Otolaryngology

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 59 (OTO59) Topics Include:  Safe Sedatives, Manage GERD, Physiology of Parathyroid Homeostasis, Obstructive Sleep Apnea in a Child, Bell Palsy, and more.

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

Full Course:
OTO59
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
OTO59A, OTO59B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Otolaryngologic Potpourri

List the main points made by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in their consensus statement on septoplasty; Document measures required by the Physician Quality Reporting System for adults with acute sinusitis; Explain important findings of the Cache County Study on Memory, Health, and Aging with respect to dementia and hearing loss; Illustrate findings that support current hypotheses on the relationship between hearing loss and dementia; Provide prophylaxis against deep venous thrombosis for a patient undergoing a complex reconstructive procedure of the head and neck.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease/Dizziness

Promote lifestyle and dietary interventions to manage GERD; Implement strategies for the treatment of GERD based on the severity and frequency of symptoms; Identify indications for surgical management of GERD; Diagnose vertigo in a child; Manage migraine in a pediatric patient.

Topics in Surgical Treatment

Select safe sedatives for patients undergoing outpatient balloon dilation of the sinuses; Choose appropriate topical decongestants for patients with cardiovascular comorbidities who undergo sinus procedures; List factors associated with substernal extension of goiter; Create preoperative and intraoperative protocols for management of goiter. Outline the risks and benefits of treatment options for a patient with impaired vocal fold movement.

Topics in Otorhinolaryngology

Counsel a patient requesting surgical intervention for a cholesterol granuloma of the petrous apex; Explain the physiology of parathyroid homeostasis; Distinguish between familial and acquired forms of hypercalcemia; Treat a patient with primary hyperparathyroidism; Prescribe preoperative medications and treatments for a patient with allergic fungal sinusitis.

Sleep Apnea and Sleep Studies

Interpret polysomnography in children; Manage obstructive sleep apnea in a child; Identify common sites of obstruction in children with obstructive sleep apnea; List risks and benefits of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty; Use patient characteristics to select an appropriate location for and type of sleep study for a patient with suspected obstructive sleep apnea.

Thyroid Cancer

Review the epidemiology of anaplastic thyroid cancer. Apply National Comprehensive Cancer Network and American Thyroid Association guidelines for the diagnosis and management of anaplastic thyroid cancer. Evaluate the use of the tyrosine kinase inhibitors sorafenib and lenvatinib for patients with thyroid cancer. Consider new therapies, including immune checkpoint inhibitors, for the treatment of thyroid cancer. Interpret cytology and pathology reports for patients with thyroid disease.

Management of Eustachian Tube Dysfunction

Describe common disorders affecting the eustachian tube. Select appropriate candidates for balloon dilatation of the eustachian tube. Explain the physiologic changes induced by dilatation of the eustachian tube. Safely perform balloon dilatation of the eustachian tube. Summarize the findings of randomized and observational trials that support balloon dilatation of the eustachian tube.

Highlights of UCLA Laryngology Update 2017: The Performing and Professional Voice

Diagnose the underlying cause of acute laryngitis; Manage a patient with acute laryngitis; Recognize neurologic causes of hoarseness; Explain the physiologic process of healing after vocal cord surgery; Collaborate with a speech-language pathologist to optimize healing in a patient who needs vocal cord surgery.

Tumor Management/Ankyloglossia

Perform a thorough preoperative evaluation for a patient with a tumor of the parotid gland; Select an appropriate surgical approach to a tumor of the parotid gland; Identify key variables affecting regrowth of tumors of the glomus jugulare; Examine a child with ankyloglossia; Counsel the family of a child with ankyloglossia about the long-term implications of this condition.

Highlights from Best Evidence ENT 2017

Use clinical and electrodiagnostic findings to assess the prognosis of a patient with Bell palsy; Among patients with Bell palsy, select appropriate candidates for imaging; Diagnose common and uncommon headaches that present with symptoms related to the sinuses and face; Teach a patient with trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia about common factors that trigger headaches; Adhere to best practices for in-office cutaneous surgery.

