What you'll learn

  • Recognize when it is appropriate to start antimicrobials for a suspected lower respiratory or urinary tract infection in nursing home residents with advanced dementia
  • Examine the incidence and outcomes of infections in advanced dementia
  • Integrate patient preferences in treatment decisions for infections
  • Interpret urinalysis and urine culture results
  • Manage asymptomatic bacteriuria

Course description

This HMS CME Online course is targeted to primary care and specialty physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and nurse practitioners.

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Course outline

  • Management of Infections in Advanced Dementia covers the following four case studies:
  • Mrs. Baker—an 90-year-old woman with advanced dementia and lethargy.
  • Mrs. White—an 87-year-old woman with advanced dementia, fever, and a new cough.
  • Mr. Ross—an 95-year-old man with advanced dementia and fever.
  • Mr. Smith—an 98-year-old man with advanced dementia, aspiration, and fever.

Associated Schools

  • Harvard Medical School

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