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    Home Study Details


    Program Type

    Home Study Webcast

    Credits

    1.25 Contact Hour(s)

    Release Date

    Thursday, May 30, 2019

    Offline Date

    Sunday, May 30, 2021

    ACPE Expiration Date

    Sunday, October 31, 2021

    Target Audience

    Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, Nurse

    Cost

    $4.00

    • Overview

      As clinical practitioners, we often struggle to find a balance between appropriate treatment of infectious disease states and antimicrobial stewardship to prevent antimicrobial resistance. In 2016 the Infectious Diseases Society of America published guidelines for the implementation of antimicrobial stewardship programs to help improve the appropriate use of antimicrobials by promoting the selection of the optimal antibiotic drug regimen and duration. As clinicians we often need tools to help with stewardship in treating common disease states such as pneumonia and other ICU infections. This activity will provide practitioners with knowledge of several important biomarkers and tests to help guide the use of antimicrobials and promote stewardship.


      Handouts

      • Slide Document :   18205H01_6pp.pdf
      • Slide Document :   18205H01_2pp.pdf

      Financial Support By

      PharmCon
    • Pharmacist

      Identify clinically useful biomarkers and tests for antimicrobial therapy guidance for bacterial and fungal etiologies of infection.
      Recognize the limitations of these tests as they apply to specific patient populations.
      Describe the utility and benefit of antimicrobial stewardship for optimizing treatment of infections in the critically ill.

      Pharmacy Technician

      Identify the importance of antimicrobial stewardship in preventing infection related complications.
      Describe the prevalence of infection in the intensive care unit.
      Recognize clinically important biomarkers and their role in infections.

      Nurse

      Describe the utility and benefit of antimicrobial stewardship for optimizing treatment of infections in the critically ill.
      Recognize the limitations of these tests as they apply to specific patient populations.
      Identify clinically useful biomarkers and tests for antimicrobial therapy guidance for bacterial and fungal etiologies of infection.
    • Activity Type

      Knowledge

      CE Broker

      20-723076

      Universal Activity Number

      Pharmacist 0798-0000-18-205-H01-P
      Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-18-205-H01-T
      Nurse 0798-0000-18-205-H01-N

      ACPE PharmCon is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

      PharmCon is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

      In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, participants must score no less than a 70% on the activity's test and complete a program evaluation.


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    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
    Speakers or headphones
     


    SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
    Microsoft Edge
    Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher
    Google Chrome
    Safari
    Firefox 3.0.3 or higher


    NETWORK REQUIREMENTS
    Broadband Internet Connection:
    T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
    4G cellular connection
     
     

    This continuing education activity is held as copyright by PharmCon, Inc. Through this notice, PharmCon, Inc. grants permission of its use for educational purposes only. These materials may not be used, in whole or in part, for any commercial purposes without prior permission in writing from the copyright owner(s).