Educational Objectives

Educational Objectives

UpToDate in Allergy and Immunology

Goals and Objectives

This program will provide allergists and immunologists with current answers to clinical questions. With UpToDate, you will be able to:

  • Integrate the most current information on aspects of allergy and immunology into practice
  • Recognize the clinical manifestations of allergic and immunologic disorders and describe current options for diagnosis, management, and therapy, including the efficacy, doses, and interactions of individual drugs
  • Access the treatment and desensitization protocols used by experts in specific allergic disorders

All of our topics are written exclusively for UpToDate by clinicians for clinicians. Thousands of your colleagues serve as authors, editors and peer reviewers. Our content is comprehensive and fully referenced and is subject to an extensive peer review process to ensure that the information and recommendations are accurate and reliable.
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UpToDate in Anesthesiology

Goals and Objectives

This program will provide anesthesiologists with current answers to clinical questions. With UpToDate, you will be able to:

  • Integrate the most current information on aspects of anesthesiology into practice
  • Recognize the impact of a wide variety of diseases and disorders on patients in the perioperative period, and necessary considerations to be incorporated in the plan for and provision of anesthetic care, including airway management
  • Summarize the evidence supporting current strategies for evaluation and management of patients in the pre- and postoperative periods
  • Develop effective strategies for the provision of anesthesia care to patients undergoing general and specialty surgical operations, as well as obstetrical, radiological, and other medical procedures requiring anesthesia
  • Appraise the most current evidence on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of perioperative complications
  • Formulate evidence-based recommendations for assessment and management of acute and postoperative pain, and common chronic pain conditions, including the use of pharmacologic and regional anesthetic techniques
  • Develop effective strategies for clinical management of critically ill surgical patients, including airway management and cardiac and pulmonary resuscitation

All of our topics are written exclusively for UpToDate by clinicians for clinicians. Thousands of your colleagues serve as authors, editors and peer reviewers. Our content is comprehensive and fully referenced and is subject to an extensive peer review process to ensure that the information and recommendations are accurate and reliable.
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UpToDate in Cardiovascular Medicine

Goals and Objectives

This program will provide cardiologists with current answers to clinical questions. With UpToDate, you will be able to:

  • Integrate the most current information on aspects of cardiovascular disease into practice
  • Recognize the clinical manifestations of cardiovascular disorders and describe current options for diagnosis, management, and therapy, including the efficacy, doses, and interactions of individual drugs
  • Evaluate and treat cardiovascular manifestations of systemic disorders
  • Identify risk factors for and strategies to prevent cardiovascular disorders
  • Access the most current information on related problems in internal medicine, for example hypertension and diabetes

All of our topics are written exclusively for UpToDate by clinicians for clinicians. Thousands of your colleagues serve as authors, editors and peer reviewers. Our content is comprehensive and fully referenced and is subject to an extensive peer review process to ensure that the information and recommendations are accurate and reliable.
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UpToDate in Dermatology

Goals and Objectives

This program will provide dermatologists with current answers to clinical questions. With UpToDate, you will be able to:

  • Integrate the most current information on medical and procedural dermatology into practice
  • Review the clinical and pathologic manifestations of diseases of the skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes through informative text and clinical photographs
  • Obtain current, evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis, management, and prevention of diseases of the skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes
  • Follow the most recent developments in related specialties, including, but not limited to, rheumatology, allergy and immunology, infectious diseases, oncology, and others

All of our topics are written exclusively for UpToDate by clinicians for clinicians. Thousands of your colleagues serve as authors, editors and peer reviewers. Our content is comprehensive and fully referenced and is subject to an extensive peer review process to ensure that the information and recommendations are accurate and reliable.
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UpToDate in Adult and Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Goals and Objectives

This program will provide clinicians involved in emergency care with current answers to clinical questions. With UpToDate, you will be able to:

  • Integrate the most current information on topics in adult and pediatric emergency medicine into practice
  • Understand the best approach to the critically ill or injured patient
  • Recognize the clinical manifestations of emergent and general medical conditions, and understand the current options for evaluation and diagnosis
  • Learn about the most recent developments in the treatment of emergent and general medical conditions
  • Follow the most recent developments in related medical specialties, including pediatrics, cardiology, critical care, toxicology, neurology, and infectious disease, as they pertain to emergency care

