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 6 (PUL6) Topics Include:  Pathophysiology of PH, Massive Hemoptysis, COPD, Asthma Phenotypes, Intubation Outside the Operating Room, and more.

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

Full Course:
PUL6
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
PUL6A, PUL6B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Pulmonary Hypertension/Pulmonary Embolism

Explain the pathophysiology of PH; Recognize indications for right-heart catheterization in the diagnosis of PH; Compare the risks and benefits of medications used for PH; Prescribe novel oral anticoagulants and advanced therapeutic options for the management of PE; Perform an appropriate workup for chronic thrombo-embolic pulmonary hypertension.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)/Primary Care in Older Men

Identify patients at risk for COPD and formulate a differential diagnosis; Use spirometry to confirm the diagnosis of COPD and stratify patients based on risk; Develop a guideline-directed approach to treatment of COPD; Recognize and manage common urologic and sexual disorders in older men; Adhere to updated guidelines for preventive care and screenings in older men.

Update in Airway Management

Identify indications for intubation; Implement preoxygenation and passive oxygenation; Choose optimal techniques for cricothyroidotomy; Use noninvasive ventilation (positive airway pressure) as a bridge to intubation; Prepare checklists of items and tasks necessary for intubation and postintubation care.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Respiratory Infections: An Overview of Outpatient Antibiotic Therapy

Identify those patients with acute bacterial rhinosinusitis or acute otitis media who may benefit from antibiotics; Review guidelines about the treatment of streptococcal pharyngitis and acute bronchitis; Describe side effects associated with macrolides and fluoroquinolones; Discuss findings from microbiome studies about the prolonged effects of antibiotics; Counsel patients about alternative treatments for reducing symptoms of the common cold.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Pulmonary Infections

Select effective diagnostic testing to distinguish between viral and bacterial respiratory infections; Choose appropriate treatment for viral respiratory infections; Evaluate, treat, and identify complications of influenza; Identify children at high risk for severe bronchiolitis; Determine whether chest radiography is necessary for children with respiratory symptoms.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Occupational and Environmental Lung Disease/Personalized Treatment of Asthma

Diagnose occupational and environmental respiratory diseases; Obtain an occupational history that allows identification of the toxic exposure and treatment of resulting symptoms; Identify and manage risk factors for asthma; Differentiate among asthma phenotypes; Explain the mechanisms of action and indications for mepolizumab and omalizumab.

Topics in Pulmonary Critical Care

Perform the appropriate imaging studies and procedures to diagnose and manage aspiration of a foreign body; Recognize common causes of massive hemoptysis; Prescribe medications to effectively treat uncomplicated strongyloidiasis, hyperinfection syndrome, and disseminated infection; Determine the cause of diffuse alveolar hemorrhage; Differentiate among the most common histologic patterns of diffuse alveolar hemorrhage.

Airway Management Concerns

Minimize complications related to intubation of patients in the intensive care unit; Evaluate patients in the intensive care unit for risk factors for difficult intubation; Optimize the use of an emergency airway algorithm; Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of the different approaches to management of the airway in patients with trauma; Implement the essential components of rapid sequence intubation.

Pulmonary Disorders

Recognize the symptoms of acute severe asthma (status asthmaticus); Improve oxygenation in a patient with acute severe asthma through the use of bronchodilators and epinephrine; Take steps to reduce inflammation in a patient with acute severe asthma; Describe the relationship between occupational exposure to vapors, gas, dust, and fumes and risk for COPD; Stratify the risk for COPD by smoking status and occupational exposure.

Emergent Airway Management

Optimize conditions for intubation outside the operating room; Optimize the position of the patient for intubation; Implement effective strategies for preoxygenation; Select appropriate devices for visualization of the airway; Strategize for extubation of patients at high risk for reintubation.

Pulmonary Hypertension/Pulmonary Embolism

Explain the pathophysiology of PH; Recognize indications for right-heart catheterization in the diagnosis of PH; Compare the risks and benefits of medications used for PH; Prescribe novel oral anticoagulants and advanced therapeutic options for the management of PE; Perform an appropriate workup for chronic thrombo-embolic pulmonary hypertension.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)/Primary Care in Older Men

Identify patients at risk for COPD and formulate a differential diagnosis; Use spirometry to confirm the diagnosis of COPD and stratify patients based on risk; Develop a guideline-directed approach to treatment of COPD; Recognize and manage common urologic and sexual disorders in older men; Adhere to updated guidelines for preventive care and screenings in older men.

Respiratory Infections: An Overview of Outpatient Antibiotic Therapy

Identify those patients with acute bacterial rhinosinusitis or acute otitis media who may benefit from antibiotics; Review guidelines about the treatment of streptococcal pharyngitis and acute bronchitis; Describe side effects associated with macrolides and fluoroquinolones; Discuss findings from microbiome studies about the prolonged effects of antibiotics; Counsel patients about alternative treatments for reducing symptoms of the common cold.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Topics in Pulmonary Critical Care

Perform the appropriate imaging studies and procedures to diagnose and manage aspiration of a foreign body; Recognize common causes of massive hemoptysis; Prescribe medications to effectively treat uncomplicated strongyloidiasis, hyperinfection syndrome, and disseminated infection; Determine the cause of diffuse alveolar hemorrhage; Differentiate among the most common histologic patterns of diffuse alveolar hemorrhage.

Airway Management Concerns

Minimize complications related to intubation of patients in the intensive care unit; Evaluate patients in the intensive care unit for risk factors for difficult intubation; Optimize the use of an emergency airway algorithm; Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of the different approaches to management of the airway in patients with trauma; Implement the essential components of rapid sequence intubation.

Update in Airway Management

Identify indications for intubation; Implement preoxygenation and passive oxygenation; Choose optimal techniques for cricothyroidotomy; Use noninvasive ventilation (positive airway pressure) as a bridge to intubation; Prepare checklists of items and tasks necessary for intubation and postintubation care.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Pulmonary Infections

Select effective diagnostic testing to distinguish between viral and bacterial respiratory infections; Choose appropriate treatment for viral respiratory infections; Evaluate, treat, and identify complications of influenza; Identify children at high risk for severe bronchiolitis; Determine whether chest radiography is necessary for children with respiratory symptoms.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Occupational and Environmental Lung Disease/Personalized Treatment of Asthma

Diagnose occupational and environmental respiratory diseases; Obtain an occupational history that allows identification of the toxic exposure and treatment of resulting symptoms; Identify and manage risk factors for asthma; Differentiate among asthma phenotypes; Explain the mechanisms of action and indications for mepolizumab and omalizumab.

Pulmonary Disorders

Recognize the symptoms of acute severe asthma (status asthmaticus); Improve oxygenation in a patient with acute severe asthma through the use of bronchodilators and epinephrine; Take steps to reduce inflammation in a patient with acute severe asthma; Describe the relationship between occupational exposure to vapors, gas, dust, and fumes and risk for COPD; Stratify the risk for COPD by smoking status and occupational exposure.

Emergent Airway Management

Optimize conditions for intubation outside the operating room; Optimize the position of the patient for intubation; Implement effective strategies for preoxygenation; Select appropriate devices for visualization of the airway; Strategize for extubation of patients at high risk for reintubation.

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.