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June 7th 2022: Encore: The Impact of Penicillin Allergy on a C. difficile Infection

Approximately 10% of all U.S. patients report having an allergic reaction to a penicillin class antibiotic in their past. 10% of the population reports a penicillin allergy but <1% of the whole population is truly allergic. People with a penicillin allergy on their medical record are not given penicillin, and may not be given any beta-lactam antibiotics because of concern that the allergy is shared across the antibiotic class. Instead, the antibiotics prescribed may be broader-spectrum. Broad-spectrum antibiotics may be as effective, but they often have more side effects and toxicities, such a

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Christopher Bland, Pharm.D., FCCP, FIDSA, BCPS

Christopher M. Bland, Pharm.D., is a Clinical Professor at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy in Savannah, GA at the Southeast GA campus. He has over 20 years of clinical experience in a number of different practice areas with infectious diseases as his primary passion. He has been named both the Preceptor of the Year and Teacher of the Year at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and is a Fellow of IDSA and ACCP. He co-founded SERGE-45, a practice based research network across the Southeastern United States with currently over 80 members across 14 states and Washington D.C.
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Bruce M. Jones is an Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System practicing in the Savannah City-Wide Antimicrobial Management Program. He also serves as an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor for the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and a Clinical Preceptor for Mercer University, University of Georgia, University of South Carolina, and South University Schools of Pharmacy. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from East Tennessee State University Gatton College of Pharmacy in Johnson City, Tennessee. He then completed a Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Practice Residency at St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System. Dr. Jones is a membe
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2441/c-diff-spores-and-more 02/07/2022 01:00 02/07/2022 02:00 C. diff. Spores and More https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2441/c-diff-spores-and-more Approximately 10% of all U.S. patients report having an allergic reaction to a penicillin class antibiotic in their past. 10% of the population reports a penicillin allergy but <1% of the whole population is truly allergic. People with a penicillin allergy on their medical record are not given penicillin, and may not be given any beta-lactam antibiotics because of concern that the allergy is shared across the antibiotic class. Instead, the antibiotics prescribed may be broader-spectrum. Broad-spectrum antibiotics may be as effective, but they often have more side effects and toxicities, such as increased risk of developing infections like C. diff (Clostridioides difficile, formerly called Clostridium difficile) or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Our guests Christopher M. Bland, Pharm.D., FCCP, FIDSA, BCPS, Clinical Professor, University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and Bruce M. Jones, Pharm.D., BCPS, Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor for the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy will join us to discuss antibiotics, the different types, diagnostics, diagnosis, and the Impact of Penicillin Allergy on a C. difficile Infection. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio ecards@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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