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Internal Medicine CME

Internal Medicine Review and Update: Inpatient and Outpatient Care for the Hospitalist and PCP

November 19-23, 2012 (8:00am-12:15pm)
Location: Hyatt Regency Sarasota, Florida
20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Mainpro-M1 (Canadian Physicians)
Course #SEMLA-2720121119
Price: $695.00 - $845.00

by David A. Horowitz, M.D. - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine; Associate Chief Medical Officer, Penn Medicine; Chief Medical Officer, Penn Care at Home, Philadelphia, PA; and Kendal Williams, M.D., M.P.H. - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Assistant Clinical Professor, Hospitalist Division; Service Chief, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center; Co-Director, Center for Evidence-Based Practice, Penn Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.

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OVERALL OBJECTIVES: Following this course, the participant should be able to develop an approach to the patient with metabolic disorders to arrive at a cost-effective diagnosis; apply a treatment plan that considers lifestyles, medications and specialty referral or monitoring needs; identify patients likely to develop complications and determine the long-term needs as well as resource management. This activity is expected to result in improved competence in making appropriate diagnosis and providing effective treatment and referral or follow-up care with the overall goal of improving patient outcomes.

The emphasis will be on aligning physician behavior with current guidelines and evidence-based medicine, as indicated within each topic’s specific objectives. Since Internal Medicine takes a lead role in medicine in general, this course was designed for all practitioners at the level of a practicing physician to provide a review and update in their application of medical knowledge and practice strategies to diagnose, treat and improve patient care.

Specific ObjectivesClick here to view/print the Specific Topic Learning Objectives for this course.

Day 1 Practical Approach to Thyroid Disease: 1. Hypothyroidism/Elevated TSH 2. Patient with a Thyroid Nodule. Practical Approach to the Patient with Potential DVT. The Inpatient Management of Diabetes. The Evaluation and Management of Syncope and Vertigo.
Day 2 Update on the Management of Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack. Update on the Management of Congestive Heart Failure in the Hospitalized Patient. Practical Approach to the Patient with Diabetes. Practical Approach to the Patient with Headache.
Day 3 Practical Approach to the Outpatient with Dementia. Cardiac Issues in Peri-Operative Risk Assessment. Delirium, Dementia, and Psychosis – The Diagnosis and Management of the Inpatient with Mental Status Change. Update on the Management of COPD and Asthma in the Hospitalized Patient.
Day 4 Update on the Evaluation of Chest Pain. Update on the Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes. Non-Surgical Approaches to the Patient with Obesity. Surgical Approaches to the Patient with Obesity.
Day 5 Practical Approach to the Patient with Hypertension. Practical Approach to the Patient with Hyperlipidemia. Overview of the Inpatient Management of Skin and Soft Tissue Infections. Overview of the Current Management of Health Care Associated Infections.

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