Confronting the Challenge of Health Care-Associated Infections
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Navaneeth Narayanan, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
New Brunswick, New Jersey
After participating in this activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe the significance of health care—associated infections and the role of antimicrobial drug resistance.
- Recall the mechanisms of antibiotic resistance for gram-negative bacterial infections and the available treatment options for the various types of infection.
- List the relevant types of infection caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA and discuss the evidence for available treatment options).
- Review the current recommendations for management of Clostridium difficile infection and strategies for prevention.
Type of activity:
November 6, 2014
November 6, 2016
Estimated time to complete activity:
Pharmacy Times Office of Continuing Professional Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours (0.20 CEUs) under the ACPE universal activity number 0290-0000-14-093-H01-P. The activity is available for CE credit through November 6, 2016.