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Antibiotic Considerations for the Prevention or Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections

Hours: 1.25

Best suited for: Urologists, Primary Care Physicians, Emergency Physicians

Course Description
Treating bacterial infections with antibiotics in both the acute setting and in the clinic environment has etched a place in our daily routine. This webinar will focus on the current state-of-the-art treatment, delve into controversies such as PCN allergies, and review serious sequelae from some of the more popular antibiotics that may also trigger a medico-legal action.
The course will fine-tune your process for identifying the right drug for the right bug emanating from the urinary tract. Noted PharmD from the University of Florida, Dr. Kenneth Klinker, will review these topics and discuss clinical cases that illustrate the best decision-making to maximize cure and minimize harm. 
The program concludes with a short Q & A discussion, featuring Dr. Ernest Sussman, Vice President of Risk Management at SCRUBS Risk Retention Group.

Learning Objectives
Following this webinar, physicians will be able to:
  • Explain the impact of changing susceptibility patterns on antimicrobial choice for infection prevention and treatment.
  • Describe organism-specific management strategies.
  • Identify safe administration practices for antimicrobials used by Urologists.
  • Implement strategies for incorporating therapeutic drug monitoring for urinary tract infections.
  • Cite examples from complex cases experienced by Urologists.

Faculty Information

Kenneth Klinker, PharmD, is a clinical associate professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, and a pharmacy specialist in infectious diseases at UF Health Shands Hospital.  He is an active member of the Antimicrobial Management Team and assists in the development of ID pharmacists through the Infectious Diseases Residency Program at UF Health Shands Hospital. Dr. Klinker is active in the Society of Infectious Diseases and serves on the Political Advocacy Committee. Additionally, he is a past president of the North Central Florida Society of Health.

Planning Group
Ernest Sussman, MD, VP, SCRUBS Risk Retention Group, Stuart, FL, Urology, Las Vegas, NV
Van Ginger, MD, Urology, The Polyclinic, Seattle, WA
Celia Smith, CHCP, Director of Continuing Medical Education, Physicians Insurance
Mesina McMurray, Content Development Project Manager, Physicians Insurance
Mary Ancheta, Risk Management Services Coordinator, Physicians Insurance

CME Information
 Category 1 credit is applicable throughout the United States.
Estimated time to complete this activity:  1.25 hour

Physicians in Washington who complete this course will fulfill the risk management education requirement mandated by the Washington Health Services Act of 1993.

Physicians Insurance/Experix is accredited by the Washington State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Physicians Insurance/Experix designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity meets the criteria for up to 1.25 hours of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

At the time this course was developed, Dr. Klinker disclosed receiving an honorarium for consultation with The Medicines Company. Concern about possible conflict of interest was resolved through peer review.
Neither the planning and peer-review group members have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
The content will not include mention of unapproved or investigational uses or products or devices.

Resolution of Conflicts of Interest
Physicians Insurance/Experix has implemented a process to resolve conflicts of interest for each continuing medical education activity, to help ensure content objectivity, independence, fair balance, and content that is aligned with the interest of the public. Conflicts, if any, are resolved through a peer-review process.

Member and Subscriber Access
Interested in a CME program like this for your team or facility? Contact us to schedule it and talk about pricing.

Original Release: November 2017
Expiration: November 2020

This course is offered through Experix, a wholly owned subsidiary of Physicians Insurance, and is based on more than 30 years' experience in providing continuing medical education. This course is complimentary for Physicians Insurance members.

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