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0.75 CME CREDIT

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.


0.75 CME CREDIT

This presentation will update the audience on the current knowledge of Zika infection with a focus on practical information that primary care providers can use to educate their patients and answer their questions. It will also address Zika and other recent examples of emerging infections to underscore the dynamic nature of the epidemiology of infections and the role of primary care providers in their detection and control.


0.75 CME CREDIT

A differential diagnosis of fever in returned international travelers will be outlined in this activity. The incubation period of various febrile conditions will be discussed to help further define the differential diagnosis, and conditions where there is urgency in establishing a diagnosis and initiating therapy. Finally, the faculty will discuss emerging infectious disease threats and the importance of zoonoses.


0.5 CME CREDIT

Unlike HIV with rates of mortality that decline yearly, TB remains the leading infectious cause of death worldwide, accounting for 1.3 million deaths in 2016. Approximately 2 billion people in the world and 10 to 15 million Americans have latent TB infection (LTBI). Although they are not infectious, up to 10% each year are at risk of progression to active disease, depending on their risk factors and co-morbidities. This presentation will compare modalities to diagnose LTBI: the tuberculin skin test (or PPD) and the interferon gamma release assay (e.g., the quantiferon gold blood test). The faculty will discuss which patients are at high risk for progression to TB disease and the role of preventive chemotherapy. Finally, you will learn more about the emerging global storm that awaits us as diabetes becomes epidemic and merges with TB, as there is a 2-4-fold increased risk for TB in patients with diabetes.


1 CME CREDIT

Focusing on STIs in the U.S. and specifically California, the faculty will review the current epidemiology of syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, and herpes. You will learn about the clinical manifestations of disease, new detection and diagnostic methods, and updates on clinical management and treatment. The faculty will discuss new prevention interventions and strategies to reduce the risk for STIs.


1 CME CREDIT

This case-based lecture will provide the active clinician with strategies, updates, and specific practice recommendations in clinical infectious diseases. Prevention and treatment of Infectious Diseases in the ambulatory setting will be emphasized, with coverage of advances in antimicrobial therapy and immunization. Special attention will be given to the responsible use of antibiotics to reduce the risk of both toxicity and antimicrobial resistance.


1 CME CREDIT

This case-based, interactive lecture will cover the current epidemiology of HIV in the United States, and then focus on issues critical for the primary care provider - HIV testing, identification of acute infection, initiating a baseline work-up, and understanding the basics of antiretroviral therapy. HIV prevention will be covered citing both the pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis strategies.


0.75 CME CREDIT

Common Outpatient Infections for Primary Care

0.75 CME
0.66 AANP | 0.08 Pharmacology

This talk will highlight common infectious disease issues seen in the primary care clinic. Topics will include diagnosis and management of community-acquired pneumonia, acute bronchitis, rhinosinusitis, and urinary tract infections. The focus will be on practical approaches for management of these conditions with an emphasis on medical decision-making and rational antibiotic selection.


0.75 CME CREDIT

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.


0.75 CME CREDIT

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.


0.33 CME CREDIT

Shingles, or herpes zoster (HZ), is a common secondary infection. More than 95% of immunocompetent individuals aged > 50 years are seropositive for the varicella zoster virus (VZV) and are at risk of developing shingles. This podcast series will address the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and complications of shingles, in addition to the strategies to prevent it.


0.32 CME CREDIT

Taking Aim Against Shingles: Strategies for Success (Part 3)

0.25 CME/MOC
0.32 AANP | 0.23 Pharmacology

Shingles, or herpes zoster (HZ), is a common secondary infection. More than 95% of immunocompetent individuals aged > 50 years are seropositive for the varicella zoster virus (VZV) and are at risk of developing shingles. This podcast series will address the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and complications of shingles, in addition to the strategies to prevent it.