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AMS - 2019FMsm-Family Medicine – Sports Medicine: Knee Conditions; Shoulder Pain; Wrist/Hand Injuries (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Family Medicine – Sports Medicine: Knee Conditions; Shoulder Pain; Wrist/Hand Injuries

Faculty: George G.A. Pujalte, M.D., F.A.C.S.M., Walter C. Taylor, M.D

Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022

TOPIC 1: The Evaluation and Treatment of Knee Conditions and Injuries     

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

  1. Differentiate knee conditions using special tests.
  2. Identify the anatomical structures of the knee that are pertinent to diagnosing and treating injuries and conditions.
  3. Describe the signs and symptoms of common knee injuries and conditions.
  4. Recognize what imaging modalities to use to correctly diagnose and, therefore, manage common injuries and conditions of the knee.

TOPIC 2: Evaluation of Shoulder Pain in Athletes and Athletic Individuals

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

  1. Differentiate injuries of the shoulder using special   tests.
  2. Identify the anatomical structures of the shoulder that are pertinent to diagnosing and treating injuries.
  3. Describe the signs and symptoms of common sports injuries to the shoulder.
  4. Recognize what imaging modalities to use to correctly diagnose and, therefore, manage common injuries of the shoulder.

TOPIC 3: Common Wrist and Hand Injuries in Athletes.

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

  1. Perform a physical examination of the hand and wrist
  2. Assess and discuss the treatment for patients with common forms of wrist tendon problems, including an evidenced based approach to DeQuervain’s tendosynovitis
  3. Describe the evidence based stepwise treatment approach to patients with osteoarthritis of the 1st carpometacarpal joint
  4. Discuss the evaluation of patients with suspected scaphoid fracture
  5. Discuss the differential diagnosis and evaluation of patients with ulnar wrist pain

AMS - 2019FMek-Family Medicine – EKG: ST Segments/T Waves; Atrioventricular Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia; ST-T Resolution Post-MI (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Family Medicine - EKG: ST Segments/T Waves; Atrioventricular Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia; ST-T Resolution Post-MI.

Faculty: Jerry W. Jones, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., F.A.A.E.M

Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022

TOPIC 1: Normal/Abnormal P waves, PR intervals and QRS complexes.

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

  1. Distinguish P waves originating outside the SA node.
  2. Differentiate PR intervals that indicate AV conduction from those that do not.
  3. Appraise the appropriateness of the QRS intervals in relation to the leads in which they appear
  4. Distinguish normal septal q waves from pathological Q waves.

TOPIC 2: AVNRT: Atrioventricular Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia.

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

  1. Relate the typical P wave changes in AVNRT relative to the QRS complex
  2. Relate the mechanism of AVNRT and how that knowledge is used to terminate the dysrhythmia
  3. Distinguish AVNRT from a rapid atrial flutter with 2:1 conduction

TOPIC 3: Reciprocal changes: What are they and how do they help? | Timeline for ST – T Resolution Post-MI.

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

  1. Differentiate between ST depression as an indication of subendocardial ischemia or as a reciprocal change
  2. Utilize serial 12-lead ECGs to detect subtle changes in the ST segment when the initial ECG is non-diagnostic
  3. Detect dysrhythmias characteristic and diagnostic of reperfusion
  4. Relate current ST deviation in relation to the elapsed time following reperfusion

AMS - 2019FMpu-Family Medicine – Pulmonary: COPD; Respiratory Infections; Bronchial Asthma (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Family Medicine - Pulmonary: COPD; Respiratory Infections; Bronchial Asthma

Faculty: Ganesan Murali, M.D., Michael A. Malone, M.D., Arshad A. Wani, M.D.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022

TOPIC 1: COPD – Overview of Patient Management.

  1. Upon the completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
  2. Appraise the definition and integrate the pathophysiology of COPD.
  3. Assess the clinical management of various issues regarding COPD.
  4. Treat acute exacerbations and outpatient management including long-term oxygen and pharmacologic treatment based on ATS/ACCP Guidelines.
  5. Evaluate the need of referral for surgical and newer treatments for emphysema.

TOPIC 2: Evaluation and Treatment of Respiratory Infections Commonly Seen in Primary Care.

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

  1. Formulate appropriate evaluation strategies for patients who present with respiratory conditions.
  2. Identify history and exam findings that help differentiate common respiratory conditions.
  3. Determine situations when antibiotics are appropriate for the treatment sinus infections.
  4. Utilize severity index tools in the evaluation of pneumonia.
  5. Utilize EBM to determine appropriate treatment for common respiratory conditions.
  6. Discuss some of the controversies in the treatment of common respiratory infections seen in primary care.

TOPIC 3: Bronchial Asthma: An Update.

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

  1. Appraise the pathophysiology of this inflammatory disease.
  2. Develop a stepwise approach to treatment of asthma and management of status asthmaticus.
  3. Differentiate the patient who is not responding and specify indications for subspecialty referral.

AMS - 2019FMca-Family Medicine – Common Issues & Cases: Thyroid Case Studies; Dermatology Cases; Diabetic Cases (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Family Medicine - Common Issues & Cases: Thyroid Case Studies; Dermatology Cases; Diabetic Cases

Faculty: O. Fred Miller, III, M.D.; Merri Lou Pendergrass, M.D., Ph.D. and Stephen J. Winters, M.D.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022

TOPIC 1: Thyroid Case Studies.

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

  1. Appreciate the role of a diagnostic thyroid scan or ultrasound.
  2. Evaluate a patient for hyperthyroidism.
  3. Prescribe therapeutic options for patients diagnosed with hypothyroidism.

TOPIC 2: “Cases That Have Taught Me a Lesson.”

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

  1. Detect skin changes that point to specific and varied cutaneous disorders encountered in the office.
  2. Appraise and recommend therapy for perioral dermatitis.

TOPIC 3: Diabetes/Endocrine Cases.

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

  1. Appraise key issues and develop a treatment plan, employing the ADA and ATA Guidelines, for challenging diabetes and endocrine cases.

AMS - 2019FMcd-Family Medicine – Cardiology: Hypertension; Lipids/Cardiovascular Risk Assessment; Peri-operative Cardiac Evaluation (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Family Medicine - Cardiology: Hypertension; Lipids/Cardiovascular Risk Assessment; Peri-operative Cardiac Evaluation

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

Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022

TOPIC 1: Hypertension.

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

  1. Incorporate latest 2017 HTN guideline.
  2. Incorporate lifestyle medicine.
  3. Identify secondary work up.
  4. Select appropriate therapies for hypertensive urgency and emergency.

TOPIC 2: Lipids and Cardiovascular Risk Assessment.

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

  1. Recognize the changes and updates to the current ACC/AHA lipid guidelines.
  2. Develop new insights for the assessment of LDL and Total cholesterol levels.
  3. Formulate recommendations for when and how to treat hypercholesterolemia as per the most recent ACC/AHA guidelines and Treatment Algorithm while considering the importance of RCT’s such as IMPROVE-IT & AIM-HIGH
  4. Determine when to refer his or her patient to a lipid specialist.

TOPIC 3: Peri-Operative Cardiac Evaluation.

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

  1. Formulate guideline based strategies for peri-operative risk evaluation.
  2. Relate peri-operative cardiovascular physiology.
  3. Appraise evidence behind recommendations.
  4. Prescribe peri-operative risk reduction strategies

AMS - 2019FMp1-Family Medicine – Pharmacology: Immunizations; Contraceptive Options; Bedside Sedation (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Family Medicine - Pharmacology: Immunizations; Contraceptive Options; Bedside Sedation

Faculty: Vandana Y. Bhide, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.A.P., A.B.I.H.M.; Kenneth H. Butler, D.O., F.A.C.E.P., F.A.A.E.M. and Stephen J. Gluckman, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.I.D.S.A.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022

TOPIC 1: Immunizations for Adults.

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

  1. Differentiate between myths and facts concerning vaccine administration.
  2. Based on ACIP up-to-date guidelines, evaluate indications, contra-indications, efficacy and side effects of adult immunizations.
  3. Recommend immunizations indicated for different risk groups such as health care providers, college students and inhabitants of long term care facilities.

TOPIC 2: Contraceptive Options - Helping Women Make an Informed Choice.

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

  1. Identify long acting reversible contraceptives as being the most effective agents for prevention of pregnancy..
  2. Analyze the different types of oral and injectable hormonal contraceptives.
  3. Evaluate barrier and other non-hormonal types of contraception.
  4. Recognize emergency forms of contraception.

TOPIC 3: Bedside Sedation.

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

  1. Analyze patient characteristics and clinical presentations where the most important risk is for apnea.
  2. Debate pulse oximeter and wave form capnography - do we need it?
  3. Assess and specify when sedation is an appropriate consideration for the critically ill.
  4. Employ the use of sedation in the head injured patients as per the Clinical Practice Guidelines for emergency department use of Ketamine

AMS - 2019FMp2-Family Medicine – Pharmacology: New Drugs; Oral Anticoagulants; Antimicrobial Resistance (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Family Medicine - Pharmacology: New Drugs; Anticoagulants - Oral; Antimicrobial Resistance

Faculty: Vandana Y. Bhide, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.A.P., A.B.I.H.M, Keith S. Kaye, M.D., M.P.H., Gerald W. Smetana, M.D.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022

TOPIC 1: New Drugs for the Primary Care Physician: What You Need to Know. COMP

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

  1. Survey important advances in pharmacotherapy that pertain to primary care practice.
  2. Discuss the efficacy and list the side effects for each drug.
  3. Differentiate key new drugs with previously available medications for similar indications.

TOPIC   2:  Novel Oral Anticoagulants.

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

  1. Differentiate the advantages and disadvantages of commonly used anticoagulants.
  2. Employ evidence-based anticoagulation bridging regimens.
  3. Assess the approved indications for various anticoagulation agents.
  4. Apply the evidence-based indications for anticoagulation in hospitalized patients.

TOPIC   3: Update on Antimicrobial Resistance.

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

  1. Interpret the pattern of emergence of resistance of certain infecting bacteria.
  2. Analyze the epidemiology that may indicate potential resistance among the organisms discussed, such as:
    1. Pneumococci;
    2. Enterococci;
    3. Gram negative bacilli.
  3. Use current therapeutic regimens while considering resistance.

AMS - 2019FMwo-Family Medicine – Women’s Health: STDs; Contraceptive Options; Coronary Artery Disease (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Family Medicine - Women's Health: STDs; Contraceptive Options; Coronary Artery Disease

Faculty: Herbert L. Muncie, Jr., M.D., Alyson N. Owen, M.D.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022

TOPIC 1: Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections.

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

  1. Determine the appropriate diagnostic testing for complaints suggestive of a sexually transmitted infection.
  2. Select the therapy for the commonly encountered sexually transmitted infections.
  3. Formulate the follow-up testing and evaluations for sexually transmitted infections.
  4. Recommend the therapeutic options for preventing herpes simplex infections.

TOPIC 2: Contraceptive Options - Helping Women Make an Informed Choice.

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

  1. Appraise the pharmacologic differences in oral contraceptives and their role in contraceptive efficacy.
  2. Formulate the treatment options for contraception other than oral contraceptives.
  3. Specify the relative and absolute contraindications to oral contraceptives.
  4. Relate the circumstances that would be eligible for emergency contraception and the appropriate emergency contraception method for each situation.

TOPIC 3: Women and CAD: Risk Factors and Treatment of Acute MI

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

  1. Distinguish the different effects of risk factors on women and risk factors that are unique to women
  2. Appropriately assess cardiovascular risk and order appropriate screening tests
  3. Recognize the differences in the presentation of acute coronary syndromes in women
  4. Utilize evidence based therapies for the treatment of ACS in women

AMS - 2019FMmj-Family Medicine – Medical Marijuana: Prescribing Medical Marijuana; Qualifying Conditions, Part 1 & 2 (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Family Medicine - Medical Marijuana: Prescribing Medical Marijuana; Qualifying Conditions Part 1 and Part 2

Faculty: Benjamin Kaplan, M.D., MPH, FACP, David E. Riley, M.D.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022

TOPIC 1: Prescribing Medical Marijuana (dosing, strains and delivery systems).     

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

  1. Review and solidify understanding of cannabis pharmacology
  2. Differentiate between strains and routes of delivery for medical marijuana therapy
  3. Understand and recommend dosing regiments for medical marijuana
  4. Discuss dosing for short-term and long-term health benefits of medical marijuana
  5. Discuss the controversies and side-effects of medical marijuana use.

TOPIC 2: Understanding the Qualifying Conditions -Part 1.

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

  1. Describe traits of conditions that have qualified for government approval
  2. Analyze clinical issues favoring use of medical marijuana in qualifying conditions
  3. Contrast clinical risks of medical marijuana use

TOPIC 3: Understanding the Qualifying Conditions -Part 2.

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

  1. Identify qualifying conditions in specific medical specialties
  2. Critically evaluate evidence-based research findings for specific qualifying conditions
  3. Plan for the multi-disciplinary nature of a medical marijuana practice

AMS - 2019FMde-Family Medicine – Dermatology: Introduction to Dermatology; Common Tumors, Part 1 and Part 2 (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Family Medicine - Dermatology: Introduction to Dermatology; Common Tumors Part 1 and Part 2

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

Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022

TOPIC 1: Introduction – Essentials of Dermatology Diagnosis.

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

  1. Approach dermatologic disorders with a consistent and logical method.
  2. Interpret the role of "color" in the diagnosis of cutaneous lesions.
  3. Select the appropriate therapy for common disorders

TOPIC 2: Common Tumors in the Office Setting, Part I: Warts, Mollusca, Fibrous Tumors, Cutaneous Horns, Acanthomas.

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

  1. Devise a treatment plan for common tumors, which may include observation, biopsy, removal, and referral.
  2. Recognize the multiple cutaneous manifestations of warts and “wart-like” lesions and develop a stepwise treatment approach based on literature review and the British Association of Dermatology Treatment Guidelines.

TOPIC 3: Common Tumors in the Office Setting, Part II: Common Neoplasm of Head and Neck, Cysts, Vascular Tumors, Dermatofibroma, Keratoses, Lipoma, Soft Tissue Growths, Granulomas, Metastatic Carcinoma, Lymphoma. 

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

  1. Develop an approach to common dermal tumors, including most appropriate type of biopsy based on pathophysiology.
  2. Initiate systemic evaluation in setting of certain skin lesions that may be associated with underlying medical conditions.
  3. Outline and institute appropriate systemic evaluation for malignancy in setting of newly diagnosed extramammary Paget Disease as proposed by Mayo Clinic Guidelines.
  4. Demonstrate awareness of guidelines and implementation and/or appropriate referral for managing infantile hemangiomas as per the American Academy of Pediatrics.

AMS - 2019FMgy-Family Medicine – Gynecology: Amenorrhea; Chronic Anovulation; Infertility (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Family Medicine - Gynecology: Amenorrhea; Chronic Anovulation; Infertility

Faculty: Albert J. Peters, D.O., F.A.C.O.G.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022

TOPIC 1: Amenorrhea.

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

  1. Assess the various causes of primary and secondary amenorrhea and their associated health risks, as well as apply the appropriate evaluation for both.
  2. Begin a management plan specific to the etiology of amenorrhea.
  3. Categorize the various anatomic and functional levels of distinction with respect to amenorrhea.

TOPIC 2: Chronic Anovulation.

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

  1. Discriminate between the hypothalamic, pituitary and ovarian causes of anovulation.
  2. Investigate associated health risks.
  3. Formulate an appropriate treatment regimen

TOPIC 3: Infertility for the Primary Care Physician.

