Optimising antimicrobial dosing – the role of PK/PD
Developed by: UKCPA Pharmacy Infection Network
13, Aug 2020
RPS Accredited Training Provider
This third session in the ‘microbiology and infectious disease; an introduction to’ series takes place on 13 August 2020 at 15.30 for one hour.
This series is targeted for antimicrobial pharmacists starting out in this speciality and for non-specialists and new qualified pharmacists with an interest in antimicrobial stewardship.
This webinar will provide an overview on the role of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics properties in optimising antimicrobial therapy. This session provides participants with the essential skills required for understanding some of the key pharmacokinetic properties of antimicrobials and how these can be used to deliver effective therapy at the site of infection.
Many of the concepts will focus on the management of infection in hospital setting but the principles and content are universal to all aspects of healthcare provision including community, clinic and non-acute settings.
The aim of this session is to introduce participants to the role of PK/PD properties of antimicrobials and the importance in optimising dosing and administration for better patient outcomes.
After this webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Define the key PK/PD properties of common antimicrobials
2. Discuss the importance of MIC values of pathogens and how that influences treatment options
3. Define and describe how antimicrobial doses and administrations can be improved to increase bactericidal activity
Katie Heard, Antimicrobial Pharmacist, Chelsea and Westminster Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
Stephen Hughes, Consult Antimicrobial Pharmacist, Chelsea and Westminster Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust