Management of the Complex Hospitalized Patient
This activity is designed to provide physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners with information and skills to improve their care of hospitalized patients.
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Format
  • Conference / meeting
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Event date August 12, 2021
Greater Killeen Pediatric Subspecialty for the Primary Care Provider
This activity is designed to provide the primary care provider with practical clinical information on the recognition and evaluation of specific pediatric subspecialty disorders seen frequently in primary care office settings.
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Format
  • Conference / meeting
Credits
  • American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) MOC
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • Attendance
Event date August 20, 2021
Advanced heart failure with reduced ejection fraction
Patients suffering advanced heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) account for a large portion of patients admitted to hospitals worldwide. Mortality and 30-day readmission rates for HFrEF are now a focus of value-based payment models, making management of this disease a priority for hospitals, physicians, and payers alike. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors have been the cornerstone of therapy for decades. However, with treatment, the prognosis for patients with advanced HFrEF remains poor. Fortunately, advances in medical therapy and mechanical support offer some patients improvement in both survival and quality of life. We review advances in short- and long-term mechanical support and explore changes to organ allocation for cardiac transplantation. In addition, we provide a guide to facilitate appropriate referral to an advanced heart failure team.
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  • BUMC Proceedings
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  • Journal
Credits
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) MOC Part 2 Medical Knowledge
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • Attendance
Quality improvement initiative for pain management in primary care
In the context of both chronic pain and opioid crises, this large-system quality improvement project sought to increase use of evidence-based multimodal pain management strategies.  Primary care providers (PCPs) in internal medicine and family medicine identified as above- median prescribers of 3
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  • BUMC Proceedings
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  • Journal
Credits
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) MOC Part 2 Medical Knowledge
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • Attendance
The acute respiratory distress syndrome
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a prevalent cause of acute respiratory failure with high rates of mortality, as well as short- and long-term complications, such as physical and cognitive impairment. Therefore, early recognition of this syndrome and application of well-demonstrated therapeutic interventions are essential to change the natural course of this entity and bring about positive clinical outcomes. In this article, we review updated concepts in ARDS. Specifically, we discuss the current definition of ARDS, its risk factors, and the evidence supporting ventilation management, adjunctive therapies, and interventions required in refractory hypoxemia. Please click here to subscribe to BUMC Proceedings
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  • BUMC Proceedings
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  • Journal
Credits
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) MOC Part 2 Medical Knowledge
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • Attendance
Antibody tests for COVID-19
The SARS-CoV-2 virus caused a globally growing pandemic call coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) that has disrupted  social, political, and medical environments around the world. Nations are assessing ways to reopen businesses while trying to balance health care risks and economic  fallouts. Strategies involving antibody testing have been proposed before phased reopening of the economy. Therefore, assessing the sensitivity and specificity of antibody tests for SARS-CoV-2 detect the presence of IgA, IgM, or IgG antibodies produced by B cells. Please click here to subscribe to BUMC Proceedings
Category
  • BUMC Proceedings
Format
  • Journal
Credits
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) MOC Part 2 Medical Knowledge
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • Attendance