Women's Health for the Primary Care Provider
Course should result in participants being able to accurately recognize presenting signs and symptoms of commonly seen disorders, identify available tests for diagnosis, and their appropriate application in making a diagnosis; apply available treatment options and relevant long-term care, as may be indicated. Successful completion of this interactive program should increase confidence in diagnostic skills, prescribing the most accurate and effective course of treatment and follow up care, for improved patient outcomes.
Family Physicians and all Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about Women's Health issues.
Topics and Objectives
Breast Imaging: Mammogram, Ultrasound and MRI?
Objectives: 1) Review the data and recommendations for breast cancer screening, mammogram, ultrasound and MRI. Who should have what?
Pelvic Prolapse, Incontinence and Pelvic Pain
Objectives: 1) Review the staging and diagnosis of pelvic prolapse and the different types of incontinence, 2) Review non-surgical treatment options, including pessaries and pelvic physical therapy? 3) Review the work-up for a patient with pelvic pain, acute and chronic, 4) Discuss the most common causes of pelvic pain and how to treat them (endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, ovarian cysts)
Female Sexual Function: What’s She to Do Now That He Has Viagra? And So Much More… >
Objectives: 1) A discussion of the common sexual concerns of female patients at all ages, including reduced libido, vaginal dryness and painful intercourse, 2) Discussion of the complex nature of female sexual function 3) Discussion of lab testing and medications, 4) Understanding when it’s a change in function vs. dysfunction
Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Osteoporosis
Objectives: 1) List the major risk factors for osteoporosis, 2) Review the technologies for measuring bone mineral density, 3) Review the most important factors in determining whether your patient should be treated for osteoporosis, and what should that treatment be?
Diagnosis and Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Objectives: 1) Review the common symptoms and presentations of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) 2) Describe current and preferred tests for Chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and other STDs 3) Review treatment and follow-up for these patients
Identifying and Managing OB/GYN Emergencies
Objectives: 1) Identifying and managing GYN emergencies (ectopic pregnancy, ovarian torsion, hemorrhagic corpus luteum) 2) Identifying and managing Obstetric emergencies (abruptio placenta, placenta previa, prolapsed cord, postpartum hemorrhage)
Current Guidelines for HPV and Pap Testing
Objectives: 1) Describe the natural history of HPV infection and how it relates to recent changes in screening recommendations for cervical neoplasia 2) Identify the new guidelines for frequency of Pap testing 3) Define the role of HPV testing in detecting cervical neoplasia
Gynecologic Cancers: Prevention and Early Detection
Objectives: 1) Discuss current theories on the etiologies of common gynecologic cancers 2) Discuss recent evidence regarding risk factors for, early detection of, and prevention of gynecologic cancers. 3) Appreciate the pivotal role of primary care practitioners in improving gynecologic cancer outcomes
Objectives: 1) Discuss the increasing role of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) in family planning and identify the benefits and risks and of long-acting methods 2) Describe innovations in protocols for oral contraception and discuss their potential advantages 3) Identify the available options for emergency contraception including their benefits and limitations
Hormone Therapy for Menopause: Current Data
Objectives: 1) Discuss data on the risks and benefits of HT generated since the initial publication from the Women’s Health Initiative 2) Compare and contrast contemporary pharmacologic options for HT 3) Compare the pharmacology of oral HT to that of transdermal delivery systems
Managing Menstrual Problems
Objectives: 1) Identify common causes of menstrual abnormalities and discuss their pathophysiology 2) Describe office, laboratory, and additional evaluation of menstrual abnormalities 3) Identify management options for acute and chronic abnormal uterine bleeding
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Simplified
Objectives: 1) Discuss the current understanding of the pathophysiology of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome 2) Identify management options for the gynecologic consequences of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: abnormal uterine bleeding, hirsutism, and infertility 3)Identify management options for the metabolic effects of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome