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

Where:   FAIRFAX, VA

When:  Thursday, March 7, 2019 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. Prescribe antimicrobials based on empiric dosing recommendations.
  4. Plan goals of therapy and parameters for monitoring therapeutic response to antimicrobials.
  5. Recommend specific antimicrobial therapeutic drug monitoring to maximize efficacy and minimize toxicities (e.g., vancomycin and aminoglycosides).
  6. Develop preventative strategies to limit antimicrobial resistance.
  7. Design patient and caregiver education on the proper use of antimicrobials.
Program Outline

  • Antimicrobials
    • Drug classes
    • Pharmacokinetic Properties
      • Concentration-dependent killing
      • Time-dependent killing
      • Post-antibiotic effect
    • Common interactions with other drugs
  • Antibacterial Allergies - Sulfa and Penicillin
    • Define true allergy
    • Sulfonamide antibiotics vs non-antibiotics
    • Penicillin - Cephalosporin cross-sensitivity
  • Bacteria
    • Differentiation
    • Normal flora
    • Common pathogens
  • Antibacterial Resistance - Contributing Factors
    • Trends
    • Mechanisms of resistance
    • Contributing factors
  • Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus - Community versus Hospital Acquired
    • Differentiating between CA- and HA-MRSA
    • Current clinical practice guidelines
    • Pharmacologic management
  • Enterobacteriaceae Resistance
    • Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase (ESBL)
      • What are ESBLs
      • Pharmacologic management
    • Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)
      • What are CREs
      • Pharmacologic management
  • Urinary Tract Infections
    • Bacterial Etiology, Signs and Symptoms and Diagnosis
    • Cystitis and pyelonephritis
    • Complicated and uncomplicated
    • UTIs in pregnancy
    • Treatment (IDSA Guideline Treatment Algorithm)
      • Acute
      • Recurrent and relapse
  • Clostridium Difficile Infection
    • Risk factors
    • Pharmacology management
    • Fecal Transplantation
    • Probiotics literature review
  • Community–Acquired Pneumonia
    • Bacterial etiology
    • Diagnosis
    • Typical vs. atypical
    • Treatment (IDSA/ATS Guidelines) and monitoring
      • Outpatient vs. inpatient
      • Empiric treatment
  • Healthcare–Associated Pneumonia
    • Bacterial etiology
    • Treatment (IDSA/ATS Guidelines)
  • Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
    • Sinusitis and pharyngitis
      • Etiology (Viral vs. Bacterial)
      • Treatment
  • Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
    • Cellulitis
    • Bacterial etiology
      • Strep. vs. Staph. vs. MRSA
      • Signs & symptoms
      • Treatment (IDSA Guidelines)
  • Influenza
    • Clinical features
    • Diagnosis
    • Pharmacology management
  • Immunizations (Adult)
    • Types of Vaccines
    • General recommendations
    • Contraindications & precautions
Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Nurse Midwives
  • Pharmacists
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants


Eric Wombwell is a board certified infectious diseases pharmacist and Clinical Associate Professor for the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration at the University of Missouri - Kansas City, School of Pharmacy. Wombwell is responsible for developing clinical and educational initiatives designed to optimize student learning. He is active in lecturing, research and hospital pharmacy practice.

Dr. Wombwell completed his PharmD degree at the University of Missouri Kansas City, followed by an ASHP accredited pharmacy practice residency at the Kansas City VA Medical Center. Upon residency completion, Wombwell accepted a full-time non-tenured clinical faculty position at the University of Missouri - Kansas City, School of Pharmacy. His responsibilities include teaching Doctor of Pharmacy students in a variety of courses, with special emphasis in the area of infectious diseases. As part of this position, Wombwell serves as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, working as part of the multidisciplinary team, providing care to acutely ill patients at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence, Missouri. In addition, Wombwell functions in an adjunct faculty capacity with the University of Missouri - Kansas City, School of Dentistry, where he is responsible for teaching infectious diseases curricular content to dental students in the Pharmacology and Therapeutics course series.

Dr. Wombwell has more than 20 peer-reviewed publications on pharmacy and medication-related topics, and has delivered more than 50 invited presentations locally and nationally for continuing education to various health-professional audiences. He has been named Teacher-of-the-Year in various capacities 7 times, "Missouri Pharmacist Association - UMKC Faculty Member of the Year" in 2016, and received the "UMKC Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching" in 2014.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Eric Wombwell is a Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Eric Wombwell has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and 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.

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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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This course has been reviewed and approved for ACNM specialty credit. Full attendance at this course qualifies for .625 CEUs. ACNM Program #: 2019/014.

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.

Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners
This program offers 380 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 6.0 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.

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: 0289-0000-19-002-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 in order to obtain your NABP e-Profile ID.

Physician Assistants
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
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