R3 Talks - Selected Infectious Disease Topics: An Update for the Primary Care Provider
June 2, 2017
Swedish First Hill
Providers do not have the opportunity to exchange and discuss and consider application of the most current evidence-based updates on infectious disease topics that are encountered in outpatient primary care, and for which new information has led to changes in best practice. This activity was designed to improve learners' ability to deliver the most up-to-date infectious disease treatment and medical advice to their patients on selected topics.
This course is intended for primary-care physicians, PAs, FNPs, RNs, residents, medical school students and other health-care providers in Washington interested in the topics that will be presented.
***Online registration is now closed. Walk-in registration will be available on the day of the conference.***
Treatment and guidelines for infectious diseases information changes often, making it a challenge for busy providers to stay current. Diagnostic and treatment algorithms that were state of the art one or two years ago may no longer reflect current best practice. Patients increasingly come to us with questions about information they have found on the internet that we may be unprepared to address.
The rapidly evolving nature of infectious diseases and increasing drug resistance require that front-line providers in primary care adapt their practices just as fast. This course will review selected topics and highlight new research regarding best practices for the screening, diagnosis and treatment of common infectious diseases.
Providers do not have the opportunity to exchange and discuss and consider application of the most current evidence-based updates on infectious disease topics that are encountered in outpatient primary care, and for which new information has led to changes in best practice.
At the conclusion of this symposium, the participant will provide better patient care through an increased ability to:
- Assess the risks and benefits of treating hepatitis C in incarcerated populations, and understand the cost of care for treating hepatitis C
- Identify immigrant and refugee patients who need additional screening for chronic infections and select appropriate tests
- Identify common contagious conditions in nursing home populations, and provide management and containment strategies
- Recognize appropriate indications for and selection of antibiotics for diabetic foot infections, and describe measures that are effective for prevention
- Apply evidence-based counseling techniques that are effective in increasing HPV vaccination rates
- Choose the most appropriate screening test and the best treatment strategy for latent tb
- Recognize the dermatologic, hematologic, metabolic and renal extrahepatic manifestations of hepatitis C and understand how they respond to directed and antiviral therapy
- Describe the role for allergy testing in the patient with a history of antibiotic allergies
- Manage common infections with unique implications or treatment needs in pregnancy, and recognize less common infections with significant obstetric implications
- Define the evidence behind new protocols for management of febrile infants and identify which infants require inpatient admission and monitoring
- Recognize and apply changing criteria for diagnosing UTIs in infants
- Recognize when empiric antibiotic treatment of cough, sore throat, and nasal congestion might be appropriate, and identify second step investigations in equivocal or confusing cases
- Outline the nuanced diagnosis and treatment of commonly encountered infectious diseases in primary care
- Identify opportunities to safely reduce inappropriate antibiotic use, and advocate for antibiotic stewardship while honoring the patient experience
Accreditation with Commendation
Swedish Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Swedish Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AAFP Prescribed Credits
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are accepted for Washington State RN Continuing Education requirements as well as for application and renewal of specialty and advance practice certification through both ANCC and AANP (1 CNE hour is equivalent to 1 CME hour).
This Live activity, Selected Infectious Disease Topics: An Update for the Primary Care Provider, with a beginning date of 06/02/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 6.25 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Swedish Family Medicine Third-Year Resident
Marla Calvert, M.D.
Puja Dalal, M.D.
Maegan Dirac, M.D.
Cody King, M.D.
Alex Langley, M.D.
Radha Sadacharan, M.D.
Grace Tidwell, M.D.
Isabelle Trepiccione, M.D.
Carolyn Wakeman, M.D.
Max Weston, M.D.
Swedish Geriatric Medicine Fellow
Laura Blinkhorn, M.D.
Swedish Family Medicine Faculty
Maureen Brown, M.D.
Ben Davis, M.D.
Howard Uman, M.D.
Swedish CME maintains full control of the context of every course we provide. It is our policy to identify and resolve all speaker and planner conflicts of interest. Each speaker is required to give a balanced, evidence-based presentation that is free of commercial bias.
Maureen Brown, M.D., Course Chair
Belinda Fu, M.D.
Grace Tidwell, M.D.
Carlos Rustia, ME Coordinator
Caye Boosalis, CME Manager
*Residents/Fellows/Medical Students please email Swedish CME to register.
Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Participants who register by Monday, May 22, 2017, will receive a confirmation postcard. Registrations will only be processed when accompanied by full payment.
To receive a refund, notice of cancellation must be received no later than Friday, May 26, 2017.
Please note: No registrations are accepted by phone or e-mail.
If you have special needs, please contact the CME office at 206-386-2755.
The fee for this course includes catering, all instruction and hands-on learning materials, online syllabus access and a certificate of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.