Biomarker Utilization in the Evaluation of Infection

September 27, 2022

To begin, there will be a thorough review of the biomarkers IL-6, CRP, and Procalcitonin.  Additionally, literature will be evaluated for utilization of these biomarkers in diagnosis and discontinuation of antibiotics in bacterial infections, as well as assessment of literature for these biomarkers in severity and bacterial co-infections in COVID-19.

Target Audience

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy Technicians

Learning Objectives

 
Pharmacists
  • Compare biomarkers with a focus on kinetics and relationship to bacterial versus viral infections
  • Assess clinical utility of biomarkers in bacterial infections
  • Evaluate literature for use of biomarkers in COVID-19 infection
Pharmacy Technicians
  • Describe differences between biomarkers with a focus on relationship to bacterial versus viral infections
  • Recognize clinical utility of biomarkers in bacterial infections
  • Review literature for use of biomarkers in COVID-19 infection

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
Course opens: 
09/07/2022
Course expires: 
11/11/2022
Event starts: 
09/27/2022 - 9:30am CDT
Event ends: 
09/27/2022 - 10:30am CDT
Virtual
United States

Faculty

Sarah Harrison, PharmD, BCCCP

Planners

Brook DesRivieres, PharmD, MS, FACHE

Disclosure

As an accredited provider of continuing education, Vizient, Inc. is dedicated to ensuring this activity presents learners with only accurate, balanced, scientifically justified recommendations, and is free from promotion, marketing, and commercial bias. In accordance with The Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, all planners, faculty, and others in control of the educational content have disclosed the absence or existence of all financial relationships (of any dollar amount) with ineligible companies within the past 24 months.

Ineligible companies – those companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

It is Vizient’s policy that owners and employees of ineligible companies, and any individuals who refuse to disclose the absence or existence of financial relationships with any ineligible companies are disqualified from participating as planners or faculty.

FDA Off-Label Use

Faculty presenters are also expected to disclose any discussion of (1) off-label or investigational uses of FDA approved commercial products or devices or (2) products or devices not yet approved in the United States.

Disclosure Statements

Absence of Relevant Financial Relationships

None of the planners, faculty, or others in a position to control content for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

 

Jointly_Accredited_Provider
In support of improving patient care, 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
 
 
 
 
 

Pharmacists/ Pharmacy Technicians

Vizient, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of for 1.00 contact hour(s) (0.1 CEUs) for all pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Universal Activity Number: UAN JA0006103-0000-22-066-L01-P

Universal Activity Number: UAN JA0006103-0000-22-066-L01-T

Reporting

Upon closing of the online evaluation, Vizient will report your CE credits directly to CPE monitor within 60 days.

Please note:

  • After the course close date, Vizient will no longer be able to report credit(s) to CPE monitor.
  • It is the responsibility of the pharmacist or pharmacy technician to ensure that your Vizient CE Learner Profile has the correct NABP e-profile ID and DOB (in MMDD format) to receive credit for participating in the activity.
  • To track the status of the submission of your credits to NABP: please check the Reported Credit Tab in your Vizient CE account.
  • To verify your credits were successfully submitted to NABP before the deadline: please check your NABP e-Profile account.
  • For all other questions regarding your NABP e-Profile or CPE Monitor, please contact NABP directly.

 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
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