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 5 (PUL5) Topics Include:  Pulmonary Problems, Airway, Respiratory Medicine, Update on Lung Disease, Breathing and Oxygenation in Pediatric Patients, and more.

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

Full Course:
PUL5
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
PUL5A, PUL5B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Pulmonary Problems

Select appropriate patients for antibiotic treatment of respiratory infection; Minimize drug interactions associated with the use of macrolide antibiotics; Choose appropriate treatment for patients with community-acquired pneumonia; Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of fluoroquinolones for the treatment of pneumococcal disease; Consider thrombolysis using a half dose of tissue plasminogen activator for the treatment of pulmonary embolism in patients with hemodynamic stability.

Managing the Diseased Airway

Identify opportunities to decrease the burden of allergic rhinitis; Select appropriate pharmacologic therapy for allergy symptoms based on clinical findings and practice guidelines; Choose an appropriate approach for the prevention of exacerbations of COPD; Prescribe multimodal maintenance therapy for patients with COPD based on clinical guidelines; Follow best practices for assessing the severity of asthma.

Airway: Part 1

Explain the role of nasal delivery of oxygen during oxygenation; Improve emergent intubation and ventilation of patients; Compare the available extraglottic airways (EGAs); Choose among techniques for intubation through EGAs; Summarize the techniques for creating a surgical airway.

Common Concerns in Pulmonology

Interpret the results of pulmonary function tests; Distinguish between obstructive lung disease and restrictive lung disease; Diagnose and manage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; Identify common syndromes that are associated with chronic cough; Diagnose chronic cough.

Airway: Part 2

Assess airways prior to rapid sequence intubation; Properly position patients for successful intubation; Preoxygenate patients to maximize O2 saturation; Explain apneic oxygenation; Consider the use of rocuronium vs succinylcholine for intubation.

An Update on Lung Disease

Screen for latent TB infection; Choose among options for treatment of TB recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Obtain an adequate history when evaluating a patient with suspected ILD; Recognize physical and radiographic findings that are consistent with ILD; Recommend appropriate supportive therapy for the management of ILD.

Nonspecific Cough/Pulmonary Hypertension

Recognize limitations of current literature about nonspecific cough; Use evidence-based guidelines to recommend therapy for patients with cough; Explain the classification and staging of pulmonary hypertension; Perform the initial evaluation for and diagnose pulmonary hypertension; Choose among current treatment strategies and pharmacotherapeutic options for pulmonary hypertension.

Muscle Relaxants in Airway Management/Perioperative Management of Mediastinal Mass

Analyze evidence on the effects of neuromuscular blockers on ventilation using a face mask or laryngeal mask airway; Use neuromuscular blockers to optimize airway management; Identify common mediastinal tumors in children; Perform preoperative assessment of children with mediastinal masses; Minimize the risks for complications during procedures in children with mediastinal masses.

Breathing and Oxygenation in Pediatric Patients

Identify the anatomic differences from adults that predispose children to breathing difficulties; Compare the respiratory findings that indicate bronchiolitis, asthma, heart failure, foreign body, and croup; Formulate a treatment plan for pediatric asthma; Describe the process of ECMO; Contrast the indications for venovenous vs venoarterial ECMO.

Respiratory Medicine

Distinguish among types of airway lesions typically seen in children of various ages; Recognize pediatric airway issues that require referral to a specialist; List the possible etiologies of chronic cough in children; Use the American Academy of Chest Physician guidelines to differentiate normal childhood airway diseases from more serious conditions; Define the pointers for specific conditions that may cause chronic cough in children.

Pulmonary Problems

Select appropriate patients for antibiotic treatment of respiratory infection; Minimize drug interactions associated with the use of macrolide antibiotics; Choose appropriate treatment for patients with community-acquired pneumonia; Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of fluoroquinolones for the treatment of pneumococcal disease; Consider thrombolysis using a half dose of tissue plasminogen activator for the treatment of pulmonary embolism in patients with hemodynamic stability.

Airway: Part 1

Explain the role of nasal delivery of oxygen during oxygenation; Improve emergent intubation and ventilation of patients; Compare the available extraglottic airways (EGAs); Choose among techniques for intubation through EGAs; Summarize the techniques for creating a surgical airway.

Airway: Part 2

Assess airways prior to rapid sequence intubation; Properly position patients for successful intubation; Preoxygenate patients to maximize O2 saturation; Explain apneic oxygenation; Consider the use of rocuronium vs succinylcholine for intubation.

Nonspecific Cough/Pulmonary Hypertension

Recognize limitations of current literature about nonspecific cough; Use evidence-based guidelines to recommend therapy for patients with cough; Explain the classification and staging of pulmonary hypertension; Perform the initial evaluation for and diagnose pulmonary hypertension; Choose among current treatment strategies and pharmacotherapeutic options for pulmonary hypertension.

Respiratory Medicine

Distinguish among types of airway lesions typically seen in children of various ages; Recognize pediatric airway issues that require referral to a specialist; List the possible etiologies of chronic cough in children; Use the American Academy of Chest Physician guidelines to differentiate normal childhood airway diseases from more serious conditions; Define the pointers for specific conditions that may cause chronic cough in children.

Managing the Diseased Airway

Identify opportunities to decrease the burden of allergic rhinitis; Select appropriate pharmacologic therapy for allergy symptoms based on clinical findings and practice guidelines; Choose an appropriate approach for the prevention of exacerbations of COPD; Prescribe multimodal maintenance therapy for patients with COPD based on clinical guidelines; Follow best practices for assessing the severity of asthma.

Common Concerns in Pulmonology

Interpret the results of pulmonary function tests; Distinguish between obstructive lung disease and restrictive lung disease; Diagnose and manage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; Identify common syndromes that are associated with chronic cough; Diagnose chronic cough.

An Update on Lung Disease

Screen for latent TB infection; Choose among options for treatment of TB recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Obtain an adequate history when evaluating a patient with suspected ILD; Recognize physical and radiographic findings that are consistent with ILD; Recommend appropriate supportive therapy for the management of ILD.

Muscle Relaxants in Airway Management/Perioperative Management of Mediastinal Mass

Analyze evidence on the effects of neuromuscular blockers on ventilation using a face mask or laryngeal mask airway; Use neuromuscular blockers to optimize airway management; Identify common mediastinal tumors in children; Perform preoperative assessment of children with mediastinal masses; Minimize the risks for complications during procedures in children with mediastinal masses.

Breathing and Oxygenation in Pediatric Patients

Identify the anatomic differences from adults that predispose children to breathing difficulties; Compare the respiratory findings that indicate bronchiolitis, asthma, heart failure, foreign body, and croup; Formulate a treatment plan for pediatric asthma; Describe the process of ECMO; Contrast the indications for venovenous vs venoarterial ECMO.

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.