This session describes the challenges related to the appropriate diagnosis of infections in older adults. Oral agents used for the prevention of disease and opportunities to improve treatment are discussed.
Contact hours available until 3/17/2020.
Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Conferences Committee Disclosures: There are no disclosures to declare.
Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Kerry LaPlante discloses the following: investigator-initiated research grant recipient from Merck (formerly Cubist Pharmaceuticals); investigator-initiated research grant recipient from Pfizer Pharmaceuticals; scientific advisor appointment from Allergan (formerly Forest Laboratories and Durata Therapeutics); investigator-initiated research grant recipient and FDA advisor for submissions for Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.; scientific advisor appointment from Achaogen, Inc.; and scientific advisor appointment from Zavante Therapeutics, Inc.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
This session is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA).
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP5387.
After attending this session, the learner will be able to identify opportunities to improve the treatment of infections in elderly populations through antimicrobial stewardship.