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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

  1. Formulate appropriate evaluation strategies for patients who present with respiratory conditions.
  2. Identify history and exam findings that help differentiate common respiratory conditions.
  3. Determine situations when antibiotics are appropriate for the treatment sinus infections.
  4. Utilize severity index tools in the evaluation of pneumonia.
  5. Utilize EBM to determine appropriate treatment for common respiratory conditions.
  6. 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

  1. Develop a diagnostic strategy to ascertain the etiology of the anemia.
  2. Utilize the guidelines for diagnosing anemia in children and adults in terms of available testing.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

  1. Employ an appropriate initial approach to the patient with depression.
  2. Determine the proper role of second generation antidepressants.
  3. Assess the effectiveness of augmentation and switching strategies.
  4. Specify the most common side effects of commonly used antidepressants.


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    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

    1. Formulate appropriate evaluation strategies for patients who present with respiratory conditions.
    2. Identify history and exam findings that help differentiate common respiratory conditions.
    3. Determine situations when antibiotics are appropriate for the treatment sinus infections.
    4. Utilize severity index tools in the evaluation of pneumonia.
    5. Utilize EBM to determine appropriate treatment for common respiratory conditions.
    6. 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

    1. Develop a diagnostic strategy to ascertain the etiology of the anemia.
    2. Utilize the guidelines for diagnosing anemia in children and adults in terms of available testing.
    3. 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.
    4. 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

    1. Employ an appropriate initial approach to the patient with depression.
    2. Determine the proper role of second generation antidepressants.
    3. Assess the effectiveness of augmentation and switching strategies.
    4. Specify the most common side effects of commonly used antidepressants.

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