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Pharmacology of Infectious Diseases & Immunizations for Advanced Practice Clinicians


Speaker:
Eric Wombwell, PharmD, BCIDP
Duration:
6 Hours 24 Minutes
Copyright:
Nov 17, 2022
Product Code:
RNV075830
Media Type:
DVD - Also available: 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.

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.



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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.

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New York Infectious Diseases

PESI, Inc. provider identification number IC128, is an approved provider who has been authorized to offer the mandated course work in barrier precautions and infection control measures. This entire self-study course qualifies for credit under this requirement.


Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners

This self-study program offers 380 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 6.25 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: 08/16/2025.


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 6.25 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 11/17/2025. It was last reviewed on and is valid until 07/27/2025

 

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)™.


Other Professions

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Speaker

Eric Wombwell, PharmD, BCIDP's Profile

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Eric Wombwell, PharmD, BCIDP, 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.

Dr. Wombwell 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. Upon residency completion, Wombwell accepted a full-time non-tenured clinical faculty position at the Kansas City VA Medical Center. Upon residency completion, Wombwell accepted a full-time non-tenured clinical faculty position at the University of Missouri - Kansas City, School of Pharmacy. His responsibilities include teaching Doctor of Pharmacy students in a variety of courses with special emphasis in the area of infectious diseases. As part of this position, Wombwell serves as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, working as part of the multidisciplinary team, providing care to acutely ill patients at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence, Missouri.

Dr. Wombwell is well-published in pharmacy and infectious diseases-related topics and is frequently invited to present on infectious diseases topics locally and nationally to various health-professional audiences. He has been named teacher-of-the year in various capacities over 10-times, including the "UMKC 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.


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Objectives

  1. Analyze the major classes of antibiotics and their pharmacokinetic characteristics.
  2. Apply current evidence-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

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