Register to attend "The Role of Antibiotic Allergies in Antimicrobial Stewardship in Long-Term Care Facilities," an educational webinar hosted by the Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging.

Important Event Information
Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Time: Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Online. Instructions to access the webinar will be included in the confirmation email that attendees receive after submitting their registration.
Registration: Online Registration Available Here
Event Description: Penicillin allergy is the most commonly reported antibiotic allergy and is associated with a host of negative outcomes. Knowledge of the types of reactions, as well as the lack of clinically significant immunologic cross-reactivity, can help determine optimal prescribing of beta-lactams in the setting of an allergy. This session will review how to incorporate different options to treat these patients into antimicrobial stewardship, including optimal allergy history taking, re-challenge, graded challenge, and penicillin skin testing.
Learning Objectives:
At the end of the webinar, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand the potential harms of penicillin allergy labels and the relationship with antimicrobial stewardship.
  2. Introduce strategies to optimize treatment of penicillin allergic patients as an antimicrobial stewardship initiative.
  3. Describe processes to de-label patients of a penicillin allergy in long-term care facility patients.
Speaker: Emily Heil, PharmD, BCIDP
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Downloadable Materials: Presentation Slides
Continuing Education: This educational webinar is approved for 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education and continuing nursing education.

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