Title: Internal Medicine – Pulmonary: Community Acquired Pneumonia; Deep Venous Thrombosis; Tuberculosis
Faculty: David A. Horowitz, M.D. and Jerry Zuckerman, M.D.
Original Release Date: July 1, 2017 Expiration Date: July 1, 2020
TOPIC 1: Community Acquired Pneumonia
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to use the evidence-based guidelines of the IDSA and ATS to: EBM, GL, COMP
- Interpret the likely microbial causes of community acquired pneumonia based upon the severity of illness.
- Specify strategies utilized to triage patients to appropriate level of care.
- Prescribe recommended regimens to treat community acquired pneumonia.
TOPIC 2: Practical Approach to the Patient with Potential DVT
Upon completion of this session, using multiple research trials as well as applying recommendations from the ACCP, AAFP/ACP, and the AHA/ACC, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
- Obtain an appropriate medical history to better identify those patients at risk.
- More confidently evaluate and assess the patient suspected of having DVT.
- Better manage patients with the confirmed diagnosis of DVT.
TOPIC 3: Tuberculosis
Using evidence-based guidelines and recommendations from ATS, IDSA, CDC, and WHO, upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
- Assess the groups at risk for developing active tuberculosis.
- Relate the principles of antituberculous therapy.
- Interpret results of testing for latent TB infection.
- Treat latent TB infection.