Infectious Diseases: Adult Issues in the Outpatient and Inpatient Settings

Following this course, the participant should be able to recognize the epidemiology and classify commonly presenting infectious diseases; determine the clinical manifestations, pathogenesis and methods of diagnosing the presenting diseases; and apply the current recommendations of pharmacologic management, referral or follow-up and prevention. This activity is expected to result in improved competence in making appropriate diagnosis and providing effective treatment and referral or follow-up care with the overall goal of improving patient outcomes.

The emphasis will be on aligning physician behavior with current guidelines and evidence-based medicine, as indicated within each topic’s specific objectives. Since Infectious Diseases is a specialty field of medicine that affects all areas of Primary Care to include FM, IM, EM and Pediatrics, this course was designed to cover the spectrum of Infectious Diseases essential to all practicing physicians.
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Day 1 Immunizations for Adults. Fever of Unknown Origin. Acute Pharyngitis. Community Acquired Pneumonia and Respiratory Tract Infections.
Day 2 Soft Tissue and Bone Infections. Infections in the Immunocompromised Patient. Meningitis: Commonly Asked Questions. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Day 3 What Every Primary Care Provider Should Know About HIV. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Influenza and Pandemic Influenza. Approach to the Patient with Fever and Rash.
Day 4 Health Advice for International Travel. Common Issues Surrounding Tick Borne Illnesses in the U.S. Emerging and Multi-Drug Resistant Infections. Update in Antibiotic Therapy.
Day 5 Gastroenteritis. The Alphabet Soup of Viral Hepatitis. Tuberculosis Update. Bloodstream Infections and Endocarditis.

11 Mar - 15 Mar 2013

United States of America
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