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 73 (IM73) Topics Include: Soft Tissue Infections, Updates in Geriatrics, Pulmonary Hypertension, Dementia, Endocrinology, and more.

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Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Deep Soft Tissue Infections/Sepsis

Choose appropriate imaging tests as adjuncts in the diagnosis of DSTI; Recommend adequate fluid resuscitation, appropriate antibiotics, and emergent surgical consultation for the management of DSTIs; Cite recent changes to the Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock; Adopt a head-to-toe approach to identify the source of infection in sepsis; Predict prognosis and outcomes in patients with sepsis using the Sepsis-related Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) and quickSOFA (qSOFA).

Updates on Diabetes and Obesity

Counsel patients about the risk for adverse cardiac events associated with the use of medications to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus; Select appropriate pharmacologic treatment for diabetic patients who have a history of cardiovascular disease; List the advantages and disadvantages of thiazolidinediones; Explain the mechanism of action of agents commonly prescribed to treat obesity; Choose appropriate antihypertensive medication for a patient with obesity.

Update on Women's Health

Implement screening guidelines for cervical cancer for average-risk women recommended by the American Cancer Society, the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, and the American Society for Clinical Pathology; Discuss the current model of HPV-induced cervical carcinogenesis; Recommend HPV vaccination for all boys and girls 11 or 12 yr of age; Evaluate the reasons that outcomes of heart disease for women are worse than those for men; Recommend lifestyle choices to minimize risk factors for heart disease in women.

Pulmonary Hypertension/Pulmonary Embolism

Explain the pathophysiology of PH; Recognize indications for right-heart catheterization in the diagnosis of PH; Compare the risks and benefits of medications used for PH; Prescribe novel oral anticoagulants and advanced therapeutic options for the management of PE; Perform an appropriate workup for chronic thrombo-embolic pulmonary hypertension.

Updates in Geriatric Care

Explain how physiological effects of aging influence the metabolism of drugs; Implement strategies to prevent polypharmacy in elderly patients; Prescribe medications for elderly patients that minimize the risk for adverse effects; Diagnose and manage common inflammatory arthritides in elderly patients; Differentiate among the forms of crystal-induced synovitis using synovial fluid analysis.

Dementia: A Case-Based Overview

Recognize the early signs and symptoms of dementia; Interpret findings of analyses of cerebrospinal fluid in patients with dementia; Recognize indications for genetic testing of patients with dementia; Differentiate among different types of dementia on the basis of brain imaging findings; Distinguish between Parkinson dementia and Lewy body disease on the basis of the patient's clinical course.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS

Hematology and Oncology Review

Diagnose platelet and bleeding disorders using patient history and laboratory test results; Manage common coagulation and platelet disorders; Determine the cause of, and provide optimal treatment for, anemia; Explain the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, prognosis, and treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma Recognize the indications and contraindications for drugs used in the treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Highlights from the Southern California Kidney Symposium

Outline metformin's mechanism of action; Discuss the pathways involved in diabetic kidney disease; Explain how activation of 5' adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase affects the management of diabetic kidney disease; Recommend appropriate strategies to manage hyperkalemia associated with use of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone inhibitors; List the advantages and disadvantages of various potassium-binding agents.

Constipation/Helicobacter pylori

Identify medical conditions and drugs that contribute to constipation; Rule out dyssynergic defecation in a patient with constipation; Distinguish among mechanisms of drugs used in the management of constipation; Explain how the location of H pylori infection in the stomach determines its clinical sequelae; Recognize indications for testing and treatment of H pylori infection.

Topics in Endocrinology and Nephrology

Distinguish acute from chronic hyponatremia; Explain the mechanism of regulation of brain volume in response to changes in osmolality; Recommend appropriate strategies to correct hyponatremia; Compare diets with differing levels of sodium and potassium with regard to their effects on the incidence of hypertension; Counsel patients about appropriate intake of sodium and potassium.

