Infectious Disease

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 17 (IND17) To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Full or Short) below:

Full Course:
IND17
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
IND17A, IND17B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Skin and Soft-tissue Infections/Diabetic Foot Infections

Prevent misdiagnosis and differentiate cellulitis from its mimics; Optimize treatment regimens for cellulitis with abscess; Identify clinical presentations for the diagnosis of necrotizing soft-tissue infections; Use imaging modalities to diagnose osteomyelitis; Prescribe an optimal antibiotics regimen for osteomyelitis.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

COVID-19: Treatments and Vaccines

Develop an overall treatment strategy for hospitalized patients with COVID-19; List all the effective antiviral and immunomodulatory therapies for patients infected with COVID-19; Explain the current landscape of vaccine development for COVID-19; Cite guideline recommendations of the National Institutes of Health and Infectious Disease Society of America regarding therapies for COVID-19; Optimize use of immunomodulators during the immuneinflammatory phase of the disease.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE; THIS IS A RETREAD OF OB6803, QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Adult Immunizations/Long COVID

Explain the difference between the adenovirus vaccine and the recombinant protein conjugate vaccine that are used for COVID; Identify patient populations for which hepatitis B vaccine (recombinant), adjuvanted, is appropriate; Organize a vaccination strategy for adult patients; List the symptoms associated with PAC; Integrate management strategies for patients with PAC into clinical practice.

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Septic Arthritis and Osteomyelitis/The Foot in Systemic Diseases

List the common bacterial organisms causing septic arthritis; Diagnose septic arthritis using laboratory values of serum; Prescribe oral agents for bone and joint infections in osteomyelitis; Explain the difference between acral and nonacral melanoma; Optimize management of venous hypertension.

Guidelines for the Management of Acute and Recurrent Vaginitis

Provide the differential diagnosis associated with vaginitis; Identify and treat trichomoniasis; Follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for treating bacterial vaginosis; Treat recurrent bacterial vaginosis; Recognize the differences between treating vulvovaginal candidiasis caused by Candida albicans and candidiasis caused by non-albicans species such as C glabrata.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Evidence-based Management of Otitis Media in Pediatric Patients

Develop management strategies for acute otitis media based on the age of the patient, laterality of infection presence of otorrhea, and history of otitis media; Choose an appropriate antibiotic therapy for acute otitis media based on the likely pathogen and history of prior infection; Select patients with recurrent acute otitis media or otitis media with effusion who may benefit from placement of tympanostomy tubes; Educate patients and caregivers on strategies to reduce risk for recurrent acute otitis media; Implement protocols for placement of tympanostomy tubes in the office or operating room setting.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Olfactory Dysfunction/Epistaxis

Explain the etiology of olfactory dysfunction in chronic rhinosinusitis and differentiate between subjective and objective dysfunction; Recommend appropriate strategies to manage olfactory dysfunction based on the underlying etiology and clinical presentation; Review the clinical presentation, incidence, and importance of olfactory loss as a symptom of COVID-19; Recommend appropriate treatment strategies for olfactory loss associated with COVID-19; Implement current clinical practice guidelines to manage nosebleeds.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Immunizations/Zoonotic Infections

Follow guidelines on when to administer live and inactivated vaccines; Evaluate indications and contraindications for recommended pediatric immunizations, eg, pertussis, measles and pneumococcal vaccines; Describe adverse events associated with the routinely recommended pediatric immunizations; Identify the clinical presentation and epidemiology of zoonotic infections observed in children; Summarize the presentation of cat scratch disease.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

MRSA/Antimicrobial Resistance

Initiate prophylaxis for deep vein thrombosis in a child with severe infection; Select an appropriate antibiotic for a patient with a MRSA infection; Recognize the various mechanisms of drug resistance; Choose an appropriate antibiotic to treat resistant organisms; Counsel patients on treatment adherence.

Tuberculosis/Immunization in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Compare effectiveness of interferon gamma release assays with the tuberculin skin test; Prescribe an effective drug regimen for treatment of TB; List recommended vaccine schedules for term and preterm infants according to the American Academy of Pediatrics and Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices; Cite data on maternal immunization during pregnancy; Explain practices for administration of the hepatitis B virus vaccine.