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 11 (IND11) Topics Include:  Update on Immunizations, Nasty Pathogens, Otitis Media, Keys to Better Management, Deep Soft Tissue Infections, and more.

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

Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Otitis Media and Sinusitis: Clinical Practice Guidelines

Distinguish acute bacterial rhinosinusitis from uncomplicated upper respiratory infection; Distinguish acute otitis media from otitis media with effusion; Determine which patients with acute bacterial rhinosinusitis or acute otitis media require antibiotics; Identify patients with acute bacterial rhinosinusitis or acute otitis media who can be observed without antibiotics; Choose an antibiotic for the treatment of acute bacterial rhinosinusitis or acute otitis media with the narrowest possible spectrum.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Update on Immunizations

Implement recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices; Address the reasons offered by individuals for avoiding immunization; Choose the appropriate vaccination schedule for pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine and pneumo-coccal conjugate vaccine in individuals 65 yr of age; Identify vaccines indicated and contraindicated in pregnancy; Explain the poor compliance rate associated with human papillomavirus vaccines.

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Nasty Pathogens: Lyme Disease/Dengue/Chikungunya

Explain the pathophysiology and history of LD; Evaluate patients with signs and symptoms of LD; Review controversies surrounding posttreatment Lyme disease syndrome; Summarize the presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of dengue infection; Outline the clinical manifestations of chikungunya.

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Update on GI Infections

Choose appropriate laboratory tests to differentiate between colonization and infection by C difficile; Summarize methods for preventing the transmission of C difficile infection; Elaborate on strategies for treating initial and recurrent C difficile infections; Explain local defense mechanisms for intra-abdominal infections and factors that affect peritoneal response; Develop treatment strategies for peritonitis based on the predicted pathogen and presence of perforation or foreign bodies.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Infection Control in Hospitals

Describe the roles of the skin and nasal microbiomes in the development of surgical site infections (SSIs); Improve control of the microbiome to decrease the risk for SSIs; Adopt a horizontal approach to prevention of infections; Apply the results of studies on the benefits and drawbacks of contact precautions; Evaluate the usefulness of preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Infectious Diseases: Keys to Better Management

Select appropriate treatment of syphilis, based on clinical staging; Recognize symptoms and clinical findings of nocardiosis and anaplasmosis; Provide appropriate treatment of listeriosis, Q fever, and leptospirosis; Identify viral causes of rash, such as fifth disease, measles, and scarlet fever; Distinguish among clinical manifestations of roseola, rubella, and varicella zoster virus infection.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Topics in Infectious Disease

List the phases of CHBV infection; Choose the appropriate therapy for a patient with CHBV infection; Manage a patient with e-antigen-positive CHB seroconverting to anti-HBe on treatment; Recommend a useful test for a patient with suspected penicillin allergy; Recognize allergic reactions to antibiotics.

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Deep Soft Tissue Infections/Sepsis

Choose appropriate imaging tests as adjuncts in the diagnosis of DSTI; Recommend adequate fluid resuscitation, appropriate antibiotics, and emergent surgical consultation for the management of DSTIs; Cite recent changes to the Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock; Adopt a head-to-toe approach to identify the source of infection in sepsis; Predict prognosis and outcomes in patients with sepsis using the Sepsis-related Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) and quickSOFA (qSOFA).

Pediatric Otitis Media and Sinusitis: Clinical Practice Guidelines

Distinguish acute bacterial rhinosinusitis from uncomplicated upper respiratory infection; Distinguish acute otitis media from otitis media with effusion; Determine which patients with acute bacterial rhinosinusitis or acute otitis media require antibiotics; Identify patients with acute bacterial rhinosinusitis or acute otitis media who can be observed without antibiotics; Choose an antibiotic for the treatment of acute bacterial rhinosinusitis or acute otitis media with the narrowest possible spectrum.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Infectious Disease Consultation

Define the risk factors for infection with Staphylococcus aureus; Recognize the implications of antibiotic resistance in Staphylococcus aureus; Manage patients with skin and soft tissue infections caused by methicillin-resistant S aureus and other organisms; Identify the organisms that are most likely to cause fever in infants; Describe the testing and treatment regimens for bacteria and viruses that cause fever in infants.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Update on Immunizations

