Seminar In Infectious Diseases

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SHPA - The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia says
The Introduction to Infectious Diseases Clinical Seminar will provide pharmacists with basic skills required to optimise the use of antimicrobials and manage patients with infectious diseases.

Learning Objectives:
■ Describe principles of infectious diseases, the principles and key areas of antimicrobial stewardship, the role of microbiology and to interpret typical microbiology laboratory reports
■ Describe pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD) of antimicrobials and the clinical application of PK/PD parameters to optimise the efficacy of antimicrobial agents
■ Describe which antimicrobials require therapeutic drug monitoring and to interpret antimicrobial serum concentrations with respect to infectious disease states
■ Identify the commonly encountered chest infections in the hospital and their optimal antimicrobial management
■ Identify common gram-positive, gram-negative and fungal pathogens and to discuss the rationale behind antimicrobial therapy associated with various infections via case studies

This activity has been accredited for 7.7 hours of Group-1 CPD (or 7.7 CPD credits) plus 4 hours of Group-2 (or 8 CPD credits) – total of 15.7 credits, suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

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By: SHPA - The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia