Family Medicine and Internal Medicine: Preventable Hospital Readmissions, Chest Pain, Dementia, Headaches, and Osteoporosis

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5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
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    Title: Family Medicine and Internal Medicine: Preventable Hospital Readmissions, Chest Pain, Dementia, Headaches, and Osteoporosis

    Course ID: W-20220829-Family Medicine and Internal Medicine-3

    Faculty:Herbert L. Muncie, M.D. and David A. Horowitz, M.D.

    Original Release Date: August 29, 2022  Expiration Date: August 29, 2025

    Topic 1: Strategies to Address the Issue of Preventable Hospital Readmissions Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP

    1. Identify the factors which contribute to increase risk of readmission.
    2. Stratify the risk for readmission utilizing evidence-based tools.
    3. Develop a transition of care strategy to reduce the likelihood of a preventable readmission.

    Topic 2: Approach to the Management of Chest Pain Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP

    1. Evaluate the complaint in the context of history, physical exam, and EKG findings.
    2. Develop a strategy to use cardiac biomarkers in the evaluation of ACS.
    3. Use recent research studies and guidelines to develop an approach to the patient with chest pain.

    Topic 3: Practical Approach to the Patient with Dementia Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP

    1. Formulate a practical approach to screening for dementia.
    2. Discuss medication management to include polypharmacy, drug-drug interactions, as well as new drugs and their potential efficacy and side effects.
    3. Develop a long-term follow-up and referral process that considers cost-effective and resource management.

    Topic 4: Migraine Headaches – Update on Diagnosis and Treatment Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP

    1. Construct the approach for evaluating a patient with possible migraine headaches.
    2. Assess the advantages of supportive therapy and lifestyle changes in treating migraine headaches compared to pharmacologic therapy.
    3. Appraise the pharmacologic options for treating the acute pain of a migraine headache.
    4. Recommend a prophylactic therapy regimen for patients with recurrent migraine headaches.

    Topic 5: Osteoporosis: Treatment and Prevention Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP

    1. Debate the importance of the risk factors for an osteoporosis fracture.
    2. Employ the diagnostic testing for patients at risk with osteoporosis.
    3. Select the therapeutic medication to treat osteoporosis based upon the indications and side effects.
    4. Assess the therapeutic role of repeating the DXA scan in patients treated for osteoporosis.