The Washington Manual Subspecialty Consult Series: Infectious Diseases Subspecialty Latest Edition eBook PDF Free Download
The greatest challenge in the infectious disease consultation is the breadth of the
subspecialty. Disease manifestations involve all specialties and organ systems.
Infectious disease consultation requires thorough evaluation, organized thought
processes, and an ability to appropriately consider rare but significant diagnoses.
Four general categories of infectious disease consults Diagnostic dilemmas are by far the most challenging consultation; they are classified as consults where a diagnosis remains elusive.
The Washington Manual Subspecialty Consult Series: Infectious Diseases Subspecialty Latest Edition
Types of consults include evaluations for fever of unknown origin and other seemingly mysterious.illnesses. Thorough evaluation and history describing details of the patient’s potential exposures is critical.
Therapeutic management involves management of a specific infection as it
relates to the overall care of the patient, such as an infected knee implant.
Antibiotic management ensures appropriate choice, dose, and duration of antibiotics for a given infection.
Occupational health and infection prevention ensure the health of employees, patients, and visitors within health care facilities.