Knowledge Self-Assessment (KSA) is focused on evaluating and enhancing your knowledge base in a particular topic area common to family medicine. Listed below are the current KSA topics available. To schedule a KSA activity, please log into your Physician Portfolio.
This topic has been designed to provide you with an indication of how much you know about the current state of the art in managing Asthma.
• Care of the Vulnerable Elderly
This topic draws from a variety of literature sources and elder care guidelines. The content includes the medical conditions, emergencies, neurologic/psychiatric difficulties, pharmacology and medical management, health systems and policy, and palliative care issues affecting the aging patient.
• Cerebrovascular Disease
This topic has been designed to provide you with an indication of how much you know about the current state of the art in managing cerebrovascular disease.
• Childhood Illness
This topic includes content related to the congenital/hereditary conditions, acute illness, chronic illness, trauma and toxic conditions, infections, and psychiatric/behavioral conditions encountered in young children.
• Coronary Artery Disease
This topic includes content regarding the pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management, diagnosis, epidemiology, and risk factors for coronary artery disease.
This topic includes content regarding screening for and diagnosis of depression, related medical and psychiatric conditions, special populations, pathophysiology of depression, epidemiology of depression, risk factors for depression, and bipolar disorder.
This topic includes content on screening and diagnosis, pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management, risk factors, and complications of diabetes mellitus.
• Health Behavior
This topic includes content regarding the impact of exercise, nutrition, obesity, sexual health, and tobacco and substance abuse on human health.
• Heart Failure
This topic includes content related to pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management, management of acute/decompensated heart failure, diagnosis and classification, advanced therapies, complications of therapy, and pathophysiology of heart failure.
• Hospital Medicine
This topic includes content related to management of common hospital diagnoses, prevention and management of common hospital-related complications, appropriate use of diagnostic testing in the hospital setting, discharge planning, and issues related to systems-based care.
This topic includes content related to screening and diagnosis, epidemiology, classification, pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management, risk factors, and complications of hypertension.
• Maternity Care
This topic includes content related to medical conditions and complications affecting pregnancy, peri-partum and post-partum care, and preconception and prenatal care.
• Mental Health in the Community
This topic includes content related to Co-management, Referral, Models of Care, and Family and Community Resources pertinent to Mental Health issues; Co-morbid Disorders; Epidemiology/Risk Factors; Primary Management; and Screening and Diagnosis.
• Pain Management
This topic includes content regarding acute and chronic pain, pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management, legal and psychosocial issues, aspects of care in special populations, and general principles of pain management.
• Preventive Care
This topic includes content related to cancer screening, medical screening, chemoprevention, immunizations, counseling and health promotion, principles of screening, and population health.
• Well Child Care
This topic includes content related to physical assessment, developmental and psychosocial surveillance and assessment, immunizations, screening, anticipatory guidance, and management of special morbidities (e.g. behavioral disorders and risky adolescent behavi
• Women’s Health
This topic emphasizes biological concepts, medical conditions, gynecological conditions, behavioral and Mental Health concepts, wellness and prevention interventions, and reproductive health considerations that are all important to women's health