CME

CME Certification Provided by the Center for Continuing Education

Tulane University Health Sciences Center

Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Tulane University Health Sciences Center and A-Cross Medicine Reviews. Tulane University Health Sciences Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation

This live activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

14 total hours are available (except for the Hawaii 2014 course, which has 12 total hours). 

Tulane University Health Sciences Center and A-Cross Medicine Reviews present this activity for educational purposes only and do not endorse any product, content of presentation or exhibit.  Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine.  The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected because of their recognized expertise.

Overview

This program is designed to increase attendee knowledge and competence in a variety of primary care topics. These include hypertension, lipid management, common ENT problems, ethical dilemmas, and current diabetes management. All topics presented will utilize evidence-based guidelines from the literature.

Statement of Need

Common primary care issues are being updated continually by specialty and government agencies. It is difficult for the primary care physician to stay abreast of all the current new guidelines and re commendations. Physicians and other medical providers are in need of streamlined approaches to common primary care issues.

Goal

The overall goals of the conference are to impact the diagnostic and treatment of patients seen in primary care practices.

Course Objectives for 2014 Courses:
  • Review the most recent acute and chronic coronary disease management guidelines
  • Review the latest on GERD, celiac disease, Inflammatory and irritable bowel syndrome guidelines
  • Evaluate guidelines for pain management in 2014
  • Manage patients who present with complaints of "low testosterone" as well as "vitamin D deficiency"
  • Review the current evidence-based guidelines for cancer screening, including the new conflicting lung and prostate cancer recommendations
  • Recognize differential diagnoses for colds, strep throat, and other ENT disorders
  • Review the latest COPD guidelines and be able to implement changes in your practice
  • Review the latest guidelines on the management of hyperlipidemias
  • Discuss the current 2014 ADA's recommendations on the management of diabetes mellitus and how it has changed from previous versions
  • Discuss diseases obtained from swimming pools, hot tubs, and water parks

Predicted Outcomes

Predicted changes in practice as a result of participating in this activity include the ability to:

Predicted Outcomes

Predicted changes in practice as a result of participating in this activity include the ability to:

•  Better manage my patients with heart failure and chronic coronary artery disease.

•  Develop a plan to manage my patients who present with complaints of "low T" and vitamin D-deficiency. 

•  Incorporate the most recent clinical guidelines for management and treatment of COPD in my clinical practice.

•  Increase my competence in treating hyperlipidemia.

•  Develop a plan to better educate my patients on the possible health benefits of treatment of GERD and other GI abnormalities.

•  Develop a better plan for pain management in my difficult patients. 




Tulane University Health Sciences Center Policies:


It is the policy of the Center for Continuing Education at Tulane University Health Sciences Center to plan and implement all of its educational activities in accordance with the ACCME's Essential Areas and Policies to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor.  In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support, everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM is required to disclose all financial relationships with any commercial interests within the past 12 months that creates a real or apparent conflict of interest.  Individuals who do not disclose are disqualified from participating in a CME activity.  Individuals with potential for influence or control of CME content include planners and planning committee members, authors, teachers, educational activity directors, educational partners, and others who participate, e.g. facilitators and moderators.  This disclosure pertains to relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers or biotech firms.  Any real or apparent conflicts of interest must be resolved prior to the educational activity.  Disclosure of off-label, experimental or investigational use of drugs or devices must also be made known to the audience. 

This CME Activity may address components of the following competencies:

IOM Competencies: Providing patient-centered care, Working in interdisciplinary teams, Employing evidence-based practice, Applying quality improvement, Utilizing informatics.

ABMS Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-based Learning and Improvement, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism, Systems-based Practice.

For Physician Assistants:
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.  Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 14 hours (12 hours for Hawaii course) of 
Category I credit for completing this program.

For Nurse Practitioners:
Most states and National Nurse Practitioner organizations recognize AMA PRA Category 1 Credit as acceptable. You will receive a certificate of Attendance with your hours listed. 


PHARMACEUTICAL-FREE

A-Cross Medicine Reviews is independent and self-supported.

No products or promotions from pharmaceutical companies appear at any of our courses.


Course Objectives