2018 AMS Hospitalist Series Package

$952.00

AMS - HM - Common Issues: Soft Tissue & Bone Infections; Bloodstream Infections/Endocarditis; Meningitis/Meningoencephalitis (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Hospital Medicine - Common Issues: Soft Tissue & Bone Infections; Bloodstream Infections/Endocarditis; Meningitis/Meningoencephalitis

Faculty: Valerianna Amorosa, M.D., Janet M. Hines, M.D., Keith S. Kaye, M.D., M.P.H.

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

TOPIC 1: Soft Tissue and Bone Infections.

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

  1. Construct an approach to making the diagnosis of common skin and soft tissue infections.
  2. Assess common infections to include streptococcal and staphylococcal infections and necrotizing fasciitis, diabetic foot infections, bite wound infections and bone and joint infections.
  3. Apply appropriate treatment and management of these commonly seen infections and decide when specialist referral is indicated as per the current IDSA Guidelines for skin and soft tissue infections. 

TOPIC 2: Bloodstream Infections and Endocarditis.

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

  1. Analyze the epidemiology and risk factors for bloodstream infections and endocarditis in patients presenting to a primary care practice.
  2. Employ the diagnosis and management skills for bloodstream infections and infective endocarditis as per the current IDSA guidelines.
  3. Recognize post-infection patient management issues and apply appropriate endocarditis prophylaxis measures as per the AHA guidelines.

TOPIC 3: Meningitis and Meningoencephalitis.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to use the evidence-based guidelines of the IDSA and the CDC to: EBM, GL, COMP

  1. Evaluate the epidemiology of meningitis and the different types of meningitis.
  2. Interpret clinical signs and symptoms of different types of meningitis.
  3. Apply the indications for lumbar puncture (LP) and interpret LP results.
  4. Evaluate treatment options and the need for hospitalization and public health notification.

AMS - HM - Common Problems: PE/DVT; Abdominal Pain; Hypertension (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Hospital Medicine - Common Problems: PE/DVT; Abdominal Pain; Hypertension

Faculty: Andrew D. Perron, M.D., Joel Kravitz, M.D., David A. Horowitz, M.D.

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

TOPIC 1: 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.

TOPIC 2: Abdominal Pain – The Black Box of the Belly.

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

  1. Review some challenging cases of abdominal pain to help differentiate benign from severe abdominal pain.
  2. Evaluate the utility of various tests, including labs, ultrasound and CT scan, including during pregnancy using the ACOG opinion guidelines, in the diagnosis of abdominal pain.
  3. Determine subtle features of certain presentations of abdominal pain that suggest a more severe cause.
  4. Explore diagnoses of abdominal pain in the absence of abdominal pathology.

TOPIC 3: Practical Approach to the Patient with Hypertension.

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

  1. Apply the current JNC recommendations for treatment of hypertension.
  2. Develop a rational approach to choosing medication in treating hypertension.
  3. Decide when and how to evaluate for secondary causes of hypertension.

AMS - HM - Endocrinology: Adrenal Disease; Type 1 Diabetes Management; Type 2 Diabetes Treatment (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Hospital Medicine - Endocrinology: Adrenal Disease; Type 1 Diabetes Management; Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

Faculty: Frederick Sunderlin, M.D.

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

TOPIC 1: Adrenal Disease/Steroid Use in the Hospital Setting.

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

  1. Use pharmacologic principles of steroid preparations to design safe tapering algorithms.
  2. Employ outcomes-based data in the evaluation of potential adrenal insufficiency in critically ill patients.
  3. Apply stress dose steroid protocols for the perioperative period.

TOPIC 2: Management of Type 1 Diabetes.

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

  1. Apply current diagnostic criteria for the diagnosis of diabetes.
  2. Develop insulin treatment algorithms that address basic physiologic insulin secretory patterns based on evidence-based guidelines.
  3. Employ insulin treatment protocols for patients requiring enteral feeding or steroid use.

TOPIC 3: Treatment Strategies in Type 2 Diabetes.

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

  1. Describe new pharmacologic agents available for glucose control.
  2. Apply concepts of pathophysiology to the selection of pharmacotherapy for Type 2 Diabetes.
  3. Assess the risks/benefits of tight glycemic control using evidence-based data.

