Title: HMid-Hospital Medicine – Infectious Diseases: Bloodstream Infections/Endocarditis; Multi-Drug Resistant; Skin/Soft Tissue
Faculty: John K. Crane, M.D., PhD., Blair Weikert, M.D.
Original Release Date: July 1, 2020 Expiration Date: July 1, 2023
TOPIC 1: Bloodstream Infections and Endocarditis.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
- Analyze the epidemiology and risk factors for bloodstream infections and endocarditis in patients presenting to a primary care practice.
- Employ the diagnosis and management skills for bloodstream infections and infective endocarditis as per the current IDSA guidelines.
- Recognize post-infection patient management issues and apply appropriate endocarditis prophylaxis measures as per the AHA guidelines
TOPIC 2: Multi-Drug Resistant Infections.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP
- Assess to identify and avoid or minimize the urgent and serious threats of drug resistance as identified by the CDC and IDSA.
- Apply the most effective and appropriate treatment and strategy for each infection.
- Determine when specialist referral will result in an improved outcome.
TOPIC 3: Skin and Soft Tissue infections.
Management of skin and soft tissue infections continues to be common in primary care. They can range from uncomplicated which is managed in the outpatient setting to problematic requiring inpatient care, An evidence-based approach to diagnosis and treatment from JAMA dermatology, Clinical Infectious Diseases, CDC guidance published in the MMWR, and NEJM will be reviewed. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP, EBM, GL
- Differentiate between skin and soft tissue infections that require antibiotic coverage for anaerobes and those that do not.
- Accurately diagnose venous stasis dermatitis as a non-infectious entity.
- Correctly formulate treatment plans for animal and human bites.
- Identify 2 or more non-infectious diagnoses that resemble “bilateral cellulitis”