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How Goes the War Against Antibiotic Resistance?

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  3. Complete the online post-test and activity evaluation.
A product of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists Education Center (SIDPEC) 

 
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NOTE: If you attended the live CE activity titled "How Goes the War Against Antibiotic Resistance?" 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 0221-9999-17-420-L04-P), you are NOT eligible to also receive CE credit for this home-study activity.

Description

Resistance to antimicrobials continues to be a never-ending battle. This program will examine the extent of this problem and some of the drivers contributing to this issue. Global concerns and issues will be addressed. Policy and legislative actions to combat this problem will also be discussed. Various strategies and solutions to address resistance will be presented and 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:

  • Discuss the extent of antimicrobial resistance in the United States and likely drivers contributing to the problem
  • List recent policy and legislative actions aimed at slowing the emergence of antimicrobial resistance
  • Outline strategies that may be used to combat the problem of antibiotic resistance

Faculty

Robert A. Weinstein, MD
The C. Anderson Hedberg, MD Professor of Medicine
Rush University Medical Center
Chairman Emeritus, Department of Medicine
Cook County Hospital
Chicago, Illinois

Accreditation

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

Pharmacists

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 0221-9999-17-420-H04-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 www.ProCE.com, and proof of completion will be posted in NABP CPE Monitor profiles.

Disclosure

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. Weinstein is a Research Co-investigator for Sage, Inc.

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.

Funding

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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