Is testing for ESBL production necessary? A live debate presented by UPMC, ID Connect, and MAD-ID


UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences (CCEHS), Infectious Disease Connect, and MAD-ID present a free 1-hour interactive continuing education program focusing on if testing for ESBL production is necessary


Erin K. McCreary, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Division of Infectious Diseases

UPMC Director of Stewardship Innovation, ID Connect


Pranita Tamma, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Medicine Director, Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

Jim Lewis, PharmD, FIDSA ID

Oregon Health and Science University Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator & Adjunct Associate Professor

Goal: This activity will impact the interprofessional healthcare team by educating clinicians on this topic that is not well understood by the general healthcare population, and is often extensively discussed/debated, and managed by infectious diseases specialists. This session will highlight the importance of how to recognize an ESBL-producing organism, define generally accepted treatment options based on the type of infection, and present clinical scenarios where there is still controversy based on the available scientific evidence.

Learning Objectives:

1. Discuss pros of testing for ESBL production in ceftriaxone-non-susceptible Enterobacterales

2. Describe cons of testing for ESBL production in ceftriaxone-non-susceptible Enterobacterales

3. Determine how microbiology laboratories and antimicrobial stewardship teams can collaborate to improve care of patients with multidrug-resistant infections


TO CLAIM CE CREDIT AFTER THE WEBINAR: you MUST also create a Continuing Education account. Please visit this link to a CE account:

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Target Audience: Clinical Pharmacists, Physicians, Advanced Practice Practitioners, and Antimicrobial Stewardship Program team members

Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME)
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing (CNE)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hours.

Pharmacy (CPE)
This knowledge-based activity provides 1.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.

Other Healthcare Professionals:
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

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