Fluoroquinolones 411

Target Audience

Family Medicine Physicians, Internal Medicine Physicians, Hospitalists, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Nurse Practitioners, and all other prescribing providers.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify FDA boxed warnings for fluoroquinolone antibiotics.
  • Implement appropriate use of fluoroquinolone antibiotics in clinical practice.
     
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • US FDA Drug Safety Communications: July 2008, August 2013, May 2016, July 2016, July 2018, December 2018
  • BHSF Antibiograms
  • ACOG Committee Opinion: Sulfonamides, Nitrofurantoin, and Risk of Birth Defects. September 2017 (Reaffirmed 2019)
  • Community-Associated Clostridium difficile Infection and Antibiotics: A Mata-analysis. JAC. 2013; 68(9): 1951-61.
  • Meta-Analysis of Antibiotics and the Risk of Community-Associated Clostridium difficile infection. AAC. 2013; 57(5): 2326-32.
  • “Collateral damage” from cephalosporin and quinolone antibiotic therapy. CID. 2004; 15(38): S341-5.
Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.25 General certificate of attendance
  • 0.25 Nurse Practitioners
  • 0.25 Florida Board of Pharmacy
Course opens: 
09/01/2022
Course expires: 
10/23/2022

Timothy P. Gauthier, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCIDP    
Director, ID PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Program 
Manager, Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Program
Baptist Health South Florida
Miami, Florida

Richard L. Levine, M.D.
Infectious Disease Specialist
Baptist Hospital, Doctors Hospital and South Miami Hospital
Chairman, Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee, Doctors Hospital
Baptist Health South Florida
Miami, Florida

Timothy P. Gauthier, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCIDP, faculty for this educational activity, is a consultant with Pattern Biosciences (formerly Klaris Diagnostics), , DoseMeRx by Tabula Rasa, Pfizer and MeMed. All of the relevant financial relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.

Richard L. Levine, M.D., faculty for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*.

Mark Hauser, M.D., conference director for this activity, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*.

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

*Ineligible companies – Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

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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 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.25 General certificate of attendance
  • 0.25 Nurse Practitioners
  • 0.25 Florida Board of Pharmacy
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