CME Corner

Physician’s Weekly has partnered with AKH, Inc. Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare to provide the following continuing education activities. Click on a title to read the activity (don’t forget to view the tables and figures!) and then click over to the AKH website to complete the post-test and obtain your credit.

Identifying Allergic Drug Reactions

With recent data suggesting that for each allergist in the United States there about 6,000 people reporting a penicillin allergy, this and other antibiotic allergies represent an

CME/CE: Mental Health Neglect Among Physicians

CME/CE: Assessing Appropriate Use of Vascular Access Devices

CME/CE: Talking to Teens About Vaccination

Talking to Teens About Vaccination

Despite increases in recent years, adolescent immunization rates in the United States fall short of Healthy People 2020 goals for several routinely recommended vaccines, leaving millions of

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: SABCS 2017

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: CHEST 2017

Conference Highlights: CHEST 2017

Shared Decision Making & Lung Cancer Screening Shared decision-making for lung cancer screening is recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and required for screening reimbursement

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: ACAAI 2017

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: ACEP17

CME/CE: Follow-Up & Drug Adherence After Acute Myocardial Infarction

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: IDWeek 2017

CME/CE: The Overuse of NSAIDs

CME/CE: Guidelines for Managing Breast Cancer Survivors

Conference Highlights: SABCS 2017

Arm Morbidity Rates in Young Breast Cancer Survivors With the move away from axillary node dissection among breast cancer patients in recent years, the incidence of arm

CME/CE: Changing Behaviors in HIV-Infected Smokers

CME/CE: Age, Race, & Gender Differences in Pneumococcal Disease

Changing Behaviors in HIV-Infected Smokers

Data indicate that people living with HIV smoke tobacco at a rate that is nearly three times that of the general population. Smoking significantly impacts the progression

CME/CE: COPD & Provider Accessibility

CME/CE: A Closer Look at Leftover Pain Drugs

Conference Highlights: ACEP17

Discharging PE Patients from the ED Evidence indicates that EDs are overcrowded, that length of stay is of major concern, and that decreasing hospital admissions is good

CME/CE: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy in Older Cancer Patients

CME/CE: Addressing Sugar Intake to Achieve Weight Loss

Addressing Sugar Intake to Achieve Weight Loss

For over 20 years, efforts to stop or reverse soaring rates of obesity in the United States have failed. In fact, the obesity epidemic is now a

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: IAS 2017

CME/CE: Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Recommendations

Conference Highlights: ACAAI 2017

Low Adoption of Peanut Guidelines Recently released guidelines from the NIH recommend that high-risk infants be introduced to peanut-containing foods between ages 4 and 6 months. General

CME/CE: Skin-Prick Testing for Allergic Rhinitis

CME/CE – MACRA: 5 Tips to Protect Your Practice’s Reputation

Guidelines for Managing Breast Cancer Survivors

According to national estimates, breast cancer ranks as the most common non-cutaneous malignancy among women, representing four in 10 female cancer survivors in the United States. The

CME/CE: Managing Chronic Pain in Survivors of Adult Cancers

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: ASM Microbe 2017

CME/CE: Identifying Elder Abuse in the Emergency Department

CME/CE: HIV Transmission Risk During Antiretroviral Therapy

CME/CE: Comparing Back Pain Management Strategies

CME/CE: Cardiac Rehab Benefits Older Acute Myocardial Infarction Patients

Age, Race, & Gender Differences in Pneumococcal Disease

Several studies have assessed gender differences in susceptibility to a variety of infectious diseases, including malaria, HIV, parasitic disease, and influenza. While some early studies suggest that

CME/CE Conference Highlights: AATS 2017

CME/CE: Increasing Life Expectancy in HIV

CME/CE: Guideline Update for Heart Failure Treatment

A Closer Look at Leftover Pain Drugs

Throughout the United States, the rates of prescription pain drug addiction and death continue to increase, placing a substantial burden on the nation’s healthcare system. This problem

CME/CE: Filling Prescriptions After Opioid-Related Hospitalizations

The Late Show: How should patients who arrive late be handled?

  Traffic comes to a complete stop. Although this may not seem like such an unusual thing in New York City, during the week of the United

The Story Behind Our Scores

  The report cards for clinicians in our accountable care organization (ACO) came out recently, and boy, did we fail miserably. Looking through the 59-page document, some

CME/CE – New Guidelines: Managing Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia & Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

Conference Highlights: IAS 2017

On-Demand PrEP Benefits Infrequently Sexually Active MSM Previous studies indicate that men who have sex with men (MSM) can achieve a substantial reduction in HIV-1 incidence with

CME/CE: Updated Guidance on Invasive Aspergillosis

CME/CE – ED Return Visits: Examining Outcomes & Costs

Making Sure Patients Are Safe to Go

As the academic year starts out, the interns have arrived and started to rotate through our ambulatory practice. During orientation we touch on the unusual concept of

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: ACC 2017