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0.5 CME CREDIT

Twelve million individuals with COPD in the U.S. remain undiagnosed. Join Dr. Charles Vega as he provides practical, evidence-based guidance for diagnosing COPD in a primary care setting. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on August 18th 2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.


1 CME CREDIT

This interactive session will review common questions that come up in primary care through a wheel game format. Faculty will cover a variety of topics including obstructive sleep apnea, thyroid disease, LGBTQ health, dizziness, adolescent health, as well as current hot topics in medicine. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 2/8/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.


1 CME CREDIT

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a prevalent disorder commonly seen in the primary care office. This podcast will assist the primary care practitioner in understanding comorbidities associated with OSA and how these comorbidities and OSA impact one another. Faculty will walk the learner through how to diagnose patients with suspected OSA and how to triage these patients to the correct study.


0.83 CME CREDIT

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.


0.25 CME CREDIT

In this episode, James P. Kiley, Ph.D., NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases Director, will discuss the background behind the updated asthma guidelines, outlining the key topic areas covered, the rigorous process used to update the recommendations, and the new features designed to help clinicians implement them in practice.


0.25 CME CREDIT

In this episode, Michelle M. Cloutier, M.D., chair of the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Coordinating Committee (NAEPPCC) Expert Panel Working Group and professor emerita of UCONN School of Medicine, will provide highlights from the updated recommendations to the national asthma guidelines that are most relevant to primary care providers and share how clinicians can turn the new information into practice. Understanding the 2020 Focused Updates to the Asthma Management Guidelines is a two-part podcast series informing clinicians about the updated asthma guidance, highlighting important changes to the recommendations, and discussing how these changes can improve diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients with asthma.


1 CME CREDIT

Severe Asthma in Primary Care: New Strategies for Management

1.00 CME/MOC
1.00 AANP | 0.18 Pharmacology

This session, recorded on 5/8/2020, will describe the recent advances in treatment for severe asthma. Faculty will use patient case examples to describe a systematic approach for assessing patients with difficult-to-control asthma and review the stepwise treatment of asthma. They will also discuss how primary care clinicians can help to identify patients in their practice who would benefit from further subtyping of their asthma and treatment with biologic therapies. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording on 5/8/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.


0.5 CME CREDIT

Twelve million individuals with COPD in the U.S. remain undiagnosed. Join Dr. Charles Vega as he provides practical, evidence-based guidance for diagnosing COPD in a primary care setting. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on August 18th 2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.


0.25 CME CREDIT

This podcast will review updates to the clinical guidelines for the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, tailored specifically to primary care. The discussion will include the diagnosis and basic management of COPD, when to consider escalating and deescalating treatment regimens, and when to consider expert referral.


0.5 CME CREDIT

Confused about new treatments for asthma? Wondering if your patient even has asthma? In this talk, you will learn to be confident in your diagnosis of asthma and recognize if it is well controlled or out of control. The faculty will discuss how to fit new treatments into the guidelines-based stepped treatment scheme and select among the many choices at each level.


1 CME CREDIT

In this session, the speaker will discuss some challenging diagnostic cases that primary care practitioners may face in their practice. These cases will feature interpretation of laboratory and imaging studies as well as encounters with rare diseases and conditions. You will learn which aspects of the history and physical exam are most useful to establish certain diagnoses, increase your awareness of certain uncommon but “can’t miss” diagnoses, and become familiar with clinical decision aids that improve diagnostic accuracy for certain common diagnoses. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 8th, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.


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This talk will focus on several common and confusing topics and scenarios that often arise in the primary care practice setting. The faculty will review an approach to patients who come into the clinic with a diagnosis of asthma for whom the clinical suspicion is low that includes spirometry and methacholine challenge interpretation. Next, the talk will cover the evidence for using long-term oxygen therapy in respiratory patients and the various oxygen delivery systems. The faculty will also discuss the approach to chronic cough when typical therapies have failed to improve systems as well as current evidence and approach to lung cancer screening. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 2/6/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.