Treatment of Hospital-Acquired Infections in Adult Inpatients

About the Course
Learning Objectives 
  • Describe the most common pathogens in hospital-acquired infections.
  • Select the most appropriate drug, dose, and duration for hospital-acquired infections.
  • Recommend monitoring parameters for antimicrobials used to treat hospital-acquired infections.
  • Evaluate appropriateness of antimicrobial therapy for patients being treated for hospital-acquired infections.
  • Choose appropriate antimicrobials based upon culture and sensitivity data for patients with hospital-acquired infections.

About the Author
Brittany Reed, PharmD
Brittany Reed is a critical care pharmacist currently practicing in the neuroscience intensive care unit.  She attended West Virginia University for pharmacy school, where she graduated in 2014.  Thereafter, she completed two years of residency, a PGY1 in pharmacy practice and a PGY2 in critical care.  Both residency years were completed at Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, WV.  Professionally, she is also board certified in both pharmacotherapy and critical care.  
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