Release Date: November 14, 2018 Expiration Date: November 30, 2019 (subject to change)
CE for this activity will not be available after this date.
Conference Level: CompetentOverview This presentation provides a review and update on empiric "bugs and drugs" commonly encountered in emergency care. A brief review of the classes of medications and their common side effects and interactions are reviewed. Using a body system approach, the current recommendations for appropriate empiric agents are reviewed including CAP, SSSTI, STI and systemic problems such as sepsis. Lastly, the importance of antibiotic stewardship are addressed.
This CE activity is a recording of a CE session from the AANP 2018 National Conference. It has been edited to meet the format requirements for online learning. If you received CE credit for attending the live session at Conference, you many not receive duplication credit for this same activity in a different format.CE Credit Instructions
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Identify the mechanisms of actions of the five main categories of antimicrobial therapies Describe the common adverse drug reactions associated with antimicrobial agents Modify the plan of care to incorporate the appropriate empiric agent based on presumed site or source of infectionFaculty Michael D. Gooch, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, ENP-CDisclosure This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies. Dr. Gooch has no relevant affiliations to disclose.
This educational activity may contain opinions of the speakers from their personal experience. The activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. Further, attendees/participants should appraise the information presented critically and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this program.Additional Information For questions about this online CE activity, or more information concerning the AANP CE Center, contact the AANP CE Center Manager at CECenter@aanp.org.
1 Contact Hour(s) of CE, All of which may be applied towards Pharmacology
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