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 78 (IM78) Topics Include: Substance Use Disorders, NAFLD, Modify Risk Factors for Stroke, Diabetes and Heart Failure, Normal and Abnormal Pacemaker Function, and more.

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

Full Course:
IM78
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
IM78A, IM78B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

HIV 2018

Recognize and monitor for the adverse effects of integrase strand transfer inhibitors (INSTIs); Discuss changes in the National Institutes of Health guidelines for use of antiretroviral agents in adults with HIV infection; Counsel patients about potential drug-drug interactions with INSTIs and how to avoid or manage them; Educate HIV-concordant and serodifferent couples on their reproductive options. 5. Prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV infection.

QUALIFIES FOR HIV/AIDS

Opiate Use Disorders/Antibiotic Resistance

Utilize a single-question screening test to screen for opiate use; Employ the motivational interviewing approach to encourage patients with substance use disorders to make positive changes in behavior; Adopt the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for the use of opioids for noncancer pain; Identify the approved indications for newer antimicrobial drug combinations; Adopt strategies to reduce the inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics.

Highlights from USC Clinical Rheumatology Update

Recognize the adverse effects, contraindications, and interactions of medications used to treat patients with rheumatoid arthritis; Reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis; Explain the mechanisms of action of targeted and biologic therapies in patients with lupus; Optimize the use of kidney biopsy to diagnose and manage lupus nephritis; Guide patients in obtaining approval for and taking biologic agents.

Diabetes and Heart Failure/Definitions of and Approaches to Diabetes

Elaborate on the relationship between diabetes and heart failure; Describe the structural, autonomic, and metabolic changes that occur with diabetes and heart failure; Identify the antidiabetes drugs that can worsen heart failure; Discuss how the staging of presymptomatic type 1 diabetes can aid in the development of new therapies; Identify the factors that increase the rate of progression of type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Vaginitis in Primary Care

Use laboratory procedures in combination with history and physical examination to definitively diagnose vaginitis; Prescribe effective therapy for the management of vaginitis; Differentiate physiologic vaginal discharge from various types seen in vaginitis; Identify the risk factors for recurrent Candida vaginitis; Recognize instances when treatment of the male partner is indicated and provide measures to prevent sexually transmitted infection.

Incontinence Therapy/Antiplatelet Drugs

Explain the effects of aging on the urinary system; Identify and treat reversible causes of urinary incontinence; Diagnose emptying disorders and storage disorders in patients with urinary incontinence; Adopt the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommendations for the use of aspirin; Weigh the risks and benefits of prescribing aspirin for various indications.

Evaluation of Dementia in Primary Care

Discuss the impact of dementia on caregivers; Describe the differences between normal aging and dementia; Review the diagnostic criteria for dementia; Characterie the different types of dementia based on clinical presentation; Use appropriate reimbursement codes for comprehensive geriatric assessment with cognition as focus of evaluation

Nutritional Management in 2018

Integrate telemedicine into clinical practice; Explain legal regulatory and licensure issues affecting telemedicine; Educate patients with NAFLD about how to maintain a healthy weight; List the benefits of Mediterranean diet and physical activity for patients with NAFLD; Counsel patients with NAFLD on how to avoid episodic alcohol consumption.

Dyslipidemia/Stroke Rehabilitation

Differentiate between the approaches of the American College of Cardiology/National Heart Association guidelines and National Lipid Association guidelines on reducing atherosclerotic cardiovascular risk in adults; List indications for use of nonstatin therapy in adults with atherosclerotic cardiovascular risk; Assess data on the efficacy of proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin 9 inhibitors; Recommend lifestyle changes to modify risk factors for stroke; Compare outcomes of patients placed in inpatient rehabilitation facilities vs skilled nursing facilities for postacute stroke care.

