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

Further Topics in Airway Management

Select appropriate equipment for airway exchange through a supraglottic airway; Recognize the limitations of the designs of supraglottic airways; Risk-stratify patients at the time of tracheal extubation; Discuss the epidemiology and outcomes of extubation failure; Use effective tools and techniques for efficient decontamination of the airway.

Highlights from the 7th International Symposium on Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Assess data from recent trials that evaluated surgery or chemotherapy for mesothelioma; Counsel a patient with mesothelioma about the risks and benefits of antiangiogenic agents; Summarize current knowledge about biomarkers in patients with mesothelioma; Explain mechanisms of epigenetic regulation of gene expression in mesothelioma; Use tetrahydrouridine to improve outcomes of patients being treated with decitabine for mesothelioma.


Lung Transplantation/Acute Kidney Injury in the ICU

Select appropriate candidates for lung transplantation; Interpret nomenclature in current literature about chronic rejection; Explain the epidemiology and clinical significance of AKI; Prevent the development of AKI in critically ill patients; Cite recent studies that propose strategies for management of AKI in the intensive care unit.

Upper Airway Disease

Diagnose LPR on the basis of reflux symptom index and reflux finding scores; Identify causes and potential mechanisms of LPR; Choose appropriate diagnostic tests for children with chronic sinusitis and nasal polyps; Select appropriate management of nasal polyps; Recognize signs and symptoms of sleep apnea and vocal cord dysfunction syndrome.

Pulmonary Updates for the Internist

Explain the pathophysiologies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma; Create management algorithms for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or asthma; Identify patients likely to benefit from triple therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; Recognize typical computed tomography patterns in patients with bronchiolar diseases; Interpret pulmonary function tests in patients with bronchiolar diseases.

Pulmonary Diseases

Recognize limitations of commonly used pulmonary diagnostic tests; Select appropriate pulmonary screening tests based on history and symptoms; Distinguish among types of asthma and their triggers; Classify the severity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD); Counsel patients about interventions to reduce COPD exacerbations.

Respiratory Viral Infections/Pulmonary Microbiome

Distinguish between influenza and influenza with bacterial superinfection; Manage care of a hospitalized patient with influenza; Offer prophylactic treatment to appropriate populations of patients recently exposed to influenza; Summarize current knowledge about the physiology of the pulmonary microbiome; Explain experimental findings about the relationship between the pulmonary microbiome and hypoxia.

Antibiotics Review, Part 1: Outpatient Upper Respiratory Infections

Distinguish bacterial rhinosinusitis from viral rhinosinusitis; Select an effective antibiotic agent for treatment of acute otitis media; Review risks and side effects of macrolides and fluoroquinolones; List potential effects of antibiotic exposure to the human intestinal microbiome; Counsel patients about nonantibacterial options for treating upper respiratory infections, such as zinc.


Pulmonary Disease in Primary Care

Implement treatment strategies that increase life expectancy in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; Select patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease most likely to benefit from palliative care; Evaluate patients with pulmonary nodules found incidentally on computed tomography of the chest; Optimize treatment in patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; Recommend screening for lung cancer in appropriate patients.

Physician Wellness /Emergency Airway Management

Recognize the role of physician wellness in the care of patients; Elaborate on factors contributing to burnout among anesthesia professionals; Perform a surgical airway in a timely manner; Optimize conditions for emergency intubation; Assess the effectiveness of airway management devices for use during emergencies.

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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