Join Dr. Charles Vega and Ashton Hyde, Esq. as they reveal the most common reasons for malpractice suits in primary care and discuss what you can do in daily practice to protect your patients from medical errors and yourselves from lawsuits. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 7/21/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.
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.
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.
Public and even healthcare professionals commonly misunderstand Palliative Care as Hospice Care. Primary Care Providers (PCP) are the frontline professionals caring for the patients who are chronically ill with declining trajectory as their diseases become incurable and progressive. It is very important that PCPs recognize palliative care needs of these patients and their families as well as to address those “basic” needs such as pain and symptoms management, discussion of goals of care and advance care planning in timely and effectively at point of care. It is also important to identify those whom may benefit from expertise by palliative specialists and to make appropriate and timely referral. The talk focuses on basic knowledge of palliative care and skills such as management of common symptoms and communication skills essential in addressing those needs in primary care clinical settings. The talk also provides strategies to prioritize competing issues during rather short primary care encounters and to address these issues effectively. To highlight clinical problems, case discussion format is used, and relevant evidence-based references are included.
Microaggressions: Understanding What They Are, Why They Are Harmful, and How to Manage Them (Recorded at Pri-Med Midwest)
Microaggressions are everyday occurrences that impact an individual’s sense of well-being. They occur because of implicit bias and can have an effect on our relationships with our patients, colleagues, and on our own sense of well-being. Repetitive exposure can also have an impact on the individual. The faculty will use examples to discuss the concept of microaggression, including definitions and terminology. From this talk, you will receive strategies for managing occurrences in the moment and frameworks for recognizing and reducing implicit bias.
After this session, you will be able to assess risk of medical errors and prevent them in your medical practices. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 8, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published. This online activity is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing for APRNs, 1 hour on Medical Errors (approved as of 2/10/20). This activity meets the criteria of the Florida Board of Medicine; approval is not required. CE Broker Provider #50-27480, Activity #20-766570
Although human trafficking is a global problem with 21 million victims worldwide, Florida is the third in the nation. This session will define your role in trauma-informed care as well as help you identify the demographics and unique features of human trafficking. With a better understanding of the psychological and physiological effects, you can improve how you treat patients who are victims of trauma. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 9, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.
My COVID Experience and Renal & GI Disease Differences: Patient-Centered Clinical Care for African Americans
Episode 6: Bridging the Gap: Conversations with Dr. Hall
In this session, Dr. Hall will discuss his recent experience as a patient with COVID-19, which led to his admission to the ICU. Following this discussion, Dr. Hall will provide an overview of the health disparities related to kidney and gastrointestinal diseases in African Americans. Next, he will review the significantly increased incidence of renal disease and discuss some of the causes, including a genetic link. Infectious hepatitis demographics and other gastrointestinal disease differences will also be reviewed. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording on 1/19/2021 and they are subject to change as new information is published.
This session will use four case presentations as a guide to review cancer and chronic disease differences and prevalence by race/ethnicity. Specific differences in diseases seen in Asian Americans and African Americans will be highlighted. Tobacco use and trends in different populations will also be emphasized.
Episode 9: Bridging the Gap: Conversations with Dr. Hall
Pulmonary diseases and sleep issues are yet two more areas of health inequity in the United States, with African Americans again shouldering much of the burden. See recent data that shed light on how health disparities in obstructive sleep apnea and poor sleep patterns in general have developed—the reasons may surprise you!—and how these conditions, if untreated, can lead to poor overall health and quality of life in this community.
This session examines health disparities in the U.S. and exposes unconscious bias that affects every aspect of daily life—including the practice of medicine. Tune in as Dr. Chuck Vega provides insights that can combat bias and guide primary care providers as we strive towards an inclusive environment that encourages connection and fosters belonging, respect, and value for all.
Dr. Lamas will examine the thin border between life and death through real stories of patients whose lives were saved by modern medical technology. Her talk will also touch on the long-term consequence of survival faced by many coronavirus patients.