Infectious diseases cause some of the more common problems seen in the ambulatory setting and are the most common reasons for prescribing antibiotics. However, choosing appropriate therapy for these disorders can frequently be difficult due to patient demands, practitioner unfamiliarity with appropriate indications for antibiotics, local microbial resistance patterns, and formulary restrictions. The purpose of this talk is to discuss some of the more common infectious diseases seen in outpatient clinics and identify which ones require antibiotic therapy. The speaker will discuss some of the more commonly available antibiotic agents, how to prescribe them appropriately, and some of the problems associated with their use. Participants will also learn about concepts of antibiotic stewardship.
Management of Clostridium difficile Infection: First Occurrence and Beyond (Recorded at Pri-Med Midwest)
This talk will review the diagnosis and treatment of C. difficile. The speaker will focus on treating severe and recurrent infections and updating participants on new guidelines for the management of C. difficile associated diarrhea.
Get your questions answered by Dr. Richard Hamill, a faculty expert in Infectious Disease. You ask: we listen. You will learn practical solutions to common clinical challenges and tips to apply the latest knowledge in practice.
In the twentieth episode of Pri-Med’s web series on COVID-19, approach one of the most common questions about COVID-19 during this time; is it safe to travel? This session will review the current data on in flight transmission and evaluate the efficacy of current travel restrictions. Faculty will also explore how telehealth uptake has boomed with the pandemic and how this has provided both improvements and drawbacks to the health care system and to patients.
In this COVID-19 panel, primary care, infectious disease, and cardiology faculty will team up to discuss the most pressing and frequently asked questions about COVID-19 and its complications. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 9/11/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.
Every year, one in ten people worldwide experience a foodborne infection caused by a broad range of pathogens, from common enteric viruses and bacteria to less familiar parasites. There are many factors influencing the modern burden of foodborne illness: our increasingly global food supply, the ongoing changes in food production, consumer tastes, food safety practices, the growing number of vulnerable and/or immunosuppressed hosts, and even climate change. This talk will summarize the modern ecology of foodborne disease, describe the clinical presentation of common foodborne pathogens and update you several foodborne parasites currently emerging in the United States. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 9/12/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.
In the eighteenth episode of Pri-Med’s web series on COVID-19, faculty will discuss data on the relationship between vitamin D levels and COVID-19 infection. Faculty will also revisit the topic of testing, including new updates on recommendations for viral and serologic testing, as well as factors that impact how accurate these tests are. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 08/04/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.
In the seventeenth episode of Pri-Med’s weekly web series on COVID-19, faculty will explore how the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced non-communicable diseases and impacted healthcare beyond SARS-CoV-2 infection. Faulty will also discuss the role of masks to reduce the risk of respiratory infections and compare the efficiency of different masks. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 09/01/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.
These troubling times require communication among specialists and primary care. In this COVID-19 ask the expert the faculty will discuss the most pressing and frequently asked questions about this disease and its complications.
With the COVID-19 pandemic moving through the country, it is important for clinicians to have the most up-to-date information. Join this session with Dr. Peter Libby to learn about the cardiovascular complications of COVID-19 and how you can help patients facing these issues. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 11/3/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.
In the twenty-second episode of Pri-Med’s web series on COVID-19, faculty will examine the concept of “herd immunity” and how it relates to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. They will not only explain the basics of herd immunity but take a deep dive into why herd immunity may or may not help to limit the spread of COVID-19. This session will also re-visit the COVID-19 vaccine pipeline, explaining where we stand with current vaccine trials and the outlook for vaccine development.
This session will approach three challenging areas of infectious disease that the primary care clinician faces on a regular basis: sexually transmitted infections, vaccination, and hepatitis. In the past few years, there has been a tremendous rise in the incidence of sexually transmitted infections. Faculty will update the audience on recent developments in the management of patients with sexually transmitted infections. Also continually updated, are the guidelines on adult vaccination. This session will provide updates on the adult vaccination schedule. Lastly, faculty will discuss the epidemiology of viral hepatitis.