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Infectious Diseases Collection 2018 Edition

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NEW: Topical Collections

For elite physicians – broaden your perspective on the hottest medical topics with the wisdom of a wide array of experts.

Our Topical Collections take an interdisciplinary team-based approach to key topics by offering physicians access to lectures from a wide range of specialists all with different perspectives and backgrounds to help close the circle of care.

Take a fresh look at essential topics in a succinct and carefully curated format – because we know that you have no time to waste.

We currently offer 5 Topical Collections with more to come.

86 CREDITS

7 PLAYLISTS

70 LECTURES

37 HOURS OF LISTENING

Highlights from Customers:

Rethinking Contact Precautions by Michael B. Edmond, MD, MPH, MPA

“I'm working with my hospital to rethink contact precautions!! Very helpful.”


Clostridium difficile Infection: Recurrence and Treatment by Danielle K. Turgeon, MD

“Terrific up to date information given by an interesting and engaging speaker! Thank you!”


HPV: Tests, Vaccinations, and Clinical Recommendations by Hale H. Stephenson, MD

“Dr Stephenson had a very logical practical presentation. He described the pathophysiology then outlined the management in a very collegial way. Just an exceptional effective presentation”

Infectious DiseasesPlaylists in Infectious Diseases and key learning objectives:

Sexually Transmitted Diseases
• Implement US Preventive Services Task Force screening guidelines for sexually transmitted infections.
• Implement clinic-wide procedures to screen, follow, and retest patients who have gonorrheal and chlamydial infections.
• Select the appropriate antiretroviral regimen for a particular patient, taking into consideration possible drug-drug interactions.
• Select appropriate candidates for pre-exposure prophylaxis against human immunodeficiency virus.
Hospital-acquired Infections
• Implement strategies to prevent diseases transmitted by airborne and blood-borne pathogens.
• Select appropriate perioperative antibiotics based on the source of potential infection and likely pathogens.
• Recognize risk factors for antimicrobial resistance.
• Prevent and manage outbreaks of antibiotic-resistant infections associated with contamination of duodenoscopes.
Emerging Infectious Diseases
• List the reasons for recent resurgences in pediatric infections previously considered under control.
• Counsel patients about risk for transmission of tularemia, West Nile virus, and Powassan virus.
• 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.
• Diagnose Chikungunya fever Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), and Ebola based on presentation, laboratory abnormalities, and history of travel.
• Discuss the epidemiology and pathophysiology of Zika virus infection.
• Summarize the presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of dengue infection.
Antibiotics
• Identify patients in whom antibiotic treatment is not indicated.
• Implement strategies to reduce the writing of prescriptions for antibiotics.
• Educate patients about the adverse events associated with antibiotics.
• Consider the use of continuous infusions and dosing software to optimize antibiotic therapy in critically ill patients.
• Discuss findings from microbiome studies about the prolonged effects of antibiotics.
• Identify patients who require prophylactic antibiotic treatment before undergoing high-risk procedures.
• Manage recurrent Clostridium difficile infection.
Vaccinations
• Apply effective techniques to counter opposition to vaccination.
• Improve the management of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection as a way to prevent cervical cancer.
• Manage failure to respond to an initial vaccination series for hepatitis B.
• Create a clinic-wide protocol for pneumococcal vaccination.
• Select appropriate candidates for vaccination against herpes zoster.
• Recommend appropriate vaccines for patients planning to travel outside the United States.
Infections in Adults
• Choose appropriate diagnostic testing and treatment options for herpes virus, varicella zoster virus, and cytomegalovirus infections.
• Adopt updated guidelines to manage uncomplicated and multidrug-resistant urinary tract infections.
• Diagnose and treat fungal infections.
• Diagnose and treat invasive candidiasis.
• Classify the stage of disease in a patient with chronic hepatitis B.
• Diagnosis and treat infestations and infections caused by parasites.
• Treat a patient who requests pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV.
• Identify the etiology of pharyngitis based on laboratory results and presentation.
Infections in Children
• Develop an evidence-based management plan for infants who have fever without a source.
• List diagnostic and treatment regimens for children with suspected streptococcal pharyngitis, pertussis, or pneumonia.
• Diagnose common childhood exanthema.
• Manage the complications of rhinovirus infection in children with asthma.
• Identify children at increased risk for recurrent urinary tract infections and renal scarring.
• Select appropriate antibiotic therapy for patients with food-borne and waterborne illnesses.
• Prescribe prophylaxis and antibiotic therapy in patients with animal bites.
• Use the most appropriate medications to treat parasitic infections.


  • This is a digital only product - that means access from anywhere, anytime and no risk of delays.
  • Most CME credits in this product will be current for over 2 years, longevity varies by lecture.
  • Includes CME credit tracking and CME certification.

These lectures are for general CME/CE use, and do not necessarily meet your state’s and/or institution’s specific CME/CE requirements for patient safety, risk management, opioid prescribing, etc. Check your individual state and institution to verify continuing education requirements related to licensure and certification.


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