17075 - Fast Fact Course 8 Prognosis in Non-Cancer Illnesses
Course Description: Prognostic indicators for patients with advanced cancer have been well-studied and described in the published medical literature. A paucity of resources, however, are available delineating prognostic considerations in non-cancer illnesses. Particularly, which clinical factors can reliably guide hospice eligibility in patients with chronic, life-limiting illnesses such as dementia, heart failure, cirrhosis, renal failure, or emphysema? Clinicians who care for patients with such illnesses should be aware of the existing medical literature regarding prognostic factors in these illnesses. With this knowledge, clinicians can better counsel patients on when to consider limits to life-prolonging interventions and/or hospice referrals. In this module, users can attain 1.0 hours of CME credit after successful completion of the following tasks:
- Content review of ten Fast Facts and Concepts covering the following topics:
- COPD prognosis
- CHF prognosis
- Dementia prognosis
- CPR survival data
- Liver failure prognosis
- Dialysis prognosis
- Anoxic brain injury prognosis
- Traumatic brain injury prognosis
- Uremic calciphylaxis
- Illness trajectories
- A score of 70% or higher on a 10 question quiz covering this content
- Completion of a course evaluation
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Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, palliative care care givers
- Describe four common illness trajectories.
- List three key prognostic indicators for five life-limiting non-cancer illnesses
- Describe at least four factors predictive of failure to survive cardio-pulmonary resuscitation
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Sean Marks, MD
David Weissman, MD
Drew Rosielle, MD
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ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse Practitioner continuing education. Provider Number: 150930.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.