This session will highlight diagnostic challenges faced by providers when managing common infections (pneumonia, urinary tract infections and Clostridium difficile infections) in PA/LTC facilities, along with providing treatment updates. In addition, speakers will discuss strategies for prevention and early recognition of these infections. The audience will have the opportunity to seek answers for practical questions that they come across in their daily practice while managing common infections. This session will combine short presentations with interactive role-play session, small group case-based discussions, and an interactive panel discussion towards the end of the workshop.
Describe various clinical presentations of pneumonia, UTI and CDI in PA/LTC setting.
Discuss the diagnostic challenges for pneumonia, UTI and CDI and the limitations of the available tests.
Demonstrate practical steps that can be taken for prevention and early recognition of the common infections in the PA/LTC facilities.
Review the treatment updates for pneumonia, UTI and CDI.
University of Nebraska Medical Center
MD FACP, CMD, CIC, CHCQM,
Chicago Internal Medicine Practice and Research (CIMPAR, SC)