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 12 (IND12) Topics Include:  Prevention of Mosquito-Borne Diseases, Treating Common Infections, Recommendations for Adult Vaccinations, Zika Virus, Different Types of Herpes Simplex Virus, and more.

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

Full Course:
IND12
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
IND12A, IND12B
Short Course Price:
$480
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Advances in Management of Infectious Disease

State current recommendations for adult vaccination; Apply effective techniques to counter opposition to vaccination; Treat uncomplicated UTIs; Recognize situations in which asymptomatic bacteriuria should be treated; Consider options for preventing and treating recurrent UTIs.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Update on Infectious Disease

Appropriately vaccinate adolescents against meningococcal disease; Follow guidelines for age-appropriate administration of vaccines against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis; Cite the rationale behind the schedule of vaccination against human papillomavirus; Counsel patients about prevention of transmission of Zika virus infection; Identify individuals for whom testing for Zika virus infection is indicated.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Cytomegalovirus Infection/Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection

Recognize the risk for maternal transmission of cytomegalovirus (CMV) and the "90-10 rule" for fetal sequelae of CMV infection; Test infants for audiologic sequelae of congenital cytomegalovirus infection; Implement current recommendations for treatment of congenital cytomegalovirus infection; Order and interpret the results of appropriate tests when human immunodeficiency virus infection is included in the differential diagnosis; Screen adolescent boys and girls for human immunodeficiency virus infection.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Travel Medicine/Interesting Infections

Recommend ways in which patients can minimize their risk for infectious diseases during travel; Provide patients with up-to-date information about vaccinations and prophylactic medications for travel; Treat illness in returning travelers; Diagnose and treat common infections in the outpatient setting; Recognize and manage uncommon infections, including acute epiglottitis, Lemierre syndrome, and spinal epidural abscess.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Hot Topics in Infectious Disease

Implement vaccination strategies and serology testing for patients with hepatitis B infection; Identify individuals who require vaccination against human papillomavirus infection, meningococcal serogroup B disease, and polio; Prescribe doxycycline safely in pediatric patients; Differentiate among the different types of herpes simplex virus disease; Perform a thorough workup in neonates whose differential diagnosis includes herpes simplex virus infection.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Travel-Related Infections/Sinusitis

Counsel patients planning travel about routine, recommended, and required immunizations; Recognize symptoms associated with infections endemic to various regions of the world; Educate patients about appropriate prophylaxis for and treatment of traveler's diarrhea; Identify risk factors that contribute to the development of acute rhinosinusitis; Follow guidelines for treatment of acute rhinosinusitis.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Advances in Infectious Disease

Appropriately treat influenza and pneumonia in different risk groups; Initiate noninvasive or invasive ventilation when needed; Identify patients most likely to respond to fluid resuscitation; Outline 2 methods of obtaining the velocity time integral; Select laboratory tests with practical value in modifying a patient's treatment regimen.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Central Nervous System (CNS) Infections

Assess patients for presumed viral encephalitis; Instruct patients on the causes of encephalitis and on prevention of mosquito-borne diseases; Compare and contrast infectious encephalitis to autoimmune encephalitis; Diagnose and treat patients with autoimmune encephalitis; Evaluate and treat patients with HIV-associated cognitive disorders.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Infectious Diseases of the Head and Neck

List common organisms and hosts involved in infections that cause Lyme disease; Recognize rare as well as common manifestations of Lyme disease; Interpret serologic tests for Lyme disease; Explain contemporary theories about the etiology of chronic rhinosinusitis; Manage a patient with chronic rhinosinusitis.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Endocarditis/Listeriosis

Recommend appropriate treatment regimens for infective endocarditis based on bacterial etiology; Identify antibiotic combinations that are synergistic and those that contribute to emergence of resistance or side effects; Explain the pathophysiology of Listeria infection; List risk factors for listeriosis; Diagnose infection with Listeria.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Advances in Management of Infectious Disease

State current recommendations for adult vaccination; Apply effective techniques to counter opposition to vaccination; Treat uncomplicated UTIs; Recognize situations in which asymptomatic bacteriuria should be treated; Consider options for preventing and treating recurrent UTIs.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Travel Medicine/Interesting Infections

Recommend ways in which patients can minimize their risk for infectious diseases during travel; Provide patients with up-to-date information about vaccinations and prophylactic medications for travel; Treat illness in returning travelers; Diagnose and treat common infections in the outpatient setting; Recognize and manage uncommon infections, including acute epiglottitis, Lemierre syndrome, and spinal epidural abscess.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Advances in Infectious Disease

Appropriately treat influenza and pneumonia in different risk groups; Initiate noninvasive or invasive ventilation when needed; Identify patients most likely to respond to fluid resuscitation; Outline 2 methods of obtaining the velocity time integral; Select laboratory tests with practical value in modifying a patient's treatment regimen.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Central Nervous System (CNS) Infections

Assess patients for presumed viral encephalitis; Instruct patients on the causes of encephalitis and on prevention of mosquito-borne diseases; Compare and contrast infectious encephalitis to autoimmune encephalitis; Diagnose and treat patients with autoimmune encephalitis; Evaluate and treat patients with HIV-associated cognitive disorders.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Endocarditis/Listeriosis

Recommend appropriate treatment regimens for infective endocarditis based on bacterial etiology; Identify antibiotic combinations that are synergistic and those that contribute to emergence of resistance or side effects; Explain the pathophysiology of Listeria infection; List risk factors for listeriosis; Diagnose infection with Listeria.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Update on Infectious Disease

Appropriately vaccinate adolescents against meningococcal disease; Follow guidelines for age-appropriate administration of vaccines against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis; Cite the rationale behind the schedule of vaccination against human papillomavirus; Counsel patients about prevention of transmission of Zika virus infection; Identify individuals for whom testing for Zika virus infection is indicated.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Cytomegalovirus Infection/Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection

Recognize the risk for maternal transmission of cytomegalovirus (CMV) and the "90-10 rule" for fetal sequelae of CMV infection; Test infants for audiologic sequelae of congenital cytomegalovirus infection; Implement current recommendations for treatment of congenital cytomegalovirus infection; Order and interpret the results of appropriate tests when human immunodeficiency virus infection is included in the differential diagnosis; Screen adolescent boys and girls for human immunodeficiency virus infection.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Hot Topics in Infectious Disease

Implement vaccination strategies and serology testing for patients with hepatitis B infection; Identify individuals who require vaccination against human papillomavirus infection, meningococcal serogroup B disease, and polio; Prescribe doxycycline safely in pediatric patients; Differentiate among the different types of herpes simplex virus disease; Perform a thorough workup in neonates whose differential diagnosis includes herpes simplex virus infection.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Travel-Related Infections/Sinusitis

Counsel patients planning travel about routine, recommended, and required immunizations; Recognize symptoms associated with infections endemic to various regions of the world; Educate patients about appropriate prophylaxis for and treatment of traveler's diarrhea; Identify risk factors that contribute to the development of acute rhinosinusitis; Follow guidelines for treatment of acute rhinosinusitis.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Infectious Diseases of the Head and Neck

List common organisms and hosts involved in infections that cause Lyme disease; Recognize rare as well as common manifestations of Lyme disease; Interpret serologic tests for Lyme disease; Explain contemporary theories about the etiology of chronic rhinosinusitis; Manage a patient with chronic rhinosinusitis.

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.