Available Until 7/31/2026

Leveraging Medication-Use Evaluations to Optimize Care: Treatment Options for Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in the ED

This on demand webinar is not for CE.

Activity Overview:

Optimizing antibiotic utilization and patient outcomes is a priority for health systems and requires a collaborative approach that includes a comprehensive review of best practice and current guidelines. During this activity, participants will engage with physician and pharmacy leaders in a case-based approach on the treatment of skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) in the emergency department. The faculty will introduce a new ASHP Foundation medication-use evaluation resource guide with a customizable template to support their organizational quality improvement activities.  This activity is part of a project supported by a grant from Paratek.

Learning Objectives:

Discuss considerations for the treatment of skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) in the emergency department (ED) setting.
List potential complications and ways to mitigate drug therapy problems when treating SSTIs.
Identify considerations for the use of newer oral antibiotics for the treatment of SSTIs.
Describe strategies to consider when conducting a rigorous medication-use evaluation (MUE).

View the ASHP Foundation resoruce guide here. 


Michael Rybak, PharmD, MPH, PhD
Professor of Pharmacy, Director, Anti-Infective Research Laboratory
Department of Pharmacy Practice, Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 

Heather Draper, PharmD, BCPS, BCEMP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Emergency Medicine
Trinity Health Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids, MI 

George Sakoulas, MD
Infectious Diseases
Sharp Healthcare
San Diego, CA