Internal Medicine - On Demand

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

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

Course(s) are appropriate for:  Internal Medicine Physicians, Subspecialist Physicians, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

Series 95-H (IM95-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

Health Care for Sexual Minority and Transgender Patient Populations

Define the variety of gender identities that exist within the spectrum of sexual and gender minorities; Recognize the "intersectionality" of the negative effects of social determinants of health on sexual and gender minorities; Counsel transgender men on the continuing need for cervical cancer screening; Assess the risks associated with hormone therapy in transgender men and women; Consider prescribing puberty blockers to appropriate children who are unsure of their gender identity.

Tricuspid Regurgitation/Malabsorption

Explain the pathophysiology of tricuspid regurgitation; Choose among the diagnostic modalities and treatment strategies recommended for management of tricuspid regurgitation; Differentiate among various conditions associated with malabsorption syndrome; Select appropriate testing modalities for suspected celiac disease and other causes of malabsorption syndrome in patients presenting with gastrointestinal symptoms; Identify sources of malabsorption, eg, pancreatic or lactase insufficiency

Urinary Tract Infections/Prostate Cancer/COVID-19 and the Homeless

Perform a workup for patients with symptoms of UTI; Provide treatment for UTI and associated complications; Identify individuals who should undergo genetic testing for prostate cancer or screening with prostate-specific antigen tests; Utilize prediction tools to determine need for biopsy of the prostate; Develop strategies to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in individuals experiencing homelessness.

IRIS and Opportunistic Infections/Anticoagulant Use in Chronic Kidney Disease

Identify the risk, symptoms, and signs of common HIVrelated opportunistic infections; Initiate appropriate workup for the management of common opportunistic infections in an individual living with HIV; Define the clinical presentation and management of immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS); Categorize widely used oral anticoagulant agent; Outline special considerations for use of anticoagulant agents in patients with kidney disease.

Septic Arthritis and Osteomyelitis/The Foot in Systemic Diseases

List the common bacterial organisms causing septic arthritis; Diagnose septic arthritis using laboratory values of serum; Prescribe oral agents for bone and joint infections in osteomyelitis; Explain the difference between acral and nonacral melanoma; Optimize management of venous hypertension.

COVID-19 in Ambulatory Practice /Travel Medicine

Distinguish COVID-19 from other viral syndromes; Implement appropriate diagnostic testing for COVID-19; Determine whether a patient with COVID-19 is a candidate for monoclonal antibody therapy; Conduct appropriate pre- and posttravel evaluations; Recommend appropriate pretravel vaccinations based on the destination.

Abnormal Complete Blood Count/Fever

Detect disease through analysis of complete blood cell count; Identify various causes of certain blood disorders; Assess for infectious causes of fever in the intensive care unit; Determine whether a central or peripheral catheter should be removed or retained in a patient with infection; Recognize common noninfectious etiologies of fever in the intensive care unit.

Cardiology Update 202

Treat atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in patients with diabetes; Recognize predisposing risk factors for adverse events associated with statin therapy; Select appropriate pharmacologic agents for management of systolic and diastolic heart failure; Choose among standard therapies for heart failure based on the New York Heart Association Functional Classification system; Manage comorbidities, such as iron deficiency and diabetes, in heart failure.

Addiction Medicine/Medication Overuse Headache

Reduce risk for overdose among family members of patients with prescriptions for opioids; Evaluate the efficacy of detoxification in patients with substance use disorder; Choose an effective strategy for helping patients to quit smoking; Minimize risk for medication overuse headache among patients being treated for migraine; Appropriately use drugs that are preventative against migraine in patients with medication overuse headache.

Dementia/Geriatric Syndrome

List the prevalent risk factors for dementia; Recommend effective medications for sleep; Optimize pharmacologic treatment of Alzheimer disease; Improve geriatric care through use of the 5 Ms; Employ interventions in geriatric patients to reduce risk for delirium in the hospital.