This session will review best practices for counseling patients with an unintended pregnancy. With practical examples of patient-centered counseling techniques, the faculty will present approaches to counseling an ambivalent patient. You will learn to provide evidence-based answers to both common and challenging questions about parenting, adoption, and abortion. After this lecture, you will have unbiased referral resources for information and support on all pregnancy options to share with your patients.
Most physicians are consumers of commercial air travel, and half of physicians have responded to a medical emergency on an airplane. Responding to a medical problem on an aircraft is one of the purest expressions of our Hippocratic Oath but provokes anxiety in many providers because of patient populations and conditions outside our normal scope of practice and the haphazard environment of an aircraft. Medical emergencies on flights are becoming more common as air travel is more accessible, people fly greater distances in larger aircrafts, and the inflight population ages. This talk will cover the pathophysiologic stress of commercial air travel, the approach to a midair patient and common inflight emergencies, interventions that can be performed in response to a medical emergency, the equipment available on the aircraft, as well as preparatory flight strategies for physicians. We will also discuss management considerations if asked to serve in other community medical emergencies such as encountering a motor vehicle accident.
This talk will be an overview of common neurological conditions primarily encountered in the outpatient setting. Topic covered will include headaches, dizziness, peripheral neuropathy, seizure, syncope, and tremor. The talk will include up to date information with special emphasis on diagnosis and treatment. Also included will be thoughts on when to consult with a neurologist.
A Roadmap to the Use of Opioids for Chronic Pain: Providing Appropriate Care While Avoiding Abuse and Misuse (Recorded at Pri-Med East)
This activity will outline current guidelines for management of various types of pain as well discuss risk management strategies when prescribing opioids.
e-Cigarettes were 1st introduced to the US market in 2007, essentially to help smokers stop smoking tobacco-based cigarettes. There is some evidence that, for some adults, it may be beneficial to assist with smoking cessation. However, the use of e-Cigarettes and vaping (referred to as ENDS – electronic nicotine delivery systems), has increased significantly, specifically in the US teen population. The FDA and AAP have addressed the concerns surrounding e-Cigarettes and vaping in both regulations and policy statements. Join us as we discuss the latest evidence, potential benefits, and public health concerns regarding e-Cigarettes and vaping.
This talk will review the current data to support the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV infection. You will learn about clinical implementation of PrEP in practice and discuss challenging case scenarios. Future directions for PrEP and novel agents in development will be briefly presented.
Heart failure (HF) affects 6.2 million people in the United States, with 1 million new cases occurring annually and a resultant 1 million hospitalizations, which translates into an annual estimated cost of over $30 billion dollars. Mortality with this condition is high, approximately 50% at five years. Implementation of the advances in management of heart failure have the potential to improve patients' quality of life, reduce the need for hospitalizations, reduce total medical costs, and prolong survival. This lecture will review the current evidence-based, guideline-recommended diagnosis and management of heart failure. You will learn the essential roles of evidence-based heart failure medications, device therapy, patient education, and disease management.
This presentation will review the history and current policies related to cannabis use in California, with an emphasis on how recent legalization and ongoing medical marijuana clinics impact primary care. The faculty will review how cannabis is consumed and discuss the scientific basis of what is known about therapeutic and harmful effects. You will walk away from this session with a roadmap on how to address cannabis use in inpatient and outpatient treatment settings and how to answers questions from patients and families
This presentation will cover the latest scientific information regarding screening, assessment, and office-based management for alcohol use disorders. Specifically, the faculty will emphasize how to engage and motivate patients with risky drinking to change their behaviors. You will review use of current FDA-approved medications for alcohol use disorders and office-based psychotherapy techniques that primary care providers can effectively deliver. Finally, the faculty will discuss placement criteria focused on knowing when to refer patients to intensive outpatient programs and what to expect in residential treatments programs.
Eye and vision complaints may result from simple problems, such as refractive error, or complex problems that may be sight- or life-threatening. This talk uses a case-based approach to discuss common eye symptoms and signs that are visible to the non-ophthalmologist. Learners will receive a framework for identifying red flags that may trigger urgent care. Discussed patient complaints will include eye pain, floaters and flashes, transient or permanent vision loss, and the red eye. Diagnoses that must not be missed will be considered during this session.
Attendees will be presented common cases of ethical/legal dilemmas that primary care providers may face in the care of adolescent patients. They will be able to evaluate abilities of adolescent patients to consent or refuse treatments and determine appropriate strategies for approaching confidentiality issues.
The faculty will discuss the initial evaluation and management of ADHD in children and adolescents. In this lecture, you will learn about the importance of evaluating for comorbid conditions—including anxiety, depression, learning disorders, and oppositional behavior—and how primary care providers can screen for them.