Infectious Disease Management: Pneumonia and Bacteremia

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.00
    • CPE: 1.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Mar 26, 2019
  • Expires: Mar 25, 2022
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
  • Average User Rating:
    (4 Ratings)


James Go James Go, PharmD
PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Practice Resident
University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
Lexington, Kentucky

Mitu Karki Maskey Mitu Karki Maskey, MD, MBBS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, KY

Needs Statement

Appropriate antibiotic selection and duration of therapy is an evolving concept as resistance patterns shift and new evidence regarding appropriate duration of therapy emerges. We would like to have improvement at our site with antibiotic selection and assignment of appropriate duration. New data has been published recently and generalist providers are unable to keep up with details of the literature.

Target Audience

Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Residents and Technicians


At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
1. Define Hospital-acquired Pneumonia (HAP) and Ventilator-associated Pneumonia (VAP)
2. Discuss etiology and pathogenesis of HAP/VAP
3. Evaluate diagnostic considerations of HAP/VAP
4. Discuss current treatment guidelines for HAP/VAP
5. Review the clinical utility of rapid diagnostics for the diagnosis of bacteremia
6. Review recent randomized controlled trials surrounding bacteremia and how it is applied to current clinical practice
7. Describe the appropriate time to switch from intravenous to oral antibiotics for bacteremia


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge
  • Practice-based learning and improvement

ACPEThe University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This knowledge-based activity has been assigned UAN 0022-9999-19-057-H01-P and will award 1.00 contact hour (0.100 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit in states that recognize ACPE providers.

Statements of participation will indicate hours and CEUs based on participation and will be issued online at the conclusion of the activity. Successful completion includes completing the activity, its accompanying evaluation and/or posttest (score 70% or higher) and requesting credit online at the conclusion of the activity. Credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor, and participants may print a statement of credit or transcript from their NABP e-profile. The College complies with the Accreditation Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education.

Faculty Disclosure

No speakers have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speakers. In some cases, the presentations might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. Speakers will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.


This activity is jointly provided by the University of Kentucky and Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.