Upon completion of this session, using Guidelines set forth by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP

  1. Historically evaluate the infertile couple.
  2. Determine when to begin a work-up for the infertile couple.
  3. Perform a basic evaluation for infertility.
  4. Provide a basic treatment plan for the infertile couple.
  5. Determine when to refer the infertile couple for specialized care.

AMS - 2019IMhe-Internal Medicine – Hematology: Venous Thromboembolism; Anemia; Coagulopathy (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Internal Medicine – Hematology: Venous Thromboembolism; Anemia; Coagulopathy

Faculty: Kevin S. Ferentz, M.D., Joel Kravitz, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., F.R.C.P.S.C., Herbert L. Muncie, Jr. M.D.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022

TOPIC 1: Venous Thromboembolism (VTE): Diagnosis and Treatment.

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

  1. Determine the diagnostic testing for evaluating a patient for possible VTE.
  2. Apply the algorithm for diagnosing a pulmonary embolism in multiple clinical settings.
  3. Differentiate the advantages and disadvantages of outpatient treatment compared to inpatient treatment for venous thromboembolism (VTE).
  4. Order the frequency of monitoring and the adjustments needed for warfarin therapy in the treatment of VTE.

TOPIC 2: Anemia.

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

  1. Develop a diagnostic strategy to ascertain the etiology of the anemia.
  2. Utilize the guidelines for diagnosing anemia in children and adults in terms of available testing.
  3. Develop a clinical approach to treating various anemias to include Iron Deficiency and “Anemia of Chronic Disease” due to infections, inflammatory dz’s, CKD, Malignancies, Cytokines, Interferons, TNF’s, etc.
  4. Describe the role of consultants in the evaluation and management of anemia.

TOPIC 3: Coagulopathy in the ER: All Bleeding Stops Eventually.

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

  1. Differentiate different patterns of coagulopathy that present to the ED.
  2. Develop an evaluation and treatment plan for non-traumatic bleeding disorders in the ED, including hemophilia, TTP, ITP and others.
  3. Outline the rationale and indications for the use of blood products used in the treatment of the bleeding patient.
  4. Discuss some of the newer anticoagulation agents used today, such as Prasugrel (Effient) and Dabigatran (Pradaxa), as per the referenced RCT’s and EBM studies such as Rocket, RE-LY and Einstein.

AMS - 2019IMek-Internal Medicine – EKG: AVRT (Atrioventricular Reentrant Tachycardia); Ischemia; ECG Interpretation Practice (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Internal Medicine - EKG: AVRT (Atrioventricular Reentrant Tachycardia); Ischemia; ECG Interpretation Practice

Faculty: Jerry W. Jones, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., F.A.A.E.M.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022

Topic 1: Pre-excitation and AVRT (Atrioventricular Reentrant Tachycardia)

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

  1. Detect positive and negative delta waves
  2. Differentiate between a “by-stander” accessory pathway and a “circus movement” dysrhythmia
  3. Differentiate between an AVNRT and an AVRT
  4. Relate the inherent dangers of an accessory pathway

TOPIC 2: Ischemia: Subendocardial, Epicardial, Hyperacute T’s, Jones’s Sign (Jones’s Rule)

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

  1. Differentiate between subendocardial ischemia and epicardial ischemia.
  2. Analyze a 12-lead ECG for the earliest signs of myocardial ischemia.
  3. Detect “Jones’s Sign” and assess minimal ST changes as possible early signs of ischemia.
  4. Distinguish between inferior, anteroseptal (anteroapical), anterolateral and posterolateral epicardial ischemias.

TOPIC 3:   ECG Interpretation Practice.

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

  1. Demonstrate the ability to utilize the Methodical Approach to 12-lead ECG interpretation while incorporating the “Three Main Causes” approach to assessing any abnormalities encountered during the interpretation
  2. Demonstrate the ability to recognize the different forms of AV block and to differentiate 3rd degree AV block from simple AV dissociation
  3. Specify the classic morphological features of left and right bundle branch block and the importance of the repolarization abnormality
  4. Recognize the main categories of subendocardial and acute epicardial ischemia
  5. Relate the importance and use of reciprocal changes in diagnosing acute epicardial ischemia

AMS - 2019IMne-Internal Medicine-Neurology: Dementia; Seizures/Epilepsy; Sleep Disorders (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Internal Medicine - Neurology: Dementia; Seizures/Epilepsy; Sleep Disorders

Faculty: David E. Riley, M.D.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022

TOPIC 1: Dementia.

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

  1. Evaluate patients with mild cognitive impairment or dementia.
  2. Diagnose the major syndromes associated with common causes of dementia.
  3. Distinguish the conditions that frequently mimic dementia.
  4. Manage major complications of dementia.

TOPIC 2: Seizures and Epilepsy – Diagnosis.

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

  1. Differentiate among the major types of seizures.
  2. Apply epidemiologic aspects to the diagnosis of epilepsy.
  3. Distinguish seizures from syncope.
  4. Formulate a plan for diagnostic investigation.

TOPIC 3: Sleep Disorders – Restless Legs Syndrome, Narcolepsy and Others

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

  1. Diagnose restless legs syndrome in under a minute.
  2. Manage restless legs syndrome.
  3. Diagnose and treat narcolepsy.
  4. Determine the prognosis of, and treat, REM-sleep behavior disorder.

AMS - 2019IMch-Internal Medicine – Challenges: HIV; Immunocompromised Patient; Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Internal Medicine - Challenges: HIV, Immunocompromised Patient; Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Faculty: Valerianna Amorosa, M.D., Stephen J. Gluckman, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.I.D.S.A., Jerry Zuckerman, M.D.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022

TOPIC 1: HIV Primer for the Primary Care Physician.

Using recommendations and evidence-based guidelines from IDSA, HIVMA, USPHS, CDC and ACP, upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP

  1. Relate the latest epidemiology of HIV infection.
  2. Interpret recommendations for HIV screening.
  3. Interpret diagnostic tests (e.g. viral load, CD4 count) and apply them to HIV management.
  4. Illustrate the principles of antiretroviral treatment.

TOPIC 2: Infections in the Immunocompromised Patient.

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

  1. Appraise the immunocompromised patient who is at most risk for serious infections due to diabetes, malignancy, and chemotherapy or medications such as the immunomodulators as per the published EBM/RCT studies in Diabetes Care, Infectious Disease Clinics N.A., Journal of Rheumatology and others.
  2. Employ standard of appropriate preventative care in various immunocompromised populations seen in primary care.
  3. Apply an approach to the treatment and follow up of these infections for each type of at risk patient.

TOPIC 3: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

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

  1. Demonstrate how to diagnose CFS and how to distinguish it from chronic fatigue.
  2. Relate the history of CFS.
  3. Determine the management and how not to mismanage, a patient with CFS as per the current Institute of Medicine Diagnostic Criteria.

AMS - 2019IMca-Internal Medicine-Cases: Rheumatology Cases; Dermatology Cases; Critical Care Cases (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Internal Medicine - Cases: Rheumatology Cases; Dermatology Cases; Critical Care Cases

Faculty: Jeffrey Miller, M.D., M.B.A, William T. Ayoub, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R., Arshad A. Wani, M.D.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022

TOPIC 1: Case Studies.

Upon completion of these sessions, the participant should be able to:

  1. Apply the concepts presented in the Rheumatology section of this conference to effectively deal with cases presentations
  2. Identify several less common causes of musculoskeletal symptoms and signs.

TOPIC 2: Evidence-Based Case Studies in Dermatology.

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

  1. Formulate evidence-based treatment for photo-damaged skin.
  2. Formulate evidence-based treatment for common skin diseases, such as: molluscum contagiosum and pityriasis rosea.
  3. Assess the one side effect of isotretinoin therapy that predicts higher risk for future hyperlipidemia.

TOPIC 3: Critical Care Cases for Review.

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

  1. Detect acute liver failure (ALF) and develop appropriate plans for management of ALF and acetaminophen OD.
  2. Detect pulmonary edema in the ICU and formulate a plan for the management of ARDS.
  3. Integrate the management of a patient with cardiac arrest based on AHA-ACLS Guidelines with consideration for therapeutic hypothermia and develop a brain death protocol.

AMS - 2019IMrh-Internal Medicine – Rheumatology: Rheumatic Diseases; Laboratory and Radiological Tests; Osteoporosis (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Internal Medicine - Rheumatology: Rheumatic Diseases; Laboratory and Radiological Tests; Osteoporosis

Faculty: William T. Ayoub, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022

TOPIC 1: Clinical Approach to the Patient with Rheumatic Diseases.

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

  1. Construct a systematic approach to the evaluation of the patient with rheumatic disease including:
  2. Appraise the central role of the history and physical examination.
  3. Differentiate several patterns, including the ASAS criteria for spondyloarthropathies that allow clinical diagnosis of rheumatic diseases.

TOPIC 2: Laboratory and Radiological Tests in Rheumatology.

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

  1. Interpret the various classes of synovial fluid analysis.
  2. Determine the use and limitations of laboratory testing with emphasis upon the American College of Rheumatology Choosing Wisely recommendations.
  3. Discuss key x-ray findings in patients with rheumatic diseases

TOPIC 3: Osteoporosis: Evaluation and Treatment.

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

  1. Identify patients who are at risk for osteoporosis and should be evaluated with bone density testing as recommended by the International Society of Clinical Densitometry and National Osteoporosis Foundation guidelines.
  2. Recommend the various nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic treatments for osteoporosis as recommended by the National Osteoporosis Foundation guidelines.

AMS - 2019IMpe-Internal Medicine – Physical Exam: Neurological Exam; Knee Exam; Shoulder Examination (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Internal Medicine - Physical Exam: Neurological Examination; Knee Examination; Shoulder Examination

Faculty: Jennifer Maynard, M.D., David E. Riley, M.D., Walter C. Taylor, M.D.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022

TOPIC 1: The Neurological Examination.

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

  1. Organize the disparate parts of the neurologic examination into a personally relevant, manageable and reproducible diagnostic tool.
  2. Perform a concise screening neurologic exam for asymptomatic patients.
  3. Perform a problem-tailored neurologic exam for patients with neurologic complaints.
  4. Obtain maximum yield from the examination of a patient with an altered mental status.

TOPIC 2: Knee Examination- A Practical Hands-On Approach.                     

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

  1. Identify the relevant anatomy of the knee
  2. Demonstrate key physical exam findings of the knee including:
    1. Inspection
    2. Palpation
    3. Range of motion
    4. Special tests (Lachman, Anterior drawer, Valgus/Varus stress, Patellar apprehension, McMurray, Apley, Thessaly)

TOPIC 3: Shoulder Examination – A Practical Hands-On Approach.

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

  1. Discuss relevant anatomy of the shoulder
  2. Demonstrate the components of the shoulder examination
  3. Discuss shoulder examination findings which help differentiate between rotator cuff pathology, instability of the glenohumeral joint and labral pathology

AMS - 2019IMnu-Internal Medicine – Nutrition: B-12 Deficiency; Nutritional Assessment; RED-S (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Internal Medicine - Nutrition: B-12 Deficiency; Nutritional Assessment; RED-S

Faculty: Laurence J. Kinsella, M.D., F.A.A.N., Jennifer Maynard, M.D., Gary H. Oberlender, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022

TOPIC 1: Cobalamin (B-12) Deficiency and Other Neurologic Disorders of Gastrointestinal Function.

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

  1. Define recent advances in B-12 deficiency, Post-Gastroplasty Neuropathy, and Copper deficiency.
  2. Examine the changing clinical presentation of this illness.
  3. Apply newer laboratory techniques to the diagnosis.
  4. Apply an algorithm for the diagnosis and treatment of B-12 deficiency.

TOPIC 2: Advanced Nutritional Assessment and Therapy.

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

  1. Integrate readily available clinical data to make accurate nutritional assessments in seniors.
  2. Relate metabolic changes in aging to assess risk for malnutrition.
  3. Apply an evidence based approach to treatment of undernutrition in seniors.

TOPIC 3: Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S), formerly Female Athlete Triad.

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

  1. Discuss the history of Female Athlete Triad and its new term RED-S
  2. Recognize the signs and symptoms of RED-S
  3. Apply a multidisciplinary treatment strategy for RED-S
  4. Employ individualize return to play considerations using the return to play guidelines
  5. Recognize when to refer patients for more advanced cardiac care.

AMS - 2019IMor-Internal Medicine – Orthopedics: Office Orthopedics; Ankle Sprains; Knee Injuries (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Internal Medicine - Orthopedics: Office Orthopedics; Ankle Sprains; Knee Injuries

Faculty: John W. Pendleton, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R., Walter C. Taylor, M.D., Jennifer Maynard, M.D

Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022

TOPIC 1: Office Orthopedics in the Older Patient.

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

  1. Recognize the common causes of acute low back pain in the elderly.
  2. Use evidence based maneuvers to assess the likelihood of a patient having spinal stenosis.
  3. Differentiate between the different metabolic pathways of the statins and relate how that would impact prescribing for patients on multiple other drugs.
  4. Use evidence based techniques to determine the likelihood of a patient having a rotator cuff tear.

TOPIC 2: Ankle Sprains.

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

  1. Discuss the use of the Ottawa Ankle Rules to determine if an x-ray is necessary after acute ankle injury
  2. Perform a competent ankle examination in a patient with ankle pain
  3. Describe the treatment of an athlete with a lateral ankle sprain
  4. Differentiate between a lateral ankle sprain and a high ankle sprain
  5. Discuss the differential diagnosis of ankle pain after acute injury

TOPIC 3: Common Knee Injuries.

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

  1. Recognize, evaluate, and understand evidence based treatment options for common knee injuries seen in primary care including:
    1. Ligament injures (MCL, LCL, ACL)
    2. Meniscal injuries
    3. Patellofemoral Pain syndrome
    4. Osteoarthritis

AMS - 2019IMde-Internal Medicine – Dermatology: Office Dermatology; Contact Dermatitis; Clinical Pearls (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Internal Medicine - Dermatology: Office Dermatology; Contact Dermatitis; Clinical Pearls

Faculty: Jeffrey Miller, M.D., M.B.A., O. Fred Miller, III, M.D.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022

TOPIC 1:  Common Problems in Office Dermatology.

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

  1. Develop a differential diagnosis of common disorders based on lesion morphology and distribution.
  2. Differentiate the many manifestations of cutaneous fungal disease.
  3. Analyze fungal foot and nail changes and select the appropriate therapy as per the “Choosing Wisely: Am ACAD of Dermatology 2013” guidelines.

TOPIC 2: Contact Dermatitis

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

  1. Plan the testing for identification of allergens in contact dermatitis.
  2. Distinguish and treat poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac.
  3. Detect common contactants seen in the office setting.
  4. Develop a treatment plan for various types of contact dermatitis while considering the British Association of Dermatology Tx Guidelines.

TOPIC 3: Clinical Pearls in Dermatology.

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

  1. Apply diagnostic and treatment pearls for varied cutaneous disorders encountered in the office.
  2. Apply a simple diagnostic maneuver to diagnose basal cell skin cancer.
  3. Utilize a dermatologist to effectively manage your patients who have pigmented lesion biopsies.
  4. Employ the appropriate use of antibiotics using the AAD “Choosing Wisely Campaign” recommendations list.

AMS - 2019IMen-Internal Medicine – Endocrinology: Calcium Metabolism; Male Hypogonadism; Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Internal Medicine - Endocrinology: Calcium Metabolism; Male Hypogonadism; Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Faculty: Stephen J. Winters, M.D.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022

TOPIC 1: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism.

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

  1. Outline the causes of hypercalcemia.
  2. Recommend diagnostic testing for hyperparathyroidism.
  3. Recognize secondary hyperparathyroidism.

TOPIC 2: Male Hypogonadism.

