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Courses in Therapeutics and Disease State Management | Infectious Disease I:

01. Overview of Infectious Diseases

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Michael W. Perry
  • Recognize general signs, symptoms, laboratory, and microbiologic findings of a patient with an infection
  • Apply susceptibility data from an institution’s antibiogram in choosing presumptive antimicrobial therapy
  • Select antimicrobial(s) of choice based on organism and infectious disease
  • Design an appropriate antimicrobial regimen for a patient-based allergy profile, age, renal and liver function, concomitant disease states, and infection
  • Propose alternative antimicrobial therapy for a patient with a penicillin allergy
  • Discuss metabolic and host genetic variations that may affect antimicrobial therapy
  • Explain key pharmacodynamic relationships to optimize antimicrobial dosing
  • Recommend antimicrobial agents based on tissue or fluid penetration and site of infection
  • Debate advantages and disadvantages of using combination antimicrobial therapy
  • Formulate a monitoring plan to assess therapeutic response after initiation of antimicrobial therapy
  • Evaluate issues including drug selection, host factors, and pathogen(s) in a patient lacking clinical response to antimicrobial therapy
  • List clinical parameters to consider when switching from parenteral to oral therapy
  • List clinical parameters to consider when switching from parenteral to oral therapy.
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AccessPharmacy > Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 9e > Chapter 83. Antimicrobial Regimen Selection
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AccessPharmacy > Basic & Clinical Pharmacology, 13e > Clinical Use of Antimicrobial Agents
AccessPharmacy > Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 9e > eChapter 25. Laboratory Tests to Direct Antimicrobial Pharmacotherapy


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