Expiration Date: July 1, 2019
Title: Family Medicine – Common Problems and Challenges: Respiratory Infections; Anemia; Depression
Faculty: Kevin S. Ferentz, M.D.; Michael A. Malone, M.D.; and Gerald W. Smetana, M.D.
Original Release Date: July 1, 2016 Review Date: July 1, 2017 Expiration Date: July 1, 2019
TOPIC 1: Evaluation and Treatment of Respiratory Infections Commonly Seen in Primary Care.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP
- Formulate appropriate evaluation strategies for patients who present with respiratory conditions.
- Identify history and exam findings that help differentiate common respiratory conditions.
- Determine situations when antibiotics are appropriate for the treatment sinus infections.
- Utilize severity index tools in the evaluation of pneumonia.
- Utilize EBM to determine appropriate treatment for common respiratory conditions.
- Discuss some of the controversies in the treatment of common respiratory infections seen in primary care.
TOPIC 2: Anemia.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
- Develop a diagnostic strategy to ascertain the etiology of the anemia.
- Utilize the guidelines for diagnosing anemia in children and adults in terms of available testing.
- Develop a clinical approach to treating various anemias to include Iron Deficiency and “Anemia of Chronic Disease” due to infections, inflammatory dz’s, CKD, Malignancies, Cytokines, Interferons, TNF’s, etc.
- Describe the role of consultants in the evaluation and management of anemia.
TOPIC 3: Rational Management of Depression in Primary Care.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
- Employ an appropriate initial approach to the patient with depression.
- Determine the proper role of second generation antidepressants.
- Assess the effectiveness of augmentation and switching strategies.
- Specify the most common side effects of commonly used antidepressants.
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