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Choosing wisely – Antibiotic Selection in the NICU

by Jim Thigpen, PharmD, BCPS
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 R-CERP
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: No
  • Origin: Neonatal 2017
Abstract:

When faced with a potential neonatal infection, it is critical to choose the correct antibiotic(s) for the situation. Considering the environment of antibiotic resistance and some of the limitations for antibiotic use in this fragile population, selecting the right drug, dose, interval and monitoring parameters can be life and death decisions. This presentation will help the learner understand the complexities of this problem and provide them with the tools to provide state-of-the-art medical care.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: a: Discuss the conditions that the neonate face and the associated infectious process
Objective 2: Identify the common pathogens and why they continue to be encountered despite progress that has been made in identification and prophylaxis
Objective 3: Discuss the classes of antibiotics that can be utilized in neonates, concerns about toxicities and administration issues
Objective 4: Identify clinical conditions, other therapies and medications that influence antibiotic selection

Categories: Neonates
Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks