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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.


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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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What do primary care providers need to know about pneumonia disease, insomnia, and colorectal cancer screening? Join expert faculty as they review important questions they get asked about these topics!


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What do primary care providers need to know about pulmonary issues such as asthma and chronic cough? Join expert faculty as they review important questions they get asked about these topics!


1.5 CME CREDITS

Human beings have understood the effects of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) for centuries. Dozens of medications and interventions have been approved and prescribed to combat these diseases, and treatments strategies have been developed that depend largely on severity of symptoms and disease staging. In this discussion, Dr. Devarajan will review the staging of COPD and how staging ties into optimal treatments. We will also spend some time reviewing useful prognostic scores, lung cancer screening practices in 2021, and the approach to the breathless patient. Dr. Kumar will focus on the topic of essential basics of interstitial lung diseases for the community of physicians and other clinical healthcare professionals. This will include an overview of various types of interstitial lung diseases with brief discussion on clinical features and radiographic features that distinguish them from each other. This presentation will also highlight some of the newer therapies and advanced treatment options.


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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.


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Learn about the role of dual and triple therapy and evidence-based treatment selection for the individualized management of COPD, as well as strategies for assessing patients with undiagnosed COPD and preventing exacerbations in patients with COPD, by completing all the activities in this curriculum, designed specifically for clinicians practicing in a primary care setting.


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.


1 CME CREDIT

What do primary care providers need to know about glaucoma, hypertension, and asthma? Join ophthalmologist Yvonne Chu, cardiologist Karol Watson, and pulmonologist Sunjay Devarajan as they review important questions they get asked about these topics!


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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.


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.


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.