Infectious Disease Update


Program Details

  • Intended Audience:  Pharmacists interested in Infectious Disease
  • Universal Activity Number: 0012-0000-22-034-H01-P
  • Contact Hours: 4.0 Consultant Recertification/General hours of ACPE continuing education for pharmacists
  • Program Fees: 
    • Regular Registration: $65.00
    • UF Preceptor/Career Coach: $55.00
    • UF COP Faculty: $45.00
  • UAN Release Date: 08/01/2022
  • UAN Expiration Date: 08/01/2025
  • Activity Type: Knowledge
  • Program Support: No outside financial support was provided.
  • Format Type: This course is self-paced, fully online.
  • Time to Complete: All coursework must be completed within 24 weeks from the date of registration or before date of UAN expiration, 08/01/2025, whichever comes first. This course will no longer be eligible for CE credit after 08/01/2025.


Residential care facilities vary widely in purpose from long term care facilities for the aged, to psychiatric centers, to rehab facilities, to the prison system.  All of these types of patient care arenas have specific needs based on population and most common therapeutic needs upon which the focus most of their effort.  With this in mind often the treatment of infectious diseases is complicated by these environments and lack of specialization by the primary care providers in those arenas.  Pharmacists can provide guidance in these situations to help fill the knowledge gap and help provide the care of patients in these settings.

This course is approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy for 4.0 contact hours to meet requirements pursuant to CHAPTER 64B16-26, Florida Statutes, and Rule 64B16-26.300, Florida Administrative Code.


At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe some of the latest changes regarding vaccinations that might affect residential care patients.
  • Describe steps in the prevention and treatment of pneumococcal disease.
  • Describe the current common vaccinations necessary for residential care facilities.
  • Describe the current treatments and management for Hepatitis A and B.
  • Describe the emerging treatments for LTBI and for active disease.
  • Describe the latest therapeutic choices for the treatment of HIV.
  • Describe the place in therapy of new antimicrobials.
  • Detail the CDC/ACIP process for review of the adult schedule.
  • Detail the latest vaccine schedule recommendations that would apply to the typical populations of residential care facilities.
  • Detail the steps necessary when dealing with a Rotavirus/Norovirus outbreak.
  • Evaluate treatment regimens for infected decubitus ulcers.
  • Identify the primary concerns for the spread of tuberculosis in a resident population.
  • Recommend therapeutic options for multidrug-resistant Gram-negative organisms.
  • Review the epidemiology of TB in the US based on the 2021 CDC data.

Program Overview

Module 1: Pharmacotherapy: Treatment of Tuberculosis and Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Module 2: Common ID Problems in Residential Care Part 1

Module 3: Common ID Problems in Residential Care Part 2

Module 4: Vaccine Update for Residential Care

Requirements for Successful Course Completion

In order to earn credit for this course, participants must pass a final assessment with a score of 70% or higher. Two chances to pass the final assessment will be given. If a passing score is not earned by the second attempt, the participant must re-enroll in the course. Upon successful completion of all coursework, participants must complete a course evaluation form.

Course Access

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Click the blue “Log in to Continuing Education” button and enter your login credentials. You should then see your course on the Canvas dashboard or by clicking Courses>All Courses.

Disclosure Statement

The following speakers, reviewers, and planning committee members have disclosed that he/she has no relevant financial disclosures. No one else in a position to control content has any financial relationships to disclose.

Lindsey Childs-Kean
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Lindsey Childs-Kean Pharm.D., M.P.H., BCPS

Clinical Associate Professor
Randell E Doty
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Randell E Doty Pharm.D.

Clinical Associate Professor
Charles Peloquin
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Charles Peloquin Pharm.D.

Professor And The Jack C. Massey Professor; Division Head, Translational Research
Barbara Santevecchi
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Barbara Santevecchi PharmD, BCIDP

Clinical Assistant Professor

Additional Resources

Please review the resources below before registering for the course.

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