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Digital Seminar

Emerging and Current Infectious Diseases in the Critical Care Setting: SARs-CoV/COVID-19, Monkey Pox, Hepatitis, Tuberculosis & Influenza

Paul Langlois, APN, PhD, CCRN, CCNS
1 Hour 59 Minutes
Audio and Video
Nov 08, 2022
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Since the beginning of the 21st century, we have seen novel infectious diseases and infectious diseases not endemic to the US manifest themselves in an explosive way.  The daily news programs and the internet are providing sometimes overwhelming information that is often inadequate in scope.

In this session, Paul Langlois, APN, PhD, CCRN, CCNS, will provide the latest guidelines and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) on current infectious diseases affecting our patients: SARS-CoV2/COVID-19; Monkey pox; hepatitis-A, -B and –C; tuberculosis and Influenza.  In addition to history and physical assessment findings, Paul will also highlight recognition methods, FDA-approved and investigational medications and, where indicated, vaccines.  Case studies will solidify learning objectives.


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Paul Langlois, APN, PhD, CCRN, CCNS's Profile

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Paul Langlois, APN, PhD, CCRN, CCNS, is a critical care clinical specialist in the surgical, medical, neurologic, burn, CCU, and trauma ICUs of Cook County Hospital, Chicago. Drawing on over 40 years of experience assessing and managing patients with life-threatening diseases, Dr. Langlois provides advanced-level training to nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, and physicians.

Dr. Langlois is committed to providing the highest quality of care to patients through advanced education. His presentations are evidence-based, timely, and provide participants with numerous case studies to facilitate critical thinking. As a bedside clinical nurse specialist, he has developed several institution-wide protocols for the multidisciplinary assessment and management of infectious disease and multi-system organ failure patients.

His presentations are enthusiastically delivered and offer highly practical tips that help make the most challenging concepts easy to understand. Linking knowledge to clinical practice is the goal of every educational program.  


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Paul Langlois has employment relationships with Cook County Hospital and Emergency Care Consultants. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Paul Langlois is a member of the American Nurses Association and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

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  1. Differentiate the medications which are used to manage the patient with COVID-19.
  2. Analyze the current methods to detect and treat monkeypox from other viruses of the genus orthopoxvirus.
  3. Create a medication regimen for a tuberculosis patient, both newly diagnosed and with drug-resistant tuberculosis.
  4. Distinguish Hepatitis A, B and C based upon their recognition and treatment.
  5. Formulate a differential diagnosis for a patient with suspected influenza.


SARS-CoV2/COVID-19 Updates
  • Pathophysiology of SARS-CoV2/COVID-19
  • Why so many variants?
  • Laboratory parameters for SARS-CoV2
  • Effectiveness of all the COVID-19 vaccines
  • Antiviral medications:  FDA approved vs. those in clinical trials
  • Long-COVID-19 signs and symptoms
  • Where did it originate?
  • Diagnostics
  • Prevalence in the USA
  • Infection control measures
  • Medications: FDA approved and investigational
  • Vaccine priorities
Hepatitis A, B and C
  • Prevalence is rising in the USA
  • Patient history and presenting signs and symptoms
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Treatments and vaccines
Tuberculosis (TB): Still prevalent and highly contagious
  • What is Mycobacterium tuberculosis and how is it detected?
  • Newly diagnosed- and multi-drug resistant-TB in these geographic areas
  • First line medications for drug susceptible TB (doses, how often and how long to take)
  • Multi-drug resistant TB treatments
  • Differentiating influenza from other conditions
  • Prophylactic medications
  • Antiviral treatments
  • Why do we need an annual influenza vaccine?
  • Combination COVID and influenza vaccine

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Physician Assistants


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