CME - Infectious Diseases: Adult Issues in the Outpatient and Inpatient Settings

Venue: Hyatt Regency Sarasota

Location: Sarasota, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: Mar 08, 2010 End Date/Time: Mar 12, 2010
Registration Date: Mar 08, 2010
Early Registration Date: Feb 06, 2010
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SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES FOR THIS COURSE: DAY 1 - FEVER OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN – Pathogenesis and its physiologic importance. Major causes. Approach to the initial diagnostic work-up. Normal temperature regulation. VIRAL HEPATITIS – 5 known types of viral hepatitis (A through E), similarities and differences, risks to develop chronic infection, complications of chronic infection, treatment. Recognize hepatitis clinically and interpret hepatitis serologies. Select appropriate patients for new treatment options. Specific items covered include: Clinical syndromes of acute and chronic hepatitis. Serologic diagnosis. Complications of chronic hepatitis and newer treatment options. EMERGING AND MULTI-DRUG RESISTANT INFECTIONS – New and emerging infectious diseases. Prevalent multi-drug resistant infections in the community and in hospitals. Effective and appropriate treatment strategy for each infection. When specialist referral will result in an improved outcome. UPDATE IN ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY – Pharmacology and antibacterial spectrum of activity of the newer antibiotics. Use of newer agents based on sites of infection and susceptibility patterns, drug recommendation to key clinical scenarios. Side effects, adverse reactions, drug – drug interactions affiliated with each antibiotic. DAY 2 - INFECTIONS IN THE IMMUNOCOMPROMISED PATIENT – Immunocompromised patient at most risk for serious infections due to diabetes, malignancy, chemotherapy or medications such as the immunomodulators. Spectrum of infectious diseases and factors putting patients at risk in these populations. Atypical presentations of infection in these groups. Treatment and follow up of these infections for each type of at risk patient. APPROACH TO FEVER AND RASH – Etiology of commonly seen infectious and non-infectious rashes associated with fever. Differential diagnosis based upon the type of rash on presentation. Treatment of some common rashes such as meningococcemia, rickettsioses, syphilis, Varicella zoster and the agents of toxic shock syndrome. MENINGITIS: COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS - Normal CSF parameters. Interpret CSF. Frequently asked questions about meningitis, such as: Use of steroids; who requires a CT scan prior to lumbar puncture and the effects of prior antibiotic treatment of CSF. Approach to aseptic/viral meningitis. CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME – How to diagnose CFS and how to distinguish it from chronic fatigue. History of CFS. How to manage (and how not to mismanage) a patient with CFS. DAY 3 - GASTROENTERITIS – Major pathogenic mechanisms that result in diarrhea. Major pathogens responsible for acute gastroenteritis. Evaluation of acute gastroenteritis as the normal host and in persons with HIV or recent travel. TICK BORNE ILLNESSES IN THE U.S. – Major tick vectors in the United States. Proper removal of a tick. Clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment of the major tick borne diseases in the United States: Lyme disease, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, and rocky-mountain spotted fever. TUBERCULOSIS UPDATE – How changing epidemiology of tuberculosis has impacted the incidence in the U.S. Latent tuberculosis infection, how to increase medication adherence. Principles of treatment of TB disease and adverse drug reactions. Multi-drug resistance. BLOODSTREAM INFECTIONS AND INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS – Epidemiology and risk factors. Diagnosis and management of bloodstream infections and infective endocarditis. Post-infection patient management issues and prophylaxis measures. DAY 4 - SOFT TISSUE AND BONE INFECTIONS – Diagnosis of common skin and soft tissue infections. Common infections to include streptococcal and staphylococcal infections, necrotizing fasciitis, diabetic foot infections, bite wound infections and bone and joint infections. Treatment and management of these commonly seen infections and when specialist referral is indicated. INFLUENZA AND PANDEMIC INFLUENZA – Epidemiology, infection control precautions and other preventive measures related to Influenza infections. Role of influenza vaccine and antiviral therapy as well as supportive measures in prevention and treatment. Potential for pandemic influenza. Key issues of Bio-emergency preparedness. HEALTH ADVICE FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL – Travel itinerary for potential health risks. Vaccines and medications. Specific areas include: Pre-travel (Immunizations; Malaria prophylaxis; Medications); Travel safety on planes and boats. During travel. (Safe food and water; Traveler’s diarrhea; HIV and travel; Pregnancy and breast feeding) IMMUNIZATIONS FOR ADULTS – Myths and facts about vaccine administration. Indications, contra-indications, efficacy, and side effects. Immunizations indicated for different risk groups such as health care workers, college students and inhabitants of long term care facilities. DAY 5 - WHAT EVERY PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER SHOULD KNOW ABOUT HIV – Epidemiology of HIV. Prognosis for a newly infected person. Major viral and host factors that determine present approach to management. Risks to health care workers and management of an exposed health care worker. SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES – Epidemiology of STDs. Differential diagnosis for Urethral discharge and dysuria; Vaginal discharge/vaginitis; Genital ulceration. Diagnosis and management of syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes and HPV. How to properly use a condom; properly educate patients. COMMUNITY ACQUIRED PNEUMONIA AND RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTIONS – Epidemiology of community acquired pneumonia. Clinical manifestations and likely pathogens in specific patient populations. Differential diagnosis and specific management when you make the diagnosis of community acquired pneumonia. Rising incidence of resistance and alternative therapies when indicated. Role of antibiotics in bronchitis. ACUTE PHARYNGITIS – Various etiologies to consider and differential diagnosis when approaching acute pharyngitis. Features and predictors that guide diagnostic testing. Best courses of treatment and overall management.


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