Program Description: 

The field of Infectious Disease is unique in medicine. Each continent, each country, and even with countries; the types of diseases and disease presentation can vary. Along with that, there is a wide variety of approaches in how to treat particular disease processes. Given then breadth of the infectious diseases, it is quite difficult for an ordinary provider to stay current and abreast of the literature for each of these processes. Thus, it is prudent to have a venue for education and discussion. Further, it is a requirement by the American Medical Association to remain aware of advances in the field for continued board certification.

Target audience: 
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
Learning objectives: 

Participants who engage in this educational intervention will be able to:


  • Review current guidelines regarding blood stream infections (BSI) and sepsis
  • Review Clinical Infectious Diseases article
  • Discuss practice changing decisions that could be made from this article



Article: Administration of a β-Lactam Prior to Vancomycin as the First Dose of Antibiotic Therapy Improves Survival in Patients With Bloodstream Infections | Clinical Infectious Diseases | Oxford Academic (


Faculty & credentials: 

In accordance with the ACCME® Standards for Commercial Support Six, all in control of content must disclose any relevant financial relationships. The following in control of content had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Course Director: Khadieja Khalid, MD



Harinder Rana, MD

Infectious Disease Fellow

Medical College of Wisconsin


In accordance with the ACCME® Standards for Commercial Support Six, all in control of content must disclose any relevant financial relationships.

Harinder Rana, MD

These relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved.




Adrienne Parnon
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 955-0500

Accreditation Statement
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians
Designation of Credit Statement
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

American Board of Internal Medicine

Public Information About Activities Registered for ABIM MOC Recognition:

ACCME publishes information about accredited CME activities that have been registered for ABIM MOC via its CME Finder. CME Finder is a publicly available, online search tool that provides a one-stop resource for physician learners seeking to earn MOC points by participating in accredited CME.

Participation shared with ABIM through PARS:

Individual participants’ information will be shared with ABIM through the ACCME Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). 

 Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1 Medical Knowledge 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.

Session date: 
12/20/2021 - 7:45am to 9:00am CST
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Hub for Collaborative Medicine
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

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