EMRG105-0517: Rational Use of Antibiotics: A case-based presentation from the ER
The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format.
Enrollment is closed.
Presenter: Beth Davidow, DVM, DAVECC
May 11-28, 2017
Real Time Sessions (RTS):
Thursday, May 18, 2017; 8:00-10:00 pm ET (USA)
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Level and Prerequisites:
course will be open to veterinarians and veterinary
technicians/technologists interested in the rational use of antibiotics.
VIN CE Course:
Open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.
This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE 22-29167)
This interactive case-based session will discuss classification of antibiotics,
mechanism of action, and an evidence-based way to choose treatment in a variety
of diseases commonly seen in the ER setting. We will address the real issue
of needing to use antibiotics immediately in septic patients but the difficulty
in always differentiating those patients who have bacterial diseases and
those who do not. We will discuss concepts of antibiotic resistance and
how to maximize treatment success while minimizing risk of resistance.
(Real Time Session May 18, 2017):
Rational Use of Antibiotics
Beth Davidow, DVM, DAVECC
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required
to earn a certificate of completion for the course.
- understand the different classes of antibiotics and their spectrums of actions.
- understand concepts around MIC and its relationship to time dependent and
concentration dependent mechanisms.
- understand factors that contribute to antibiotic resistance.
- choose antibiotics for different diseases and different disease severity
based on an evidence-based approach.
To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to
Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate
Course materials will be available
in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
Required Textbook(s): There is no required textbook for this course.
About the Presenter:
, DVM DACVECC is currently the Director of Medical Quality for
BluePearl Veterinary Partners. She is a 1995 graduate of the College of Veterinary
Medicine at Cornell University. She moved to Seattle, Washington after graduation
and worked in a primary care small animal and exotic clinic, volunteered at the
Woodland Park Zoo, and then started working in an emergency hospital.
She realized she was an adrenaline junkie and started an ECC residency at Dove Lewis
Emergency Animal Hospital in Portland, Oregon, passing boards in 2002.
She founded Animal Critical Care and Emergency Services (ACCES) in Seattle in 2003,
the ACCES Blood Bank in 2004, and a second hospital location, ACCES- Renton in 2010.
The hospitals merged with BluePearl in 2013. Dr. Davidow is a frequent speaker locally
and at national meetings. She has a strong interest in transfusion medicine,
appropriate antibiotic usage, and quality assurance. She has been a consultant
on VIN since 2002.
Total CE Credit: 2
Member $46 ($41 early bird special if enrolled by April 27, 2017)
Prices are listed in US dollars.
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes,
enrollment will close on May 18, 2017 at 5 pm ET (USA)
or when the maximum number of participants is reached.
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Enrollment is closed.
"This program (22-29167) is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a
total of 2 CE Credits, with a maximum of 2 CE Credits being available to any individual
veterinarian or veterinary technician/technologist.
This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of:
using the delivery method of Interactive-Distance: (Web-based, Teleconference or Audio-Conference).
This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are
responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements."
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