LIVE: Antimicrobial Stewardship: Best Practices in the Treatment of Community-Acquired Lower Respiratory Tract Infections

February 27, 2020

This activity will help fill the gap by aiding pharmacists in the treatment of patients with community-acquired lower respiratory tract infections with selection of guideline-recommended empiric antimicrobial selection, recognition of when to narrow and/or discontinue antimicrobial therapy, and assure that selected antimicrobial treatment durations are concordant with available evidence.

Target Audience

Pharmacists

Learning Objectives

Identify an empiric antibiotic treatment regimen for community-acquired pneumonia, acute exacerbations of COPD, and aspiration pneumonia that is concordant with current clinical practice guidelines.

Recognize when to narrow and/or discontinue antibiotic therapy in patients with community-acquired lower respiratory tract conditions.

Describe laboratory-based diagnostic techniques that can assist with differentiating bacterial and non-bacterial causes of respiratory symptoms.

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.
Course opens: 
02/27/2020
Course expires: 
03/30/2020
Event starts: 
02/27/2020 - 4:00pm
Event ends: 
02/27/2020 - 5:00pm

This activity will help fill the gap by aiding pharmacists in the treatment of patients with community-acquired lower respiratory tract infections with selection of guideline-recommended empiric antimicrobial selection, recognition of when to narrow and/or discontinue antimicrobial therapy, and assure that selected antimicrobial treatment durations are concordant with available evidence.

Pinnacle
Harrisburg, PA
United States

Erik Hernandez, PharmD, BCPS, MHA   Hernandez, Erik - COI Disclosure Form.docx

CPE Accreditation Statement

The University of Pittsburgh Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education. 

The assigned universal program number(s) is:  JA4008223-0000-20-015-L04-P and JA4008223-0000-20-016-H04-P

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.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
02/27/2020
Course expires: 
03/30/2020
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