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Pharmacology of Infectious Diseases and Immunizations
DVD Video
$199.99 USD
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DVD Video - 4+ hours   Instructions
Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
PESI HealthCare
10/17/2017 - Available Now for Pre-Order
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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At the completion of this program, you should be able to:

  1. Identify 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. Discuss Bacterial Etiology and mechanisms of resistance.
  4. Discuss empiric dosing of antimicrobials.
  5. Choose appropriate pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic regimens for the prevention and treatment in various patient populations.
  6. Recognize important interactions between antimicrobials and other drugs.
  7. Plan goals of therapy and parameters for monitoring therapeutic response to antimicrobials.
  8. Recommend specific antimicrobial therapeutic drug monitoring to maximize efficacy and minimize toxicities (e.g., vancomycin and aminoglycosides).
  9. Recommend preventative strategies to limit antimicrobial resistance.
  10. Identify and treat common infections encountered in clinical practice.
  11. Design patient and caregiver education on the proper use of antimicrobials.
  12. Describe vaccines that are administered routinely.
  1. Antimicrobials
    1. Drug classes
    2. Pharmacokinetic Properties
      1. Concentration-dependent Killing
      2. Time-dependent Killing
      3. Post-Antibiotic Effect
    3. Common Interactions with Other Drugs
  2. Urinary Tract Infections
    1. Bacterial Etiology, Signs and Symptoms and Diagnosis
    2. When to Treat? (Case discussions)
    3. Cystitis and Pyelonephritis
    4. Complicated and Uncomplicated
    5. UTIs in Pregnancy
    6. Treatment (IDSA G uideline Treatment Algorithm)
      1. Acute
      2. Recurrent and Relapse
    7. Monitoring Therapeutic Response
    8. Clinical Presentation and Discussion
  3. Community-Acquired Pneumonia
    1. Risk factors
    2. Signs and Symptoms
    3. Bacterial Etiology
    4. Diagnosis
    5. Typical vs. Atypical
    6. Treatment (IDSA/ATS G uidelines) and Monitoring
      1. Outpatient vs. Inpatient
      2. Empiric Treatment
      3. Prevention
      4. Joint Commission and CMS
      5. Performance Measure
    7. Case Presentations and Discussion
  4. Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
    1. Sinusitis and Pharyngitis
      1. Etiology (Viral vs. Bacterial)
      2. Treatment
      3. Case Presentations and Discussion
  5. Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
    1. Cellulitis
    2. Diabetic Foot Infections
    3. Bacterial Etiology
      1. Signs & Symptoms
      2. Treatment (IDSA G uidelines)
      3. Case Presentations and Discussion
  6. Sexually Transmitted Diseases
    1. Gonorrhea and Chlamydia
    2. Syphilis (Primary, Secondary and Tertiary)
    3. Genital Herpes (First Episodes, Recurrent Infections)
      1. Etiology
      2. Sign and Symptoms
      3. Treatment
      4. Prevention of STD
      5. Case Presentations and Discussion
  7. Viral Hepatitis
    1. Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C
    2. Monitoring Therapeutic Response
    3. Treatment Duration (Genotype 1 & Genotypes 2, 3)
  8. Strategies to Improve Patient Adherence
    1. IMS Model (Information-Motivation-Strategy)
    2. Major Predictors of Poor Adherence to Medication
  9. Antibacterial Resistance-Strategies to Prevent
    1. Mechanisms for drug resistance
    2. 12 Steps to Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance (CDC)
    3. Antibiotic Stewardship
  10. Immunizations (Adult)
    1. Types of Vaccines
    2. General Recommendations
    3. Contraindications & Precautions
  11. Putting it All Together
    1. Interactive Case Presentations


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.
Continuing Education Credits
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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.

Nurses, Advance Practice Nurses, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nurse Midwives, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants