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Incorporating the Newest CLSI Recommendations for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing into your Stewardship Activities

Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 12:00-1:00pm CT

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NOTE: If you are a member of SIDP or ACCP ID PRN, you can enter the code to participate in this activity at no cost.

 

Description

Join us for this annual webcast that provides updates on hot topics related to antibiotic stewardship and microbiological testing. This year’s webcast will include recent CLSI antimicrobial susceptibility testing updates for gram positive/gram negative bacteria and Candida species. We will also discuss ways to incorporate these changes in your antimicrobial stewardship efforts.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss highlights from the 2020 CLSI standards for antimicrobial susceptibility testing and reporting.
  • Identify rationale for recent changes in taxonomy and CLSI breakpoints for gram-positive/gram-negative bacteria as well as Candida species.
  • Describe how stewardship teams can readily incorporate susceptibility data into practice through optimization of antimicrobial selection and dosing.

Faculty

Audrey Schuetz, M.D., M.P.H., D(ABMM)
Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Director of Initial Processing and Media Laboratories
Co-Director of Bacteriology Laboratory
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Natasha N. Pettit, Pharm.D., BCPS (AQ-ID)
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator, ID/Antimicrobial Stewardship
Pharmacy Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Accreditation

Pharmacists

ACPE LogoThis CE activity is jointly provided by ProCE, Inc., CLSI, and SIDP. ProCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Universal Activity Number 0221-9999-20-276-L01-P has been assigned to this knowledge-based live CE activity (initial release date 7-14-20). This CE activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEU) in states that recognize ACPE providers. Successful completion of an online post-test and evaluation at www.ProCE.com is required to receive CE credit. No partial credit will be given.

PACE

Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.â Program. A link will be provided to attendees after the webinar to receive Laboratory PACE credit for this activity.

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. Schuetz and Dr. Pettit have 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.

Funding

This activity is self-funded by SIDP, CLSI, and members of ACCP ID PRN.

 

Equipment Requirements
-Computer with broadband Internet access
-Soundcard and speakers or headphones for your computer (or dial-in via telephone for audio)
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After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

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.