Urgent Encounters: Acute Infections in Primary Care

Primary care clinicians are often the first point of contact for patients presenting with acute infection. This case-based session will cover a practical approach to common infections in the urgent care setting. We will address clinical challenges and offer tips and tricks for the busy clinician.

Learning Objectives

  • Decide when to initiate antibiotics for purulent soft tissue infections
  • Compare the risks and benefits of different oral antibiotic options for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  • Describe Lyme disease management at different stages of infection
  • Discuss how to use and interpret common tests for infections in the urgent care setting
  • Consider “do not miss diagnoses” when evaluating patients with presumed infections

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AANP Contact Hours
  • 0.60 AANP Pharmacology Contact Hours
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Daniel A. Solomon, MD

Physician, Division of Infectious Diseases, Associate Program Director, MGH/BWH Infectious Diseases Fellowship,
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 
Boston, MA


The following relevant financial relationships have been disclosed by faculty, and all have been mitigated by Pri-Med Institute.

Daniel A. Solomon, MD: No relevant financial relationships disclosed. 

Moderator and other non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Accreditation Statement

Pri-Med Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

Pri-Med Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Accreditation Statement

Pri-Med Institute is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 040308. 

Designation Statement

This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hour of continuing education, which includes 0.6 hours of pharmacology.

MOC Credit Information

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 Medical Knowledge MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. 

Instructions for Obtaining Credit

Once you have completed the activity, please click the "next" button to advance to the post-activity assessment. To complete this activity and claim credit, you must answer 2 out of the 3 questions correctly. If you are not successful after your first attempt, you will be given an opportunity to reflect upon the answer rationales and have the opportunity to review the educational content before proceeding. Once you have selected your answers, click the "submit" button to complete the evaluation questions and proceed to the claim credit screen. For PAs, the NCCPA accepts for Category 1 CME credit activities designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

State Licensure Requirements

This session is designed to satisfy CME/CE requirements on Infection Control.  Please check with your state licensing board for their specific requirements and print this page as documentation as might be needed

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AANP Contact Hours
  • 0.60 AANP Pharmacology Contact Hours
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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