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Primary Care, Internal Medicine and Family Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach to Patient Care

Title:Primary Care, Internal Medicine and Family Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach to Patient Care
Dates:December 3, 2018 8:00 am - December 7, 2018 12:15 pm
Location:Sarasota, Florida
Daily Schedule:8:00am-12:15pm
Course #:SEMLA-3320181203

Certifications

20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
20 CME Credits – AAFP ACEP ACOG

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Venue

100 Marina View Drive
Sarasota
Florida
34236
United States

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Course Outline

Day 1

Depression and Anxiety in Primary Care.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Explain the incidence and prevalence of anxiety and depression.
  2. Evaluate patients with signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression so as to make an accurate diagnosis as per the APA and DSM-5 Criteria.
  3. Prescribe appropriate medications and/or behavior modification to treat the various degrees of anxiety and depression as well as bipolar disorder from initiation to continuation and maintenance, when needed.
  4. Identify the suicidal patient and take appropriate actions for their safety as well as the public.

 

Thyroid Disease.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: 

  1. Formulate a plan for the evaluation of a patient with presumed thyroid disease.
  2. Interpret common lab and imaging tests in the evaluation of a patient with thyroid disease.
  3. Select appropriate treatment modalities, both medical and surgical, for patients with thyroid disease according to the American Thyroid Association Guidelines.

 

Routine Adult Care.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Determine which screening tests are indicated for particular patients, according to USPSTF guidelines.
  2. Employ Guideline recommendations presented for common disorders such as HBP, Lipids, STD’s, Cancers-lung, Cx, Breast, etc; AAA, Hep B & C; T2DM, etc., .
  3. Advise your patients regarding vitamins and supplements as per the USPSTF and Evidence.
  4. Order appropriate immunizations for adult patients as per the ACIP and CDC Schedules.

Anemia.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Develop a diagnostic strategy to ascertain the etiology of the anemia.
  2. Utilize the guidelines for diagnosing anemia in children and adults in terms of available testing.
  3. Develop a clinical approach to treating various anemias to include Iron Deficiency and “Anemia of Chronic Disease” due to infections, inflammatory dz’s, CKD, Malignancies, Cytokines, Interferons, TNF’s, etc.
  4. Describe the role of consultants in the evaluation and management of anemia.

Day 2

Obesity.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. State the epidemiology of obesity in America and the health risks associated with obesity.
  2. Assess patients who are obese and determine that they are in need of treatment.
  3. Recommend and utilize the ACC/AHA/TOS Guidelines for the Management of Overweight and Obese Adults with options available, including diet, exercise, medications, and bariatric surgery.
  4. Employ the Endocrinology Society Guidelines on Pharmacological Management of Obesity.

Smoking Cessation.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Recognize the role of smoking in disease etiology and the Health Consequences as identified in the 2014 Surgeon General and CDC Report.
  2. Develop methods of how to recognize influence and build confidence in a patients’ ability to quit smoking as per the AHCPR Guidelines.
  3. Utilize techniques and develop resources to enhance a patients’ ability to stop smoking, such as the NCI and smokefree.gov.
  4. Recognize the various benefits or advantages, indications and contraindications for use of the various available drugs and devices to assisting your patient in smoking cessation.

Improving Compliance.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Use techniques that can better detect non-compliance in their patients.
  2. Apply techniques that can be used to increase compliance in their patients.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Appraise possible etiologies for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
  2. Select and utilize diagnostic criteria to identify IBS, based on the current medical evidence and expert recommendations.
  3. Use the current medical literature to assess and screen for other conditions that can present with similar IBS symptoms.
  4. Detect “red flag” signs and symptoms that should make one question the diagnosis of IBS.
  5. Formulate an EBM diagnostic evaluation for patients with signs and symptoms of IBS.
  6. Use the current medical literature to develop an EBM treatment plan for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Day 3

Dyspepsia.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Appraise symptoms and common etiologies for dyspepsia.
  2. Use EBM to detect “alarm symptoms” that are suspicious for GI malignancy.
  3. Apply current medical evidence and expert guidelines to construct a diagnostic evaluation for Dyspepsia.
  4. Determine appropriate treatment for Dyspepsia based on current medical evidence and the likely etiology.

Hyperlipidemia and CV Disease Prevention – A Review of the Literature and Recent AHA Guidelines.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Create a diagnostic and treatment plan for patients based on the current evidence and AHA Guidelines.
  2. Explain similarities and differences between the most recent and previous guidelines.
  3. Identify areas of strength and weakness in the recent AHA Guidelines.
  4. Utilize the most recent cholesterol guidelines at the point of care.

