Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) for the Primary Care Provider 2018

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Date & Location
Saturday, October 20, 2018 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM   Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC

Target Audience
Emergency Medicine, Gerontology, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics

Overview
Many patient visits to primary care providers are for complaints related to the ear, nose, and throat. With the ever evolving guidelines for managing common ENT disorders, it can be difficult to keep abreast of these changes. This one-day course will improve primary care practitioners’ comfort in treating ear, nose, and throat conditions, by covering the latest management strategies, technologies, and techniques for treating these conditions. It will help attendees identify indications to refer patients to specialists, and become familiar with treatment options in ENT that are available so that physicians can educate patients prior to treatment.

Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:
  1. Describe key points in the management of hearing loss and balance disorders.
  2. Identify indications for tonsillectomy and ear tubes in the pediatric and adult population.
  3. Determine appropriate management of sinus and nasal complaints.
  4. Evaluate and manage voice and airway complaints.
  5. Effectively manage Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).
  6. Identify important features in the management of head and neck tumors.
  7. Evaluate when to refer a patient to an ENT specialist, and educate patients of potential treatment options by an ENT specialist.
  8. Manage basic ENT complaints including allergic rhinitis and sinusitis.
  9. Identify indications for patients who are considering facial plastics procedures.