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

  1. Outline the classic causes of male hypogonadism.
  2. Appreciate the entity of adult onset hypogonadism.
  3. Describe the risks and benefits of testosterone use and apply toward decision making when reviewing treatment options.

TOPIC 3: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

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

  1. Recognize the distinguishing features of PCOS.
  2. Prescribe appropriate laboratory tests to evaluate women with hirsutism.
  3. Describe the non-reproductive aspects of PCOS

AMS - 2019EMer-Emergency Medicine – Medical Errors/Patient Safety: Physician Burnout; Error Into Opportunity; Fatal Mistakes in ECG Interpretation (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Emergency Medicine – Medical Errors/Patient Safety: Physician Burnout; Error Into Opportunity; Fatal Mistakes in ECG Interpretation

Faculty: Michael A. Gibbs, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., Jerry W. Jones, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., F.A.A.E.M., Laurence J. Kinsella, M.D., F.A.A.N.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022

TOPIC 1: Confessions of a Mostly Happy Doctor – Strategies for Reducing Physician Burnout.

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

  1. Review current literature re: physician burnout.
  2. Incorporate strategies to reduce clerical burdens of EMR.
  3. Adopt strategies for successful patient experience surveys.
  4. Apply techniques for managing functional symptoms in the office.

TOPIC 2: Turning Error into Opportunity.

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

  1. Specify the elements of the emergency care environment that predisposes the clinician to decision-making errors as per the 2015 Institute of Medicine report.
  2. Develop and integrate cognitive strategies that reduce the likelihood of error.
  3. Design and implement effective methods for reviewing, discussing and addressing medical errors as per the Institute of Medicine guidelines.

TOPIC 3: 5 Things You MUST Look For Before Putting Down an ECG | 5 Fatal Mistakes To AVOID While Interpreting an ECG. 

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

  1. List 5 conditions for which the ECG must be specifically and carefully scrutinized
  2. Specify 5 analytical or interpretative mistakes that could result in increased patient morbidity or fatality
  3. Integrate steps to avoid missing important signs on the 12-lead ECG into the methodical approach.

AMS - 2019EMap-Emergency Medicine – Adult and Pediatrics: Endocrine Emergencies; Surgical Emergencies; Pediatric Emergency Radiology (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Emergency Medicine - Adult and Pediatrics: Endocrine Emergencies; Surgical Emergencies; Pediatric Emergency Radiology

Faculty: Joel Kravitz, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., F.R.C.P.S.C., Richard J. Scarfone, M.D., F.A.A.P., Mark D. Joffe, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022

TOPIC 1: Endocrine Emergencies.

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

  1. Develop, using the latest evidence and the ADA position statement, a comprehensive treatment plan for diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA).
  2. Compare and contrast DKA and hyperosmolar non-ketotic states (HHNK).
  3. Detect adrenal insufficiency and formulate an efficient treatment plan.
  4. Construct treatment algorithms as per the AACE guidelines, for the management of thyrotoxicosis, hyperthyroidism and thyroid storm.

TOPIC 2: No Time to Waste – Surgical Emergencies.

Upon completion of this session, using information from review articles, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP

  1. Based on a child’s presenting signs and symptoms suggestive of a surgical emergency, make rapid management decisions based upon referenced Evidence Based Medicine and validated clinical prediction rules.
  2. Administer appropriate diagnostic studies in the evaluation of children with surgical emergencies.
  3. Avoid activities that will result in a delayed diagnosis for children with surgical emergencies.

TOPIC 3: Pediatric Emergency Radiology.

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

  1. Assess the radiographic findings after case description.
  2. Diagnose various pediatric conditions after case description and radiographic assessment.

AMS - 2019EMed-Emergency Medicine - Common ED Challenges: Opioid Epidemic; Emergency Psychiatric Patient; Testing in the ED (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Emergency Medicine - Common ED Challenges: Opioid Epidemic; Psychiatric Patient; Testing in the ED

Faculty: Andrew Chang, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.E.P., F.A.A.E.M., Joel Kravitz, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., F.R.C.P.S.C.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022

TOPIC 1: The Opioid Epidemic:  How We Got Here and How We’re Going to Dig Ourselves Out.

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

  1. Differentiate EKG findings for atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, and Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome.
  2. Specify the factors determining the seriousness of any tachycardia.
  3. Utilize current effective and approved therapies to treat various supraventricular tachycardias as per the sited systemic reviews and ACC guidelines.

TOPIC 2: Management of the Emergency Psychiatric Patient.

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

  1. Recognize the early signs of agitation and employ strategies to resolve them.
  2. Select appropriate agents for chemical restraint based on available evidence.
  3. Using ACEP guidelines as a framework develop a plan for the medical clearance of a psychiatric patient.

TOPIC 3: Is This Test Necessary: Efficient Use of Testing in the Emergency Department.

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

  1. Develop, using the available evidence, efficient decision making skills for the use of some commonly used lab & radiographic tests in the ED as per the COC guidance and recommendations.
  2. Determine the utility of some less commonly used tests in the ED, including strep tests, D-dimers and coagulation tests.
  3. Evaluate case scenarios to discuss optimizing patient care while reducing unnecessary costs.

AMS - 2019EMid-Emergency Medicine – Infectious Diseases: Endocarditis; Epidemics in the News; Fever and Rash (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Emergency Medicine - Infectious Diseases: Endocarditis and Orthopedic Device Infection; Epidemics in the News; Fever and Rash

Faculty: Kenneth Kaye, M.D., F.A.C.P., Stephen J. Gluckman, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.I.D.S.A, Valerianna Amorosa, M.D.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022

TOPIC 1: Endocarditis and Orthopedic Device Infection Prophylaxis Guidelines: What the PCP Needs to Know.

Upon completion of this session, using evidence- based guidelines from the AHA, ADA, AAOS and AUA, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP

  1. Apply current recommendations for antibiotic prophylaxis of endocarditis and prosthetic joints.
  2. Illustrate data supporting prophylaxis.
  3. Determine appropriate patients for prophylaxis.
  4. Use proper administration of prophylactic antibiotics, including prophylaxis in the allergic patient.

TOPIC 2: Epidemics in the News.

Upon the completion of this session, the participant should be able to relate the following about each of these four presently active viral epidemics: GL, EBM, COMP

Ebola Zaire;

MERS-CoV;

Chikungunya;

Pertussis;

Measles;

Zika;

  1. Appraise how the transmission mechanisms and risk of infection has impacted the incidence of these viruses in the U.S.
  2. Recognize and determine, through appropriate WHO and CDC resources, the geographic distribution of each viral illness.
  3. Determine the various presentations and differentiate the clinical syndromes from other common infectious processes in patients presenting to a primary care practice.
  4. Determine the features and predictors to formulate an approach to each illness that will help guide your diagnostic testing decisions for making an appropriate diagnosis as per the current CDC and WHO Guidelines.
  5. Assess the risk to health care workers and other patients while determining public health implications in an effort to deploy appropriate resources and methods of Infection control as per the CDC and WHO recommendations and Guidelines.

TOPIC 3: Approach to the Patient with Fever and Rash.

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

  1. Describe the etiology of commonly seen infectious and non-infectious rashes that are associated with fever.
  2. Develop a differential diagnosis based upon the type of rash on presentation.
  3. Recognize the scenarios in which emergent treatment of fever/rash are warranted

AMS - 2019EMne-Emergency Medicine – Neurology: Traumatic Brain Injury; Peripheral Vertigo; Seizures and Epilepsy (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Emergency Medicine - Neurology: Traumatic Brain Injury; Vertigo - Peripheral; Seizures/Epilepsy Management

Faculty: Kenneth H. Butler, D.O., F.A.C.E.P., F.A.A.E.M., Andrew Chang, M.D., David E. Riley, M.D.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022

TOPIC 1: Traumatic Brain Injury.

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

  1. Develop an approach to assessing the head injured patient where you can forget about the GCS scoring system.
  2. Identify the TBI clinical presentation where “The eyes have it”.
  3. Determine when TBI necessitates a “formal” RSI intubation.
  4. Employ appropriate RSI techniques and drug protocols as per sited evidence based medicine recommendations and systemic reviews.

TOPIC 2: As the World Turns:  Peripheral Vertigo in the ED.

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

  1. Illustrate the pathophysiology of benign positional vertigo.
  2. Differentiate the various diagnostic tests in the evaluation of patients with peripheral vertigo.
  3. Discover how to perform various therapeutic maneuvers, such as the Epley maneuver, in the treatment of patients with benign positional vertigo.

TOPIC 3: Seizures and Epilepsy – Management.

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

  1. Determine when treatment with anticonvulsant medication is warranted.
  2. Choose among the many available anticonvulsant medications.
  3. Manage problems confronted by women with epilepsy.
  4. Counsel patients regarding their driving privileges.

AMS - 2019EMor-Emergency Medicine – Orthopedics: Orthopedics; Trauma and Orthopedic Pitfalls; Adult Orthopedics (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Emergency Medicine - Orthopedics: Orthopedics; Orthopedic Pitfalls; Adult Orthopedics

Faculty: Kenneth H. Butler, D.O., F.A.C.E.P., F.A.A.E.M., Joel Kravitz, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., F.R.C.P.S.C., Andrew D. Perron, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., F.A.C.S.M.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022

TOPIC 1: Being “Hip” On Ortho. 

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

  1. Assess if this is just another “found down” patient.
  2. Identify which fractures have the highest “missed” rate.
  3. Determine when ultrasound is better than a plain film.

TOPIC 2: Trauma and Orthopedic Pitfalls – Injuries Not To Be Missed.

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

  1. Detect subtle injuries that, unless treated, can have impact on long term musculoskeletal function.
  2. Determine and treat subtle presentation of severe traumatic and neurologic injuries.
  3. Distinguish particular injury patterns to avoid missing correlated injuries in a traumatically injured patient.

TOPIC 3: Adult Orthopedic Pearls and Pitfalls.

Orthopedic injuries are a frequently seen complaint in the Emergency Department.  The vast majority are straightforward to diagnose and manage.  There are some injuries, however, that are more subtle in presentation and more complicated to manage.  This session will focus on the latter group of injuries.  Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP

  1. Detect the presentation and diagnostic pitfalls associated with posterior shoulder dislocation.
  2. Determine an appropriate work-up of compartment syndrome and distinguish the myriad ways it can present.
  3. Appraise those at risk for knee dislocation and relate the time-imperative for reduction.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of the work-up and evidence-based treatment for native hip dislocation, as well as occult hip fracture.

AMS - 2019HMek-Hospital Medicine – EKG: AV Block/Dissociation; Inferior/Posterolateral MIs; Lethal Dysrhythmias/Heart Disease (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Hospital Medicine - EKG: AV Block/Dissociation; Inferior/Posterolateral MIs; Lethal Dysrhythmias/Heart Disease

Faculty: Jerry W. Jones, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., F.A.A.E.M

Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022

TOPIC 1: 3rd Degree AV Block and AV Dissociation.

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

  1. Distinguish a 3rd degree AV block from a simple AV dissociation.
  2. Discuss capture beats and fusion beats and demonstrate their utility in the diagnosis of AV dissociation and its differentiation from 3rd degree AV block.
  3. Relate the differences between a junctional escape pacemaker and a ventricular escape pacemaker.
  4. Illustrate the differences between a 3rd degree AV block in the AV node and one in the infranodal regions.

TOPIC 2: Inferior MIs and Posterolateral MIs.

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

  1. Detect ST elevations indicating acute inferior epicardial ischemia
  2. List two other areas of the heart commonly affected when inferior epicardial ischemia is evident
  3. Distinguish between anterior subendocardial ischemia and posterolateral epicardial ischemia
  4. Recommend a preferred approach to a patient with chest pain and a non-diagnostic admission 12-lead ECG

TOPIC 3: Two Signs of Potentially Lethal Dysrhythmias and Two Signs of Potentially Lethal Heart Disease.

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

  1. Detect the ECG changes of Brugada Syndrome
  2. Detect changes suggestive of hyperkalemia
  3. Detect the changes of Wellens Syndrome
  4. Detect de Winter T wave changes and relate their importance

AMS - 2019HMrh-Hospital Medicine – Rheumatology: Vasculitis; Lyme Disease; Lupus (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Hospital Medicine - Rheumatology: Vasculitis; Lyme Disease; Lupus

Faculty: William T. Ayoub, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R., Lawrence H. Brent, M.D.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022

TOPIC 1: Vasculitis.

Upon completion of these sessions, the participant should be able to:

  1. List the various types of vasculitis as defined by the Chapel Hill consensus conference.
  2. Identify the clinical and diagnostic criteria of giant cell arteritis.

TOPIC 2: Lyme disease and Other Topics in Rheumatology.

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

  1. Apply CDC and Infectious Diseases Society of America Guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of Lyme disease.
  2. Evaluate skin rashes as manifestations of systemic diseases.
  3. Using the Guidelines of the Bone Research Society of the United Kingdom to prescribe appropriate therapy for patients with Paget’s disease of the Bone.

TOPIC 3: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.

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

  1. Describe the varied clinical presentations and manifestations in the course of systemic lupus erythematosus.
  2. Order and interpret laboratory testing used in the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus in accordance with ACR Guidelines.
  3. Monitor and employ treatment options for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus according to EULAR recommendations and evidence-based results from clinical studies.

AMS - 2019HMrd-Hospital Medicine – Radiology: Back Pain Imaging; Pelvic Imaging; Non-Invasive Vascular Imaging (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Hospital Medicine - Radiology: Back Pain Imaging; Pelvic Imaging; Non-Invasive Vascular Imaging

Faculty: Adam R. Guttentag, M.D., Ryan J. Smith, M.D.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022

TOPIC 1: Back Pain Imaging.

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

  1. Use evidence based guidelines to help decide which patients require immediate imaging for evaluation of back pain.
  2. Discuss the utility of various forms of imaging for specific lumbar pathologies.
  3. Analyze a radiologist’s report of lumbar imaging with respect to the patient’s specific symptoms.

TOPIC 2: Pelvic Imaging.

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

  1. Order appropriate radiologic studies for evaluating patients with dysfunctional uterine bleeding, according to the American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria.
  2. Utilize the most appropriate imaging studies for evaluating female patients with pelvic pain, according to the American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria.
  3. Determine which studies are most appropriate for evaluating patients with post-menopausal bleeding using the American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria

TOPIC 3: Non-Invasive Vascular Imaging: Aorta, Carotids and More.

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

  1. Design an evidence based algorithm for integrating imaging into evaluation of patients with suspected carotid stenosis.
  2. Select appropriate tests to order for patients with suspected acute aortic syndromes.
  3. Integrate modern non-invasive techniques into evaluation of suspected visceral and peripheral artery disease.

AMS - 2019HMge-Hospital Medicine – Geriatrics: Geriatric Patient; Vitamin B12 & D; Communication Skills (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Hospital Medicine - Geriatrics: Geriatric Patient; Vitamins B12 & D; Communication Skills

Faculty: John W. Pendleton, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R., Gary H. Oberlender, M.D., F.A.C.P

Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022

TOPIC 1: The Geriatric Patient: Evidence-Based Answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

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

  1. Apply evidence based recommendations to patient’s questions about the use of multivitamins.
  2. Recommend the most appropriate treatment for nocturnal leg cramps.
  3. Advise the appropriate dietary recommendations for patients with arthritis.
  4. Recommend evidence based treatment for restless leg syndrome.

TOPIC 2: Vitamin B-12 and Vitamin D in Seniors.

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

  1. Integrate the normal physiology of Vitamins B-12 and D.
  2. Differentiate the pathologic syndromes associated with B-12 and D deficiency.
  3. Develop an evidence based evaluation of B-12 and D deficiency for seniors.
  4. Develop an evidence based approach to treatment options for B-12 and D in seniors.

