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How Would You Treat This Patient With Nosocomial Pneumonia? A Virtual Patient Simulation

  • Authors: Keith S. Kaye, MD, MPH; Seth J. Koenig, MD
  • CME / ABIM MOC Released: 2/25/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 2/25/2023
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for infectious disease specialists, critical care specialists, and pulmonologists.

The goal of this activity is to provide clinicians who treat patients with nosocomial pneumonia with the latest scientific data and guideline-based clinical concepts to optimize individual patient care.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Demonstrate improved performance associated with
    • Ordering appropriate workup in a patient with suspected nosocomial pneumonia
    • Ordering appropriate individualized therapy for a patient with nosocomial pneumonia
    • Ordering appropriate nonpharmacologic interventions for a patient with nosocomial pneumonia


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  • Keith S. Kaye, MD, MPH

    Chief, Division of Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases
    Professor of Medicine
    Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    New Brunswick, New Jersey


    Disclosure: Keith S. Kaye, MD, MPH, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Grants for clinical research from: Merck & Co., Inc.
    Advisor or consultant for: Allecra; ARLG, Bayer; Carb-X; Cipla; Contrafect; Entasis; Innovative Biopharma; Melinta; Nabriva; NS Nanotech; Paratek; Qpex Biopharma; Shionogi Inc.; SPERO; UTILITY Therapeutics; VenatoRX; Xellia

  • Seth J. Koenig, MD

    Chief, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
    Kent Hospital
    Warwick, Rhode Island


    Disclosure: Seth J. Koenig, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Advisor or consultant for: Cook Medical; Fuji SonoSite
    Speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Cook Medical; Fuji SonoSite


  • Meghan Coulehan, MPH

    Senior Director, Content Development, Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: Meghan Coulehan, MPH, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

  • Kathleen Krafton

    Chichester Associates Inc, Phoenix, Arizona


    Disclosure: Kathleen Krafton has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Compliance Reviewer

  • Amanda Jett, PharmD, BCACP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: Amanda Jett, PharmD, BCACP, has no relevant financial relationships.

Peer Reviewer

This activity has been peer reviewed and the reviewer has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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How Would You Treat This Patient With Nosocomial Pneumonia? A Virtual Patient Simulation

Authors: Keith S. Kaye, MD, MPH; Seth J. Koenig, MDFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC Released: 2/25/2022

Valid for credit through: 2/25/2023


Learn about new treatment options for nosocomial pneumonia.

Enhance your clinical skills as you engage with patients in an objective and realistic interactive simulation. Treat patients, diagnose medical conditions, and prescribe medications. There are no limits to your choices—order from thousands of labs, diagnoses, devices, and drugs using an intuitive patient chart-based interface.

Powerful metrics track your performance and provide instant expert feedback on your decisions. Upon completion, results will be presented, along with author commentary on each case.

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