Otolaryngology Seminar CME / CPD 

Full Course:  20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Short Course:  10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Course(s) are appropriate for:   Family Practitioners, Pediatricians, Internists, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

Series 65 (OTO65) Topics Include: 

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Course Topics

Hearing Loss in Children/Cognitive Bias

Recognize benefits of newborn screening for hearing loss; Evaluate characteristics and causes of hearing loss in children; Implement targeted strategies for management of hearing loss in pediatric patients; Identify common cognitive shortcuts and biases that contribute to errors in the practice of medicine; Address cognitive bias to improve decision making in medical practice.

Advanced Practice Providers /Fungal Sinusitis /Facial Paralysis

Develop a phased plan for training a new advanced practice provider in an otolaryngology practice; Consider fungal sinusitis in the differential diagnosis of sinusitis in an immunocompromised patient; Select an appropriate surgical strategy according to the site of disease for a patient with fungal sinusitis; Identify patients who are candidates for correction of facial paralysis with the nerve-to-masseter technique; Choose sites of injection of onabotulinumtoxinA in patients with facial paralysis secondary to Bell palsy.

Tinnitus /Middle Cranial Fossa Dehiscence / Oropharyngeal Cancer

Summarize common comorbidities and factors associated with the severity of tinnitus; Create strategies for improving habituation of tinnitus; Cite the prevalence and common anatomic locations of middle cranial fossa dehiscence; Develop strategies for management of encephaloceles and cerebrospinal fluid leaks associated with dehiscence of the middle cranial fossa; Describe effective ways of de-escalating therapy for patients with HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer.

Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery/Sleep Apnea/Cochlear Implantation

Minimize the rate of complications after functional endoscopic sinus surgery; Develop plans that optimize success in functional endoscopic sinus surgery; Identify indications and contraindications for implantation of a hypoglossal nerve stimulator in patients with obstructive sleep apnea; Summarize the short- and long-term findings of the STAR trial on outcomes after implantation of the hypoglossal nerve stimulator in patients with obstructive sleep apnea; Recognize the benefits of new surgical techniques for cochlear implantation.

Management of Cough /GERD/Head and Neck Cancer

Cite common causes of acute, subacute, and chronic cough; Perform a diagnostic workup to identify the etiology of chronic cough; Identify modalities of objective testing used to identify GERD; Develop strategies for management of patients with suspected GERD; Summarize survival benefits and toxicities associated with first- and second-line treatment regimens for metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

Epistaxis /Sleep Apnea /Meniere Disease /Cholesteatoma

Select patients with epistaxis most likely to benefit from cauterization of the greater palatine artery; Describe the relationship between phenotypes of sleep apnea and clinical outcomes; Compare the efficacies of procedures used for treatment of severe sleep apnea; Treat patients with Meniere disease using recommendations from new clinical guidelines; Anticipate possible intracranial complications after otic or sinus surgery.

New Devices/Balloon Eustachian Tuboplasty/ Quality Improvement

Evaluate the safety and efficacy of recently developed office-based procedures and devices for use in the otolaryngology clinic; Select patients most likely to benefit from office-based procedures and devices in the otolaryngology clinic; Recognize short- and long-term outcomes of balloon eustachian tuboplasty in patients with eustachian tube dysfunction; Identify indications and contraindications for balloon eustachian tuboplasty in patients with eustachian tube dysfunction; Develop strategies for clinic-specific implementation of quality improvement initiatives.

Opioids /Nasal Polyps

Summarize reasons for recent trends in opioid use and prescriptions; Identify system- and patient-related factors associated with increased risk for opioid misuse; Develop strategies for pain management after otolaryngology surgery based on expected levels of postoperative pain and history of opioid use; Review trials evaluating efficacy and safety of biologic therapy for patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps; Propose strategies for selection of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps who are most likely to benefit from biologic therapy

Eosinophilic Esophagitis /Laryngeal Leukoplakia

Recognize symptoms and endoscopic features of eosinophilic esophagitis in pediatric and adult patients; Tailor treatment strategies to disease characteristics in patients with eosinophilic esophagitis; Elaborate on the relationship between eosinophilic esophagitis and immunologic disease; Identify and manage triggers of eosinophilic esophagitis; Implement strategies for management of leukoplakia in the office or operating room.

Frontal Sinus Surgery/Pain Management /Vertigo

Recognize indications for surgical procedures of the frontal sinus; Provide patients with effective options for frontal sinus surgery; Identify metabolic characteristics of narcotic drugs commonly used for pain management after tonsillectomy; Optimize pain management after tonsillectomy in pediatric patients; Choose tests for physical examination based on probable causes of vertigo identified in a patient's history

Additional Information

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

Other courses of interest may include: Nuero-Otology, Allergy Infectious DiseaseFamily Practice and Sleep Medicine

If you have taken the current Otolaryngology 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 Ototlaryngology 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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