Infectious Diseases


Past Activities

Online Activities

ANTIMICROBIAL STEWARDSHIP RESOURCE TOOLKIT

Online resources for implementation of an antimicrobial stewardship program in a community hospital. Resources include templates, checklists, current guidelines and practice standards, and links to the latest research.
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ANTIMICROBIAL STEWARDSHIP FOR THE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL:PRACTICAL TOOLS & TECHNIQUES FOR IMPLEMENTATION

This CME/CE webcourse is designed to overcome and address the barriers to facilitate practical implementation of ASPs in the community hospital setting and led by the hospital pharmacist and infectious disease specialist in conjunction with other collaborating physician specialties. Hosted by Medscape.
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CUSTOMIZING IMMUNOSUPPRESSION: OPTIMIZING CMV MANAGEMENT IN RENAL TRANSPLANTATION

This CME-certified webcourse reviews individualized immunosuppressive protocols for both induction and maintenance, and discusses infection-control strategies for CMV.
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RESISTANCE WARS IV–IN THE TRENCHES: CASE STUDIES IN THE WAR ON RESISTANCE

Antimicrobial-resistant infections have the potential to increase morbidity and mortality, prolong hospital stays, cause disease-related complications, and increase treatment-related costs. New strategies, federal reforms, and pharmacologic approaches to prevent and treat antibiotic-resistant infectious diseases are investigated in this CME-certified program.
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STATE OF THE ART MANAGEMENT OF CMV INFECTION AND DISEASE AFTER THORACIC ORGAN TRANSPLANT

This educational initiative is designed to educate hospital-based and outpatient-based health care professionals involved in the care of patients after heart and lung transplantation. Through improved utilization of information regarding optimized antiviral therapy for heart and lung transplant recipients to prevent and treat CMV infection and disease and through increased understanding of clinical strategies to assess, treat, and monitor patients at high risk for CMV recurrence and resistance, the health care team will be able to provide the coordinated effort needed to improve patient outcomes.
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Live Activities

ANTIMICROBIAL STEWARDSHIP FOR THE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

A series of in-hospital CME-certified Visiting Professor programs. To learn more, please contact Rachon Cottman at 443-539-4599 or at rcottman@potomacme.org.



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