AMS - HM - Gastroenterology: Infective Diarrhea; Gastroenteritis; Hepatitis (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Hospital Medicine - Gastroenterology: Infective Diarrhea; Gastroenteritis; Hepatitis

Faculty: Donald Kaye, M.D., M.A.C.P., Stephen J. Gluckman, M.D., F.A.C.P., Kenneth Kaye, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

TOPIC 1: Update on Infective Diarrhea.

Using IDSA, HICPAC, CDC, FDA, and WHO evidence-based guidelines and recommendations, upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP

  1. Differentiate the presentation of toxigenic and invasive diarrhea.
  2. Relate food-borne pathogens to illness.
  3. Evaluate when to use fecal WBC, stool cultures, and stool O&P examinations.
  4. Prescribe antibiotic therapy for various diarrheal illnesses when appropriate.

TOPIC 2: Gastroenteritis.

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

  1. Relate the major pathogenic mechanisms that result in diarrhea.
  2. Differentiate the major pathogens responsible for acute gastroenteritis.
  3. Utilize an efficient approach in the evaluation of a patient with acute gastroenteritis as the normal host and in persons with HIV or recent travel.
  4. Diagnose and treat various common causes of gastroenteritis as per the current ACG guidelines.

TOPIC 3: Hepatitis.

Upon completion of this session, using evidence- based guidelines and consensus statements from NIH, CDC, AGA, ACIP, AAP and Association for the Study of Liver Disease, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP

  1. Interpret the pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of hepatitis A, B, C, D or E.
  2. Relate differences in complications.
  3. Interpret diagnostic testing of the hepatitis viruses.

AMS - HM - Infectious Diseases: Meningitis; Multi-Drug Resistant Infections; Newer Antibacterial Agents (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Hospital Medicine - Infectious Diseases: Meningitis; Multi-Drug Resistant Infections; Newer Antibacterial Agents

Faculty: Stephen J. Gluckman, M.D., Janet M. Hines, M.D., Keith S. Kaye, M.D.

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

TOPIC 1: Meningitis: Commonly Asked Questions.

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

  1. Interpret normal CSF parameters.
  2. Interpret abnormal CSF findings and apply them to the proper management of patients.
  3. Relate an understanding of some of the more controversial clinical areas associated with the management of meningitis such as:
    1. The IDSA guidelines on the use of steroids;
    2. Who requires a CT scan prior to a lumbar puncture;
    3. The effect of prior antibiotic treatment on the interpretations of CSF.
  4. Discriminate the causes of aseptic meningitis with specific emphasis on the non-viral, treatable etiologies.

TOPIC 2: Multi-Drug Resistant Infections.

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

  1. Asses to identify and avoid or minimize the urgent and serious threats of drug resistance as identified by the CDC and IDSA.
  2. Apply the most effective and appropriate treatment and strategy for each infection.
  3. Determine when specialist referral will result in an improved outcome

TOPIC 3: Newer Antibacterial Agents.

Upon completion of this session, using FDA publications and approvals as well as IDSA and SHEA evidence-based guidelines, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP

  1. Relate the antibacterial spectrum of activity and indications for use.
  2. Employ knowledge of the pharmacology of the agents.
  3. Appropriately prescribe the agents.
  4. Assess side effects, adverse reactions and drug interactions.

AMS - HM - Inpatient Challenges: Diabetes; Heart Failure; Delirium, Dementia/Psychosis (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Hospital Medicine – Inpatient Challenges: Diabetes; Heart Failure; Delirium, Dementia and Psychosis
Faculty: Vandana Y. Bhide, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.A.P., A.B.I.H.M., David A. Horowitz, M.D. and Kendal Williams, M.D., M.P.H.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2016  Review Date: July 1, 2017  Expiration Date: July 1, 2019

TOPIC 1: Approach to the Management of Diabetes in the Hospitalized Patient.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to utilize the latest evidence based medicine and guidelines to: EBM, GL, COMP

  1. Develop a diabetes treatment strategy that identifies and reaches a target glucose.
  2. Develop a diabetes treatment strategy that integrates the issues of chronic management.
  3. Develop a diabetes treatment strategy that utilizes insulin effectively.

