Gastroenterology - On Demand

Full Course:  20 AMA PRA Category I Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Short Course:  10 AMA PRA Category I Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Course(s) are appropriate for:  Gastroenterologists, Internal Medicine Physicians, Subspecialist Physicians, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners

Series 52-H (GI52-H) To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Full or Short) below:

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Course Topics

Upper GI Bleeding/Nutrition

Stratify UGIB patients into low- and high-risk categories; Treat UGIB with appropriate endoscopic therapies; Manage rebleeding events in patients; Recognize the role of dietary approach in gastrointestinal diseases; Personalize dietary strategies according to the needs and gastrointestinal condition of the patient.

Acute Pancreatitis

Identify the most common causes of AP; Interpret laboratory findings in patients presenting with AP; Recommend appropriate feeding strategies for patients with AP; Recognize and manage complications of AP; Diagnose other pancreas disorders, including gallstone pancreatitis and pancreatic cysts.

Chronic Pancreatitis

Identify medications associated with risk of causing CP; Rule out metabolic disease as the cause of CP; Differentiate between type 1 and type 2 autoimmune pancreatitis; Choose an evidence-based option for medical management of pain in patients with CP; Determine whether a patient with CP is a candidate for surgical intervention.

Peptic Ulcer Disease /H pylori Infection/Colorectal Cancer

Explain the mechanisms of acid production and secretion; Recommend appropriate treatment regimens to patients with peptic ulcer disease; Determine whether H pylori testing is indicated in a patient presenting with gastrointestinal symptoms; Choose appropriate testing modalities and treatment strategies for patients with H pylori infection; Detect early-onset colorectal cancer in young patients presenting with alerting symptoms, eg, rectal bleeding.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Recognize manifestations of IBS; Distinguish IBS from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); Perform an appropriate workup for IBS; Implement appropriate medical treatment of IBS; Counsel patients with IBS about potentially helpful and harmful foods.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome/Literature Review

Choose an appropriate treatment for irritable bowel syndrome with constipation or diarrhea; Identify the latest modifications in risk evaluation and mitigation strategy; Apply the Rome IV criteria for the diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome; Use the measurement of fecal and serum bile acids to assess idiopathic bile acid malabsorption; Identify clinically important review articles and guidelines.

Liver Transplantation/Polypectomy/Endoscopy

Identify the clinical challenges of liver transplantation; Recognize the importance of donation after cardiac death in liver transplantation; Choose the most appropriate approach for polypectomy; Manage bleeding and other complications of endoscopy; Select the most appropriate device for closure of a perforation during endoscopy or colonoscopy.

Diverticular Disease

Identify risk factors of primary and recurrent diverticular disease; Characterize novel subtypes of diverticular disease; Choose appropriate prevention and treatment strategies for patients with diverticular disease; Implement guidelines for managing diverticulitis; Treat diverticular bleeding.

Noncardiac Chest Pain

Identify the most common causes of noncardiac chest pain; Use proton-pump inhibitors for diagnostic testing and treatment of noncardiac chest pain; Treat functional chest pain and esophageal motility disorders; Differentiate between hypercontractile esophagus, Zenker diverticulitis, achalasia, and other esophageal disorders; Consider novel treatment modalities for achalasia.

The Hallmarks of Ethical and Effective Leadership

Embody the qualities of authentic leadership, including essential self-awareness; Accept the necessity of placing oneself in vulnerable and uncomfortable situations; Embrace change as a necessary and positive process; Recognize and nurture leadership qualities in team members and mentees; Talk effectively with a team member who has performed poorly.