Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) is at the forefront of new diabetes technologies and can lead to improved care for many people, but the expanding market challenges primary care clinicians to keep up with guidelines on how and when to use personal and professional CGM devices. This curriculum, developed in partnership with the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES), will educate clinicians on how to identify people who are candidates for CGM, interpret CGM data, and adjust treatment plans, while effectively involving patients in these decisions. These practical strategies and insights for using CGM will help transform this new technology from a specialty-based tool to an integral part of diabetes management in the primary care setting. You can earn up to 2.0 CME/CE credits in total by completing all 3 of the modules in this curriculum. Two podcasts are also included that are designed to share with patients who want to know more about CGM; they do not qualify for CME/CE credit. This curriculum includes: • A series of 3 text-based adaptive learning modules • 2 Patient education podcasts (~15-20 minutes each)
Updates for Primary Care Clinicians; Pearls from the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions
Meet your next patient: follow this case of a 23-year-old woman with shortness of breath from presentation to diagnosis, management, and monitoring to improve your care of patients with difficult-to-control asthma. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of 6/18/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.
An Adaptive Learning Experience from Amplifire
In the second of three modules on continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), this activity is engineered with adaptive learning technology to personalize your education. This module will test your knowledge and provide unique feedback based on your question responses. Topics to be covered include an explanation of the types of data obtained with CGM, the components of the ambulatory glucose profile (AGP) report and how to interpret this information for individualized diabetes management.
In this presentation, Dr. Vollmer will discuss how COVID-19 has created a mental health crisis. This mental health crisis consists of mourning our bygone lives, adjusting to new fears and anxieties along with severe constrictions on our leisure time. The audience member will learn to make a mental health diagnosis during COVID-19 in both children and adults. The participant will also learn to work with previously vulnerable psychiatric patients during COVID-19. Additionally, in this presentation, Dr. Vollmer will take a look at healthcare provider mental health during COVID-19, and the resulting crisis to providers. The last two sections of the presentation will be a discussion of the shift to on-line mental health interventions and at-home tools for mental health that can be used for both providers and patients. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 07/23/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.
Put Your Phone Down: The Association Between Adolescent Mental Health and Social Media Use - Frankly Speaking EP 147
Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BCMusic Credit: Richard Onorato
Social media use is ubiquitous across American society. There has also been an increase in adolescent mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression, as well as teen suicidal behavior. Join us as we discuss the association between social media use and adolescent mental health.
Guest: Alan M. Ehrlich, MD FAAFP Music Credit: Richard Onorato
Managing cholesterol is one of the most common clinical problems. Recently, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association issued new guidance on the management of blood cholesterol. Ten other societies participated in the development of the guidelines. Listen to find out who should be treated with statins, what the treatment targets are, and when other cholesterol-lowering medications should be added.
Microaggression are common, everyday occurrences that impact an individual’s sense of well-being. They occur because of implicit bias and can have an impact on our relationships with our patients, colleagues and on our own sense of well-being. This session will discuss the concept of microaggressions, including definitions and terminology through examples, as well as the impact that repetitive exposure can have on an individual. The session will conclude with a discussion on strategies for managing occurrences in the moment and frameworks for recognizing and reducing implicit bias. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 07/30/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.
Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC Music Credit: Richard Onorato
Postmenopausal women experience vulvovaginal symptoms that in 50% of the population go untreated. Join us as we discuss a randomized trial that compares common treatments available to this population and help you determine best practice options.
Screening and Management of High Blood Pressure in Children and Teens - Who, When, Why and What! - Frankly Speaking EP 103
Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP Music Credit: Richard Onorato
The AAP released new guidelines for the screening and management of high BP in children and teens in 2017. The last recommendations were published in 2004. Join us as we discuss these updated recommendations and their impact on your practice.
COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted older adults through early high infection rates, social isolation, anxiety, depression and mortality. This session on polypharmacy and COVID-19 will improve how you treat the sequalae of COVID-19 in older adults and increase your awareness of polypharmacy. It will also provide the newest research on non-pharmacologic ways of treating the long-term effects of COVID-19 on older adults. Through interactive patient cases, Dr. Lee Lindquist will provide examples on how to safely and effectively manage the medications of your older adult patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 8/13/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.