TOPIC 2: Practical Management of Heart Failure in the Hospitalized Patient. 
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP

  1. Appropriately manage decompensated heart failure in hospitalized patients.
  2. Assess the indications for positive inotropic agents and ultrafiltration in systolic heart failure.
  3. Distinguish the treatment of systolic versus diastolic heart failure.

TOPIC 3: Delirium, Dementia, and Psychosis – The Diagnosis and Management of the Inpatient with Mental Status Change.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP

  1. Apply a diagnostic approach to the hospitalized patient with acute mental status change.
  2. Discuss the differential diagnosis of psychosis in the hospitalized patient.
  3. Based on a systematic review of the best evidence, formulate an evidence-based management strategy for delirium in the hospital setting.
  4. Develop an evidence-based screening and treatment protocol for the prevention and management of alcohol withdrawal syndromes.

AMS - HM - Neurology: Migraine Headaches; Sleep Disorders; Vertigo (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Hospital Medicine - Neurology: Migraine Headaches; Sleep Disorders; Vertigo

Faculty:Laurence J. Kinsella, M.D., F.A.A.N., David E. Riley, M.D.

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

TOPIC 1: Migraine and Chronic Daily Headache.

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

  1. Differentiate between the five sub-types of chronic daily headaches.
  2. Appraise the pathophysiology of headache and migraine.
  3. Develop a plan for appropriate medication for intractable headache.
  4. Assess the prevalence of medication overuse headaches in daily practice.

TOPIC 2: Sleep Disorders – Insomnia and Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

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

  1. Appraise the normal structure and function of stages of sleep.
  2. Formulate a diagnostic and therapeutic approach to insomnia.
  3. Detect clinical features and initiate management of sleep apnea.
  4. Evaluate patients for comorbidities of obstructive sleep apnea.

TOPIC 3: An Approach to the Dizzy Patient.

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

  1. Detect common presentations of dizziness.
  2. Assess the pathophysiology of vertigo and nystagmus.
  3. Apply bedside techniques to distinguish dizziness subtypes and identify dangerous causes.
  4. Utilize potentially curative treatment for benign positional vertigo.

AMS - HM - Pulmonary: Pulmonary Cases, Part 1 & 2; COPD/Asthma (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Hospital Medicine - Pulmonary: Pulmonary Cases, Part 1 & 2; COPD/Asthma

Faculty: Arshad A. Wani, M.D., Ganesan Murali, M.D., Kendal Williams, M.D., M.P.H.

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

TOPIC 1: Pulmonary Cases for Review - Part I.

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

  1. Develop a differential diagnosis and approach to a patient with a non-resolving infiltrate.
  2. Assess the causes and determine the evaluation of solitary lung nodule.
  3. Evaluate idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and employ current management using the ATS/ERS Guidelines.

TOPIC 2: Pulmonary Cases for Review – Part II.

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

  1. Identify and properly evaluate sleep apnea and excessive daytime sleepiness.
  2. Specify the various causes of hemoptysis and develop an appropriate plan for management.
  3. Apply the evidence-based recommendations of pulmonary embolism including thrombolysis or appropriate referral for vena caval filters.

TOPIC 3: Update on the Management of COPD and Asthma in the Hospitalized Patient.

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

  1. Perform initial management and stabilization of the patient with asthma or COPD exacerbation and distinguish between the strategies for each condition.
  2. Develop an evidence-based strategy for the management of COPD based on the GOLD criteria.
  3. Prescribe an effective therapeutic strategy for asthma, taking into account recent studies on the safety and effectiveness of various agents.
  4. Detect conditions that may mimic asthma or COPD in the clinical setting.
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Eight American Medical Seminars, Inc.® Hospital Medicine Modules

Receive eight (8) American Medical Seminars, Inc.® Hospital 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: Hospital Medicine – Common Issues
MODULE 2: Hospital Medicine – Common Problems
MODULE 3: Hospital Medicine – Endocrinology
MODULE 4: Hospital Medicine – Gastroenterology
MODULE 5: Hospital Medicine – Infectious Diseases
MODULE 6: Hospital Medicine – Inpatient Challenges
MODULE 7: Hospital Medicine – Neurology
MODULE 8: Hospital Medicine – Pulmonary

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Topics and Objectives:

MODULE 1: Audio & Video – Common Issues

  • Soft Tissue and Bone Infections
  • Bloodstream Infections and Endocarditis
  • Meningitis and Meningoencephalitis

Title: Hospital Medicine – Common Issues: Soft Tissue and Bone Infections; Bloodstream Infections/Endocarditis; Meningitis/Meningoencephalitis

Faculty: Valerianna Amorosa, M.D., Janet M. Hines, M.D. and Keith S. Kaye, M.D., M.P.H.

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

TOPIC 1: Soft Tissue and Bone Infections
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Construct an approach to making the diagnosis of common skin and soft tissue infections.
  2. Assess common infections to include streptococcal and staphylococcal infections and necrotizing fasciitis, diabetic foot infections, bite wound infections and bone and joint infections.
  3. Apply appropriate treatment and management of these commonly seen infections and decide when specialist referral is indicated as per the current IDSA Guidelines for skin and soft tissue infections.

TOPIC 2: Bloodstream Infections/Endocarditis
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Analyze the epidemiology and risk factors for bloodstream infections and endocarditis in patients presenting to a primary care practice.
  2. Employ the diagnosis and management skills for bloodstream infections and infective endocarditis as per the current IDSA guidelines.
  3. Recognize post-infection patient management issues and apply appropriate endocarditis prophylaxis measures as per the AHA guidelines.

TOPIC 3: Meningitis/Meningoencephalitis
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Evaluate the epidemiology of meningitis and the different types of meningitis.
  2. Interpret clinical signs and symptoms of different types of meningitis.
  3. Apply the indications for lumbar puncture (LP) and interpret LP results.
  4. Evaluate treatment options and the need for hospitalization and public health notification.

MODULE 2: Audio & Video – Common Problems

  • PE and DVT in the Emergency Department
  • Abdominal Pain – The Black Box of the Belly
  • Practical Approach to the Patient with Hypertension

Title: Hospital Medicine – Common Problems: PE/DVT; Abdominal Pain; Hypertension
Faculty: Andrew D. Perron, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., F.A.C.S.M., Joel Kravitz, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., F.R.C.P.S.C. and David A. Horowitz, M.D.

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

TOPIC 1: PE/DVT
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  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.

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

  1. Review some challenging cases of abdominal pain to help differentiate benign from severe abdominal pain.
  2. Evaluate the utility of various tests, including labs, ultrasound and CT scan, including during pregnancy using the ACOG opinion guidelines, in the diagnosis of abdominal pain.
  3. Determine subtle features of certain presentations of abdominal pain that suggest a more severe cause.
  4. Explore diagnoses of abdominal pain in the absence of abdominal pathology.

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

  1. Apply the current JNC recommendations for treatment of hypertension.
  2. Develop a rational approach to choosing medication in treating hypertension.
  3. Decide when and how to evaluate for secondary causes of hypertension.

MODULE 3: Audio & Video – Endocrinology

  • Adrenal Disease/Steroid Use in the Hospital Setting
  • Management of Type 1 Diabetes
  • Treatment Strategies in Type 2 Diabetes

Title: Hospital Medicine – Endocrinology: Adrenal Disease; Type 1 Diabetes Management; Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

Faculty: Frederick Sunderlin, M.D.

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

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

  1. Use pharmacologic principles of steroid preparations to design safe tapering algorithms.
  2. Employ outcomes-based data in the evaluation of potential adrenal insufficiency in critically ill patients.
  3. Apply stress dose steroid protocols for the perioperative period.

TOPIC 2: Type 1 Diabetes Management
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Apply current diagnostic criteria for the diagnosis of diabetes.
  2. Develop insulin treatment algorithms that address basic physiologic insulin secretory patterns based on evidence-based guidelines.
  3. Employ insulin treatment protocols for patients requiring enteral feeding or steroid use.

TOPIC 3: Type 2 Diabetes Treatment
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Describe new pharmacologic agents available for glucose control.
  2. Apply concepts of pathophysiology to the selection of pharmacotherapy for Type 2 Diabetes.
  3. Assess the risks/benefits of tight glycemic control using evidence-based data.

