Fundamentals of Clinical Pharmacology
This curriculum will lay the foundation of clinical application of the medications we prescribe. We will discuss mechanisms of action, clinical indications, contraindications.
Enhance solid clinical judgments about the ordering and implementing pharmacotherapy.
The Foundation of Pharmacology
- Parasympathetic system – Cholinergic System
- Sympathetic system – Adrenergic System
Cardiovascular and Renal Pharmacology
- Cholesterol Lowering
- Heart Failure
Smooth Muscle Relaxation Pharmacology
- Vasoactive Agents
- Drugs to Treat Asthma
- Thyroid Hormone
- Growth Hormone
- Fertility and Reproduction
Central Nervous System Pharmacology
- CNS Depressants
- Analgesic Drugs
- GI Disorders
- Blood Disorders/anticoagulants
Fundamentals of Clinical EKG Interpretation
This curriculum will lay the foundation of clinical interpretation of EKGs in the setting of patient presentation. This is a methodical approach patterned after CME4Life’s famous curriculum, the Black Belt EKG system.
Make sound judgments decisions regarding the ordering and interpretation of radiographs.
- Anatomy of the EKG
- “R on T” phenomenon
- Rhythm strip interpretation
- QRS complex: Why is the QRS complex wide?
- Bundle Branch Block
- Hyperkalemia on ECGs
- Causes of tachycardia
- Ventricular hypertrophy
- 12 lead ECG:
- 5 causes ST segment elevation – APPLE mnemonic
- 4 causes of ST segment depression – DRIL mnemonic
- 4 causes of T wave inversion – SLIP mnemonic
- 3 causes of a wide complex QRS – CVA mnemonic
- Atrial arrhythmias
- Ventricular arrhythmias
- Unsynchronized and Synchronized shock
Fundamentals of Clinical Radiology
This curriculum will lay the foundation of clinical interpretation of plain film radiographs in the setting of patient presentation. We will also provide a system of CXR interpretation.
Make judgments about the ordering and interpretation of radiographs.
CXR interpretation – a systemic approach.
Chest: pneumothorax/ CHF/pleural effusion/ pneumonia/ lung cancer/ atelectasis/ pulmonary embolism
ABD: Surgical abdomen/ Free air/ foreign body/ constipation/ bowel obstruction
MSK: fractures/ focal bone lesion/ arthritis/ work‐up of trauma patient
Fundamentals of Laboratory Medicine
This curriculum will lay the foundation of clinical laboratory interpretation in the setting of patient presentation. John literally wrote the book on Lab Medicine called Elemental Medicine.
Make judgments about the ordering, interpretation and validity of laboratory results.
- Key electrolytes:
- Acid-Base disorders
- Renal functions
- Liver functions
- Clotting labs