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Tools for Managing Gram Negative Resistance

A Virtual Midday Symposium conducted at the 2020 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition

Monday, December 7, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET
  -  Register to attend December 7

 

 


 
Co-produced by ProCE and the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP).   

 
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Activity Description

As the world awaits solutions for the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, the threat of multidrug resistant bacteria continues to mount. Despite the presence of newer antimicrobials in the armamentarium, clinical and infectious diseases pharmacists experience barriers to their use. This activity will address the latest patterns in gram negative resistance in the United States. Current and emerging treatments, dosing, coverage profiles, and recommended monitoring will provide foundational knowledge on treatment options. Faculty will highlight strategies to navigate formulary decision-making, including guidance on decision support and best practices for restricted use.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Examine the most recent patterns of gram-negative resistance in the US.
  • Describe the current and emerging treatments, dosing, coverage profiles, and recommended monitoring of treatment options.
  • Discuss strategies to navigate formulary decision-making, including guidance on development of decision support tools and best practices for restricted use.

Faculty

Samuel L. Aitken, PharmD, MPH, BCIDP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases
Director, PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency
Division of Pharmacy
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Erin K. McCreary, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist, UPMC
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Moderator:
Bruce M. Jones, PharmD, BCPS

Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
St. Joseph's/Candler Health System
Savannah, Georgia

CE Accreditation

Pharmacists

This activity is jointly provided by Pro CE, LLC and the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP). Pro CE, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Universal Activity Number 0221-9999-20-502-L01-P has been assigned to this live knowledge-based activity (initial release date 12-07-20). This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours (0.15 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 no later than January 8, 2021 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 during their presentation. Faculty conflict of interest will be announced prior to the start of the CE activity.

Funding

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck.

 

Preregistration is for planning purposes only and virtual attendance will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.    

Webinar Equipment Requirements
-Computer with broadband Internet access
-Soundcard and speakers or headphones for your computer (or dial-in via telephone for audio)
Click here for detailed software requirements.

The material presented in this CE activity does not reflect the views of ProCE, LLC 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.