Otolaryngologic Potpourri

List the main points made by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in their consensus statement on septoplasty; Document measures required by the Physician Quality Reporting System for adults with acute sinusitis; Explain important findings of the Cache County Study on Memory, Health, and Aging with respect to dementia and hearing loss; Illustrate findings that support current hypotheses on the relationship between hearing loss and dementia; Provide prophylaxis against deep venous thrombosis for a patient undergoing a complex reconstructive procedure of the head and neck.

Topics in Surgical Treatment

Select safe sedatives for patients undergoing outpatient balloon dilation of the sinuses; Choose appropriate topical decongestants for patients with cardiovascular comorbidities who undergo sinus procedures; List factors associated with substernal extension of goiter; Create preoperative and intraoperative protocols for management of goiter. Outline the risks and benefits of treatment options for a patient with impaired vocal fold movement.

Thyroid Cancer

Review the epidemiology of anaplastic thyroid cancer. Apply National Comprehensive Cancer Network and American Thyroid Association guidelines for the diagnosis and management of anaplastic thyroid cancer. Evaluate the use of the tyrosine kinase inhibitors sorafenib and lenvatinib for patients with thyroid cancer. Consider new therapies, including immune checkpoint inhibitors, for the treatment of thyroid cancer. Interpret cytology and pathology reports for patients with thyroid disease.

Management of Eustachian Tube Dysfunction

Describe common disorders affecting the eustachian tube. Select appropriate candidates for balloon dilatation of the eustachian tube. Explain the physiologic changes induced by dilatation of the eustachian tube. Safely perform balloon dilatation of the eustachian tube. Summarize the findings of randomized and observational trials that support balloon dilatation of the eustachian tube.

Tumor Management/Ankyloglossia

Perform a thorough preoperative evaluation for a patient with a tumor of the parotid gland; Select an appropriate surgical approach to a tumor of the parotid gland; Identify key variables affecting regrowth of tumors of the glomus jugulare; Examine a child with ankyloglossia; Counsel the family of a child with ankyloglossia about the long-term implications of this condition.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease/Dizziness

Promote lifestyle and dietary interventions to manage GERD; Implement strategies for the treatment of GERD based on the severity and frequency of symptoms; Identify indications for surgical management of GERD; Diagnose vertigo in a child; Manage migraine in a pediatric patient.

Topics in Otorhinolaryngology

Counsel a patient requesting surgical intervention for a cholesterol granuloma of the petrous apex; Explain the physiology of parathyroid homeostasis; Distinguish between familial and acquired forms of hypercalcemia; Treat a patient with primary hyperparathyroidism; Prescribe preoperative medications and treatments for a patient with allergic fungal sinusitis.

Sleep Apnea and Sleep Studies

Interpret polysomnography in children; Manage obstructive sleep apnea in a child; Identify common sites of obstruction in children with obstructive sleep apnea; List risks and benefits of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty; Use patient characteristics to select an appropriate location for and type of sleep study for a patient with suspected obstructive sleep apnea.

Highlights of UCLA Laryngology Update 2017: The Performing and Professional Voice

Diagnose the underlying cause of acute laryngitis; Manage a patient with acute laryngitis; Recognize neurologic causes of hoarseness; Explain the physiologic process of healing after vocal cord surgery; Collaborate with a speech-language pathologist to optimize healing in a patient who needs vocal cord surgery.

Highlights from Best Evidence ENT 2017

Use clinical and electrodiagnostic findings to assess the prognosis of a patient with Bell palsy; Among patients with Bell palsy, select appropriate candidates for imaging; Diagnose common and uncommon headaches that present with symptoms related to the sinuses and face; Teach a patient with trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia about common factors that trigger headaches; Adhere to best practices for in-office cutaneous surgery.

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.

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