Title: Family Medicine – Infectious Diseases: Fever of Unknown Origin; Influenza; Cellulitis, Necrotizing Fasciitis and Foot Ulcers
Faculty: Stephen J. Gluckman, M.D., Valerianna Amorosa, M.D., Keith S. Kaye, M.D., M.P.H.
Original Release Date: July 1, 2018 Expiration Date: July 1, 2021
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: Influenza and Pandemic Influenza.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, EBM, COMP
- Integrate the epidemiology, infection control precautions and other preventive measures related to influenza infections.
- Appraise the role of influenza vaccine and antiviral therapy as well as supportive measures in the prevention and treatment of influenza as per the CDC Guidelines.
- Formulate key issues of Bioemergency preparedness for the primary care practitioner.
TOPIC 3: Cellulitis, Necrotizing Fasciitis and the Diabetic Foot Ulcers.
Upon completion of this session, using the evidence- based guidelines from the IDSA, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
- Diagnose typical and atypical manifestations.
- Evaluate the pathogenesis.
- Apply the principles of medical and surgical treatment.
- Assess the prognosis.