TOPIC 3: Improving Communication Skills in Medical Practice.

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

  1. Appraise the variety of ways that people perceive communication and process information.
  2. Assess your personal communication strengths and limitations.
  3. Determine communication issues unique to older patients.
  4. Develop practices and apply skills to maximize effective communication and listening based on current literature.

AMS - 2019HMen-Hospital Medicine – Endocrinology: Diabetes; Adrenal Insufficiency; Cushing’s Syndrome (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Hospital Medicine - Endocrinology: Diabetes; Adrenal Insufficiency; Cushing's Syndrome

Faculty: David A. Horowitz, M.D., Stephen J. Winters, M.D.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022

TOPIC 1: 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 2: Adrenal Insufficiency- Primary and Secondary.

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

  1. Apply principles learned to evaluate the diagnostic tests used to confirm the diagnosis or primary or secondary adrenal insufficiency.
  2. Employ therapeutic options for patients with primary or secondary adrenal insufficiency.

TOPIC 3: Cushing’s Syndrome and other Functional Disorders of the Adrenal.

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

  1. Outline the etiology of Cushing’s syndrome.
  2. Evaluate a patient with an adrenal tumor.
  3. Evaluate a patient for suspected hyperaldosteronism.
  4. Recognize when to refer patients for more advanced cardiac care.

AMS - 2019HMcd-Hospital Medicine–Cardiology: Acute Aortic Syndromes; Anticoagulants; Carditis (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Hospital Medicine - Cardiology: Acute Aortic Syndromes; Antiplatelets, Anticoagulants, ACS; Carditis

Faculty: Gregary D Marhefka, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.P.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022

TOPIC 1: Acute Aortic Syndromes.

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

  1. Identify key symptoms and signs.
  2. Recognize aortic imaging strengths and weaknesses.
  3. Determine interval screening/ timing for medical and/or surgical treatment.
  4. Assess complications of treatment.

TOPIC 2: Antiplatelets, Anticoagulants and Stenting in Acute Coronary Syndrome.

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

  1. Recognize indications for antiplatelets.
  2. Relate differences between bare metal, drug-eluting stents.
  3. Relate differences between restenosis and stent thrombosis.
  4. Understand strengths and weaknesses of different antiplatelet and anticoagulation strategies in AF and stents.

TOPIC 3: Distinguishing, Diagnosing and Treating Carditis: Pericarditis, Myocarditis and Endocarditis.

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

  1. Relate treatment differences between acute and recurrent pericarditis.
  2. Distinguish acute pericarditis, myopericarditis and myocarditis.
  3. Identify acute myocarditis patients requiring endomyocardial biopsy.
  4. Describe differential diag of valvular masses.
  5. Integrate surgical indications in endocarditis.

AMS - 2019PDem-Pediatrics – Emergency Medicine: Abdominal Emergencies; Pediatric Poisonings; Pediatric Meningitis (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Pediatrics - Emergency Medicine: Abdominal Emergencies; Pediatric Poisonings; Pediatric Meningitis

Faculty: Robert A. Belfer, M.D., Mark D. Joffe, M.D., F.A.A.P., Michael J. Muszynski, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022

TOPIC 1: Non-Traumatic Surgical Abdominal Emergencies.

Upon completion of this session, using national Evidence Based Medicine sources including Cochrane Collaboration and published guidelines from sources including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP

  1. Recognize pediatric abdominal processes that require surgical intervention.
  2. Formulate and prepare initial emergency room management of specific abdominal surgical emergencies.

TOPIC 2: Pediatric Poisonings.

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

  1. Review data on pediatric poisonings including recent trends.
  2. Employ appropriate gastrointestinal decontamination in a variety of pediatric ingestions.
  3. Discuss management of several specific poisonings.

TOPIC 3: Pediatric Meningitis Revisited.

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

  1. Appraise common presenting features of bacterial and viral meningitis.
  2. Determine the pathogens and develop a treatment plan concerning bacterial meningitis in children as per the Cochrane Database, systematic reviews, and AAP Guidelines.
  3. Recognize the management priorities and potential complications of bacterial meningitis.
  4. Relate the effects of immunizations practices on bacterial meningitis.

AMS - 2019PDor-Pediatrics – Orthopedics: Pediatric Orthopedics; Orthopedic Conditions Above the Hip; Child With a Limp (Download)

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Title: Pediatrics - Orthopedics: Pediatric Orthopedics; Orthopedic Conditions; Child with a Limp

Faculty: Andrew D. Perron, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., F.A.C.S.M., Robert A. Belfer, M.D.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022

TOPIC 1: Pediatric Orthopedic Pearls and Pitfalls.

Pediatric orthopedic injuries are frequently seen in the Emergency Department.  This population is at risk for missed or mis-managed orthopedic injuries based on inability to provide a history, presence of growth plates and ossification centers, and the imbalance of stronger ligaments and pliable bone.  Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP

  1. Determine the presence of, and apply the evidence-based treatment for Salter-Harris injuries.
  2. Formulate strategies to avoid the missed diagnosis of pediatric supracondylar humeral fractures.
  3. Integrate effective methods to avoid the missed diagnosis of slipped-capital-femoral epiphysis and employ the acute treatment algorithm once it is identified.

TOPIC 2: Orthopedic Conditions Above the Hip.

Upon completion of this session, using national Evidence Based Medicine sources including Cochrane Collaboration and published guidelines from sources including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP

  1. Interpret radiographs that demonstrate Salter-Harris fractures in the pediatric patient.
  2. Initially manage fractures of the upper extremity and recognize when to refer to an Orthopedic Surgeon.
  3. Develop management plans for fractures; assess the need for urgent orthopedic consultation.

TOPIC 3: The Child with a Limp.

Upon completion of this session, using national Evidence Based Medicine sources including Cochrane Collaboration and published guidelines from sources including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP

  1. Discuss the importance of age to specific hip pathology.
  2. Differentiate etiologies of limp in the pediatric patient.
  3. Review management of specific orthopedic conditions.

AMS - 2019PDpu-Pediatrics – Pulmonary: Upper Airway Emergencies; Respiratory Infections; Asthma (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Pediatrics - Pulmonary: Upper Airway Emergencies; Respiratory Infections; Asthma

Faculty: Robert A. Belfer, M.D., Michael J. Muszynski, M.D., F.A.A.P., Richard J. Scarfone, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022

TOPIC 1: Upper Airway Emergencies in the Pediatric Patient.

Upon completion of this session, using national Evidence Based Medicine sources including Cochrane Collaboration and published guidelines from sources including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP

  1. Recommend medication therapy for selected upper airway emergencies.
  2. Interpret the most recent evidence-based literature in the approach to the child with croup.
  3. Distinguish and discriminate among the varied presentations of pediatric stridor.

TOPIC 2: Pediatric Lower Respiratory Infections.

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

  1. Integrate the association of age, seasonal, clinical presentation, and chest x-ray findings with the etiology of pediatric pneumonia.
  2. Develop a diagnostic approach to infants and children suspected to have pneumonia and discuss the treatment options and the implications of emerging bacterial resistance.
  3. Apply the American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines to the child with bronchiolitis.

TOPIC 3: Management of Acute Asthma.

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

  1. Apply evidence from the Cochrane Database to make decisions about utilizing either nebulizers or metered-dose inhalers with spacers to deliver beta2-agonists to appropriate candidates.
  2. Summarize the evidence supporting the use of ipratropium bromide and corticosteroids for moderately ill asthmatic children.
  3. Develop an organized approach to the initial management of children with severe asthma.

AMS - 2019PDsm-Pediatrics – Sports Medicine: Concussion; Pediatric Orthopedic Injuries; Pre-Participation Exam (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Pediatrics - Sports Medicine: Concussion; Pediatric Orthopedic Injuries; Pre-Participation Exam

Faculty: Jennifer Maynard, M.D., Walter C. Taylor, M.D.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022

TOPIC 1: Sports Related Concussion.

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

  1. Recognize the signs and symptoms of sports related concussion (SRC)
  2. Demonstrate sideline and in-office evaluation of SRC
  3. Apply return to play guidelines per consensus recommendations and specific state laws

TOPIC 2: Pediatric Orthopedic Injuries.

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

  1. Identify the areas of a long bone in a child and describe the Salter-Harris fracture classification
  2. Recognize common injuries and treatment recommendations of the pediatric upper and lower extremity
  3. Evaluate various apophyseal injuries based on location

TOPIC 3: The Sports Pre-participation Examination (PPE).

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

  1. Employ the American Heart Association Guidelines when screening athletes for cardiovascular disease during the PPE
  2. Determine if an athlete with impaired vision or solitary kidney can be cleared to participate in sports
  3. Determine under what circumstances an athlete with seizure disorder can be cleared to participate in specific sports
  4. Employ BP guidelines for children and adolescents with respect to sports participation

AMS - 2019PDup-Pediatrics – Pediatric Updates: Antibiotics; Pathogens in the News; Teaching Pearls (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Pediatrics – Pediatric Updates: Antibiotics; Pathogens in the News; Teaching Pearls

Faculty: Stephen C. Eppes, M.D., F.A.A.P., Richard J. Scarfone, M,D,, F.A.A.P.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022

TOPIC 1: Antibiotic Update.

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

  1. Review recent trends in antibiotic resistance.
  2. Improve empiric antibiotic usage for common pediatric conditions.
  3. Develop strategies to resist further bacterial resistance, as recommended by the CDC.

TOPIC 2: Pathogens in the News: What Do They Mean For You.

Upon completion of this session and using the guidelines from the CDC, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP

  1. Recognize the current epidemiology of highly contagious viral or other infectious diseases that are of most immediate public health concern.
  2. Identify key clinical manifestations, as documented by the CDC guidelines, of these diseases.
  3. Plan for necessary precautions for newly identified viruses as developed and recommended by the CDC protocols and guidelines.
  4. Employ CDC recommended actions to contact Hospital, Local, State and Federal Health Officials as appropriate or mandated.

TOPIC 3: Teaching Pearls You Should Know.

Upon completion of this session, using data and results from clinical trials and referenced EBM, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP

  1. Use test characteristics such as positive predictive value to interpret diagnostic test results.
  2. Order diagnostic tests appropriately by considering risks and benefits.
  3. Apply key teaching points to enhance management of specific diagnostic conditions.
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Total of 195 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Includes:

2019 AMS Family Medicine Series – Package 1

MODULE 1: Family Medicine – Common Issues and Cases
MODULE 2: Family Medicine – EKG
MODULE 3: Family Medicine – Pulmonary
MODULE 4: Family Medicine – Sports Medicine

2019 AMS Family Medicine Series – Package 2

MODULE 1: Family Medicine – Dermatology
MODULE 2: Family Medicine – Gynecology
MODULE 3: Family Medicine – Medical Marijuana
MODULE 4: Family Medicine – Pharmacology Part 1
MODULE 5: Family Medicine – Pharmacology Part 2
MODULE 6: Family Medicine – Women’s Health

2019 AMS Internal Medicine Series – Package 1

MODULE 1: Internal Medicine – Hematology
MODULE 2: Internal Medicine – EKG
MODULE 3: Internal Medicine – Neurology
MODULE 4: Internal Medicine – Challenges
MODULE 5: Internal Medicine – Cases

2019 AMS Internal Medicine Series – Package 2

MODULE 1: Internal Medicine – Dermatology
MODULE 2: Internal Medicine – Endocrinology
MODULE 3: Internal Medicine – Nutrition
MODULE 4: Internal Medicine –  Orthopedics
MODULE 5: Internal Medicine – Physical Exam
MODULE 6: Internal Medicine – Rheumatology

2019 AMS Emergency Medicine Series Package

MODULE 1: Emergency Medicine – Medical Errors/Patient Safety
MODULE 2: Emergency Medicine – Adult and Pediatrics
MODULE 3: Emergency Medicine – Common ED Challenges
MODULE 4: Emergency Medicine – Infectious Diseases
MODULE 5: Emergency Medicine – Neurology
MODULE 6: Emergency Medicine – Orthopedics

2019 AMS Hospitalist Series Package

MODULE 1: Hospital Medicine – EKG
MODULE 2: Hospital Medicine – Rheumatology
MODULE 3: Hospital Medicine – Radiology
MODULE 4: Hospital Medicine – Geriatrics
MODULE 5: Hospital Medicine – Endocrinology

2019 AMS Pediatric Series Package

MODULE 1: Pediatrics – Emergency Medicine
MODULE 2: Pediatrics – Orthopedics
MODULE 3: Pediatrics – Pediatric Updates
MODULE 4: Pediatrics – Pulmonary
MODULE 5: Pediatrics – Sports Medicine


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Original Release Date: July 1, 2019 Expiration Date: July 1, 2022


Topics & Objectives

Click to View: AMS - 2019FMsm-Family Medicine – Sports Medicine: Knee Conditions; Shoulder Pain; Wrist/Hand Injuries (Download)

Topics & Objectives

AMS - 2019FMsm-Family Medicine – Sports Medicine: Knee Conditions; Shoulder Pain; Wrist/Hand Injuries (Download)

Title: Family Medicine – Sports Medicine: Knee Conditions; Shoulder Pain; Wrist/Hand Injuries Faculty: George G.A. Pujalte, M.D., F.A.C.S.M., Walter C. Taylor, M.D Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022 TOPIC 1: The Evaluation and Treatment of Knee Conditions and Injuries      Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
  1. Differentiate knee conditions using special tests.
  2. Identify the anatomical structures of the knee that are pertinent to diagnosing and treating injuries and conditions.
  3. Describe the signs and symptoms of common knee injuries and conditions.
  4. Recognize what imaging modalities to use to correctly diagnose and, therefore, manage common injuries and conditions of the knee.
TOPIC 2: Evaluation of Shoulder Pain in Athletes and Athletic Individuals Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:
  1. Differentiate injuries of the shoulder using special   tests.
  2. Identify the anatomical structures of the shoulder that are pertinent to diagnosing and treating injuries.
  3. Describe the signs and symptoms of common sports injuries to the shoulder.
  4. Recognize what imaging modalities to use to correctly diagnose and, therefore, manage common injuries of the shoulder.
TOPIC 3: Common Wrist and Hand Injuries in Athletes. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
  1. Perform a physical examination of the hand and wrist
  2. Assess and discuss the treatment for patients with common forms of wrist tendon problems, including an evidenced based approach to DeQuervain’s tendosynovitis
  3. Describe the evidence based stepwise treatment approach to patients with osteoarthritis of the 1st carpometacarpal joint
  4. Discuss the evaluation of patients with suspected scaphoid fracture
  5. Discuss the differential diagnosis and evaluation of patients with ulnar wrist pain
 
 
 

Click to View: AMS - 2019FMek-Family Medicine – EKG: ST Segments/T Waves; Atrioventricular Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia; ST-T Resolution Post-MI (Download)

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AMS - 2019FMek-Family Medicine – EKG: ST Segments/T Waves; Atrioventricular Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia; ST-T Resolution Post-MI (Download)

Title: Family Medicine - EKG: ST Segments/T Waves; Atrioventricular Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia; ST-T Resolution Post-MI. Faculty: Jerry W. Jones, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., F.A.A.E.M Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022 TOPIC 1: Normal/Abnormal P waves, PR intervals and QRS complexes. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
  1. Distinguish P waves originating outside the SA node.
  2. Differentiate PR intervals that indicate AV conduction from those that do not.
  3. Appraise the appropriateness of the QRS intervals in relation to the leads in which they appear
  4. Distinguish normal septal q waves from pathological Q waves.
TOPIC 2: AVNRT: Atrioventricular Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
  1. Relate the typical P wave changes in AVNRT relative to the QRS complex
  2. Relate the mechanism of AVNRT and how that knowledge is used to terminate the dysrhythmia
  3. Distinguish AVNRT from a rapid atrial flutter with 2:1 conduction
TOPIC 3: Reciprocal changes: What are they and how do they help? | Timeline for ST – T Resolution Post-MI. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
  1. Differentiate between ST depression as an indication of subendocardial ischemia or as a reciprocal change
  2. Utilize serial 12-lead ECGs to detect subtle changes in the ST segment when the initial ECG is non-diagnostic
  3. Detect dysrhythmias characteristic and diagnostic of reperfusion
  4. Relate current ST deviation in relation to the elapsed time following reperfusion
 
