Infectious Disease

Infectious Disease Seminar CME / CPD 

Full Course:  20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Short Course:  10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Course(s) are appropriate for:   Emergency Physicians, Family Practitioners, Pediatricians, Internists, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

Series 15 (IND15) Topics Include:  CDC Recommendations, Pediatric Testing for Influenza, Long-Term Effects of Antibiotics, Bone and Joint Infections, Endocarditis, and more.

To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Full or Short) below:

Full Course:
IND15
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
IND15A, IND15B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Epstein-Barr Virus Infection/Infectious Disease Diagnostics

Recognize signs and symptoms associated with EpsteinBarr virus infection in children; Manage complications of Epstein-Barr virus infection; Maximize the value of diagnostic testing for common infectious diseases in children; Choose among available testing modalities for congenital syphilis; Follow recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for HIV screening.

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Herpes Virus Infection/HIV Infection

Choose the preferred test for diagnosing herpes encephalitis; Determine the roles of antiviral agents and corticosteroids in the treatment of varicella-zoster infections; Select the preferred test for the diagnosis of Epstein-Barr virus infection; Consider the role of on-demand pre-exposure prophylaxis in patients at risk for HIV infection; Evaluate the appropriate uses of 2-drug and 3-drug regimens in the treatment of patients with HIV infection.

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Influenza /Travel Medicine

Elaborate on recommendations for influenza vaccination in children; Optimize testing for influenza in children; Select children with influenza most likely to benefit from antiviral therapy; Identify and treat patients exposed to travel-associated infective agents; Recommend appropriate vaccinations and preventive measures for patients planning international travel.

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Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Influenza and SARS

Develop solutions for overcrowding and increased boarding in the emergency department (ED) during a disease outbreak; Implement a split-flow health care model in the ED; Establish relationships between hospital systems and public health departments that address infection control measures ahead of an infectious disease outbreak; Recognize factors that contribute to and affect the rate of the transmission of infectious disease. infection control measure;.Educate health care workers and other staff about the importance of infection control measures.

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Antibiotics 101: Treating Outpatients with Upper Respiratory Infections

Identify patients who need antibiotic treatment for upper respiratory infections; Summarize the recommendations for treatment of upper respiratory infections from the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Academy of Pediatrics; Manage a patient with chronic sinusitis; Compare the advantages and disadvantages of various classes of antibiotics for managing patients with communityacquired pneumonia; List some long-term adverse effects of antibiotics that may be mediated by changes in the gut microbiome.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY/QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Skin and Soft Tissue Infections /Congenital Infections

Describe the pathology and etiology of skin and soft tissue infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus and group A Streptococcus; Treat common skin and soft tissue infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus and group A Streptococcus; Advise families on elimination communication to reduce the use of diapers, thereby reducing skin and soft tissue infections; Screen newborns for congenital syphilis, herpes simplex virus, and Zika virus infection; Provide a management plan for infants with congenital syphilis or herpes simplex virus infection.

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Orthopedic Infections /Bites and Needlesticks

Perform diagnostic evaluation of children with possible bone and joint infections; Choose appropriate antibiotic therapy for pediatric patients with bone and joint infections; Identify patients who require rabies prophylaxis after exposure to a bat; Treat a child who presents with an animal or human bite; Reassure parents about the relatively low risks associated with needlesticks acquired in the community.

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An Evidence-based Overview of Sepsis Management in the ED

Define sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock; Use the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria in screening for sepsis; Apply fluid resuscitation in patients with suspected sepsis; Incorporate ultrasonography to identify the source of infection in patients with suspected sepsis; Assess fluid responsiveness in patients with suspected sepsis.

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Rare Infections

Recognize factors that improve outcomes in the management of chronic osteomyelitis; Select recommended imaging studies in the diagnosis of osteomyelitis; Outline strategies in the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic foot infections; Plan a diagnostic workup for a patient with suspected endocarditis; Determine when surgery is appropriate in the treatment of endocarditis.

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Special Populations with Hepatitis

Optimize the use of antiviral medications in patients with hepatitis C virus and HIV coinfection; Evaluate and treat patients with hepatitis C who have end-stage renal disease and decompensated cirrhosis; Maximize the value of prophylaxis in patients with hepatitis B who are at high risk for reactivation; Implement targeted strategies to prevent maternal-fetal transmission of the hepatitis B virus; Provide optimal treatment in patients with hepatitis B and hepatitis D virus coinfection.

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Additional Information

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

Other courses of interest may include:  PediatricsFamily PracticeInternal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

If you have taken the current Infectious Disease CME / CPD Review listed above or if you are seeking additional credits, please visit: Medical Courses Coming Soon There you will find abbreviated listings of additional courses available related to this specialty and courses that are soon to be released.

For over 30 years, ASI has provided Continuing Medical Education, CME & CEU and Continuing Professional Development Education (CPD) for physicians and allied professionals in Infectious Disease plus over 40 other specialties and subspecialties.  Lectures are recorded annually at the top seminars and conferences to provide the most current medical education to our clients.

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