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.
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.
Finding Our Voices: Intimate Partner Violence, the #MeToo Movement, and Our Role as Providers (Recorded at Pri-Med Midwest)
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
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.
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.
Join this talk for an enlightening look at health system waste and failures. Dr. Nash will provide an essential road map connecting high-value care to population health. With this model, participants will be equipped to evaluate and improve the future of patient engagement.
There are countless vitamins and supplements that patients use for a variety of conditions. Many patients prefer these substances because they believe them to be more natural than pharmaceutical products. Patients often turn to clinicians for advice on these agents. This case-based session will feature many of the most commonly used products and review evidence assessing their efficacy and harms.
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.
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.
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.
This session will provide a clear, thoughtful approach to shoulder pain and offer pearls for rapid diagnosis and management. Key concepts will include a review of important structures around the shoulder that can cause pain and the positive impact of ergonomics. The speaker will also discuss decision-making for management and referral.