Merging Microbiology and Stewardship: Making the Most of 2019 CLSI Updates on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing in your Stewardship Activities

This activity is available for free to members of SIDP or ACCP ID PRN.  Enter the activity enrollment code in the Enrollment Code box if you are a member. You can obtain the code from your member organization.
 

NOTE: If you attended this CE activity live (via webinar) on May 2, 2019, AND received CE credit (i.e. a pharmacist CE statement with ACPE Universal Activity Number 0221-9999-19-157-L01-P, or Laboratory PACE credit), you are NOT allowed to also receive CE credit for this home-study activity.

 

Description

Join us for this annual webcast that provides updates on hot topics related to antibiotic stewardship and microbiological testing. This year’s webcast will include recent CLSI antimicrobial susceptibility testing updates for gram positive and gram negative bacteria. We will also discuss ways to incorporate these changes in your antimicrobial stewardship efforts.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss highlights from the 2019 CLSI standards for antimicrobial susceptibility testing and reporting.
  • Compare and contrast the data supporting recent changes in CLSI breakpoints for gram positive and gram negative bacteria.
  • Describe how to integrate microbiology results into your antimicrobial stewardship program with an emphasis on dosing optimization for less susceptible pathogens.

Faculty

James S. Lewis II, Pharm.D., FIDSA
Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, Oregon

Kristi Traugott, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Disease
PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Program Director
University Health System
Department of Pharmacotherapy and Pharmacy Services
UTHSCSA - PERC
San Antonio, Texas

Accreditation

Pharmacists

ACPE LogoThis CE activity is jointly provided by ProCE, Inc., CLSI, and SIDP. ProCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Universal Activity Number 0221-9999-19-157-H01-P has been assigned to this knowledge-based home study CE activity (initial release date 5-2-19). This CE activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEU) in states that recognize ACPE providers. Successful completion of an online post-test and evaluation at www.ProCE.com is required to receive CE credit. No partial credit will be given.

PACE

Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.(R) Program. To receive Laboratory PACE credit, please fill out this form on the CLSI website and your certificate will be e-mailed to you upon completion: https://clsi.org/global-training/earn-ce-credits/pace-ce-credits-merging-microbiology-and-stewardship/

Disclosure

It is the policy of ProCE, Inc. to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its continuing education activities. Faculty must disclose to participants any significant financial interest or affiliation with companies that manufacture or market products discussed in this activity. Dr. Traugott has no relevant commercial and/or financial relationships to disclose. Dr. Lewis has served as an Advisory Board member for Merck and a Consultant for Tetraphase.

Please note: The information and views presented in this activity are those of the faculty through clinical practice and knowledge of the professional literature. Portions of this activity may include the use of drugs and/or devices for unlabeled indications, which should be considered experimental. Participants are advised to consult manufacturer product information and the professional literature, and use professional judgment in applying the presented information in patient-care activities.

Funding

This activity is self-funded by SIDP, CLSI, and members of ACCP ID PRN.

 

The material presented in this CE activity does not reflect the views of ProCE, Inc. or the commercial sponsor. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
0221-9999-19-157-H01-P 1 Contact Hour May 02, 2019 - May 02, 2020