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“Bad Bugs, Which Drugs?—A Review of Drug-Resistant Pathogens & Pharmacotherapy”

HealthTrust presents:   “Bad Bugs, Which Drugs?—A Review of Drug-resistant Pathogens & Pharmacotherapy”

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Antimicrobial resistant pathogens have emerged over time as a potential threat to many patients in the hospital setting. Many of these pathogens may be effectively treated when the optimal drug regimen is selected. This session will discuss some of the medications currently available to treat multidrug resistant pathogens, many of which are new to the market. The presenter will explore how pharmacists can play a role in helping to identify potential treatment options and offer why various antibiotic dosing strategies may need to be considered for optimal pathogen elimination (e.g., extended infusions).

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants should be able to…

  1. Define abbreviations of various drug-resistant pathogens.
  2. Select potential treatment options given a drug-resistant pathogen.
  3. Identify non-traditional antimicrobial dosing strategies for optimal pathogen elimination.


Kaitlyn DeWeerd, PharmD, BCPS – Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator, Memorial Hospital of South Bend

Target audience: Pharmacy

Continuing Education information for live event: This program is approved for CPEs by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). Attendees of this program may earn 1.0 CPE Contact Hours.

Accreditation Statement: Belmont University College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this event is: 0863-9999-18-009-L01-P.

There is no cost associated with this program.

Note: Pre-registration is required. Each attendee much register and log in individually the day of the event in order to be eligible for CE credit. There is no group credit available.