Staying Under the Curve with Vancomycin

New Orleans, LA US
December 16, 2021

The purpose of this activity is to equip pharmacy technicians and pharmacists with a better understanding on guideline driven monitoring for vancomycin and prepare our pharmacy team with a better understanding on the various equations used in AUC monitoring. The presentation will be organized to introduce the topic being discussed with general and background knowledge regarding vancomycin. Following the information of vancomycin, the presentation will discuss the various equations used and an explanation on how to apply the equations to a real-life setting. After explaining the equations, the topic will transition into interactive participation with the audience to apply the equations on a new patient case. The interactive participation will allow the pharmacy team to stay engaged and be comfortable with using the equation and practice amongst each other.

Target Audience

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians

Learning Objectives

Pharmacist learning objectives

  1. Evaluate the guidelines and literatures on current recommended therapeutic monitoring for vancomycin
  2. Summarize AUC concepts and apply the AUC concepts to a patient case
  3. Calculate AUC equations in a patient-care setting

Pharmacy technician learning objectives

  1. Describe the importance of accurate compounding of vancomycin

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
12/16/2021 - 1:00pm CST
Event ends: 
12/16/2021 - 2:00pm CST
Ochsner Medical Center
1514 Jefferson Hwy.
New Orleans, LA 70121
United States
Relevant financial relationships: Planning committee members and presenters have nothing to disclose.
Planning committee members
Travis King, PharmD, BCPS-AQID
Clinical Infectious Disease Pharmacist
Ochsner Medical Center
Kevin Lin, PharmD, BCIDP
Clinical Infectious Disease Pharmacist
Ochsner Medical Center
Anthony Nguyen, PharmD
PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident
Ochsner Medical Center
Joint Accreditation Statement:
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Vizient, Inc. and Ochsner 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: JA0006103-9999-21-370-L01-P
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-9999-21-370-L01-T

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
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