CME - Urgent Care, Sports Medicine and Primary Care: An Evidence-Based Trifecta

Venue: Hyatt Sarasota on Sarasota Bay

Location: Sarasota, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: Apr 07, 2008 End Date/Time: Apr 11, 2008
Early Registration Date: Mar 08, 2008
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SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES - DAY 1 - MUSCULOSKELETAL EXAMINATION: AN EVIDENCE-BASED APPROACH – Strategies for proper performance of a musculoskeletal examination. Musculoskeletal abnormalities found during the examination. SPORTS PRE-PARTICIPATION EXAMINATION – History and physical findings for sports participation. Contraindications to sports participation. Strategies for allowing participation with certain conditions. EVALUATION AND TREATMENT OF HYPERTENSIVE PATIENTS – Non-pharmacologic methods to manage hypertension. Advantages and disadvantages of antihypertensive medications and their compelling indications. Therapeutic goal for different patient populations and the combination therapies to achieve that goal. TREATING PATIENTS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS – Therapeutic goals in treating Type 2 Diabetes and their medical rationale. Oral agents for treating Type 2 Diabetes. The need for insulin in Type 2 Diabetes and therapeutic insulin options. DAY 2 - EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION - SAFELY PLANNING EXERCISE FOR PATIENTS – The need for exercise. Patient evaluation for exercise readiness. Writing an exercise prescription. ANKLE INJURIES MASQUERADING AS SPRAINS – Important anatomical landmarks. Clinical presentation and diagnosis of ankle injuries that are NOT sprains. Approach to the management of these injuries. CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE (COPD) – EVALUATION AND TREATMENT – Diagnostic criteria for COPD. Natural history of COPD and the influence of smoking cessation. Pharmacologic treatment options to reduce morbidity associated with COPD. Follow-up assessments of patients diagnosed with COPD. VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM (VTE) DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT – Sensitivity and specificity of the diagnostic tests available for the identification of DVT. Algorithm for diagnosing a PE in various clinical settings. Role of inpatient and outpatient treatment of DVT. Monitoring and adjustment of warfarin therapy for DVT/PE. DAY 3 - HORMONAL CONTRACEPTIVES: GOOD, BAD AND CONTROVERSIAL – Pharmacologic differences in oral contraceptives. Contraindications to oral contraceptives. Patients who need emergency contraception and describe the methods of emergency contraception. TREATMENT OF SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS – Therapeutic approach to evaluating a patient for a sexually transmitted disease. Treatment of STDs. SHOULDER INJURIES – Anatomy of the shoulder and related structures. Historical and physical findings. Treatment strategies that are suggested for specific conditions. CONCUSSIONS - WHO PLAYS AND WHO STAYS – Definition and causes of a concussion. Pertinent anatomy. Guidelines for an adequate evaluation and decisions regarding the ability to return to play. DAY 4 - COMMON FRACTURES – Bone metabolism and repair. Common fractures. Treatment recommendations presented. LOW BACK PAIN – Anatomy of the spine and important nerves, muscles and structures commonly involved in the presentation of LBP. Signs and symptoms in the patient presenting with LBP. Specific physical findings in the patient presenting with the complaint of LBP. Treatment strategies available in the Primary Care setting. DYSFUNCTIONAL UTERINE BLEEDING (DUB) – Hormonal control of normal menstruation. Ways to determine ovulatory or non-ovulatory dysfunctional bleeding. Types of dysfunctional uterine bleeding and their therapies. OSTEOPOROSIS: TREATMENT AND PREVENTION – Patient at risk for an osteoporotic fracture. Current methods for evaluating patients at risk for osteoporosis. Therapeutic classes of medications, their indications and their side effects. DAY 5 - USE AND INTERPRETATION OF THYROID TESTS – Utility of the various serum tests for thyroid function. The combination of results that occur in clinical settings. Follow-up of abnormal thyroid tests. MIGRAINE HEADACHES: UPDATE ON DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT – Evaluating a patient with possible migraine headaches. Advantages of supportive therapy and lifestyle changes to treat migraine headaches. Pharmacologic options for treating an acute migraine headache. When prophylactic therapy is appropriate for patients with recurrent migraine headaches. STEROIDS AND STIMULANTS IN SPORTS – Commonly used ergogenic aids. The rationale for their use. Which ones are beneficial or not. Making some recommendations when patients ask about them. COMMON MEDICAL PROBLEMS IN ATHLETES – Common medical diseases seen in athletes. Management strategies in the athletic population. Return to play guidelines.


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Physician Fees $725.00 Regular Registration (30 days prior to seminar start date) $775.00 Late Registration Non Physician/Resident* Fees $625.00 Regular Registration (30 days prior to seminar start date) $675.00 Late Registration