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In the new world where COVID-19 is taking center stage, having solid infectious disease pharmacology knowledge is essential for your patient care.

If you don’t know the core principles, how can you identify when something is new, different or strange? And missing a key finding in a patient can be the difference between a treated infection and sepsis.

Let two infectious disease experts sharpen your skills…

This carefully curated online course covers proper prescribing, patient education, and monitoring procedures for a variety of drug regimens used to treat common acute and chronic infectious diseases.

Jason and Barry not only teach the foundations of infectious disease pharmacology, but ground them in real-life experiences

“Jason had a great mix of technical biochemical info and meds with the practical day-to-day use of this info.” — Karen M, NP

“Loved [Barry’s] incorporation of personal and work experience!” — Joy L, RN

PLUS, get special bonus content on COVID-19 vaccines and treatments!

This self-paced video training will give you the skills to:
  1. Confidently select the best empiric therapy before culture data is available
  2. Narrow antibiotic coverage at the right time like a seasoned pro
  3. Expertly reduce bacterial resistance — your colleagues will think you wrote the IDSA guidelines!
  4. Interpret culture and sensitivity results to select the most narrow and targeted antibiotic therapy
  5. Earn up to 16.25 CE hours – INCLUDING up to 7.3 pharmacology CE hours
  6. … And so much more!

Get started today and become the pharmacology expert your patients need!

Advanced Infectious Disease Pharmacology Course:
Respiratory Infections, Skin Infections, Clostridium Difficile, Pneumonia, Urinary Tract Infections, Influenza and Bloodborne Pathogens


Valued at $589.97 — Yours today for only $149.99!
Earn up to 16.25 CE hours, INCLUDING up to 7.3 pharmacology CE hours!
Click here for CE credit details.

See what your peers are saying about this care-elevating course:


Here's what you'll cover in this state-of-the-art online training course:

Pharmacology of Infectious Diseases & Immunizations for Advanced Practice Clinicians
— with Jason Cota, PharmD, MS

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

Infection Control Challenges: Real Risks for Patients and Staff
— with William “Barry” Inman, BA-BS, CIC

A Summary of Current Recommendations From the CDC, SHEA, IDSA, APIC and the Joint Commission


Health-Care Associated Infections: Strategies to Control-Reduce-Eliminate
  • Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections
  • Surgical Site Infections
  • Ventilator-Associated Pneumonias
  • Non-ventilator Associated Infections (overlooked HAI)
  • Central-Line Associated Bloodstream Infections
The Latest Multi-Drug Resistant Microorganism Guidelines
  • Carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae
  • Clostridium difficile
  • Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus
  • Vancomycin resistant enterococcus
  • Acinetobacter baumannii
Influenza
  • Avian vs. swine vs. seasonal influenza
  • H1N1 pandemic results
  • When to treat? When not to treat?
  • Treatment with anti-virals and antibiotics
  • New vaccines for flu
Vaccination Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel
  • Zoster/shingles
  • Pneumoccocal
  • MMR, Tdap, etc.
Emerging Infectious Diseases (Zoonotic)
  • Ebola: What we learned
  • Mosquito-borne ("Zika", Dengue, Chickungunya, West Nile)
  • Tick-borne (Lyme and Babesia)
  • Cryptosporidiosis
Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Hepatitis B
    • Vaccination protocol for healthcare personnel
    • Staff follow-up after significant exposures
    • Treatments for persons chronically infected
    • Outbreaks in healthcare
  • Hepatitis C
    • Treatment "cures" in 12-24 weeks
    • Outbreaks in healthcare-dialysis settings
  • HIV/AIDS
    • New one pill daily treatment
    • Healthcare exposure and appropriate prophylaxis
Tuberculosis
  • Today's best approaches to treatment
  • Skin testing vs. blood test for exposure
  • Follow-up guidelines for healthcare workers conversion testing
You’ll also get this free bonus training!
Critical Coronavirus Updates for the Healthcare Team
Valued at $149.99, yours completely free!
Earn up to 3.75 CE hours

In this incredible free training, award-winning epidemiologist William “Barry” Inman, BA-BS, CIC, discusses the growing body of evidence on COVID-19 that is shaping the care of infected patients. He covers treatment, vaccines, complications and more.

Click here for information about William Barry Inman
Advanced Infectious Disease Pharmacology Course:
Respiratory Infections, Skin Infections, Clostridium Difficile, Pneumonia, Urinary Tract Infections, Influenza and Bloodborne Pathogens

Valued at $589.97 — Yours today for only $149.99!
Earn up to 16.25 CE hours, INCLUDING up to 7.3 pharmacology CE hours!
Click here for CE credit details.
The Next Steps in Advancing Your Practice
Watch your email for your order confirmation and get instant access to all course materials, including the bonus materials — all designed to help you effectively integrate pharmacology techniques into your practice. Click here for course objectives and outline.
Review the course materials at your own pace and at your convenience! You'll have unlimited access to all course videos and materials online forever. Plus, use the PESI Mobile app to access the course content on-the-go, wherever and whenever you want on your mobile devices.
Instantly collaborate with other professionals on the course materials through interactive message boards. You'll be part of a community of hundreds of practitioners all focused on integrating pharmacology skills in clinical practice, providing valuable opportunities to share insight and experiences and to build your professional network.
Complete your online CE tests and earn up to 16.25 CE hours – INCLUDING up to 7.3 PHARMACOLOGY CE hours! Click here for CE credit details and credit details specific to your profession.
Meet the Course Experts:

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.

Click here for information about Jason Cota

William “Barry” Inman, BA-BS, CIC, has 31 years of experience as an epidemiologist. He works for the Brevard County Health Department in Merritt Island, Florida and is a faculty member for Brevard Community College and the University of Central Florida teaching classes on infection control.

Click here for information about William Barry Inman
Advanced Infectious Disease Pharmacology Course:
Respiratory Infections, Skin Infections, Clostridium Difficile, Pneumonia, Urinary Tract Infections, Influenza and Bloodborne Pathogens

A $589.97 Value — Just $149.99 for a LIMITED TIME!
Earn up to 16.25 CE hours, INCLUDING up to 7.3 pharmacology CE hours!
Click here for CE credit details.

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