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OMSKU V- Head and Neck Infections

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Upon completion of this activity, learners should be able to:

1. Epidemiology, Prevention, Control, and Treatment of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

a.Differentiate between hospital associated MRSA and community acquired MRSA
b.Understand the epidemiology, colonization, and risk factors of MRSA
c.Describe the three key steps to prevent MRSA transmission
d.Understand the treatment of MRSA
2. Update on the Changing Microbiology of Oral and Maxillofacial Infections
a.Identify the pathogens that cause odontogenic and non-odontogenic infections of the head and neck
b.Recognize recent changes in nomenclature among the significant pathogens of the head and neck
c.Describe appropriate culture and sensitivity sampling techniques
3. Pharmacology of Antibiotics of the Head and Neck
a.Delineate appropriate antibiotic therapy for a wide range of infections and organisms, avoiding toxicities and drug interactions
b.Recall the pharmacokinetics and coverage of the current antibiotics used to treat head and neck infections
c.Understand the treatment of VRE
4. Diagnostic Imaging of Head and Neck Infections
a.Describe the basic principles of computed tomography and generations of CT scanners
b.Understand the advantages of multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT)
c.Recognize common and uncommon radiographic images of head and neck infections
5. Special Airway Management / Mechanical Ventilation Considerations in Head and Neck Infections
a.Identify and evaluate the emergently compromised airway
b.Describe the current sequence algorithm for management of the difficult airway
c.Understand the indications and technique for cricothyrotomy
6. Fascial Space Infections
a.Comprehend the anatomy of the fascial spaces of the head and neck
b.Describe the exposure and surgical technique for carrying out incision and drainage of the fascial spaces of the head and neck
c.Understand how the fascial spaces communicate with one another and become involved as infections progress
7. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and its Relationship to Head and Neck Tumors
a.Understand the epidemiology of HPV
b.Describe HPV driven malignant transformation
c.Describe HPV transmission to the oral cavity
8. Periorbital and Orbital Infections
a.Recall the anatomy of the orbit and its contiguous structures
b.Describe the classification systems utilized for orbital infections
c.Understand the common bacteria involved with Periorbital infections and appropriate antibiotic regimens
9. Otitis Media
a.Recall the classification, etiologies, and epidemiology of otitis media.
b.Identify the clinical manifestations of otitis media
c.Identify the signs of progression of otitis media to acute mastoiditis
10. Management of Head and Neck Infections in the Immunocompromised Patient
a.Recall the elements od a functionally competent immune system
b.Recognize immune dysfunction associated with specific diseases
c.Discuss the special considerations of infection management in the immunocompromised patient.
11. Cervicofacial Actinomycoses
a.Recall the epidemiology of actinomycosis and the microbiology of the group Actinomycetaceae
b.Describe the clinical features and methods of diagnosis of Cervicofacial Actinomycoses
c.Discuss the principles of treatment of cervicalfacial Actinomycoses
12. Head and Neck Infections associated with combat related injuries
a.Understand the Epidemiology and Microbiology of Wound Colonization and Infection in combat
b.Recall the measures that are taken to prevent combat maxillofacial wound infections
c.Discuss the methods of managing battlefield head and neck infections
13. Fungal Infections of the Head and Neck
a.Review the common fungal infections that occur in the head and neck
b.Understand the microbiology and classification of fungal sinusitis
c.Discuss management of fungal infections

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