Event Date/Time: Dec 01, 2007
End Date/Time: Dec 31, 2007
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES: TOPIC 1: BRAIN ATTACK! NINE MISTAKES MADE IN THE ACUTE AND PROPHYLACTIC THERAPY OF STROKE AND TIA - Identify and treat risk factors for stroke. Recognize what imaging studies are appropriate in their stroke patients. Appreciate that in stroke too, time is brain and discover what immediate interventions, including thrombolytics, are necessary in their acute stroke patients. Better manage and triage patients with intracerebral hemorrhage. TOPIC 2: PRACTICAL APPROACH TO THE PATIENT WITH HYPERTENSION - Review the JNC VII recommendations for the treatment of hypertension. Consider a rational approach to choosing medication in treating hypertension. Decide when and how to evaluate for secondary causes of hypertension. TOPIC 3: HEART FAILURE - Review the new ACC/AHA guidelines. Better advise patients about the new medications available for heart failure management. Become familiar with the use of technology (i.e. transplant and implantable defibrillators). TOPIC 4: COMMUNITY-ACQUIRED PNEUMONIA - Identify the microbial causes of community acquired pneumonia. Describe the accepted methods, and potential pitfalls of making the diagnosis. List the prognostic factors related to outcome. Describe treatment options according to severity of illness. TOPIC 5: DEMENTIA IN THE ELDERLY - Describe the relationship between aging and dementia. List common causes of dementia in the elderly and use of MMSE. Identify atypical patterns and differential diagnosis. Describe common features of Alzheimer’s. Describe a reasonable medical evaluation of a newly identified patient. TOPIC 6: EFFECTIVE THERAPY OF NEUROPATHIC PAIN - Review current thinking about the pathophysiology of neuropathic pain. Discuss the clinical features of a patient with neuropathic pain. Explore the pharmacologic options available to treat patients with neuropathic pain. TOPIC 7: ADULT PREVENTIVE HEALTH - Describe the criteria for a good screening test. Describe the rationale behind the recommended Health Maintenance Procedures. Implement the recommended Health Maintenance Procedures including Screening, Counseling, Preventive Medications, and Immunizations.
Expiration Date: July 1, 2009
Review Date: July 1, 2007
10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (TM)