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Pharmacology of Infectious Diseases & Immunizations for Advanced Practice Clinicians
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DVD Video - 4+ hours
Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
PESI HealthCare
10/24/2018 - Available Now for Pre-Order
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  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.
  • 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)
    • Treatment Controversy
  • Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
    • Sinusitis and pharyngitis
      • Etiology (Viral vs. Bacterial)
      • Treatment
    • Bronchitis and Pertussis
      • Etiology (Viral vs. Bacterial)
      • Treatment
  • Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
    • Cellulitis
    • Diabetic foot infections
    • Bacterial etiology
      • Signs & symptoms
      • Treatment (IDSA Guidelines)
    • Osteomyelitis
      • Acute vs. Chronic
      • Oral considerations
  • Strategies to Improve Patient Adherence
    • IMS Model (Information-Motivation-Strategy)
    • Major predictors of poor adherence to medication
  • Antibacterial Resistance – Prevention Strategies
    • Mechanisms for drug resistance
    • 12 steps to prevent antimicrobial resistance (CDC)
    • Antibiotic stewardship
  • Emerging and Reemerging Viral Infections
    • Animals as sources
    • Drivers and ecological factors
    • Modes of transmission
    • Pharmacology management
  • Influenza
    • Clinical features
    • Diagnosis
    • Pharmacology management
  • Immunizations (Adult)
    • Types of Vaccines
    • General recommendations
    • Contraindications & precautions


Dr. Jason Cota is an associate professor and the vice chair of the Pharmacy Practice Department at the University of the Incarnate Word Feik School of Pharmacy. He also has over 10 years of experience practicing as an infectious diseases clinical pharmacist at the San Antonio Military Medical Center, where he is a credentialed provider with prescriptive authority.

Dr. Cota received his Doctor of Pharmacy and a Master of Science in Advanced Pharmacy Practice with an emphasis in infectious diseases research from The University of Texas at Austin. In conjunction with his Master of Science degree program, he completed a two-year Specialty Practice Residency in Pharmacotherapy at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio with an emphasis in both infectious diseases and nephrology.

Dr. Cota is a member of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists and has given several presentations at national and international meetings. His research has focused on antimicrobial and antifungal drug dosing in patient populations that are subject to altered pharmacokinetics, including critically-ill burn patients and those receiving renal replacement therapy. He has published a number of articles and has co-authored several book chapters in the areas of infectious diseases and nephrology.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jason Cota is vice chair and associate professor at the University of the Incarnate Word Feik School of Pharmacy. He receives a speaking honorarium from Merck. Dr. Cota receives a speaking honorarium for PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Jason Cota is a member of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists.
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