OVERVIEW

IMla-Internal Medicine- Lab Medicine is organized by American Medical Seminars (AMS) Inc. This conference has been approved for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2021  
Expiration Date: July 1, 2024

TOPIC 1: Anemia
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
• Develop a diagnostic strategy to ascertain the etiology of the anemia.
• Utilize the guidelines for diagnosing anemia in children and adults in terms of available testing.
• Develop a clinical approach to treating various anemias including Iron Deficiency and “Anemia of Chronic Disease” due to infections, inflammatory DZ’s, CKD, Malignancies, Cytokines, Interferons, TNFs, etc.
• Describe the role of consultants in the evaluation and management of anemia.

TOPIC 2: Demystifying Transfusion.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to COMP
• Identify and anticipate which patients are at risk for transfusion complications.
• Recognize and manage transfusion complications.
• Outline options and indications for special blood products to be used for transfusion.

TOPIC 3: Arterial Blood Gas: A Six-Step Approach to Rapid Interpretation.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to COMP
• Distinguish and determine the type of acid-base disturbance – Acidosis and Alkalosis.
• Determine the anion gap and its role in defining and treating acid-base disorders.
• Assess osmolal gap and urine anion gap.
• Develop the management of acid-base disorders by a case-based discussion.

TARGET AUDIENCE

PhysicianInternal Medicine

SPECIALITIES

Internal Medicine

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