Dementia.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Detect symptoms consistent with the diagnosis of dementia.
  2. Distinguish dementia from treatable conditions that have similar presentations.
  3. Construct a diagnostic plan utilizing EBM and Expert Guidelines.
  4. Differentiate the common Dementia syndromes and distinguish the characteristics between them.
  5. Use EBM to design a treatment plan for dementia.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Apply an evidence-based approach to the identification of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
  2. Detect clues that can help identify likely etiologies for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
  3. Construct a differential diagnosis for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
  4. Determine which patients would benefit from nerve conduction studies.
  5. Discriminate the severity of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
  6. Use EBM to select an appropriate treatment plan for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Day 4

Evaluation and Treatment of Respiratory Infections Commonly Seen in Primary Care.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Formulate appropriate evaluation strategies for patients who present with respiratory conditions.
  2. Identify history and exam findings that help differentiate common respiratory conditions.
  3. Determine situations when antibiotics are appropriate for the treatment sinus infections.
  4. Utilize severity index tools in the evaluation of pneumonia.
  5. Utilize EBM to determine appropriate treatment for common respiratory conditions.
  6. Discuss some of the controversies in the treatment of common respiratory infections seen in primary care.

Treating Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.

Upon completion of this session, using the American Diabetes Association, the European Association for the Study of Diabetes Guidelines and the Cochrane Abstract Database, the participant should be able to:

  1. Evaluate the therapeutic goals in treating type 2 diabetes and their impact on morbidity and mortality.
  2. Recommend the approach for choosing an oral hypoglycemic agent to treat type 2 diabetes.
  3. Specify the clinical situations that would require the use of insulin to treat type 2 diabetes and the probable dosage form and average amounts required for control of A1c.
  4. Develop the therapeutic options for preventing diabetic complications.

Migraine Headaches – Update on Diagnosis and Treatment.

Upon completion of this session, using the International Headache Society and U.S. Headache Consortium Guidelines and the National Guideline Clearinghouse and the evidence-based reports from Clinical Evidence, the participant should be able to:

  1. Construct the approach for evaluating a patient with possible migraine headaches.
  2. Assess the advantages of supportive therapy and lifestyle changes in treating migraine headaches compared to pharmacologic therapy.
  3. Appraise the pharmacologic options for treating the acute pain of a migraine headache.
  4. Recommend a prophylactic therapy regimen for patients with recurrent migraine headaches.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): Evaluation and Treatment.

Upon completion of this session, using the ACCP GOLD guidelines, the AACVPR practice guidelines and the evidence-based reports from Clinical Evidence, the participant should be able to:

  1. Appraise patient specific data to determine if they meet diagnostic criteria for COPD.
  2. Analyze the role of cigarette smoking in the etiology and natural history of COPD.
  3. Formulate a treatment plan for the stages of COPD.
  4. Recommend the follow-up required to assess the therapeutic efficacy of the treatment options.

Day 5

Intro to Palliative care. 

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. COMING SOON.

Venous Thromboembolism (VTE): Diagnosis and Treatment. 

Upon completion of this session, using the ACCP and ATS Guidelines and the Cochrane Abstract Database, the participant should be able to:

  1. Determine the diagnostic testing for evaluating a patient for possible VTE.
  2. Apply the algorithm for diagnosing a pulmonary embolism in multiple clinical settings.
  3. Differentiate the advantages and disadvantages of outpatient treatment compared to inpatient treatment for venous thromboembolism (VTE).
  4. Order the frequency of monitoring and the adjustments needed for warfarin therapy in the treatment of VTE.

An Evidenced-Based Look at Commonly Used Herbal Remedies.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. COMING SOON.

Contraceptive Options – Helping Women Make an Informed Choice.

Upon completion of this session, using the ACOG Practice Guidelines and the Cochrane Abstract Database, the participant should be able to:

  1. Appraise the pharmacologic differences in oral contraceptives and their role in contraceptive efficacy.
  2. Formulate the treatment options for contraception other than oral contraceptives.
  3. Specify the relative and absolute contraindications to oral contraceptives.
  4. Relate the circumstances that would be eligible for emergency contraception and the appropriate emergency contraception method for each situation.

Presented By

Presenter

  • Michael A. Malone, M.D. – Penn State College of Medicine
  • Vandana Y. Bhide, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.A.P., A.B.I.H.M. Mayo School of Graduate Medicine
  • Kevin S. Ferentz, M.D. – University of Maryland School of Medicine
    Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine; Lead Physician, GBMC Primary Care, Owings Mills, MD

Fee Structure

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