The Itch: An SIDP Podcast Miniseries on Penicillin Allergy

This podcast series was supported by an unrestricted medical education grant from ALK, the makers of PRE-PEN®

Panelists:

Julie Ann Justo, PharmD, MS, BCPS-AQ ID

Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences
University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy
Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Palmetto Health Richland Hospital
Columbia, SC


Bruce M. Jones, PharmD, BCPS

Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Georgia College of Pharmacy
Savannah, GA


Mary L. Staicu, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist  - Infectious Diseases
Rochester General Hospital
Rochester, NY



Moderator:

Jason M. Pogue, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID

Clinical Pharmacist, Infectious Diseases
Sinai-Grace Hospital; Detroit Medical Center
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit, MI



Episode 1: Mythbusting

In this episode our expert panelists discuss common misconceptions surrounding penicillin allergies, provide evidence to dispute these misgivings, and discuss some of the consequences that arise from an inappropriate penicillin allergy label for a patient.

Episode 2: Implementing Penicillin Skin Testing

In episode 2 the panelists discuss strategies for allergy reconciliation and implementation of penicillin skin testing. Our experts open this podcast by discussing their experience with different penicillin skin testing models and how their institution landed on those models. After that the panelists describe what factors should be taken into consideration in order to determine which model works best for your institution, and what resources are available to get you started.

Episode 3: Lessons Learned From the Front Line
In the final part of our three part series on penicillin allergies our expert panelists discuss important clinical pearls and lessons learned from the front line that can be helpful for those interested in starting a penicillin allergy program. The panel then wraps up by discussing future directions for penicillin allergy management.


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