• Skin Infections and Outpatient Burn Management

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    #489: Skin Infections and Outpatient Burn Management
    February 2020

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    • Prescribe empiric antibiotic therapy for common skin and soft tissue infections.
    • Identify common Streptococcus- and Staphylococcus-based skin and soft tissue infections.
    • Differentiate among tinea corporis, tinea gladiatorum, and tinea cruris.
    • Describe the changing patterns of herpes simplex virus infections in the United States.
    • Summarize the pathophysiology of foot ulcers in patients with diabetes.
    • Diagnose osteomyelitis in patients with foot ulcers.
    • Counsel patients on how to reduce the risk of burn and scald injuries.
    • Determine which patients with burn injuries may require referral to a burn center.

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