This session provides a high-level review of antibiotic drug classes while highlighting notable concepts relative to prescribing these agents in geriatric patients. Antibiotic therapy for commonly encountered infections in elderly patients is a focus, and elements of antimicrobial stewardship are included.
Contact hours available until 10/3/2017.
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.
Faculty, Planners, Authors, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Faculty, planners, authors, and speakers have no disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Accreditation Statement: This educational activity has been co-provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and 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, CEP 5387.
Objectives: 1. Review the spectrum of expected antimicrobial activity of commonly used antimicrobial classes and connect spectrum of activity to stewardship principles. 2. Identify common uses of various antimicrobial agents in clinical practice. 3. Describe limitations of various antimicrobial drugs/drug classes. 4. Discuss special considerations for use of various antimicrobial agents in the geriatric population.