2018 AMS Internal Medicine Series – Package 1

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AMS - IM - Cardiology: Heart Failure/Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy; Valvular Heart Disease; Acute Coronary Syndromes (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Internal Medicine - Cardiology: Heart Failure/Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy; Valvular Heart Disease; Acute Coronary Syndromes
Faculty: Alyson N. Owen, M.D., Gregary D Marhefka, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.P., John Bielinski, PA-C

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

TOPIC 1: Diastolic Heart Failure and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.

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

  1. Describe the prevalence and pathophysiology of diastolic heart failure.
  2. Identify effective treatment strategies for diastolic heart failure while considering Clinical Trials such as OPTIMIZE-HF, TOPCAT, PARAMOUNT, etc.
  3. Assess prognosis in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
  4. Apply appropriate treatment strategies in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

TOPIC 2: Valvular Heart Disease.

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

  1. Indicate when to order echocardiography for heart murmurs.
  2. Recognize the appropriate interval of repeat echocardiography imaging.
  3. Determine the timing of intervention for severe valvular heart disease as per the ACC/AHA Guidelines.
  4. Integrate the indications, strengths and weaknesses of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) and Transcatheter mitral valve repair.
  5. Discriminate the current and past indications for endocarditis prophylaxis as per the ACC/AHA Guidelines.

TOPIC 3: Acute Coronary Syndromes in the Elderly.

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

  1. Detect pitfalls in the diagnosis of acute coronary syndromes in the elderly.
  2. Assess global risk of elderly patients.
  3. Select guideline based management strategies when managing acute coronary syndromes in the elderly.
  4. Prepare a roadmap to recovery and autonomy after acute coronary syndromes.
  5. Integrate and employ secondary prevention methods in the elderly.

AMS - IM - Common Issues: Analgesic Conundrums; Chronic Pain; Migraine Headache (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Internal Medicine - Common Issues: Analgesic Conundrums; Chronic Pain; Migraine Headache
Faculty: William T. Ayoub, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R.; John W. Pendleton, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R.; Herbert L. Muncie, Jr., M.D.

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

TOPIC 1:

Analgesic Conundrums: Pain Treatment in Rheumatic Diseases

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

  1. Recognize the various non-pharmacologic techniques to relieve pain.
  2. Identify the relative benefits and risks of non-opioid analgesics for Rheumatic conditions as noted by the American College of Rheumatology Recommendations.
  3. Describe the relative benefits and risks of opioid analgesics for Rheumatic conditions. 

TOPIC 2:

Treatment of Chronic Pain in the Elderly.

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

  1. Relate the adverse effects of NSAIDs in the elderly and prescribe them in accordance with the American College of Rheumatology guidelines.
  2. Recognize the risk factors associated with an increased risk of accidental overdose from opiates.
  3. Specify the ADRs associated with opiate use in the elderly.
  4. Develop an evidence based treatment plan for a patient with neuropathic pain. 

TOPIC 3:

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.

AMS - IM - Common Problems: Hematuria and Flank Pain; H. pylori Infection; Viral Hepatitis (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Internal Medicine - Common Problems: Hematuria and Flank Pain; H. pylori Infection; Viral Hepatitis
Faculty:Ryan J. Smith, M.D.; Kenneth Kaye, M.D., F.A.C.P.; Stephen J. Gluckman, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.I.D.S.A.

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

TOPIC 1: Evaluation of Hematuria and Flank Pain.

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

  1. Determine which studies are most appropriate in evaluating flank pain, utilizing the American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria.
  2. Determine which studies are most appropriate, in evaluating hematuria, using the American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria.
  3. Detect abnormalities on ultrasound and computed tomography in patients with flank pain and/or hematuria.

TOPIC 2: Helicobacter pylori Infection.

Upon completion of this session, using position statements from the AGA and evidence-based guidelines from ACOG, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP

  1. Interpret the clinical manifestations of pylori infection.
  2. Use the methods for testing for pylori infection.
  3. Treat pylori infection.

TOPIC 3: The Alphabet Soup of Viral Hepatitis.

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

  1. Compare and contrast viral hepatitides A through E. Similarities and differences will be stressed, particularly the risks of developing chronic infection and the complications of chronic infection.
  2. Distinguish the significant features of hepatitis A through E and interpret the various hepatitis serologies.
  3. Select appropriate patients for treatment.
    1. Established and new treatment options will be covered as per the CDC and USPSTF Guidelines.
  4. Select appropriate strategies and options for patients to prevent the acquisition of hepatitis.

AMS - IM - Dermatology: Common Tumors; Malignant Melanoma; Foot Ulcers (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Internal Medicine - Dermatology: Common Tumors; Malignant Melanoma; Foot Ulcers
Faculty: Jeffrey Miller, M.D., M.B.A., O. Fred Miller, III, M.D.

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

TOPIC 1: Common Tumors in the Office Setting.

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

  1. Formulate treatment algorithms for common epidermal tumors as analyzed in Cochrane Systematic Reviews.
  2. Develop treatment algorithms for common vascular tumors.
  3. Distinguish skin findings and develop treatment algorithms for common subcutaneous tumors to diagnose common epidermal tumors.

