Title: UCid-Urgent Care- Infectious Diseases-Fever of Unknown Origin; Common Issues Surrounding Tick Borne Illnesses in the U.S.; Meningitis: Commonly Asked Questions
Faculty: Stephen J. Gluckman, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.I.D.S.A.
Original Release Date: July 1, 2021 Expiration Date: July 1, 2024
TOPIC 1: Fever of Unknown Origin.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP
- Discuss the pathogenesis of fever and its physiologic importance.
- Describe the major causes of FUO’s.
- Integrate normal temperature regulation and the relevance of this to disease states.
- Formulate an approach to FUO for a given patient based upon the multicenter and expert panel reviews published and referenced.
TOPIC 2: Common Issues Surrounding Tick Borne Illnesses in the U.S.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, EBM, COMP
- Determine the major tick vectors in the United States and their associated diseases.
- Relate the proper technique for tick removal.
- Differentiate the clinical presentations, diagnosis and treatment of the major tick borne diseases in the United States: Lyme disease, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever as per the CDC and IDSA Guidelines.
TOPIC 3: Meningitis: Commonly Asked Questions.
Upon completion of this session, the participants should be able to: GL, COMP
- Interpret normal CSF parameters.
- Interpret abnormal CSF findings and apply them to the proper management of patients.
- Relate an understanding of some of the more controversial clinical areas associated with the management of meningitis such as:
- The IDSA guidelines on the use of steroids;
- Who requires a CT scan prior to a lumbar puncture;
- The effect of prior antibiotic treatment on the interpretations of CSF.
- Discriminate the causes of aseptic meningitis with specific emphasis on the non-viral, treatable etiologies.