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Restricting Quinolones/Cephalosporins: Cause for Alarm or Squeezing the Balloon?

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NOTE: If you attended the live CE activity titled "Restricting Quinolones/Cephalosporins: Cause for Alarm or Squeezing the Balloon?" that was held on October 3, 2017 at the SIDP Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, AND received CE credit (i.e. a pharmacist CE statement with ACPE Universal Activity Number 0221-9999-17-417-L01-P), you are NOT eligible to also receive CE credit for this home-study activity.


The appropriate use of Quinolones and Cephalosporins in this era of increasing bacterial resistance is a major consideration. Through a pro-con debate format, this program will review some of the issues associated with restrictions on their use and whether restrictions work. The effects of these agents on Clostridium difficile, other antimicrobial use, and some of the safety concerns with fluoroquinolones will also be explored.

This is a featured CE activity on the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists Education Center (SIDPEC) website. SIDPEC is the educational hub of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP). The SIDPEC portal provides educational activities on infectious disease pharmacotherapy for clinical pharmacists, health‐systems pharmacists, community pharmacists, and other allied‐health disciplines.

Learning Objectives

The target audience for this activity is pharmacists. At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Review serious side effects associated with fluoroquinolones and recent FDA safety communications
  • Outline the relationship between fluoroquinolone and cephalosporin use in facilities and rates of antimicrobial resistance and Clostridium difficile infection
  • Review the logistical challenges associated with restriction of fluoroquinolones and cephalosporins within a healthcare system
  • Discuss the implications of fluoroquinolone and cephalosporin resistance on use of other antibiotics and the implications of squeezing the balloon


Matt Samore, MD
Chief, Division of Clinical Epidemiology
Professor of Medicine
University of Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, Utah

Arjun Srinivasan, MD
Associate Director
Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Programs
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, Georgia


Release Date: 10-3-2017
Expiration Date: 10-3-2019


ACPE LogoThis activity is jointly provided by ProCE, Inc. and the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists. ProCE, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Universal Activity Number 0221-9999-17-417-H01-P has been assigned to this home-study knowledge-based activity (initial release date 10-3-2017). This activity is approved for 0.75 contact hours (0.075 CEU) in states that recognize ACPE providers. The activity is provided at no cost to participants. Participants must complete the online post-test and activity evaluation to receive pharmacy CE credit. No partial credit will be given. Statements of completion will be issued online at, and proof of completion will be posted in NABP CPE Monitor profiles.


It is the policy of ProCE, Inc. to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its continuing education activities. Faculty must disclose to participants any significant financial interest or affiliation with companies that manufacture or market products discussed in this activity. Dr. Samore has no relevant commercial or financial relationships to disclose. Dr. Srinivasan has no relevant commercial or financial relationships to disclose.

Please note: The information and views presented in this activity are those of the faculty through clinical practice and knowledge of the professional literature. Portions of this activity may include the use of drugs and/or devices for unlabeled indications, which should be considered experimental. Participants are advised to consult manufacturer product information and the professional literature, and use professional judgment in applying the presented information in patient-care activities.


This activity is partially supported by educational grants from Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc., CutisPharma, Inc., and Merck & Co., Inc.

The material presented in this CE activity does not reflect the views of ProCE, Inc. or the commercial sponsor. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.

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