CME/CE Features

Taking action against acute 
kidney injury in primary care

Taking action against acute 
kidney injury in primary care

With acute kidney injury often encountered in the outpatient setting, 
primary-care providers should know the basics of diagnosis and treatment.

Pharmacologic interventions for weight-related health risks

Pharmacologic interventions for weight-related health risks


Evidence-based guidelines for obesity support the use of pharmacologic therapy in collaboration with lifestyle interventions.

Lifestyle interventions for obesity 
and weight-related complications

Lifestyle interventions for obesity 
and weight-related complications


Behavioral strategies for sustainable weight loss can significantly improve clinical outcomes in obese patients.

An update on long-term 
contraception methods

An update on long-term 
contraception methods

With increased insurance for contraceptives, more providers will be called upon to guide women toward the most suitable extended-use options.

Meeting the nutritional needs of toddlers

Meeting the nutritional needs of toddlers

Optimal nutrition in early childhood supports growth and development and can encourage lifelong healthy eating habits.

Improving outcomes for infants with NAS

Improving outcomes for infants with NAS

Newborns who were exposed to certain substances in utero face unique challenges during their first months of life.

A child's cough: common presentations and causes

A child's cough: common presentations and causes

Clinicians who recognize various types of pediatric coughs will be better able to identify serious underlying conditions in the young patient.

The safe use of opioids in the treatment of pain

The safe use of opioids in the treatment of pain

To minimize the risk of abuse and addiction, evidence-based prescribing practices must be used when treating acute and chronic pain with opioids.

An understanding of 
substance use disorder

An understanding of 
substance use disorder


Effective treatment requires the recognition of addiction as a brain disease and an understanding of its underlying physiology and pathophysiology.

Managing food allergies 
in primary care

Managing food allergies 
in primary care

As gatekeepers, primary-care clinicians are able to provide education on the recognition and treatment of potentially fatal complications.

The challenges of identifying 
Prader-Willi syndrome

The challenges of identifying 
Prader-Willi syndrome

Children with this condition develop an insatiable appetite that leads to obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and behavioral problems when not treated.

January 2014 Dermatology CME/CE

January 2014 Dermatology CME/CE

Read the Dermatology Look Alike and two Dermatology Clinics and complete the post test to earn 0.50 CE credits for Nurse Practitioners or 0.50 CME credits for Physician Assistants.

December 2013 Dermatology CME/CE

December 2013 Dermatology CME/CE

Read the Dermatology Look Alike and two Dermatology Clinics and complete the post test to earn 0.50 CE credits for Nurse Practitioners or 0.50 CME credits for Physician Assistants.

Minimizing radiation risk from diagnostic imaging

Minimizing radiation risk from diagnostic imaging

In addition to increasing radiation exposure, CT scanning often uncovers incidental findings that may lead to emotional stress for the patient.

Identifying and addressing infant allergy to cow's milk protein

Identifying and addressing infant allergy to cow's milk protein

Cow's milk protein allergy is relatively common during the first year of life. Unfortunately, the condition is easily missed or mislabeled.

Postmenopausal vulvovaginal atrophy: Communication and care

Postmenopausal vulvovaginal atrophy: Communication and care

Guidance for the primary-care clinician to identify and treat this chronic and highly prevalent condition.

Safety first in infant feeding

Safety first in infant feeding

Counseling parents on the avoidance of feeding-associated infections.

Treatment options for shift work disorder

Treatment options for shift work disorder

Behavioral, nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic interventions are 
available to facilitate restorative sleep and ensure sustained alertness.

Workplace stress and career burnout among clinicians

Workplace stress and career burnout among clinicians

A shrinking pool of providers coupled with the extension of coverage to millions of previously uninsured individuals may increase practitioner anxiety.

Clinical evaluation of 
peptic ulcer disease

Clinical evaluation of 
peptic ulcer disease

Most often caused by use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or 
bacterial infection, peptic ulcer disease usually presents as epigastric pain.

Recognizing and treating low testosterone in men

Recognizing and treating low testosterone in men

There is a direct correlation between testosterone and metabolic syndrome, mental function, libido, erectile dysfunction, bone density, and overall energy.

