Reduce Progression of Kidney Disease in Patients with Diabetes
In this CME activity, Dr. Javier Morales discusses the therapeutic interventions that will delay progression of diabetic kidney disease, as well as early screening utilizing UACR, eGRF and the KDIGO heat map. The association of medical renal disease and cardiovascular risk will be addressed as well.
Immunizing Your Adult Patients
This CME activity, “Immunizing Your Adult Patients”, was originally presented live in San Antonio, TX on November 12, 2021 at the 2021 Best Practices in Primary Care CME conference. During this activity, the faculty reviews the different types of immunizations, discusses the importance of shared clinical decision-making, and reviews the current Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations for adult immunizations.
Identifying and Managing Sleep Issues in Primary Care
It is estimated that about 70 million people in the United States suffer from chronic sleep problems. Lack of sleep is associated with injuries, chronic and mental illnesses, lower quality of life, loss of productivity, and higher economic burden. This complimentary activity will help clinicians recognize, diagnose, and treat the different sleep-related problems that might affect their patient’s quality of life and reduce the chronic consequences of these disorders.
Resources for the Recognition and Management of Long-COVID in Primary Care
Medical knowledge on the recognition and management of what is variously called “post-COVID syndrome”, “long COVID”, and multiple other descriptions is accumulating rapidly in response to an “epidemic within the pandemic”. The focus of this blog is to identify useful resources for primary care. Many of these resources are being continuously updated as knowledge evolves.
New Recommendation for Prediabetes Screening and Intervention from USPSTF
On August 24, 2021, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) revised their recommendations for type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes screening. The revision includes a recommendation that screening of all overweight and obese adults should begin at age 35 rather than age 40, per their previous recommendation in 2015.
2020 Updated Asthma Guidelines
Asthma is one of the most common conditions we see in primary care and can result in significant morbidity and mortality if not diagnosed and managed optimally. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has sponsored a consensus panel to develop clinical practice guidelines for child and adult asthma since 1989. The guidelines were updated at the end of 2020 for the first time in over a decade.
Telemedicine in Primary Care
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us all to alter our approach to patient care. Telemedicine has a century-long history of evolution, but the infrastructure for real-time broadband communication between providers and patients has only become widespread in the US over the past two decades.
Identifying and Managing Osteoporosis in Primary Care
This complimentary activity will provide primary care clinicians with an update on osteoporosis and bone health. Current screening guidelines, modalities, and current prevention & treatment regimens will be highlighted.
Federal Support of COVID Care for the Uninsured
There is little good news about the coronavirus pandemic in the United States; however, there are new federal government programs to reimburse healthcare providers for coronavirus testing, counseling associated with testing, and treatment of individuals not covered under any other health insurance policy.
The Role of Non-Statin Therapies for Management of ASCVD Risk
Presented by Dr. Paul Doghramji at PCN Destinations, this activity will review the latest guidelines and recommendations on cholesterol management, identify potential cholesterol-lowering therapies beyond statins and know when to utilize and recognize the indications for PCSK9 inhibitor therapy.