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Digital Seminar

Pharmacology of Infectious Diseases & Immunizations for Advance Practice Clinicians


Speaker:
Eric Wombwell, PharmD, BCIDP
Duration:
6 Hours 05 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Oct 26, 2023
Product Code:
POS078707
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

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

Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.



* Credit Note - **

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the online post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, and others.

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Program content is reviewed periodically per accrediting board rules for currency and appropriateness for credit. Credit approvals are subject to change. 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. 
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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.  

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see the statement above.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


* Credit Note - ---

Earn up to 6.0 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 


Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners

This self-study program offers 365 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 6.0 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 6.0 contact hours. Expires: 06/16/2025.


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 6.0 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.


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 10/26/2023. It was last reviewed on 07/17/2022 and is valid until 07/17/2025

 

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 10/26/2023. It was last reviewed on 07/17/2022 and is valid until 07/17/2025.

 

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 6.0 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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Speaker

Eric Wombwell, PharmD, BCIDP's Profile

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Dr. Eric Wombwell is a board-certified infectious diseases pharmacist and clinical associate professor for the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, School of Pharmacy. Eric completed his PharmD degree at the University of Missouri Kansas City, followed by an ASHP accredited pharmacy practice residency at the Kansas City VA Medical Center. Following residency, he accepted a full-time non-tenured clinical faculty position at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, School of Pharmacy. His teaching responsibilities include infectious diseases topics throughout the curriculum. Eric also has a clinical appointment at Centerpoint Medical Center rounding with the infectious diseases consult team and supporting antimicrobial stewardship efforts at the facility.

Eric is regularly published in pharmacy and infectious diseases research and is frequently invited to deliver continuing education presentations locally and nationally to various health-professional audiences. He is recognized for excellence in teaching through various awards, including the “Missouri Pharmacist Association – UMKC Faculty Member of the Year”, and the “University of Missouri – Kansas City Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching”.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Eric Wombwell has an employment relationship with the University of Missouri. He receives a speaking honorarium, recording royalties, and a consulting fee from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Eric Wombwell is a member of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists, the Missouri Pharmacists Association, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases Society of America, and Centerpoint Medical Center.


Additional Info

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Objectives

  1. Develop antibiotic recommendations in response to microbiologic testing results. 
  2. Describe clinical scenarios compelling for empiric coverage of resistant bacteria. 
  3. Discriminate clinical scenarios requiring initiation of antibiotics. 
  4. Integrate cephalosporins for successful management of complicated urinary tract infections.  
  5. Choose appropriate risk factor–based empiric antibiotic regimens for acute infections. 
  6. Recognize clinical scenarios necessitating avoidance of specific antibiotics based on side effect profiles. 
  7. Identify clinical situations appropriate for newly approved antimicrobials. 
  8. Formulate effective evidence-based treatment regimens for simple cystitis. 

Outline

Considerations for Successful Empiric Therapy 

  • Spectrum of activity for commonly used antibiotics 
  • Normal flora for infectious sites 
  • Resistance associated with common bacteria 
  • Pharmacodynamic influences on antibiotic dosing 

Interpretation of Microbiologic Test Results  

  • Gram stain results 
  • Culture and sensitivity results 
  • Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) evaluation 
  • PCR results 

Antibacterial Resistance 

  • Trends 
  • Mechanisms of resistance 
  • Contributing factors 
  • Antibiotic stewardship concepts 

Antibiotic Related Allergies– Penicillin and ‘Sulfa’ 

  • Define true allergy versus side effect 
  • Penicillin allergy and cephalosporin cross sensitivity  
  • ‘Sulfa’ allergy 

Skin and Soft Tissue Infections 

  • Streptococcus pyogenes vs. MRSA 
  • Review evidence for antibiotic management 
  • Review IDSA treatment guidelines 
  • Vancomycin AUC/MIC monitoring 

Pneumonia 

  • Review evidence for pathogen etiology 
  • Review evidence for antibiotic management 
  • IDSA/ATS community-acquired pneumonia treatment guidelines 
  • Resistance risk factors and management 
  • Review new antibiotics for MDR infections 

Influenza 

  • Review evidence for vaccine timing and use in older adults 
  • Review of clinical trial data for therapeutics 
  • Review IDSA/CDC treatment guidelines 

Urinary Tract Infections 

  • Review evidence for resistance trends 
  • Review of clinical trial data for therapeutics 
  • Antibiotics for MDR infections 
  • Clostridium Difficile Infection 

Risk factor evidence review 

  • Compare antibiotic risk levels 
  • Review IDSA treatment guidelines 
  • Review of clinical trial data for therapeutics 
  • Probiotics prophylaxis evidence review 

Target Audience

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

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