Learning Lounge:
The Clinical Benefit of Penicillin Allergy Skin Testing (Not Official IDWeek Programming Sponsored by ALK See Affiliated Event Guide for More Information)
Thursday, October 3, 2013: 11:15 AM-12:00 PM
Room: Exhibit Halls A-B, Booth 1310

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Presenter:
Ramzy H. Rimawi, MD
Department of Internal Medicine
Section of ID, TM & CCM
East Carolina University — Brody School of Medicine

Summary:
Introducing penicillin skin testing (PST) into clinical practice allows providers to prescribe cheaper, less toxic antimicrobial agents. PST should become a standard of care when prescribing antibiotics to patients with a history penicillin allergy. Providers should be aware of its utility, acquire training, and incorporate it into their practice1.

1Rimawi, Ramzy. The impact of Penicillin Skin Testing on Clinical Practice and Antimicrobial Stewardship. Journal of Hospital Medicine. Vol . 8, Issue #6. Pgs 341-345. June 2013.

Target Audience: infectious diseases physicians

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