All of our topics are written exclusively for UpToDate by clinicians for clinicians. Thousands of your colleagues serve as authors, editors and peer reviewers. Our content is comprehensive and fully referenced and is subject to an extensive peer review process to ensure that the information and recommendations are accurate and reliable.
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UpToDate in Endocrinology and Diabetes

Goals and Objectives

This program will provide endocrinologists with current answers to clinical questions. With UpToDate, you will be able to:

  • Integrate the most current information on aspects of endocrinology and diabetes into practice
  • Recognize the clinical manifestations of endocrine and metabolic disorders and describe current options for diagnosis, management, and therapy, including the efficacy, doses, and interactions of individual drugs
  • Evaluate and treat endocrine and metabolic manifestations of systemic disorders
  • Identify risk factors for and strategies to prevent endocrine and metabolic disorders

All of our topics are written exclusively for UpToDate by clinicians for clinicians. Thousands of your colleagues serve as authors, editors and peer reviewers. Our content is comprehensive and fully referenced and is subject to an extensive peer review process to ensure that the information and recommendations are accurate and reliable.
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UpToDate in Family Medicine and General Practice

Goals and Objectives

This program will provide family medicine clinicians with current answers to clinical questions. With UpToDate, you will be able to:

  • Integrate the most current information on aspects of family medicine and general practice into practice
  • Recognize the clinical manifestations of a wide variety of diseases and disorders and describe current options for diagnosis, management, and therapy, including the efficacy, doses, and interactions of individual drugs in all of internal medicine
  • Evaluate and treat system-specific manifestations of systemic disorders
  • Educate patients regarding screening and prevention

All of our topics are written exclusively for UpToDate by clinicians for clinicians. Thousands of your colleagues serve as authors, editors and peer reviewers. Our content is comprehensive and fully referenced and is subject to an extensive peer review process to ensure that the information and recommendations are accurate and reliable.
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UpToDate in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Goals and Objectives

This program will provide gastroenterologists with current answers to clinical questions. With UpToDate, you will be able to:

  • Integrate the most current information on aspects of gastrointestinal and biliary tract disease and endoscopy into practice
  • Recognize the clinical manifestations of gastrointestinal and biliary tract disease and describe current options for diagnosis, management, and therapy, including the efficacy, doses, and interactions of individual drugs
  • Evaluate and treat gastrointestinal manifestations of systemic disorders
  • Identify risk factors for and strategies to prevent gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary disorders

All of our topics are written exclusively for UpToDate by clinicians for clinicians. Thousands of your colleagues serve as authors, editors and peer reviewers. Our content is comprehensive and fully referenced and is subject to an extensive peer review process to ensure that the information and recommendations are accurate and reliable.
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UpToDate in General Surgery

Goals and Objectives

This program will provide surgeons with current answers to clinical questions. With UpToDate, you will be able to:

  • Integrate the most current information on topics in surgery and surgical specialties into practice
  • Understand the evidence supporting current strategies for evaluation and management of challenges in emergency and elective surgical care
  • Recognize the clinical manifestations and understand current options for diagnosis of surgical disease
  • Understand the comprehensive management of surgical illnesses, including critical intraoperative decision making
  • Access current treatment algorithms from leading authorities in surgery
  • Follow the most recent developments in related surgical specialties and subspecialties including: surgical critical care, trauma surgery, surgical oncology, breast surgery, endocrine surgery, colorectal surgery, bariatric surgery, minimally invasive surgery, vascular and endovascular surgery, thoracic surgery, plastic surgery, head and neck surgery, and urology

All of our topics are written exclusively for UpToDate by clinicians for clinicians. Thousands of your colleagues serve as authors, editors and peer reviewers. Our content is comprehensive and fully referenced and is subject to an extensive peer review process to ensure that the information and recommendations are accurate and reliable.
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UpToDate in Geriatrics

Goals and Objectives

This program will provide geriatricians with current answers to clinical questions. With UpToDate, you will be able to:

