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Network for Continuing Medical Education

Works: 1,517 works in 2,593 publications in 1 language and 27,084 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Classifications: HV6626.3, 362.6
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Identifying and managing depression by Joseph Deltito ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Depression is a pandemic problem, affecting all segments of our population regardless of age, race, or socioeconomic status. While brief bouts of depression are a normal part of living, major depression profoundly impairs a person's functional ability and costs our society millions of dollars in lost wages and health care utilization. Debilitating as it is, depression often goes unrecognized in the primary care setting. Dr. Deltito provides some background on depression and offers tips for clinically recognizing this common problem. He discusses the role of screening and reviews current treatments. Dr. Deltito also reviews depression in three special patient populations: children, new mothers, and those with seasonal affective disorder. The program concludes with case presentations that demonstrate how to evaluate depression in a clinical setting
Transesophageal echocardiography for the anesthesiologist ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anesthesiologist and surgeon benefit from utilization of transesophageal echocardiography by ability to both assess the hemodynamic function of a patient during cardiac surgery and to use information provided by imaging for making intraoperative decisions. An ultrasonic probe is positioned at various points along the esophagus to image the internal structures of the heart and alternately to monitor blood flow using a doppler application
Elder abuse detection, management, and prevention by Barbara E. C Paris ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This program teaches how to recognize elderly patients who are at risk for or who are victims of mistreatment and presents techniques to protect and monitor victims of elder abuse and neglect
No-scalpel vasectomy by Joseph E Davis ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Compares the surgical techniques used in standard vasectomy procedures with those of no-scalpel vasectomy. Discusses the benefits of this infection and pain, as well as, advantages to the surgeon in terms of reduction of time required for the procedure and simplification of instrumentation
Polypharmacy in the aged by Cynthia Cheng ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Polypharmacy in the aged is a major patient safety issue in the United States today. Medication errors due to polypharmacy can involve severe and even life-threatening side effects or drug interactions. This video reviews the causes of polypharmacy in the elderly and identifies patients who are at risk for medication errors due to polypharmacy. It also discusses steps that primary care physicians can take to reduce the risk for medication errors in elderly patients who are taking multiple drugs to treat coexisting conditions. The use of a handheld electronic device such as a personal digital assistant (PDA) to assess potential medication errors is emphasized, as is the vital role of the pharmacist in helping to identify medications that are more likely to cause severe adverse effects or drug interactions in the elderly. Two hypothetical patient cases based on real-life situations are presented to illustrate how to assess and manage elderly patients who are at risk for polypharmacy-related adverse effects. Tips for educating elderly patients and their caregivers on how to avoid complications from prescription drugs and from over-the-counter medications and herbal agents also are provided
Management of bipolar disorder from acute mania to maintenance a case-based approach by Glenn W Currier ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The program Management of Bipolar Disorder From Acute Mania to Maintenance: A Case-Based Approach uses actual case examples to illustrate effective strategies for identifying and managing acute manic episodes of bipolar disorder and for maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder. It explains when psychiatric referral and/or consultation by primary care physicians is warranted and discusses the role of primary care physicians in the management of patients with bipolar disorder when access to psychiatric services is limited or lacking
Infectious disease control by Richard A Garibaldi ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this video, Dr. Richard Garibaldi and Dr. Michael Grey discuss practical steps and precautions to prevent the spread of infectious disease during doctor-patient interactions in the office, clinic, nursing home, and other primary care settings. The relationship between infection control and patient safety is emphasized. Special attention is given to preventing the spread of blood-borne infections, respiratory infections, and catheter-related urinary tract infections. The video also addresses the importance of educating patients about the relationship between antibiotic overuse and the potential spread of infection in the community. Teaching points are conveyed within the context of representative cases that are often encountered by primary care physicians. Clinicians are referred to the latest patient safety recommendations and infection control guidelines available online from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
