Women's Health

Women's Health 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:   Obstetricians, Gynecologists, Family Practitioners, Pediatricians, Internists, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

Series 4 (WH4) Topics Include:   Early Pregnancy Loss, Perimenopause, Hormone Therapy, Cervical Cancer Screening, Prevent STDs, and more. 

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

Full Course:
WH4
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
WH4A, WH4B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Maternal Mental Health

Counsel a patient who is grieving after an early pregnancy loss; List important causes of early pregnancy loss; Describe associations between maternal mental health and preterm birth; Address fears about delivery in a patient with previous negative birth experiences; Discuss possible complications with a woman with schizophrenia who is considering a pregnancy.

WH016

Surgery in the Female Patient

Manage perioperative care of the pregnant patient; Determine when to perform sentinel lymph node biopsy for a patient with breast cancer who is receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy; Implement measures to reduce the false-negative rate of sentinel lymph node biopsy after neoadjuvant chemotherapy in patients with breast cancer; Stratify high-risk and low-risk subtypes of breast cancer; Select patients with breast cancer who may benefit from tumor gene panels.

Cardiovascular Disease in Women

Manage a patient with hypertension who is monitoring her blood pressure at home; Summarize the guidelines for management of blood pressure issued by the Eighth Joint National Committee; Initiate screening of blood pressure and lipid profiles at appropriate ages; Describe the major findings of the SPRINT trial; List current indications for treatment with statins.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)/Type 2 Diabetes

Recognize primary signs and symptoms of PCOS; Perform appropriate testing to rule out other causes of ovulatory dysfunction and hyperandrogenism when diagnosing PCOS; Select appropriate therapy for induction of ovulation, hirsutism, and acne in patients with PCOS; Weigh risks and benefits of the major classes of drugs used to manage diabetes; Follow a step-up approach to treatment of diabetes, based on current guidelines.

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

List changes to the menstrual cycle that are typical of perimenopause; Manage mood symptoms in a perimenopausal patient; Consider prescribing hormone replacement therapy for a perimenopausal woman; Safely prescribe agents that promote superovulation; Select appropriate candidates for preimplantation genetic screening.

Women's Health: A Clinical Overview

Identify women who may benefit from screening mammography and BRCA gene testing; Recognize signs of bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis, and cervicitis; Select appropriate treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome and dysmenorrhea; Counsel patients about cervical cancer screening and human papillomavirus vaccination; Discuss types of urinary incontinence and appropriate interventions for each.

Screening for and Treatment of Cancer in Women

Explain the significance of mutations in BRCA genes in patients with ovarian cancer; Recognize the roles of the disease, the test, and the population when screening for cancer; List the advantages of liquid-based cytology over a conventional Papanicolaou test; Select appropriate candidates for screening mammography; Evaluate and counsel a patient who is concerned about her risk for ovarian cancer.

Osteoporosis: Insights in Diagnosis and Clinical Care

Appreciate the consequences of osteoporotic fractures; Counsel patients about the risks and benefits of bisphosphonate therapy; Interpret T-scores and estimates of risk obtained through use of the Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX); Identify secondary causes of osteoporosis; Appropriately manage teriparatide therapy in patients with osteoporosis.

Menopause/Metabolic Syndrome

Weigh risks and benefits of systemic hormone therapy for vasomotor symptoms during menopause; Counsel patients about nonhormonal pharmacotherapy, and complementary and alternative therapies for symptoms of menopause; Select appropriate therapy for dyspareunia; Review risk factors and the clinical phenotype of
metabolic syndrome; Discuss cardiovascular assessment, blood pressure and cholesterol treatment, and lifestyle modification for patients with metabolic syndrome.

