Title: Hospital Medicine – Gastroenterology: Infective Diarrhea; Gastroenteritis; Hepatitis
Faculty: Donald Kaye, M.D., M.A.C.P., Stephen J. Gluckman, M.D., F.A.C.P., Kenneth Kaye, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Original Release Date: July 1, 2018 Expiration Date: July 1, 2021
TOPIC 1: Update on Infective Diarrhea.
Using IDSA, HICPAC, CDC, FDA, and WHO evidence-based guidelines and recommendations, upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
- Differentiate the presentation of toxigenic and invasive diarrhea.
- Relate food-borne pathogens to illness.
- Evaluate when to use fecal WBC, stool cultures, and stool O&P examinations.
- Prescribe antibiotic therapy for various diarrheal illnesses when appropriate.
TOPIC 2: Gastroenteritis.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
- Relate the major pathogenic mechanisms that result in diarrhea.
- Differentiate the major pathogens responsible for acute gastroenteritis.
- 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.
- Diagnose and treat various common causes of gastroenteritis as per the current ACG guidelines.
TOPIC 3: Hepatitis.
Upon completion of this session, using evidence- based guidelines and consensus statements from NIH, CDC, AGA, ACIP, AAP and Association for the Study of Liver Disease, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
- Interpret the pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of hepatitis A, B, C, D or E.
- Relate differences in complications.
- Interpret diagnostic testing of the hepatitis viruses.