CE Courses

 

 

Companies that enroll in the 2015 CE Program will receive the following courses;

 

Blood Pressure I: RED FLAGS and Critical Issues
This course will focus on implications of measuring blood pressure, hypertension diagnosis, implications of exercise blood pressure, white-coat and masked hypertension and ambulatory readings; comorbidities impacting blood pressure insurability and management of hypertension.

 

Blood Pressure II: RED FLAGS and Critical Issues
This course continues blood pressure, covering secondary and treatment-resistent hypertension, complications such as LVH, mortality and morbidity in hypertension and a separate section on underwriting blood pressure in the elderly.

 

Case Clinic: Psychiatric Disorders
15 challenging cases involving various major psychiatric conditions set in context with the full medical history.

 

Analysis of Clinical Lab Tests Not Used for Underwriting
This unique course addresses the uses and underwriting implications of clinical lab tests not used in screening applicants including used in cancer and heart disease, iron markers for chronic disease, pancreatic and celiac disease tests, markers for blood, GI, endocrine and rheumatic diseases, etc.

 

Stable Coronary Disease BEST CASE assessment
Stable CAD is readily insurable, sometimes even at standard rates. This course will identify and discuss all factors for assessing these cases to pinpoint “best cases” while dodging those at highest risk for MI and mortality.

 

Underwriting TIAs/Strokes at Younger Ages
Cerebrovascular events often occur at ages 45 and under; however, the causes and risk implications differ from older age strokes and TIAs. We will cover all aspects including RED FLAGS associated with serious underlying causes plus complications and early deaths in younger applicants.

 

Case Clinic: Cancer
This case clinic will consist of 15 multifaceted histories of more common malignancies; once again, there will also be thorough analyses of each case.

 

Anemia: Red Flags and Critical Issues
Anemia is an insidious condition with major insurability consequences in certain contexts. We will hone in on adverse factors in the more prevalent anemias, as well as the knotty problem of underwriting anemia over age 60.

 

Atrial Arrhythmias: Red Flags and Critical Issues
This course will encompass premature atrial contractions, nodal/supraventricular tachycardia and both atrial fibrillation and flutter. We will review and explain all matters bearing on their insurability as isolated events, as well as in context with known CV disease.

 

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Red Flags and Critical Issues
ADHD prevalence continues increasing in children and adults, with recent evidence of factors predicting high mortality/morbidity that are not often covered in manuals. We will look at all aspects of diagnosis, Rx, comorbidities as well as RED FLAGS in high-risk cases.

 

Peripheral Arterial Disease: Red Flags and Critical Issues
The insurability issues in PAD are often under-appreciated, especially in asymptomatic cases. This course will cover all salient aspects of PAD bearing upon to insurability and RED flags underwriters must know.

 

“Incidentalomas” (Major Unexpected Findings) on Imaging Tests
Because of widespread CT, MRI and ultrasound use, unexpected yet highly significant findings are becoming more common. We will cover the insurability issues of incidentally discovered tumors, enlarged lymph nodes, aneurysms, brain white matter hyperdensities, lung nodules and other worrisome findings (many of which are not adequately investigated by physicians or underwriters).

 

 

Course-Type Description:

 

 

Red Flag
Unlike most other underwriter educational offerings - zero in on the most important factors associated with mortality and morbidity. The latest evidence from the global medical literature is presented, often before it is even addressed in medical manuals. More general issues like disease epidemiology, diagnostic assessment and treatment are covered where specific aspects justify Red Flag status.

 

Critical Issues

Critical Issues courses cover the topic more broadly. Nevertheless, a substantial portion is devoted to Red Flags.

 

Case Clinic
These courses consist of 15 case histories presented for review, followed by in-depth analysis of each problem on each case.

 

 

For more information on topic contents, contact Hank at hank@hankgeorgeinc.com.