2018 AMS Family Medicine Series – Package 1

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AMS - Family Medicine - Dermatology: Acne Part 1 & 2, Case Studies (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Family Medicine – Dermatology: Acne Part 1 & 2, Case Studies
Faculty: Michele S. Maroon, M.D.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2018  Expiration Date: July 1, 2021

TOPIC 1: Acne, Part I: Pathophysiology, Recognition and Treatment.

Upon completion of this session, using evidence-based guidelines of the AAD, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP

  1. Characterize types of acne lesions and determine appropriate therapy based on pathophysiology.
  2. Develop a therapeutic ladder with a clear understanding of treatment indications, expectations, and side effects.
  3. Recognize current issues regarding usage of isotretinoin and long-term oral antibiotics to include the AAD Guidelines for prescribing Isotretinoin in females of childbearing potential.

TOPIC 2: Acne, Part II: Identification and Treatment of Acne, Acneiform Eruptions and Rosacea.

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

  1. Recognize various acneiform eruptions to include post-adolescent acne and characteristics.
  2. Analyze testing results to distinguish such conditions, including culture and biopsy when appropriate, and initiate therapy.
  3. Diagnose and treat rosacea and consider possible association with Parkinson’s disease as per published evidence.

TOPIC 3: Case Studies in Dermatology.

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

  1. Create a differential diagnosis based on clinical presentation and patient history.
  2. Appreciate the importance of morphology and pattern recognition in cutaneous disorders.
  3. Develop an approach to treatment based upon the AAD Guidelines as well as those of the British Association of Dermatology for Lichen sclerosus.

AMS - Family Medicine - Dermatology: Herpes Simplex and Zoster, Psoriasis, Systemic Diseases (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Family Medicine – Dermatology: Herpes Simplex and Zoster, Psoriasis, Systemic Diseases
Faculty: O. Fred Miller, III, M.D., Michele S. Maroon, M.D.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2018  Expiration Date: July 1, 2021

TOPIC 1: Herpes Simplex and Zoster; Lichen Planus.

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

  1. Differentiate herpes simplex and herpes zoster based on morphology and distribution of lesions and laboratory testing.
  2. Analyze the varied manifestations, reactivation complications of herpes zoster as referenced in the 2011 Journal of Infectious Diseases.
  3. Determine an appropriate treatment plan for herpes simplex and herpes zoster as per 2011 FDA and Mayo proceedings recommendations.
  4. Evaluate the cutaneous spectrum of lichen planus.

TOPIC 2: Psoriasis.

Upon completion of this session, using AAD Guidelines for Psoriasis Therapy, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP

  1. Evaluate the spectrum of classical and subtle cutaneous changes of psoriasis.
  2. Formulate the basic pathophysiology of psoriasis.
  3. Approach topical psoriasis therapy with a basic algorithm.
  4. Develop a treatment plan based upon the AAD Guidelines for Management of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis and Use of Biologics, Phototherapy and Chemotherapy.

TOPIC 3: Dermatologic Manifestations of Systemic Disease.

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

  1. Identify cutaneous markers of certain systemic diseases.
  2. Distinguish specific and nonspecific findings in relationship to underlying disease.
  3. Evaluate pruritus and differentiate those cases associated with systemic disease vs. primary cutaneous disease, including treatment of atopic dermatitis in accordance with AAD Guidelines.

AMS - Family Medicine - Endocrinology: Thyroid Disease; Diabetes; Hirsutism (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Family Medicine – Endocrinology: Thyroid Disease; Diabetes; Hirsutism
Faculty: David A. Horowitz, M.D.; Kendal Williams, M.D., M.P.H.; Albert J. Peters, D.O., F.A.C.O.G.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2018  Expiration Date: July 1, 2021

TOPIC 1: Practical Approach to Thyroid Disease: 1. Hypothyroidism/Elevated TSH 2. Patient with a Thyroid Nodule.

Upon completion of this session, by applying recommendations from the AAFP, AACE, ACP, ATA, USPSTF, IOM, and ACOG, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP

  1. Appreciate the role of the screening TSH and what to do with the results.
  2. Develop a reasonable and cost-effective approach to diagnosing the thyroid nodule.
  3. Discuss the management of hypothyroidism. 

TOPIC 2: Practical Approach to the Patient with Diabetes.

Upon completion of this session, using multiple research trials as well as recommendations from the ADA, EASN, AGA, CDA, AACE, ACP, and the AAFP, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP

  1. Consider this primer on management.
  2. Distinguish the patient who is likely to go on to develop complications and appreciate the potential long-term course.
  3. Apply the current guidelines for therapy and access the anticipated outcome goals.

TOPIC 3: Hirsutism.

Upon completion of this session, using ACOG Practice Guidelines, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP

  1. Understand the pathophysiology of abnormal body hair growth in women.
  2. Differentiate the source of androgen excess.
  3. Employ current treatment options.

