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Incorporating Penicillin Allergy Screening into Antimicrobial Stewardship


Description
This course is intended for healthcare workers involved in antimicrobial ordering, dispensing, administration, and monitoring.

The course consists of a video clip presentation (including patient case examples) with audio. View the video and complete the follow up questions at the end of the presentation.

The course will take approximately 60 minutes to complete. You should complete this course in one sitting – progress through the video cannot be saved and returned to at a later time. You cannot move onto the quiz until the time for the video has passed even if you try to skip ahead. You may pause the video at any time if needed. If you exit the module, you can only restart the timer for the video from the beginning.

Purpose/Objectives
Identify different types of allergic responses that can occur to penicillin
Describe the implications of having a penicillin allergy recorded in a patient’s history
Outline the process of investigating allergy history in order to “de-label” penicillin allergy
Recognize how penicillin skin testing can be used in antimicrobial stewardship programs to optimize patient care

Intended Audience
This continuing education presentation is intended for any healthcare worker involved in antimicrobial ordering, dispensing, administration, and monitoring, which includes: physicians, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and allied health professionals.

Instructions for Completion
Complete the on-line course and evaluation to receive continuing education credit. Learners must demonstrate performance by achieving a minimum of 80% on the post-test. In addition, to be credited with completion, submit the evaluation form which follows the post-test. You may then print a certificate of completion for your records.

Presented By
This enduring material was developed and presented by the Duke Antibiotic Stewardship Outreach Network (DASON) and has no other corporate sponsorship.

Contact Information
Paul A. Thacker, II
Administrative Director
Box 102359 DUMC
Durham, NC 27710
phone: 919-684-4560
fax: 919-681-7494
paul.thacker@duke.edu
Content
  • Incorporating Penicillin Allergy Screening - Video: 52:30
  • Test: Incorporating Penicillin Allergy Screening
  • Evaluation: Incorporating Penicillin Allergy Screening
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever