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 77 (IM77) Topics Include: Susceptibility to Chronic Pain, Diagnostic Tests in Patients with Pneumonia, Sex Reassignment Hormone Therapy, MRI of the Spine with Contrast, Side Effects of Bisphosphonates, and more.

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

Full Course:
IM77
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
IM77A, IM77B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Chronic Pain

Recognize risk factors that increase an individual's susceptibility to chronic pain; Explain theoretical models of pain; Recommend early therapeutic interventions to prevent or decrease development of chronic pain; Differentiate PMR from other rheumatologic conditions; Appropriately prescribe and taper corticosteroids for treatment of PMR.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Updates in Cardiology and Hospital Medicine

Adopt guidelines from the American College of Cardiology for antiplatelet therapy; Recognize indications for transcatheter aortic valve replacement; Consider pulmonary embolism in a patient who presents with syncope of unclear etiology; Prescribe the appropriate duration of antibiotic therapy for community-acuired pneumonia; Select nonpharmacologic agents for management of delirium in the palliative care setting.

Leukemia/Hereditary Cancer Syndromes

Characterize and differentiate among the various types of acute and chronic leukemias; Recognize the genetic abnormalities associated with specific leukemias; Recommend the appropriate therapies for specific types of leukemia; Identify individuals who should be tested for Lynch syndrome; Implement surveillance recommendations in patients with Lynch-associated mutations.

Delirium/Neurologic Infections

Implement clinical practice guidelines for monitoring delirium in patients in the intensive care unit; Use early mobilization to prevent delirium in patients in the intensive care unit; Select drugs to treat delirium in patients in the intensive care unit; Distinguish between bacterial and viral meningitis based on tests of cerebrospinal fluid; Recognize indications for magnetic resonance imaging of the spine with contrast media.

Structural Heart Disease/Coronary Artery Disease

Identify indications for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR); Discuss the studies comparing TAVR with surgical aortic valve replacement; Perform appropriate testing and imaging to diagnose stable coronary artery disease (CAD) and determine prognosis; Recommend lifestyle modification and drugs for the conservative management of stable CAD; Recognize the indications for invasive therapy for CAD.

Infection Prevention/Pneumonia

Use standard precautions to prevent or reduce the transmission of infection in ambulatory care and hospital settings; Implement strategies to prevent diseases transmitted by airborne and blood-borne pathogens; Differentiate pneumonia from aspiration pneumonitis; Recognize the strengths and limitations of diagnostic tests in patients with pneumonia; Employ appropriate treatment in patients with pneumonia.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Gut Microbiota and Diabetes

Recognize the role of the gut microbiota in health and the pathogenesis of disease; List factors that influence the development of the microbiota; Identify factors that contribute to gut dysbiosis; Explain the impact of diet and lifestyle on gut microbiota; Recommend a diet and supplements that encourage a healthy gut microbiota.

Peripheral Nerve Compression/Osteoporosis

Identify risk factors for and comorbidities that contribute to the development of carpal tunnel syndrome; Weight the advantages and disadvantages of open vs endoscopic release of the median nerve; Recommend nonpharmacologic treatment for osteoporosis to prevent fractures and further bone loss; Recognize the indications for pharmacologic therapy to treat osteoporosis; Advise patients of the potential side effects of bisphosphonates.

Topics on Hormone Therapy

Counsel women about risks for cancer associated with hormone replacement therapy; Explain the timing hypothesis for hormone therapy in menopause; Recognize the indications, contraindications, and side effects of hormone therapy in menopause; Recommend appropriate sex reassignment hormone therapy; Monitor the safety and efficacy of sex reassignment hormone therapy.

Osteoarthritis/Podiatric Pearls

Explain the pathologic changes in osteoarthritis; Identify risk factors and symtoms of osteoarthritis; Diagnose melanoma using the ABCDE criteria and biopsy; Provide early and long-terrm treatment fo onychomycosis; Recommend stretching exercises to prevent and cure plantar fasciitis.

Chronic Pain

Recognize risk factors that increase an individual's susceptibility to chronic pain; Explain theoretical models of pain; Recommend early therapeutic interventions to prevent or decrease development of chronic pain; Differentiate PMR from other rheumatologic conditions; Appropriately prescribe and taper corticosteroids for treatment of PMR.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Leukemia/Hereditary Cancer Syndromes

Characterize and differentiate among the various types of acute and chronic leukemias; Recognize the genetic abnormalities associated with specific leukemias; Recommend the appropriate therapies for specific types of leukemia; Identify individuals who should be tested for Lynch syndrome; Implement surveillance recommendations in patients with Lynch-associated mutations.

Infection Prevention/Pneumonia

Use standard precautions to prevent or reduce the transmission of infection in ambulatory care and hospital settings; Implement strategies to prevent diseases transmitted by airborne and blood-borne pathogens; Differentiate pneumonia from aspiration pneumonitis; Recognize the strengths and limitations of diagnostic tests in patients with pneumonia; Employ appropriate treatment in patients with pneumonia.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Gut Microbiota and Diabetes

Recognize the role of the gut microbiota in health and the pathogenesis of disease; List factors that influence the development of the microbiota; Identify factors that contribute to gut dysbiosis; Explain the impact of diet and lifestyle on gut microbiota; Recommend a diet and supplements that encourage a healthy gut microbiota.

Topics on Hormone Therapy

Counsel women about risks for cancer associated with hormone replacement therapy; Explain the timing hypothesis for hormone therapy in menopause; Recognize the indications, contraindications, and side effects of hormone therapy in menopause; Recommend appropriate sex reassignment hormone therapy; Monitor the safety and efficacy of sex reassignment hormone therapy.

Updates in Cardiology and Hospital Medicine

Adopt guidelines from the American College of Cardiology for antiplatelet therapy; Recognize indications for transcatheter aortic valve replacement; Consider pulmonary embolism in a patient who presents with syncope of unclear etiology; Prescribe the appropriate duration of antibiotic therapy for community-acuired pneumonia; Select nonpharmacologic agents for management of delirium in the palliative care setting.

Delirium/Neurologic Infections

Implement clinical practice guidelines for monitoring delirium in patients in the intensive care unit; Use early mobilization to prevent delirium in patients in the intensive care unit; Select drugs to treat delirium in patients in the intensive care unit; Distinguish between bacterial and viral meningitis based on tests of cerebrospinal fluid; Recognize indications for magnetic resonance imaging of the spine with contrast media.

Structural Heart Disease/Coronary Artery Disease

Identify indications for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR); Discuss the studies comparing TAVR with surgical aortic valve replacement; Perform appropriate testing and imaging to diagnose stable coronary artery disease (CAD) and determine prognosis; Recommend lifestyle modification and drugs for the conservative management of stable CAD; Recognize the indications for invasive therapy for CAD.

Peripheral Nerve Compression/Osteoporosis

Identify risk factors for and comorbidities that contribute to the development of carpal tunnel syndrome; Weight the advantages and disadvantages of open vs endoscopic release of the median nerve; Recommend nonpharmacologic treatment for osteoporosis to prevent fractures and further bone loss; Recognize the indications for pharmacologic therapy to treat osteoporosis; Advise patients of the potential side effects of bisphosphonates.

Osteoarthritis/Podiatric Pearls

Explain the pathologic changes in osteoarthritis; Identify risk factors and symtoms of osteoarthritis; Diagnose melanoma using the ABCDE criteria and biopsy; Provide early and long-terrm treatment fo onychomycosis; Recommend stretching exercises to prevent and cure plantar fasciitis.

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.

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