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Skin Infections and Injuries

1 hour Audio and Power Point Presentation

Recorded September 25, 2015

Cutaneous injuries and infection are a common complaint in the urgent care. Regardless of infection, trauma, or a combination of both, your ability to recognize, treat, and safely discharge these patients is an important aspect of your practice. Recent emphasis on evidence based medicine makes learning standards and procedures more relevant as far as risk management and patient satisfaction goes. This course gives you the tools to evaluate, treat, and refer these injuries with better understanding and insight.
Learning Objectives:
  • Racognize that most skin infections ara not spider bites and how they are treated.
  • Differentiate abscesses from cellulitis and enhance their physical examination with ultrasound to determine when you need to I & D vs medical treatment.
  • Recognize when an injury needs to be sutured, glued, steri stripped or just have a band-aid applied.
  • Describe the process for deciding to use antibiotics vs other treatments for skin infections
  • Recognize the complicated skin infection and when it goes beyond the abilities of the UC for treatment.

Disclosures: The above faculty had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty Bio:

Steven Engelberg, PA-C, PhD

Physician Assistant 19 years, Residency Trained in Emergency Medicine, PhD in Health Administration. Clinical Assistant Professor and Preceptor 4 PA and MD schools, Worked 14 emergency departments in 5 states. Last 2 years clinical medicine and administrative overseeing of urgent cares at DaVita Healthcare Prtners, a multi-billion dollar public corporation.

Credit Information:

Designation Statement
The Urgent Care Association of America designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Credit for this course is good for 1 year after purchase.

Submitting for Credit:  

If you would like to submit for either of the credit above, once you complete the activity you must submit for credit you will need to complete the 5 question exam.  You must answer 3 out of 5 correctly to receive credit.  Your credit will be placed in your profile under Professional Development or click on "My Credits".  Email with questions.  

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