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Webinar: Tackling Gram-Negative Resistance During the Pandemic Era
Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MST
Category: Webinar

Bonus Webinar for CPS Members Only!

Join us for a complimentary CPE/CME Webinar! Tackling Gram-Negative Resistance During the Pandemic Era

Oct. 27, 2021 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Activity Description:
Infections caused by multidrug-resistant (MDR) Gram-negative bacteria continue to challenge clinicians and are responsible for substantial morbidity and mortality. Timely administration of appropriate antimicrobial therapy is a major predictor of clinical outcomes. The COVID-19 pandemic has further exacerbated the challenges of these serious bacterial infections in hospitals. As clinicians gain knowledge and adjust practice behavior during these times, they can again focus on optimal utilization of antimicrobials individualized for each patient scenario. Clinical pharmacists must play a lead role in these antimicrobial stewardship efforts by providing guidance on antibiograms, proper escalation/de-escalation of therapy, and pathogen-specific approaches to management.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the educational activity, the learner should be able to:

  • Explain the impact of local epidemiological trends and resistance mechanisms of Gram-negative bacteria on initial antimicrobial selection
  • Evaluate the potential role of newer and novel antimicrobial agents in targeting antimicrobial- resistant Gram-negative pathogens
  • Apply antimicrobial stewardship strategies to improve appropriate use of antimicrobials
  • Utilize a collaborative care model to improve patient outcomes during the pandemic era

Target Audience
This continuing pharmacy education activity meets the needs of pharmacists in a variety of practice settings, including large and small healthcare systems, outpatient clinics, managed care organizations, long-term care facilities, and academia. This program targets pharmacists who are at the forefront of caring for adult patients with serious bacterial infections.

Speaker:
James S. Lewis II, PharmD, FIDSA
ID Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator & Adjunct Associate Professor, Oregon Health and Science University Departments of Pharmacy & Infectious Diseases Portland, OR

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Accreditation

Center for Independent Healthcare Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider for continuing pharmacy education. Center has assigned 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education credits for participating in this activity.
ACPE UAN: 0473-9999-21-005-L01-P
Activity type: Application-based

For questions regarding accreditation, please contact [email protected].