Wednesday, February 01, 2006

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Managing Resistant Nosocomial Infections: Bringing New Treatment Options to Light CME/CE
David L. Paterson, MD, PhD; Robert A. Weinstein, MD; Susan J. Rehm, MD

Release Date: December 29, 2005; Valid for credit through December 29, 2006
Credits Available

Pharmacists - up to 2.0 ACPE continuing education credits for pharmacists (0.2 CEUs)

This CME activity is based on transcripts and slides of presentations as delivered by the faculty at the "Managing Resistant Nosocomial Infections: Bringing New Treatment Options to Light" symposium held at the San Francisco Marriott in San Francisco, CA on October 6, 2005.

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1. The Evolution of Antimicrobial Resistance in the Hospital Setting: Unveiling the Patterns
by David L. Paterson, MD, PhD
Epidemiology of Antimicrobial Resistance
Community-Acquired Infection: Will It Change Empiric Prescribing Patterns?
Gram-Negative Bacilli: Resistance Patterns
Community-Acquired Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamases
Carbapenemase-Producing Klebsiella
Treating Hospital-Acquired Panresistance

2. Infection Control Measures: Meeting the Challenges of Compliance and Containment
by Robert A. Weinstein, MD
Nosocomial Pathogens and Reaching Safety Goals
Hand Hygiene and Other Preventions
Isolation, Contact Precautions, and the Environment
Antibiotic Utilization and Effectiveness
Device-Related Infections
Improving Host Defenses

3. What's on the Horizon? Advances in the Treatment of Infections Due to Resistant Healthcare-Associated Pathogens
by Susan J. Rehm, MD
Increasing Antimicrobial Resistance and Few New Drugs
Current Antimicrobials: Activity and Resistance
New Antimicrobials in the Pipeline: A Cephalosporin, a Carbapenem, a Quinolone
New Antimicrobials in the Pipeline: Glycopeptides
A New Antibiotic in a New Class of Antimicrobials: Tigecycline, a Glycylcycline
Tigecycline Clinical Trial Results

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