2018 AMS Internal Medicine Series – Package 2

$714.00

AMS - IM - Health Maintenance: Smoking Cessation; Health Screening; Obesity (Hard Copy)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Internal Medicine - Health Maintenance: Smoking Cessation; Health Screening; Obesity
Faculty: Kevin S. Ferentz, M.D., Herbert L. Muncie, Jr., M.D.

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

TOPIC 1: Smoking Cessation.

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

  1. Recognize the role of smoking in disease etiology and the Health Consequences as identified in the 2014 Surgeon General and CDC Report.
  2. Develop methods of how to recognize influence and build confidence in a patients’ ability to quit smoking as per the AHCPR Guidelines.
  3. Utilize techniques and develop resources to enhance a patients' ability to stop smoking, such as the NCI and smokefree.gov.
  4. Recognize the various benefits or advantages, indications and contraindications for use of the various available drugs and devices to assisting your patient in smoking cessation.

TOPIC 2: 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.

TOPIC 3: Obesity.

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

  1. State the epidemiology of obesity in America and the health risks associated with obesity.
  2. Assess patients who are obese and determine that they are in need of treatment.
  3. Recommend and utilize the ACC/AHA/TOS Guidelines for the Management of Overweight and Obese Adults with options available, including diet, exercise, medications, and bariatric surgery.
  4. Employ the Endocrinology Society Guidelines on Pharmacological Management of Obesity.

AMS - IM - Infectious Diseases: International Traveler; Tick Borne Illnesses; Herpesvirus (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Internal Medicine - Infectious Diseases: International Traveler; Tick Borne Illnesses; Herpesvirus
Faculty: Donald Kaye, M.D., M.A.C.P., Stephen J. Gluckman, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.I.D.S.A., Kenneth Kaye, M.D.

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

TOPIC 1: Advice for the International Traveler.

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

  1. Recommend the general preventive measures including what not to eat and drink.
  2. Order the needed immunizations.
  3. Prescribe for the prevention of malaria, diarrhea and other illnesses of travelers.
  4. Prescribe for the management of diarrhea of travelers.

TOPIC 2: Common Issues Surrounding Tick Borne Illnesses in the U.S.

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

  1. Determine the major tick vectors in the United States and their associated diseases.
  2. Relate the proper technique for tick removal.
  3. Differentiate the clinical presentations, diagnosis and treatment of the major tick borne diseases in the United States: Lyme disease, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever as per the CDC and IDSA Guidelines.

TOPIC 3: Herpesvirus Infections.

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

  1. Relate the clinically pertinent aspects of herpesvirus infections.
  2. Diagnose the syndromes, clinical complications and attributes of recurrent disease.
  3. Use anti-virals where appropriate in management of herpes virus infections.
  4. Viruses to be covered include:
    1. Herpes simplex virus;
    2. Epstein-Barr virus;
    3. Cytomegalovirus;
    4. Varicella-zoster virus;
    5. HHV6

AMS - IM - Neurology: Stroke Part 1 and 2; Psychogenic Neurologic Disorders (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Internal Medicine - Neurology: Stroke Part 1 and 2; Psychogenic Neurologic Disorders
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: Stroke, Part I – An Evidence-Based Review of Risk Factors and Prevention.

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

  1. Identify risk factors and apply prevention strategies.
  2. Apply the CHA2DS2-VASc Score to assess risk of stroke with Atrial Fibrillation and guide treatment plan.
  3. Plan when to refer patients for carotid endarterectomy.
  4. Determine use of aspirin, clopidogrel, dipyridamole, warfarin and novel anticoagulants, carotid endarterectomy and stenting.

TOPIC 2: Stroke, Part II – TIA and Acute Stroke.

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

  1. Apply risk stratification to TIA.
  2. Employ a protocol for evaluation and treatment of TIA and stroke.
  3. Apply inclusion criteria and CT criteria for thrombolysis.
  4. Evaluate outcomes, hemorrhage rate, recovery.

TOPIC 3: Psychogenic Neurologic Disorders.

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

  1. Evaluate common neurologic manifestations of psychogenic disorders.
  2. Distinguish among malingering, factitious disorders and conversion disorders.
  3. Conduct an interview of a patient with a suspected psychogenic disorder.
  4. Formulate a plan for management of a psychogenic illness.

AMS - IM - Radiology: Chest X-Ray; Skeletal Imaging; Contrast/Radiation (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Internal Medicine - Radiology: Chest X-Ray; Skeletal Imaging; Contrast/Radiation
Faculty: Adam R. Guttentag, M.D., Ryan K. Lee, M.D., M.B.A.

