Online CME courses that will take your clinical skills to the next level

The course bundle covers updates across core primary care areas and guidance to incorporate them into practice for state-of-the-art patient care. This course bundle helps you earn the CME credits required for your state medical board license renewal.

Cardiovascular Disease in Diabetes

  1. Discuss the pathophysiology between diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease.
  2.  Recognize the cardiovascular consequences related to hypoglycemia.
  3. Cite the complications of diabetes mellitus leading to cardiovascular disease.
  4. Identify antidiabetic drugs and discuss their latest clinical trials surrounding the cardiovascular disease.
  5. Discuss DM management guidelines and current therapeutic perspectives concerning the cardiovascular disease.

Oral Pharmacology in Type II Diabetes

       1. Recognize the classification and diagnostic approach to Type II Diabetes Mellitus.
       2. Identify glycemic goals and guidelines when treating patients with Type II Diabetes Mellitus.
       3. Identify the current oral pharmacological mechanisms of action, indications and side effects of oral medications used in the treatment of Type II Diabetes Mellitus.

Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis

  1. Cite the epidemiology of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis.
  2. Recall the pathogenesis and genetics of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis
  3. Recognize the diagnostic processes required to correctly identify focal segmental glomerulosclerosis.
  4. Identify a successful treatment plan to cure or control focal segmental glomerulosclerosis.

Treatment of Essential Hypertension: Focus on Patient Characteristics

  1.  Identify the newly recommended categories of blood pressure and cite the rationale for the new classification of hypertension.
  2. Recognize how risk categories assist in decision-making on hypertension treatment.
  3. Outline essential hypertension pathophysiology and how it applies to medication selection for blood pressure control.
  4. Cite recommendations for blood pressure management in low-risk and high-risk patients.

Resistant Hypertension: Secondary Causes and Emergencies

       1. Define resistant hypertension and cite possible causes.
       2. Recognize the etiology and treatment approach to renal artery stenosis.
       3. Discuss the evaluation of endocrine causes of resistant hypertension including pheochromocytoma and primary hyperaldosteronism.
       4. Cite current recommendations for blood pressure management in patients with resistant hypertension and hypertensive emergencies.

COPD: Review of Current Treatment Guidelines

      1. Examine pharmacological assessment tools used in the diagnosis and staging of COPD. 
      2. Cite the various pharmacotherapeutic options for the treatment of COPD.
      3. Design a therapy regimen for patients with symptoms or exacerbations after initial treatment for COPD.
      4. Apply evidence-based guidelines in decision making regarding pharmacotherapeutic management of COPD.

Laboratory Studies in Rheumatology

      1.Interpret serological studies in patients with rheumatic diseases.
      2.Distinguish between the different assay methods in rheumatologic diseases.
      3.Recognize the limitations of various assay methods as it relates to interpreting results.

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Pathogenesis, Complications and Treatment recommendations

 1. Cite the role genetics, environmental factors, immune cells and proinflammatory cytokines play in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis.
 2. Illustrate the clinical features and complications associated with rheumatoid arthritis.
 3. Prescribe treatment for patients with rheumatoid arthritis based upon current guidelines.

Flame Out: A Primer on a Physician Challenge

  1.Recognize and identify patient safety incidents as they relate to healthcare provider burnout.
  2.Identify common signs and symptoms associated with healthcare provider burnout.
  3.Identify up-to-date tactics used to address physician burnout.

Antidiabetic Pharmacology Part 2 - Injectables

  1. Cite the prevalence, screening, classification and diagnosis of type II diabetes mellitus.
  2. Identify the glycemic treatment goals for type II diabetes mellitus.
  3. Discuss the indication(s), dosing, pharmacology, side effects and contraindications associated with injectables used in the treatment of type II diabetes mellitus

Case Based Medical Errors in Primary Care

 1. Identify how human factors and processes can contribute to medical errors through a case-based approach
 2. Implement a practice strategy to prevent medical errors from occurring.

Updates in Asthma Management

 1. Cite new updates in the stepwise approach of asthma management in different age ranges.
 2. Discuss the role of fractional exhaled nitric oxide and recommendations for indoor allergen mitigation in asthma management. 
 3. Identify recommendations for the use of intermittent inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting muscarinic antagonists in the treatment of asthma.
 4. Identify recommendations for the use of sublingual and subcutaneous immunotherapy in the treatment of allergic asthma
 5. Identify recommendations for use of bronchial thermoplasty to improve outcomes in allergic asthma
 6. Cite the definition, pathophysiology, and classification of asthma

Crystal Arthropathies

1. Distinguish the clinical presentations and manifestations of gout and associated medical comorbidities.
2. Prescribe treatment for patients with gout according to recent recommendations and guidelines.
3. Distinguish the clinical presentations, manifestations and treatment of calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease.

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

1. Illustrate mechanisms involved in the etiopathogenesis in SLE, including genetic factors, environmental, and immunologic factors
2.Demonstrate the clinical features of SLE and utilize the classification criteria for SLE.
3.Order and interpret laboratory tests useful in the diagnosis and monitoring of patients 
4.Prescribe treatment for patients for SLE using evidence-based results from clinical trials and EULAR guidelines.

Antidiabetic Pharmacology Part 3: Insulin
1. Cite the prevalence of and risk factors associated with diabetes mellitus and prediabetes. 
2. Identify the classification, screening and diagnosis of diabetes mellitus.
3. Discuss the pharmacology, indications, dosing, contraindications and side effects of the different types of insulin for treating diabetes mellitus.


Laboratory Studies in Rheumatology

Duration: 40 mins

1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
1 Contact Hours




GeriatricsPrimary CareNursingFamily PracticeInternal MedicinePhysician AssistantsGeneral PracticeGeneral and Internal MedicineFamily and Patient Centered Care



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