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 14 (IND14) Topics Include:  Suspected Meningitis, Primary Immune Deficiencies, Risk Factors for Syphillis, Dengue Signs and Symptoms,  Genital Herpes, and more.

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

Full Course:
IND14
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
IND14A, IND14B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Infectious Diseases: Urgencies and Emergencies

Formulate a relevant differential diagnosis in patients with infectious diseases based on host characteristics, exposure history, and physical examination findings; Recognize and treat necrotizing fasciitis; Follow appropriate steps to evaluate patients with suspected meningitis; Counsel individuals who are of child-bearing age about the dangers of travel to regions endemic for Zika virus; Identify and choose appropriate antibiotic therapy for tetanus.

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Otitis Media/Pertussis

Explain the changing etiology of otitis media; Identify the organisms that most commonly cause otitis media; Recognize the indications for antibiotic therapy or tympanostomy tubes in patients with otitis media; 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.

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Microbiologic Diagnostics/Primary Immunodeficiency

List the strengths and weaknesses of molecular testing plat- forms for infectious organisms; Determine whether treatment is indicated on the basis of results of molecular gastrointestinal panels; Apply appropriate testing strategies for molecular syndromic panels; Initiate a diagnostic evaluation for primary immune deficiency in children; Recognize the clinical signs and symptoms of different types of primary immune deficiencies.

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Mycoplasma Infection/Lyme Disease

Recognize clinical findings associated with Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection; Determine which children with Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection should receive antibiotic treatment; Implement the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics regarding chemoprophylaxis and treatment of Borrelia burgdorferi infection; Identify the signs and symptoms of the 3 stages of Lyme disease; Test patients for Lyme disease using the algorithm provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Sexually Transmitted Infections

List risk factors for syphilis; Create a protocol for testing pregnant women for syphilis; Recognize symptoms of primary, secondary, and tertiary syphilis; Identify high-risk subtypes of human papillomavirus; Counsel parents who are hesitant about immunization for human papillomavirus.

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Helicobacter Pylori/Clostridium Difficile

Review the indications for testing and treating H pylori infection; Communicate to patients the importance of adherence to a prescribed H pylori treatment regimen; Recognize indications for triple therapy, bismuth quadruple therapy, and concomitant therapy for treating H pylori infection; Choose the appropriate treatment regimens for severe and complicated C difficile infection and for recurrent C difficile infection; Treat C difficile infection in the presence of underlying inflammatory bowel disease.

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Infectious Disease Update 2019

Determine which wounds caused by dog and cat bites could undergo primary closure and which necessitate antibiotic therapy; Administer postexposure prophylaxis in patients at risk for rabies; Recognize signs and symptoms associated with dengue; Identify challenges in the development of vaccines for dengue; Evaluate the role of fluid resuscitation in early goaldirected therapy for sepsis.

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Ophthalmologic and Otolaryngologic Infections

Interpret chart notes written by ophthalmologists; List the major causes of infectious uveitis in different compartments of the eye; Distinguish between bacterial and fungal endophthalmitis; Diagnose invasive otitis externa; Summarize the pathogenesis and microbiology of Lemierre disease.

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

Obtain appropriate specimens for diagnostic testing for gonorrhea and chlamydia; Select appropriate treatment strategies for patients with gonorrhea and chlamydia, and their sexual partners; Identify appropriate antibiotic regimens for patients with primary and recurrent trichomoniasis and men with urethritis; Apply the traditional or reverse serologic testing algorithm to establish a diagnosis of syphilis; Prescribe antiviral agents to treat patients with genital herpes.

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Pneumonia

Diagnose pneumonia; Use clinical symptoms and laboratory findings to select patients who may be candidates for further diagnostic tests for atypical pneumonias; Manage a patient with aspiration pneumonia; Determine the safest disposition for a patient with
pneumonia; Choose an antibiotic regimen for a critically ill patient with pneumonia.

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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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