Common Infections in Primary Care CE/CME | 5 Credit Online Course

Above the Belt, Below the Belt


Course Fee

General Course Fee: $99

CME Credit

This program in its entirety provides 5 hours (0.5 CEU) of ACPE CPE home study, opioids and pain credit AMA Category 2 CME, and CNE pharmacology credit.

Course Expiration Date



This program, Above the Belt, Below the Belt, was originally presented and recorded October 3, 2019 at a live continuing education seminar for health professionals in Kauai, Hawaii.

Course Objectives

Common infections in primary care including a review of antimicrobial principles and upper and lower respiratory tract infections, also complaints of the genitourinary and lower gastrointestinal tracts, and sexual dysfunction.

At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to:

Managing Common Infections in Primary Care
Review of Antimicrobial Principles and Focus on Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract Infections -Reamer L. Bushardt (2 hrs)
    • Discuss principles of antimicrobial therapy and the major classes of antibacterial agents.
    • Apply evidence-based approaches to diagnosis and select appropriate antimicrobial alternatives for common infections in primary care;
    • Describe novel laboratory and diagnostic tools for rapid identification of causative agents in common infections in primary care;
    • Select appropriate drug therapies in the management of common infectious diseases in special populations and vulnerable patients;
    • Apply practical tools to identify and treat common infections encountered in clinical practice in case study scenarios.
Focus on the Genitourinary and Lower Gastrointestinal Tracts-Kevin O’Connor (2hrs) 
  • Describe common urinary tract infections.
  • Describe common inflammatory conditions of the genitourinary tract.
  • Describe common intestinal infections.
  • Review of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Getting the Function back in Sexual Dysfunction- Kevin O’Connor (1 hr) 
    • Define the types of male and female sexual dysfunction.
    • Assess the causes of male or female sexual dysfunction associated with medical conditions, medications and psychological factors, using established screening tools when appropriate.
    • Discuss pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic options for the treatment of sexual dysfunction.
    • Devise a treatment plan for addressing sexual dysfunction in men and women, including lifestyle modifications.
    • Analyze communication strategies to guide sexual health discussions with a patient.


Reamer L. Bushardt, Pharm.D., PA-C, DFAAPA

Senior Associate Dean for Health Sciences  The George Washington  University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC.

Dr. Bushardt,  has NO financial arrangements with any corporate organization that might have an interest in the subject being presented.

Kevin C. O’Connor, D.O., FAAFP 

Associate Professor of Medicine, Senior Medical Advisor, Health Sciences, The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences; Director, Executive Medicine Program, GW Medical Faculty Associates.

Dr. O’Connor has NO financial arrangements with any corporate organization that might have an interest in the subject being presented.

Registration Instructions

  • Register online by clicking here.
  • You will register and complete your course on our learning management system (LMS).
  • Once registered, you may watch our self paced continuing education course on your computer or mobile device.
  • Course handouts, course post test and evaluation are accessible on the LMS system.

Requirements for Credit

For ACPE, ANCC or AMA Category 2 Credit, you must receive a score of 70% or greater on the multiple choice test and and complete the written course evaluation.

Please complete and test and evaluation online. ULS will receive notification of course completion, and will mail your statement of credit.*

*Pharmacists: Please ensure that we have your NABP# and date of birth on file. ACPE does not allow us to provide you with paper Statements of Credit. Should you need a paper statement of credit, you can access that information via CPE Monitor. All other professionals: An applicable paper Statement of Credit will be issued upon receipt of your post-conference paperwork.

Obtaining CE Credit

Once your course is completed and accreditation requirements have been met, ULS will receive notification of course completion, and email your statement of credit (physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, and non-US health professionals), report credit to CPE Monitor (pharmacists)  and report credit to other organizations that you specify such as CE Broker. Please provide all necessary reporting information at the time of registration.

Accreditation/ Target Audience


This course provides five (5) hours of AMA Category 2 credit.

American Osteopathic Association (AOA): This course provides five (5) hours of AMA Category 2 credit.

Canadian Physicians:

Members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada CFPC : This course provides five (5) hours of AMA Category 2 credit.

Physician Assistants

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA): This course provides five (5) hours of AMA Category 2 credit.

Nurse Practitioners

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC):  Continuing education hours approved by ACPE meet the ANCC-accredited CNE criteria. This course provides pharmacology/pharmacotherapeutics Category 1 Continuing Education Hours for certification renewal. The same hours submitted to renew certification may be submitted to a State Board of Nursing for re-licensure.

National Certification Corporation (NCC): Recognizes any Nursing, Medical, Health Care or Other For Profit or Not for Profit Education Provider. Please contact NCC regarding approval.

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP): National Certification Program for Nurse Practitioners accepts ACPE credit.


University Learning Systems is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11409.


University Learning Systems (ULS), is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education. All ULS courses carry ACPE credit with the designation for pharmacists (P). Online courses are recognized as home study courses by ACPE.

Title: Above the Belt, Below the Belt

UPN: 0741-0000-19-024-H01-P
Activity Type: Application
CEU: 5 hours
Exp. 10/03/2022

Canadian Pharmacists

Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) accepts courses accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).

Other Health Professionals

Contact your respective board regarding approval.