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Title: Family Medicine and Internal Medicine: Drug Interactions, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Sexually Transmitted Infections,Type 2 Diabetes, and COPD
Course ID: W-20220829-Family Medicine and Internal Medicine-2
Faculty:Herbert L. Muncie, M.D. and Michael P. Goldfinger, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Original Release Date: August 29, 2022 Expiration Date: August 29, 2025
Topic 1: Drug Interactions and Side Effects Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP
- Determine the most common mechanisms for drug interactions.
- Identify some of the most frequent culprit drugs such as Warfarin and Acetaminophen, AED’s, NSAIDs, and Statins.
- Counsel patients regarding some of the most frequent side effects seen with commonly used medications.
- Employ The Joint Commission 2016 Ambulatory Care National Patient Safety Goals.
Topic 2: Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) – A Primary Care Perspective Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP
- Assess the relationship between PAD and other forms of atherosclerosis.
- Determine which patients are at increased risk for PAD.
- Perform a focused history and physical examination to assess for PAD.
- Determine when to use ancillary testing.
- Develop a plan for managing patients with PAD utilizing evidence-based ACC/AHA and CHEST guidelines for exercise, medications, and revascularization.
Topic 3: Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP
- Determine the appropriate diagnostic testing for complaints suggestive of a sexually transmitted infection.
- Select the therapy for the commonly encountered sexually transmitted infections.
- Formulate the follow-up testing and evaluations for sexually transmitted infections.
- Recommend therapeutic options for preventing herpes simplex infections.
Topic 4: Treating Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
- Evaluate the therapeutic goals in treating type 2 diabetes and their impact on morbidity and mortality.
- Recommend the approach for choosing an oral hypoglycemic agent to treat type 2 diabetes.
- Specify the clinical situations that would require the use of insulin to treat type 2 diabetes and the probable dosage form and average amounts required for control of A1c.
- Develop the therapeutic options for preventing diabetic complications.
Topic 5: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): Evaluation and Treatment Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP
- Appraise patient specific data to determine if they meet diagnostic criteria for COPD.
- Analyze the role of cigarette smoking in the etiology and natural history of COPD.
- Formulate a treatment plan for the stages of COPD.
- Recommend the follow-up required to assess the therapeutic efficacy of the treatment options.
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