  • Integrate the most current information on aspects of geriatric medicine into medicine
  • Recognize the clinical manifestations in a geriatric population of a wide variety of diseases and disorders; describe current options for diagnosis, management, and therapy, with recognition of particular needs of the geriatric patient that affect decisions regarding screening, diagnosis, and treatment options
  • Understand the complexity of age-related physiologic and pathologic changes in multiple systems, and the management of patients with multiple chronic illnesses
  • Educate patients and caregivers regarding screening, disease prevention, treatment aimed to maximize functional independence, and end-of-life care

All of our topics are written exclusively for UpToDate by clinicians for clinicians. Thousands of your colleagues serve as authors, editors and peer reviewers. Our content is comprehensive and fully referenced and is subject to an extensive peer review process to ensure that the information and recommendations are accurate and reliable.
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UpToDate in Hematology

Goals and Objectives

This program will provide hematologists with current answers to clinical questions. With UpToDate, you will be able to:

  • Integrate the most current information on aspects of hematology into practice
  • Recognize the clinical manifestations of hematologic disorders and describe current options for diagnosis, management, and therapy, including the efficacy, doses, and interactions of individual drugs
  • Evaluate and treat hematologic manifestations of systemic disorders
  • Identify risk factors for and strategies to prevent hematologic disorders

All of our topics are written exclusively for UpToDate by clinicians for clinicians. Thousands of your colleagues serve as authors, editors and peer reviewers. Our content is comprehensive and fully referenced and is subject to an extensive peer review process to ensure that the information and recommendations are accurate and reliable.
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UpToDate in Hospital Medicine

Goals and Objectives

This program will provide clinicians working in the medical hospital setting with current answers to clinical questions. With UpToDate, you will be able to:

  • Integrate the most current information in hospital medicine into practice
  • Recognize the clinical manifestations of a wide variety of diseases and disorders
  • Describe current options for diagnosis, management, and therapy, including the efficacy, doses and interactions of individual drugs utilized in hospital medicine
  • Evaluate and treat system-specific manifestations of systemic disorders
  • Provide consultative services in regard to the perioperative medical evaluation
  • Educate patients regarding management of illness during and after hospitalization

All of our topics are written exclusively for UpToDate by clinicians for clinicians. Thousands of your colleagues serve as authors, editors and peer reviewers. Our content is comprehensive and fully referenced and is subject to an extensive peer review process to ensure that the information and recommendations are accurate and reliable.
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UpToDate in Infectious Diseases

Goals and Objectives

This program will provide infectious disease specialists with current answers to clinical questions. With UpToDate, you will be able to:

  • Integrate the most current information on aspects of infectious diseases into practice
  • Recognize the clinical manifestations of infectious diseases and describe current options for diagnosis, management, and therapy, including the efficacy, doses, and interactions of individual drugs
  • Evaluate and treat infectious manifestations of systemic disorders
  • Identify risk factors for and strategies to prevent infectious diseases

All of our topics are written exclusively for UpToDate by clinicians for clinicians. Thousands of your colleagues serve as authors, editors and peer reviewers. Our content is comprehensive and fully referenced and is subject to an extensive peer review process to ensure that the information and recommendations are accurate and reliable.
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UpToDate in Nephrology and Hypertension

Goals and Objectives

This program will provide nephrologists with current answers to clinical questions. With UpToDate, you will be able to:

  • Integrate the most current information on aspects of nephrology and hypertension into practice
  • Recognize the clinical manifestations of renal disorders and hypertension and describe current options for diagnosis, management, and therapy, including the efficacy, doses, and interactions of individual drugs
  • Evaluate and treat renal manifestations of systemic disorders
  • Identify risk factors for and strategies to prevent renal disorders and hypertension

All of our topics are written exclusively for UpToDate by clinicians for clinicians. Thousands of your colleagues serve as authors, editors and peer reviewers. Our content is comprehensive and fully referenced and is subject to an extensive peer review process to ensure that the information and recommendations are accurate and reliable.
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UpToDate in Neurology

Goals and Objectives

This program will provide neurologists with current answers to clinical questions. With UpToDate, you will be able to:

  • Integrate the most current information on aspects of neurology into practice
  • Recognize the clinical manifestations of neurologic disorders and describe current options for diagnosis, management, and therapy, including the efficacy, doses, and interactions of individual drugs
  • Evaluate and treat neurologic manifestations of systemic disorders
  • Identify risk factors for and strategies to prevent neurologic disorders

