Accreditation The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of clinical 1.5 credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: This session will provide four difficult clinical scenarios commonly encountered in long term care patients with a review of the pathophysiology and differential diagnosis, followed by an interactive approach to determine the appropriate management.
Identify the causes of refractory edema and formulate a management plan
Discuss the significance of extreme leukocytosis as well as a systematic and cost-effective investigation and treatment strategy.
Explain the pathophysiology of heart failure complicated by renal insufficiency in patients who appear to be deteriorating despite appropriate therapy.
Differentiate cholinergic and serotonergic syndromes bases on clinical manifestations and contributing factors, and discuss management of these conditions.