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Emergency Department Management of Cellulitis and Other Skin and Soft-Tissue Infections (Infectious Disease CME and Pharmacology CME)

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Episode 69

Date: 05/01/2022 | Length: 48:04

 

Show Notes

  • Why cellulitis/skin infections?  
  • Terminology
    • Erysipelas vs cellulitis vs fasciitis  
    • Purulent cellulitis 
  • Most common pathogens 
  • Special situations  
  • Necrotizing infection classification system – is this helpful in the ED, and if so, why? 
  • Differential – unilateral vs bilateral presentation 
  • Prehospital care  
  • ED evaluation
    • History – what should we be asking? 
    • Examination: SSTI vs NSTI 
  • Diagnostics
    • POCUS: “cobblestoning” and fluid collection 
    • X-ray: subcutaneous gas 
    • CT: when is this helpful? 
  • Labs
    • Blood cultures – if given the option, are they helpful? 
    • Wound cultures – any role for these?  
    • Routine labs (CBC, BMP, etc) – are they helpful? 
    • LRINEC score – what is it and should we be using it? 
  • Treatment 
    • NSTI antibiotics 
    • Abscesses 
  • Special populations
    • IV drug users 
    • Diabetic patients 
    • Immunocompromised patients 
  • Wound irrigation and loop drainage 
  • Disposition
 

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Sam Ashoo, MD, FACEP

Dr. Ashoo is a practicing emergency physician, board-certified in emergency medicine and clinical informatics. Join him as he takes you through the May 2022 issue of Emergency Medicine Practice: Emergency Department Management of Cellulitis and Other Skin and Soft-Tissue Infections (Infectious Disease CME and Pharmacology CME)


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Authors

Kyle Howarth, MD; Joby Thoppil, MD, PhD; Gilberto A. Salazar, MD, FACEP, DABEMS

Peer Reviewed By

Marc Kanter, MD; Jennifer White, MD

Publication Date

May 1, 2022

CME Expiration Date

May 1, 2025

CME Credits

4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 4 ACEP Category I Credits, 4 AAFP Prescribed Credits, 4 AOA Category 2-A or 2-B Credits.
Specialty CME Credits: Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 4 Infectious Disease CME credits and 1 Pharmacology CME credit.

Pub Med ID: 35467810

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