February 2, 2022
Navigating Antimicrobial Use at End of Life
Navigating Antimicrobial Use
at End of Life
Patients at end of life may have increased susceptibility to infections. Antimicrobial use is often a part of hospice care provider’s discussions with patients and caregivers. Despite being commonly prescribed, guidance for optimal use of antimicrobials in the hospice setting is limited and clinical benefits for symptom improvement are unclear. Risks associated with antimicrobials include adverse effects, poor tolerability, increased medication burden, and risk of bacterial resistance. This presentation will review principles of antimicrobial stewardship and considerations for antimicrobial use in the hospice setting including antimicrobial selection, dose and duration considerations, potential risks, goals of care discussions, and suggestions for determining which patients may be most likely to benefit.
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Staci L. Dufrene, PharmD, AAHIVP; Optum
Two Easy Ways to View this Seminar
1. Register for the Live Webcast: To attend the live session, please register here in advance.
Each person attending must register online using his/her email address. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email which includes instructions and link.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
**NOTE: LeadingAge Ohio members use code LAO in the Group ID field when registering for this event.**
2. On-Demand: Available on February 11th via the Optum Client Portal site (client login required). Nursing continuing education credit for the on-demand version is generally available 6-8 weeks following the live session and available through the Independent Studies/Self Study area of the LeadingAge Ohio website.
Criteria for Successful Completion
Attending the entire session and submitting an evaluation form. Upon submittal of the proper forms, programs offer 1 contact hour credit for nursing valid nationally, except in Iowa. Once registered, you will receive an email confirmation which includes a link to the webcast. The handout will be available on screen during the seminar and will indicate credit available for each title.
LeadingAge Ohio is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)
Optum Hospice Pharmacy Services is approved by California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 14740 (9/30/22)