Manifestations and Presentations of Collagen Vascular Diseases

Rheumatology patients can present with many symptoms. This course provides primary care physicians with a review of common skin conditions related to these conditions, constitutional symptoms and which examinations should be performed to confirm diagnosis already suggested by symptoms.  

Target Audience

Family Physicians, General Internists, Hospitalists, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists and Respiratory Therapists.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the epidemiology and pathophysiology of collagen vascular diseases most commonly seen in the primary care practice and know when referral to a specialist is necessary. 
  • Identify the most common signs and symptoms of collagen vascular diseases and describe the diagnostic tests most helpful in recognizing them. 
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Am Fam Physician. 2016 Aug 15;94(4):284-94. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Primary Care Approach to Diagnosis and Management. Lam NC1, Ghetu MV, Bieniek ML.
  • Am Fam Physician. 2005 Sep 15;72(6):1037-47. Diagnosis and management of rheumatoid arthritis. Rindfleisch JA, Muller D.
  • JAMA. 2002 Jan 2;287(1):92-101. Does this patient have temporal arteritis? Smetana GW1, Shmerling RH
  • Rheumatology.org – official American College of Rheumatology website
  • Ann Rheum Dis. 2015 Feb; 74(2):326-32. Risk of major cardiovascular events in patients with psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis, and rheumatoid arthritis: a population-based cohort study. Ogdie A, et al.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ABIM MOC
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
09/01/2018
Course expires: 
09/01/2020

Joseph L. Conti, M.D., Ph.D.
Rheumatologist
Baptist, Doctors and South Miami Hospitals
Miami, Florida

Joseph L. Conti, M.D., Ph.D., has indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
              
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC  

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 1 MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points. 

Your participation information will be shared with the ACCME, which will in turn report your points to ABIM. Successful completion of a course examination is required to earn ABIM MOC points.

NOTE: ABIM MOC points will be submitted by the 15th of the month following completion.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ABIM MOC
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
09/01/2018
Course expires: 
09/01/2020
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NOTE: ABIM MOC points will be submitted by the 15th of the month following completion.

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