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Title: Hospital Medicine – Common Problems: Perioperative Medicine; Vertigo/Syncope; Consultative Medicine
Faculty: Vandana Y. Bhide, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.A.P., A.B.I.H.M. and Kendal Williams, M.D., M.P.H.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2016  Review Date: July 1, 2017  Expiration Date: July 1, 2019

TOPIC 1: Update in Perioperative Medicine.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP

  1. Appraise pre-operative cardiac risk stratification and management strategies.
  2. Determine the role of non-invasive stress testing, echocardiography, coronary angiography and the use of biomarkers to assess peri-operative cardiac risk.
  3. Relate the indications for beta blockers, statins and aspirin in the peri-operative period.
  4. Evaluate the bleeding risks of commonly prescribed medications and OTC supplements taken pre-operatively.

TOPIC 2: The Evaluation and Management of Syncope and Vertigo.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP

  1. Appropriately evaluate patients with syncope or vertigo.
  2. Formulate a diagnostic evaluation strategy of syncope or vertigo that is based on best practices.
  3. Debate the value of the various diagnostic approaches to the workup of syncope.
  4. Prescribe an effective therapeutic strategy for the management of both syncope and vertigo.

TOPIC 3: Consultative Medicine: Transfusion Guidelines, Delirium, Beers Criteria, Anticoagulation Guidelines.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP

  1. Interpret changes in the updated 2012 American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Guidelines for Antithrombotic Therapy.
  2. Assess restrictive red blood cell transfusion strategy as recommended by American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) guidelines.
  3. Evaluate clinical factors that make patients more prone to hospital and postoperative delirium.
  4. Employ evidence-based strategies to treat delirium in hospitalized patients.


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Expiration Date: July 1, 2019

Title: Hospital Medicine – Common Problems: Perioperative Medicine; Vertigo/Syncope; Consultative Medicine
Faculty: Vandana Y. Bhide, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.A.P., A.B.I.H.M. and Kendal Williams, M.D., M.P.H.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2016  Review Date: July 1, 2017  Expiration Date: July 1, 2019

TOPIC 1: Update in Perioperative Medicine.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP

  1. Appraise pre-operative cardiac risk stratification and management strategies.
  2. Determine the role of non-invasive stress testing, echocardiography, coronary angiography and the use of biomarkers to assess peri-operative cardiac risk.
  3. Relate the indications for beta blockers, statins and aspirin in the peri-operative period.
  4. Evaluate the bleeding risks of commonly prescribed medications and OTC supplements taken pre-operatively.

TOPIC 2: The Evaluation and Management of Syncope and Vertigo.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP

  1. Appropriately evaluate patients with syncope or vertigo.
  2. Formulate a diagnostic evaluation strategy of syncope or vertigo that is based on best practices.
  3. Debate the value of the various diagnostic approaches to the workup of syncope.
  4. Prescribe an effective therapeutic strategy for the management of both syncope and vertigo.

TOPIC 3: Consultative Medicine: Transfusion Guidelines, Delirium, Beers Criteria, Anticoagulation Guidelines.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP

  1. Interpret changes in the updated 2012 American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Guidelines for Antithrombotic Therapy.
  2. Assess restrictive red blood cell transfusion strategy as recommended by American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) guidelines.
  3. Evaluate clinical factors that make patients more prone to hospital and postoperative delirium.
  4. Employ evidence-based strategies to treat delirium in hospitalized patients.

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