Sepsis Education Series - Part I: Antibiotics in the Treatment of Septic Patients

Pittsburgh, PA US
March 25, 2021

This program will give information regarding how antibiotics are chosen for patients with sepsis, how the site of the infection impacts choice of antibiotics, etc.  Information will be appropriate for nurses, doctors and pharmacists. 

Target Audience

Nurses, pharmacists and physicians.

Learning Objectives

1. Discuss the typical sites of infection and effective antibiotics for selected organisms from those sites.

2. Review current best practice recommendations for antibiotic therapy.        

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 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 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
Course opens: 
03/04/2021
Course expires: 
04/30/2021
Event starts: 
03/25/2021 - 3:00pm
Event ends: 
03/25/2021 - 4:00pm

I. Cultures and source control

II. Optimizing antibiotic treatment

   A. Guidelines from Surviving Sepsis Campaign

   B. CMS guidelines

   C. Antibiotic selection

   D. Antibiotic administration

        1. Timing

        2. Prioritizing antibiotics when >1 ordered

        3. Compatibility

   E. De-escalation and duration of therapy

III. Case studies

UPMC Shadyside Hospital
5232 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
United States

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 (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1 contact hours.

 

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 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 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
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