Infectious Diseases in Primary Care

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Overview / Abstract:

The Comprehensive 2018 Infectious Disease Update: Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment
Education for Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
This acclaimed Harvard Medical School CME course provides a comprehensive ID update. Led by Harvard Medical School's leading ID faculty and clinicians, this program provides guidance to improve the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of infectious diseases. Participants learn the practice implications of important new innovations and ensure that their ability to address ID challenges is fully current.
Focus areas in the course curriculum include:
• Updated guidelines for adult immunization
• New diagnostics for respiratory tract infections
• Travel medicine and infectious diseases in immigrants
• Strategies for avoiding antibiotic overuse
• How to counsel reluctant patients about vaccine benefits
• Can’t-miss diagnoses: infectious disease emergencies
• Managing antibiotic resistance in the community
• Updates for the non-HIV immunocompromised patient
• Evaluation and treatment of latent tuberculosis
• Infection control in the office setting
• New guidelines for management of urinary, gastrointestinal, respiratory, and soft tissue infections
Specially designed for the needs of busy clinicians, Harvard Medical School faculty provide outcomes-driven and evidence-based answers to questions that MDs, NPs and PAs face every day, such as ...
• What immunizations are indicated for my patients traveling to developing countries?
• How can I interpret the results of different tests for latent tuberculosis?
• How should I manage recurrent C. difficile?
• What are the recommendations for the new zoster vaccine?
• What can we expect with the upcoming flu season?
• How do the various hepatitis C treatment options impact my patients?
• What strategies are recommended for treating and preventing MRSA infection?
• What are the new tests our lab is using to diagnose HIV and other sexually transmitted infections?
• How should I answer patient questions about emerging diseases, such as Zika and MERS?
• How do I manage patients with antibiotic allergies?


Nov 30, 2018


Nurse Practitioner , Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME


Live / Seminar



Credits / Hours

22.50 AMA PRA Category1 Credits™


Harvard Medical School, ACCME, AAFP

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Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Acute Care, Diagnosis / Assessment / Patient History, Family Medicine, Immunizations / Vaccinations, Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine, Preventive Care, Primary Care, STD's / Sexually Transmitted Disease

Sponsors / Supporters / Grant Providers

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Keywords / Search Terms

The Penzias Group The Penzias Group Infectious Diseases, Primary Care, Immunizations, travel medicine, immigrants, HIV, respiratory, flu, hepatitis C, MRSA, Zika, Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Pathology, Family Medicine, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, General Practice Live CE CME Seminar CE CME Live CE CME Seminar CE CME

LIVE Activity Location Details

11-07-2018 - 11-09-2018

Fairmont Copley Plaza
138 St. James Ave.
Boston, MA   02116
United States of America

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