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Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is an inherited chronic disease caused by a gene defect. It is estimated to occur in about 1 in every 3500 children born in the United States. This complex disease can affect the lungs, the digestive system, and other organs resulting in a high morbidity and mortality. CF can also affect the pharmacokinetics of many drugs and this needs to be considered when prescribing medications to CF patients. CF has no known cure, but treatments are available to help modify the disease process. The modules of this program will provide information on the disease and treatments for the CF patient as well as address other important challenges and considerations in CF patients. Module 3 addresses the management of infections in CF patients and the use of antibiotics in CF patients. It will review the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic considerations in these patients.
The target audience for this activity includes pharmacists and nurses.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Identify a dose and frequency of administration to optimize benefit and minimize toxicity of anti-pseudomonal antibiotics
- List two pharmacokinetic (PK)/pharmacodynamic (PD) advantages of continuous infusion (CI) versus intermittent antibiotics
- Describe an antibiotic dosing regimen to treat non-pseudomonal CF pathogens
Jeffery T. Zobell, PharmD, BCPPS
Advanced Clinical Pharmacist
Intermountain Primary Children's Hospital
Intermountain Cystic Fibrosis Pediatric Center
Salt Lake City, Utah
Pharmacist Release Date: May 15, 2020
Nurse Release Date: September 1, 2021
Expiration Date: May 15, 2023
ACPE Credit Designation (Pharmacist CE)
This CE activity is jointly provided by ProCE, LLC and the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP). ProCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Universal Activity Number 0221-9999-20-214-H01-P has been assigned to this knowledge-based, home-study activity. This CE activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEU) in states that recognize ACPE providers. Completion of an evaluation and post-test with a score of 70% or higher is required to receive CE credit. Proof of completion will be posted in NABP CPE Monitor profiles. No partial credit will be given.
Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by ProCE, LLC and Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO). Clinical Care Options, LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Nursing Continuing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hour.
It is the policy of ProCE, LLC 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 during their presentation.
Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose all financial conflicts of interest (COI) they may have with ineligible companies. All relevant COI are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to CCO policy. CCO is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.
The faculty and planners reported the following relevant financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they have with ineligible companies related to the content of this educational activity:
Jeffery Zobell has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
CCO and ProCE Staff have no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Robin Wanous-Williamson (nurse planner) has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Potential conflicts of interest were resolved with a peer review process provided by Robin Wanous-Williamson, RN, GERO-BC.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
This activity is self-funded by NASP.
The material presented in this CE activity does not reflect the views of ProCE, LLC 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.