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Infectious Diseases PRN and Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists Focus Session -- Power Gaps in Stewardship: Decision Making for Diagnostics and Transitions of Care

Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 1:45 PM to 3:15 PM EDT at 3rd Floor: Trianon Ballroom

Available for 1.50 hours of CPE credit
Activity Number: 0217-0000-19-186-L01-P
Activity Type: A Knowledge-Based Activity

  • Whitney J. Nesbitt, Pharm.D.Moderator: Whitney J. Nesbitt, Pharm.D.
    Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Specialist, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
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The Fundamentals of Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy: Who, What, When, Why, and How.
1:45 PM

  • John A. Bosso, Pharm.D., FCCP, FIDPSpeaker: John A. Bosso, Pharm.D., FCCP, FIDP
    Professor Emeritus of Clinical Pharmacy and Medicine, Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina,Charleston, South Carolina
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Learning Objectives
1. Review the 2018 Infectious Diseases Society of America updated clinical guideline on the management of outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy.
2. Describe common clinical syndromes and complications managed in OPAT centers and highlight best practice antimicrobial stewardship recommendations.
3. Discuss effective metrics/tools to evaluate the quality of OPAT care.
The 'Route' to Success: Evaluating the Role of Oral Antibiotics for Complicated Infections
2:15 PM

  • Nick Mercuro, Pharm.D.Speaker: Nick Mercuro, Pharm.D.
    Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases, Department of Pharmacy Services, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
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Learning Objectives
1. Describe the pharmacokinetic properties of antibiotics that would be ideal for oral therapy.
2. Evaluate the current literature related to the use of oral antibiotics for complicated infections.
3. Identify appropriate patients who are candidates for oral antibiotic therapy for complicated infections.
Demonstrate Integration of Diagnostic Stewardship into Daily Practice.
2:45 PM

  • Stephanie  Harding, Pharm.D., BCPS-AQ IDSpeaker: Stephanie Harding, Pharm.D., BCPS-AQ ID
    Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist, Wesley Healthcare, Wichita, Kansas
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Learning Objectives
1. Explain diagnostic stewardship and its role in antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASP).
2. Describe laboratory, provider and ASP strategies to avoid inappropriate testing.
3. Discuss how diagnostic stewardship results can improve patient care and safety.