APP Update on Infectious Disease in Hematological Malignancy
The class will consist of a video with a lecture by content experts Sam Luk, PharmD and Jessie Signorelli, PharmD. Areas of discussion include factors that place leukemia and BMT patients at risk for infections, common infections in these populations, why different prophylactic regimens are utilized, empiric antibiotic coverage, and escalation/de-escalation of antibiotic regimens.
Estimated Duration of Course:
This offering carries a certificate of completion. This course does not offer contact hours at this time.
Open to all nurses, though content will be geared towards advanced practice providers.
- Describe three risk factors for infections in immunocompromised hosts.
- Discuss treatment options for three common infections in leukemia and bone marrow transplant patients.
- Describe two clinical factors that affect decisions to escalate or de-escalate antibiotic therapy.
The Norman Knight Nursing Center
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Course version: 13.2022
Jessie Signorelli, PharmD
Sam Luk, PharmD
Pamela Quinn, MSN, RN, NPD-BC
Kelley Grealish, NP
Ashleigh Guthrie, NP
This offering carries a certificate of completion. No contact hours will be awarded at this time.