 
 

Click to View: AMS - 2019FMpu-Family Medicine – Pulmonary: COPD; Respiratory Infections; Bronchial Asthma (Download)

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AMS - 2019FMpu-Family Medicine – Pulmonary: COPD; Respiratory Infections; Bronchial Asthma (Download)

Title: Family Medicine - Pulmonary: COPD; Respiratory Infections; Bronchial Asthma Faculty: Ganesan Murali, M.D., Michael A. Malone, M.D., Arshad A. Wani, M.D. Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022 TOPIC 1: COPD – Overview of Patient Management.
  1. Upon the completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
  2. Appraise the definition and integrate the pathophysiology of COPD.
  3. Assess the clinical management of various issues regarding COPD.
  4. Treat acute exacerbations and outpatient management including long-term oxygen and pharmacologic treatment based on ATS/ACCP Guidelines.
  5. Evaluate the need of referral for surgical and newer treatments for emphysema.
TOPIC 2: Evaluation and Treatment of Respiratory Infections Commonly Seen in Primary Care. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP
  1. Formulate appropriate evaluation strategies for patients who present with respiratory conditions.
  2. Identify history and exam findings that help differentiate common respiratory conditions.
  3. Determine situations when antibiotics are appropriate for the treatment sinus infections.
  4. Utilize severity index tools in the evaluation of pneumonia.
  5. Utilize EBM to determine appropriate treatment for common respiratory conditions.
  6. Discuss some of the controversies in the treatment of common respiratory infections seen in primary care.
TOPIC 3: Bronchial Asthma: An Update. Upon the completion of this session using the NAEPP Guidelines, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
  1. Appraise the pathophysiology of this inflammatory disease.
  2. Develop a stepwise approach to treatment of asthma and management of status asthmaticus.
  3. Differentiate the patient who is not responding and specify indications for subspecialty referral.
 
 
 

Click to View: AMS - 2019FMca-Family Medicine – Common Issues & Cases: Thyroid Case Studies; Dermatology Cases; Diabetic Cases (Download)

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AMS - 2019FMca-Family Medicine – Common Issues & Cases: Thyroid Case Studies; Dermatology Cases; Diabetic Cases (Download)

Title: Family Medicine - Common Issues & Cases: Thyroid Case Studies; Dermatology Cases; Diabetic Cases Faculty: O. Fred Miller, III, M.D.; Merri Lou Pendergrass, M.D., Ph.D. and Stephen J. Winters, M.D. Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022 TOPIC 1: Thyroid Case Studies. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
  1. Appreciate the role of a diagnostic thyroid scan or ultrasound.
  2. Evaluate a patient for hyperthyroidism.
  3. Prescribe therapeutic options for patients diagnosed with hypothyroidism.
TOPIC 2: “Cases That Have Taught Me a Lesson.” Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP^
  1. Detect skin changes that point to specific and varied cutaneous disorders encountered in the office.
  2. Appraise and recommend therapy for perioral dermatitis.
TOPIC 3: Diabetes/Endocrine Cases. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:  EBM, GL, COMP
  1. Appraise key issues and develop a treatment plan, employing the ADA and ATA Guidelines, for challenging diabetes and endocrine cases.
 
 
 

Click to View: AMS - 2019FMcd-Family Medicine – Cardiology: Hypertension; Lipids/Cardiovascular Risk Assessment; Peri-operative Cardiac Evaluation (Download)

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AMS - 2019FMcd-Family Medicine – Cardiology: Hypertension; Lipids/Cardiovascular Risk Assessment; Peri-operative Cardiac Evaluation (Download)

Title: Family Medicine - Cardiology: Hypertension; Lipids/Cardiovascular Risk Assessment; Peri-operative Cardiac Evaluation Faculty: John Bielinski, PA-C, Gregary D Marhefka, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.P., Alyson N. Owen, M.D Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022 TOPIC 1: Hypertension. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
  1. Incorporate latest 2017 HTN guideline.
  2. Incorporate lifestyle medicine.
  3. Identify secondary work up.
  4. Select appropriate therapies for hypertensive urgency and emergency.
TOPIC 2: Lipids and Cardiovascular Risk Assessment. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
  1. Recognize the changes and updates to the current ACC/AHA lipid guidelines.
  2. Develop new insights for the assessment of LDL and Total cholesterol levels.
  3. Formulate recommendations for when and how to treat hypercholesterolemia as per the most recent ACC/AHA guidelines and Treatment Algorithm while considering the importance of RCT’s such as IMPROVE-IT & AIM-HIGH
  4. Determine when to refer his or her patient to a lipid specialist.
TOPIC 3: Peri-Operative Cardiac Evaluation. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
  1. Formulate guideline based strategies for peri-operative risk evaluation.
  2. Relate peri-operative cardiovascular physiology.
  3. Appraise evidence behind recommendations.
  4. Prescribe peri-operative risk reduction strategies
 
 
 

Click to View: AMS - 2019FMp1-Family Medicine – Pharmacology: Immunizations; Contraceptive Options; Bedside Sedation (Download)

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AMS - 2019FMp1-Family Medicine – Pharmacology: Immunizations; Contraceptive Options; Bedside Sedation (Download)

Title: Family Medicine - Pharmacology: Immunizations; Contraceptive Options; Bedside Sedation Faculty: Vandana Y. Bhide, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.A.P., A.B.I.H.M.; Kenneth H. Butler, D.O., F.A.C.E.P., F.A.A.E.M. and Stephen J. Gluckman, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.I.D.S.A. Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022 TOPIC 1: Immunizations for Adults. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
  1. Differentiate between myths and facts concerning vaccine administration.
  2. Based on ACIP up-to-date guidelines, evaluate indications, contra-indications, efficacy and side effects of adult immunizations.
  3. Recommend immunizations indicated for different risk groups such as health care providers, college students and inhabitants of long term care facilities.
TOPIC 2: Contraceptive Options - Helping Women Make an Informed Choice. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
  1. Identify long acting reversible contraceptives as being the most effective agents for prevention of pregnancy..
  2. Analyze the different types of oral and injectable hormonal contraceptives.
  3. Evaluate barrier and other non-hormonal types of contraception.
  4. Recognize emergency forms of contraception.
TOPIC 3: Bedside Sedation. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP, GL
  1. Analyze patient characteristics and clinical presentations where the most important risk is for apnea.
  2. Debate pulse oximeter and wave form capnography - do we need it?
  3. Assess and specify when sedation is an appropriate consideration for the critically ill.
  4. Employ the use of sedation in the head injured patients as per the Clinical Practice Guidelines for emergency department use of Ketamine
 
 
 

Click to View: AMS - 2019FMp2-Family Medicine – Pharmacology: New Drugs; Oral Anticoagulants; Antimicrobial Resistance (Download)

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AMS - 2019FMp2-Family Medicine – Pharmacology: New Drugs; Oral Anticoagulants; Antimicrobial Resistance (Download)

Title: Family Medicine - Pharmacology: New Drugs; Anticoagulants - Oral; Antimicrobial Resistance Faculty: Vandana Y. Bhide, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.A.P., A.B.I.H.M, Keith S. Kaye, M.D., M.P.H., Gerald W. Smetana, M.D. Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022 TOPIC 1: New Drugs for the Primary Care Physician: What You Need to Know. COMP Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:
  1. Survey important advances in pharmacotherapy that pertain to primary care practice.
  2. Discuss the efficacy and list the side effects for each drug.
  3. Differentiate key new drugs with previously available medications for similar indications.
TOPIC   2:  Novel Oral Anticoagulants. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP
  1. Differentiate the advantages and disadvantages of commonly used anticoagulants.
  2. Employ evidence-based anticoagulation bridging regimens.
  3. Assess the approved indications for various anticoagulation agents.
  4. Apply the evidence-based indications for anticoagulation in hospitalized patients.
TOPIC   3: Update on Antimicrobial Resistance. Upon completion of this session, using IDSA and SHEA evidence-based guidelines and CDC and WHO surveys, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
  1. Interpret the pattern of emergence of resistance of certain infecting bacteria.
  2. Analyze the epidemiology that may indicate potential resistance among the organisms discussed, such as:
    1. Pneumococci;
    2. Enterococci;
    3. Gram negative bacilli.
  3. Use current therapeutic regimens while considering resistance.
 
 
 

Click to View: AMS - 2019FMwo-Family Medicine – Women’s Health: STDs; Contraceptive Options; Coronary Artery Disease (Download)

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AMS - 2019FMwo-Family Medicine – Women’s Health: STDs; Contraceptive Options; Coronary Artery Disease (Download)

Title: Family Medicine - Women's Health: STDs; Contraceptive Options; Coronary Artery Disease Faculty: Herbert L. Muncie, Jr., M.D., Alyson N. Owen, M.D. Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022 TOPIC 1: Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections. Upon completion of this session, using the CDC Guidelines and the Cochrane Abstract Database, the participant should be able to: EBM,GL, COMP
  1. Determine the appropriate diagnostic testing for complaints suggestive of a sexually transmitted infection.
  2. Select the therapy for the commonly encountered sexually transmitted infections.
  3. Formulate the follow-up testing and evaluations for sexually transmitted infections.
  4. Recommend the therapeutic options for preventing herpes simplex infections.
TOPIC 2: Contraceptive Options - Helping Women Make an Informed Choice. Upon completion of this session, using the ACOG Practice Guidelines and the Cochrane Abstract Database, the participant should be able to: EBM,GL, COMP
  1. Appraise the pharmacologic differences in oral contraceptives and their role in contraceptive efficacy.
  2. Formulate the treatment options for contraception other than oral contraceptives.
  3. Specify the relative and absolute contraindications to oral contraceptives.
  4. Relate the circumstances that would be eligible for emergency contraception and the appropriate emergency contraception method for each situation.
TOPIC 3: Women and CAD: Risk Factors and Treatment of Acute MI Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM,  COMP
  1. Distinguish the different effects of risk factors on women and risk factors that are unique to women
  2. Appropriately assess cardiovascular risk and order appropriate screening tests
  3. Recognize the differences in the presentation of acute coronary syndromes in women
  4. Utilize evidence based therapies for the treatment of ACS in women
 
 
 

Click to View: AMS - 2019FMmj-Family Medicine – Medical Marijuana: Prescribing Medical Marijuana; Qualifying Conditions, Part 1 & 2 (Download)

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AMS - 2019FMmj-Family Medicine – Medical Marijuana: Prescribing Medical Marijuana; Qualifying Conditions, Part 1 & 2 (Download)

Title: Family Medicine - Medical Marijuana: Prescribing Medical Marijuana; Qualifying Conditions Part 1 and Part 2 Faculty: Benjamin Kaplan, M.D., MPH, FACP, David E. Riley, M.D. Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022 TOPIC 1: Prescribing Medical Marijuana (dosing, strains and delivery systems).      Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
  1. Review and solidify understanding of cannabis pharmacology
  2. Differentiate between strains and routes of delivery for medical marijuana therapy
  3. Understand and recommend dosing regiments for medical marijuana
  4. Discuss dosing for short-term and long-term health benefits of medical marijuana
  5. Discuss the controversies and side-effects of medical marijuana use.
TOPIC 2: Understanding the Qualifying Conditions -Part 1. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
  1. Describe traits of conditions that have qualified for government approval
  2. Analyze clinical issues favoring use of medical marijuana in qualifying conditions
  3. Contrast clinical risks of medical marijuana use
TOPIC 3: Understanding the Qualifying Conditions -Part 2. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP , EBM
  1. Identify qualifying conditions in specific medical specialties
  2. Critically evaluate evidence-based research findings for specific qualifying conditions
  3. Plan for the multi-disciplinary nature of a medical marijuana practice
 
 
 

Click to View: AMS - 2019FMde-Family Medicine – Dermatology: Introduction to Dermatology; Common Tumors, Part 1 and Part 2 (Download)

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AMS - 2019FMde-Family Medicine – Dermatology: Introduction to Dermatology; Common Tumors, Part 1 and Part 2 (Download)

Title: Family Medicine - Dermatology: Introduction to Dermatology; Common Tumors Part 1 and Part 2 Faculty: O. Fred Miller, III, M.D., Michele S. Maroon, M.D. Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022 TOPIC 1: Introduction – Essentials of Dermatology Diagnosis. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP^
  1. Approach dermatologic disorders with a consistent and logical method.
  2. Interpret the role of "color" in the diagnosis of cutaneous lesions.
  3. Select the appropriate therapy for common disorders
TOPIC 2: Common Tumors in the Office Setting, Part I: Warts, Mollusca, Fibrous Tumors, Cutaneous Horns, Acanthomas. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
  1. Devise a treatment plan for common tumors, which may include observation, biopsy, removal, and referral.
  2. Recognize the multiple cutaneous manifestations of warts and “wart-like” lesions and develop a stepwise treatment approach based on literature review and the British Association of Dermatology Treatment Guidelines.
TOPIC 3: Common Tumors in the Office Setting, Part II: Common Neoplasm of Head and Neck, Cysts, Vascular Tumors, Dermatofibroma, Keratoses, Lipoma, Soft Tissue Growths, Granulomas, Metastatic Carcinoma, Lymphoma.  Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP^
  1. Develop an approach to common dermal tumors, including most appropriate type of biopsy based on pathophysiology.
  2. Initiate systemic evaluation in setting of certain skin lesions that may be associated with underlying medical conditions.
  3. Outline and institute appropriate systemic evaluation for malignancy in setting of newly diagnosed extramammary Paget Disease as proposed by Mayo Clinic Guidelines.
  4. Demonstrate awareness of guidelines and implementation and/or appropriate referral for managing infantile hemangiomas as per the American Academy of Pediatrics.
 
 
 

Click to View: AMS - 2019FMgy-Family Medicine – Gynecology: Amenorrhea; Chronic Anovulation; Infertility (Download)

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AMS - 2019FMgy-Family Medicine – Gynecology: Amenorrhea; Chronic Anovulation; Infertility (Download)

Title: Family Medicine - Gynecology: Amenorrhea; Chronic Anovulation; Infertility Faculty: Albert J. Peters, D.O., F.A.C.O.G. Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022 TOPIC 1: Amenorrhea. Upon completion of this session, using ACOG Practice Guidelines, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
  1. Assess the various causes of primary and secondary amenorrhea and their associated health risks, as well as apply the appropriate evaluation for both.
  2. Begin a management plan specific to the etiology of amenorrhea.
  3. Categorize the various anatomic and functional levels of distinction with respect to amenorrhea.
TOPIC 2: Chronic Anovulation. Upon completion of this session, using ACOG Guidelines, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
  1. Discriminate between the hypothalamic, pituitary and ovarian causes of anovulation.
  2. Investigate associated health risks.
  3. Formulate an appropriate treatment regimen
TOPIC 3: Infertility for the Primary Care Physician. Upon completion of this session, using Guidelines set forth by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
  1. Historically evaluate the infertile couple.
  2. Determine when to begin a work-up for the infertile couple.
  3. Perform a basic evaluation for infertility.
  4. Provide a basic treatment plan for the infertile couple.
  5. Determine when to refer the infertile couple for specialized care.
 
