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 and timeliness of care. The goal of this workshop is to provide advanced level training in the flexible nasolaryngoscopy procedure, along with an understanding of allergy and hearing loss screening, and OMM/OMT for ENT application, through realistic learning experiences, demonstrations, and hands-on skill building techniques that can be transferrable to the primary care practice. Attendees have the option to meet requirements for 1) a Certificate of Proficiency in flexible nasolaryngoscopy and/or 2) a CME Certificate.
Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and other health care providers involved in the care of ENT conditions commonly encountered in Primary Care.
- Identify the patient who may benefit from evaluation and treatment of common ENT conditions including sinusitis, allergies, and hearing loss.
- Define the indications for flexible nasolaryngoscopy, allergy testing, hearing screening procedures, and OMM/OMT for ENT related issues in the primary care setting.
- Evaluate when to refer a patient to an otolaryngologist (ENT specialist), allergist, audiologist, and OMM specialist for treatment options.
- Evaluate the efficacy of flexible nasolaryngoscopy as a sinusitis treatment option in the primary care setting.
- Evaluate the efficacy of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) for sinusitis and allergy related issues.
- Identify the role of allergy screening tests as a cost-effective strategy to assess allergy related diseases.
- Assess the efficacy of measurement of hearing loss and discuss options for treatment.
- Achieve familiarity in the use of flexible nasolaryngoscopy and/or proficiency in the flexible nasolaryngoscopy procedure.
Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Council on Continuing Medical Education (CCME) to present programs that qualify for AOA-CME Category 1 credit. LMU-DCOM and the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this educational activity for a maximum of 6.75 hours of AOA Category 1-A CME Credit.
The University of New England College f Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the Maine Medical Association’s Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians. LMU-DCOM anticipates this program being approved for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the AOA Standards of Accreditation and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Essential Areas and Policies through the joint sponsorship of University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. UNECOM is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.