21 ACPE Credits
21 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
21.0 Contact Hours
7½ Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
Course Fees:$1095 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Pharmacists, & Dentists
$850 for Physician Assistants
$695 for Nurses, Students & Others
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.
- Update Adult Vaccines
- List vaccine preventable infections and their burden
- List appropriate vaccines for adults; List strategies to increase uptake of adult vaccines
- Antimicrobial Stewardship
- List the benefits of stewardship
- List interventions to improve antibiotic use
- Update Respiratory Infections (RTIs)
- List common pathogens of RTIs
- List appropriate diagnosis and treatment of RTIs
- Update UTIs
- Describe the difference of asymptomatic bacteriuria from symptomatic UTI
- List appropriate antibiotics for UTIs
- Update STDs
- List appropriate Diagnosis and therapy of common STDs
- Emerging Infections
- Define and list recent emerging infections
- Know how to manage a patient with Zika
- List criteria for pandemic
- Infectous Disease Pearls
- Describe management of common examples of infectious diseases
- Case Discussions for 2 hours
- Understand nuances of treating infectious disease cases
- Update TB and Lyme:Another presentation of Bone and Joint infections
- List criteria for differentiating latent from active TB
- Know who to interpret Lyme tests and treat stages of Lyme
- List manifestations of osteomyelitis
- New antimicrobial agent review and antimicrobial prophylaxis for prevention of endocarditis
- The purpose of the lectures is to provide up-to-date and evidenced-based information regarding the diagnosis, management, and prevention of various infectious diseases that are clinically relevant to the practicing physician.
- After attending the presentations, attendees will have a better understanding of appropriate adult vaccines and diagnositc and therapeutic principles to provide better care for patients with infections.
- Intra-abdominal infections and diverticulitis
- Describe the approach to intra-abdominal infections and select appropriate antimicrobial therapy
- Infectious issues in patients receiving TNF inhibitors
- Review mechanism of action of TNF-alpha inhibitors
- List infections associated with these agents
- Skin and soft tissue infections
- Recite common pathogens associated with skin infections.
- Utilize appropriate antimicrobial therapy based on exam.
- C. difficile and other diarrheas
- Recite common challenging aspects of treating diarrhea in the era of C. difficile infection.
- Infectious disease image and word association
- Recall specific infectious diseaes based on keywords and/or images
- Infectious Risks in International Travelers
- Recite commonly encountered diseases associated with international travel. Identify necessary items to bring for international travel
- Update in HIV and HCV
- Describe testing and interpretation of diagnostics for HIV and HCV. Summarize treatment for HIV and HCV.