APRN Pharmacology Today: Key Concepts in Infectious Disease

APRN Pharmacology Today: Key Concepts in Infectious Disease

Type: Online
Expiration Date: 09/08/2020
Location: Online

Contact Hours

Pharmacology Hours


Research shows that every year new, potentially dangerous bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites are emerging. Health conditions such as severe acute respiratory syndrome, smallpox, and anthrax are just a few of the rare diseases to exist. With recognized pathogens evolving to become resistant to available antibiotics and other treatments, how can we stay on top of improving our treatment plans for patients fighting infectious diseases?

In this new APRN Pharmacology Today course, learn about commonly encountered organisms and the major anti-infective drug classes, while uncovering the important aspects of antibiotic stewardship. Also, get a glimpse of unmet needs in infectious disease, hard-to-treat organisms, and online resources for treatment medications. Participate in discussion of the “Gain Act” and recently approved anti-infectives as you learn current evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, standards of care, and treatment options to ensure safe prescribing for your infectious disease patients.

Join Amy M. Lugo, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, FAPhA, clinical pharmacy specialist and formulary manager at the Department of Defense-Defense Health Agency-TRICARE, for this new self-paced online course. Sign up for this online course and take the first steps toward safe prescribing practices.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Review current literature and guideline recommendations for the safe use of medications in patients with infectious diseases;
  • Compare and contrast the available pharmacologic treatments that ensure safe use of medications;
  • Formulate a treatment and monitoring plan for safe use of medications in patients with infectious diseases through the use of case studies

Presented By


Amy M. Lugo, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, FAPhA

Dr. Lugo currently serves as Clinical Specialist and Formulary Manager at the Defense Health Agency Pharmacy Operations Division with TRICARE and is the director of the DoD’s managed care pharmacy residency program where she provides extensive technical support to the DoD P&T Committee via formulary management, pharmacoeconomic analysis, pharmacy benefit design and utilization management. She has previous experience in a variety of practice settings including academia and health-system pharmacy as a clinical specialist in primary care, inpatient family medicine and internal medicine, as clinical coordinator, and director of a pharmacy practice residency. Dr. Lugo is passionate about giving back to the profession and has extensive volunteer service with APhA, ASHP, and AMCP. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from the University of Florida, completed a primary care pharmacy residency in Asheville, NC and is board certified in Pharmacotherapy and advanced diabetes management. She also loves precepting and mentoring students and residents.

Dr. Lugo would like to extend a special note of thanks to Sara B. Tyburski, RN and Doctor of Pharmacy candidate at University of New England College of Pharmacy, for her role in the development and completion of this pharmacology module.

Pricing Information




Use of these or any other course(s)/material(s) does not imply eligibility for certification or successful performance on any certification exam, nor is it a requirement to qualify for individual certification.

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Price: $79.00

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