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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.


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.


Understanding the 2020 Focused Updates to the Asthma Management Guidelines

A two-part podcast series in partnership with Learn More Breathe BetterSM, a program of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health.

0.50 CME

Pri-Med and Learn More Breathe BetterSM, a program of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health, are partnering to provide primary care clinicians with information on the updates to the national guidelines for the diagnosis, management, and treatment of asthma. 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.


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What do primary care providers need to know to know about hypertension, polypharmacy in the elderly, and asthma? Join cardiologist Karol Watson, geriatrician Lee Lindquist, and pulmonologist Sunjay Devarajan as they review important questions, they get asked about these three topics! Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 12/4/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.


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Clinicians often find themselves navigating a gauntlet of choices when recommending over the counter (OTC) medications for an acute viral respiratory illness. Decisions about NSAIDs, acetaminophen and aspirin to manage pain, inflammation and fever may now be more complicated given the COVID-19 pandemic. This session will dispel common misunderstandings about pain and fever reducing medications, with a focused discussion on some of the recent misconceptions surrounding NSAID use in relation to COVID-19. Faculty will present appropriate applications of NSAIDs and acetaminophen, based on current literature and evidence-based data.


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In this session, we will discuss some challenging diagnostic cases faced by primary care practitioners in their practice. Cases will feature interpretation of laboratory and imaging studies, in addition to encounters with rare diseases and conditions. Attendees will learn which aspects of the history and physical exam are most useful to establish certain diagnoses. A goal will be to increase awareness of certain uncommon but “can’t miss” diagnoses, as well as to learn clinical decision aids to 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 12/04/2020, 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.


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Review practice-changing articles from 2020! During this informative session on medical literature updates (excluding COVID-19), primary care physician, Dr. Charles Vega, will review the clinical implications of practice-changing literature that has been recently published. Topics for discussion will include: HPV vaccination, mammography, colorectal cancer screening, osteoporosis, coconut oil, milk and weight gain, mask efficacy, COPD exacerbations, medication-assisted treatment for opioid disorder and more! You don’t want to miss these important updates!


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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.


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.