Title: Family Medicine – Common Issues: COPD; Hypertension; Endocrine Disorders
Course ID: FMci
Herbert L. Muncie, Jr., M.D.
Professor of Family Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
Merri Lou Pendergrass, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, Clinical Chief of Endocrinology, and Director of the Diabetes Program, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ
Original Release Date: July 1, 2020 Expiration Date: July 1, 2023
TOPIC 1: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): Evaluation and Treatment
Upon completion of this session, using the ACCP GOLD guidelines, the AACVPR practice guidelines and the evidence-based reports from Clinical Evidence, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
- Appraise patient specific data to determine if they meet diagnostic criteria for COPD.
- Analyze the role of cigarette smoking in the etiology and natural history of COPD.
- Formulate a treatment plan for the stages of COPD.
- Recommend the follow-up required to assess the therapeutic efficacy of the treatment options.
TOPIC 2: Evaluation and Treatment of Hypertensive Patients
Upon completion of this session, using the most recent JNC Guidelines, the Cochrane Abstract Database and the evidence-based reports from Clinical Evidence, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
- Employ the non-pharmacologic treatment options to manage hypertension.
- Specify the pharmacologic treatment options for patients with compelling indications based upon JNC Guidelines.
- Formulate the therapeutic goal for controlling blood pressure in different patient populations and the combination of medications that can achieve that goal.
- Distinguish the side effect risks for each class of antihypertensive medications.
TOPIC 3: Common Endocrine Disorders
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
- Recognize, evaluate and treat common endocrine abnormalities and employ Endo Society Guidelines to include:
- Low testosterone,
- Adrenal masses.