2017 Bugs, Drugs and You: Infectious Diseases “Boot Camp” for Hospitalists
This intensive day-long pre-course will tackle a variety of clinical issues important to hospitalists: some important because of their frequency, and others because of the high-stakes nature of their correct diagnosis and treatment. The course is designed for practicing hospitalists (physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants), and the content will reflect recognition of the fact that most hospitalists already have considerable knowledge of, and experience with, common infectious diseases.
The course will be led by experienced infectious diseases specialists with extensive teaching backgrounds, some of whom also practice as hospitalists. Specific topics will include practical aspects of emerging antimicrobial resistance, an update in HIV medicine geared to the inpatient setting, endovascular infections, infectious diseases emergencies, highlights of recent pneumonia guidelines updates, and a state-of-the-art Clostridium difficile infection review. The course’s overarching goal is to provide attendees with actionable information which will impact their patient care, and where appropriate to change practice.
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be better able to:
- Describe best practices in the treatment of skin and soft tissue infections, including diabetic foot infections, based on current guidelines as well as recently approved antimicrobial agents.
- Outline current optimal strategies for the prevention and treatment of Clostridium difficile disease, including recurrences
- Identify key strategies in the prevention of selected infections, as well as important resistant issues impacting antimicrobial use
- Discuss how to promptly recognize and treat selected infectious diseases emergencies
- Explain key trends in endocarditis and other endovascular infections, and how these affect treatment approaches
Accreditation and Designation Statement:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Blackwell Futura Media Services and the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM). Blackwell Futura Media Services is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”
Blackwell Futura Media Services designates this live meeting for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
|Jennifer Hanrahan, DO, FACP, FIDSA||Nothing to Disclose|
|James Piles, MD, FACP, SFHM|
|John Sanders, TM, FACP, FIDSA||Nothing to Disclose|
|Glenn Wortmann, MD, FACP, FIDSA||Nothing to Disclose|
- 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 7.50 Non-physician