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Pharmacology of Infectious Diseases & Immunizations for Advanced Practice Clinicians

Program Information

Outline

Antimicrobials

Antibacterial Allergies - Sulfa and Penicillin

Bacteria

Antibacterial Resistance - Contributing Factors

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus - Community versus Hospital Acquired

Enterobacteriaceae Resistance

Urinary Tract Infections

Clostridium Difficile Infection

Community–Acquired Pneumonia

Healthcare–Associated Pneumonia

Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

Skin and Soft Tissue Infections

Influenza

Immunizations (Adult)

Objectives

  1. Analyze the major classes of antibiotics and their pharmacokinetic characteristics.
  2. Apply current evidenced-based approaches to select appropriate treatment regimens for common infections encountered in clinical practice.
  3. Prescribe antimicrobials based on empiric dosing recommendations.
  4. Plan goals of therapy and parameters for monitoring therapeutic response to antimicrobials.
  5. Recommend specific antimicrobial therapeutic drug monitoring to maximize efficacy and minimize toxicities (e.g., vancomycin and aminoglycosides).
  6. Develop preventative strategies to limit antimicrobial resistance.
  7. Design patient and caregiver education on the proper use of antimicrobials.

Copyright : 03/19/2019

Influenza Update: Nursing Strategies to Save Patient Lives

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Objectives

  1. Identify the three subtypes of Influenza
  2. Discuss how effective the Influenza vaccine in protection in reducing infection, hospitalization and death
  3. Explain symptoms of Influenza compared to common cold

Outline

Types of Influenza virus

Epidemiology of Influenza in USA and World

Complication of Influenza

Symptoms of Influenza

How composition of influenza vaccine determined

Treatments of Influenza

Pandemics of Influenza

Copyright : 10/02/2019