MODULE 4: Audio & Video – Gastroenterology

  • Update on Infective Diarrhea
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Hepatitis

Title: Hospital Medicine – Gastroenterology: Infective Diarrhea; Gastroenteritis; Hepatitis
Faculty: Donald Kaye, M.D., M.A.C.P., Stephen J. Gluckman, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.I.D.S.A. and Kenneth Kaye, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

TOPIC 1: Infective Diarrhea
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Differentiate the presentation of toxigenic and invasive diarrhea.
  2. Relate food-borne pathogens to illness.
  3. Evaluate when to use fecal WBC, stool cultures, and stool O&P examinations.
  4. Prescribe antibiotic therapy for various diarrheal illnesses when appropriate.

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

  1. Relate the major pathogenic mechanisms that result in diarrhea.
  2. Differentiate the major pathogens responsible for acute gastroenteritis.
  3. Utilize an efficient approach in the evaluation of a patient with acute gastroenteritis as the normal host and in persons with HIV or recent travel.
  4. Diagnose and treat various common causes of gastroenteritis as per the current ACG guidelines.

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

  1. Interpret the pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of hepatitis A, B, C, D or E.
  2. Relate differences in complications.
  3. Interpret diagnostic testing of the hepatitis viruses.

MODULE 5: Audio & Video – Infectious Diseases

  • Meningitis: Commonly Asked Questions
  • Multi-Drug Resistant Infections
  • Newer Antibacterial Agents

Title: Hospital Medicine – Infectious Diseases: Meningitis; Multi-Drug Resistant Infections; Newer Antibacterial Agents

Faculty: Stephen J. Gluckman, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.I.D.S.A., Janet M. Hines, M.D. and Keith S. Kaye, M.D., M.P.H.

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

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

  1. Interpret normal CSF parameters.
  2. Interpret abnormal CSF findings and apply them to the proper management of patients.
  3. Relate an understanding of some of the more controversial clinical areas associated with the management of meningitis such as:
    1. The IDSA guidelines on the use of steroids;
    2. Who requires a CT scan prior to a lumbar puncture;
    3. The effect of prior antibiotic treatment on the interpretations of CSF.
  4. Discriminate the causes of aseptic meningitis with specific emphasis on the non-viral, treatable etiologies.

TOPIC 2: Multi-Drug Resistant Infections
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Asses to identify and avoid or minimize the urgent and serious threats of drug resistance as identified by the CDC and IDSA.
  2. Apply the most effective and appropriate treatment and strategy for each infection.
  3. Determine when specialist referral will result in an improved outcome.

TOPIC 3: Newer Antibacterial Agents
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Relate the antibacterial spectrum of activity and indications for use.
  2. Employ knowledge of the pharmacology of the agents.
  3. Appropriately prescribe the agents.
  4. Assess side effects, adverse reactions and drug interactions.

MODULE 6: Audio & Video – Inpatient Challenges

  • Drug Interactions and Side Effects
  • Systolic and Diastolic Heart Failure
  • Outpatient Anticoagulation Issues

Title: Hospital Medicine – Inpatient Challenges: Drug Interactions; Systolic and Diastolic Heart Failure; Anticoagulation

Faculty: Michael P. Goldfinger, M.D., F.A.C.P. and Vandana Y. Bhide, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.A.P., A.B.I.H.M.

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

TOPIC 1: Drug Interactions
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Determine the most common mechanisms for drug interactions.
  2. Identify some of the most frequent culprit drugs such as Warfarin and Acetaminophen, AED’s, NSAIDs, and Statins.
  3. Counsel patients regarding some of the most frequent side-effects seen with commonly used medications.
  4. Employ The Joint Commission 2016 Ambulatory Care National Patient Safety Goals.

TOPIC 2: Systolic and Diastolic Heart Failure
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Appropriately manage decompensated heart failure in hospitalized patients.
  2. Assess the indications for positive inotropic agents and ultrafiltration in systolic heart failure.
  3. Distinguish the treatment of systolic versus diastolic heart failure, as per the 2013 ACCF/AHA Guidelines for heart failure management.