Chronic cough by Richard S Irwin ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the United States, cough is the single most common complaint of adult patients to their primary care physicians. Chronic cough - a persistently troublesome cough lasting at least three weeks - is most often due to postnasal drip syndrome, asthma, or gastroesophageal reflux disease. Other causes include chronic bronchitis from cigarette smoking, bronchiectasis, or ACE inhibitor therapy. Once diagnosed, targeted therapies have an excellent chance of success, leaving only a limited role for nonspecific antitussive agents
Tuberculosis in the workplace and the community the role of the primary care physician in the early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of tuberculosis in patients without HIV infection by Lee B Reichman ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Although tuberculosis (TB) rates in the United States are at historic lows, TB still occurs each year in health care institutions, nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, schools, industrial sites, prisons, and other community settings. This program discusses the role of the primary care physician in the early detection and prompt treatment of TB in the community. It focuses on the non-HIV patient with active TB. Epidemiology, risk factors, symptoms, and transmission of TB are reviewed. Special attention is given to the diagnosis of active TB in foreign-born and native-born individuals who are at high risk for TB. Treatments for active and latent TB are summarized. Reliance upon directly observed therapy is stressed, as is the need for ongoing communication among general practitioners and local public health officials, especially in communities where the risk of TB is high. This telecourse is based at the New Jersey Medical School National Tuberculosis Center, one of the foremost TB clinics in the nation. Viewers are referred to Web site materials on TB assessment and patient care, published online by the New Jersey Medical School National Tuberculosis Center
Management of stress incontinence ( Visual )
6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents various urodynamic procedures which can manage most problems related to female stress incontinence. Reviews the essentials of a thorough evaluation and demonstrates approaches to both nonsurgical and surgical treatment
Alzheimer's disease clearing up confusion by Jay Lombard ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a devastating form of dementia that exacts a severe toll on millions of senior citizens and those who care for them. Confusion over AD remains the general status quo for patients and physicians alike, because the exact cause of illness is unknown and early detection remains elusive. The good news is that early intervention can help mitigate the patients deterioration and ease the strain that AD places on family and caregivers. In this program, Dr. Lombard offers his insights into early detection and clinical evaluation of AD, including proper interpretation of imaging studies. He also reviews treatment strategies and discusses supportive care. The program concludes with a patient presentation and clinical commentary
Sports-related injuries in children recognition and management by Terry A Adirim ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Approximately 30 million children in the United States participate in organized sports programs, and more than 30% will sustain a sports injury that is severe enough to warrant treatment by a physician or nurse. To effectively manage the care of children with sports injuries requires an appreciation of the physical and physiologic differences between children and adults that may cause children to be more vulnerable to injury. It also requires the ability to recognize the extent of the injury, when referral is indicated, and how quickly the young athlete can return to play. Such determinations are particularly important in a child who has suffered a head injury. Dr. Adirim reviews the sports that are most often associated with injuries, the types of injuries that are commonly sustained, and the steps that should be taken in evaluating an injured child athlete and making treatment recommendations. Injury prevention and identification of children at higher risk of injury are emphasized
Managing end-of-life care by Walter L Larimore ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Helping a patient through the death process can be daunting and is rife with issues. In addition to medical challenges, there are religious/spiritual, emotional, ethical, financial, and legal matters to consider. The patient's spouse, family members, and close friends often look to the physician to coordinate these matters, and to provide guidance and support as the loved one's condition deteriorates. Dr. Larimore provides a comprehensive review of the physical and mental aspects of death and dying, and offers advice for helping patients and their families transition smoothly through the patient's end of life
Sexually transmitted diseases excluding HIV/AIDS by Harry G Adams ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Among industrialized countries, the United States has the highest prevalence and incidence rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). It is estimated that each year, approximately 15 million Americans acquire a new STD. Several STDs are notifiable infectious diseases that must be reported to the local health department: syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and chancroid. In addition, numerous other infections that are sexually transmitted require timely treatment and careful follow-up. It is essential that health care professionals communicate to their patients the importance of sexual health, STD prevention, and partner notification. The potential consequences and sequelae of untreated STDs can lead to long-term complications. Other STDs that are commonly encountered in the primary care setting in the United States are genital. herpes; nongonococcal urethritis or cervicitis, which can be caused by Chlamydia trachomatis; human papilloma virus (HPV) infection, which may manifest as genital warts or cause cervical squamous intraepithelial lesions and cervical cancer; and pelvic inflammatory disease, or PID. Dr. Harry Adams discusses STDs from a syndromic perspective by considering a series of case studies. Clinical presentation and examination, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of each case provides insights into the challenges physicians face in the clinical management of their STD patients
