Title: 2023 Hospital and Internal Medicine: A Clinical Update and Review of Common Problems – Day 1 (Physician)
Faculty:David A. Horowitz, M.D., Kendal Williams, M.D., M.P.H.
Release Date: 7/1/2023 Expiration Date: 7/1/2026
Practical Approach to the Patient with Potential DVT (Horowitz)
Upon completion of this session, using multiple research trials as well as applying recommendations from the ACCP, AAFP/ACP, and the AHA/ACC, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
- Obtain an appropriate medical history to better identify those patients at risk.
- More confidently evaluate and assess the patient suspected of having DVT.
- Better manage patients with the confirmed diagnosis of DVT.
Practical Approach to the Patient with Hypertension. (Horowitz)
Upon completion of this session, using multiple research trials as well as the current JNC recommendations, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
- Apply the current JNC recommendations for treatment of hypertension
- Develop a rational approach to choosing medication in treating hypertension
- Decide when and how to evaluate for secondary causes of hypertension
Cardiac Issues in Peri-Operative Risk Assessment. (Horowitz)
Upon completion of this session, using multiple research trials, as well as the recommendations of the ACC/AHA, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
- Develop a consistent approach to the cardiovascular risk stratification for patients having non-cardiac surgery.
- Determine the factors involved in maximizing cardiovascular outcomes for patients having non-cardiac surgery.
- Assess the co-morbidities associated with valvular heart disease, tobacco use, and hyperlipidemia in the setting of non-cardiac surgery.
Update on the Management of COPD and Asthma in the Hospitalized Patient (Williams)
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP, GL
- Perform initial management and stabilization of the patient with asthma or COPD exacerbation and distinguish between the strategies for each condition.
- Develop an evidence-based strategy for the management of COPD based on the GOLD criteria.
- Prescribe an effective therapeutic strategy for asthma, taking into account recent studies on the safety and effectiveness of various agents.
- Detect conditions that may mimic asthma or COPD in the clinical setting.
Overview of the Inpatient Management of Skin and Soft Tissue Infections (Williams)
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP
- Review the clinical presentation and categorization of common skin and soft tissue infections.
- Differentiate common non-infectious conditions that can mimic skin and soft tissue infections.
- Based on evidence from the CDC and standard of care publications, recognize and incorporate the changing epidemiology and resistance patterns impacting skin and soft tissue infections into therapeutic plans.
- Recognize the types of drug-associated rashes and formulate an effective treatment plan for each.
- The receipt for any incentive-associated purchase will designate the value of the gift card separately from the cost of the learning activity.
- This incentive may have implications on your tax reporting obligations. Any reimbursed amount must be declared as personal income for tax purposes.