This program has expired. No credit can be earned.

Program Description:

An opportunity to fully engage in education as it applies to your own practice.

Performance improvement continuing education activities have the goal of moving beyond acquisition of knowledge to application of knowledge in professional practice. By taking learning a new fact or procedure to the level of actually putting it into practice, it is moving from simply “knowing” to “knowing how” and actually “doing”.

But it is more than this. It is thinking about and developing measures to assess the outcomes of the changes in clinical practice made as a result of a continuing education activity, implementing the change in practice, and evaluating the outcome.

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for participants of the live meeting or on demand replay of the satellite symposia "The Evolution of Antibiotic Therapy for the Treatment of Gram Negative Infections" to meet the needs of infectious disease specialists, critical care/pulmonologists, surgeons, pharmacists, nurses and other members of the health care practitioner team who have an interest in the management of Gram-negative infections.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this application and performance activity, participants should be able to:

  • Reflect upon the learning experience and how it relates to their day-to-day professional practice.

  • Identify a change or changes you contemplate could be made in your day-to-day professional practice as result of something learned in this learning activity that could improve patient care outcomes.

  • Describe how the change(s) in the care of a patient could be implemented and assessed.

  • Summarize and evaluate the results of the change or changes in the care of a patient. 


Acceditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, the Center for Education Development is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation:

Center for Education Development designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, 2.0 CPE credit (UAN # 0498-0000-16-011-H01-P) or 2.0 ANCC credit.

Participants should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Participants must participate in the session and complete an activity evaluation before October 28, 2017. Pharmacists are required to pass the post-test with a minimum score of 70%.


Center for Education Development supports recommendations that will promote life long learning through continuing education. The following desirable physician attributes are addressed through this activity:

  • Provide patient-centered care
  • Work in interdisciplinary teams
  • Employ evidence-based practice
  • Apply quality improvement

Required Hardware/Software:

The computer you plan to use should meet the following requirements:

  • Peripherals: Computer speakers or headphones
  • Monitor Screen Resolution: 320 x 480 or higher
  • Media Viewing Requirements: Adobe Reader, Microsoft PowerPoint, Flash Player & HTML


Faculty and staff disclosures, as applicable, for the pre-requisite to this learning activity were provided in the attendee hand out or online activity web page.


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Self Directed Performance Improvement Activity: The Evolution of Antibiotic Therapy for the Treatment of Gram-Negative Pathogens
Please complete the following questionnaire before continuing.

MED-1113 Self Directed Performance Improvement Activity

1.  Please select ONE to confirm your pre-requisite participation:

2.  Reflect on the CE activity experience. Evaluate and list how the knowledge gained applies to your daily practice and to your patients.

(Briefly list in outline format possible specific applications of knowledge gained from the activity that could potentially be applied to your daily practice)

3.  Identify and Plan to implement one or more changes in practices. Include a sufficient description of that change.

Describe the change you have selected for application in your practice towards performance improvement.
1. What is the change
2. How will it be implemented
3. When will it be implemented
4. In which types of patients/situations

4.  Describe the measures that can be used to assess the outcome or results of the change. There may be more than one outcome measure used.

What specific measurements can be used to evaluate the impact on practice improvements? How will the impact be measured?

5.  Application of change in practice.

Describe how the planned changes were applied in practice.

6.  Evaluation and Reporting of change and determination of practice improvement.

Complete the table:

  Pre Intervention   Post Intervention
Metric 1        
Metric 2        
Metric 3        
Metric 4        

7.  Additional Notes


To claim credit for participation in this activity, please click “Submit Form.” Your activity will be submitted for faculty review.  Pursuant to faculty review, physicians and nurses will be e-mailed a certificate of completion and pharmacists, once all credit criteria have been met (see accreditation statements), proof of participation will be forwarded to ACPE/NABP.

8.  “I attest that the total time spent on this self-study activity was 2 hours.”