This activity is part of the Frankly Speaking with Dr. Frank Domino podcast series.
Frankly Speaking CME 234


Shorter Antibiotic Duration for Outpatient Infections - Frankly Speaking EP 234Guest: Robert A. Baldor, MD, FAAFP
Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Many providers overtreat outpatient infections for fear of not treating until resolution or causing a complication, but this can lead to antibiotic resistance and adverse events. Join us to discuss the new ACP guidelines on antibiotic use in the outpatient setting and the pediatric treatment recommendations. Walk away with a clear understanding of the guidelines for optimal duration of antibiotic treatment for individuals with an outpatient infection.

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Release Date: 7/26/2021

Expiration Date: 7/26/2022

Learning Objectives

  • Review current recommendations on drugs of choice and length of treatment for common outpatient infections for adults and children
  • Reinforce the appropriate use of testing for patients who believe they have a penicillin allergy



Frank J. Domino, MD

Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health,
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

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Robert A. Baldor, MD, FAAFP

Professor and Chairman, Dept of Family Medicine
UMass Medical School/Baystate 

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Shorter Antibiotic Duration for Outpatient Infections - Frankly Speaking EP 234