CME Course

2023 Updates in GIM: Pickles, Waterfalls, and More

Over the last year, the importance of keeping up to date with the clinical literature has never been more necessary. In this presentation, practice-changing updates that occurred between May 2022 and March 2023 will be reviewed. Highlights from this presentation will include the use of SGLT2i in patients with non-diabetic CKD, fluid resuscitation intensity in acute pancreatitis, pickle juice for muscle cramps in cirrhosis, diuretics in heart failure, tirzepatide for obesity management, and optimal VTE prophylaxis after hip and knee arthroplasty.

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Target Audience

Healthcare providers of all specialties may benefit from the information presented.

Goals and Objectives

Over the last year, the importance of keeping up to date with the clinical literature has never been more necessary. In this presentation, practice-changing updates that occurred between May 2022 and March 2023 will be reviewed. Highlights from this presentation will include the use of SGLT2i in patients with non-diabetic CKD, fluid resuscitation intensity in acute pancreatitis, pickle juice for muscle cramps in cirrhosis, diuretics in heart failure, tirzepatide for obesity management, and optimal VTE prophylaxis after hip and knee arthroplasty.

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner should be able to:

  • Identify the three rules of evidence-based medicine/practice. 
  • Define the criteria for determining if evidence is practice changing or not.
  • Evaluate 5 recent practice-changing articles in general internal medicine. 
  • Assess the limitations of evidence for clinical questions in PICO format.

Course Information

CME Release Date:  August 4, 2023
Valid for credit through:  August 3, 2024
Course type:  Video Course
Estimated time of completion: .75 hour

Credits Available

Southern Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Southern Medical Association designates this Internet Activity Enduring Material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA: 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. 

AANPCP: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Healthcare Professionals: For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.  All healthcare professionals who are not MDs or DOs will receive a certificate of participation.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated; learners should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period noted, following these steps:

  • Read the goals and objectives, accreditation information, and author disclosures.
  • Login in below to study the educational content and references.
  • Complete the attestation, post-test (if applicable), and evaluation.

Upon successful completion of these components, your certificate will be processed and emailed from customerservice@sma.org within approximately 1 hour. Credits will be archived for 6 years; at any point within this time period you may login to your account to print a duplicate copy of your certificate.

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

Southern Medical Association (SMA) requires instructors, planners, managers, and all other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose conflicts of interest (COI) with ineligible entities within the last 24 months of the development of this activity. All identified COIs are thoroughly vetted and mitigated prior to the release of the activity. SMA is committed to providing its learners with high quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The following individual has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Speaker

Christopher Jackson, MD

Dr. Christopher Jackson serves as Associate Professor of Medicine, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, and Senior Associate Program Director for Curriculum at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) Internal MedicineResidency. A native of Augusta, GA, he graduated from Emory University with a degree in Biology and Sociology. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree at the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his internal medicine and chief residency year in patient safety and quality improvement at UTHSC before joining the faculty in the Division of General Internal Medicine and the Center for Health System Improvement in 2019.

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