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Webinar: Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Pediatric Bloodstream Infections
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Learning Objectives: 1. List available rapid tests for diagnosis of bacteria from positive blood cultures and contrast these to traditional methods of bacterial identification. 2. Describe the importance of planning and antimicrobial stewardship involvement in successful implementation of rapid diagnostic testing. 3. Given a patient case, recommend a treatment and monitoring plan for a child with rapid diagnostic test results.

When: Wednesday, March 2nd 2016
Where: Webinar
United States
Presenter: Kristen Nichols, PharmD, BCPPS, BCPS-AQ ID
Contact: Akilah Williams
425-228-7171 ext: 0

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Accreditation Information:

PPAG has accredited this program for 1.0 contact hours (0.10 CEUs) of continuing education credit for pharmacists. UAN #0180-0000-16-002-L04-P.

ACPE logo The Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. In order to receive credit, participants must register for the program, attend the program, and fill out a post-program survey. Webinar programs are 100% supported through program registration fees and PPAG membership dues, and is not supported by Industry.

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Presenter: Kristen Nichols, PharmD, BCPPS, BCPS-AQ ID

Kristen is an assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Indianapolis, IN, where she is also advisor to the student chapter of the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group. Her practice site is at Riley Hospital for Children, where she hosts APPE students and serves as the pediatric infectious diseases clinical pharmacist and co-director of the pediatric antimicrobial stewardship program. She is incredibly passionate about antimicrobial stewardship, both in inpatient and community settings, and enjoys working with the system of pharmacists and physicians she has met in this capacity. She founded the Indiana Coalition for Responsible Antibiotic Use in the fall of 2014 to help educate the public and promote judicious antibiotic use in the community. She also enjoys optimizing antibiotic doses, mitigating risks associated with antibiotic use, and working with the microbiology lab.

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