Pulmonary Medicine

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 9 (PUL9) To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Full or Short) below:

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Course Topics

Severe Asthma/Refugee Children

Define severe asthma; Note the differences between the guidelines for severe asthma provided by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and by the Global Initiative for Asthma; Describe the evidence supporting the use of biologic agents for severe asthma in children; Identify resources available to official and undocumented immigrants to the United States; Address potential mental health issues in immigrant children.

Highlights from Primary Care Medicine: Principles and Practice

Compare the risk for severe illness due to COVID-19 in patients with asthma and COPD; Distinguish the long-hauler phenotype of COVID-19 from other conditions; Recognize mimics of asthma and COPD; Determine whether anticoagulation therapy is indicated for a patient with atrial fibrillation; Manage periprocedural use of anticoagulation therapy.


Explain the rise in popularity of vaping products; List adverse effects of smoking vs vaping; Cite potential long-term morbidity associated with vaping; Identify inflammatory markers associated with VALI; Elaborate on prescription regulation of vaping products.

Breast Issues /Pulmonary Emergencies

Choose appropriate imaging for patients presenting with breast concerns; Distinguish Paget disease of the breast from benign conditions; Treat lactational and nonlactational mastitis; Use appropriate ventilator management techniques in patients with obstructive lung disease; Interpret causes of ventilator alarms.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support/The Pediatric Patient with Asthma

Identify risk factors for perioperative cardiac arrest and determine the most effective preventive strategies; Improve outcomes of perioperative cardiac arrest based on its etiology; Differentiate between the causes of perioperative cardiac arrest in adult and pediatric patients; Evaluate risk factors, diagnostic considerations, and treatment options for children with asthma; Administer appropriate presurgical medications, induction agents, inhalation agents, and muscle relaxants to pediatric patients with asthma.

Atopic Dermatitis/Management of Sleep Apnea

Elaborate on the pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis; Address disrupted sleep and other comorbidities in children with atopic dermatitis; Provide patients with effective therapeutic options for atopic dermatitis; Recognize how oral and nasal devices and body-positioning appliances can improve obstructive sleep apnea; Select patients most likely to benefit from pharmacologic or surgical treatment options for obstructive sleep apnea.

Perioperative Considerations for Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension/Eyelid and Orbital Anatomy

Use findings of echocardiography to gauge prognosis of patients with PH who are undergoing noncardiac surgery; Optimize perioperative hemodynamics of patients with PH; Choose appropriate anesthetic and vasodilator agents for patients with PH undergoing noncardiac surgery; Safely inject anesthetic agents into the orbital region for ophthalmic surgery; Ensure complete akinesia of the extraocular muscles during ophthalmic surgery.

Lung and Heart Emergencies

Optimize use of noninvasive ventilation in patients with hypercarbic respiratory failure; Identify and reduce dynamic hyperinflation in patients receiving mechanical ventilation; Recognize the role of coronary reperfusion in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest; Elaborate on the benefits of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)-assisted cardiopulmonary resuscitation in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest; Evaluate the use and limitations of stress testing in patients with chest pain.


Select appropriate management strategies based on phenotypic characteristics of obstructive sleep apnea; Utilize drug-induced sleep endoscopy to guide treatment decisions in obstructive sleep apnea; Compare and contrast characteristics and underlying causes of obstructive sleep apnea in younger vs older adults; Identify indications and contraindications for adenotonsillectomy; Manage common perioperative and postoperative complications with adenotonsillectomy.

Tinnitus /Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Utilize patient history and physical examination to identify etiology of tinnitus; Perform diagnostic workup and imaging for pulsatile and nonpulsatile tinnitus; Select management strategies for tinnitus based on underlying cause; Identify physiologic phenotypes of obstructive sleep apnea based on measures on polysomnography; Prescribe appropriate therapies to manage obstructive sleep apnea based on the physiologic phenotype of each patient.


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