Family Medicine Comprehensive Review Series is organized by American Medical Seminars (AMS), Inc.
Original Release Date: July 1, 2021
Expiration Date: July 1, 2024
• Female Challenges: Abnormal Uterine Bleeding; Premenstrual Syndrome; Pelvic Pain
• Endocrinology: Thyroid Tests; Type 2 Diabetes; Osteoporosis
• Health Maintenance: Adult Screening; Smoking Cessation; Obesity
• Neurology: Seizures and Epilepsy Pt. 1; Seizure and Epilepsy Pt. 2; Dizzy Patient
• Psychiatry: Depression and Anxiety; Dementia; Trauma
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Topics & Objectives
• AMS - 2021-FMfc-Family Medicine- Female Challenges
Topic 1: Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
Upon completion of this session, using ACOG Practice Guidelines, the participant should be able to:
• Define abnormal uterine bleeding.
• Differentiate between functional and organic causes.
• Manage most non-surgical etiologies of this problem.
Topic 2: Premenstrual Syndrome.
Upon completion of this session, using ACOG Guidelines and NIH Guidelines, the participant should be able to:
• Correctly diagnose patients with this disorder using NIH guidelines.
• Utilize current effective and FDA-approved therapies.
• Formulate an appropriate differential diagnosis for PMS.
Topic 3: Pelvic Pain.
Upon completion of this session, using ACOG Practice Guidelines, International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS) and the Cochrane Abstract Database, the participant should be able to:
• Assess the patient with acute or chronic pain.
• Identify the differential diagnosis and choose appropriate management options for the patient.
• Differentiate patients who require immediate attention to their pelvic pain versus the chronic pain patient.
• AMS - 2021-FMma-Family Medicine-Health Maintenance
Topic 1:Adult Health Screening and Immunizations – Evidence-Based Approach.
Upon completion of this session, using the USPSTF and Cochrane Abstract Database, the participant should be able to:
• Apply the evidence-based recommendations for preventive screening tests for adults.
• Determine the immunizations required for adults.
• Appraise the side effects of adult immunizations.
• Select the contraindications for each adult immunization and their alternative therapy.
• Plan when screening tests can be discontinued in adults.
Topic 2: Smoking Cessation.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:
• Recognize the role of smoking in disease etiology and the Health Consequences as identified in the 2014 Surgeon General and CDC Report.
• Develop methods of how to recognize influence and build confidence in a patients’ ability to quit smoking as per the AHCPR Guidelines.
• Utilize techniques and develop resources to enhance a patients' ability to stop smoking, such as the NCI and smokefree.gov.
• Recognize the various benefits or advantages, indications and contraindications for use of the various available drugs and devices to assisting your patient in smoking cessation.
Topic 3: Obesity.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:
• State the epidemiology of obesity in America and the health risks associated with obesity.
• Assess patients who are obese and determine that they are in need of treatment.
• Recommend and utilize the ACC/AHA/TOS Guidelines for the Management of Overweight and Obese Adults with options available, including diet, exercise, medications, and bariatric surgery.
• Employ the Endocrinology Society Guidelines on Pharmacological Management of Obesity.
• AMS -2021-FMen-Family Medicine- Endocrinology
Topic 1: Use and Interpretation of Thyroid Tests
Upon completion of this session, using the American Thyroid Association Guidelines and the Cochrane Abstract Database, the participant should be able to:
• Integrate the serum tests for thyroid function.
• Interpret thyroid tests results that occur in clinical settings.
• Recommend the appropriate follow-up testing of abnormal thyroid tests and the frequency of these evaluations.
• Appraise the need to treat subclinical hypothyroidism or subclinical hyperthyroidism.
Topic 2: Treating Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.
Upon completion of this session, using the American Diabetes Association, the European Association for the Study of Diabetes Guidelines and the Cochrane Abstract Database, the participant • should be able to:
• Evaluate the therapeutic goals in treating type 2 diabetes and their impact on morbidity and mortality.
• Recommend the approach for choosing an oral hypoglycemic agent to treat type 2 diabetes.
• Specify the clinical situations that would require the use of insulin to treat type 2 diabetes and the probable dosage form and average amounts required for control of A1c.
• Develop the therapeutic options for preventing diabetic complications.
Topic 3: Osteoporosis: Treatment and Prevention.
Upon completion of this session, using the USPSTF, NOF Guidelines and the Cochrane Abstract Database, the participant should be able to:
• Debate the importance of the risk factors for an osteoporosis fracture.
• Employ the diagnostic testing for patients at risk with osteoporosis.
• Select the therapeutic medication to treat osteoporosis based upon the indications and side effects.
• Assess the therapeutic role of repeating the DXA scan in patients treated for osteoporosis.
• AMS- 2021-FMne-Family Medicine- Neurology
Topic 1: Seizures and Epilepsy – Diagnosis. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:
• Differentiate among the major types of seizures.
• Apply epidemiologic aspects to the diagnosis of epilepsy.
• Employ AAN and AES practice guidelines regarding sudden unexpected death in epilepsy. (SUDEP)
• Distinguish seizures from syncope.
• Formulate a plan for diagnostic investigation.
Topic 2: Seizures and Epilepsy – Management. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:
• Determine when treatment with anticonvulsant medication is warranted using evidence-based medicine.
• Choose among the many available anticonvulsant medications.
• Manage problems confronted by women with epilepsy.
• Counsel patients regarding their driving privileges.
Topic 3: An Approach to the Dizzy Patient. Upon completion of this session, using evidence-based medicine, the participant should be able to:
• Detect common presentations of dizziness.
• Assess the pathophysiology of vertigo and nystagmus.
• Apply bedside techniques to distinguish dizziness subtypes and identify dangerous causes.
• Utilize potentially curative treatment for benign positional vertigo.
• AMS- 2021-FMps-Family Medicine- Psychiatry
Topic 1: Depression and Anxiety in Primary Care. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:
• Explain the incidence and prevalence of anxiety and depression.
• Evaluate patients with signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression so as to make an accurate diagnosis as per the APA and DSM-5 Criteria.
• Prescribe appropriate medications and/or behavior modification to treat the various degrees of anxiety and depression as well as bipolar disorder from initiation to continuation and maintenance, when needed
• Identify the suicidal patient and take appropriate actions for their safety as well as the public.
Topic 2: Practical Approach to the Outpatient with Dementia. Upon completion of this session, while applying recommendations from the AAN and the USPSTF, the participant should be able to:
• Formulate a practical approach to screening for dementia.
• Discuss medication management to include polypharmacy, drug-drug interactions, as well as new drugs and their potential efficacy and side effects.
• Develop a long-term follow-up and referral process that considers cost-effective and resource management.
Topic 3: Identification and Treatment of Traumatized Patients. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:
• Describe the characteristics associated with traumatic events.
• Interpret the “red flags” or symptomatic manifestations of trauma in patients.
• Demonstrate how to obtain a trauma history from a patient during the H and P.
• Identify and propose interventions designed to treat symptoms of trauma and increase comfort during physical exam.