What’s Bugging You? A Review of Antibiotic Infusion Therapy
Recorded On: 09/23/2020
Treatment of complicated infections with intravenous antibiotics has largely transitioned to the outpatient setting due to inpatient costs and improved patient satisfaction. Infusion nurses are crucial in the management of patient symptoms, antibiotic adverse effects, and appropriate monitoring in all settings. This webinar will cover the key components of antimicrobial selection and monitoring, including adverse effects. In addition, some new antimicrobial therapies will also be reviewed.
· Describe factors involved in antimicrobial selection for treatment of complicated infections including:
o Antimicrobial spectrum
o Dosing considerations
· Verbalize adverse effects and monitoring for commonly used antibiotic infusions
Amber Streifel, PharmD
Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapist/OPAT pharmacist, Oregon Health & Science University
Amber Streifel, PharmD is the Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapist/OPAT pharmacist at Oregon Health & Science University. She earned her PharmD at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She completed her PGY1 pharmacy residency at OHSU and her PGY2 in Infectious Diseases at the University of Colorado, Denver.
CRNI® RUs: This session has been approved for 1 CRNI® recertification unit and meets the non INS Meeting criteria.
Contact Hours: This session has been approved for 1 contact hour
Expiration date for receipt of contact hours: September 23, 2023
To receive contact hours for this educational activity, you are required to attend the entire educational activity and complete the evaluation.
The Infusion Nurses Society is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider #CEP14209. The certificate must be retained by the attendee for a period of 4 years.