TOPIC 2: Malignant Melanomas: Nevi, Dysplastic Nevi.

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

  1. Appraise "dysplastic nevi" and describe the relationship between dysplastic nevi and melanomas.
  2. Develop an approach to examination, testing and follow up of families with dysplastic nevi and melanomas as per the 2013 NCCN guidelines.
  3. Recommend to patients the methods of photoprotection and the relationship of the sun to melanomas as per the 2014 NCCN guidelines for patients.

TOPIC 3: Pathophysiology and Treatment of Diabetic Ischemic and Neuropathic Foot Ulcers.

Upon completion of this session, using the Wound and Regeneration Guidelines for the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers (2006), the participant should be able to: GL, COMP

  1. Distinguish between ischemic and neuropathic etiologies of diabetic foot ulcers.
  2. Treat neuropathic ulcers successfully with debridement and weight-off loading.
  3. Recommend selected footwear in the patient with neuropathy

AMS - IM - Geriatrics: Dementia; End of Life Care; Sensible Prescribing for the Elderly (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Internal Medicine - Geriatrics: Dementia; End of Life Care; Sensible Prescribing for the Elderly
Faculty: Michael A. Malone, M.D., Gary H. Oberlender, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

TOPIC 1: Dementia.

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

  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.

TOPIC 2: Contemporary Issues in End of Life Care.

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

  1. Develop a practical approach to assessment of the whole patient in a hospice setting.
  2. Formulate effective approaches to common physical symptoms in the terminally ill.
  3. Integrate effective clinical care of patients and their families in the last days of life based on current evidence-based literature, Guidelines and recommendations of the American Geriatrics Society and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
  4. Relate dementia as a terminal illness

TOPIC 3: Sensible Prescribing Practices for the Elderly.  

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

  1. Appraise and appreciate the limits of published trials studies on drug safety and efficacy for seniors.
  2. Assess the subtle but significant drug side effects in the elderly.
  3. Distinguish undesirable prescribing practices and employ better approaches based on current evidence-based referenced literature.
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Five American Medical Seminars, Inc.® Internal Medicine Modules

Receive five (5) American Medical Seminars, Inc.® Internal 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: Internal Medicine – Cardiology
MODULE 2: Internal Medicine – Common Issues
MODULE 3: Internal Medicine – Common Problems
MODULE 4: Internal Medicine – Dermatology
MODULE 5: Internal Medicine – Geriatrics

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Topics and Objectives:

MODULE 1: Audio & Video – Cardiology

  • Diastolic Heart Failure and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Acute Coronary Syndromes in the Elderly

Title: Internal Medicine – Cardiology: Heart Failure/Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy; Valvular Heart Disease; Acute Coronary Syndromes

Faculty: Alyson N. Owen, M.D., Gregary D. Marhefka, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.P. and John Bielinski, PA-C

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

TOPIC 1: Heart Failure/Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Describe the prevalence and pathophysiology of diastolic heart failure.
  2. Identify effective treatment strategies for diastolic heart failure while considering Clinical Trials such as OPTIMIZE HF, TOPCAT, PARAMOUNT, etc.
  3. Assess prognosis in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
  4. Apply appropriate treatment strategies in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

TOPIC 2: Valvular Heart Disease
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Indicate when to order echocardiography for heart murmurs.
  2. Recognize the appropriate interval of repeat echocardiography imaging.
  3. Determine the timing of intervention for severe valvular heart disease as per the ACC/AHA Guidelines.
  4. Integrate the indications, strengths and weaknesses of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) and Transcatheter mitral valve repair.
  5. Discriminate the current and past indications for endocarditis prophylaxis as per the ACC/AHA Guidelines.

TOPIC 3: Acute Coronary Syndromes
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Detect pitfalls in the diagnosis of acute coronary syndromes in the elderly.
  2. Assess global risk of elderly patients.
  3. Select guideline based management strategies when managing acute coronary syndromes in the elderly.
  4. Prepare a roadmap to recovery and autonomy after acute coronary syndromes.
  5. Integrate and employ secondary prevention methods in the elderly.

MODULE 2: Audio & Video – Common Issues

  • Analgesic Conundrums: Pain Treatment in Rheumatic Diseases
  • Treatment of Chronic Pain in the Elderly
  • Migraine Headaches – Update on Diagnosis and Treatment

Title: Internal Medicine – Common Issues: Analgesic Conundrums; Chronic Pain; Migraine Headache
Faculty: William T. Ayoub, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R., John W. Pendleton, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R. and Herbert L. Muncie, Jr., M.D.

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

TOPIC 1: Analgesic Conundrums: Pain Treatment in Rheumatic Diseases
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Recognize the various non-pharmacologic techniques to relieve pain.
  2. Identify the relative benefits and risks of nonopioid analgesics for Rheumatic conditions as noted by the American College of Rheumatology Recommendations.
  3. Describe the relative benefits and risks of opioid analgesics for Rheumatic conditions.

