Being Precise With Antibiotics in the Critically Ill

This course will discuss antibiotic pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in the critically ill and provide the tools to apply precision medicine in the critically ill and develop action plans for dealing with antibiotic regimens in this patient population.

Target Audience

Critical Care Physicians, Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Nephrologists, Pulmonologists, Infectious Disease Physicians, Neurologists, Gastroenterologists, Hospitalists, Physician Assistants, Respiratory Therapists and Nurse Practitioners.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the variation in antibiotic pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in the critically ill.
  • Apply precision medicine principles to antibiotic regimens in the critically ill.
  • Develop action plans for dealing with antibiotic optimization in the critically ill.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Rello, J., & Perez, A. (2016). Precision medicine for the treatment of severe pneumonia in intensive care. Expert review of respiratory medicine, 10(3), 297-316.
  • Parker, S. L., Sime, F. B., & Roberts, J. A. (2015). Optimizing dosing of antibiotics in critically ill patients. Current opinion in infectious diseases, 28(6), 497-504.
  • Roberts, J. A., Abdul-Aziz, M. H., Lipman, J., Mouton, J. W., Vinks, A. A., Felton, T. W., ... & Drusano, G. (2014). Individualized antibiotic dosing for patients who are critically ill: challenges and potential solutions. The Lancet Infectious Diseases, 14(6), 498-509.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
Course opens: 
01/01/2018
Course expires: 
01/31/2021

Scott Bolesta, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCM
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Wilkes University
Visiting Investigator
Geisinger Health System
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Scott Bolesta, Pharm.D., receives grant/research support from AstraZeneca and he does not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
              
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
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