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Internal Medicine & Subspecialties

16th Annual Mayo Clinic Internal Medicine Update: Sedona 2013

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

Internal Medicine Update

  • Discuss the indications and contraindications for the use of the newer anticoagulants
  • Appreciate skin signs of systemic diseases
  • Discuss latest developments in hospital-based treatment of sepsis
  • Review the evaluation and management of functional bowel disorders
  • Provide an update on new developments in the management and treatment of type 2 diabetes
  • Discuss the office management of lower back pain
  • Present the rationale for the use of bio-identical hormones in treating symptoms of hormone deficiency
  • Review what's new in the diagnosis and management of sleep-related breathing disorders
  • Enhance knowledge about commonly encountered office-based gynecological problems
  • Evaluate and manage small bowel disease

Applied Quality Essentials

  • Articulate the case for patient-centered quality improvement in health care and why it is important to all of us
  • Identify, measure and prioritize opportunities for improvement
  • Select and apply appropriate quality improvement tools and methods
  • Describe how to sustain long-term improvement

Target audience: This activity is designed for the physician, scientist and allied health staff in all specialties and any others who have an interest in applying improvement quality principles in the health care setting.

Attendance at this Mayo course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.