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Digital Seminar

Pharmacology of Infectious Diseases & Immunizations for Advanced Practice Clinicians


Faculty:
Jason Cota
Duration:
6 Hours 26 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Jul 13, 2020
Product Code:
POS077600
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

Purchase this recording and learn proper prescribing, patient education and monitoring procedures for a variety of drug regimens used to treat common acute and chronic infectious diseases. Choosing an antibacterial agent can be challenging, given the plethora of drugs available on the market and the emerging trend in bacterial resistance.

You will learn the pharmacology of different classes of antimicrobials used to treat infectious disease states encountered in clinical practice. Discover the spectrums of activity, pharmacokinetic characteristics and parameters for monitoring therapeutic outcomes. Emphasis is placed on the new antimicrobials and advances in evidence-based treatment guidelines. You will finish this program better prepared to design appropriate and cost-effective drug regimens for improved therapeutic outcomes.

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.


Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners

This self-study program offers instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 6.3 contact hours toward your pharmacology requirement. 


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 6.25 contact hours. Expires: 07/13/2023.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

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Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 6.3 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Pharmacists

ACPE

Successful completion of this Knowledge-based self-study program qualifies for 6.3 self-study contact hours. PESI, Inc. is on probation as an accredited provider of continuing pharmacy education by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Next scheduled review: June 2021. ACPE Universal Program Number: 0289-0000-17-007-H01-P. This activity was originally released on 07/13/2020 and is valid until 12/06/2020. No partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance. Please note: Pharmacists are required to complete a program evaluation/post-test if they would like their participation submitted to ACPE. A valid NABP e-Profile ID and Birthdate (MM/DD) will be required for reporting. Don’t have your e-Profile ID yet? Visit the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) website and complete your e-profile at www.nabp.net in order to obtain your NABP e-Profile ID.


Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME such as PESI. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 6.0 hours for completing this self-study program. This activity was originally recorded on 07/13/2020. It was last reviewed on 06/12/2019 and is valid until 06/12/2022. 

 

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


Physicians

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. This activity was originally recorded on 07/13/2020. It was last reviewed on 06/12/2019 and is valid until 06/12/2022.

 

Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



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Faculty

Jason Cota Related seminars and products: 2

PHARMD, MS


Dr. Jason Cota, PharmD, MS, is an associate professor and the vice chair of the Pharmacy Practice Department at the University of the Incarnate Word Feik School of Pharmacy. He also has over 10 years of experience practicing as an infectious diseases clinical pharmacist at the San Antonio Military Medical Center, where he is a credentialed provider with prescriptive authority.

Dr. Cota received his Doctor of Pharmacy and a Master of Science in Advanced Pharmacy Practice with an emphasis in infectious diseases research from The University of Texas at Austin. In conjunction with his Master of Science degree program, he completed a two-year Specialty Practice Residency in Pharmacotherapy at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio with an emphasis in both infectious diseases and nephrology.

Dr. Cota is a member of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists and has given several presentations at national and international meetings. His research has focused on antimicrobial and antifungal drug dosing in patient populations that are subject to altered pharmacokinetics, including critically-ill burn patients and those receiving renal replacement therapy. He has published a number of articles and has co-authored several book chapters in the areas of infectious diseases and nephrology.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jason Cota is vice chair and associate professor at the University of the Incarnate Word Feik School of Pharmacy. He receives a speaking honorarium from Merck. Dr. Cota receives a speaking honorarium for PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Jason Cota is a member of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists.


Additional Info

Program Information

CD/DVD

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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

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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.

Outline

Antimicrobials

  • Drug classes
  • Pharmacokinetic Properties
    • Concentration-dependent killing
    • Time-dependent killing
    • Post-antibiotic effect
  • Common interactions with other drugs

Antibacterial Allergies - Sulfa and Penicillin

  • Define true allergy
  • Sulfonamide antibiotics vs non-antibiotics
  • Penicillin - Cephalosporin cross-sensitivity

Bacteria

  • Differentiation
  • Normal flora
  • Common pathogens

Antibacterial Resistance - Contributing Factors

  • Trends
  • Mechanisms of resistance
  • Contributing factors

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus - Community versus Hospital Acquired

  • Differentiating between CA- and HA-MRSA
  • Current clinical practice guidelines
  • Pharmacologic management

Enterobacteriaceae Resistance

  • Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase (ESBL)
    • What are ESBLs
    • Pharmacologic management
  • Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)
    • What are CREs
    • Pharmacologic management

Urinary Tract Infections

  • Bacterial Etiology, Signs and Symptoms and Diagnosis
  • Cystitis and pyelonephritis
  • Complicated and uncomplicated
  • UTIs in pregnancy
  • Treatment (IDSA Guideline Treatment Algorithm)
    • Acute
    • Recurrent and relapse

Clostridium Difficile Infection

  • Risk factors
  • Pharmacology management
  • Fecal Transplantation
  • Probiotics literature review

Community–Acquired Pneumonia

  • Bacterial etiology
  • Diagnosis
  • Typical vs. atypical
  • Treatment (IDSA/ATS Guidelines) and monitoring
    • Outpatient vs. inpatient
    • Empiric treatment

Healthcare–Associated Pneumonia

  • Bacterial etiology
  • Treatment (IDSA/ATS Guidelines)

Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

  • Sinusitis and pharyngitis
    • Etiology (Viral vs. Bacterial)
    • Treatment

Skin and Soft Tissue Infections

  • Cellulitis
  • Bacterial etiology
    • Strep. vs. Staph. vs. MRSA
    • Signs & symptoms
    • Treatment (IDSA Guidelines)

Influenza

  • Clinical features
  • Diagnosis
  • Pharmacology management

Immunizations (Adult)

  • Types of Vaccines
  • General recommendations
  • Contraindications & precautions

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Pharmacists
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants

Reviews

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Overall:      4.6

Total Reviews: 297

Comments

Melissa F

"Great course, great presenter"

Lindsay H

"The speaker was great! He made the presentation interesting and engaging"

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