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Getting On Top of Skin Infections: Utilizing Topicals for Management of Common Skin Infections

Presented by: Dr. Rebecca Mount, DVM, DACVD

R.A.C.E – Approved #20-797127 1.0 CE Lecture

Program Description:

In this program the participant will be exposed to the normal skin and its function as a barrier, factors that predispose the patient to bacterial pyoderma, topical therapy institution for the management of bacterial pyoderma, and five case presentations where we discuss topical case management.

Program Agenda:

  • I. Normal Cutaneous Defense
  • II. What is a pyoderma?
  • III. Introduction to topicals:
  • IV. What are the benefits of topical therapies?
  • V.  What are the drawbacks of topical therapy?
  • VI. Recommendations for topical usage
  • VII. Case series – Discussion of 5 cases 
  • VIII. Conclusions

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize normal vs abnormal skin
  • Describe predisposing factors to developing bacterial pyoderma
  • Topical therapy for bacterial pyoderma
    • Pros
    • Cons
  • Topical Therapy recommendations
  • Able to implement a diagnostic and treatment protocol for 5 cases presented

“This program has been approved for 1.0 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval.“