Deep Soft Tissue Infections/Sepsis

Choose appropriate imaging tests as adjuncts in the diagnosis of DSTI; Recommend adequate fluid resuscitation, appropriate antibiotics, and emergent surgical consultation for the management of DSTIs; Cite recent changes to the Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock; Adopt a head-to-toe approach to identify the source of infection in sepsis; Predict prognosis and outcomes in patients with sepsis using the Sepsis-related Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) and quickSOFA (qSOFA).

Update on Women's Health

Implement screening guidelines for cervical cancer for average-risk women recommended by the American Cancer Society, the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, and the American Society for Clinical Pathology; Discuss the current model of HPV-induced cervical carcinogenesis; Recommend HPV vaccination for all boys and girls 11 or 12 yr of age; Evaluate the reasons that outcomes of heart disease for women are worse than those for men; Recommend lifestyle choices to minimize risk factors for heart disease in women.

Updates in Geriatric Care

Explain how physiological effects of aging influence the metabolism of drugs; Implement strategies to prevent polypharmacy in elderly patients; Prescribe medications for elderly patients that minimize the risk for adverse effects; Diagnose and manage common inflammatory arthritides in elderly patients; Differentiate among the forms of crystal-induced synovitis using synovial fluid analysis.

Hematology and Oncology Review

Diagnose platelet and bleeding disorders using patient history and laboratory test results; Manage common coagulation and platelet disorders; Determine the cause of, and provide optimal treatment for, anemia; Explain the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, prognosis, and treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma Recognize the indications and contraindications for drugs used in the treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Constipation/Helicobacter pylori

Identify medical conditions and drugs that contribute to constipation; Rule out dyssynergic defecation in a patient with constipation; Distinguish among mechanisms of drugs used in the management of constipation; Explain how the location of H pylori infection in the stomach determines its clinical sequelae; Recognize indications for testing and treatment of H pylori infection.

Updates on Diabetes and Obesity

Counsel patients about the risk for adverse cardiac events associated with the use of medications to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus; Select appropriate pharmacologic treatment for diabetic patients who have a history of cardiovascular disease; List the advantages and disadvantages of thiazolidinediones; Explain the mechanism of action of agents commonly prescribed to treat obesity; Choose appropriate antihypertensive medication for a patient with obesity.

Pulmonary Hypertension/Pulmonary Embolism

Explain the pathophysiology of PH; Recognize indications for right-heart catheterization in the diagnosis of PH; Compare the risks and benefits of medications used for PH; Prescribe novel oral anticoagulants and advanced therapeutic options for the management of PE; Perform an appropriate workup for chronic thrombo-embolic pulmonary hypertension.

Dementia: A Case-Based Overview

Recognize the early signs and symptoms of dementia; Interpret findings of analyses of cerebrospinal fluid in patients with dementia; Recognize indications for genetic testing of patients with dementia; Differentiate among different types of dementia on the basis of brain imaging findings; Distinguish between Parkinson dementia and Lewy body disease on the basis of the patient's clinical course.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS

Highlights from the Southern California Kidney Symposium

Outline metformin's mechanism of action; Discuss the pathways involved in diabetic kidney disease; Explain how activation of 5' adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase affects the management of diabetic kidney disease; Recommend appropriate strategies to manage hyperkalemia associated with use of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone inhibitors; List the advantages and disadvantages of various potassium-binding agents.

Topics in Endocrinology and Nephrology

Distinguish acute from chronic hyponatremia; Explain the mechanism of regulation of brain volume in response to changes in osmolality; Recommend appropriate strategies to correct hyponatremia; Compare diets with differing levels of sodium and potassium with regard to their effects on the incidence of hypertension; Counsel patients about appropriate intake of sodium and potassium.

Additional Information

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

Other courses of interest may include:  Diabetes, Obesity, Cardiology, Endocrinology and Metabolic Disorders, Gastrenterology, Pulmonary Medicine

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