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

Title:Primary Care: An Evidence-Based Approach to Family Medicine and Internal Medicine
Dates:March 15, 2021 7:30 am - March 18, 2021 12:50 pm
Location:The Westin, Sarasota, Florida
Daily Schedule:7:30 am-12:50 pm
Course #:SEMLA-3520210315
Type:
Live Webinar

Certifications

20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

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100 Marina View Drive
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Florida
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United States

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Course Outline

Day 1

Geriatric Depression: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment.

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

  1. Differentiate the variety of clinical presentations of depressive disorders in seniors.
  2. Appraise the utility of, and plan to use, the Geriatric Depression Scale.
  3. Apply an evidence based approach to antidepressant drug therapy in seniors.
  4. Apply the evidence based recommendations for use of non-drug antidepressant therapy.

 Use and Interpretation of Thyroid Tests.

Upon completion of this session, using the American Thyroid Association Guidelines and the Cochrane Abstract Database, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP

  1. Integrate the serum tests for thyroid function.
  2. Interpret thyroid tests results that occur in clinical settings.
  3. Recommend the appropriate follow-up testing of abnormal thyroid tests and the frequency of these evaluations.
  4. Appraise the need to treat subclinical hypothyroidism or subclinical hyperthyroidism.

 Delirium in the Elderly – Current Concepts.

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

  1. Specify diagnostic features and common causes of delirium in seniors.
  2. Distinguish the causes of persistent delirium.
  3. Use evidence based medicine to formulate treatment approaches to delirious seniors.
  4. Recognize treatment options for intermittent agitation using evidence based medicine.

 Evaluation and Treatment of Hypertensive Patients.

Upon completion of this session, using the most recent JNC Guidelines, the Cochrane Abstract Database and the evidence-based reports from Clinical Evidence, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP

  1. Employ the non-pharmacologic treatment options to manage hypertension.
  2. Specify the pharmacologic treatment options for patients with compelling indications based upon JNC Guidelines.
  3. Formulate the therapeutic goal for controlling blood pressure in different patient populations and the combination of medications that can achieve that goal.
  4. Distinguish the side effect risks for each class of antihypertensive medications.

 Evaluation and Treatment of Dementia in Seniors. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP

  1. Determine the common causes of cognitive dysfunction and dementia in seniors.
  2. Develop an evidence based evaluation of seniors with cognitive dysfunction.
  3. Evaluate the relative risks and benefits of available treatment options for dementia in seniors.
  4. Distinguish the central role of caregiver education and support in treating seniors with dementia.

Day 2

Vitamin B-12 and Vitamin D in Seniors.     

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

  1. Integrate the normal physiology of Vitamins B-12 and D.
  2. Differentiate the pathologic syndromes associated with B-12 and D deficiency.
  3. Develop an evidence based evaluation of B-12 and D deficiency for seniors.
  4. Develop an evidence based approach to treatment options for B-12 and D in seniors.

 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: EBM, GL, COMP

  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.

 Advanced Nutritional Assessment and Therapy.

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

  1. Integrate readily available clinical data to make accurate nutritional assessments in seniors.
  2. Relate metabolic changes in aging to assess risk for malnutrition.
  3. Apply an evidence based approach to treatment of undernutrition in seniors.

 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: EBM, GL, COMP

  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.

Approach to Falls and Urinary Incontinence in the Elderly.

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

  1. Integrate the concept of multifactorial causes underlying falls and employ the American Geriatrics Society Guidelines for the Prevention of Falls and urinary incontinence in seniors.
  2. Develop a full assessment approach to evaluate different causes, using detailed physical examination and functional performance evaluations.
  3. Differentiate the effects of normal aging from pathologic processes and adverse drug effects as risk factors for falls and incontinence.
  4. Apply NIH guidelines to formulate a preventative and therapeutic plan of care.

Day 3

Approach to the Management of Chest Pain.

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

  1. Evaluate the complaint in the context of history, physical exam, and EKG findings.
  2. Develop a strategy to use cardiac biomarkers in the evaluation of ACS.
  3. Use recent research studies and guidelines to develop an approach to the patient with chest pain.

