Live Event

Primary Care Issues in Emergency Medicine and Infectious Diseases

Title:Primary Care Issues in Emergency Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Dates:October 12, 2020 7:30 am - October 14, 2020 12:50 pm
Location:Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Daily Schedule:7:30 am-12:50 pm
Course #:SEMLA-3420201012


15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

15 AAFP Credits


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Course Outline

Day 1

Immunizations for Adults.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP, GL

  1. Differentiate between myths and facts concerning vaccine administration.
  2. Based on ACIP up-to-date guidelines, evaluate indications, contra-indications, efficacy and side effects of adult immunizations.
  3. Recommend immunizations indicated for different risk groups such as health care providers, college students and inhabitants of long term care facilities.

Bedside Sedation.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP, GL

  1. Analyze patient characteristics and clinical presentations where the most important risk is for apnea.
  2. Debate pulse oximeter and wave form capnography – do we need it?
  3. Assess and specify when sedation is an appropriate consideration for the critically ill.
  4. Employ the use of sedation in the head injured patients as per the Clinical Practice Guidelines for emergency department use of Ketamine.

Epidemics in the News.

Upon the completion of this session, the participant should be able to relate the following about each of these four presently active viral epidemics: COMP, EBM, GL

  1. Ebola Zaire;
  2. MERS-CoV;
  3. Chikungunya;
  4. Pertussis;
  5. Measles;
  6. Zika;
  7. Appraise how the transmission mechanisms and risk of infection has impacted the incidence of these viruses in the U.S.
  8. Recognize and determine, through appropriate WHO and CDC resources, the geographic distribution of each viral illness.
  9. Determine the various presentations and differentiate the clinical syndromes from other common infectious processes in patients presenting to a primary care practice.
  10. Determine the features and predictors to formulate an approach to each illness that will help guide your diagnostic testing decisions for making an appropriate diagnosis as per the current CDC and WHO Guidelines.
  11. Assess the risk to health care workers and other patients while determining public health implications in an effort to deploy appropriate resources and methods of Infection control as per the CDC and WHO recommendations and Guidelines.

The High-Risk Abdomen You Cannot Afford To Miss.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP

  1. Identify clinical presentations and findings that should alert you to not being fooled by a negative test.
  2. Develop clinical strategies that will enable you to think outside the abdominal “black box.”
  3. Determine how one simple bedside test can save a life.

Fever of Unknown Origin.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP, EBM

  1. Discuss the pathogenesis of fever and its physiologic importance.
  2. Describe the major causes of FUO’s.
  3. Integrate normal temperature regulation and the relevance of this to disease states.
  4. Formulate an approach to FUO for a given patient based upon the multicenter and expert panel reviews published and referenced.

Day 2

Being “Hip” On Ortho.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP

  1. Assess if this is just another “found down” patient.
  2. Identify which fractures have the highest “missed” rate.
  3. Determine when ultrasound is better than a plain film.

The Alphabet Soup of Viral Hepatitis.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP, EBM, GL

  1. Compare and contrast viral hepatitides A through E. Similarities and differences will be stressed, particularly the risks of developing chronic infection and the complications of chronic infection.
  2. Distinguish the significant features of hepatitis A through E and interpret the various hepatitis serologies.
  3. Select appropriate patients for treatment. a) Established and new treatment options will be covered as per the CDC and USPSTF Guidelines.
  4. Select appropriate strategies and options for patients to prevent the acquisition of hepatitis.

Traumatic Brain Injury.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP, EBM

  1. Develop an approach to assessing the head injured patient where you can forget about the GCS scoring system.
  2. Identify the TBI clinical presentation where “The eyes have it”.
  3. Determine when TBI necessitates a “formal” RSI intubation.
  4. Employ appropriate RSI techniques and drug protocols as per sited evidence based medicine recommendations and systemic reviews.


Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP, GL

  1. Relate the major pathogenic mechanisms that result in diarrhea.
  2. Differentiate the major pathogens responsible for acute gastroenteritis.
  3. Utilize an efficient approach in the evaluation of a patient with acute gastroenteritis as the normal host and in persons with HIV or recent travel.
  4. Diagnose and treat various common causes of gastroenteritis as per the current ACG guidelines.

Sick Trauma Patient in the Non-Trauma Center.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP

  1. Recognize why we no longer follow the hematocrit and understand the utility of serial lactates in the trauma patient.
  2. Detect subtle risks and signs in a retroperitoneal bleeding patient.
  3. Distinguish who gets permissive hypotension and who should not.
  4. Utilize antifibrinolytics in bleeding patients for medical transport.

Day 3

Meningitis: Commonly Asked Questions.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP, GL

  1. Interpret normal CSF parameters.
  2. Interpret abnormal CSF findings and apply them to the proper management of patients.
  3. Relate an understanding of some of the more controversial clinical areas associated with the management of meningitis such as:
    a. The IDSA guidelines on the use of steroids;
    b. Who requires a CT scan prior to a lumbar puncture;
    c. The effect of prior antibiotic treatment on the interpretations of CSF.
  4. Discriminate the causes of aseptic meningitis with specific emphasis on the non-viral, treatable etiologies.

Chest Pain in The Emergency Department – Value of Heart Score.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP, GL

  1. Who should we heart score – Appraise which patients we should heart score in the ED.
  2. Do risk factors matter –Identify specific risk factors that are significant and will change your approach to the patient with Chest Pain using the HEART Score of the European Society of Cardiology.
  3. What is the incidence of a missed MI – Assess the incidence of a missed MI in patients discharged from the ED.
  4. Determine when stress testing is most appropriate – where are we today with a stress test.
  5. What about a slightly elevated troponin – Interpret how a slightly elevated troponin will affect your care and a patient’s disposition.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP, GL

  1. Relate the present epidemiology of STDs in this country.
  2. Develop a differential diagnosis and a diagnostic and treatment approach for the following STD syndromes based on CDC guidelines:
    a. Urethritis;
    b. Vaginitis;
    c. Genital ulcer(s).
  3. Specify the diagnosis and management of syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes simplex, and HPV.
  4. Relate the proper use of a condom so that they may properly educate patients.

Chest Pain in the HIV Patient.

Patients infected with HIV often present to the Emergency Department for their primary source of care. HIV disease may be complicated and determining the degree of illness is often difficult. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP, GL

  1. Develop an approach to evaluating Chest Pain in the HIV infected patient.
  2. Diagnose a variety of commonly presenting issues that result in Chest Pain in the HIV infected patient, to include:
    a. Tuberculosis
    b. Influenza
    c. Pleuritic Chest Pain – Pulmonary Embolus or ACS.
    d. Pneumonia.
  3. Determine the best treatment options based on current CDC guidelines.

Common Cases Walking Through Your Office Door.

Clinical Cases will be solicited throughout the week from the participants. These cases will be selected and managed by the presenters. Diagnoses, next steps in management and expected clinical outcomes will be discussed. The format will include panel discussion and audience participation.

Presented By


  • Kenneth H. Butler, D.O., F.A.C.E.P., F.A.A.E.M., F.A.C.O.E.P. (Learn More)
    Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Associate Residency Director and Educational Director, Emergency Medicine Residency Program, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
  • Stephen J. Gluckman, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.I.D.S.A. (Learn More)
    Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania; Medical Director, Penn Global Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Fee Structure

To receive the Early Registration Rate, fees must be postmarked >60 days prior to program start date (October 12, 2020 7:30 am).


Details Price Qty
Physician’s Fees – Early Registration $849.00 (USD)  
Physician’s Fees – Regular Registration $899.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
August 11, 2020
Non Physician/Resident Fees - Early Registration $749.00 (USD)  
Non Physician/Resident Fees - Early Registration $799.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
August 11, 2020

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