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 13 (IND13) Topics Include:  Animal Bites, HRV, Fevers and Pox Diseases, Vaccination Against Pertussis, Invasive Candidiasis, and more.

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

Full Course:
IND13
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
IND13A, IND13B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Update on Infectious Disease

Identify illnesses transmitted through animal bites and encountered during foreign travel; Optimize the use of tuberculin skin testing and the interferon-y release assay; Use antiviral treatment and prophylaxis for influenza in pediatric patients; Diagnose infectious diseases based on presenting symptoms; Recognize the routes of transmission for common infectious diseases in pediatric patients.

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Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases

Recognize viral hemorrhagic fevers and pox diseases that require patients to be placed in biocontainment units; Identify Nipah virus and Hendra virus infections; Prevent the spread of febrile respiratory illnesses and plague by using appropriate isolation precautions; Discuss current guidelines about testing for ika virus; Counsel patients about risk for transmission of tularemia, West Nile virus, and Powassan virus.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Infection Prevention/Pneumonia

Use standard precautions to prevent or reduce the transmission of infection in ambulatory care and hospital settings; Implement strategies to prevent diseases transmitted by airborne and blood-borne pathogens; Differentiate pneumonia from aspiration pneumonitis; Recognize the strengths and limitations of diagnostic tests in patients with pneumonia; Employ appropriate treatment in patients with pneumonia.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Preventing Infection

Recognize which pediatric vaccines may be administered simultaneously at different sites; Tailor vaccination strategies to specific patient populations; Recommend appropriate vaccines for patients planning to travel outside the United States; Use strategies that to encourage adolescent patients to divulge information and cooperate with treatment; Explain the role of risk taking in normative adolescent development.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

HIV Update/Rhinovirus Infection and Asthma

Counsel patients on the potential risks of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV infection; Perform appropriate testing before and during the course of PrEP for HIV infection; Prescribe postexposure prophylaxis for HIV infection; Describe the known and suspected consequences of infection with human rhinovirus (HRV); List the ways in which children with asthma differ from healthy children in their response to exposure to HRV.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Nontuberculous Mycobacteria/Pertussis

Describe the spectrum of disease caused by NTM; Adopt the American Thoracic Society guidelines for diagnosis of NTM; Recommend the appropriate drug regimen and duration for the treatment of NTM disease; Adopt the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for vaccination against pertussis; Recommend the appropriate treatment and postexposure prophylaxis regimen for pertussis.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Tick-Borne Illnesses in North America

Diagnose and treat Lyme disease; Distinguish anaplasmosis from ehrlichiosis; Perform a differential diagnosis for suspected cases of babesiosis or Rocky Mountain spotted fever; Identify types of ticks that cause tick-borne relapsing fever and a-gal allerrgy; Recognize signs and symptoms of Powassan virus fever and tick paralysis.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Diagnostic Tests for Infectious Diseases

Evaluate the utility of different point-of-care tests for the diagnosis of infectious diseases in a range of settings; Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of lateral flow immunoassays and molecular platforms for point-of-care testing; Describe the potential applications of newer technologies for point-of-care testing; Implement appropriate diagnostic stewardship interventions in the preanalytic, analytic, and postanalytic phases of diagnostic testing; Recognize situations where diagnostic stewardship interventions can improve the management of and outcomes for patients with infectious diseases.

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Antifungal Medications/Antibiotics

Diagnose and treat invasive candidiasis; Distinguish respiratory illness due to Cryptococcus from that caused by other organisms; List some risks and benefits of fosfomycin for treatment of urinary tract infection; Prescribe safe and effective treatment for an upper respiratory viral infection; Manage recurrent Clostridium difficile.