 
 

Click to View: AMS - 2019IMhe-Internal Medicine – Hematology: Venous Thromboembolism; Anemia; Coagulopathy (Download)

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AMS - 2019IMhe-Internal Medicine – Hematology: Venous Thromboembolism; Anemia; Coagulopathy (Download)

Title: Internal Medicine – Hematology: Venous Thromboembolism; Anemia; Coagulopathy Faculty: Kevin S. Ferentz, M.D., Joel Kravitz, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., F.R.C.P.S.C., Herbert L. Muncie, Jr. M.D. Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022 TOPIC 1: Venous Thromboembolism (VTE): Diagnosis and Treatment. Upon completion of this session, using the ACCP and ATS Guidelines and the Cochrane Abstract Database, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
  1. Determine the diagnostic testing for evaluating a patient for possible VTE.
  2. Apply the algorithm for diagnosing a pulmonary embolism in multiple clinical settings.
  3. Differentiate the advantages and disadvantages of outpatient treatment compared to inpatient treatment for venous thromboembolism (VTE).
  4. Order the frequency of monitoring and the adjustments needed for warfarin therapy in the treatment of VTE.
TOPIC 2: Anemia. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
  1. Develop a diagnostic strategy to ascertain the etiology of the anemia.
  2. Utilize the guidelines for diagnosing anemia in children and adults in terms of available testing.
  3. Develop a clinical approach to treating various anemias to include Iron Deficiency and “Anemia of Chronic Disease” due to infections, inflammatory dz’s, CKD, Malignancies, Cytokines, Interferons, TNF’s, etc.
  4. Describe the role of consultants in the evaluation and management of anemia.
TOPIC 3: Coagulopathy in the ER: All Bleeding Stops Eventually. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP, EBM
  1. Differentiate different patterns of coagulopathy that present to the ED.
  2. Develop an evaluation and treatment plan for non-traumatic bleeding disorders in the ED, including hemophilia, TTP, ITP and others.
  3. Outline the rationale and indications for the use of blood products used in the treatment of the bleeding patient.
  4. Discuss some of the newer anticoagulation agents used today, such as Prasugrel (Effient) and Dabigatran (Pradaxa), as per the referenced RCT’s and EBM studies such as Rocket, RE-LY and Einstein.
 
 
 

Click to View: AMS - 2019IMek-Internal Medicine – EKG: AVRT (Atrioventricular Reentrant Tachycardia); Ischemia; ECG Interpretation Practice (Download)

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AMS - 2019IMek-Internal Medicine – EKG: AVRT (Atrioventricular Reentrant Tachycardia); Ischemia; ECG Interpretation Practice (Download)

Title: Internal Medicine - EKG: AVRT (Atrioventricular Reentrant Tachycardia); Ischemia; ECG Interpretation Practice Faculty: Jerry W. Jones, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., F.A.A.E.M. Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022 Topic 1: Pre-excitation and AVRT (Atrioventricular Reentrant Tachycardia) Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
  1. Detect positive and negative delta waves
  2. Differentiate between a “by-stander” accessory pathway and a “circus movement” dysrhythmia
  3. Differentiate between an AVNRT and an AVRT
  4. Relate the inherent dangers of an accessory pathway
TOPIC 2: Ischemia: Subendocardial, Epicardial, Hyperacute T’s, Jones’s Sign (Jones’s Rule) Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
  1. Differentiate between subendocardial ischemia and epicardial ischemia.
  2. Analyze a 12-lead ECG for the earliest signs of myocardial ischemia.
  3. Detect “Jones’s Sign” and assess minimal ST changes as possible early signs of ischemia.
  4. Distinguish between inferior, anteroseptal (anteroapical), anterolateral and posterolateral epicardial ischemias.
TOPIC 3:   ECG Interpretation Practice. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
  1. Demonstrate the ability to utilize the Methodical Approach to 12-lead ECG interpretation while incorporating the “Three Main Causes” approach to assessing any abnormalities encountered during the interpretation
  2. Demonstrate the ability to recognize the different forms of AV block and to differentiate 3rd degree AV block from simple AV dissociation
  3. Specify the classic morphological features of left and right bundle branch block and the importance of the repolarization abnormality
  4. Recognize the main categories of subendocardial and acute epicardial ischemia
  5. Relate the importance and use of reciprocal changes in diagnosing acute epicardial ischemia
 
 
 

Click to View: AMS - 2019IMne-Internal Medicine-Neurology: Dementia; Seizures/Epilepsy; Sleep Disorders (Download)

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AMS - 2019IMne-Internal Medicine-Neurology: Dementia; Seizures/Epilepsy; Sleep Disorders (Download)

Title: Internal Medicine - Neurology: Dementia; Seizures/Epilepsy; Sleep Disorders Faculty: David E. Riley, M.D. Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022 TOPIC 1: Dementia. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
  1. Evaluate patients with mild cognitive impairment or dementia.
  2. Diagnose the major syndromes associated with common causes of dementia.
  3. Distinguish the conditions that frequently mimic dementia.
  4. Manage major complications of dementia.
TOPIC 2: Seizures and Epilepsy – Diagnosis. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
  1. Differentiate among the major types of seizures.
  2. Apply epidemiologic aspects to the diagnosis of epilepsy.
  3. Distinguish seizures from syncope.
  4. Formulate a plan for diagnostic investigation.
TOPIC 3: Sleep Disorders – Restless Legs Syndrome, Narcolepsy and Others Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
  1. Diagnose restless legs syndrome in under a minute.
  2. Manage restless legs syndrome.
  3. Diagnose and treat narcolepsy.
  4. Determine the prognosis of, and treat, REM-sleep behavior disorder.
 
 
 

Click to View: AMS - 2019IMch-Internal Medicine – Challenges: HIV; Immunocompromised Patient; Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Download)

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AMS - 2019IMch-Internal Medicine – Challenges: HIV; Immunocompromised Patient; Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Download)

Title: Internal Medicine - Challenges: HIV, Immunocompromised Patient; Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Faculty: Valerianna Amorosa, M.D., Stephen J. Gluckman, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.I.D.S.A., Jerry Zuckerman, M.D. Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022 TOPIC 1: HIV Primer for the Primary Care Physician. Using recommendations and evidence-based guidelines from IDSA, HIVMA, USPHS, CDC and ACP, upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
  1. Relate the latest epidemiology of HIV infection.
  2. Interpret recommendations for HIV screening.
  3. Interpret diagnostic tests (e.g. viral load, CD4 count) and apply them to HIV management.
  4. Illustrate the principles of antiretroviral treatment.
TOPIC 2: Infections in the Immunocompromised Patient. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP
  1. Appraise the immunocompromised patient who is at most risk for serious infections due to diabetes, malignancy, and chemotherapy or medications such as the immunomodulators as per the published EBM/RCT studies in Diabetes Care, Infectious Disease Clinics N.A., Journal of Rheumatology and others.
  2. Employ standard of appropriate preventative care in various immunocompromised populations seen in primary care.
  3. Apply an approach to the treatment and follow up of these infections for each type of at risk patient.
TOPIC 3: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP
  1. Demonstrate how to diagnose CFS and how to distinguish it from chronic fatigue.
  2. Relate the history of CFS.
  3. Determine the management and how not to mismanage, a patient with CFS as per the current Institute of Medicine Diagnostic Criteria.
 
 
 

Click to View: AMS - 2019IMca-Internal Medicine-Cases: Rheumatology Cases; Dermatology Cases; Critical Care Cases (Download)

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AMS - 2019IMca-Internal Medicine-Cases: Rheumatology Cases; Dermatology Cases; Critical Care Cases (Download)

Title: Internal Medicine - Cases: Rheumatology Cases; Dermatology Cases; Critical Care Cases Faculty: Jeffrey Miller, M.D., M.B.A, William T. Ayoub, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R., Arshad A. Wani, M.D. Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022 TOPIC 1: Case Studies. Upon completion of these sessions, the participant should be able to:
  1. Apply the concepts presented in the Rheumatology section of this conference to effectively deal with cases presentations
  2. Identify several less common causes of musculoskeletal symptoms and signs.
TOPIC 2: Evidence-Based Case Studies in Dermatology. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP
  1. Formulate evidence-based treatment for photo-damaged skin.
  2. Formulate evidence-based treatment for common skin diseases, such as: molluscum contagiosum and pityriasis rosea.
  3. Assess the one side effect of isotretinoin therapy that predicts higher risk for future hyperlipidemia.
TOPIC 3: Critical Care Cases for Review. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
  1. Detect acute liver failure (ALF) and develop appropriate plans for management of ALF and acetaminophen OD.
  2. Detect pulmonary edema in the ICU and formulate a plan for the management of ARDS.
  3. Integrate the management of a patient with cardiac arrest based on AHA-ACLS Guidelines with consideration for therapeutic hypothermia and develop a brain death protocol.
 
 
 

Click to View: AMS - 2019IMrh-Internal Medicine – Rheumatology: Rheumatic Diseases; Laboratory and Radiological Tests; Osteoporosis (Download)

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AMS - 2019IMrh-Internal Medicine – Rheumatology: Rheumatic Diseases; Laboratory and Radiological Tests; Osteoporosis (Download)

Title: Internal Medicine - Rheumatology: Rheumatic Diseases; Laboratory and Radiological Tests; Osteoporosis Faculty: William T. Ayoub, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R. Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022 TOPIC 1: Clinical Approach to the Patient with Rheumatic Diseases. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
  1. Construct a systematic approach to the evaluation of the patient with rheumatic disease including:
  2. Appraise the central role of the history and physical examination.
  3. Differentiate several patterns, including the ASAS criteria for spondyloarthropathies that allow clinical diagnosis of rheumatic diseases.
TOPIC 2: Laboratory and Radiological Tests in Rheumatology. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
  1. Interpret the various classes of synovial fluid analysis.
  2. Determine the use and limitations of laboratory testing with emphasis upon the American College of Rheumatology Choosing Wisely recommendations.
  3. Discuss key x-ray findings in patients with rheumatic diseases
TOPIC 3: Osteoporosis: Evaluation and Treatment. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, EBM, COMP
  1. Identify patients who are at risk for osteoporosis and should be evaluated with bone density testing as recommended by the International Society of Clinical Densitometry and National Osteoporosis Foundation guidelines.
  2. Recommend the various nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic treatments for osteoporosis as recommended by the National Osteoporosis Foundation guidelines.
 
 
 

Click to View: AMS - 2019IMpe-Internal Medicine – Physical Exam: Neurological Exam; Knee Exam; Shoulder Examination (Download)

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AMS - 2019IMpe-Internal Medicine – Physical Exam: Neurological Exam; Knee Exam; Shoulder Examination (Download)

Title: Internal Medicine - Physical Exam: Neurological Examination; Knee Examination; Shoulder Examination Faculty: Jennifer Maynard, M.D., David E. Riley, M.D., Walter C. Taylor, M.D. Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022 TOPIC 1: The Neurological Examination. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
  1. Organize the disparate parts of the neurologic examination into a personally relevant, manageable and reproducible diagnostic tool.
  2. Perform a concise screening neurologic exam for asymptomatic patients.
  3. Perform a problem-tailored neurologic exam for patients with neurologic complaints.
  4. Obtain maximum yield from the examination of a patient with an altered mental status.
TOPIC 2: Knee Examination- A Practical Hands-On Approach.                      Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
  1. Identify the relevant anatomy of the knee
  2. Demonstrate key physical exam findings of the knee including:
    1. Inspection
    2. Palpation
    3. Range of motion
    4. Special tests (Lachman, Anterior drawer, Valgus/Varus stress, Patellar apprehension, McMurray, Apley, Thessaly)
TOPIC 3: Shoulder Examination – A Practical Hands-On Approach. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
  1. Discuss relevant anatomy of the shoulder
  2. Demonstrate the components of the shoulder examination
  3. Discuss shoulder examination findings which help differentiate between rotator cuff pathology, instability of the glenohumeral joint and labral pathology
 
 
 

Click to View: AMS - 2019IMnu-Internal Medicine – Nutrition: B-12 Deficiency; Nutritional Assessment; RED-S (Download)

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AMS - 2019IMnu-Internal Medicine – Nutrition: B-12 Deficiency; Nutritional Assessment; RED-S (Download)

Title: Internal Medicine - Nutrition: B-12 Deficiency; Nutritional Assessment; RED-S Faculty: Laurence J. Kinsella, M.D., F.A.A.N., Jennifer Maynard, M.D., Gary H. Oberlender, M.D., F.A.C.P. Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022 TOPIC 1: Cobalamin (B-12) Deficiency and Other Neurologic Disorders of Gastrointestinal Function. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
  1. Define recent advances in B-12 deficiency, Post-Gastroplasty Neuropathy, and Copper deficiency.
  2. Examine the changing clinical presentation of this illness.
  3. Apply newer laboratory techniques to the diagnosis.
  4. Apply an algorithm for the diagnosis and treatment of B-12 deficiency.
TOPIC 2: Advanced Nutritional Assessment and Therapy. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP
  1. Integrate readily available clinical data to make accurate nutritional assessments in seniors.
  2. Relate metabolic changes in aging to assess risk for malnutrition.
  3. Apply an evidence based approach to treatment of undernutrition in seniors.
TOPIC 3: Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S), formerly Female Athlete Triad.  Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:    GL, COMP
  1. Discuss the history of Female Athlete Triad and its new term RED-S
  2. Recognize the signs and symptoms of RED-S
  3. Apply a multidisciplinary treatment strategy for RED-S
  4. Employ individualize return to play considerations using the return to play guidelines
  5. Recognize when to refer patients for more advanced cardiac care.
 
 
 

Click to View: AMS - 2019IMor-Internal Medicine – Orthopedics: Office Orthopedics; Ankle Sprains; Knee Injuries (Download)

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AMS - 2019IMor-Internal Medicine – Orthopedics: Office Orthopedics; Ankle Sprains; Knee Injuries (Download)

Title: Internal Medicine - Orthopedics: Office Orthopedics; Ankle Sprains; Knee Injuries Faculty: John W. Pendleton, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R., Walter C. Taylor, M.D., Jennifer Maynard, M.D Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022 TOPIC 1: Office Orthopedics in the Older Patient. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP
  1. Recognize the common causes of acute low back pain in the elderly.
  2. Use evidence based maneuvers to assess the likelihood of a patient having spinal stenosis.
  3. Differentiate between the different metabolic pathways of the statins and relate how that would impact prescribing for patients on multiple other drugs.
  4. Use evidence based techniques to determine the likelihood of a patient having a rotator cuff tear.
TOPIC 2: Ankle Sprains. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
  1. Discuss the use of the Ottawa Ankle Rules to determine if an x-ray is necessary after acute ankle injury
  2. Perform a competent ankle examination in a patient with ankle pain
  3. Describe the treatment of an athlete with a lateral ankle sprain
  4. Differentiate between a lateral ankle sprain and a high ankle sprain
  5. Discuss the differential diagnosis of ankle pain after acute injury
TOPIC 3: Common Knee Injuries. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP, EBM
  1. Recognize, evaluate, and understand evidence based treatment options for common knee injuries seen in primary care including:
    1. Ligament injures (MCL, LCL, ACL)
    2. Meniscal injuries
    3. Patellofemoral Pain syndrome
    4. Osteoarthritis
 
 
 

Click to View: AMS - 2019IMde-Internal Medicine – Dermatology: Office Dermatology; Contact Dermatitis; Clinical Pearls (Download)

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AMS - 2019IMde-Internal Medicine – Dermatology: Office Dermatology; Contact Dermatitis; Clinical Pearls (Download)

Title: Internal Medicine - Dermatology: Office Dermatology; Contact Dermatitis; Clinical Pearls Faculty: Jeffrey Miller, M.D., M.B.A., O. Fred Miller, III, M.D. Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022 TOPIC 1:  Common Problems in Office Dermatology. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP, GL
  1. Develop a differential diagnosis of common disorders based on lesion morphology and distribution.
  2. Differentiate the many manifestations of cutaneous fungal disease.
  3. Analyze fungal foot and nail changes and select the appropriate therapy as per the “Choosing Wisely: Am ACAD of Dermatology 2013” guidelines.
TOPIC 2: Contact Dermatitis Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP, GL
  1. Plan the testing for identification of allergens in contact dermatitis.
  2. Distinguish and treat poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac.
  3. Detect common contactants seen in the office setting.
  4. Develop a treatment plan for various types of contact dermatitis while considering the British Association of Dermatology Tx Guidelines.
TOPIC 3: Clinical Pearls in Dermatology. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
  1. Apply diagnostic and treatment pearls for varied cutaneous disorders encountered in the office.
  2. Apply a simple diagnostic maneuver to diagnose basal cell skin cancer.
  3. Utilize a dermatologist to effectively manage your patients who have pigmented lesion biopsies.
  4. Employ the appropriate use of antibiotics using the AAD “Choosing Wisely Campaign” recommendations list.
 
