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Pharmacology of Infectious Diseases and Immunizations for Advanced Practice Clinicians
Pharmacology of Infectious Diseases and Immunizations for Advanced Practice Clinicians

Where:  FAIRFAX, VA

When:  Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description
Attend this seminar and learn proper prescribing, patient education and monitoring procedures for a variety of drug regimens used to treat common acute and chronic infectious diseases. Choosing an antibacterial agent can be challenging, given the plethora of drugs available on the market and the emerging trend in bacterial resistance.

You will learn the pharmacology of different classes of antimicrobials used to treat infectious disease states encountered in clinical practice. Discover the spectrums of activity, pharmacokinetic characteristics and parameters for monitoring therapeutic outcomes. Emphasis is placed on the new antimicrobials and advances in evidence-based treatment guidelines. You will leave this seminar better prepared to design appropriate and cost-effective drug regimens for improved therapeutic outcomes.
If there is no CE tab, please refer to the course brochure for continuing education information.
Learner Objectives:

  1. Analyze the major classes of antibiotics and their pharmacokinetic characteristics.
  2. Apply current evidenced-based approaches to select appropriate treatment regimens for common infections encountered in clinical practice.
  3. Distinguish between different types of bacterial etiology and mechanisms of resistance.
  4. Compare empiric dosing of antimicrobials.
  5. Recognize important interactions between antimicrobials and other drugs.
  6. Plan goals of therapy and parameters for monitoring therapeutic response to antimicrobials.
  7. Recommend specific antimicrobial therapeutic drug monitoring to maximize efficacy and minimize toxicities (e.g., vancomycin and aminoglycosides).
  8. Develop preventative strategies to limit antimicrobial resistance.
  9. Design patient and caregiver education on the proper use of antimicrobials.
  10. Differentiate local and global ecological factors affecting promotion of viral infection emergence.
  11. Plan for vaccines that are currently recommended for routine administration.
Program Outline

  • Bacterial Characteristics
    • Cell envelope characteristics
    • Gram stain procedures
    • Gram positive & Gram negative organisms
  • Antibiotic Prescribing Background
    • Interpreting culture & sensitivity
    • Inhibitory concentration vs. bactericidal concentration
    • Empiric vs. targeted therapy Antibiogram
  • Medication Allergy vs. Adverse Effect
    • Defining true allergic response
    • PCN-Carbapenem cross reactivity
  • Antibiotic Resistance
    • MRSA
    • VRE
    • Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamases
    • Klebsiella Pneumoniae Carbapenemase
  • Drug Resistant Threats in the U.S.
    • C. Diff
    • CRE
    • Neisseria Gonorrhea
    • Tuberculosis
  • Current CDC Guidelines
    • Antibiotic stewardship
    • Start and stop recommendations
  • NEW Antibiotics for 2016 & 2017
    • Signs & symptoms
    • Causative organisms
    • Pharmacologic management
    • Non-pharmacologic management for:
      • Pneumonia
      • Bronchitis
      • Sinusitis
      • Pharyngitis
      • Acute Cystitis
      • Catheter-related UTIs
      • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
      • Brain Abscess
      • Meningitis
      • Cellulitis
      • Diabetic Foot Ulcers
      • Osteomyelitis
      • Influenza
      • Human & Animal bites
  • Common Effects of Antibiotics on Other Medications
    • Cardiac medications
    • Anti-seizure medications
    • Anticoagulants
    • Antifungal agents
  • Bioterrorism: Diagnosis & Treatment
    • Bacillus anthracis
    • Clostridium botulinum
    • Yersinia pestis
    • Francisella tularensis
  • CDC Immunization Schedule for Adults
    • Types of vaccines
    • Indications & Contraindications

DR. PAUL LANGLOIS, APN, PHD, CCRN, CCNS, CNRN

Dr. Paul Langlois is a critical care clinical specialist in the Surgical, Medical, Neuro, CCU and Trauma ICUs of Cook County Hospital, Chicago. Drawing on over 30 years of experience assessing and managing patients with life-threatening diseases, Dr. Langlois provides advanced-level training to nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and physicians.

Dr. Langlois is committed to providing the highest quality of care to patients through advanced education. His presentations are evidence-based, timely and provide participants with case studies to facilitate critical thinking. As a bedside clinical nurse specialist, Paul has developed several critical care and infection control institution-wide protocols for the multidisciplinary assessment and management of the cardiac and septic patient. Paul's cardiac protocols include: weaning from mechanical ventilation, pulmonary artery catheter and hemodynamic monitoring, vasoactive medications, ventricular assist devices, renal replacement therapy, and neurologic alterations after trauma.

His presentations are enthusiastically delivered and offer practical tips that help make the most challenging concepts easy to understand. Linking knowledge to practice is the goal of every education program.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Paul Langlois has an employment relationship with Cook County Hospital. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Paul Langlois has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. Certificates of Completion are distributed at the conclusion of the live seminar for those who register prior to the event date and attend the full day. A letter of attendance will be issued to participants who register at the event, arrive late, or leave early. For those who registered day of (walk-ins), and are in full attendance, a certificate of completion for full CE credit will be sent within 30 days following the event. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

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MIDWIVES
ACNM specialty credit has been applied for.


NURSES/NURSE PRACTITIONER/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours. PARTIAL CONTACT HOURS WILL BE AWARDED FOR PARTIAL ATTENDANCE.


NURSE PRACTITIONERS
This program offers 380 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 6.3 contact hours toward your pharmacology requirement to receive credit. It is your responsibility to submit your certificate of successful completion and a copy of the seminar brochure to your licensing board.


PHARMACISTS
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PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Successful completion of this Knowledge-based activity qualifies for 6.3 contact hours. ACPE Universal Program Number: 0289-0000-17-004-L01-P. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance. You are required to complete a program evaluation/post-test and bring your e-Profile ID to the seminar to receive CPE credit. Don’t have your e-Profile ID yet? Visit the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) website and complete your e-profile at www.nabp.net in order to obtain your NABP e-Profile ID.


PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS
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This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 6.25 hours of clinical Category I CME credit by the American Academy of Physician Assistant Review Panel. Physician assistants should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity. This program was planned in accordance with AAPA’s CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs.


OTHER PROFESSIONS
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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