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

Venue: Hyatt Regency Sarasota

Location: Sarasota, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: Nov 23, 2009 End Date/Time: Nov 27, 2009
Registration Date: Nov 23, 2009
Early Registration Date: Oct 24, 2009
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SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES FOR THIS COURSE: DAY 1 – APPROACH TO THYROID DISEASE (HYPOTHYROIDISM/ELEVATED TSH & PATIENT WITH A THYROID NODULE) – Role of the screening TSH and what to do with the results. Diagnosing the thyroid nodule. Management of hypothyroidism. APPROACH TO PATIENT WITH POTENTIAL DVT – Obtain a medial history to better identify patients at risk. Evaluate and assess the patient suspected of having DVT. Manage confirmed diagnosis of DVT to include prophylaxis. INPATIENT MANAGEMENT OF DIABETES – Principles of the inpatient management of diabetes. Use of basal insulin and short acting insulin analogues in the hospital. Review the conflicting evidence for the importance of improved management of inpatient diabetes. Transitional strategies for new or poorly controlled diabetics from inpatient to outpatient care. EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT OF SYNCOPE – Differentiate the causes of a syncopal event. Algorithm to evaluate recurrent syncopal episodes. Diagnostic tests for evaluation of recurrent syncopal episodes and their use. Therapeutic options for recurrent syncope. DAY 2 – HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS – Trends in the epidemiology and anti-microbial resistance patterns of common hospital acquired infections. Types of hospital acquired infections and common presentations. Management of hospital acquired infections. Evidence-based strategies to prevent hospital acquired infections. INPATIENT MANAGEMENT OF SKIN AND SOFT TISSUE INFECTIONS – Clinical presentation and categorization, and common mimics. Epidemiology and resistance patterns. Management strategy. Management in the diabetic patient. APPROACH TO THE PATIENT WITH HYPERTENSION – Treatment of hypertension. Choosing medication in treating hypertension. Evaluate for secondary causes of hypertension. APPROACH TO THE PATIENT WITH HEADACHE – Differential diagnosis of patient presenting with headache. Evaluate the patient with headache, and indications for imaging. Treatment plan that considers lifestyle changes, medications. DAY 3 – APPROACH TO THE OUTPATIENT WITH DEMENTIA – Approach to screening for dementia. Medication management to include Polypharmacy, drug-drug interactions, new drugs and their potential efficacy and side effects. Long-term follow-up and referral process that considers cost effective and resource management. APPROACH TO PATIENT SAFETY AND ERROR THEORY – “Primer” on medical error theory. Approach to learning and practice. Principles of safety to reduce errors, improve outcomes. DELIRIUM, DEMENTIA, PSYCHOSIS – Diagnosis and Management of the Inpatient with Mental Status Change Approach to acute mental status change. Differential diagnosis of psychosis. Evidence-based management of delirium. Diagnosis and evidence-based treatment of alcohol withdrawal syndromes. MANAGEMENT OF COPD AND ASTHMA IN THE HOSPITALIZED PATIENT – Initial management and stabilization. GOLD criteria for the management of COPD. Acute and chronic management of asthma (recent studies on safety and effectiveness of various agents). DAY 4 – EVALUATION OF CHEST PAIN – Contribution of history, physical exam, EKG findings to evaluation. Distinguish ischemic EKG changes from their common mimics. Clinical scenarios and evidence for use of cardiac biomarkers in the diagnosis of ACS. Diagnostic strategies for the evaluation of chest pain patients presenting to the emergency room. MANAGEMENT OF ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROMES – Forms of ACS and their relative prognoses. Initial management of acute coronary syndromes. Therapeutic options for unstable angina and post- MI. Secondary prevention strategies for acute coronary syndrome. SURGICAL, MEDICAL, AND BEHAVIORAL APPROACHES TO OBESITY – Indications for bariatric surgery in addition to the nonsurgical approaches to weight loss. Outcomes, advantages, disadvantages of bariatric surgery. Popular diets available and marketed. Unique needs of the obese patient; a comprehensive approach to treatment. Basic physiology. Medications available for treatment. DAY 5 – APPROACH TO DIABETES – Primer on management. Patient who is likely to go on to develop complications and potential long term course. Current guidelines for therapy and anticipated outcome goals. APPROACH TO HYPERLIPIDEMIA – Current NCEP guidelines. Approach for considering the new medications available. New targets developed for cholesterol end points. MANAGEMENT OF STROKE – Common presentations of cerebrovascular insufficiency. Initial management of suspected acute CVA. Cutting edge strategies and therapies for management of hemorrhagic and thrombotic strokes. Prognosis and initial rehabilitation strategies of CVA. MANAGEMENT OF CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE – Forms and differing presentations of cardiomyopathy subtypes. Initial management of patients with acute congestive heart failure. Strategies for the effective chronic management that impact the care of hospitalized patients. Diastolic heart failure and pulmonary hypertension.


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Physician Fees $745.00 Regular Registration (30 days prior to seminar start date) $795.00 Late Registration Non Physician/Resident* Fees $645.00 Regular Registration (30 days prior to seminar start date) $695.00 Late Registration