Antimicrobial Stewardship Through A Pandemic: Perceptions of Transitions of Care, Durations of Therapy and COVID-19 Vaccinations_Live

October 26, 2021

Healthcare providers must be able to discuss antimicrobial stewardship and prudent agent selection and duration, within the interprofessional team and with their patients. Strategies for transitions of care will be discussed as part of this CE seminar.

Program Schedule:

6:00 pm - Introduction - Susan J. Skledar, RPh, MPH, FASHP, Director of Experiential Learning and Continuing Professional Development; Professor, Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy

6:00pm – 7:00pm Antimicrobial Stewardship: Perceptions of Transitions of Care and Durations of Therapy - Sunish Shah, PharmD, BCIDP, Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist, UPMC Presbyterian
Leanna Liu, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP, Pharmacy Fellow, Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infectious Diseases, UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside

7:00pm – 8:00pm - COVID-19 Vaccinations: Efficacy and Herd Immunity - Rachel Marini, PharmD, BCIDP, Lead Pharmacist, Infectious Diseases and Antibiotic Management, UPMC Presbyterian; Manager UPMC Southside COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

8:00pm - Adjourn

 

Target Audience

Nurse
Nurse Practitioner
Pharmacist
Pharmacy Technician
Physician
Physician Assistant
 

Learning Objectives

Utilize primary literature to identify appropriate durations of antimicrobial therapy based on source of infection and severity of illness

Describe the consequences of unnecessarily prolonged antimicrobial therapy Identify the gap of antimicrobial stewardship during transition of care and discuss the barriers and strategies for inpatient and outpatient pharmacists to help improve discharge antimicrobial prescribing processes.

Define the role of long-acting novel glycopeptides in the management of infections requiring long term antimicrobial therapy

Describe the concept and overall goal of herd immunity related to COVID-19 vaccinations Define and interpret vaccine efficacy data and the impact on various patient populations

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 2.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
10/10/2021
Course expires: 
11/26/2021
Event starts: 
10/26/2021 - 4:00pm
Event ends: 
10/26/2021 - 8:00pm

Healthcare providers must be able to discuss antimicrobial stewardship and prudent agent selection and duration, within the interprofessional team and with their patients. Strategies for transitions of care will be discussed as part of this CE seminar.

Program Schedule:

6:00 pm - Introduction - Susan J. Skledar, RPh, MPH, FASHP, Director of Experiential Learning and Continuing Professional Development; Professor, Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy

6:00pm – 7:00pm Antimicrobial Stewardship: Perceptions of Transitions of Care and Durations of Therapy - Sunish Shah, PharmD, BCIDP, Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist, UPMC Presbyterian
Leanna Liu, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP, Pharmacy Fellow, Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infectious Diseases, UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside

7:00pm – 8:00pm - COVID-19 Vaccinations: Efficacy and Herd Immunity - Rachel Marini, PharmD, BCIDP, Lead Pharmacist, Infectious Diseases and Antibiotic Management, UPMC Presbyterian; Manager UPMC Southside COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

8:00pm - Adjourn

 

Zoom Meeting
Pittsburgh, PA
United States
  • Sunish Shah, PharmD, BCIDP, Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist, UPMC Presbyterian
  • Leanna Liu, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP, Pharmacy Fellow, Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infectious Diseases, UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside
  • Rachel Marini, PharmD, BCIDP, Lead Pharmacist, Infectious Diseases and Antibiotic Management, UPMC Presbyterian; Manager UPMC Southside COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Pharmacy (ACPE)
This knowledge-based activity provides 2.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.

JA4008223-0000-21-155-L05-P - Topic designator code = 05 (Patient Safety)

JA4008223-0000-21-156-L06-P - Topic designator code = 06 (Immunizations)

Other Healthcare Professionals
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 2.00 Attendance
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