Clinical Procedure Workshops

Gain hands-on experience from expert faculty. Learn more about common procedures performed in a family medicine practice. At least 50 percent of course time is devoted to practicing skills. Register for one of these sessions during the overall FMX registration process. Already registered? No problem! Access your confirmation page to add a session, or contact the AAFP Member Resource Center at 800-274-2237.

Separate fee and registration required. Links to access handouts for the Clinical Procedure Workshops will be emailed directly to registered participants approximately 2 weeks prior to FMX.

Flipped classroom is a unique educational experience. First, watch an online CME video module at your convenience before you arrive at FMX. Once on site at FMX, attend the associated Clinical Procedure Workshop. Earn CME for both the online module and onsite workshop. Reminder: Completion of the online video module is a prerequisite for attending the interactive workshop on site. Registrants for the workshop will receive an email in August when the module is available to watch.

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View the searchable schedule to learn more about the CME sessions that interest you and start planning your FMX experience.

2019 Clinical Procedure Workshops Topics:

  • Acne Treatment and Procedures*
  • Acupuncture and Manipulation Techniques for Pain Management
  • Aesthetic Dermal Filler Injections for Facial Rejuvenation*
  • Cosmetic Botulinum Toxin Injections – Advanced*
  • Cosmetic Botulinum Toxin Injections – Fundamentals*
  • Dermoscopy for Skin Cancer Diagnosis with Online Module (Flipped Classroom)
  • ECG Analysis – Advanced (Flipped Classroom)
  • Electrosurgery and Cryosurgery*
  • Insertions and Removals of IUDs: Fundamentals
  • Insertions and Removals of IUDs and Contraceptive Implants: Advanced with Online Module (Flipped Classroom)
  • Musculoskeletal Injections: Joint and Soft Tissue Injections
  • Nail Procedures: Best Practices and Updates
  • Sideline Management Assessment Response Techniques (SMART) with Online Module (Flipped Classroom)
  • Soft Tissue Surgery - Advanced*
  • Soft Tissue Surgery - Fundamentals*
  • Splinting, Casting, and Wrapping with Online Module (Flipped Classroom)
  • Ultrasound of the Abdominal, Aorta, IVC and Renal/Bladder with Online Module (Flipped Classroom)
  • Ultrasound of the Liver, Gallbladder, Spleen and Peritoneal Cavity with Online Module (Flipped Classroom)
  • Ultrasound of the Musculoskeletal System with Online Module (Flipped Classroom)

*These workshops are taught using animal products (i.e., pig feet, pork shoulder, chicken).

Available Flipped Classroom Workshops

Dermoscopy for Skin Cancer Diagnosis with Online Module

  • Examine different skin lesions using dermatoscopes to determine typical pathologic patterns of types of skin cancer.
  • Utilize dermoscopy to differentiate seborrheic keratosis from melanocytic lesions.
  • Integrate checklists and evaluation tools into a dermoscopic examination of suspected skin lesions and melanoma to compile an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.
  • Conduct a cost/benefit analysis of dermatoscopes in your practice.

ECG Analysis – Fundamentals with Online Module

  • Compare and contrast the findings of ECG tests in different patient cases.
  • Relate the implications of ECG readings to potential cardiac disease.
  • Compare the findings of an ECG to a patient’s clinical presentation.
  • Compare the results of multiple ECG findings from the same patient.

Insertions and Removals of IUDs and Contraceptive Implants: Advanced with Online Module

  • Anticipate difficulties with LARC insertions and removals.
  • List instruments and techniques needed to address these difficulties with step-by-step strategies.
  • Describe non-coercive counseling approach when a patient requests a premature removal.

Sideline Management Assessment Response Techniques (SMART) with Online Module

  • Compare assessment techniques used to examine athletes with injuries that are common to specific sports.
  • Evaluate athletes for potential sprains, strains, dislocations, fractures, ligament tears, or head and neck injuries and provide stabilization as appropriate.
  • Practice the use of a Rapid Diagnosis Guide to evaluate the nature and extent of an injury and perform sideline functional assessment drills to determine athletes’ readiness to return to play.

Splinting, Casting, and Wrapping with Online Module

  • Assess injured bones or soft tissue to determine the stage and severity of the injury and determine the most effective mechanism of treatment.
  • Compare the indications for using casts, splints, or wrapping and taping.
  • Evaluate appropriate imaging modalities for patients with acute or chronic injuries that require diagnostic imaging evaluation.

Ultrasound of the Abdominal, Aorta, IVC and Renal/Bladder with Online Module

  • Describe the rationale for performing AAA screening.
  • Identify normal from abnormal abdominal aorta appearance and know when the aorta has NOT been adequately imaged.
  • Examine the IVC, and distinguish central venous overload and depletion.
  • Explain AAA screening guidelines and appropriate billing practices.
  • Identify the kidneys and bladder, identify renal obstruction, and measure bladder residual volume.

Ultrasound of the Liver, Gallbladder, Spleen, and Peritoneal Cavity with Online Module

  • Identify gallstones, gallbladder wall edema, dilated intra-hepatic bile ducts, ascites, and obvious liver parenchymal lesions such as metastases.
  • Explain the principles of ultrasound-guided paracentesis on simple phantoms
  • Scan the porta hepatis and be able to identify the portal vein.
  • Identify when the liver, gallbladder, and spleen have NOT been adequately imaged.

Ultrasound of the Musculoskeletal System with Online Module

  • Describe the sonographic appearance of normal muscle, tendon, and joint spaces.
  • Describe the sonographic appearance of muscle tears, tendinopathy, and joint effusions.
  • Identify the major muscle groups, tendons, and joints of the upper extremity.
  • Identify the major muscle groups, tendons, and joints of the lower extremity.
  • Explain the approaches to sonographically guided needle access to joints.