Pre-procedure Prophylaxis: Update of Antimicrobial Prophylaxis for the Prevention of Endocarditis

Rancho Mirage, CA US
October 10, 2019

Shira Abeles, MD

Medical Director of Antibiotic Stewardship
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
UCSD School of Medicine
San Diego, California

Target Audience

This activity was developed for physicians including Eisenhower medical staff along with nurses and ancillary staff.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this presentation, participants should be better able to:

  • Discuss antimicrobial use is a major factor contributing to the global antimicrobial resistance crisis.
  • Discuss infective endocarditis (IE) that occurs in the presence of both damage to endothelial tissue AND bacteremia. Bacteremia does occur in regular activities of daily living.
  • Given the uncertainty of benefit of antibiotics for preventing IE, understand current American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines recommend giving antibiotic prophylaxis for dental procedures for patients in the high-risk category for endocarditis.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAFP
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 CA-BRN
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/10/2019 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
10/10/2019 - 1:00pm
Annenberg Center Health Sciences at Eisenhower
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAFP
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 CA-BRN


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