This activity is designed for health care providers of primary care services, including physicians, nurses and physician assistants.
After participating in this activity participants will be able to:
- Identify methods to treat obesity, including medical management and the various types of bariatric surgical procedures, and select the best option for the patient
- Apply the Diabetes Care Guidelines to individual patients and implement strategies for early diagnosis and treatment of diabetes
- Provide the best treatment options for patients with hypertension
- Differentiate between rate and rhythm control for the treatment of atrial fibrillation, and identify the risks and benefits of each
- Identify both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment options for a depressive patient, and recognize and appropropriately document a patient with depression
- Manage patients with headache
- Apply screening tools for identification of a person infected with Hepatitis C and identify the latest treatment options
Recorded slides and audio presentation. Resource materials may include downloads of videos, print materials, slides or web pages.
Roy Buchinsky, MD
Dr. Buchinsky reports no financial relationship with a commercial interest relevant to this activity.
Todd Zeiger, MD
Dr. Zeiger reports no financial relationship with a commercial interest relevant to this activity.
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Each individual talk is designated for .5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
The policy of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine CME Program (CWRU CME) requires that the Activity Director, planning committee members and all activity faculty (that is, anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity) disclose to the activity participants all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. Where disclosures have been made, conflicts of interest, real or apparent, must be resolved. Disclosure will be made to activity participants prior to the commencement of the activity. CWRU CME also requires that faculty make clinical recommendations based on the best available scientific evidence and that faculty identify any discussion of “off-label” or investigational use of pharmaceutical products or medical devices.
To receive a statement of credit for up to 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM you must:
- Review and reflect on the full content of the recorded session.
- Successfully complete the post-test. A score of 66% is required for passage.
- Complete the evaluation.
Your credits will be recorded by the CWRU CME Program and made a part of your cumulative transcript.
Estimated Time to Complete this Educational Activity
Including review of any resource material and completion of the post-test, this activity is expected to take 3.5 hours to complete.
There is no fee for this program.
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