Are you sure it is a penicillin allergy?
December 18, 2019
The third antibiotic stewardship podcast discussing options for patients with penicillin allergies is now available. Penicillin is the most commonly report drug allergy, with 10 percent of the population claiming an allergy to penicillin. Research shows that 90 percent or more of these individuals are not allergic. A “penicillin-allergic” label for a patient can result in higher medical costs, longer hospital stay, and more exposure to broad-spectrum antibiotics. These patients also more likely to develop drug-resistant bacterial infections.
Join Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice Lanae Fox, PharmD, BCPS, with the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy to learn more about this hot topic. Dr. Fox shares her real-world experience concerning the rationale of adding a penicillin sensitivity skin test service, and its potential impact on antibiotic stewardship and patient outcomes. Listen to Mountain-Pacific Quality Health’s Healthy Living for Life Antibiotic Stewardship and Penicillin podcast to learn more!
This is the third podcast in our new Healthy Living for Life series created to provide valuable information shared by medical and pharmacy experts to help support your antibiotic stewardship program (ASP). This podcast can also be used to provide clinical staff education as required for your ASP.
Healthy Living for Life is a series sponsored, produced and hosted by Mountain-Pacific Quality Health.
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If you have any questions or run into issues with your antibiotic stewardship program implementation and would like help, please use the “Leave a Reply” section below, and we will have one of our subject matter experts get back to you, or email Patty Kosednar with your questions or comments.