What Did You Forget? The Real-world Care of Older Adults with Cognitive Impairment (Recorded at Pri-Med East)
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.
Sudden cardiac death of a young athlete is a rare but devastating event. The pre-participation exam consists of a history and physical, however the sensitivity of this is poor. This talk will review the evaluation recommended by the American Heart Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Family Physician, as well as the more controversial widespread screening with electrocardiogram and limited focus cardiac ultrasound.
Long-Term Sequelae of Critical Illness: Primary Care Management of ICU Survivors (Recorded at Pri-Med Midwest)
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.
This lecture will address the appropriate use and potential misuse of antibiotic therapy for the primary care practitioner.
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.
In this activity, learners will receive an overview of an ambulatory approach to the evaluation and medical management of urinary incontinence through identifying the steps involved in performing a basic evaluation of a patient with (UI). The speaker will discuss and provide strategies for treatment and explain how treatment can be optimized for each individual patient.
The speaker will discuss insights from behavioral science and answer important questions about unnecessary antibiotic prescribing and successful behavioral interventions that have nearly eliminated inappropriate prescribing. Attendees will learn how to implement changes that will decrease inappropriate antibiotic prescribing while maintaining clinic efficiency and patient satisfaction.
Cardiovascular Prevention Guidelines: Pearls for Putting Them into Practice (Recorded at Pri-Med East)
This talk will emphasize new guidelines for cardiovascular disease prevention, highlighting the big three risk factors: hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes. The talk will also discuss controversies and commonalities, and offer practical tips for implementing the guidelines.
This case-based lecture will provide the active clinician with strategies, updates, and specific practice recommendations in clinical infectious diseases. Prevention and treatment of Infectious Diseases in the ambulatory setting will be emphasized, with coverage of advances in antimicrobial therapy and immunization. Special attention will be given to the responsible use of antibiotics to reduce the risk of both toxicity and antimicrobial resistance.
This talk will review the impact of cannabis use and legalization of it in clinical practice.
The faculty will provide an overview and update of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), including the new Rome IV diagnostic criteria, pathophysiology and pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment approaches. The lecture will review the new Rome multidimensional clinical disease profiles (MDCP), which helps to characterize the unique profile of a FGID patient with a classification of diagnosis, clinical modifiers, psychological symptoms, quality of life, and biomarkers that help to guide treatment.
This talk will review data on the current diagnosis and management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Participants will learn about the scope of the clinical problem, the pathophysiology of ACS, and diagnostic strategies and cardiac markers as well as receive updates on clinical trials data, guideline recommendations, and management strategies. In particular, the speaker will focus on acute management and Class I recommended long-term therapies in the current guidelines that reduce the risk of recurrent events and mortality.