|Title:||Primary Care Challenges: The Top Health Conditions Affecting Our Patient Population|
|Dates:||September 2, 2019 7:30 am - September 3, 2019 12:55 pm|
Following this course, the participant should be able to appraise the etiologies and recognize the clinical presentations of the most commonly seen disorders: indicate diagnostic tests available and the suggested use for making a diagnosis; implement available treatment options and appropriate long-term care when indicated. This activity is expected to result in improved competence in making an appropriate diagnosis and providing effective treatment and referral or follow-up care with the overall goal of improving patient outcomes.
When indicated in the specific objectives, emphasis will be on aligning physician behavior with current guidelines and evidence-based medicine with a focus on diagnosis, treatment and when to refer. This course was designed to inter-relate the disorders presented in an effort to help all practitioners at the level of a practicing physician or practitioner relate their practice strategies with other providers and specialists. By doing this, it will provide them with increased competence to appropriately diagnose and refer or effectively treat their patients’ conditions to optimize their care.
10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
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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
- Appraise patient specific data to determine if they meet diagnostic criteria for COPD.
- Analyze the role of cigarette smoking in the etiology and natural history of COPD.
- Formulate a treatment plan for the stages of COPD.
- Recommend the follow-up required to assess the therapeutic efficacy of the treatment options.
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
- Evaluate the therapeutic goals in treating type 2 diabetes and their impact on morbidity and mortality.
- Recommend the approach for choosing an oral or non-insulin injectable hypoglycemic agent to treat type 2 diabetes.
- 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.
- Develop the therapeutic options for preventing diabetic complications.
Practical Approach to the Patient with Hyperlipidemia.
Upon completion of this session, using multiple research trials as well as the guideline-based recommendations, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
- Apply the current guidelines.
- Develop a practical approach for considering the new medications available.
- Consider the new targets developed for cholesterol end point.
Practical Approach to the Patient with Hypertension.
Upon completion of this session, using multiple research trials as well as the guidelines, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
- Apply the current recommendations for treatment of hypertension.
- Develop a rational approach to choosing medication in treating hypertension.
- Decide when and how to evaluate for secondary causes of hypertension.
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
- Review the current popular diets available and marketed to your patients.
- Take into consideration unique needs of the obese patient in order to create a comprehensive approach to the treatment of obesity.
- Explain the basic physiology of obesity.
- Manage the medications available for the treatment of obesity.
Practical Approach to the Patient with Headache.
Upon completion of this session, while applying recommendations from the IHC, NHF, AAFP, AAN and ACP, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
- Review the differential diagnosis of a patient presenting with the complaint of headache.
- More confidently evaluate the patient with headache and appreciate the indications for imaging.
- Develop a treatment plan that considers lifestyle changes as well as medications.
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
- Develop a strategy to assess the common presentations of stroke/TIA.
- Utilize current initial treatment strategies appropriately.
- Develop a strategy to stratify the risk of stroke.
- Develop a secondary prevention plan.
Treatment of Pain: Effective and Evidence-Based Strategies.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP, GL
- Implement general principles and goals for the treatment of pain.
- Summarize the best practices for pharmacologic management of acute pain including potential benefits and risks of opioid analgesics.
- Describe the cultural change in approach pain management.
- Discuss the latest guidelines for pain management.
- Apply nonpharmacologic pain management strategies.
Depression and Anxiety in Primary Care.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP, GL
- Explain the incidence and prevalence of anxiety and depression.
- 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.
- Prescribe appropriate medications and/or behavior modification to treat the various degrees of anxiety and depression from initiation to continuation and maintenance, when needed
Ischemic Heart Disease in Women
Upon completion of this session, using the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the USPSTF Guidelines and the Cochrane Abstract Database, the participant should be able to: EBM,GL, COMP
- Differentiate the symptoms that women with coronary artery disease (CAD) exhibit in contrast to those experienced by men.
- Recommend the evidence-based interventions to prevent CAD in women.
- Formulate the recommendations to treat the risk factors for CAD in women.
- Specify the treatment required for women with proven CAD.
David A. Horowitz, M.D. (Learn More)
Associate 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
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
To receive the Early Registration Rate, fees must be postmarked >60 days prior to program start date (September 2, 2019 7:30 am).