UPMC Hamot Pharmacy Home Study: Five Ways All Hospital Pharmacists Can be Antibiotic Aware

This activity will fill the gaps by presenting primary literature that supports common AMS practices including accurate documentation of penicillin allergies, avoiding duplicative anaerobic coverage, reassessing antibiotic therapy, avoidance of treating asymptomatic bacteriuria, and using the shortest effective duration of antibiotic therapy.

 

Target Audience

Who should attend:

  • Pharmacist and Student Pharmacists

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this continuing pharmacy education program, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe the relevant pathophysiology and diagnostic criteria of common disease states such as pneumonia and asymptomatic bacteriuria.
  • List the appropriate treatment of common disease states encountered in pharmacy practice such as appropriate use of anaerobic coverage, durations of treatment and patients with reported penicillin allergies.
  • List the appropriate monitoring of common disease states encountered in pharmacy practice including need for antimicrobial 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 Attendance
Course opens: 
01/06/2020
Course expires: 
01/06/2024
Online
United States

Joseph Welch, PharmD -- Clinical Pharmacy Specialist -Antimicrobial Stewardship, UPMC Hamot
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.

Rachael Ours, PharmD, BCIDP—Clinical Pharmacy Specialist -Antimicrobial Stewardship, UPMC Hamot
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.

Rachael Lobdell, PharmD - PGY1 Pharmacy Resident; UPMC Hamot
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.

Rachael Jorgensen, PharmDPGY1 Pharmacy Resident; UPMC Hamot
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.

Abriana Holzworth, PharmDPGY1 Pharmacy Resident; UPMC Hamot
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.

Authors disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above. No other planners, members of the planning committee, 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) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

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

Please note, the certificate issued at the end of this course is not official, it only indicates that you achieved a passing grade for this activity.   As required by the ACPE, credits for will be uploaded to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) within 60 days of completion.  It is the responsibility of the pharmacist/pharmacy technician to provide the correct NABP Board ID and DOB. To review/edit your board ID and/DOB, access your UPMC continuing education account and http://cce.upmc.com and choose “My Account”.

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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