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

TOPIC 1: Basic Chest X-Ray Interpretation.

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

  1. Develop a systematic approach to interpreting a chest radiograph.
  2. Assess a chest radiograph for technical factors that may hide or simulate disease.
  3. Determine whether a chest radiograph demonstrates air space disease and localize it in the lung.

TOPIC 2: Overview of Skeletal Imaging: Pearls and Pitfalls.

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

  1. Determine which imaging studies are indicated and which studies are not indicated in the setting of acute trauma.
  2. Develop an approach to evaluating skeletal radiographs.
  3. Detect radiographic findings in pediatric radiographs.

TOPIC 3: Contrast and Radiation Issues in Radiology: What a Clinician Should Know.

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

  1. Determine which patients are at increased risk for adverse reactions to intravenous iodinated contrast for CT.
  2. Apply evidence based guidelines to decide whether it is safe to order intravenous contrast for MRI examinations.
  3. Describe factors leading to increased radiation exposure to patients from medical imaging.
  4. Select appropriate tests to order so as to minimize patient radiation dose without sacrificing diagnostic accuracy.

AMS - IM - Rheumatology: Gout and Pseudogout; Inflammatory Arthritis; Rheumatologic Procedures (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Internal Medicine - Rheumatology: Gout and Pseudogout; Inflammatory Arthritis; Rheumatologic Procedures
Faculty: Adam R. Guttentag, M.D., Ryan K. Lee, M.D., M.B.A.

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

TOPIC 1: Gout and Pseudogout in the Elderly.

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

  1. Distinguish the unique characteristics of gout in the elderly.
  2. Develop a treatment plan based on the American College of Rheumatology treatment guidelines for the treatment of gout.
  3. Determine the clinical manifestations of calcium pyrophosphate deposition.
  4. Differentiate the polarized microscopic findings for uric acid and CPPD crystals.

TOPIC 2: A Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approach to the Patient Presenting with an Inflammatory Arthritis.

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

  1. Utilize the physical examination findings to narrow the differential diagnosis.
  2. Use evidence based information in choosing the most appropriate lab tests in evaluating a patient presenting with an inflammatory arthritis.
  3. Apply the American College of Rheumatology Classification Criteria in patients suspected of having rheumatoid arthritis.
  4. Determine the most appropriate disease modifying medication for a patient based on the American College of Rheumatology treatment guidelines.

TOPIC 3: Rheumatologic Procedures.

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

  1. Use techniques for appropriate indications for intra-articular and soft tissue injections in rheumatology.
  2. Employ appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies including injections for painful joints as per the ACR recommendations and the various sited rheumatologic and META analysis studies.

AMS - IM - Women's Health: Benign Breast Disease; Endometriosis; Premenstrual Syndrome (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Internal Medicine - Women's Health: Benign Breast Disease; Endometriosis; Premenstrual Syndrome
Faculty: Herbert L. Muncie, Jr., M.D., Albert J. Peters, D.O., F.A.C.O.G.

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

TOPIC 1: Evaluation and Initial Management: Benign Breast Disease

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

  1. Differentiate the signs and symptoms associated with benign breast disease.
  2. Formulate an evaluation for breast pain (mastalgia), breast lumps, and nipple discharge.
  3. Specify the treatment options for breast pain, nipple discharge and breast infections.
  4. Distinguish the symptoms and physical findings associated with rare benign breast disease conditions.

TOPIC 2: Endometriosis.

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

  1. Have a high degree of accuracy in the suspicion of endometriosis based on symptoms and physical examination.
  2. Review current management options with particular attention toward agents that can be effectively used by the primary care provider.
  3. Guide patients with regard to long-term management for pain and/or fertility considerations.
  4. Understand the risks and benefits of various treatment options for endometriosis as well as recurrence risk.

TOPIC 3: Premenstrual Syndrome.

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

  1. Correctly diagnose patients with this disorder using NIH guidelines.
  2. Utilize current effective and FDA-approved therapies.
  3. Formulate an appropriate differential diagnosis for PMS.
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Six American Medical Seminars, Inc.® Internal Medicine Modules

Receive six (6) 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 – Health Maintenance
MODULE 2: Internal Medicine – Infectious Diseases
MODULE 3: Internal Medicine – Neurology
MODULE 4: Internal Medicine – Radiology
MODULE 5: Internal Medicine – Rheumatology
MODULE 6: Internal Medicine – Women’s Health

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Topics and Objectives:

MODULE 1: Audio & Video – Health Maintenance

  • Smoking Cessation
  • Adult Health Screening and Immunizations – Evidence-Based Approach
  • Obesity

Title: Internal Medicine – Health Maintenance: Smoking Cessation; Health Screening; Obesity

Faculty: Kevin S. Ferentz, M.D. and Herbert L. Muncie, Jr., M.D.

