Pulmonary Medicine

Pulmonary Medicine 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:   Pulmonologists, Emergency Physicians, Family Practitioners, Pediatricians, Internists, Emergency Physicians, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

Series 7 (PUL7) Topics Include:  Pathophysiology of PH, Massive Hemoptysis, COPD, Asthma Phenotypes, Intubation Outside the Operating Room, and more.

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Course Topics

Acute Pulmonary Embolism/Valuation of Anesthesia Care

Elaborate on the pathway leading to pulmonary embolism; Differentiate the presentation and diagnosis of intraoperative pulmonary embolism from an ambulatory or emergency department presentation; Select appropriate interventions for treating pulmonary embolism; Implement transparent pricing for health care; Consider applications of disruptive innovation to health care that can improve the value of care.

Pleural Disease /Pulmonary Hypertension

Recognize physical findings most characteristic of pleural effusion; Implement measures to avoid re-expansion pulmonary edema; Identify distinctive features of urinothorax, rheumatoid pleural effusion, and chylothorax; Define and classify pulmonary hypertension; Determine whether patients with pulmonary hypertension are appropriate candidates for pulmonary vasodilator therapy.

Highlights from the Scripps MD Anderson 2019 Oncology Update

Select the optimal therapeutic regimen for patients with EGFR-mutated lung cancer based on tumor mutational burden; Identify factors associated with high rate of response to programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) inhibitor therapy in patients with lung cancer; Elaborate on new options for treatment of small cell lung cancer; Recognize common patterns of recurrence in patients with melanoma; Provide patients with effective options for treatment of melanoma based on their therapeutic history and whether brain metastases are present.


Assessing Asthma Control/ Reducing Exposure to Environmental Allergens

Define the parameters that determine whether asthma is well controlled; Adjust controller medications as needed to improve asthma control and manage exacerbations; Explain the pathophysiology of asthma to patients and their families; List common aeroallergens; Counsel patients and families on environmental control measures for airborne allergens.

Dyspnea /Sarcoidosis /Chest Pain

Assess a patient with unexplained chronic dyspnea; Interpret the findings obtained during cardiopulmonary exercise testing; Diagnose a patient with sarcoidosis; Manage the symptoms of refractory sarcoidosis; Recognize the signs and symptoms of cardiac syndrome X.

Perspectives on Pulmonary Hypertension

Recognize rheumatic diseases in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension; Practice judicious use of serologic testing in patients with suspected rheumatic diseases; Manage care of a patient with pulmonary hypertension; Offer appropriate medical and surgical treatments to patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension; Recommend imaging procedures for a patient with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.

Vaping and Respiratory Injury/Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Recognize the clinical presentation of e-cigarette and vaping product use-associated lung injury; Formulate an algorithm for the treatment of e-cigarette and vaping product use-associated lung injury; Establish the diagnosis of COPD; Plan treatment strategies in patients with COPD in Global Initiative for Obstructive Lung Disease category C and D; Choose therapeutic modalities that reduce the risk for exacerbations in patients with COPD.

Antibiotics 101: Treating Outpatients with Upper Respiratory Infections

Identify patients who need antibiotic treatment for upper respiratory infections; Summarize the recommendations for treatment of upper respiratory infections from the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Academy of Pediatrics; Manage a patient with chronic sinusitis; Compare the advantages and disadvantages of various classes of antibiotics for managing patients with communityacquired pneumonia; List some long-term adverse effects of antibiotics that may be mediated by changes in the gut microbiome.


Gastrointestinal Infections/Pulmonary Nodules

Recognize symptoms of food-related infections, such as infections caused by norovirus, Escherichia coli, and Campylobacter; Counsel patients about prevention of Shigella and Listeria infection; Select effective treatment of Clostridium difficile infection; Stratify risk for malignancy in patients with pulmonary nodules; Identify and manage patients with ground-glass nodules.

Smoking Cessation/Asthma

Explain how components of a cigarette affect nicotine concentration and addiction severity; Determine a patient?s "smoking topography" to guide smoking cessation therapy; Implement a step-up approach to smoking cessation using nicotine replacement therapy and medications; Recognize key diagnostic features of asthma; Select appropriate asthma therapy based on guidelines.

Additional Information

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

Other courses of interest may include:  Family PracticePediatricsEmergency MedicineInternal MedicineWomen's HealthMen's Health and Nutrition.

If you have taken the current Pulmonary 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.

For over 30 years, ASI has provided Continuing Medical Education, CME & CEU and Continuing Professional Development Education (CPD) for physicians and allied professionals in Pulmonary Medicine 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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