Primary-care prevention of cervical cancer

Primary-care prevention of cervical cancer

To reduce the mortality and incidence of this disease, clinicians must be aware of the most recent vaccination and screening guidelines.

Evaluation and treatment of acute cerebral ischemia

Evaluation and treatment of acute cerebral ischemia

To ensure that therapeutic interventions begin in time, providers must be able to recognize the clinical presentation of an acute ischemic stroke.

New paradigms in managing chronic kidney disease

New paradigms in managing chronic kidney disease

To slow the progression to end-stage renal disease, primary-care clinicians must be able to identify, screen, treat, and educate at-risk individuals.

A collaborative approach to myasthenia gravis

A collaborative approach to myasthenia gravis

This chronic autoimmune disorder is caused by antibodies that block muscle cells from receiving neurotransmitters from the nerve cell.

Updated standards for CCHD screening: Pulse-oximetry pearls and statewide protocols, Part 3

Updated standards for CCHD screening: Pulse-oximetry pearls and statewide protocols, Part 3

Improved pulse-oximetry standards translate into more sensitive critical congenital heart disease screening.

CCHD screening guidelines: Implementation of standardized protocols, Part 2

CCHD screening guidelines: Implementation of standardized protocols, Part 2

Taking the pulse of neonatal screening for critical congenital heart disease.

Detection of hypoxemia: 
Visual observation 
versus pulse oximetry, Part 1

Detection of hypoxemia: 
Visual observation 
versus pulse oximetry, Part 1

Early diagnosis is essential to providing treatment in infants with critical congenital heart disease.

Infections, tumors and lumps affecting the scrotal content

Infections, tumors and lumps affecting the scrotal content

A lump, enlarging scrotum or pain can conjure up images of testicular ­cancer, but other conditions involving the scrotal content are possible.

Evaluating and managing 
pediatric food allergy

Evaluating and managing 
pediatric food allergy

An approach involving primary-care clinicians, and specialists — including 
allergists, gastroenterologists, nutritionists and counselors — is crucial.

Oral involvement of ­systemic diseases

Oral involvement of ­systemic diseases

Oral manifestations are often an early signal of systemic disease, so ­recognizing them can point the way to a prompt diagnosis.

HAART meds: Implications for the older adult patient

HAART meds: Implications for the older adult patient

Patients infected with HIV are living longer, which means they have more age-related comorbidities that require other medications as well.

A new understanding of 
osteoarthritis

A new understanding of 
osteoarthritis

Ongoing research and new developments hold promise for altering 
osteoarthritis and go beyond simply treating the symptoms.

Helicobacter pylori: Toward effective eradication

Helicobacter pylori: Toward effective eradication

When choosing among the available treatment options, consideration must be given to local prevalence and antibiotic resistance.

A practical guide to 
metabolic syndrome

A practical guide to 
metabolic syndrome

With obesity on the rise, more patients are at risk for metabolic 
syndrome, a diagnosis given to a set of simultaneous disorders.

Lupus and the autoimmune process in 2012

Lupus and the autoimmune process in 2012

Thanks to new prevention strategies and safer treatments, patients are surviving almost as long as their counterparts without lupus.

Urinary incontinence in the older female population

Urinary incontinence in the older female population

Despite what clinicians and patients think, accurate evaluation and targeted interventions can relieve symptoms and improve quality of life.

Management of diabetic 
ketoacidosis in adults

Management of diabetic 
ketoacidosis in adults

When developing a plan of care for individuals in diabetic ketoacidosis — an acute complication of diabetes — search for the inciting stressor.

Dyspnea with comorbid heart failure and COPD

Dyspnea with comorbid heart failure and COPD

There are guidelines for the management of each as a separate condition, but how do you evaluate and treat them when they appear together?

Screening for functional deficits in older adults

Screening for functional deficits in older adults

Assessment of functional impairments in an aging population is one of the most daunting challenges facing primary-care clinicians.