Implement recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices; Address the reasons offered by individuals for avoiding immunization; Choose the appropriate vaccination schedule for pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine and pneumo-coccal conjugate vaccine in individuals 65 yr of age; Identify vaccines indicated and contraindicated in pregnancy; Explain the poor compliance rate associated with human papillomavirus vaccines.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Nasty Pathogens: Lyme Disease/Dengue/Chikungunya

Explain the pathophysiology and history of LD; Evaluate patients with signs and symptoms of LD; Review controversies surrounding posttreatment Lyme disease syndrome; Summarize the presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of dengue infection; Outline the clinical manifestations of chikungunya.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Update on GI Infections

Choose appropriate laboratory tests to differentiate between colonization and infection by C difficile; Summarize methods for preventing the transmission of C difficile infection; Elaborate on strategies for treating initial and recurrent C difficile infections; Explain local defense mechanisms for intra-abdominal infections and factors that affect peritoneal response; Develop treatment strategies for peritonitis based on the predicted pathogen and presence of perforation or foreign bodies.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Infection Control in Hospitals

Describe the roles of the skin and nasal microbiomes in the development of surgical site infections (SSIs); Improve control of the microbiome to decrease the risk for SSIs; Adopt a horizontal approach to prevention of infections; Apply the results of studies on the benefits and drawbacks of contact precautions; Evaluate the usefulness of preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Topics in Infectious Disease

List the phases of CHBV infection; Choose the appropriate therapy for a patient with CHBV infection; Manage a patient with e-antigen-positive CHB seroconverting to anti-HBe on treatment; Recommend a useful test for a patient with suspected penicillin allergy; Recognize allergic reactions to antibiotics.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Otitis Media and Sinusitis: Clinical Practice Guidelines

Distinguish acute bacterial rhinosinusitis from uncomplicated upper respiratory infection; Distinguish acute otitis media from otitis media with effusion; Determine which patients with acute bacterial rhinosinusitis or acute otitis media require antibiotics; Identify patients with acute bacterial rhinosinusitis or acute otitis media who can be observed without antibiotics; Choose an antibiotic for the treatment of acute bacterial rhinosinusitis or acute otitis media with the narrowest possible spectrum.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Infectious Diseases: Keys to Better Management

Select appropriate treatment of syphilis, based on clinical staging; Recognize symptoms and clinical findings of nocardiosis and anaplasmosis; Provide appropriate treatment of listeriosis, Q fever, and leptospirosis; Identify viral causes of rash, such as fifth disease, measles, and scarlet fever; Distinguish among clinical manifestations of roseola, rubella, and varicella zoster virus infection.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Deep Soft Tissue Infections/Sepsis

Choose appropriate imaging tests as adjuncts in the diagnosis of DSTI; Recommend adequate fluid resuscitation, appropriate antibiotics, and emergent surgical consultation for the management of DSTIs; Cite recent changes to the Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock; Adopt a head-to-toe approach to identify the source of infection in sepsis; Predict prognosis and outcomes in patients with sepsis using the Sepsis-related Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) and quickSOFA (qSOFA).

Pediatric Otitis Media and Sinusitis: Clinical Practice Guidelines

Distinguish acute bacterial rhinosinusitis from uncomplicated upper respiratory infection; Distinguish acute otitis media from otitis media with effusion; Determine which patients with acute bacterial rhinosinusitis or acute otitis media require antibiotics; Identify patients with acute bacterial rhinosinusitis or acute otitis media who can be observed without antibiotics; Choose an antibiotic for the treatment of acute bacterial rhinosinusitis or acute otitis media with the narrowest possible spectrum.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Infectious Disease Consultation

Define the risk factors for infection with Staphylococcus aureus; Recognize the implications of antibiotic resistance in Staphylococcus aureus; Manage patients with skin and soft tissue infections caused by methicillin-resistant S aureus and other organisms; Identify the organisms that are most likely to cause fever in infants; Describe the testing and treatment regimens for bacteria and viruses that cause fever in infants.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

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.