Internal Medicine – Geriatrics, Rheumatology and Neurology


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Internal Medicine: Geriatrics, Rheumatology and Neurology

CME4Life continues to provide excellent CME courses on a wide range of important topics. This curriculum is focused on improving clinicians’ skills and knowledge using evidence-based medicine concentrating on topics felt to be commonly seen in Internal Medicine. Let us help you improve your understanding or provide a refresher on current guidelines and treatment options in topics such as Dementia, Inflammatory
Arthritis, Vertigo and more! 


MODULE 1: Dementia
MODULE 2: Falls/Urinary Incontinence
MODULE 3: Inflammatory Arthritis
MODULE 4: Osteoarthritis
MODULE 5: Parkinson’s and Essential Tremor
MODULE 6: Vertigo


The purpose of the American Medical Seminars, Inc. (AMS) 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: Dementia.

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

  1. Detect symptoms consistent with the diagnosis of dementia
  2. Distinguish dementia from treatable conditions that have similar presentations
  3. Construct a diagnostic plan utilizing EBM and Expert Guidelines
  4. Differentiate the common Dementia syndromes and distinguish the characteristics between them
  5. Use EBM to design a treatment plan for dementia

TOPIC 2: A Practical Approach to Falls and Urinary Incontinence in the Elderly.

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

  1. Integrate the concept of multifactorial causes underlying falls and employ the American Geriatrics Society Guidelines for the Prevention of Falls and urinary incontinence in seniors
  2. Develop a full assessment approach to evaluate different causes, using detailed physical examination and functional performance evaluations
  3. Differentiate the effects of normal aging from pathologic processes and adverse drug effects as risk factors for falls and incontinence
  4. Apply NIH guidelines to formulate a preventative and therapeutic plan of care

TOPIC 3: A Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approach to the Patient Presenting with an Inflammatory Arthritis.

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

  1. Utilize the physical examination findings to narrow the differential diagnosis
  2. Use evidence based information in choosing the most appropriate lab tests in evaluating a patient presenting with an inflammatory arthritis
  3. Apply the American College of Rheumatology Classification Criteria in patients suspected of having rheumatoid arthritis
  4. Determine the most appropriate disease modifying medication for a patient based on the American College of Rheumatology treatment guidelines

TOPIC 4: Osteoarthritis: Diagnosis and Treatment in the Older Patient.

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

  1. Appraise the newer understandings of the pathophysiology of OA
  2. Distinguish the typical and atypical clinical features of OA
  3. Utilize the American College of Rheumatology guidelines for the treatment of OA of the hand, hip and knee
  4. Distinguish OA symptoms from those of other localized or generalized disorders

TOPIC 5: Parkinson’s Disease and Essential Tremor.

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

  1. Assess the clinical features of the syndrome of parkinsonism
  2. Evaluate other important typical features of Parkinson’s disease
  3. Select treatment options for management of Parkinson’s disease
  4. Distinguish among common types of tremor and devise a therapeutic plan for a patient with essential tremor

TOPIC 6: An Approach to the Dizzy Patient.

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

  1. Detect common presentations of dizziness
  2. Assess the pathophysiology of vertigo and nystagmus
  3. Apply bedside techniques to distinguish dizziness subtypes and identify dangerous causes
  4. Utilize potentially curative treatment for benign positional vertigo

AAPA Credit Value:

Internal Medicine - Geriatrics, Rheumatology and Neurology
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-201045.

Internal Medicine - Geriatrics, Rheumatology and Neurology

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