Title: 2023 Hospital and Internal Medicine: A Clinical Update and Review of Common Problems – Day 3 (Non-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 Headache (Horowitz)
Upon completion of this session, while applying recommendations from the IHC, NHF, AAFP, AAN and ACP, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
- Review the differential diagnosis of a patient presenting with the complaint of headache.
- More confidently evaluate the patient with headache and appreciate the indications for imaging.
- Develop a treatment plan that considers lifestyle changes as well as medications.
Practical Approach to the Outpatient with Dementia (Horowitz)
Upon completion of this session, while applying recommendations from the AAN and the USPSTF, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
- Formulate a practical approach to screening for dementia.
- Discuss medication management to include polypharmacy, drug-drug interactions, as well as new drugs and their potential efficacy and side effects.
- Develop a long-term follow-up and referral process that considers cost-effective and resource management.
Strategies to Address the Issue of Preventable Hospital Readmissions (Horowitz)
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP
- Identify the factors which contribute to increase risk of readmission.
- Stratify the risk for readmission utilizing evidence-based tools.
- Develop a transition of care strategy to reduce the likelihood of a preventable readmission.
Update in Inpatient Renal Medicine (Williams)
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
- Review the evaluation of acute renal failure in the inpatient setting.
- Discuss the forms of dialysis used in hospitalized patients.
- Review the management of hyperkalemia.
- Discuss the management of fluid overload in patients with advanced kidney disease.
- Review best practice strategies for the use of diuretics in hospitalized patients.
Update in GI Inpatient Medicine (Williams)
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:
- Evaluate and manage both upper and lower gastrointestinal bleeding according to the current standard of care.
- Manage common intestinal complications like small bowel obstruction and both minor and major constipation syndromes.
- Manage common gallbladder syndromes as well as acute pancreatitis.
- Evaluate and manage both appendicitis and diverticulitis.
- Assess and strategize the common intestinal emergencies of bowel perforation and ischemia syndromes.
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