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0.75 CME CREDIT

Using a live model, we will demonstrate a comprehensive examination of the ankle, paying particular attention to specific findings related to common problems encountered by the clinician.


0.75 CME CREDIT

This presentation will update the audience on the current knowledge of Zika infection with a focus on practical information that primary care providers can use to educate their patients and answer their questions. It will also address Zika and other recent examples of emerging infections to underscore the dynamic nature of the epidemiology of infections and the role of primary care providers in their detection and control.


1.25 CME CREDITS

One in ten people will have a seizure in their lifetime, and the majority occur in childhood. This talk will focus on common epilepsy syndromes, as well as episodic behaviors or movements, and how to distinguish between seizures, convulsive syncope, migraines, movement disorders, and other stereotyped behaviors.


0.75 CME CREDIT

There is a well-recognized need to improve communication about end of life care between medical providers and patients. Advance care planning involves clarifying patients’ illness understanding and understanding their values, beliefs, and goals of care to ensure care at the end of life honors these goals. Unfortunately, simply increasing completion rate of advance directives does not impact care at the end of life. Strategies for successful advance care planning in primary care clinic will be discussed in this talk. Specifically, the talk will outline a framework for discussing care planning for healthy, chronically ill, and terminally ill patients.


0.75 CME CREDIT

Get your questions answered by Dr. Richard Hamill, a faculty expert in Infectious Disease. You ask: we listen. You will learn practical solutions to common clinical challenges and tips to apply the latest knowledge in practice.


1 CME CREDIT

The talk will focus on tobacco cessation as a priority for health care providers. It will review five basic ways to get tobacco users to quit, including tobacco cessation treatment. The speaker will discuss the principles of tobacco cessation, and a streamlined approach that emphasizes the use of telephone-based tobacco cessation counseling known as "quitlines." It touches on other resources for cessation. Learners will receive an overview of the major types of pharmacotherapy and how to prescribe them for patients. However, providers will be reminded that pharmacotherapy is not recommended for certain special populations. The speaker will also touch on other forms of tobacco products that providers should be aware of, including electronic nicotine delivery devices (e-cigarettes or vaping products) and hookah.


0.75 CME CREDIT

STD Update

0.75 CME

This discussion will focus on the latest CDC guidelines for treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, specifically chlamydia, gonorrhea, and herpes simplex virus. Review the role and rationale for screening and patient-assisted partner treatment with Dr. Richards. A description on the natural history of herpes simplex virus will provide the clinician helpful information for counseling their patients regarding the issues surrounding herpes infections.


0.75 CME CREDIT

With advances in surgical and anesthesia techniques, peri-operative mortality has markedly decreased. Presently cardiac complications are the most common cause of death. Clinical criteria and complexity of planned surgery predict the risk for adverse cardiac events. Only select patients require further evaluation such as stress testing for risk stratification. Coronary revascularization prior to surgery has not been shown to reduce the risk of cardiac events. Beta adrenergic blockers are beneficial when used with proper precautions. Management of anti-platelet and anticoagulant therapies during the peri-operative period will be described.


0.75 CME CREDIT

The speaker will review of latest recommendations for screening for osteoporosis, assessment of fracture risk, diagnosis of osteoporosis, treatment for fracture prevention, choice of pharmacologic agent, duration of treatment, and when to refer for specialist consultation.


1.02 CME CREDITS

Managing depression during pregnancy and lactation is a complex clinical task encompassing the two concomitant medical conditions (i.e., pregnancy and psychiatric illness) and the welfare of two patients (i.e., mother and child). Minimizing infant exposure to the potential risks of both maternal depression and psychotropic medication is the preeminent clinical objective. The audience will learn the relative risks of maternal depression, antidepressant medications during pregnancy, and postpartum/lactation. A treatment model will be introduced to maximize mother and infant well-being when depression arises during pregnancy and the postpartum period.


0.75 CME CREDIT

Beginning with a case presentation, the session will consider classification and diagnosis of headaches, with emphasis on breakthrough findings about migraine aura that clarified the pathophysiology of migraine and radically changed treatment.