All of our topics are written exclusively for UpToDate by clinicians for clinicians. Thousands of your colleagues serve as authors, editors and peer reviewers. Our content is comprehensive and fully referenced and is subject to an extensive peer review process to ensure that the information and recommendations are accurate and reliable.
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UpToDate in Obstetrics; Gynecology; and Women's Health

Goals and Objectives

This program will provide obstetricians and gynecologists with current answers to clinical questions. With UpToDate, you will be able to:

  • Integrate the most current information on aspects of obstetrics, gynecology, and women's health into practice
  • Recognize the clinical manifestations of a wide variety of diseases and disorders and describe current options for diagnosis, management, and therapy, including the efficacy, doses, and interactions of individual drugs in all of obstetrics, gynecology, and women's health
  • Evaluate and treat system-specific manifestations of systemic disorders
  • Educate patients regarding screening and prevention

All of our topics are written exclusively for UpToDate by clinicians for clinicians. Thousands of your colleagues serve as authors, editors and peer reviewers. Our content is comprehensive and fully referenced and is subject to an extensive peer review process to ensure that the information and recommendations are accurate and reliable.
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UpToDate in Oncology

Goals and Objectives

This program will provide oncologists with current answers to clinical questions. With UpToDate, you will be able to:

  • Integrate the most current information on aspects of oncology into practice
  • Recognize the clinical manifestations of cancers and describe current options for diagnosis, management, and therapy, including the role of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery in individual malignancies
  • Identify risk factors, benefits of screening, and strategies to prevent various cancers

All of our topics are written exclusively for UpToDate by clinicians for clinicians. Thousands of your colleagues serve as authors, editors and peer reviewers. Our content is comprehensive and fully referenced and is subject to an extensive peer review process to ensure that the information and recommendations are accurate and reliable.
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UpToDate in Palliative Care

Goals and Objectives

This program will provide Palliative Care specialists with current answers to clinical questions. With UpToDate, you will be able to:

  • Integrate the most current information on palliative care into practice, including the specific clinical and psychosocial issues that are relevant to patients facing life-threatening illnesses and their families
  • Obtain evidence-based recommendations for assessment and management of pain and common non-pain symptoms in palliative care patients
  • Acquire guidance on psychosocial issues and communication skills
  • Describe the variety of settings (ambulatory and nonambulatory) in which palliative care can be delivered, and the specific patient populations for whom palliative care is appropriate
  • Address the legal, ethical, and cultural aspects of providing palliative care

All of our topics are written exclusively for UpToDate by clinicians for clinicians. Thousands of your colleagues serve as authors, editors and peer reviewers. Our content is comprehensive and fully referenced and is subject to an extensive peer review process to ensure that the information and recommendations are accurate and reliable.
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UpToDate in Pediatrics

Goals and Objectives

This program will provide pediatricians with current answers to clinical questions. With UpToDate, you will be able to:

  • Integrate the most current information on aspects of pediatrics into practice
  • Recognize the clinical manifestations of a wide variety of diseases and disorders and describe current options for diagnosis, management, and therapy, including the efficacy, doses, and interactions of individual drugs in all of pediatrics
  • Evaluate and treat system-specific manifestations of systemic disorders
  • Educate patients regarding screening and prevention

All of our topics are written exclusively for UpToDate by clinicians for clinicians. Thousands of your colleagues serve as authors, editors and peer reviewers. Our content is comprehensive and fully referenced and is subject to an extensive peer review process to ensure that the information and recommendations are accurate and reliable.
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UpToDate in Primary Care

Goals and Objectives

This program will provide primary care clinicians with current answers to clinical questions. With UpToDate, you will be able to:

  • Integrate the most current information on aspects of primary care and internal medicine into practice
  • Recognize the clinical manifestations of a wide variety of diseases and disorders and describe current options for diagnosis, management, and therapy, including the efficacy, doses, and interactions of individual drugs in all of internal medicine
  • Evaluate and treat system-specific manifestations of systemic disorders
  • Educate patients regarding screening and prevention

All of our topics are written exclusively for UpToDate by clinicians for clinicians. Thousands of your colleagues serve as authors, editors and peer reviewers. Our content is comprehensive and fully referenced and is subject to an extensive peer review process to ensure that the information and recommendations are accurate and reliable.
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UpToDate in Primary Care Sports Medicine (Adolescents and Adults)