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

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

  1. Recognize the role of smoking in disease etiology and the Health Consequences as identified in the 2014 Surgeon General and CDC Report.
  2. Develop methods of how to recognize influence and build confidence in a patients’ ability to quit smoking as per the AHCPR Guidelines.
  3. Utilize techniques and develop resources to enhance a patients’ ability to stop smoking, such as the NCI and smokefree.gov.
  4. Recognize the various benefits or advantages, indications and contraindications for use of the various available drugs and devices to assisting your patient in smoking cessation.

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

  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.

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

  1. State the epidemiology of obesity in America and the health risks associated with obesity.
  2. Assess patients who are obese and determine that they are in need of treatment.
  3. Recommend and utilize the ACC/AHA/TOS Guidelines for the Management of Overweight and Obese Adults with options available, including diet, exercise, medications, and bariatric surgery.
  4. Employ the Endocrinology Society Guidelines on Pharmacological Management of Obesity.

MODULE 2: Audio & Video – Infectious Diseases

  • Advice for the International Traveler
  • Common Issues Surrounding Tick Borne Illnesses in the U.S.
  • Herpesvirus Infections

Title: Internal Medicine – Infectious Diseases: International Traveler; Tick Borne Illnesses; Herpesvirus

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

  1. Recommend the general preventive measures including what not to eat and drink.
  2. Order the needed immunizations.
  3. Prescribe for the prevention of malaria, diarrhea and other illnesses of travelers.
  4. Prescribe for the management of diarrhea of travelers.

TOPIC 2: Tick Borne Illnesses
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Determine the major tick vectors in the United States and their associated diseases.
  2. Relate the proper technique for tick removal.
  3. Differentiate the clinical presentations, diagnosis and treatment of the major tick borne diseases in the United States: Lyme disease, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever as per the CDC and IDSA Guidelines.

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

  1. Relate the clinically pertinent aspects of herpesvirus infections.
  2. Diagnose the syndromes, clinical complications and attributes of recurrent disease.
  3. Use anti-virals where appropriate in management of herpes virus infections.
  4. Viruses to be covered include: Herpes simplex virus; Epstein-Barr virus; Cytomegalovirus; Varicella-zoster virus; and HHV6.

MODULE 3: Audio & Video – Neurology

  • Stroke, Part I – An Evidence-Based Review of Risk Factors and Prevention
  • Stroke, Part II – TIA and Acute Stroke
  • Psychogenic “Functional” Neurologic Disorders

Title: Internal Medicine – Neurology: Stroke Part 1 and 2; Psychogenic Neurologic Disorders

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: Stroke Part 1
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Identify risk factors and apply prevention strategies.
  2. Apply the CHA2DS2-VASc Score to assess risk of stroke with Atrial Fibrillation and guide treatment plan.
  3. Plan when to refer patients for carotid endarterectomy.
  4. Determine use of aspirin, clopidogrel, dipyridamole, warfarin and novel anticoagulants, carotid endarterectomy and stenting.

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

  1. Apply risk stratification to TIA.
  2. Employ a protocol for evaluation and treatment of TIA and stroke.
  3. Apply inclusion criteria and CT criteria for thrombolysis.
  4. Evaluate outcomes, hemorrhage rate, recovery.

TOPIC 3: Psychogenic Neurologic Disorders
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Evaluate common neurologic manifestations of psychogenic disorders.
  2. Distinguish among malingering, factitious disorders and conversion disorders.
  3. Conduct an interview of a patient with a suspected psychogenic disorder.
  4. Formulate a plan for management of a psychogenic illness.

MODULE 4: Audio & Video – Radiology

  • Basic Chest X-Ray Interpretation
  • Overview of Skeletal Imaging: Pearls and Pitfalls
  • Contrast and Radiation Issues in Radiology: What a Clinician Should Know

Title: Internal Medicine – Radiology: Chest X-Ray; Skeletal Imaging; Contrast/Radiation

Faculty: Adam R. Guttentag, M.D. and Ryan K. Lee, M.D., M.B.A.

