Out with the Old? In with the New? Bad Bugs, New Drugs, and Antimicrobial Stewardship
Release Date: January 19, 2015
Last Reviewed: December 23, 2014
Expiration Date: January 19, 2016
Time to Complete Activity:  1.0 hour

*This activity expired for credit on January 19, 2016 and is no longer available for credit.
Thomas M. File Jr, MD, MSc, MACP, FIDSA, FCCP (Chair)
Professor, Internal Medicine
Master Teacher, Chair, Infectious Disease Section
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Rootstown, OH
Chair, Infectious Disease Division
Summa Health System
Akron, OH
Robert A. Bonomo, MD
Professor of Medicine,
Pharmacology, Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Case Western University, School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH
Debra Goff, PharmD, FCCP
Associate Professor, Infectious Disease Specialist
Department of Pharmacy
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, OH

In collaboration with the Hospital Quality Foundation   
Target Audience
This activity has been designed to address the educational needs of ID specialists, ID fellows, ID clinical pharmacists, epidemiologists, hospitalists, and other healthcare professionals involved with the diagnosis and management of multi-drug resistant infections in the hospital.
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Upon proper completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Discuss optimal strategies for managing hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) associated with multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs) in light of the latest evidence and the current and anticipated antimicrobial armamentarium.
  • Identify approaches for effective use of newer antibiotics in view of the full range of considerations, including multi-drug resistance, which should shape selection of initial and subsequent antibiotic therapy.
  • Articulate antimicrobial stewardship practices that will result in optimal utilization of current and emerging antibiotics.
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This CME activity is supported by an educational grant from Forest Research Institute, a subsidiary of Forest Laboratories, Inc.
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Thomas M. File Jr, MD, MSc, MACP, FIDSA, FCCP (Chair)
Consulting Fees: Cempra Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Durata Therapeutics, Inc.; Forest Laboratories, Inc.; Merck & Co., Inc.; Pfizer, Inc.
 Scientific Advisory Board: Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Contracted Research: Cempra Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Pfizer, Inc.
Robert A. Bonomo, MD
No financial relationships to disclose
Debra Goff, PharmD, FCCP
Consulting Fees: Forest Laboratories, Inc.; The Medicines Company
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