Therapeutic strategies for bacterial conjunctivitis

Therapeutic strategies for bacterial conjunctivitis

Resistance has compromised the effectiveness of all ophthalmic antibiotics, but new topical treatment options are available.

Taking back control: the fight against obesity

Taking back control: the fight against obesity

As obesity rates continue to rise, primary-care clinicians remain integral in assessing, diagnosing, and treating this worldwide epidemic.

An update on treatments for sleep disorders

An update on treatments for sleep disorders

Insomnia affects the mind as well as the body. Treatment should combine psychological intervention, behavioral change, and possibly drug therapy.

Gouty arthritis: How to make the diagnosis

Gouty arthritis: How to make the diagnosis

This painful disease greatly impacts the daily lives of those who suffer from it. Diagnosis, treatment, and lifestyle modification can ease long-term effects

Diagnosis and management of celiac disease in adults

Diagnosis and management of celiac disease in adults

As this condition becomes more prevalent in primary care, clinicians need to emphasize the importance of lifelong adherence to a gluten-free diet.

Treating giant cell arteritis to avoid complications

Treating giant cell arteritis to avoid complications

Seen primarily in individuals older than age 50 years, this inflammatory disorder is characterized by headache, jaw pain, and vision difficulties.

Oral lesions caused by human papillomavirus

Oral lesions caused by human papillomavirus

Commonly found in the oral cavity, HPV lesions may persist or relapse spontaneously and occasionally require surgical excision.

Controversy over fish oil's cardioprotective effects

Controversy over fish oil's cardioprotective effects

Trial results poured cold water on claims that omega-3s prevent heart attacks. What does the future hold for these popular supplements?

New strategies to treat primary dysmenorrhea

New strategies to treat primary dysmenorrhea

Painful menstrual cramps are a quality-of-life issue for many. Clinicians should know what nonpharmacologic treatment options are available.

Osteoporosis screening in postmenopausal women

Osteoporosis screening in postmenopausal women

New management strategies include the use of Web-based tools, an emphasis on lifestyle approaches, and early pharmaceutical intervention.

Screening for functional deficits in older adults

Screening for functional deficits in older adults

Assessment of functional impairments in an aging population is one of the most daunting challenges facing primary-care clinicians.

Tissue changes associated with vaginal atrophy

Tissue changes associated with vaginal atrophy

Developing effective treatment regimens requires an understanding of how tissue changes are affected by estrogen or alternative therapies.

Imaging options for patients with acute abdominal pain

Imaging options for patients with acute abdominal pain

Each of the three primary modalities—plain films, diagnostic ultrasound, and CT scan—must be weighed against their strengths and weaknesses.

Alzheimers management from diagnosis to late stage

Alzheimers management from diagnosis to late stage

Caring for a patient with Alzheimers disease involves more than assessment and treatment. Education and legal issues must also be considered.

Common pediatric hip diseases in primary care

Common pediatric hip diseases in primary care

Left untreated, these childhood conditions could have lasting effects. Our experts explain three of the most common hip disorders you'll see.

New drug options for dementia and Parkinson's disease

New drug options for dementia and Parkinson's disease

A thorough understanding of the therapies available to patients with dementia or Parkinson's disease is essential to improving outcomes.

Oral pathology for the primary-care clinician

Oral pathology for the primary-care clinician

Become familiar with the cause, characteristics, and appropriate treatment of the most frequently seen conditions of the mouth, tongue, and gums.

What lies behind the vitamin D revolution?

What lies behind the vitamin D revolution?

Once known primarily for maintaining bone strength, vitamin D is now thought to contribute to prevention of colon, prostate, and breast cancers.

Adult depression: Treating by subtype for success

Adult depression: Treating by subtype for success

Instead of attempting to treat the broad categories, primary-care clinicians should focus on symptoms or features that identify a specific subtype.

Intrauterine Contraception: Who, Why, and How

Intrauterine Contraception: Who, Why, and How

Target Audience: Nurse practitioners with an interest in contraception.This monograph focuses on intrauterine contraception, featuring a case-based look at identifying appropriate contraceptive choices that factor in an individual woman's medical needs,reproductive goals, age, and lifestyle.

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