2020 Updates in Family Medicine – Preventive Health

2020 Updates in Family Medicine – Preventive Health


Family Medicine – Preventive Health

CME4Life continues to provide excellent CME courses on a wide range of important topics. This curriculum has something for health care professionals wanting to improve their evidence-based knowledge on patient care focusing on preventive medicine.  Let us help you improve your knowledge or provide a refresher on current guidelines and recommendations in preventive medicine. 


MODULE 1: Adult Health Screening
MODULE 2: Drug Interaction
MODULE 3: Obesity
MODULE 4: Pediatric Immunization
MODULE 5: Smoking Cessation
MODULE 6: The Sun and the Skin


The purpose of this CME Program is to develop and deliver clinically relevant, evidence-based CME activities in an effort to align practitioner’s behavior with current clinical guidelines and the evidence to improve their competence and the care they provide their patients.


Upon completion of this CME activity, through the use of clinical vignettes emphasizing Guidelines and Evidence-Based Medicine, the physician or healthcare provider should be able to formulate a differential, make a diagnosis, and develop a plan for the prevention and/or therapeutic management of the various disorders presented.


TOPIC 1: Adult Health Screening and Immunizations – Evidence-Based Approach.

Upon completion of this session, using the USPSTF and Cochrane Abstract Database, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP

  1. Apply the evidence-based recommendations for preventive screening tests for adults
  2. Determine the immunizations required for adults
  3. Appraise the side effects of adult immunizations
  4. Select the contraindications for each adult immunization and their alternative therapy
  5. Plan when screening tests can be discontinued in adults

TOPIC 2: Drug Interactions and Side Effects.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, EBM, COMP

  1. Determine the most common mechanisms for drug interactions
  2. Identify some of the most frequent culprit drugs such as Warfarin and Acetaminophen, AED’s, NSAIDs, and Statins
  3. Counsel patients regarding some of the most frequent side-effects seen with commonly used medications
  4. Employ The Joint Commission 2016 Ambulatory Care National Patient Safety Goals

TOPIC 3: Obesity.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP

  1. State the epidemiology of obesity in America and the health risks associated with obesity
  2. Assess patients who are obese and determine that they are in need of treatment
  3. Recommend and utilize the ACC/AHA/TOS Guidelines for the Management of Overweight and Obese Adults with options available, including diet, exercise, medications, and bariatric surgery
  4. Employ the Endocrinology Society Guidelines on Pharmacological Management of Obesity

TOPIC 4: Pediatric Immunization Update and Challenges of Vaccine Refusal.

Upon completion of this session, using information published by the CDC and AAP, the participant  should be able to: GL, COMP

  1. Describe the relevant epidemiology of specific vaccine-preventable diseases
  2. Appropriately use vaccines according to ACIP and AAP recommendations
  3. Incorporate and apply the significant changes and updates to the current ACIP/AAP recommendations
  4. Approach the problem of vaccine refusal and provide clinical strategies to effect parental education and cooperation

TOPIC 5: Smoking Cessation.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP

  1. Recognize the role of smoking in disease etiology and the Health Consequences as identified in the 2014 Surgeon General and CDC Report
  2. Develop methods of how to recognize influence and build confidence in a patients’ ability to quit smoking as per the AHCPR Guidelines
  3. Utilize techniques and develop resources to enhance a patients’ ability to stop smoking, such as the NCI and smokefree.gov
  4. Recognize the various benefits or advantages, indications and contraindications for use of the various available drugs and devices to assisting your patient in smoking cessation

TOPIC 6: The Sun and the Skin: Photoaging, Non- Melanoma Skin Cancer, Photodermatosis and Sunscreens.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP

  1. Assess clinical signs that distinguish non- melanoma skin cancers and precancerous lesions
  2. Determine appropriate sun protective measures for patients
  3. Design treatment algorithms for common skin cancers, to include the AAD recommendations for African Americans
  4. Recommend proper sunscreen application behavior to decrease rate of development of actinic keratosis

AAPA Credit Value:

2020 Updates in Family Medicine – Preventive Health
Approved for 6 AAPA Category 1 CME Credits.

This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 6 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid from 9/7/2020 to 9/7/2021 . PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. AAPA reference number: CME-201026.

2020 Updates in Family Medicine – Preventive Health

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