Chronic Care Management Part I: Infectious Disease

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 11:00-12:30 pm
UAN: 0107-9999-18-271-L01-P
0.15 CEU/1.5 hr
This activity will provide a clinically-intensive review of infectious diseases with an emphasis on using antimicrobial stewardship principles in the management of Clostridium difficile and urinary tract infections. Hear hot topics and major guideline updates in these areas that will benefit you regardless of your practice setting. Come prepared to be challenged by discussion on complex scenarios that will provide the tools you need to promote optimal patient care.
Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this application-based CPE activity, participants should be able to:

1. Identify risk factors for antimicrobial resistance and Clostridium difficile infections.
2. Summarize common goals of antimicrobial stewardship programs and antimicrobial stewardship activities to achieve these goals.
3. Identify prescribing principles that aid in the optimal selection and dosing of antimicrobial agents.
4. Interpret culture and susceptibility results and predict the clinical significance of cultures.
5. Based on the 2017 IDSA/SHEA Clostridium difficile infection guidelines, identify key elements of diagnosis, treatment and risk mitigation for management of patients with these infections.
6. Identify clinical practices that minimize risks associated with and maximize the proper use of antimicrobials in the treatment of urinary tract infections.

Brett Heinz
Brett Heintz , PharmD, BCPS AQ-ID, AAHIVE

Medicine/Infectious Disease Pharmacy Specialist
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Iowa City, IA

Trent Towne

Trent Towne, PharmD, BCPS

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Manchester University College of Pharmacy, Natural and Health Sciences
Fort Wayne, IN