ENT for the Primary Care Practitioner Online

Program Description

Many common ENT conditions can be managed at the primary health care level with the potential for decreasing the financial burden on patients, hospitals, and specialty referrals and improving quality of care especially in rural, underserved areas. Common ENT conditions account for a substantial portion of billing in office and hospital revenue, which translates to large expenditures in ambulatory and emergency department utilization and resources. Integrating ENT expertise into continuing educational and training programs of primary care practitioners offers an opportunity to offset the limited exposure and training in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and provide future direction in meeting the changing healthcare landscape. This targeted, educational CME program features cost effective procedural learning, demonstrations, and take-home tools to enhance the practitioners’ knowledge, skills, and competence in clinical practice. 

Course Format

This course is presented in an online, video and narrated slide presentation format with procedure demonstrations and panel discussion. There are five modules that require completion in sequence. The course is available 24/7 and can be completed at your convenience.

Module 1: Sinusitis and the Primary Care Practice   (approx 2 hours to complete)
Module 2: Allergies and the Primary Care Practice  (approx 2 hours to complete)
Module 3: Hearing Loss and the Primary Care Practice  (approx 1 hour to complete)
Module 4: OMM-OMT and the Primary Care Practice  (approx 30 minutes to complete)
Module 5: ENT Panel Discussion  (approx 30 minutes to complete)

This course includes:

  1. Pre-test
  2. Video Modules
  3. Post-test
  4. Course evaluation
  5. Certificate

Time to Complete: Approximately six hours. 

You will be able to download a CME certificate after successfully completing the post-test at the end of the course with a passing score (70%).

Copies of Module 1 - Module 4 powerpoint presentations can be downloaded in "Attachments" below.

Fee: $150.00 (discounts applied at cart level) 

Physicians$150.00
PAs and NPs$125.00
LMU clinical faculty, alumni, and preceptors$100.00
Residents$75.00

Review Date: August 14, 2017
Original Release Date: September 20, 2017
Expiration Date: December 31, 2018

Target Audience

Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and other health care providers involved in the care of ENT conditions commonly encountered in Primary Care.

Learning Objectives

Through participation in this educational CME activity, participants will have an opportunity to:

  1. Identify the patient who may benefit from evaluation and treatment of common ENT conditions including sinusitis, allergies and hearing loss.
  2. Understand the importance of the primary care practitioner in the pathophysiology, sequela, and treatment of sinusitis, allergy and hearing loss.
  3. Evaluate when to refer a patient to an ENT specialist for treatment options.
  4. Evaluate the efficacy of the flexible nasolaryngoscopy procedure as a sinus treatment option in the primary care setting.
  5. Evaluate the efficacy of an Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) on sinusitis and allergies.
  6. Identify the role of allergy screening tests as a cost-effective strategy. 
  7. Measure hearing loss and discuss options for treatment.
  8. Understand key coding and billing procedures in management of sinusitis, allergies, hearing loss and OMM.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
  • 6.00 AOA CME Credit
  • 6.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
08/14/2017
Course expires: 
12/31/2018
Cost:
$150.00
Rating: 
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Leonard W. Brown, MD, FACS
Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Associates, Knoxville, TN
Member, American Board of Otolaryngology
Past Chair, Board of Governors – American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery



Juanita Brown, DO
Assistant Professor of OMM
Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM)

 


Lee Cottrell, AuD. CCC-A
Farragut Hearing Aids & Audiology, Knoxville, TN
American Speech Language Hearing Association

 


Mark T Gurley, MD, FAAOA
Farragut ENT and Allergy, Knoxville, TN
Member, American Board of Otolaryngology, American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy,
American Academy of Sleep Medicine



Susan Raschal, DO, FACAAI, FAAAI
Covenant Allergy & Asthma Care
Member, American Board of Allergy & Immunology
Chattanooga, TN

 

J. Michael Wieting, DO, M.Ed, FAOCPMR-D, FAAOE, FAAPMR
Senior Associate Dean
Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM)
Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM)

 


Jan Zieren, DO, MPH, FACOFP dist
Associate Professor of Family Medicine
LMU-DCOM

 

Financial relationships and disclosures can be found on the Planning Committee and Speaker Diclosures below.

Speaker bios.pdf

Planning Committee - ENT Primary Care.pdf

Speaker Disclosures - ENT Primary Care.pdf

The Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. The Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) designates this program for a maximum of 6.0 AOA Category 1-B credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM) is accredited by the Maine Medical Association’s Council on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation (MMA CCMEA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. UNECOM designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM and 6.0 University of New England contact hours for non-physicians.  Contact hours may be submitted by non-physician, non-PA health professionals for continuing education credits.

The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AOA Category 1-A Credit and AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 6.0 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program accepts certificates of participation for educational activities sponsored by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) for continuing medical education (CME). Nurse practitioners may receive one-to-one credit for a maximum of 6.0 (CE) continuing education for completing this program.

Physicians and other attendees should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity. 

Available Credit

  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
  • 6.00 AOA CME Credit
  • 6.00 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
08/14/2017
Course expires: 
12/31/2018
 
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Required Hardware/software

To complete this activity, users will need:

  • A device with an Internet connection
  • One of the two latest versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari (Internet Explorer is no longer supported)
  • Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML5 capable browser for video or audio playback
  • Adobe Reader or other PDF reader software for certificate viewing/printing