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Novel Approaches to Antimicrobial Stewardship: A Focus On Penicillin Skin Testing (Not Official IDWeek Programming - Supported by ALK - See Affiliated Event Guide for More Information)

Thursday, October 9, 2014: 11:15 AM-12:00 PM
Room: IDExpo Hall, Learning Lounge 1 (Booth 1024)

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Nathan Unger, PharmD

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Learning Lounge Summary:

Penicillin allergies result in I.D. consultation and/or deviation from guideline recommendations in 38% of patients. This presentation will discuss consequences of penicillin allergies on antibiotic use, costs and impact on Clostridium difficile, MRSA and VRE infection rates. The role of skin testing to possibly improve antibiotic use and costs will be covered, including suggestions for integration into your practice.  Register at or email

Target Audience: Infectious diseases physicians

11:15 AM
11:35 AM

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