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)
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Nathan Unger, PharmD
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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 Clostridum 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 athttp://www.cvent.com/d/04q5ms or email Kristina.Smith@alk.net