FP Essentials™

Skin Infections and Outpatient Burn Management

Edition #489 | February 2020

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In This Edition

  • 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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February 2020


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