Judicious Use of Antimicrobials: Understanding Resistance and Improving Use

Dr. Reagan with labrador

Judicious Use of Antimicrobials: Understanding Resistance and Improving Use with Dr. Krystle Reagan

Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (PDT)
Location: Live Webinar
CE Credit: 1 hour
Cost: $30.00. Registration limited to veterinarians and veterinary technicians.


UCD SVM Faculty: Please email us directly at svmcontinuinged@ucdavis.edu and let us know you wish to register. 

WEBINAR: The webinar will be live (PDT) and interactive; you must attend the entire webinar for full CE credit. If you have never attended a Zoom webinar before, test your computer or mobile device here.

Please join us for a one-hour CE webinar on the topic of "Judicious Use of Antimicrobials: Understanding Resistance and Improving Use" with Krystle Reagan, DVM, PhD, DACVIM.

In companion animal medicine, there are alarming increases in infections caused by antimicrobial-resistant pathogens.  Understanding the development of resistance and judicious use guidelines can improve the use of medically important antimicrobial drugs to limit the further emergence of antimicrobial resistance. In this presentation, there will be a review of antimicrobial pharmacology and discussion of mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance.  Further, we will discuss strategies to reduce and improve antimicrobial use centering on choosing the best antimicrobial prescription, interpreting culture and susceptibility results, and case-based discussions to illustrate the implementation of antimicrobial use guidelines.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will demonstrate knowledge of antimicrobial mechanisms of action and how that impacts antimicrobial choice.
  2. Participants will be able to explain mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance and how that impacts antimicrobial choice.
  3. Participants will be able to interpret bacterial culture and susceptibility results.
  4. Participants will integrate the above knowledge and available antimicrobial use guidelines to develop an antimicrobial treatment plan.

Dr. Krystle Reagan is the small animal internal medicine infectious disease fellow at the University of California, Davis. She obtained her veterinary degree and PhD in microbiology at Colorado State University.  Upon graduating, she completed a one year small animal rotating internship at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital followed by a small animal internal medicine residency at UC Davis. She is board certified in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Her areas of research include development of novel infectious disease diagnostics and the use of artificial intelligence in biomedicine.

Additional Info

For more information on the "Judicious Use of Medically Important Antimicrobial Drugs CE Requirement", visit the VMB website.

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