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Digital Seminar

Pharmacology of Infectious Diseases and Immunizations


Faculty:
Dr. Paul Langlois
Duration:
5 Hours 46 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Oct 17, 2017
Product Code:
POS075125
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

  • Antimicrobials
  • Preventive strategies to limit antimicrobial resistance
  • C. Difficile
  • UTIs
  • Respiratory Infections
  • Skin Infections
  • Treatment (IDSA) guidelines
  • Immunizations (Adult)

Attend this seminar 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 leave this seminar 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 mental health professionals.  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 professions standards


Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners

This self-study program offers 375 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 6.2 contact hours toward your pharmacology requirement. 


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a  provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s  Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 6.2 contact hours. Expires: 10/17/2019.


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

CE Broker

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


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 7.5 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

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Successful completion of this Knowledge-based activity qualifies for 6.3 self-study contact hours. ACPE Universal Program Number: 0289-0000-17-004-H01-P. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance. You are required to complete a program evaluation/post-test and bring your e-Profile ID to the seminar to receive CPE credit. 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.


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

Dr. Paul Langlois Related seminars and products: 19

APN, PhD, CCRN, CCNS, CNRN


Dr. Paul Langlois, APN, PhD, CCRN, CCNS, CNRN, is a critical care clinical specialist in the Surgical, Medical, Neuro, CCU and Trauma ICUs of Cook County Hospital, Chicago. Drawing on over 30 years of experience assessing and managing patients with life-threatening diseases, Dr. Langlois provides advanced-level training to nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and physicians.

Dr. Langlois is committed to providing the highest quality of care to patients through advanced education. His presentations are evidence-based, timely and provide participants with case studies to facilitate critical thinking. As a bedside clinical nurse specialist, he has developed several critical care and infection control institution-wide protocols for the multidisciplinary assessment and management of the cardiac and septic patient.

Paul’s’ cardiac protocols include: weaning from mechanical ventilation, pulmonary artery catheter and hemodynamic monitoring, vasoactive medications, ventricular assist devices, renal replacement therapy, and neurologic alterations after trauma.

His presentations are enthusiastically delivered and offer practical tips that help make the most challenging concepts easy to understand. Linking knowledge to practice is the goal of every education program. 

Speaker Disclosures:

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

Nonfinancial: Paul Langlois has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.


Additional Info

Program Information

CD/DVD

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Additional Resources

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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Target Audience

Nurses, Pharmacists and Physician Assistants

Outline

Bacterial Characteristics

  • Cell envelope characteristics
  • Gram stain procedures
  • Gram positive & Gram negative organisms

Antibiotic Prescribing Background

  • Interpreting culture & sensitivity
  • Inhibitory concentration vs. bactericidal concentration
  • Empiric vs. targeted therapy
  • Antibiogram

Medication Allergy vs. Adverse Effect

  • Defining true allergic response
  • PCN-Carbapenem cross reactivity

Antibiotic Resistance

  • MRSA
  • VRE
  • Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamases
  • Klebsiella Pneumoniae
  • Carbapenemase

Drug Resistant Threats in the U.S.

  • C. Diff
  • CRE
  • Neisseria Gonorrhea
  • Tuberculosis

Current CDC Guidelines

  • Antibiotic stewardship
  • Start and stop recommendations

NEW Antibiotics for 2017

  • Signs & symptoms
  • Causative organisms
  • Pharmacologic management
  • Non-pharmacologic management for:
    • Pneumonia
    • Bronchitis
    • Sinusitis
    • Pharyngitis
    • Acute Cystitis
    • Catheter-related UTIs
    • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
    • Brain Abscess
    • Meningitis
    • Cellulitis
    • Diabetic Foot Ulcers
    • Osteomyelitis
    • Influenza
    • Human & Animal bites

Common Effects of Antibiotics on Other Medications

  • Cardiac medications
  • Anti-seizure medications
  • Anticoagulants
  • Antifungal agents

Bioterrorism: Diagnosis & Treatment

  • Bacillus anthracis
  • Clostridium botulinum
  • Yersinia pestis
  • Francisella tularensis

CDC Immunization Schedule for Adults

  • Types of vaccines
  • Indications & Contraindications

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. Distinguish between different types of bacterial etiology and mechanisms of resistance.
  4. Compare empiric dosing of antimicrobials.
  5. Recognize important interactions between antimicrobials and other drugs.
  6. Plan goals of therapy and parameters for monitoring therapeutic response to antimicrobials.
  7. Recommend specific antimicrobial therapeutic drug monitoring to maximize efficacy and minimize toxicities (e.g., vancomycin and aminoglycosides).
  8. Develop preventative strategies to limit antimicrobial resistance.
  9. Design patient and caregiver education on the proper use of antimicrobials.
  10. Differentiate local and global ecological factors affecting promotion of viral infection emergence.
  11. Plan for vaccines that are currently recommended for routine administration.

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