Title: Internal Medicine – Infectious Diseases: Skin/Soft Tissue Infections; Tuberculosis; Infection Prevention
Course ID: IMid
John K. Crane, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo; Chief of Infectious Diseases Section and Hospital Epidemiologist, Erie County Medical Center; Co-Medical Director, Erie County TB Clinic, Buffalo, NY
Blair Weikert, M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Infectious Disease, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Kendal Williams, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Clinical Professor, Hospitalist Division, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania; Service Chief, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center; Co-Director, Center for Evidence-Based Practice, Penn Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Original Release Date: July 1, 2020 Expiration Date: July 1, 2023
TOPIC 1: Overview of the Inpatient Management of Skin and Soft Tissue Infections.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP
Review the clinical presentation and categorization of common skin and soft tissue infections.
- Differentiate common non-infectious conditions that can mimic skin and soft tissue
- Based on evidence from the CDC and standard of care publications, recognize and incorporate the changing epidemiology and resistance patterns impacting skin and soft tissue infections into therapeutic
- Recognize the types of drug-associated rashes and formulate an effective treatment plan for each.
TOPIC 2: Tuberculosis Update.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
- Appraise how the changing epidemiology of tuberculosis has impacted the incidence of the disease in the S.
- Detect and manage latent tuberculosis infection, including appropriate use of gamma-interferon release assays as per the CDC recommendations and Guidelines.
- Apply the principles of treatment of TB disease, specify how to increase medication adherence, and detect adverse drug
- Differentiate patient characteristics to anticipate multi-drug
TOPIC 3: Infection Prevention and Antibiotic Stewardship.
Antimicrobial resistance continues to be a very prominent concern in all aspect of medicine. Antibiotic stewardship is extremely important to reduce the continued development of resistance and improve patient outcomes.
Upon completion on this session, using an evidence- based approach, based on guidelines from IDSA, the participant should be able to: GL, EBM, COMP
- Incorporate “Diagnostic Stewardship” into action plans toward Antibiotic Stewardship.
- Use a Hospital or Health-System Antibiogram to avoid unwise use of
- Distinguish between antibiotics carrying the highest risk of triggering C. difficile infection vs. lower-risk
- Describe how antibiotic stewardship in the hospital can be extended to nursing homes, outpatient clinics, and the wider