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Target Audience

Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Pharmacist, Physician, Physician Assistant, Internal UPMC, ID, Emergency medicine, hospitalists, General Med, Urology, and nephrology.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Enumerate treatment options for urinary tract infections, including complicated infections defined as catheter-associated urinary tract infections and infections due to multi-drug resistant organisms
  • Consider implications of treatment selection choice on recurrence of urinary tract infection
  • Determine opportunities for transitions of care and outpatient stewardship related to UTI treatment, and any LOS implications

Disclaimer Statement:

The information presented at this activity represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.  Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 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 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    • 1.00 Opioid Education
  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 Attendance
    • 1.00 Opioid Education
Course opens: 
03/14/2024
Course expires: 
12/31/2025

Course Director:

  • Graham Snyder, MD, MS - Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Hospital Epidemiology, UPMC Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Planning Committee Members:

  • Erin McCreary, PharmD, BCIDP - Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director of Infectious Diseases Improvement and Clinical Research Innovation, UPMC
  • Penelope L. Schwartz, PA - Physician Assistant, UPMC
  • Casey Lewis, PhD, FNP-C, AGACNP-C, MPH - Sr. Infection Preventionist II, UPMC
  • Melissa Borza, MS, CCC-SLP - Project Manager, Infection Prevention, Wolff Center at UPMC

Course Presenter:

  • Erin McCreary, PharmD, BCIDP - Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director of Infectious Diseases Improvement and Clinical Research Innovation, UPMC

Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

Dr. McCreary is a consultant for Abbvie, Merck, Basilea, Shionogi, Melinta, Ferring, Cidara, Entasis, LabSimply, Pfizer, Sanofi, and GSK.   She received a speaker honorarium for non-branded CE content at ID conference: GSK, Pfizer, and Shionogi.

No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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.

Physician (CME)
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing (CNE)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hours.

Pharmacy (CPE)
This knowledge-based activity provides 1.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.

Physician Assistant (AAPA)
The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.  

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

  • 1.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 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 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    • 1.00 Opioid Education
  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 Attendance
    • 1.00 Opioid Education
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