Vaginitis in Primary Care

Use laboratory procedures in combination with history and physical examination to definitively diagnose vaginitis; Prescribe effective therapy for the management of vaginitis; Differentiate physiologic vaginal discharge from various types seen in vaginitis; Identify the risk factors for recurrent Candida vaginitis; Recognize instances when treatment of the male partner is indicated and provide measures to prevent sexually transmitted infection.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Maternal Mental Health

Counsel a patient who is grieving after an early pregnancy loss; List important causes of early pregnancy loss; Describe associations between maternal mental health and preterm birth; Address fears about delivery in a patient with previous negative birth experiences; Discuss possible complications with a woman with schizophrenia who is considering a pregnancy.

WH016

Cardiovascular Disease in Women

Manage a patient with hypertension who is monitoring her blood pressure at home; Summarize the guidelines for management of blood pressure issued by the Eighth Joint National Committee; Initiate screening of blood pressure and lipid profiles at appropriate ages; Describe the major findings of the SPRINT trial; List current indications for treatment with statins.

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

List changes to the menstrual cycle that are typical of perimenopause; Manage mood symptoms in a perimenopausal patient; Consider prescribing hormone replacement therapy for a perimenopausal woman; Safely prescribe agents that promote superovulation; Select appropriate candidates for preimplantation genetic screening.

Osteoporosis: Insights in Diagnosis and Clinical Care

Appreciate the consequences of osteoporotic fractures; Counsel patients about the risks and benefits of bisphosphonate therapy; Interpret T-scores and estimates of risk obtained through use of the Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX); Identify secondary causes of osteoporosis; Appropriately manage teriparatide therapy in patients with osteoporosis.

Menopause/Metabolic Syndrome

Weigh risks and benefits of systemic hormone therapy for vasomotor symptoms during menopause; Counsel patients about nonhormonal pharmacotherapy, and complementary and alternative therapies for symptoms of menopause; Select appropriate therapy for dyspareunia; Review risk factors and the clinical phenotype of
metabolic syndrome; Discuss cardiovascular assessment, blood pressure and cholesterol treatment, and lifestyle modification for patients with metabolic syndrome.

Surgery in the Female Patient

Manage perioperative care of the pregnant patient; Determine when to perform sentinel lymph node biopsy for a patient with breast cancer who is receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy; Implement measures to reduce the false-negative rate of sentinel lymph node biopsy after neoadjuvant chemotherapy in patients with breast cancer; Stratify high-risk and low-risk subtypes of breast cancer; Select patients with breast cancer who may benefit from tumor gene panels.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)/Type 2 Diabetes

Recognize primary signs and symptoms of PCOS; Perform appropriate testing to rule out other causes of ovulatory dysfunction and hyperandrogenism when diagnosing PCOS; Select appropriate therapy for induction of ovulation, hirsutism, and acne in patients with PCOS; Weigh risks and benefits of the major classes of drugs used to manage diabetes; Follow a step-up approach to treatment of diabetes, based on current guidelines.

Women's Health: A Clinical Overview

Identify women who may benefit from screening mammography and BRCA gene testing; Recognize signs of bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis, and cervicitis; Select appropriate treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome and dysmenorrhea; Counsel patients about cervical cancer screening and human papillomavirus vaccination; Discuss types of urinary incontinence and appropriate interventions for each.

Screening for and Treatment of Cancer in Women

Explain the significance of mutations in BRCA genes in patients with ovarian cancer; Recognize the roles of the disease, the test, and the population when screening for cancer; List the advantages of liquid-based cytology over a conventional Papanicolaou test; Select appropriate candidates for screening mammography; Evaluate and counsel a patient who is concerned about her risk for ovarian cancer.

Vaginitis in Primary Care

Use laboratory procedures in combination with history and physical examination to definitively diagnose vaginitis; Prescribe effective therapy for the management of vaginitis; Differentiate physiologic vaginal discharge from various types seen in vaginitis; Identify the risk factors for recurrent Candida vaginitis; Recognize instances when treatment of the male partner is indicated and provide measures to prevent sexually transmitted infection.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Additional Information

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

Other courses of interest may include:  Family PracticeInternal MedicineObesity and Nutrition.

If you have taken the current Women's Health 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 Women's Health 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.