AMS - Family Medicine - Geriatrics: Falls/Urinary Incontinence; Depression; Infections (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Family Medicine – Geriatrics: Falls/Urinary Incontinence; Depression; Infections
Faculty: Gary H. Oberlender, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2018  Expiration Date: July 1, 2021

TOPIC 1: A Practical 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.

TOPIC 2: 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.

TOPIC 3: Sensible Approaches to Geriatric Infections.

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

  1. Recognize atypical presentations of infectious illness in the elderly.
  2. Differentiate the causes of pneumonia and UTI in seniors.
  3. Specify an evidence based approach to appropriate antibiotic usage.
  4. Appraise evidence based considerations in emerging antibiotic resistance.
  5. Apply evidence based options in the prevention and treatment of C. difficile illness in seniors.

AMS - Family Medicine - Health Maintenance: Improving Compliance; Health Maintenance and Exercise; The Sun and The Skin (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Family Medicine – Health Maintenance: Improving Compliance; Health Maintenance and Exercise; The Sun and The Skin
Faculty: Kevin S. Ferentz, M.D., John W. Pendleton, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R., Jeffrey Miller, M.D., M.B.A.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2018  Expiration Date: July 1, 2021

TOPIC 1: Improving Compliance.

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

  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.

TOPIC 2: Health Maintenance and Exercise for the Older Patient.

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

  1. Apply evidence-based cancer screening recommendations from the United States Preventive Task Force and the American Geriatric Society to the older patient.
  2. Prescribe recommended vaccinations for the older patient based on the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the CDC.
  3. Assess the risks of an exercise program and how to minimize them.
  4. Specify the components of an exercise program.

TOPIC 3: The Sun and the Skin: Photoaging, Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer, Photodermatosis and Sunscreens.

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

  1. Assess clinical signs that distinguish non-melanoma skin cancers and precancerous lesions.
  2. Determine appropriate sun protective measures for patients.
  3. Design treatment algorithms for common skin cancers, to include the AAD recommendations for African Americans.
  4. Recommend proper sunscreen application behavior to decrease rate of development of actinic keratosis.
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Five American Medical Seminars, Inc.® Family Medicine Modules

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Receive five (5) American Medical Seminars, Inc.® Family Medicine Modules. Each module is approved for 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and includes access to download your Audio MP3 &/or Video MP4, stream them from your account portal, a PDF Digital Syllabus and access to Online Testing.

Includes:

MODULE 1: Family Medicine – Dermatology 1
MODULE 2: Family Medicine – Dermatology 2
MODULE 3: Family Medicine – Endocrinology
MODULE 4: Family Medicine – Geriatrics
MODULE 5: Family Medicine – Health Maintenance

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Topics and Objectives:

MODULE 1: Audio & Video – Dermatology 1

  • Acne, Part I: Pathophysiology, Recognition and Treatment
  • Acne, Part II: Identification and Treatment of Acne, Acneiform Eruptions and Rosacea
  • Case Studies in Dermatology

Title: Family Medicine – Dermatology: Acne Part 1 & 2, Case Studies

Faculty: Michele S. Maroon, M.D.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2018 Expiration Date: July 1, 2021

TOPIC 1: Acne Part 1

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

  1. Characterize types of acne lesions and determine appropriate therapy based on pathophysiology.
  2. Develop a therapeutic ladder with a clear understanding of treatment indications, expectations, and side effects.
  3. Recognize current issues regarding usage of Isotretinoin and long-term oral antibiotics to include the AAD Guidelines for prescribing Isotretinoin in females of childbearing potential.

TOPIC 2: Acne Part 2

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

  1. Recognize various acneiform eruptions to include post-adolescent acne and characteristics.
  2. Analyze testing results to distinguish such conditions, including culture and biopsy when appropriate, and initiate therapy.
  3. Diagnose and treat rosacea and consider possible association with Parkinson’s disease as per published evidence.

TOPIC 3: Case Studies in Dermatology

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

  1. Create a differential diagnosis based on clinical presentation and patient history.
  2. Appreciate the importance of morphology and pattern recognition in cutaneous disorders.
  3. Develop an approach to treatment based upon the AAD Guidelines as well as those of the British Association of Dermatology for Lichen sclerosus.

MODULE 2: Audio & Video – Dermatology 2

  • Herpes Simplex and Zoster; Lichen Planus
  • Psoriasis
  • Dermatologic Manifestations of Systemic Disease

Title: Family Medicine – Dermatology 2: Herpes Simplex and Zoster, Psoriasis, Systemic Diseases

Faculty: O. Fred Miller, III, M.D. and Michele S. Maroon, M.D.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2018
Expiration Date: July 1, 2021

TOPIC 1: Herpes Simplex and Zoster
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Differentiate herpes simplex and herpes zoster based on morphology and distribution of lesions and laboratory testing.
  2. Analyze the varied manifestations, reactivation complications of herpes zoster as referenced in the 2011 Journal of Infectious Diseases.
  3. Determine an appropriate treatment plan for herpes simplex and herpes zoster as per 2011 FDA and Mayo proceedings recommendations.
  4. Evaluate the cutaneous spectrum of lichen planus.

