medications and bariatric surgery; Summarize the side effects of drugs approved for treatment of obesity.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Updates on Pain Management

Identify etiologies of knee and shoulder pain using physical examination maneuvers; Select appropriate imaging modalities for assessment of knee and shoulder pain; Optimize treatment strategies for various knee and shoulder pathologies; Differentiate benign exercise (exertional) headache from life-threatening conditions; Prescribe appropriate medications for treatment of sports-related headaches.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Antifungal Medications/Antibiotics

Diagnose and treat invasive candidiasis; Distinguish respiratory illness due to Cryptococcus from that caused by other organisms; List some risks and benefits of fosfomycin for treatment of urinary tract infection; Prescribe safe and effective treatment for an upper respiratory viral infection; Manage recurrent Clostridium difficile.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Hepatitis Update

Classify the stage of disease in a patient with chronic hepatitis B; Manage hepatitis B in a pregnant woman; Choose among common regimens employing directacting antivirals agents for treatment of hepatitis C; List risk factors for autoimmune hepatitis; Identify patients with autoimmune hepatitis who need pharmacologic treatment or liver transplantation.

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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