Pacemakers/Syncope

Interpret the electrocardiographic findings in patients with pacemakers; Recognie normal and abnormal pacemaker function; Perform a thorough physical examination, including examination of the pacemaker site, to diagnose conditions associated with pacemaker implantation; Identify and manage underlying causes of syncopal episodes; Select appropriate strategies for symptom control and prevention of syncopal episode

Opiate Use Disorders/Antibiotic Resistance

Utilize a single-question screening test to screen for opiate use; Employ the motivational interviewing approach to encourage patients with substance use disorders to make positive changes in behavior; Adopt the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for the use of opioids for noncancer pain; Identify the approved indications for newer antimicrobial drug combinations; Adopt strategies to reduce the inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics.

Highlights from USC Clinical Rheumatology Update

Recognize the adverse effects, contraindications, and interactions of medications used to treat patients with rheumatoid arthritis; Reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis; Explain the mechanisms of action of targeted and biologic therapies in patients with lupus; Optimize the use of kidney biopsy to diagnose and manage lupus nephritis; Guide patients in obtaining approval for and taking biologic agents.

Incontinence Therapy/Antiplatelet Drugs

Explain the effects of aging on the urinary system; Identify and treat reversible causes of urinary incontinence; Diagnose emptying disorders and storage disorders in patients with urinary incontinence; Adopt the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommendations for the use of aspirin; Weigh the risks and benefits of prescribing aspirin for various indications.

Nutritional Management in 2018

Integrate telemedicine into clinical practice; Explain legal regulatory and licensure issues affecting telemedicine; Educate patients with NAFLD about how to maintain a healthy weight; List the benefits of Mediterranean diet and physical activity for patients with NAFLD; Counsel patients with NAFLD on how to avoid episodic alcohol consumption.

Dyslipidemia/Stroke Rehabilitation

Differentiate between the approaches of the American College of Cardiology/National Heart Association guidelines and National Lipid Association guidelines on reducing atherosclerotic cardiovascular risk in adults; List indications for use of nonstatin therapy in adults with atherosclerotic cardiovascular risk; Assess data on the efficacy of proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin 9 inhibitors; Recommend lifestyle changes to modify risk factors for stroke; Compare outcomes of patients placed in inpatient rehabilitation facilities vs skilled nursing facilities for postacute stroke care.

HIV 2018

Recognize and monitor for the adverse effects of integrase strand transfer inhibitors (INSTIs); Discuss changes in the National Institutes of Health guidelines for use of antiretroviral agents in adults with HIV infection; Counsel patients about potential drug-drug interactions with INSTIs and how to avoid or manage them; Educate HIV-concordant and serodifferent couples on their reproductive options. 5. Prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV infection.

QUALIFIES FOR HIV/AIDS

Diabetes and Heart Failure/Definitions of and Approaches to Diabetes

Elaborate on the relationship between diabetes and heart failure; Describe the structural, autonomic, and metabolic changes that occur with diabetes and heart failure; Identify the antidiabetes drugs that can worsen heart failure; Discuss how the staging of presymptomatic type 1 diabetes can aid in the development of new therapies; Identify the factors that increase the rate of progression of type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Vaginitis in Primary Care

Use laboratory procedures in combination with history and physical examination to definitively diagnose vaginitis; Prescribe effective therapy for the management of vaginitis; Differentiate physiologic vaginal discharge from various types seen in vaginitis; Identify the risk factors for recurrent Candida vaginitis; Recognize instances when treatment of the male partner is indicated and provide measures to prevent sexually transmitted infection.

Evaluation of Dementia in Primary Care

Discuss the impact of dementia on caregivers; Describe the differences between normal aging and dementia; Review the diagnostic criteria for dementia; Characterie the different types of dementia based on clinical presentation; Use appropriate reimbursement codes for comprehensive geriatric assessment with cognition as focus of evaluation

Pacemakers/Syncope

Interpret the electrocardiographic findings in patients with pacemakers; Recognie normal and abnormal pacemaker function; Perform a thorough physical examination, including examination of the pacemaker site, to diagnose conditions associated with pacemaker implantation; Identify and manage underlying causes of syncopal episodes; Select appropriate strategies for symptom control and prevention of syncopal episode

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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