Education Station™

Keeping Your Patients on Track: An Education Station™ Enduring Web Archive on the Care of Chronic Illnesses

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Program Overview

Recent trends in medical management highlight the fact that there is an increasing need for primary care clinicians to play a bigger role in the daily management of chronic diseases that were traditionally treated by specialists. However, primary care clinicians are often not appropriately equipped to effectively manage patients with these conditions, as they are either not up-to-date with the guideline recommendations, not familiar with the need for individualization of management to suit patients’ characteristics, rushed due to the high volume of patients that they have to see, do not take full advantage of collaborating with other professionals, or are fearful of managing potential side effects of therapies. These clinicians and process-related barriers often lead to improper/inadequate management of patients. As some of these barriers relate to specific disease states that are consistently under-managed, this Education Station™ activity will deal with diabetes, hypogonadism, and major depressive disorder. Primary care clinicians frequently encounter these chronic conditions and are expected to manage them routinely in daily practice. Tools, techniques, and strategies to overcome the barriers to effective management of these chronic conditions will be discussed in this Education Station™ activity. It will begin with an overview of the selected 3 conditions; subsequently, the participants will view and listen to the audio of each of the 3 stations which specifically address one of the 3 chronic conditions. Finally, the program will conclude with closing remarks from the chair faculty.

 

 

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

MDD:

1. Utilize assessment tools and clinical interviewing to improve the screening
and diagnosis of depression
2. Select appropriate treatment modalities and monitor adherence to
antidepressant medication for optimal duration

Diabetes:

1. Adhere to guideline recommendations regarding A1C monitoring
and therapy intensification to more effectively manage
patients with diabetes
2. Collaborate with other professionals to educate patients and help
overcome patient-related barriers to adherence to therapy

Hypogonadism:

1. Utilize tools such as screening questionnaires as well as techniques to
identify men with hypogonadism
2. Select appropriate testosterone supplement delivery methods consistent
with guideline recommendations to improve patient adherence and
outcomes

This activity has expired and is no longer available for CME; however, we hope you still enjoy the education.