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.

Release Date:
March 2022

Expiration Date:
March 2025

Estimated Duration of Course:
1 hour

This offering carries a certificate of completion. This course does not offer contact hours at this time.

Target Audience

Open to all nurses, though content will be geared towards advanced practice providers.

Learning Objectives

  • 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.

Additional Information

Provided by: 

The Norman Knight Nursing Center 

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Course version: 13.2022

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Jessie Signorelli, PharmD

Sam Luk, PharmD

Nurse Planner

Pamela Quinn, MSN, RN, NPD-BC

Content Expert

Kelley Grealish, NP

Planning Committee

Ashleigh Guthrie, NP

This offering carries a certificate of completion. No contact hours will be awarded at this time. 


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