 
 

Click to View: AMS - 2019IMen-Internal Medicine – Endocrinology: Calcium Metabolism; Male Hypogonadism; Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (Download)

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AMS - 2019IMen-Internal Medicine – Endocrinology: Calcium Metabolism; Male Hypogonadism; Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (Download)

Title: Internal Medicine - Endocrinology: Calcium Metabolism; Male Hypogonadism; Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Faculty: Stephen J. Winters, M.D. Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022 TOPIC 1: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
  1. Outline the causes of hypercalcemia.
  2. Recommend diagnostic testing for hyperparathyroidism.
  3. Recognize secondary hyperparathyroidism.
TOPIC 2: Male Hypogonadism. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
  1. Outline the classic causes of male hypogonadism.
  2. Appreciate the entity of adult onset hypogonadism.
  3. Describe the risks and benefits of testosterone use and apply toward decision making when reviewing treatment options.
TOPIC 3: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
  1. Recognize the distinguishing features of PCOS.
  2. Prescribe appropriate laboratory tests to evaluate women with hirsutism.
  3. Describe the non-reproductive aspects of PCOS
 
 
 

Click to View: AMS - 2019EMer-Emergency Medicine – Medical Errors/Patient Safety: Physician Burnout; Error Into Opportunity; Fatal Mistakes in ECG Interpretation (Download)

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AMS - 2019EMer-Emergency Medicine – Medical Errors/Patient Safety: Physician Burnout; Error Into Opportunity; Fatal Mistakes in ECG Interpretation (Download)

Title: Emergency Medicine – Medical Errors/Patient Safety: Physician Burnout; Error Into Opportunity; Fatal Mistakes in ECG Interpretation Faculty: Michael A. Gibbs, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., Jerry W. Jones, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., F.A.A.E.M., Laurence J. Kinsella, M.D., F.A.A.N. Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022 TOPIC 1: Confessions of a Mostly Happy Doctor – Strategies for Reducing Physician Burnout. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
  1. Review current literature re: physician burnout.
  2. Incorporate strategies to reduce clerical burdens of EMR.
  3. Adopt strategies for successful patient experience surveys.
  4. Apply techniques for managing functional symptoms in the office.
TOPIC 2: Turning Error into Opportunity. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
  1. Specify the elements of the emergency care environment that predisposes the clinician to decision-making errors as per the 2015 Institute of Medicine report.
  2. Develop and integrate cognitive strategies that reduce the likelihood of error.
  3. Design and implement effective methods for reviewing, discussing and addressing medical errors as per the Institute of Medicine guidelines.
TOPIC 3: 5 Things You MUST Look For Before Putting Down an ECG | 5 Fatal Mistakes To AVOID While Interpreting an ECG.  Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:  COMP
  1. List 5 conditions for which the ECG must be specifically and carefully scrutinized
  2. Specify 5 analytical or interpretative mistakes that could result in increased patient morbidity or fatality
  3. Integrate steps to avoid missing important signs on the 12-lead ECG into the methodical approach.
 
 
 

Click to View: AMS - 2019EMap-Emergency Medicine – Adult and Pediatrics: Endocrine Emergencies; Surgical Emergencies; Pediatric Emergency Radiology (Download)

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AMS - 2019EMap-Emergency Medicine – Adult and Pediatrics: Endocrine Emergencies; Surgical Emergencies; Pediatric Emergency Radiology (Download)

Title: Emergency Medicine - Adult and Pediatrics: Endocrine Emergencies; Surgical Emergencies; Pediatric Emergency Radiology Faculty: Joel Kravitz, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., F.R.C.P.S.C., Richard J. Scarfone, M.D., F.A.A.P., Mark D. Joffe, M.D., F.A.A.P. Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022 TOPIC 1: Endocrine Emergencies. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP, GL
  1. Develop, using the latest evidence and the ADA position statement, a comprehensive treatment plan for diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA).
  2. Compare and contrast DKA and hyperosmolar non-ketotic states (HHNK).
  3. Detect adrenal insufficiency and formulate an efficient treatment plan.
  4. Construct treatment algorithms as per the AACE guidelines, for the management of thyrotoxicosis, hyperthyroidism and thyroid storm.
TOPIC 2: No Time to Waste – Surgical Emergencies. Upon completion of this session, using information from review articles, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP
  1. Based on a child’s presenting signs and symptoms suggestive of a surgical emergency, make rapid management decisions based upon referenced Evidence Based Medicine and validated clinical prediction rules.
  2. Administer appropriate diagnostic studies in the evaluation of children with surgical emergencies.
  3. Avoid activities that will result in a delayed diagnosis for children with surgical emergencies.
TOPIC 3: Pediatric Emergency Radiology. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
  1. Assess the radiographic findings after case description.
  2. Diagnose various pediatric conditions after case description and radiographic assessment.
 
 
 

Click to View: AMS - 2019EMed-Emergency Medicine - Common ED Challenges: Opioid Epidemic; Emergency Psychiatric Patient; Testing in the ED (Download)

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AMS - 2019EMed-Emergency Medicine - Common ED Challenges: Opioid Epidemic; Emergency Psychiatric Patient; Testing in the ED (Download)

Title: Emergency Medicine - Common ED Challenges: Opioid Epidemic; Psychiatric Patient; Testing in the ED Faculty: Andrew Chang, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.E.P., F.A.A.E.M., Joel Kravitz, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., F.R.C.P.S.C. Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022 TOPIC 1: The Opioid Epidemic:  How We Got Here and How We’re Going to Dig Ourselves Out. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
  1. Differentiate EKG findings for atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, and Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome.
  2. Specify the factors determining the seriousness of any tachycardia.
  3. Utilize current effective and approved therapies to treat various supraventricular tachycardias as per the sited systemic reviews and ACC guidelines.
TOPIC 2: Management of the Emergency Psychiatric Patient. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
  1. Recognize the early signs of agitation and employ strategies to resolve them.
  2. Select appropriate agents for chemical restraint based on available evidence.
  3. Using ACEP guidelines as a framework develop a plan for the medical clearance of a psychiatric patient.
TOPIC 3: Is This Test Necessary: Efficient Use of Testing in the Emergency Department. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
  1. Develop, using the available evidence, efficient decision making skills for the use of some commonly used lab & radiographic tests in the ED as per the COC guidance and recommendations.
  2. Determine the utility of some less commonly used tests in the ED, including strep tests, D-dimers and coagulation tests.
  3. Evaluate case scenarios to discuss optimizing patient care while reducing unnecessary costs.
 
 
 

Click to View: AMS - 2019EMid-Emergency Medicine – Infectious Diseases: Endocarditis; Epidemics in the News; Fever and Rash (Download)

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AMS - 2019EMid-Emergency Medicine – Infectious Diseases: Endocarditis; Epidemics in the News; Fever and Rash (Download)

Title: Emergency Medicine - Infectious Diseases: Endocarditis and Orthopedic Device Infection; Epidemics in the News; Fever and Rash Faculty: Kenneth Kaye, M.D., F.A.C.P., Stephen J. Gluckman, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.I.D.S.A, Valerianna Amorosa, M.D. Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022 TOPIC 1: Endocarditis and Orthopedic Device Infection Prophylaxis Guidelines: What the PCP Needs to Know. Upon completion of this session, using evidence- based guidelines from the AHA, ADA, AAOS and AUA, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
  1. Apply current recommendations for antibiotic prophylaxis of endocarditis and prosthetic joints.
  2. Illustrate data supporting prophylaxis.
  3. Determine appropriate patients for prophylaxis.
  4. Use proper administration of prophylactic antibiotics, including prophylaxis in the allergic patient.
TOPIC 2: Epidemics in the News. Upon the completion of this session, the participant should be able to relate the following about each of these four presently active viral epidemics: GL, EBM, COMP Ebola Zaire; MERS-CoV; Chikungunya; Pertussis; Measles; Zika;
  1. Appraise how the transmission mechanisms and risk of infection has impacted the incidence of these viruses in the U.S.
  2. Recognize and determine, through appropriate WHO and CDC resources, the geographic distribution of each viral illness.
  3. Determine the various presentations and differentiate the clinical syndromes from other common infectious processes in patients presenting to a primary care practice.
  4. Determine the features and predictors to formulate an approach to each illness that will help guide your diagnostic testing decisions for making an appropriate diagnosis as per the current CDC and WHO Guidelines.
  5. Assess the risk to health care workers and other patients while determining public health implications in an effort to deploy appropriate resources and methods of Infection control as per the CDC and WHO recommendations and Guidelines.
TOPIC 3: Approach to the Patient with Fever and Rash. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
  1. Describe the etiology of commonly seen infectious and non-infectious rashes that are associated with fever.
  2. Develop a differential diagnosis based upon the type of rash on presentation.
  3. Recognize the scenarios in which emergent treatment of fever/rash are warranted
 
 
 

Click to View: AMS - 2019EMne-Emergency Medicine – Neurology: Traumatic Brain Injury; Peripheral Vertigo; Seizures and Epilepsy (Download)

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AMS - 2019EMne-Emergency Medicine – Neurology: Traumatic Brain Injury; Peripheral Vertigo; Seizures and Epilepsy (Download)

Title: Emergency Medicine - Neurology: Traumatic Brain Injury; Vertigo - Peripheral; Seizures/Epilepsy Management Faculty: Kenneth H. Butler, D.O., F.A.C.E.P., F.A.A.E.M., Andrew Chang, M.D., David E. Riley, M.D. Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022 TOPIC 1: Traumatic Brain Injury. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP
  1. Develop an approach to assessing the head injured patient where you can forget about the GCS scoring system.
  2. Identify the TBI clinical presentation where “The eyes have it”.
  3. Determine when TBI necessitates a “formal” RSI intubation.
  4. Employ appropriate RSI techniques and drug protocols as per sited evidence based medicine recommendations and systemic reviews.
TOPIC 2: As the World Turns:  Peripheral Vertigo in the ED. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP^
  1. Illustrate the pathophysiology of benign positional vertigo.
  2. Differentiate the various diagnostic tests in the evaluation of patients with peripheral vertigo.
  3. Discover how to perform various therapeutic maneuvers, such as the Epley maneuver, in the treatment of patients with benign positional vertigo.
TOPIC 3: Seizures and Epilepsy – Management. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
  1. Determine when treatment with anticonvulsant medication is warranted.
  2. Choose among the many available anticonvulsant medications.
  3. Manage problems confronted by women with epilepsy.
  4. Counsel patients regarding their driving privileges.
 
 
 

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AMS - 2019EMor-Emergency Medicine – Orthopedics: Orthopedics; Trauma and Orthopedic Pitfalls; Adult Orthopedics (Download)

Title: Emergency Medicine - Orthopedics: Orthopedics; Orthopedic Pitfalls; Adult Orthopedics Faculty: Kenneth H. Butler, D.O., F.A.C.E.P., F.A.A.E.M., Joel Kravitz, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., F.R.C.P.S.C., Andrew D. Perron, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., F.A.C.S.M. Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022 TOPIC 1: Being “Hip” On Ortho.  Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP ^
  1. Assess if this is just another “found down” patient.
  2. Identify which fractures have the highest “missed” rate.
  3. Determine when ultrasound is better than a plain film.
TOPIC 2: Trauma and Orthopedic Pitfalls – Injuries Not To Be Missed. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
  1. Detect subtle injuries that, unless treated, can have impact on long term musculoskeletal function.
  2. Determine and treat subtle presentation of severe traumatic and neurologic injuries.
  3. Distinguish particular injury patterns to avoid missing correlated injuries in a traumatically injured patient.
TOPIC 3: Adult Orthopedic Pearls and Pitfalls. Orthopedic injuries are a frequently seen complaint in the Emergency Department.  The vast majority are straightforward to diagnose and manage.  There are some injuries, however, that are more subtle in presentation and more complicated to manage.  This session will focus on the latter group of injuries.  Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP
  1. Detect the presentation and diagnostic pitfalls associated with posterior shoulder dislocation.
  2. Determine an appropriate work-up of compartment syndrome and distinguish the myriad ways it can present.
  3. Appraise those at risk for knee dislocation and relate the time-imperative for reduction.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of the work-up and evidence-based treatment for native hip dislocation, as well as occult hip fracture.
 
 
 

Click to View: AMS - 2019HMek-Hospital Medicine – EKG: AV Block/Dissociation; Inferior/Posterolateral MIs; Lethal Dysrhythmias/Heart Disease (Download)

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AMS - 2019HMek-Hospital Medicine – EKG: AV Block/Dissociation; Inferior/Posterolateral MIs; Lethal Dysrhythmias/Heart Disease (Download)

Title: Hospital Medicine - EKG: AV Block/Dissociation; Inferior/Posterolateral MIs; Lethal Dysrhythmias/Heart Disease Faculty: Jerry W. Jones, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., F.A.A.E.M Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022 TOPIC 1: 3rd Degree AV Block and AV Dissociation. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
  1. Distinguish a 3rd degree AV block from a simple AV dissociation.
  2. Discuss capture beats and fusion beats and demonstrate their utility in the diagnosis of AV dissociation and its differentiation from 3rd degree AV block.
  3. Relate the differences between a junctional escape pacemaker and a ventricular escape pacemaker.
  4. Illustrate the differences between a 3rd degree AV block in the AV node and one in the infranodal regions.
TOPIC 2: Inferior MIs and Posterolateral MIs. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
  1. Detect ST elevations indicating acute inferior epicardial ischemia
  2. List two other areas of the heart commonly affected when inferior epicardial ischemia is evident
  3. Distinguish between anterior subendocardial ischemia and posterolateral epicardial ischemia
  4. Recommend a preferred approach to a patient with chest pain and a non-diagnostic admission 12-lead ECG
TOPIC 3: Two Signs of Potentially Lethal Dysrhythmias and Two Signs of Potentially Lethal Heart Disease. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
  1. Detect the ECG changes of Brugada Syndrome
  2. Detect changes suggestive of hyperkalemia
  3. Detect the changes of Wellens Syndrome
  4. Detect de Winter T wave changes and relate their importance
 
 
 

Click to View: AMS - 2019HMrh-Hospital Medicine – Rheumatology: Vasculitis; Lyme Disease; Lupus (Download)

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AMS - 2019HMrh-Hospital Medicine – Rheumatology: Vasculitis; Lyme Disease; Lupus (Download)

Title: Hospital Medicine - Rheumatology: Vasculitis; Lyme Disease; Lupus Faculty: William T. Ayoub, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R., Lawrence H. Brent, M.D. Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022 TOPIC 1: Vasculitis. Upon completion of these sessions, the participant should be able to:
  1. List the various types of vasculitis as defined by the Chapel Hill consensus conference.
  2. Identify the clinical and diagnostic criteria of giant cell arteritis.
TOPIC 2: Lyme disease and Other Topics in Rheumatology. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
  1. Apply CDC and Infectious Diseases Society of America Guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of Lyme disease.
  2. Evaluate skin rashes as manifestations of systemic diseases.
  3. Using the Guidelines of the Bone Research Society of the United Kingdom to prescribe appropriate therapy for patients with Paget’s disease of the Bone.
TOPIC 3: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, EBM, COMP
  1. Describe the varied clinical presentations and manifestations in the course of systemic lupus erythematosus.
  2. Order and interpret laboratory testing used in the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus in accordance with ACR Guidelines.
  3. Monitor and employ treatment options for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus according to EULAR recommendations and evidence-based results from clinical studies.
 
