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Touching the Bug: Topical AntiInfectives

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Date Published

June 2, 2020


Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding


Topical Anti-infectives


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This presentation will present topical anti-infective usage as an adjuvant or replacement to systemic antibiotics and antifungals. There is a gap in the quality of studies and drug availability in general to discuss topical anti-infectives in the “commercially available” medication world. Time, effort, morbidity, mortality, and money may be saved in appropriate situations by delivering a topical agent.

Learning objectives for pharmacists and technicians:
1. List why a practitioner may choose topical anti-infectives instead of systemic
2. Describe normal flora versus pathogenic flora of the human skin system
3. List patient counseling considerations specific to topical anti-infectives
4. Describe antibiotic resistance, host factors, and biofilms that could lead to treatment failure

Accreditation Information:
This lesson is a knowledge-based CE activity and is targeted to pharmacists and technicians.
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The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as providers of continuing pharmacy education. This program is approved for 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs) of continuing education credit for pharmacists and technicians. UAN #: 0046-9999-20-218-H01-P and 0046-9999-20-218-H01-T.

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Casey Trest

Casey Trest graduated from the University of Mississippi Pharmacy School in 2011. He was offered a job in Jackson, MS but... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

Touching the Bug: Topical AntiInfectives - Video
Touching the Bug: Topical AntiInfectives - Paper
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How to Attend

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Technical Requirements
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