Internal Medicine - Common Problems

$134.00

5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
$134.00
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Topics and Objectives

Title: IMcp-Internal Medicine – Common Problems: Atrial Fibrillation; Chest Pain; Depression

Faculty: Vandana Y. Bhide, M.D., David A. Horowitz, M.D., Gerald Smetana, M.D.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2020  Expiration Date: July 1, 2023

TOPIC 1: Atrial Fibrillation in the Hospitalized Patient.

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

  1. Assess and evaluate treatment options for atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response, as per the 2010 HFSA Guidelines.
  2. Employ appropriate anticoagulation strategies for atrial fibrillation.
  3. Distinguish the advantages of rhythm versus rate control treatment strategies, 2014 ACC/AHA Guidelines for atrial fibrillation management.
  4. Determine the possible underlying causes of CHF exacerbations

TOPIC 2: Approach to the Management of Chest Pain.

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

  1. Evaluate the complaint in the context of history, physical exam, and EKG findings.
  2. Develop a strategy to use cardiac biomarkers in the evaluation of ACS.
  3. Use recent research studies and guidelines to develop an approach to the patient with chest pain.

TOPIC 3: Rational Management of Depression in Primary Care.

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

  1. Employ an appropriate initial approach to use of the updated USPSTF Guidelines for screening of the patient with depression.
  2. Determine the proper role of second generation antidepressants as per the ACP Guideline.
  3. Assess the effectiveness of augmentation and switching strategies.
  4. Specify the most common side effects, as per the 2016 ACP Guidelines, of commonly used antidepressants.


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    Title: Internal Medicine – Common Problems: Atrial Fibrillation; Chest Pain; Depression

    Course ID: IMcp

    Faculty: 

    AMS - Smetana

    Gerald Smetana, M.D.

    Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Senior Physician, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

    AMS - Horowitz

    David A. Horowitz, M.D.

    Professor of Clinical Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania; Associate Chief Medical Officer, University of Pennsylvania Health System; Philadelphia, PA

    AMS - Bhide

    Vandana Y. Bhide, M.D.

    Dr. Bhide is a clinical assistant professor at Creighton University School of Medicine and the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She is currently the Medical Director of Advisory Services at Abrazo West Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona and a supplemental hospitalist at Mayo Clinic Arizona. Previously, Dr. Bhide was the Chief Hospitalist at Dignity St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, where she was a resident advisor, member of the clinical competency committee, and the director of the quality improvement curriculum. Prior to coming to Phoenix, Dr. Bhide was an assistant professor in Mayo College of Medicine and worked in the division of hospital internal medicine at Mayo Clinic Florida. She was also the director of Medical Grand Rounds, and core faculty and resident advisor for the internal medicine residency program at Mayo Clinic Florida. Dr. Bhide received her Bachelor of Science and Medical Degree at University of Wisconsin, and she did a residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center.

    Original Release Date: July 1, 2020  Expiration Date: July 1, 2023

    TOPIC 1: Atrial Fibrillation in the Hospitalized Patient.

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

    1. Assess and evaluate treatment options for atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response, as per the 2010 HFSA Guidelines.
    2. Employ appropriate anticoagulation strategies for atrial fibrillation.
    3. Distinguish the advantages of rhythm versus rate control treatment strategies, 2014 ACC/AHA Guidelines for atrial fibrillation management.
    4. Determine the possible underlying causes of CHF exacerbations

    TOPIC 2: Approach to the Management of Chest Pain.

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

    1. Evaluate the complaint in the context of history, physical exam, and EKG findings.
    2. Develop a strategy to use cardiac biomarkers in the evaluation of ACS.
    3. Use recent research studies and guidelines to develop an approach to the patient with chest pain.

    TOPIC 3: Rational Management of Depression in Primary Care.

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

    1. Employ an appropriate initial approach to use of the updated USPSTF Guidelines for screening of the patient with depression.
    2. Determine the proper role of second generation antidepressants as per the ACP Guideline.
    3. Assess the effectiveness of augmentation and switching strategies.
    4. Specify the most common side effects, as per the 2016 ACP Guidelines, of commonly used antidepressants.