Prevention and Management of Common Conditions in Primary Care: Cardiometabolic Diseases, Mental Health and Communications. is organized by Continuing Education, Inc. and will be held from Oct 14 - 26, 2022 at Celebrity Solstice, Yokohama, Tokyo, Japan.
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
The purpose of these lectures is to provide an experienced clinician's perspective on the delivery of individualized, patient-centered care and to identify and treat important problems in primary care medical practice. Participants are expected to learn new skills and techniques in medical interviewing (e.g., taking appropriate sexual and spiritual histories), diagnostic reasoning (e.g., determining when to perform imaging studies in individuals with headache, appropriate diagnostic work-up of patients complaining of chronic fatigue), clinical skills (e.g., appropriate methods of determining accurate blood pressure readings), medication management (e.g., managing side effects of testosterone) and health counseling (e.g., encouraging proper dietary practices and exercise).
• Obesity and Cardiometabolic Syndrome
?Describe the pathophysiology of the cardiometabolic syndrome
• The Mediterranean diet and other heart healthy diets
? Describe the evidence supporting the beneficial effects of the Mediterranean diet. Confusion exits regarding optimal diets for the prevention of atherosclerosis.
• Hypertension-new treatment recommendations
? Outline the major changes in the new AHA/ACC guidelines regarding the treatment of hypertension
• Erectile Dysfunction-The hard evidence
? Explain the prevalence and the pathophysiology of erectile dysfunction.
• Describe three treatment strategies for ED
? Statin intolerance-the tricks of the trade
• Describe the prevalence of statin intolerance Describe three treatment strategies for statin intolerance
? Explain the pharmacologic mechanism of PCSK9 inhibitors in the treatment of hypercholesterolemia
• Pre-Operative evaluation for noncardiac surgery
? Explain the risk stratification for patients anticipating noncardiac surgery.
• Congestive Heart Failure-Update
? Describe a comprehensive and evidence-based approach to the medical management of congestive heart failure
• Consider the use of new medications that significantly reduce mortality and morbidity due to heart failure
? Health Promotion: Encouraging a Healthy Body, Mind, and Spirit
• Assess the patient's current state of physical, psychological, and spiritual health.
?Treatment of Migraine, Tension-Type, and Cluster Headaches
• Effectively treat patients with migraine headache using non-pharmacologic means, abortive medications, and preventive medications.
? Consider that tension-type and cluster headaches are discrete sub- types of headache, each of which requires a specific diagnostic approach
• Diagnosing and Managing Depression: Overcoming the Blues
? Sustain initial treatment for depression for six months after remission of symptoms to lower risk of relapse
? Recognize that depression is a common, but often misdiagnosed illness, which can be treated effectively by primary care physicians using medical therapy, psychotherapy, and adjunctive treatment
? Utilize the following adjunctive treatments where appropriate:
? Patient education (?bibliotherapy?)
? Diet (limit sugar, simple CHOs, caffeine)
? Exercise (150 min/week)
? Behavioral activation (pleasant activities)
? Light (10,000 lux for 30 min daily)
? Support (?iatrotherapy?)
• Get Me Out of Here!: Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia in Primary Care
? Elicit and assess symptoms of panic disorder and agoraphobia
? Apply appropriate lifestyle modification and stress management skills, including muscle relaxation, breathing control, thought-stopping, and cognitive restructuring
• Somatoform Disorders: Illness as a Way of Life
? Recognize the key symptoms, signs, and clinical presentation of somatizing patients.
• Communication: Becoming a Healer
? Consider the clinician's role from the personal and psychosocial aspects of care their clinicians
•The Faith Factor: Practicing Spiritually- Sensitive Care
? Elicit a spiritual history in an ethically-appropriate manner. Spiritually-sensitive care enhances the clinician-patient relationship and may positively influence health care outcomes.
|PORT OF CALL||Date||Time|
|Start Point||Celebrity Solstice, 12-Night Best of Japan Cruise Round-trip , Tokyo, Kanto||Friday Oct 14|
|End Point||Celebrity Solstice, 12-Night Best of Japan Cruise Round-trip , Tokyo, Kanto||Wednesday Oct 26|
Credit Designation for Physicians:
Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Credit Designation for Nurses:
Continuiung Education, Inc. designates this continuing nursing education activity for 21 contact hours.
Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.
Credit Designation for Pharmacists:
This knowledge-based activity is approved for 21 hours of pharmacy continuing education credit.
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