In this informative session, the speaker will help clinicians build better understandings with their patients and discuss how to make the office a more welcoming environment. Participants will walk away with culturally-informed and -sensitive approaches to counseling and an enhanced comprehension of the unique mental health problems faced by the LGBTQ population.
The talk will focus on the criteria for diagnosis of dementia and how to apply the criteria for dementia diagnosis, including how to differentiate among types of degenerative dementias. It will review both non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatments for dementia, specifically focusing on the Choosing Wisely recommendations. The faculty will stress the consequences of caregiving and the significance of supporting caregivers in their role. 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.
Interpersonal Violence: The Role of Primary Care Clinicians in Stopping the Violence (Recorded at Pri-Med South)
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “It is not the violence of the few that scares me. But the silence of the many.” This important session will talk about strategies for screening and diagnosis of interpersonal/domestic violence. You will learn patient-centered approaches to treatment, management, and intervention that will help you help patients experiencing violence. 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. 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 #20-688609
This talk will help the primary care clinician recognize and manage depression in the primary care setting. 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 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.
Sleep and Its Role in Health: How to Differentiate the Myths From the Facts (Recorded at Pri-Med Midwest)
Common sleep myths pervade both the community and the medical world. In this session, the faculty will address the science behind them and present methods to manage these situations preemptively. The talk will cover several common sleep-related complaints that present to primary care: insomnia, daytime sleepiness, and sleep apnea. You will also walk away with information about more unusual conditions—such as restless leg syndrome and excessive sleepiness—and how to use questionnaires to diagnose them.
In this very personal presentation, Chris will share his brutally honest journey to recovery. From growing up in Fall River, MA to playing Division 1 basketball and in the NBA, he will take the audience on his journey from addiction to sobriety. In long term recovery since 2008, Chris will inspire the audience to start the conversation on wellness and educate patients on the disease of addiction. Additionally, he will address the themes of gateway drugs, prescription drug use, vaping and the responsibility of prevention starting with us all. It is his hope that strength will be found in the struggle and communities will come TOGETHER to address the issue of substance use disorder, advocate for effective treatment and embrace the power of recovery. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 7, 2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.
Trauma-Informed Primary Care: Fostering Resilience in Our Patients and Ourselves (Recorded at Pri-Med Southwest)
Many patients seen in primary care settings have experienced gender-based violence, such as intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. National guidelines recommend screening women of reproductive age for intimate partner violence, yet health professionals often find it challenging to identify and then address the healthcare needs of violence survivors. This case-based discussion will describe the prevalence and health consequences of gender-based violence. You will learn best practice strategies for providing trauma-informed care in your own clinical practice.
Mental health challenges will be the greatest impact of the pandemic. Anxiety Disorders, PTSD, Childhood learning loss, are just a few of the mental health consequences of prolonged isolation and prolonged fear. This presentation will help you distinguish human suffering as a result of a global pandemic vs. psychopathology which mandates both behavioral and pharmacological interventions.
Bipolar disorder is common, affecting approximately 1% of the population. Individuals most often initially seek help in primary care settings, but diagnosis can be challenging even for seasoned clinicians. This presentation will review common and uncommon presentations of bipolar, including tips to making the diagnosis. Initial treatment strategies will also be discussed.
Personality disorders are a class of mental disorders characterized by pervasive maladaptive patterns of behavior, cognition, and inner experience, exhibited across many contexts and deviating from cultural norms. These patterns are inflexible and are associated with distress and impairment. That said, the definitions are controversial. Case examples will illustrate this class of mental disorders, along with suggested non-pharmacological and pharmacological interventions.
Doc, Justin Bieber Has Lyme Disease And I Think I Do Too! What To Do When Your Patients Come To You With Somatic Complaints That They Attribute to Microbial Exposure
With the widespread accessibility to information on the Internet, much of which is not necessarily evidence-based, it appears that patients are more frequently consulting with their caregivers about vague somatic complaints that they think are due to exposure to various microbial organisms. Chronic Lyme disease has become a favorite disease due to some well-publicized celebrities announcing that they are suffering from this disorder. Patients also complain from the effects of mold exposure (“Toxic mold”), parasite infestations (delusions of parasitosis or Morgellon disease), among others. Patients can be very insistent, demanding therapies that are not supported by evidence. This presentation will assist practitioners as to how to appropriately diagnose and counsel patients about these various disorders.