Goals and Objectives

This program will provide primary care sports medicine clinicians with current answers to clinical questions. With UpToDate, you will be able to:

  • Integrate the most current information about sports medicine into clinical practice
  • Recognize the clinical manifestations of common and important sports-related injuries and describe current options for diagnosis, management, and prevention
  • Apply fundamental principles and evidence-based practices of rehabilitation to the treatment of injured athletes
  • Understand the unique issues that affect athletes with medical conditions, as well as the effect of training and competition on their disease
  • Understand how to approach the evaluation of common and important complaints among athletes and other participants in recreational activities
  • Understand and recognize the risk factors for sports-related injuries and conditions, and understand the basic biomechanics and training demands that predispose to injury
  • Understand the basics of fracture care in active adults and athletes, and treatment approaches that most effectively return them to activity

All of our topics are written exclusively for UpToDate by clinicians for clinicians. Thousands of your colleagues serve as authors, editors and peer reviewers. Our content is comprehensive and fully referenced and is subject to an extensive peer review process to ensure that the information and recommendations are accurate and reliable.
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UpToDate in Psychiatry

Goals and Objectives

This program will provide psychiatrists with current answers to clinical questions. With UpToDate, you will be able to:

  • Integrate the most current information on evidence-based psychiatric care into practice
  • Identify the clinical manifestations and diagnostic criteria for psychiatric disorders
  • Describe effective treatments for each disorder, including evidence-based psychotherapy, and doses, side effects, and drug interactions for individual medications
  • Select first-line treatments as well as strategies for refractory conditions

All of our topics are written exclusively for UpToDate by clinicians for clinicians. Thousands of your colleagues serve as authors, editors and peer reviewers. Our content is comprehensive and fully referenced and is subject to an extensive peer review process to ensure that the information and recommendations are accurate and reliable.
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UpToDate in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Goals and Objectives

This program will provide pulmonologists and intensivists with current answers to clinical questions. With UpToDate, you will be able to:

  • Integrate the most current information on aspects of pulmonary and critical care medicine into practice
  • Recognize the clinical manifestations of pulmonary disease or critical illness and describe current options for diagnosis, management and therapy, including the efficacy, doses, and interactions of individual drugs
  • Evaluate and treat pulmonary manifestations of systemic disorders
  • Identify risk factors for and strategies to prevent pulmonary disorders

All of our topics are written exclusively for UpToDate by clinicians for clinicians. Thousands of your colleagues serve as authors, editors and peer reviewers. Our content is comprehensive and fully referenced and is subject to an extensive peer review process to ensure that the information and recommendations are accurate and reliable.
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UpToDate in Rheumatology

Goals and Objectives

This program will provide rheumatologists with current answers to clinical questions. With UpToDate, you will be able to:

  • Integrate the most current information on aspects of rheumatology into practice
  • Recognize the clinical manifestations of rheumatologic disorders and describe current options for diagnosis, management, and therapy, including the efficacy, doses, and interactions of individual drugs
  • Evaluate and treat rheumatologic manifestations of systemic disorders
  • Identify risk factors for and strategies to prevent rheumatologic disorders

All of our topics are written exclusively for UpToDate by clinicians for clinicians. Thousands of your colleagues serve as authors, editors and peer reviewers. Our content is comprehensive and fully referenced and is subject to an extensive peer review process to ensure that the information and recommendations are accurate and reliable.
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UpToDate in Sleep Medicine

Goals and Objectives

This program will provide sleep medicine clinicians with current answers to clinical questions. With UpToDate, you will be able to:

  • Integrate the most current information on aspects of sleep medicine into practice
  • Recognize the clinical manifestations of a wide range of sleep disorders and describe current options for diagnosis, management, and therapy, including pharmacologic, device-based, surgical, and behavioral approaches
  • Understand how to approach the evaluation and treatment of sleep disturbances associated with systemic disorders
  • Identify risk factors for and strategies to prevent sleep disorders

All of our topics are written exclusively for UpToDate by clinicians for clinicians. Thousands of your colleagues serve as authors, editors and peer reviewers. Our content is comprehensive and fully referenced and is subject to an extensive peer review process to ensure that the information and recommendations are accurate and reliable.
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