CME Courses - Southern Medical Association

CME Course | $5 | Credits: .75

What’s Happening in Osteoporosis

In this presentation, Dr. Veronica Piziak provides the latest information related to osteoporosis, including who should be screened and by what method, the role of exercise, as well as treatment (according to newly released guidelines) with guidance about formulating treatment plans for patients. Additionally she discusses treatment duration and problems associated with therapy.

CME Course | $5 | Credits: .75

Implementation of a Vertically Integrated Trainee Program (VITP): Progress and Lessons Learned

During this podcast the panelists will share an overview of the program and its development and growth; detail, from a training perspective, the needs that a program such as this fulfills; and detail why mentorship is a crucial component of medical training and how this collaboration can facilitate a meaningful transition into an independent physician.

CME Course | $10 | Credits: 1

Historical Alternans in the Emergency Department (H.A.t.E.D.) for Pain: An Analysis of Patient Pain Descriptors to Attending and Trainee Clinicians

The concept of “historical alternans” (HA), a teaching folklore term referring to different descriptions of patient histories to trainees versus attending clinicians, can cause disjointed care and be a source of frustration for the trainee. This novel prospective observational study evaluated this concept using identical five-point pain descriptor surveys in an academic emergency department setting administered by trainee and attending clinicians.

CME Course | $10 | Credits: 1

Prevention of Youth Substance Use: The Changing Landscape and What We Need to Know

The content presented in this activity provides insight into how everyone, including those in the healthcare community, can work together to help promote prevention and positive behavioral norms through advocacy and policy initiatives.

CME Course | $5 | Credits: .50

Diagnosis of Pigmented Lesions

This activity highlights common pigmented lesions, including how to recognize suspicious skin lesions, and diagnostic techniques.

Posted in: Dermatology2

CME Course | $10 | Credits: 1

Bootcamp for Elevated Liver Function Tests

This activity will provide the clinical tools to renew your confidence in evaluating a patient with elevated liver function tests.

CME Course | $10 | Credits: 1

Association of Hypertension and Hyperthyroidism in a Subspecialty Clinic and a National Database

The objective of this study was to examine the occurrence of high blood pressure in patients with hyperthyroidism. The authors present findings from a specialty clinic and a national sample which suggests that clinicians should consider the possibility of untreated hyperthyroidism in patients with hypertension, even if they have minimal symptoms that may be attributed to hyperthyroidism.

Posted in: Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism1 Hypertension1

CME Course | $5 | Credits: .50

Dermatology Residents’ Initial Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

This podcast offers insight into how medical training was affected by the pandemic, the uncertainties residents faced, and what improvements can be made to better address and cope with a potential second wave of COVID-19.

Posted in: Dermatology2

CME Course | $5 | Credits: .25

Discharge Against Medical Advice

During this podcast, Dr. Kolar provides details of discharge against medical advice status that commonly may be misunderstood or underappreciated by patients and clinicians, as well as discusses that patients leaving AMA may have increased risk for morbidity or mortality.

CME Course | $5 | Credits: .50

Mission Medicine: How to Make a Positive Impact

Dr. Philip Hartman shares information gathered from his personal experiences from mission trips to Haiti and Belize as well as literature on poverty and mission medicine.

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