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Infectious Disease Consultation

List the reasons for recent resurgences in pediatric infections previously considered under control; Describe the different illnesses caused by viruses transmitted by the Aedes mosquito; Review the clinical findings of infection with Zika virus infection in fetuses and neonates; Identify clinical findings associated with the newer respiratory viruses in children; Recognize the pathogenic risk of different subtypes of the influenza virus.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Update on Infectious Disease

Identify illnesses transmitted through animal bites and encountered during foreign travel; Optimize the use of tuberculin skin testing and the interferon-y release assay; Use antiviral treatment and prophylaxis for influenza in pediatric patients; Diagnose infectious diseases based on presenting symptoms; Recognize the routes of transmission for common infectious diseases in pediatric patients.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Infection Prevention/Pneumonia

Use standard precautions to prevent or reduce the transmission of infection in ambulatory care and hospital settings; Implement strategies to prevent diseases transmitted by airborne and blood-borne pathogens; Differentiate pneumonia from aspiration pneumonitis; Recognize the strengths and limitations of diagnostic tests in patients with pneumonia; Employ appropriate treatment in patients with pneumonia.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

HIV Update/Rhinovirus Infection and Asthma

Counsel patients on the potential risks of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV infection; Perform appropriate testing before and during the course of PrEP for HIV infection; Prescribe postexposure prophylaxis for HIV infection; Describe the known and suspected consequences of infection with human rhinovirus (HRV); List the ways in which children with asthma differ from healthy children in their response to exposure to HRV.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Tick-Borne Illnesses in North America

Diagnose and treat Lyme disease; Distinguish anaplasmosis from ehrlichiosis; Perform a differential diagnosis for suspected cases of babesiosis or Rocky Mountain spotted fever; Identify types of ticks that cause tick-borne relapsing fever and a-gal allerrgy; Recognize signs and symptoms of Powassan virus fever and tick paralysis.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Infectious Disease Consultation

List the reasons for recent resurgences in pediatric infections previously considered under control; Describe the different illnesses caused by viruses transmitted by the Aedes mosquito; Review the clinical findings of infection with Zika virus infection in fetuses and neonates; Identify clinical findings associated with the newer respiratory viruses in children; Recognize the pathogenic risk of different subtypes of the influenza virus.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases

Recognize viral hemorrhagic fevers and pox diseases that require patients to be placed in biocontainment units; Identify Nipah virus and Hendra virus infections; Prevent the spread of febrile respiratory illnesses and plague by using appropriate isolation precautions; Discuss current guidelines about testing for ika virus; Counsel patients about risk for transmission of tularemia, West Nile virus, and Powassan virus.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Preventing Infection

Recognize which pediatric vaccines may be administered simultaneously at different sites; Tailor vaccination strategies to specific patient populations; Recommend appropriate vaccines for patients planning to travel outside the United States; Use strategies that to encourage adolescent patients to divulge information and cooperate with treatment; Explain the role of risk taking in normative adolescent development.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Nontuberculous Mycobacteria/Pertussis

Describe the spectrum of disease caused by NTM; Adopt the American Thoracic Society guidelines for diagnosis of NTM; Recommend the appropriate drug regimen and duration for the treatment of NTM disease; Adopt the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for vaccination against pertussis; Recommend the appropriate treatment and postexposure prophylaxis regimen for pertussis.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Diagnostic Tests for Infectious Diseases

Evaluate the utility of different point-of-care tests for the diagnosis of infectious diseases in a range of settings; Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of lateral flow immunoassays and molecular platforms for point-of-care testing; Describe the potential applications of newer technologies for point-of-care testing; Implement appropriate diagnostic stewardship interventions in the preanalytic, analytic, and postanalytic phases of diagnostic testing; Recognize situations where diagnostic stewardship interventions can improve the management of and outcomes for patients with infectious diseases.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Antifungal Medications/Antibiotics

Diagnose and treat invasive candidiasis; Distinguish respiratory illness due to Cryptococcus from that caused by other organisms; List some risks and benefits of fosfomycin for treatment of urinary tract infection; Prescribe safe and effective treatment for an upper respiratory viral infection; Manage recurrent Clostridium difficile.

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.