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CV Prevention for the Internist: Life's Simple 7 with Dr. Lorrel Brown

Dr. Lorrel Brown is here to present something a little different: CV Prevention.  Dr. Brown first lists Life's Simple 7 approach to prevention of cardiovascular disease as well as how to apply appropriate screening methods for LS7 in clinic patients. She then discusses how to properly treat conditions associate with LS7 and and finishes by giving examples of simple recommendations for patients to move towards ideal cardiovascular health. 

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Polypharmacy: The Silent Syndrome with Dr. Demetra Antimisiaris

Dr. Demetra Antimisiaris is discusses polypharmacy, how it can be a geriatric syndrome, and different factors in medication-use practices leading to unintentional medication-related harm. She then presents a systematic approach to management of polypharmacy as well as the potential impact of proactive medication management.

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Cardiac Arrest: Can Education Improve Outcomes? with Dr. Lorrel Brown

Louisville Lectures's most requested lecturer is back! Dr. Lorrel Brown presents Cardiac Arrest and her journey to discover whether education can improve the outcomes. First, she explains the postulated reasons for the variability in survival following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest as well as the gaps between the best practices and real world practices with regards to CPR. She then defines CPR skill retention rates under current methods of instruction and finishes with different ways in which ongoing educational efforts seek to improve outcomes following cardiac arrest. 

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Malnutrition: Identifying Nutritional Risk and Implications in Patient Care with Dr. Ryan Hurt


In this presentation, Dr. Ryan Hurt discusses malnutrition by first describing the concept of nutritional risk in both hospital and ambulatory patients. He then explains how to recognize the complications associated with sarcopenia in elderly populations as well as different strategies to diagnose and treat patients at high nutritional risk.

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Screening for Depression in Primary Care with Dr. Bishop and Sara Williams

In this presentation, our Director of Digital Media, Dr. Laura Bishop is here to discuss how to screen for depression in primary care with the help of Sara Williams. Dr. Bishop shares screening tools and how to implement them efficiently into your practice while Sara Williams discusses computer-assisted Cognitive Behavior Therapy and the shift for treatment delivery.

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