Removing the fear: Becoming More Comfortable with Beta-Lactam Allergy De-labeling

December 16, 2020

During this presentation, we will be discussing opportunities to be involved with allergy de-labeling for many different types of pharmacists. We will discuss ways that pharmacists rounding with the team may be able to impact recommendations. However, we will also spend time discussing how staff pharmacists also have an opportunity to help with de-labeling.

Target Audience

  • Pharmacists

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss rates of true Beta-lactam allergy and the negative consequences of having a Beta-lactam allergy
  2. Evaluate documented Beta-lactam allergies and stratify allergies into risk categories
  3. Summarize Beta-lactam allergy de-labeling initiatives currently employed at Strong Memorial Hospital and Highland Hospital
  4. Apply knowledge of Beta-lactam allergy de-labeling to a patient case

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 General CE - Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
12/16/2020 - 7:00am CST
Event ends: 
12/16/2020 - 8:00am CST
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY
United States
Relevant financial relationships: Planning committee members and presenters have nothing to disclose
Planning committee members
Linda Thomas, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Coordinator
University of Rochester Medical Center
Katelyn Quartuccio, PharmD
Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Specialist
University of Rochester Medical Center
Course reviewer
Gretchen Brummel, PharmD, BCPS
Consulting Director, Pharmacy
Alysa Martin, PharmD
PGY2 Infectious Diseases Resident
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 Statements:
Vizient, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 ACPE credit hours.
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-9999-20-046-L01-P
Vizient, Inc. will award CEUs to each participant who successfully completes this program. The CEU is a nationally recognized unit of measure for continuing education and training programs that meet certain criteria (1 contact hour = 0.1 CEU).

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 General CE - Attendance
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