COURSE CREDITS & HOURS14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
Up to 14 MOC (Part II) points in the American Board of Anesthesiology® (ABA) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
14.0 Contact Hours
6 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
- Health Promotion: Encouraging a Healthy Body, Mind, and Spirit
- Assess the patient's current state of physical, psychological, and spiritual health.
- Analyze the patientÂs current dietary and exercise practices.
- Discuss an individualized health-promotion strategy for each patient.
- "Oh, My Aching Head!": Evaluation and Treatment of Migraine, Tension-Type, and Cluster Headaches
- Discuss the appropriate use of brain imaging in evaluating patients with headache.
- Describe the appropriate use of abortive and preventive medications in the treatment of migraine.
- Describe the distinguishing clinical characteristics of tension-type and cluster headaches.
- Male Sexual Disorders: Hypogonadism, Erectile, and Ejaculatory Dysfunction
- Elicit a through, non-judgmental sexual history.
- Describe appropriate laboratory and radiologic testing in the evaluation of male sexual problems.
- Discuss the effects, risks, and benefits of testosterone replacement therapy.
- Somatoform Disorders: Illness as a Way of Life
- Recognize the key symptoms, signs, and clinical presentation of somatizing patients.
- Define the concept of alexithymia (the inability of some patients to express emotion in verbal terms).
- Develop an effective management strategy for somatizing patients.
- Hypertension: "What Goes Up Must Come Down"
- Describe the appropriate measurement and classification of hypertension.
- Discuss the laboratory testing and imaging needed to diagnose the most common causes of secondary hypertension.
- Describe the major classes of anti-hypertensive treatment and discuss the particular type of patient likely to benefit from each class of medication.
- Enhancing Clinician-Patient Communication: Becoming a Healer
- Distinguish the technical , biomedical aspects of the clinician's role from the personal and psychosocial aspects of care.
- Describe specific attitudes and values needed to create a healing environment with patients.
- Apply techniques for establishing and maintaining rapport with patients and enhancing clinician-patient communication.
- The Faith Factor: Practicing Spiritually-Sensitive Care
- Elicit a spiritual history in an ethically-appropriate manner.
- Analyze the physiologic, psychological, social, and lifestyle effects of religious beliefs upon health outcomes.
- Describe the spectrum of possible interventions available for addressing patients" spiritual needs.
- Choosing Wisely
- Learn which tests and procedures are still worth doing according to the specific specialty societies
- Learn to evaluate and treat patients with Osteoporosis in the Primary Care setting.
- Learn to evaluate and treat patients with Dementia
- Common Outpatient Problems
- Learn about evaluating and treating Anemias, Plantar Fasciitis and Rotator Cuff Syndromes in the Primary Care setting
- Hospice and Palliative Care
- become familiar with both Palliative Care and the Hospice programs, and learn which patients qualify for which levels of care.
- Case Studies in Primary Care
- Learn to make common diagnoses from atypical presentations.
- Impaired Health Professionals
- Learn to recognize Impaired Health Professionals and become familiar with resources available to help them.
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.