TOPIC 2: Treatment of Chronic Pain in the Elderly
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Relate the adverse effects of NSAIDs in the elderly and prescribe them in accordance with the American College of Rheumatology guidelines.
  2. Recognize the risk factors associated with an increased risk of accidental overdose from opiates.
  3. Specify the ADRs associated with opiate use in the elderly.
  4. Develop an evidence based treatment plan for a patient with neuropathic pain.

TOPIC 3: Migraine Headaches – Update on Diagnosis and Treatment
Upon completion of this session, 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.

MODULE 3: Audio & Video – Common Problems

  • Evaluation of Flank Pain and Hematuria in Adults
  • Helicobacter pylori Infection
  • The Alphabet Soup of Viral Hepatitis

Title: Internal Medicine – Common Problems: Hematuria and Flank Pain; H. pylori Infection; Viral Hepatitis
Faculty: Ryan J. Smith, M.D., Kenneth Kaye, M.D., F.A.C.P. and Stephen J. Gluckman, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.I.D.S.A.

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

TOPIC 1: Hematuria and Flank Pain
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Determine which studies are most appropriate in evaluating flank pain, utilizing the American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria.
  2. Determine which studies are most appropriate, in evaluating hematuria, using the American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria.
  3. Detect abnormalities on ultrasound and computed tomography in patients with flank pain and/or hematuria.

TOPIC 2: H. pylori Infection
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Interpret the clinical manifestations of H. pylori infection.
  2. Use the methods for testing for H. pylori infection.
  3. Treat H. pylori infection.

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

  1. Compare and contrast viral hepatitides A through E. Similarities and differences will be stressed, particularly the risks of developing chronic infection and the complications of chronic infection.
  2. Distinguish the significant features of hepatitis A through E and interpret the various hepatitis serologies.
  3. Select appropriate patients for treatment.
  4. Established and new treatment options will be covered as per the CDC and USPSTF Guidelines.
  5. Select appropriate strategies and options for patients to prevent the acquisition of hepatitis.

MODULE 4: Audio & Video – Dermatology

  • Common Tumors in the Office Setting
  • Malignant Melanomas: Nevi, Dysplastic Nevi
  • Pathophysiology and Treatment of Diabetic Ischemic and Neuropathic Foot Ulcers

Title: Internal Medicine – Dermatology: Common Tumors; Malignant Melanomas; Foot Ulcers
Faculty: Jeffrey Miller, M.D., M.B.A. and O. Fred Miller, III, M.D.

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

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

  1. Formulate treatment algorithms for common epidermal tumors as analyzed in Cochrane Systematic Reviews.
  2. Develop treatment algorithms for common vascular tumors.
  3. Distinguish skin findings and develop treatment algorithms for common subcutaneous tumors to diagnose common epidermal tumors.

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

  1. Appraise “dysplastic nevi” and describe the relationship between dysplastic nevi and melanomas.
  2. Develop an approach to examination, testing and follow up of families with dysplastic nevi and melanomas as per the 2013 NCCN guidelines.
  3. Recommend to patients the methods of photoprotection and the relationship of the sun to melanomas as per the 2014 NCCN guidelines for patients.

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

  1. Distinguish between ischemic and neuropathic etiologies of diabetic foot ulcers.
  2. Treat neuropathic ulcers successfully with debridement and weight-off loading.
  3. Recommend selected footwear in the patient with neuropathy.

MODULE 5: Audio & Video – Geriatrics

  • Dementia
  • Contemporary Issues in End of Life Care
  • Sensible Prescribing Practices for the Elderly

Title: Internal Medicine – Geriatrics: Dementia; End of Life Care; Sensible Prescribing for the Elderly

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

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

TOPIC 1: 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.

TOPIC 2: End of Life Care
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Develop a practical approach to assessment of the whole patient in a hospice setting.
  2. Formulate effective approaches to common physical symptoms in the terminally ill.
  3. Integrate effective clinical care of patients and their families in the last days of life based on current evidence-based literature, Guidelines and recommendations of the American Geriatrics Society and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
  4. Relate dementia as a terminal illness.

TOPIC 3: Sensible Prescribing for the Elderly
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Appraise and appreciate the limits of published trials studies on drug safety and efficacy for seniors.
  2. Assess the subtle but significant drug side effects in the elderly.
  3. Distinguish undesirable prescribing practices and employ better approaches based on current evidence-based referenced literature.

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AMS - IM - Cardiology: Heart Failure/Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy; Valvular Heart Disease; Acute Coronary Syndromes (Download)

Format

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AMS - IM - Common Issues: Analgesic Conundrums; Chronic Pain; Migraine Headache (Download)

Format

Hardcopy, Download

AMS - IM - Common Problems: Hematuria and Flank Pain; H. pylori Infection; Viral Hepatitis (Download)

Format

Hardcopy, Download

AMS - IM - Dermatology: Common Tumors; Malignant Melanoma; Foot Ulcers (Download)

Format

Hardcopy, Download

AMS - IM - Geriatrics: Dementia; End of Life Care; Sensible Prescribing for the Elderly (Download)

Format

Hardcopy, Download

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