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Experts in psychiatry and psychology have long believed that our personalities are essentially set from early childhood and remain consistent throughout life. However, new compelling evidence indicates that we can change our personalities - either on our own, with the help of a therapist, or a combination of the two - and meaningful personality change can be achieved as quickly as 30 days. The ability of someone to change their personality can have an impact on their lives. Numerous studies indicate that personality traits influence our relationships, career success, health outcomes, and even life expectancy. This presentation will review scientific evidence and practical strategies on how personality can change and impact outcomes.


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This lecture will review the most efficient means of assessing cognitive impairment, common issues in caring for the older adult with cognitive impairment, and pharmacologic/ non-pharmacologic means of treating patients. Participants will receive updates on what medications are useless/useful and what testing should be avoided. This lecture will also discuss future options and prognosis for patients with cognitive impairment.


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Improvements in contemporary critical care, including new technology and improvements in life-sustaining treatments, have contributed to a higher rate of survival for patients who face acute, life-threatening critical illnesses. However, patients who survive such a catastrophic event often have long-term consequences of their ICU stay that impact their health and well-being for months or even years. This talk will address best practices for primary care providers in the detection and management of “post-intensive care syndrome” (PICS), the group of health conditions that result from and remain after an ICU stay. PICS can include ICU-acquired weakness and other functional impairments, cognitive dysfunction, depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. In addition, there are significant social and occupational consequences for patients who survive critical illness. Family members of ICU survivors are also at risk for significant long-term health conditions related to their time spent caring for their loved one in the ICU environment and afterwards. We will discuss the current evidence describing PICS and its impact, practical guidance to screen for PICS and its components, and best practices for managing the signs and symptoms of PICS in a primary care clinic. We will also review several common medical complications of critical illness and their typical treatments to identify opportunities to discontinue unnecessary medications during primary care follow-up.


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This talk will review how to perform focused physical examinations of the hip and ankle, emphasizing correlation with specific diagnoses. In addition, the session will discuss common problems of the ankle and hip, along with initial treatment strategies.


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Clinicians confront ongoing and increasingly complex challenges around delivering immunization in their practice. Vaccine hesitancy among patients, conflicting "messaging" about the need, efficacy, and appropriate scheduling of certain vaccines in the lay and medical press as well as issues related to financing of vaccination efforts in the office setting and ongoing changes in official vaccine recommendations all contribute to this challenge. The speaker will discuss contemporary issues related to addressing vaccine delivery including 1) understanding the science of vaccines and vaccine safety and effectiveness, 2) reviewing the latest vaccine recommendations, and 3) learning simple, yet effective and time-efficient strategies to overcome vaccine hesitancy in the office.


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Medical group visits are moving into the mainstream in primary care. They are very popular in the care of prenatal patients, diabetes, and those with chronic health conditions. Participants in this session will learn about different types of group visits and receive insights on overcoming patient confidentiality concerns.


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Providers are under increasing pressure to ensure safe and effective prescribing of chronic opiates in light of the opiate epidemic. When a provider needs to taper a dose or wean a patient off chronic opiates, providers may have a lack of knowledge and comfort on how to do so while minimizing symptoms to the patient. This talk will review the signs and symptoms of withdrawal, who is at risk of withdrawal and medications providers can use to minimize withdrawal symptoms. Participants will also walk away with practical rules and guidelines on how to wean patients off chronic opiates or taper to a lower dose. Finally, the talk will review options for transitioning patients to addiction treatment. Participants will get to practice what they learn through several interactive cases.


0.5 CME CREDIT

To Err is Human: How to Prevent Medical Errors

After this session, you will be able to assess risk of medical errors and prevent them in your medical practices.

After this session, you will be able to assess risk of medical errors and prevent them in your medical practices.


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This talk will focus on the central importance of power differentials in relationships and the role of power and control in intimate partner violence (IPV). The speaker will outline the identifying signs and symptoms of abuse and discuss techniques for screening for IPV during office visits. Participants will review opportunities and methods for developing safety plans and providing emotional, legal, and medical support to patients when IPV has been identified. The #MeToo movement is an empowering catalyst for victims to speak out about abuse; we as providers are in a unique and privileged position to support and advocate for these deserving patients. This online activity is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing for APRNs, for 1 hour on Domestic Violence (approved as of 2/11/20). This activity meets the criteria of the Florida Board of Medicine; approval is not required. CE Broker Provider #50-27480, Activity #20-688617


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The session will use representative cases to discuss the assessment, diagnosis, and management of common musculoskeletal injuries of the ankle. The pertinent aspects of the physical examination, pathoanatomy and imaging of these injuries will receive particular emphasis.


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Your patients’ health starts in the communities where they live, work and play. Having your practice assess patients to better understand the barriers to health could impact your treatment plans for them and result in more Healthy Days in the process. In this session, you will learn how to identify some key social determinants of health which may present in your patients. You will be equipped with tools for screening these patients and provided with best practices for connecting them to services to address these needs.


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Are you ready to be quizzed on dizziness? In this live recording of a Jeopardy style game, you can watch faculty ask and answer questions related to important topics in neurology! The faculty will provide a rationale following each question, ensuring that you have answers to take back to your practice. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording on Nov. 1, 2019 and they are subject to change as new information is published.