HealthJune 18, 2020

Infectious disease CME resources

By: Roxanna Guilford-Blake

Are you current on the latest developments in infectious diseases? AudioDigest's curated infectious disease CME collection will bring you up to date.

How up to date are you on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases? It's a rapidly evolving field, and COVID-19 has underscored the need for all doctors - not just infectious disease and emergency medicine specialists - to grasp the basics.

Fortunately, resources to bring you up to date while earning CME credits abound. AudioDigest's Infectious Diseases Topical Collection features 69 carefully curated lectures on an array of topics from experts across specialties.

This infectious disease CME collection is grouped into 11 playlists, including:

  • Infections in Hospital Medicine.
  • Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases.
  • Vaccination/Immunization.
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
  • Gastrointestinal Infections.
  • Animal-associated, Vector-borne and Parasitic Infections.

View the full AudioDigest infectious disease CME collection.

Infectious disease CME: A sampling

Here's a look at a few of the infectious disease CME programs.

Update on Lyme Disease

Paul Gisbert Auwaerter, MD, MBA, Nov. 2019 (29 minutes; 1 credit)

The lecture provides insights into the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease. It also evaluates the role of antibiotic drugs in the management of post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome.

Listen on AudioDigest.

Influenza vaccines and impact on disease

Brendan Flannery, PhD, March 2020 (28 minutes; 1 credit)

This lecture explores and assesses the evidence on the benefits of the influenza vaccination, with special attention to older patients. You'll have the tools you need to counsel older patients about the benefits of high-dose vaccines for influenza.

Listen on AudioDigest.

Update from the infectious diseases society of America

Cynthia L. Sears, MD, May 2019 (25 minutes; .75 credit)

Of the World Health Organization's top-10 list of threats to global health in 2019, most were linked to infectious diseases including, among others, influenza, vaccine hesitancy, dengue and HIV. In this context, the lecture explores a variety of issues, including antimicrobial stewardship programs, antimicrobial resistance and the slowing of commercial development of antibiotics.

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Curbside consults in infectious disease

Jennifer Babik, MD, PhD, July 2019 (45 minutes; 1.5 credits)

What's the appropriate way to conduct a curbside consult for infectious disease? What's inappropriate? This lecture addresses principles of curbside consultations and then moves into a discussion of infectious diseases. You'll learn how to identify patients who require treatment for asymptomatic bacteriuria, administer appropriate therapy for patients with infections of central venous catheters and select the type and duration of antibiotic therapy for patients with skin and soft tissue infections.

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Current challenges in management of HIV infection

Wendy Armstrong, MD, March 2020 (28 minutes; 1 credit)

This lecture, designed to improve the management of HIV infections, focuses on an array of issues, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). It also provides the tools to evaluate the appropriate uses of two- and three-drug regimens in the treatment of patients with HIV infection.

Listen on AudioDigest.

It's an uncertain time, and infectious diseases are top of mind. You have questions. Patients have questions. Caregivers have questions. AudioDigest's Infectious Diseases Topical Collection can help you provide answers - and earn CME/CE/MOC credits. Check it out.

Roxanna Guilford-Blake
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