Medical management of brain attack and stroke by Marian P LaMonte ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stroke or "brain attack" is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Brain attack is a term used to describe the urgency required in treating patients who have early symptoms of a cerebral infarction during which there is potential to reverse its effects. A patient who sustains a brain attack needs to be brought to neurologic attention within the same time frame as a patient who has a heart attack. While the consequences of a brain attack or stroke can be devastating, evidence indicates that timely intervention with thrombolytic therapy can lead to improved patient outcomes. Dr. LaMonte reviews the professional guidelines for rapid clinical assessment and stabilization of a patient who has sustained an acute ischemic stroke, including appropriate use of imaging studies. She also discusses current treatment recommendations, focusing particularly on the roles of tissue plasminogen activator, antiplatelet agents, and anticoagulants, and describes measures to improve recovery and prevent complications. Dr. LaMonte concludes the program by sharing helpful suggestions for reducing patients risk of a brain attack or stroke
Obesity epidemic. : by Kathryn Kolasa ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This video is the second of a two-part series on the evaluation and management of adult obesity, which has become a major epidemic in the United States. Dr. Kathryn Kolasa and her colleagues discuss the appropriate use of over-the-counter and prescription medications to control obesity; the relationship between obesity in childhood and in adulthood; screening of patient-candidates for gastric bypass surgery based on body mass index and the presence of comorbidities; follow-up primary care for bariatric surgery patients; and community education strategies to help control obesity. Teaching points are presented within the context of actual physician-patient interactions. Special emphasis is given to the role of the family physician as role model and community educator in the nationwide effort to control the current obesity epidemic. The video concludes with a series of brief interviews between Dr. Kolasa and her family physician colleagues on the management of adult obesity
Anesthesia in a nutshell by Saundra E Curry ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anesthesiologists play a critical role in the management of the surgical patient. They are responsible for providing sedation and pain control, as well as resuscitation and airway and hemodynamic management. From the initial preoperative assessment, to patient monitoring for intraoperative effects of anesthesia, through the postoperative setting, the practice of anesthesia entails providing patient comfort, safety, and critical care, and anticipating and preventing any potential untoward events. This video provides a succinct, practical review of preanesthesia evaluation and perioperative management. It discusses initial patient evaluation and preparation for anesthesia, the risks of anesthesia, the anesthetic plan (general versus regional anesthesia), appropriate use of sedation and analgesia, patient monitoring for inoperative effects of anesthesia, handling unexpected problems intraoperatively and postoperatively, and postoperative pain management. The importance of skill in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and advanced cardiac life support is emphasized
The aging eye and timely intervention part 2 by Cynthia J MacKay ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. Cynthia MacKay discusses major age-related eye problems such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and retinal tears and detachments, combining an exploration of the pathophysiology of the aging eye with practical tips on diagnosis and management
Recognizing and managing anxiety disorders by Alan Siegel ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this program, Alan Siegel discusses generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder, and specific phobias and offers practical advice for diagnosis. The program also discusses available treatment options
Controlling medical costs by Lawrence D Brown ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The cost of medical care in the United States is spiraling out of control. While increased awareness is an important step toward resolving the problem, the issue is complex and the solutions are not simple. Do we as a society even know what we need from healthcare reform? Shold we go toward a system of socialized medicine--a "single-payer" system designed along the lines of one of the many models that exist in Canada and virtually every other developed nation? Or is the answer a return to private funding? What do we need to do to address the needs of the uninsured--a population that continues to grow? Dr. Lawrence Brown invites Dr. Duane Cady and Dr. Oliver Fein to present their models for a solution to the problem ; he then leads them in a lively--and provocative--debate of medical cost-containment issues
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