CME Outfitters and USF Health Announce the Launch of a New Skin Infection CME Activity

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CME Outfitters and USF Health Accepting Registration For Upcoming Online Journal Club Activity with Interactive Q&A Focusing on Improving Outcomes For Patients With Skin Infection

CME Outfitters (CMEO), a leading accredited provider in continuing medical education, in collaboration with USF Health, announces its upcoming online Journal Club CME/CE activity entitled, “Improving Outcomes: When Infection Is More Than Skin Deep.” The live activity launches Thursday, April 18 at 12:00pm ET. CMEO and USF Health invite physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and other health care professionals who evaluate individuals for skin infections to register for the activity.

The Journal Club features an interview between Dr. Michael Niederman and article lead author Dr. Benjamin Lipsky. The expert faculty will discuss the results and implications of the peer-reviewed article reporting a prospective, multicenter study on cSSTI management in the journal, BMC Infectious Diseases. Using the article as a springboard, Dr. Niederman and Dr. Lipsky will explore the continually changing epidemiology of MRSA infection, the rationale supporting gold-standard I & D, and available data that support optimal selection of antimicrobial therapy.

The CME Outfitters Journal Club faculty will discuss how the findings of the study may guide clinicians’ practices related to:

  •     The need for and value of a prospective observational study of skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs)
  •     The main types of SSTIs that result in hospitalization, and how they are classified
  •     Demographic and clinical characteristics of patients with various types of SSTIs
  •     Patterns of treatment (antibiotic and surgical) clinicians do (and perhaps should) provide for hospitalized patients with SSTI
  •     Outcomes of SSTIs and what factors most influence them.

There is no fee to register for or participate in the program, however registration is required. There are two easy ways to register:
Online: Visit and click “Register for Activity”
Phone: Call 877.CME-PROS (877.263.7767)

Financial Support
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Pfizer Inc.

Credit Information
CME Credit (Physicians):
USF Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

USF Health 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.

Note to Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts Category I credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

CNE Credit (Nurses):
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15510, for 1.0 contact hours.

CPE Credit (Pharmacists):
CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs)
Universal Activity Number: 0376-0000-13-005-L01-P (live programs)
0376-0000-13-005-H01-P (recorded programs)
Activity Type: knowledge-based

Post-tests, credit request forms, and activity evaluations must be completed online after completion of the activity (requires free account activation), and participants can print their certificate or statement of credit immediately (80% pass rate required). This website supports all browsers except Internet Explorer for Mac. For complete technical requirements and privacy policy, visit

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships with Commercial Interests
USF Health and CME Outfitters, LLC, adhere to the ACCME Standards, as well as those of the ACPE, APA, and ANCC, regarding commercial support of continuing medical education. It is the policy of USF Health and CME Outfitters, LLC, that the faculty and planning committee disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, that relevant conflict(s) of interest are resolved, and also that speakers will disclose any unlabeled/unapproved use of drug(s) or device(s) during their presentation.

A conflict of interest is created when individuals in a position to control the content of CME have a relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest which therefore may bias his/her opinion and teaching. This may include receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, stocks or other financial benefits.

USF Health will identify, review and resolve all conflicts of interest that speakers, authors or planners disclose prior to an educational activity being delivered to learners. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation but is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.

Relevant financial relationships exist between the following individuals and commercial interests:

Dr. Niederman has disclosed that he receives research grant/research support from Bayer Corporation and Cubist Pharmaceuticals. He is on the advisory boards of and serves as a consultant to Cubist Pharmaceuticals; Merck & Co Inc.; and Pfizer Inc.

Dr. Lipsky has disclosed that he serves on the advisory board of Cerexa, Inc. He serves as a consultant for Innocoll and Pfizer Inc. He is on the speakers bureaus of Merck & Co Inc. and Novartis Pharmaceuticals.

Disclosures were obtained from the planning committee members and are on file in the USF Health, Office of Continuing Professional Development (OCPD) for review. Disclosures were obtained from the USF Health OCPD staff: Nothing to Disclose.
Monique Johnson, MD CCMEP (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Joy B. Leffler, MLA, NASW, CSE (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Sandra Haas Binford, MAEd (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Sharon Tordoff, CCMEP (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Unlabeled Use Disclosure
Faculty of this CE activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. The faculty have been informed of their responsibility to disclose to the audience if they will be discussing off-label or investigational uses (any uses not approved by the FDA) of products or devices.

USF Health, CME Outfitters, LLC, the faculty, and Pfizer Inc. do not endorse the use of any product outside of the FDA labeled indications. Medical professionals should not utilize the procedures, products, or diagnosis techniques discussed during this activity without evaluation of their patient for contraindications or dangers of use.

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About CME Outfitters, LLC
CME Outfitters develops and distributes live, recorded and web-based, outcomes- and evidence-based educational activities to thousands of clinicians each year and offers expert accreditation and outcome services for non-accredited organizations. CME Outfitters focuses on delivering education to specialty audiences, with strong expertise in neuroscience, inflammatory, infectious, and autoimmune diseases, and cardiovascular disease. For a complete list of certified activities and more information, visit or call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).

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