A lack of desire to learn is the first of 10 common ways that physician practices are being mismanaged. This activity details nine other important signs that your practice is being mismanaged and how to rectify them.
Many independent physicians consider joining a hospital or health care system to save the extra stress - but collecting that steady paycheck may come at a price. Some of the disadvantages of joining a hospital system are described in this activity.
Develop effective policies regarding the use of email, social media, and text messaging to ensure information security. This activity also provides advice for evaluating vendor agreements to assure that they are compliant.
This activity reviews the anti-kickback statutes and ways to ensure that your practice is adherent.Violations can result in levied criminal penalties, loss of reimbursements from federal programs, and even medical license revocation.
The accountable care organization (ACO) works to reduce health care costs without compromising quality. This activity covers the essential qualities of an ACO and how it can benefit physicians and patients and reduce overall health care costs.
C difficile infections are among the most serious health care complications. Discuss the prevalence of C difficile infection, review the its risk factors, and employ strategies to reduce the incidence of C difficile .
The complexity of the shoulder joint leads to many pathologic processes that cause pain and dysfunction. Review the anatomy and pathology of the impingement syndrome and explore diagnosis and nonoperative treatment options in this activity.
Learn about the prevalence of diabetes in the elderly, the consequences of hypoglycemia in the elderly, and employ strategies to reduce the incidence of hypoglycemia in this activity.
Obtaining a thorough medical history is vital in the evaluation of an injured child suspected of being an abuse victim. Learn how to spot child abuse through injury patterns such as bruising patterns, sentinel injuries, and burns.
Medical charts enable improvements in patient health and safety and provide evidence in support of care should malpractice allegations be made. Learn how to avoid medical charting mistakes in this activity.
Learn about the risks of polypharmacy, review strategies for taking an accurate medication history in an elderly patient, and apply a conceptual framework to determine whether a preventive medication is to be discontinued in this activity.
About 6,000 women in the United States enter menopause each day. Learn about systemic postmenopausal hormone therapy - how to identify appropriate candidates, use treatment algorithms, and discuss low-dose vaginal estrogen therapy.
Learn about cultural traditions, norms, and values of major racial/ethnic groups that impact end-of-life issues so you can make culturally sensitive decisions about end-of-life care and locate resources appropriate for various ethnic groups.
This activity covers new antiviral agents available to treat hepatitis C in HIV coinfected patients, recommended antiviral regimens, and how to manage important drug-drug interactions between HIV and hepatitis C antiviral agents.
Knee pain is a complex problem, yet only 3% of the common medical school curriculum is devoted to musculoskeletal education. In this activity, get a systematic approach to confidently evaluate a patient expressing knee pain.
This activity will teach you an integrated approach to managing chronic pain, nondrug pain relief options, referral options for multidisciplinary care, and how multimodal therapy best reduces pain and improves function.
This activity discusses the physician/patient relationship, the responsibility of the physician, and the definition of noncompliance, liability, and the termination process. Earn hard-to-get Patient Safety and Risk Management state-required CME.
Learn more about the pathophysiology of laryngopharyngeal reflux as well as how to conduct in-depth history taking and explain the potential role for voice therapy in its treatment.
Up to 5 million older Americans are victims of abuse and neglect annually. Be able to differentiate the types of elder abuse, to identify signs and symptoms of elder abuse, and to identify mandatory reporting requirements regarding elder abuse.
In this activity, learn how to diagnose Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in patients without alarm features, and use a combination of lifestyle changes, dietary interventions, medications, and behavioral strategies to manage treatment.
Discover the role of the primary care provider in caring for the acute sexual assault patient. Be able to outline priorities for health care and appropriate treatment guidelines following an acute episode of sexual assault.
Identify reasons to disclose adverse events and barriers to disclosure, review the evolution of ethical and legal underpinnings of error disclosure, and employ strategies to best disclose error information and offer an apology in this activity.
Be able to recognize an episode of whooping cough in adolescents and adults, describe the role of antibiotics and appropriate time for treatment, and explain the need for vaccination in adults and adolescents in preventing infant deaths.
Learn about the seasonal and geographic epidemiology of Lyme disease and the early signs and symptoms. Be able to differentiate Lyme disease from other tick-borne infections, and discuss the treatment options.
Learn to address principles of infection transmission, infection control, office design strategies, triage techniques, and standard precautions for the care of all patients to minimize the risk of transmitting contagious diseases while in a clinical center waiting room.
Learn the difference between "medical futility" and "medically inappropriate," the areas of ethical consensus within medical futility, and practical management strategies for requests for medically inappropriate treatment through this activity.
Be able to discuss prognosis, disease trajectory, and hospice eligibility in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), neurocritical illness, and dementia in this activity.
This activity discusses the prevalence of asthma, allergy, and anaphylaxis in the general population and the impact improper outpatient self-administration of inhalation medication and auto-injector treatment has on morbidity and possible mortality.
The goals of this activity are to explain the importance of providing office-based vaccination to improve public health, how to best administer office-based vaccinations, and to describe the key components of effective infection control.
It is imperative that medical and public health communities be ready to respond should biological weapon attack in the United States should occur. This activity covers preparedness initiatives in the case of an attack.
This activity covers the epidemiology of the current prescription opioid epidemic and reasons for prescribing guidelines, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and individual State Medical Examining Board Guidelines.
Learn about the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board's State-Specific Opioid Prescribing Guidelines, risk assessment and monitoring tools to identify at-risk patients, and how to use risk mitigation tools.