Infectious Disease - On Demand

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 16 (IND16) To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Full or Short) below:

Full Course:
IND16-H
Full Course Price:
$490
Short Course:
IND16A-H, IND16B-H
Short Course Price:
$250
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Staphylococcus Aureus Infection/Procalcitonin Test

Assess data about interventions for the prevention of S aureus infection in health care settings; Implement interventions to reduce S aureus infection after discharge from the hospital; Select appropriate therapy for injection drug users with endocarditis; Initiate antibiotic therapy in patients with orthopedic devicerelated infection; Evaluate the utility of procalcitonin testing in patients with suspected bacterial infection.

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Infectious Disease Cases /Antimicrobial Stewardship

Recognize risk factors for Legionella and Salmonella enterica infection; Acknowledge health disparities related to hepatitis A virus and syphilis infection; Counsel patients about risk factors and symptoms of cyclosporiasis; Explain elements of outpatient antibiotic stewardship; Implement various strategies to reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescribing.

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Keratitis

Develop a systemic approach to the classification of herpes simplex viral keratitis; Differentiate between active and secondary viral manifestations; Select the appropriate treatment for herpes simplex viral keratitis; Choose topical ophthalmic drugs that minimize risk for ocular toxicity; Recognize the clinical presentation of herpes zoster ophthalmicus.

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Keratitis, Part 2: Bacterial, Fungal, and Parasitic Etiologies

Employ appropriate diagnostic and clinical approaches to bacterial infectious keratitis; Interpret the ocular microbiology of infectious keratitis; Differentiate among bacterial, fungal, parasitic, and atypical mycobacterial corneal infections; Select the appropriate therapy for the treatment of various types of infectious keratitis; Develop a systematic approach to managing recalcitrant infectious keratitis.

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Treatments and Vaccines for COVID-19

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.

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Hepatitis C/Frequent or Recurrent Infections

Screen for hepatitis C infection based on latest recommendations; Reduce the risk for mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis C infection; Implement strategies for treatment of hepatitis C in pregnant women and children; Identify pediatric patients who should be assessed for primary immunodeficiency disorders; Distinguish among the main types of primary immunodeficiency disorders.

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Neonatal Sepsis /Congenital Syphilis

Diagnose a critically ill neonate; Manage suspected bacterial sepsis in children; Choose appropriate treatment for a child with suspected herpes simplex virus; Evaluate a newborn infant for suspected syphilis; Explain screening algorithms for syphilis.

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Influenza in Children: Treatment and Prevention

Summarize the epidemiology of influenza; Diagnose influenza based on a patient?s clinical presentation; Recommend appropriate treatment options for patients with influenza based on age, medical history, and severity of illness; Provide patients with appropriate options for vaccination against influenza based on their age and medical history; Identify patients at high risk for severe illness or complications from influenza.

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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.

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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.

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