 
 

Click to View: AMS - 2019HMrd-Hospital Medicine – Radiology: Back Pain Imaging; Pelvic Imaging; Non-Invasive Vascular Imaging (Download)

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AMS - 2019HMrd-Hospital Medicine – Radiology: Back Pain Imaging; Pelvic Imaging; Non-Invasive Vascular Imaging (Download)

Title: Hospital Medicine - Radiology: Back Pain Imaging; Pelvic Imaging; Non-Invasive Vascular Imaging Faculty: Adam R. Guttentag, M.D., Ryan J. Smith, M.D. Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022 TOPIC 1: Back Pain Imaging. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP
  1. Use evidence based guidelines to help decide which patients require immediate imaging for evaluation of back pain.
  2. Discuss the utility of various forms of imaging for specific lumbar pathologies.
  3. Analyze a radiologist’s report of lumbar imaging with respect to the patient’s specific symptoms.
TOPIC 2: Pelvic Imaging. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
  1. Order appropriate radiologic studies for evaluating patients with dysfunctional uterine bleeding, according to the American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria.
  2. Utilize the most appropriate imaging studies for evaluating female patients with pelvic pain, according to the American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria.
  3. Determine which studies are most appropriate for evaluating patients with post-menopausal bleeding using the American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria
TOPIC 3: Non-Invasive Vascular Imaging: Aorta, Carotids and More. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP
  1. Design an evidence based algorithm for integrating imaging into evaluation of patients with suspected carotid stenosis.
  2. Select appropriate tests to order for patients with suspected acute aortic syndromes.
  3. Integrate modern non-invasive techniques into evaluation of suspected visceral and peripheral artery disease.
 
 
 

Click to View: AMS - 2019HMge-Hospital Medicine – Geriatrics: Geriatric Patient; Vitamin B12 & D; Communication Skills (Download)

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AMS - 2019HMge-Hospital Medicine – Geriatrics: Geriatric Patient; Vitamin B12 & D; Communication Skills (Download)

Title: Hospital Medicine - Geriatrics: Geriatric Patient; Vitamins B12 & D; Communication Skills Faculty: John W. Pendleton, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R., Gary H. Oberlender, M.D., F.A.C.P Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022 TOPIC 1: The Geriatric Patient: Evidence-Based Answers to Frequently Asked Questions. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP
  1. Apply evidence based recommendations to patient’s questions about the use of multivitamins.
  2. Recommend the most appropriate treatment for nocturnal leg cramps.
  3. Advise the appropriate dietary recommendations for patients with arthritis.
  4. Recommend evidence based treatment for restless leg syndrome.
TOPIC 2: Vitamin B-12 and Vitamin D in Seniors. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP
  1. Integrate the normal physiology of Vitamins B-12 and D.
  2. Differentiate the pathologic syndromes associated with B-12 and D deficiency.
  3. Develop an evidence based evaluation of B-12 and D deficiency for seniors.
  4. Develop an evidence based approach to treatment options for B-12 and D in seniors.
TOPIC 3: Improving Communication Skills in Medical Practice. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP, ^
  1. Appraise the variety of ways that people perceive communication and process information.
  2. Assess your personal communication strengths and limitations.
  3. Determine communication issues unique to older patients.
  4. Develop practices and apply skills to maximize effective communication and listening based on current literature.
 
 
 

Click to View: AMS - 2019HMen-Hospital Medicine – Endocrinology: Diabetes; Adrenal Insufficiency; Cushing’s Syndrome (Download)

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AMS - 2019HMen-Hospital Medicine – Endocrinology: Diabetes; Adrenal Insufficiency; Cushing’s Syndrome (Download)

Title: Hospital Medicine - Endocrinology: Diabetes; Adrenal Insufficiency; Cushing's Syndrome Faculty: David A. Horowitz, M.D., Stephen J. Winters, M.D. Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022 TOPIC 1: 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 2: Adrenal Insufficiency- Primary and Secondary. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
  1. Apply principles learned to evaluate the diagnostic tests used to confirm the diagnosis or primary or secondary adrenal insufficiency.
  2. Employ therapeutic options for patients with primary or secondary adrenal insufficiency.
TOPIC 3: Cushing’s Syndrome and other Functional Disorders of the Adrenal. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
  1. Outline the etiology of Cushing’s syndrome.
  2. Evaluate a patient with an adrenal tumor.
  3. Evaluate a patient for suspected hyperaldosteronism.
  4. Recognize when to refer patients for more advanced cardiac care.
 
 
 

Click to View: AMS - 2019HMcd-Hospital Medicine–Cardiology: Acute Aortic Syndromes; Anticoagulants; Carditis (Download)

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AMS - 2019HMcd-Hospital Medicine–Cardiology: Acute Aortic Syndromes; Anticoagulants; Carditis (Download)

Title: Hospital Medicine - Cardiology: Acute Aortic Syndromes; Antiplatelets, Anticoagulants, ACS; Carditis Faculty: Gregary D Marhefka, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.P. Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022 TOPIC 1: Acute Aortic Syndromes. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
  1. Identify key symptoms and signs.
  2. Recognize aortic imaging strengths and weaknesses.
  3. Determine interval screening/ timing for medical and/or surgical treatment.
  4. Assess complications of treatment.
TOPIC 2: Antiplatelets, Anticoagulants and Stenting in Acute Coronary Syndrome. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, EBM, COMP
  1. Recognize indications for antiplatelets.
  2. Relate differences between bare metal, drug-eluting stents.
  3. Relate differences between restenosis and stent thrombosis.
  4. Understand strengths and weaknesses of different antiplatelet and anticoagulation strategies in AF and stents.
TOPIC 3: Distinguishing, Diagnosing and Treating Carditis: Pericarditis, Myocarditis and Endocarditis. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
  1. Relate treatment differences between acute and recurrent pericarditis.
  2. Distinguish acute pericarditis, myopericarditis and myocarditis.
  3. Identify acute myocarditis patients requiring endomyocardial biopsy.
  4. Describe differential diag of valvular masses.
  5. Integrate surgical indications in endocarditis.
 
 
 

Click to View: AMS - 2019PDem-Pediatrics – Emergency Medicine: Abdominal Emergencies; Pediatric Poisonings; Pediatric Meningitis (Download)

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AMS - 2019PDem-Pediatrics – Emergency Medicine: Abdominal Emergencies; Pediatric Poisonings; Pediatric Meningitis (Download)

Title: Pediatrics - Emergency Medicine: Abdominal Emergencies; Pediatric Poisonings; Pediatric Meningitis Faculty: Robert A. Belfer, M.D., Mark D. Joffe, M.D., F.A.A.P., Michael J. Muszynski, M.D., F.A.A.P. Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022 TOPIC 1: Non-Traumatic Surgical Abdominal Emergencies. Upon completion of this session, using national Evidence Based Medicine sources including Cochrane Collaboration and published guidelines from sources including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
  1. Recognize pediatric abdominal processes that require surgical intervention.
  2. Formulate and prepare initial emergency room management of specific abdominal surgical emergencies.
TOPIC 2: Pediatric Poisonings. Upon completion of this session, using AAP guidelines and evidence-based medicine, the participant should be able to:  EBM, GL, COMP
  1. Review data on pediatric poisonings including recent trends.
  2. Employ appropriate gastrointestinal decontamination in a variety of pediatric ingestions.
  3. Discuss management of several specific poisonings.
TOPIC 3: Pediatric Meningitis Revisited. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
  1. Appraise common presenting features of bacterial and viral meningitis.
  2. Determine the pathogens and develop a treatment plan concerning bacterial meningitis in children as per the Cochrane Database, systematic reviews, and AAP Guidelines.
  3. Recognize the management priorities and potential complications of bacterial meningitis.
  4. Relate the effects of immunizations practices on bacterial meningitis.
 
 
 

Click to View: AMS - 2019PDor-Pediatrics – Orthopedics: Pediatric Orthopedics; Orthopedic Conditions Above the Hip; Child With a Limp (Download)

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AMS - 2019PDor-Pediatrics – Orthopedics: Pediatric Orthopedics; Orthopedic Conditions Above the Hip; Child With a Limp (Download)

Title: Pediatrics - Orthopedics: Pediatric Orthopedics; Orthopedic Conditions; Child with a Limp Faculty: Andrew D. Perron, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., F.A.C.S.M., Robert A. Belfer, M.D. Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022 TOPIC 1: Pediatric Orthopedic Pearls and Pitfalls. Pediatric orthopedic injuries are frequently seen in the Emergency Department.  This population is at risk for missed or mis-managed orthopedic injuries based on inability to provide a history, presence of growth plates and ossification centers, and the imbalance of stronger ligaments and pliable bone.  Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP
  1. Determine the presence of, and apply the evidence-based treatment for Salter-Harris injuries.
  2. Formulate strategies to avoid the missed diagnosis of pediatric supracondylar humeral fractures.
  3. Integrate effective methods to avoid the missed diagnosis of slipped-capital-femoral epiphysis and employ the acute treatment algorithm once it is identified.
TOPIC 2: Orthopedic Conditions Above the Hip. Upon completion of this session, using national Evidence Based Medicine sources including Cochrane Collaboration and published guidelines from sources including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
  1. Interpret radiographs that demonstrate Salter-Harris fractures in the pediatric patient.
  2. Initially manage fractures of the upper extremity and recognize when to refer to an Orthopedic Surgeon.
  3. Develop management plans for fractures; assess the need for urgent orthopedic consultation.
TOPIC 3: The Child with a Limp. Upon completion of this session, using national Evidence Based Medicine sources including Cochrane Collaboration and published guidelines from sources including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
  1. Discuss the importance of age to specific hip pathology.
  2. Differentiate etiologies of limp in the pediatric patient.
  3. Review management of specific orthopedic conditions.
 
 
 

Click to View: AMS - 2019PDpu-Pediatrics – Pulmonary: Upper Airway Emergencies; Respiratory Infections; Asthma (Download)

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AMS - 2019PDpu-Pediatrics – Pulmonary: Upper Airway Emergencies; Respiratory Infections; Asthma (Download)

Title: Pediatrics - Pulmonary: Upper Airway Emergencies; Respiratory Infections; Asthma Faculty: Robert A. Belfer, M.D., Michael J. Muszynski, M.D., F.A.A.P., Richard J. Scarfone, M.D., F.A.A.P. Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022 TOPIC 1: Upper Airway Emergencies in the Pediatric Patient. Upon completion of this session, using national Evidence Based Medicine sources including Cochrane Collaboration and published guidelines from sources including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
  1. Recommend medication therapy for selected upper airway emergencies.
  2. Interpret the most recent evidence-based literature in the approach to the child with croup.
  3. Distinguish and discriminate among the varied presentations of pediatric stridor.
TOPIC 2: Pediatric Lower Respiratory Infections. Upon completion of this session, using the evidence-based guidelines from EBM publications, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
  1. Integrate the association of age, seasonal, clinical presentation, and chest x-ray findings with the etiology of pediatric pneumonia.
  2. Develop a diagnostic approach to infants and children suspected to have pneumonia and discuss the treatment options and the implications of emerging bacterial resistance.
  3. Apply the American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines to the child with bronchiolitis.
TOPIC 3: Management of Acute Asthma. Upon completion of this session, using evidence-based guidelines, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
  1. Apply evidence from the Cochrane Database to make decisions about utilizing either nebulizers or metered-dose inhalers with spacers to deliver beta2-agonists to appropriate candidates.
  2. Summarize the evidence supporting the use of ipratropium bromide and corticosteroids for moderately ill asthmatic children.
  3. Develop an organized approach to the initial management of children with severe asthma.
 
 
 

Click to View: AMS - 2019PDsm-Pediatrics – Sports Medicine: Concussion; Pediatric Orthopedic Injuries; Pre-Participation Exam (Download)

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AMS - 2019PDsm-Pediatrics – Sports Medicine: Concussion; Pediatric Orthopedic Injuries; Pre-Participation Exam (Download)

Title: Pediatrics - Sports Medicine: Concussion; Pediatric Orthopedic Injuries; Pre-Participation Exam Faculty: Jennifer Maynard, M.D., Walter C. Taylor, M.D. Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022 TOPIC 1: Sports Related Concussion. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
  1. Recognize the signs and symptoms of sports related concussion (SRC)
  2. Demonstrate sideline and in-office evaluation of SRC
  3. Apply return to play guidelines per consensus recommendations and specific state laws
TOPIC 2: Pediatric Orthopedic Injuries. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL,  COMP
  1. Identify the areas of a long bone in a child and describe the Salter-Harris fracture classification
  2. Recognize common injuries and treatment recommendations of the pediatric upper and lower extremity
  3. Evaluate various apophyseal injuries based on location
TOPIC 3: The Sports Pre-participation Examination (PPE). Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
  1. Employ the American Heart Association Guidelines when screening athletes for cardiovascular disease during the PPE
  2. Determine if an athlete with impaired vision or solitary kidney can be cleared to participate in sports
  3. Determine under what circumstances an athlete with seizure disorder can be cleared to participate in specific sports
  4. Employ BP guidelines for children and adolescents with respect to sports participation
 
 
 

Click to View: AMS - 2019PDup-Pediatrics – Pediatric Updates: Antibiotics; Pathogens in the News; Teaching Pearls (Download)

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AMS - 2019PDup-Pediatrics – Pediatric Updates: Antibiotics; Pathogens in the News; Teaching Pearls (Download)

Title: Pediatrics – Pediatric Updates: Antibiotics; Pathogens in the News; Teaching Pearls Faculty: Stephen C. Eppes, M.D., F.A.A.P., Richard J. Scarfone, M,D,, F.A.A.P. Original Release Date: July 1, 2019  Expiration Date: July 1, 2022 TOPIC 1: Antibiotic Update. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
  1. Review recent trends in antibiotic resistance.
  2. Improve empiric antibiotic usage for common pediatric conditions.
  3. Develop strategies to resist further bacterial resistance, as recommended by the CDC.
TOPIC 2: Pathogens in the News: What Do They Mean For You. Upon completion of this session and using the guidelines from the CDC, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
  1. Recognize the current epidemiology of highly contagious viral or other infectious diseases that are of most immediate public health concern.
  2. Identify key clinical manifestations, as documented by the CDC guidelines, of these diseases.
  3. Plan for necessary precautions for newly identified viruses as developed and recommended by the CDC protocols and guidelines.
  4. Employ CDC recommended actions to contact Hospital, Local, State and Federal Health Officials as appropriate or mandated.
TOPIC 3: Teaching Pearls You Should Know. Upon completion of this session, using data and results from clinical trials and referenced EBM, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP
  1. Use test characteristics such as positive predictive value to interpret diagnostic test results.
  2. Order diagnostic tests appropriately by considering risks and benefits.
  3. Apply key teaching points to enhance management of specific diagnostic conditions.
 
 
 

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