The Clofazimine Challenge: Management of Refractory Mycobacterium abscessus in Pediatric Patients with Cystic Fibrosis

October 16, 2021

This activity will impact the interprofessional healthcare team by shedding light on the potential use of clofazimine for the treatment of a complex pulmonary infection caused by an intrinsically multi-drug resistant bacteria (Mycobacterium abscessus).

Target Audience

Pharmacist

Learning Objectives

Discuss Mycobacterium abscessus-associated pulmonary disease in pediatric cystic fibrosis patients

Identify guideline-based therapy recommended to treat Mycobacterium abscessus pulmonary disease

Discuss the pharmacology and clinical concerns associated with the use of clofazimine

Formulate a plan for treatment of refractory Mycobacterium abscessus pulmonary disease including clofazimine

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 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.
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
10/11/2021
Course expires: 
11/16/2021
Event starts: 
10/16/2021 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
10/16/2021 - 5:00pm

This activity will impact the interprofessional healthcare team by shedding light on the potential use of clofazimine for the treatment of a complex pulmonary infection caused by an intrinsically multi-drug resistant bacteria (Mycobacterium abscessus).

Zoom Meeting
Piitsburgh, PA
United States

Matt Whiteman, PharmD

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 (CPE)

This knowledge-based activity provides 1.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 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.
  • 1.00 Attendance
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