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Title: Hospital Medicine – Common Problems: PE/DVT; Abdominal Pain; Hypertension

Faculty: Andrew D. Perron, M.D., Joel Kravitz, M.D., David A. Horowitz, M.D.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2018  Expiration Date: July 1, 2021

TOPIC 1: Practical Approach to the Patient with Potential DVT.

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

  1. Obtain an appropriate medical history to better identify those patients at risk.
  2. More confidently evaluate and assess the patient suspected of having DVT.
  3. Better manage patients with the confirmed diagnosis of DVT.

TOPIC 2: Abdominal Pain – The Black Box of the Belly.

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

  1. Review some challenging cases of abdominal pain to help differentiate benign from severe abdominal pain.
  2. Evaluate the utility of various tests, including labs, ultrasound and CT scan, including during pregnancy using the ACOG opinion guidelines, in the diagnosis of abdominal pain.
  3. Determine subtle features of certain presentations of abdominal pain that suggest a more severe cause.
  4. Explore diagnoses of abdominal pain in the absence of abdominal pathology.

TOPIC 3: Practical Approach to the Patient with Hypertension.

Upon completion of this session, using multiple research trials as well as the current JNC recommendations, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP

  1. Apply the current JNC recommendations for treatment of hypertension.
  2. Develop a rational approach to choosing medication in treating hypertension.
  3. Decide when and how to evaluate for secondary causes of hypertension.

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    Title: Hospital Medicine – Common Problems: PE/DVT; Abdominal Pain; Hypertension

    Faculty: Andrew D. Perron, M.D., Joel Kravitz, M.D., David A. Horowitz, M.D.

    Original Release Date: July 1, 2018  Expiration Date: July 1, 2021

    TOPIC 1: Practical Approach to the Patient with Potential DVT.

    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

    1. Obtain an appropriate medical history to better identify those patients at risk.
    2. More confidently evaluate and assess the patient suspected of having DVT.
    3. Better manage patients with the confirmed diagnosis of DVT.

    TOPIC 2: Abdominal Pain – The Black Box of the Belly.

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

    1. Review some challenging cases of abdominal pain to help differentiate benign from severe abdominal pain.
    2. Evaluate the utility of various tests, including labs, ultrasound and CT scan, including during pregnancy using the ACOG opinion guidelines, in the diagnosis of abdominal pain.
    3. Determine subtle features of certain presentations of abdominal pain that suggest a more severe cause.
    4. Explore diagnoses of abdominal pain in the absence of abdominal pathology.

    TOPIC 3: Practical Approach to the Patient with Hypertension.

    Upon completion of this session, using multiple research trials as well as the current JNC recommendations, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP

    1. Apply the current JNC recommendations for treatment of hypertension.
    2. Develop a rational approach to choosing medication in treating hypertension.
    3. Decide when and how to evaluate for secondary causes of hypertension.
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