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Pamela Clark

Pamela Clark, CRNI, is an infusion nurse with the Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital.  She has more than 35 years of experience in infusion therapy and infusion education with both licensed nurses and patients. Her experience spans multiple infusion settings including: acute care, long-term care, home infusion, and ambulatory infusion care. She also has experience in oncology and oncology research.


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All states (with the exception of Hawaii) recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours.
This course is accredited by the following boards:
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467.
Provider approved by the Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia , South Carolina Boards of Nursing through CE Broker, CE Provider #: 50-13256.  
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Intravenous Antibiotics: Where We Are and Where We’re Going – Antifungals

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Intravenous Antibiotics: Where We Are and Where We’re Going – Antifungals
For a complete list of accreditations for this course, please see the accreditation information box below the author’s bio.  All states (with the exception of Hawaii) recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours.

This instructional course has been designed for nurses administering and/or caring for the patient receiving intravenous antifungal agents. Until the late 1960’s few antifungal agents were available. Although new medications significantly changed the treatment of these infections, antifungal resistance has already forced an ever-increasing arsenal of drugs. In this often-changing landscape, the nurse needs a working knowledge of the antimicrobial agents available, and competency to infuse these medications in all the various administration systems in use today. This course examines the available intravenous antifungal medications.

State Boards of Nursing have varying positions on the role of the LPN/LVN in the administration of infusion therapy, including the administration of antimicrobial agents. A link to each state board of nursing is listed here. Competency requirements are obtained and maintained through the nurse’s employer, facility or institution. This course provides 1.00 contact hours of continuing education.
 



Objectives


Upon completion of this curriculum, the participant will be able to:

1. Identify the indications, proper administration, and side effects of available intravenous antifungal medications. 

2. Explain two potential causes of antifungal resistance.

Curriculum


Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Polyene Antifungals

Amphotericin B deoxycholate
AmBisome®
Abelcet®
Amphotec®

Chapter 3: Echinocandins

Anidulafungin
Caspofungin
Micafungin

Chapter 4: Azoles

Fluconazole
Itraconazole
Voriconazole
Isavuconazole

Chapter 5: Antimicrobial Stewardship
 
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