Aminoglycoside Guidelines and Pharmacist-to-Dose Policy for Adult Patients

Rochester, NY US
October 13, 2021 to October 25, 2021

This continuing education activity will describe various dosing strategies of aminoglycosides based on patient characteristics. It will identify appropriate monitoring strategies including the use of pharmacokinetic calculations to conduct therapeutic drug monitoring. Finally, it will describe the pharmacists’ responsibilities in dosing and monitoring adult patients as part of the institution’s ‘pharmacist to dose’ policy.

Target Audience

  • Pharmacists

Learning Objectives

  1. Demonstrate methods for determining the initial dose and frequency of extended-interval, critically-ill, and other aminoglycoside dosing strategies.
  2. Use appropriate monitoring strategies, including pharmacokinetic calculations, for extended-interval, conventional, and critically-ill aminoglycoside dosing strategies.
  3. Review the pharmacists’ role and responsibilities when consulted to dose and monitor aminoglycoside therapy in adult patients.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/13/2021 - 2:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
10/25/2021 - 1:00pm CDT
University of Rochester Medical Center
601 Elmwood Ave.
Rochester, NY 14642
United States
Relevant financial relationships: Planning committee members and presenters have nothing to disclose.
Planning committee members
Linda Thomas, PharmD, BCPS
Pharmacy Residency Coordinator
University of Rochester Medical Center
Kelly Pillinger, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP
Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
University of Rochester Medical Center
Course reviewer
Gretchen Brummel, PharmD, BCPS
Consulting Director, Pharmacy
Vizient, Inc.
Kelly Pillinger, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP
Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
University of Rochester Medical Center
Joint Accreditation Statement:
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Vizient, Inc. and University of Rochester Medical Center. Vizient, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Designation Statement:
Vizient, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 ACPE credit hours.
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-9999-21-189-L01-P

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
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