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Biomarkers and Beyond: An Antimicrobial Stewardship Approach to Fighting Infections in the ICU

Program Type

OnDemand

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

Nurse, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician

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, Inc.
  • Nurse

    Describe the utility and benefit of antimicrobial stewardship for optimizing treatment of infections in the critically ill.
    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.


    Pharmacist

    Describe the utility and benefit of antimicrobial stewardship for optimizing treatment of infections in the critically ill.
    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.


    Pharmacy Technician

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

  • Activity Type

    Knowledge

    Universal Activity Number

    Nurse 0798-0000-18-205-H01-N

    Pharmacist 0798-0000-18-205-H01-P

    Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-18-205-H01-T

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

    PharmCon, Inc. 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.


HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
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
 
 

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