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Pharmacological Management of Infectious Diseases
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Choosing an antibacterial agent can be challenging given the emerging trends in bacterial resistance. In this session, Dr. Langlois discusses pharmacokinetic properties and new treatment guidelines for conditions commonly encountered in critical care including:

  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Skin & Soft Tissue Infections
  • Multiple Drug-Resistant Organisms

Outline

  • Bacterial Basics
    • Cell Envelope
    • Fungal Infections
    • UTI
    • Pevlic Inflammatory Disease
      • PID Therapy
    • Cellulitis
      • Bacterial Causes
      • Therapy for Cellulitis
    • Diabetic Foot Infections
      • Diagnosis and Treatment of Osteomyelitis in Diabetic Ulcer
  • Strategies to Improve Patient Adherence
    • IMS Model
    • Prescribing Practices
    • Antibiotic Resistance
    • Antimicrobial Resistance

 

Paul Langlois, APN, Ph.D., CCRN, CCNS, CNRN

Dr. Paul Langlois, APN, PhD, CCRN, CCNS, CNRN, is a critical care clinical specialist in the surgical, medical, neurologic, burn, CCU and trauma ICUs of Cook County Hospital, Chicago. As a bedside clinical nurse specialist, he has developed several institution-wide protocols for the multidisciplinary assessment and management of the cardiac, neurologic, septic, and multi-system organ failure patient. Drawing on over 30 years of experience assessing and managing patients with life-threatening diseases, Paul provides advanced-level training to nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and physicians. Paul's presentations are evidence-based, timely and provide participants with case studies to facilitate critical thinking.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Paul Langlois has an employment relationship with Cook County Hospital. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Paul Langlois has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


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