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1 CME CREDIT

Infectious diseases syndromes are common in primary care practices. However, staying current with relevant literature that may influence appropriate evaluation and treatment of patients with these syndromes can be difficult, given the volumes of applicable articles and diversity of journals publishing these reports. This session will present some common infectious disease scenarios and provide crucial literature updates. You will learn about how responding to histories of penicillin allergy may result in adverse patient outcomes, the proper timing of influenza vaccination, the influence of substance abuse on risk medication adherence and infectious diseases risk, the appropriate evaluation of patients with suspected cellulitis syndromes, and the role of preoperative urine screening.


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This session will review basic information about commonly recommended vaccines including indications, risks and benefits. The majority of the session will focus on communication strategies to enhance trust in the context of working with vaccine resistant or vaccine hesitant patients and parents. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with motivational interviewing strategies to incorporate in their individual practices.


1 CME CREDIT

Globally, human papilloma viruses (HPV) are responsible for virtually 100% of cervical cancers, 75% of vaginal cancers, 69% of vulvar cancers, 91% of anal cancers, 63% of penile cancers, approximately 70% of oropharyngeal cancers, and almost all cases of genital warts. This activity provides an update on the prevention of HPV-related cancers and the newly expanded vaccine indications.


0.32 CME CREDIT

Taking Aim Against Shingles: Strategies for Success (Part 2)

0.25 CME/MOC
0.32 AANP | 0.08 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.


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.


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.


0.25 CME CREDIT

Antibiotics are frequently prescribed for upper respiratory infections, even when they are likely due to viral etiologies, or will resolve just as quickly without antibiotics. Many clinicians believe convincing patients they do not need to take an antibiotic is time consuming and frustrating for both parties. In fact, patients are often receptive to information on appropriate use, and the conversation can be done efficiently with practice.


0.58 CME CREDIT

Preventing HPV-Related Cancers in Our Communities: Expert Q&A

0.50 CME/MOC
0.58 AANP | 0.15 Pharmacology

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. In addition to causing cervical cancers, HPV is responsible for 90% of anal cancers and 70% of oropharyngeal cancers, and affects both men and women. This activity provides an update on the prevention of HPV-related cancers and the newly expanded vaccine indications.


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.


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.


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

Infectious diseases syndromes are common in primary care practices. However, staying current with relevant literature that may influence appropriate evaluation and treatment of patients with these syndromes can be difficult, given the volumes of applicable articles and diversity of journals publishing these reports. This session will present some common infectious disease scenarios and provide crucial literature updates. You will learn about how responding to histories of penicillin allergy may result in adverse patient outcomes, the proper timing of influenza vaccination, the influence of substance abuse on risk medication adherence and infectious diseases risk, the appropriate evaluation of patients with suspected cellulitis syndromes, and the role of preoperative urine screening.