TOPIC 2: Psoriasis
Upon completion of this session, using data and results from clinical trials, the participant should be able to:

  1. Evaluate the spectrum of classical and subtle cutaneous changes of psoriasis.
  2. Formulate the basic pathophysiology of psoriasis.
  3. Approach topical psoriasis therapy with a basic algorithm.
  4. Develop a treatment plan based upon the AAD Guidelines for Management of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis and Use of Biologics, Phototherapy and Chemotherapy.

TOPIC 3: Systemic Diseases
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Identify cutaneous markers of certain systemic diseases.
  2. Distinguish specific and nonspecific findings in relationship to underlying disease.
  3. Evaluate pruritus and differentiate those cases associated with systemic disease vs. primary cutaneous disease, including treatment of atopic dermatitis in accordance with AAD Guidelines.

MODULE 3: Audio & Video – Endocrinology

  • Practical Approach to Thyroid Disease
  • The Inpatient Management of Diabetes
  • Hirsutism

Title: Family Medicine – Endocrinology: Thyroid Disease; Diabetes; Hirsutism

Faculty: David A. Horowitz, M.D., Kendal Williams, M.D., M.P.H. and Albert J. Peters, D.O., F.A.C.O.G.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2018
Expiration Date: July 1, 2021

TOPIC 1: Thyroid Disease
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Appreciate the role of the screening TSH and what to do with the results.
  2. Develop a reasonable and cost-effective approach to diagnosing the thyroid nodule.
  3. Discuss the management of hypothyroidism.

TOPIC 2: Diabetes
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Consider this primer on management.
  2. Distinguish the patient who is likely to go on to develop complications and appreciate the potential long-term course.
  3. Apply the current guidelines for therapy and access the anticipated outcome goals.

TOPIC 3: Hirsutism
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

    1. Understand the pathophysiology of abnormal body hair growth in women.
    2. Differentiate the source of androgen excess.
  1. Employ current treatment options.

MODULE 4: Audio & Video – Geriatrics

  • A Practical Approach to Falls and Urinary Incontinence in the Elderly
  • Geriatric Depression: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Sensible Approaches to Geriatric Infections

Title: Family Medicine – Geriatrics: Falls/Urinary Incontinence; Depression; Infections

Faculty: Gary H. Oberlender, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2018
Expiration Date: July 1, 2021

TOPIC 1: Falls/Urinary Incontinence
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Appreciate the role of the screening TSH and what to do with the results.
  2. Develop a reasonable and cost-effective approach to diagnosing the thyroid nodule.
  3. Discuss the management of hypothyroidism.

TOPIC 2: Depression
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Consider this primer on management.
  2. Distinguish the patient who is likely to go on to develop complications and appreciate the potential long-term course.
  3. Apply the current guidelines for therapy and access the anticipated outcome goals.

TOPIC 3: Infections
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Understand the pathophysiology of abnormal body hair growth in women.
  2. Differentiate the source of androgen excess.
  3. Employ current treatment options.

MODULE 5: Audio & Video – Health Maintenance

  • Improving Compliance
  • Health Maintenance and Exercise for the Older Patient
  • The Sun and the Skin: Photoaging, Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer, Photodermatosis and Sunscreen

Title: Family Medicine – Health Maintenance: Improving Compliance; Health Maintenance and Exercise; The Sun and The Skin

Faculty: Kevin S. Ferentz, M.D., John W. Pendleton, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R. and Jeffrey Miller, M.D., M.B.A.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2018
Expiration Date: July 1, 2021

TOPIC 1: Improving Compliance
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

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

TOPIC 2: Health Maintenance and Exercise
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Apply evidence-based cancer screening recommendations from the United States Preventive Task Force and the American Geriatric Society to the older patient.
  2. Prescribe recommended vaccinations for the older patient based on the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the CDC.
  3. Assess the risks of an exercise program and how to minimize them.
  4. Specify the components of an exercise program.

TOPIC 3: The Sun and The Skin
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Assess clinical signs that distinguish nonmelanoma skin cancers and precancerous lesions.
  2. Determine appropriate sun protective measures for patients.
  3. Design treatment algorithms for common skin cancers, to include the AAD recommendations for African Americans.
  4. Recommend proper sunscreen application behavior to decrease rate of development of actinic keratosis.

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AMS - Family Medicine - Dermatology: Acne Part 1 & 2, Case Studies (Download)

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AMS - Family Medicine - Dermatology: Herpes Simplex and Zoster, Psoriasis, Systemic Diseases (Download)

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AMS - Family Medicine - Endocrinology: Thyroid Disease; Diabetes; Hirsutism (Download)

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AMS - Family Medicine - Geriatrics: Falls/Urinary Incontinence; Depression; Infections (Download)

Format

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AMS - Family Medicine - Health Maintenance: Improving Compliance; Health Maintenance and Exercise; The Sun and The Skin (Download)

Format

Hardcopy, Download

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