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Important Diagnostic and Therapeutic Considerations for Managing Serious Infections in Patients with Substance Abuse, The Homeless or Incarcerated and The Elderly


Total Credits: 1 including 1 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

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State Associations:
MOA - Maine
Faculty:
Emil Lesho, DO
Duration:
58 Minutes
Expiration:
Never expires.


Description

Objectives:

1. Recall the recommended diagnostic approaches to differentiate between complicated and uncomplicated bacteremia, and  identify important differences in how each is managed

2. Recall at least two treatment alternatives in patients who elope from the hospital or who can not have indwelling central venous catheters for longer term antibiotics

3. Recall three lesser known, but serious antibiotic side-effects of commonly used antibiotics (especially in elderly); and 3 important antibiotic ‘donut holes’

4. Become familiar with the approach to evaluating a fever in a complex or special population patient 

5. Identify the commonly encountered bacteria that is causing a wave of severe infections in the Northeast US and recall standard and newer treatment recommendations 

The Maine Osteopathic Association is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. The Maine Osteopathic Association designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity. This session also counts towards DEA opioid prescribing/SUD education requirements.

MOA Grievance Policy: All grievances should be initially directed in writing to the MOA Executive Director by email to info@mainedo.org who will share them with the MOA's Program Committee. Grievances will receive a response within 30 days of receipt. If you do not receive a satisfactory response, you may notify the Council on Continuing Medical Education, AOA, 142 East Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611.

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Emil Lesho, DO's Profile

Emil Lesho, DO Related Seminars and Products

Rochester Regional Hospital


Emil P. Lesho, DO, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA is an Infectious Diseases physician and the Healthcare Epidemiologist for Rochester Regional Health, Rochester, NY. Previously, Dr. Lesho served for 26 years on active duty in the U.S. Army. Following his deployment to Iraq, he was the Cofounder and Director of the Multidrug-resistant Organism Repository and Surveillance Network and the Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring and Research Program (MRSN-ARMoR) at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, which is the Department of Defense’s (DoD) flagship agency for conducting epidemiologic surveillance and applied research of multidrug-resistant organisms isolated from healthcare associated infections including war trauma.

Dr. Lesho graduated magna cum laude from DeSales University, Center Valley, PA with a degree in biology, and from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia PA with D.O. degree.  He trained in Internal Medicine at Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA and in Infectious Diseases at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC.  Dr. Lesho has co-authored 168 papers in the peer-reviewed scientific literature. He holds the position of Professor of Medicine (inactive) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, and has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally on various internal medicine and infectious diseases topics, and most recently on the escalating crisis of antibiotic resistance.

Dr. Emil Lesho, DO, and the MOA Planning Committee disclose that they have no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.


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