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

TOPIC 1: Chest X-Ray
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Develop a systematic approach to interpreting a chest radiograph.
  2. Assess a chest radiograph for technical factors that may hide or simulate disease.
  3. Determine whether a chest radiograph demonstrates air space disease and localize it in the lung.

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

  1. Determine which imaging studies are indicated and which studies are not indicated in the setting of acute trauma.
  2. Develop an approach to evaluating skeletal radiographs.
  3. Detect radiographic findings in pediatric radiographs.

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

  1. Determine which patients are at increased risk for adverse reactions to intravenous iodinated contrast for CT.
  2. Apply evidence based guidelines to decide whether it is safe to order intravenous contrast for MRI examinations.
  3. Describe factors leading to increased radiation exposure to patients from medical imaging.
  4. Select appropriate tests to order so as to minimize patient radiation dose without sacrificing diagnostic accuracy.

MODULE 5: Audio & Video – Rheumatology

  • Gout and Pseudogout in the Elderly
  • A Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approach to the Patient Presenting with an Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Rheumatologic Procedures

Title: Internal Medicine – Rheumatology: Gout and Pseudogout; Inflammatory Arthritis; Rheumatologic Procedures

Faculty: John W. Pendleton, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R. and Lawrence H. Brent, M.D.

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

TOPIC 1: Gout and Pseudogout
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Distinguish the unique characteristics of gout in the elderly.
  2. Develop a treatment plan based on the American College of Rheumatology treatment guidelines for the treatment of gout.
  3. Determine the clinical manifestations of calcium pyrophosphate deposition.
  4. Differentiate the polarized microscopic findings for uric acid and CPPD crystals.

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

  1. Utilize the physical examination findings to narrow the differential diagnosis.
  2. Use evidence based information in choosing the most appropriate lab tests in evaluating a patient presenting with an inflammatory arthritis.
  3. Apply the American College of Rheumatology Classification Criteria in patients suspected of having rheumatoid arthritis.
  4. Determine the most appropriate disease modifying medication for a patient based on the American College of Rheumatology treatment guidelines.

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

  1. Use techniques for appropriate indications for intra-articular and soft tissue injections in rheumatology.
  2. Employ appropriate pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapies including injections for painful joints as per the ACR recommendations and the various sited rheumatologic and META analysis studies.

MODULE 6: Audio & Video – Women’s Health

  • Evaluation and Initial Management: Benign Breast Disease
  • Endometriosis
  • Premenstrual Syndrome

Title: Internal Medicine – Rheumatology: Gout and Pseudogout; Inflammatory Arthritis; Rheumatologic Procedures

Faculty: Herbert L. Muncie, Jr., M.D. and Albert J. Peters, D.O., F.A.C.O.G.

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

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

  1. Differentiate the signs and symptoms associated with benign breast disease.
  2. Formulate an evaluation for breast pain (mastalgia), breast lumps, and nipple discharge.
  3. Specify the treatment options for breast pain, nipple discharge and breast infections.
  4. Distinguish the symptoms and physical findings associated with rare benign breast disease conditions.

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

  1. Have a high degree of accuracy in the suspicion of endometriosis based on symptoms and physical examination.
  2. Review current management options with particular attention toward agents that can be effectively used by the primary care provider.
  3. Guide patients with regard to long-term management for pain and/or fertility considerations.
  4. Understand the risks and benefits of various treatment options for endometriosis as well as recurrence risk.

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

  1. Correctly diagnose patients with this disorder using NIH guidelines.
  2. Utilize current effective and FDA-approved therapies.
  3. Formulate an appropriate differential diagnosis for PMS.

Additional information

AMS - IM - Health Maintenance: Smoking Cessation; Health Screening; Obesity (Hard Copy)

Format

Hardcopy, Download

AMS - IM - Infectious Diseases: International Traveler; Tick Borne Illnesses; Herpesvirus (Download)

Format

Hardcopy, Download

AMS - IM - Neurology: Stroke Part 1 and 2; Psychogenic Neurologic Disorders (Download)

Format

Hardcopy, Download

AMS - IM - Radiology: Chest X-Ray; Skeletal Imaging; Contrast/Radiation (Download)

Format

Hardcopy, Download

AMS - IM - Rheumatology: Gout and Pseudogout; Inflammatory Arthritis; Rheumatologic Procedures (Download)

Format

Hardcopy, Download

AMS - IM - Women's Health: Benign Breast Disease; Endometriosis; Premenstrual Syndrome (Download)

Format

Hardcopy, Download

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