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

Event Type

Live Online

Date

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Time

9:00 PM - 10:15 PM ET

Location

PharmCon Webinar Studio (freeCE.com)

Credits

1.25 Contact Hour(s)

Target Audience

Nurse, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician

Cost

$30.00

  • 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:   18205L01_4pp.pdf


    Slide Document:   18205L01_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.

  • Repeat Presentation

    This presentation was last given on Tuesday, June 11, 2019

    Future Airings

    DateTime 
    Tuesday, October 22, 20198:00 PMView

  • Activity Type

    Knowledge

    Universal Activity Number

    Nurse 0798-0000-18-205-L01-N

    Pharmacist 0798-0000-18-205-L01-P

    Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-18-205-L01-T

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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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