All Satellite Symposia, Presentation Theaters, and Learning Lounges preceding and following the official program IDWeek 2016 are independently organized and executed. IDWeek does not endorse or support the programming of any Symposia, Presentation Theater, or Learning Lounge.
Christopher M. Bland, Pharm.D., FCCP, FIDSA, BCPS
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Georgia College of Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System
Learning Lounge Summary:
Nearly 10% of patients self-report a penicillin allergy, the majority of which are inaccurate. Penicillin skin testing of patients with a self-reported allergy reduces use of carbapenems, aztreonam, vancomycin, and other broad-spectrum agents, enhancing antimicrobial stewardship. This results in cost savings, reduced adverse effects, and possibly less long-term resistance.