Chapter 1

Diagnosing infectious disease

Find the culprit. Here, you’ll learn how to spot hard-to-find clues with a thorough history and physical exam. Combine them with blood and culture results to make a diagnosis.
6 Lessons (25m 16s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 2

Respiratory infections

Learn how to recognize and treat common adult and pediatric respiratory infections. Uncover common treatment errors physicians make and how to identify obscure causes of pneumonia.
  • Overcoming the common cold
  • Handling pharyngitis
  • Diagnosing upper respiratory infections
  • Coping with bronchitis
  • Determining where to treat community-acquired pneumonia
  • Managing community-acquired pneumonia
  • Treating hospital-acquired pneumonia
  • BONUS INTERVIEW: A bad case of bilateral pneumonia.
  • Respiratory infections quiz
9 Lessons (32m 15s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 3

Gastointestinal tract and abdominal infections

Learn to trust your gut with this chapter on gastrointestinal infections. Differentiate between and treat various intraabdominal infections and know when the cause is serious.
  • Differentiating intraabdominal infections
  • Recognizing appendicitis and diverticulitis
  • Managing cholecystitis and colitis
  • Handling food poisoning
  • Coping with diarrhea
  • BONUS INTERVIEW: A septic patient with cirrhosis. Always be open to new information.
  • Gastointestinal tract and abdominal infections quiz
7 Lessons (26m 21s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 4

Urogenital infections

A wee, little infection can sometimes become a life-threatening illness. In this chapter, learn how to differentiate between and treat different types of urogenital infections.
  • Resolving urinary tract infections
  • Diagnosing urethritis and pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Discerning primary and secondary syphilis
  • Treating tertiary and latent syphilis
  • BONUS INTERVIEW: The importance of a thorough exam.
  • Urogenital infections quiz
6 Lessons (21m 18s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 5

Bone, joint, and skin infections

Learn to differentiate between and treat acute and chronic osteomyelitis, and control life-threatening skin and soft tissue infections such as gangrene and orbital cellulitis.
  • Treating osteomyelitis
  • Conquering septic arthritis
  • Recognizing common skin and soft tissue infections
  • Controlling life-threatening skin and soft tissue infections
  • BONUS INTERVIEW: If you're open to it, sometimes patients can do more for the doctor than the other way around.
  • Bone, joint, and skin infections quiz
6 Lessons (25m 25s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 6

Central nervous system infections

In this chapter, you’ll learn to analyze spinal fluid findings to recognize and treat chronic and acute meningitis, whether the cause is viral, fungal, bacterial or tuberculous.
  • Identifying acute meningitis
  • Managing chronic meningitis
  • Eliminating encephalitis
  • Central nervous system infections quiz
4 Lessons (15m 53s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 7

Life-threatening systemic infections

Here, you’ll take a deep dive into all forms of tuberculosis, Lyme disease, and endocarditis. You’ll also cover antibiotic resistance and the optimal management of sepsis.
  • Recognizing sepsis
  • Defeating infective endocarditis
  • Spotting Lyme disease
  • Characterizing primary and post-primary tuberculosis
  • Evaluating latent tuberculosis
  • Managing active tuberculosis
  • Handling multidrug-resistant bacterial infections
  • BONUS INTERVIEW: A patient with back pain.
  • Life-threatening systemic infections quiz
  • Infectious disease essentials outro
10 Lessons (34m 44s), 1 Quiz