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
- 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.
TOPIC 2: Abdominal Pain – The Black Box of the Belly.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP, GL
- Review some challenging cases of abdominal pain to help differentiate benign from severe abdominal pain.
- 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.
- Determine subtle features of certain presentations of abdominal pain that suggest a more severe cause.
- 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
- 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.