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

  1. Manage outpatients on warfarin using current CHEST guidelines and The Joint Commission 2016 National Patient Safety Goals.
  2. Determine factors leading to alterations in the international normalized ratio (INR).
  3. Advise patients on the appropriate choice, duration, and intensity of anticoagulation in a variety of clinical scenarios.
  4. Develop a familiarity with the new oral anticoagulants.

MODULE 7: Audio & Video – Neurology

  • Migraine and Chronic Daily Headache
  • Sleep Disorders – Insomnia and Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • An Approach to the Dizzy Patient

Title: Hospital Medicine – Neurology: Migraine Headaches; Sleep Disorders; Vertigo

Faculty: Laurence J. Kinsella, M.D., F.A.A.N. and David E. Riley, M.D.

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

TOPIC 1: Migraine Headaches
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Differentiate between the five sub-types of chronic daily headaches.
  2. Appraise the pathophysiology of headache and migraine.
  3. Develop a plan for appropriate medication for intractable headache.
  4. Assess the prevalence of medication overuse headaches in daily practice.

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

  1. Appraise the normal structure and function of stages of sleep.
  2. Formulate a diagnostic and therapeutic approach to insomnia.
  3. Detect clinical features and initiate management of sleep apnea.
  4. Evaluate patients for comorbidities of obstructive sleep apnea.

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

  1. Detect common presentations of dizziness.
  2. Assess the pathophysiology of vertigo and nystagmus.
  3. Apply bedside techniques to distinguish dizziness subtypes and identify dangerous causes.
  4. Utilize potentially curative treatment for benign positional vertigo.

MODULE 8: Audio & Video – Pulmonary

  • Pulmonary Cases for Review – Part I
  • Pulmonary Cases for Review – Part II
  • Update on the Management of COPD and Asthma in the Hospitalized Patient

Title: Hospital Medicine – Pulmonary: Pulmonary Cases Part 1 and 2; COPD/Asthma

Faculty: Arshad A. Wani, M.D., Ganesan Murali, M.D. and Kendal Williams, M.D., M.P.H.

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

TOPIC 1: Pulmonary Cases Part 1
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Develop a differential diagnosis and approach to a patient with a non-resolving infiltrate.
  2. Assess the causes and determine the evaluation of solitary lung nodule.
  3. Evaluate idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and employ current management using the ATS/ERS Guidelines.

TOPIC 2: Pulmonary Cases Part 2
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Identify and properly evaluate sleep apnea and excessive daytime sleepiness.
  2. Specify the various causes of hemoptysis and develop an appropriate plan for management.
  3. Apply the evidence-based recommendations of pulmonary embolism including thrombolysis or appropriate referral for vena caval filters.

TOPIC 3: COPD and Asthma
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Perform initial management and stabilization of the patient with asthma or COPD exacerbation and distinguish between the strategies for each condition.
  2. Develop an evidence-based strategy for the management of COPD based on the GOLD criteria.
  3. Prescribe an effective therapeutic strategy for asthma, taking into account recent studies on the safety and effectiveness of various agents.
  4. Detect conditions that may mimic asthma or COPD in the clinical setting.

Additional information

AMS - HM - Common Issues: Soft Tissue & Bone Infections; Bloodstream Infections/Endocarditis; Meningitis/Meningoencephalitis (Download)

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AMS - HM - Common Problems: PE/DVT; Abdominal Pain; Hypertension (Download)

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AMS - HM - Endocrinology: Adrenal Disease; Type 1 Diabetes Management; Type 2 Diabetes Treatment (Download)

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AMS - HM - Gastroenterology: Infective Diarrhea; Gastroenteritis; Hepatitis (Download)

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AMS - HM - Infectious Diseases: Meningitis; Multi-Drug Resistant Infections; Newer Antibacterial Agents (Download)

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AMS - HM - Inpatient Challenges: Diabetes; Heart Failure; Delirium, Dementia/Psychosis (Download)

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AMS - HM - Neurology: Migraine Headaches; Sleep Disorders; Vertigo (Download)

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AMS - HM - Pulmonary: Pulmonary Cases, Part 1 & 2; COPD/Asthma (Download)

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