 Practical Approach to the Patient with Potential DVT.

Upon completion of this session, using multiple research trials as well as applying recommendations from the ACCP, AAFP/ACP, and the AHA/ACC, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP

  1. Obtain an appropriate medical history to better identify those patients at risk.
  2. More confidently evaluate and assess the patient suspected of having DVT.
  3. Better manage patients with the confirmed diagnosis of DVT.

 Strategies to Address the Issue of Preventable Hospital Readmissions.

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

  1. Identify the factors which contribute to increase risk of readmission.
  2. Stratify the risk for readmission utilizing evidence-based tools.
  3. Develop a transition of care strategy to reduce the likelihood of a preventable readmission.

 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: EBM, GL, COMP

  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.

 Osteoporosis: Treatment and Prevention.

Upon completion of this session, using the USPSTF, NOF Guidelines and the Cochrane Abstract Database, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP

  1. Debate the importance of the risk factors for an osteoporosis fracture.
  2. Employ the diagnostic testing for patients at risk with osteoporosis.
  3. Select the therapeutic medication to treat osteoporosis based upon the indications and side effects.
  4. Assess the therapeutic role of repeating the DXA scan in patients treated for osteoporosis.

Day 4

Adult Health Screening and Immunizations – Evidence-Based Approach.

Upon completion of this session, using the USPSTF and Cochrane Abstract Database, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP

  1. Apply the evidence-based recommendations for preventive screening tests for adults.
  2. Determine the immunizations required for adults.
  3. Appraise the side effects of adult immunizations.
  4. Select the contraindications for each adult immunization and their alternative therapy.
  5. Plan when screening tests can be discontinued in adults.

 Pain Treatment; Reducing Opioid Abuse; Medication Assisted Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

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

  1. Implement general principles and goals for the treatment of pain.
  2. Summarize the best practices for pharmacologic management of acute pain including potential benefits and risks of opioid analgesics.
  3. Describe the cultural change in approach pain management.
  4. Discuss the latest guidelines for pain management.
  5. Apply nonpharmacologic pain management strategies.
  6. Summarize ways to reduce opioid abuse
  7. Describe the treatment options for patients with opioid used disorder.

  Practical Approach to the Patient with Hyperlipidemia.

Upon completion of this session, using multiple research trials as well as the recommendations of the NCEP, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP

  1. Apply the current NCEP guidelines.
  2. Develop a practical approach for considering the new medications available.
  3. Consider the new targets developed for cholesterol end point.

 Non-Surgical Approaches to the Patient with Obesity.

Upon completion of these sessions, using multiple research trials as well as applying recommendations from the AGA, NIH – NHLBI, ACP, AHA, ASBS, and ACS, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP

  1. Review the current popular diets available and marketed to your patients.
  2. Take into consideration unique needs of the obese patient in order to create a comprehensive approach to the treatment of obesity.
  3. Explain the basic physiology of obesity.
  4. Manage the medications available for the treatment of obesity.

 Approach to the Management of Stroke.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able utilize the latest evidence based medicine and guidelines to: EBM, GL, COMP

  1. Develop a strategy to assess the common presentations of stroke/TIA.
  2. Utilize current initial treatment strategies appropriately.
  3. Develop a strategy to stratify the risk of stroke.
  4. Develop a secondary prevention plan.

Presented By

Presenter

  • Gary H. Oberlender, M.D., F.A.C.P (Learn More)
    Consultant in Geriatric Medicine, Senior Evaluations, LLC, Roanoke, VA
  • Dr Muncie
    Herbert L. Muncie, Jr., M.D. (Learn More)
    Professor of Family Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
  • David A. Horowitz, M.D. (Learn More)
    Professor of Clinical Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania; Associate Chief Medical Officer, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Penn Medicine; Chief Medical Officer, Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Fee Structure

To receive the Early Registration Rate, fees must be postmarked >60 days prior to program start date (March 15, 2021 7:30 am).

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Physician’s Fees – Early Registration $899.00 (USD)  
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January 14, 2021
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January 14, 2021
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