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Title: Family Medicine and Internal Medicine: Thyroid Tests, Hypertension, Syncope, and Anti-Coagulation
Course ID: W-20220829-Family Medicine and Internal Medicine-1
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: Use and Interpretation of Thyroid Tests Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP
- Integrate the serum tests for thyroid function.
- Interpret thyroid tests results that occur in clinical settings.
- Recommend the appropriate follow-up testing of abnormal thyroid tests and the frequency of these evaluations.
- Appraise the need to treat subclinical hypothyroidism or subclinical hyperthyroidism.
Topic 2: Evaluation and Treatment of Hypertensive Patients Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
- Employ the non-pharmacologic treatment options to manage hypertension.
- Specify the pharmacologic treatment options for patients with compelling indications based upon JNC Guidelines.
- Formulate the therapeutic goal for controlling blood pressure in different patient populations and the combination of medications that can achieve that goal.
- Distinguish the side effect risks for each class of antihypertensive medications.
Topic 3: Evaluation of the Patient with Syncope Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP
- Appraise the various etiologies of syncope.
- Use clues in the history and physical as well as simple office testing to risk-stratify patients with syncope.
- Develop a plan for the appropriate use of additional testing in patients with syncope to include indications for EP testing as per the AHA Syncope Algorithm and the ESC Guidelines.
- Assess the role of lifestyle measures, medication, and more invasive measures to prevent recurrent syncope.
Topic 4: Outpatient Anticoagulation Issues, Part 1 Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
- Manage outpatients on warfarin using current CHEST guidelines and The Joint Commission 2016 National Patient Safety Goals.
- Determine factors leading to alterations in the international normalized ratio (INR).
- Advise patients on the appropriate choice, duration, and intensity of anticoagulation in a variety of clinical scenarios.
- Develop a familiarity with the new oral anticoagulants.
Topic 5: Outpatient Anticoagulation Issues, Part 2 Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP
- Develop an evidence-based approach on perioperative management of antithrombotic and anticoagulant medications.
- Recognize the proper use of IVC filters using evidence-based medicine.
- Develop a practical approach when transitioning patients on and off anticoagulants or switching between anticoagulants.
- Identify appropriate use of anticoagulant and antithrombic medications in combined therapy.
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