Course Director

Andrew F. Shorr, MD, MPH, MBA, FACP, FCCP
Andrew F. Shorr, MD, MPH, MBA, FACP, FCCP

MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Georgetown University
Washington, District of Columbia

Accredited by

Medical Learning Institute, Inc.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME / MOC / CNE / CPE
Credit Amount:1.0 Credits
Release Date:2019-Oct-17
Expiration Date:2021-Oct-15
Estimated Time for Completion:60 minutes
Registration Required:No
Cost:Free of Charge

Activity Description

In this activity, an expert in pulmonary and critical care medicine discusses the microbiology, diagnosis, and treatment of hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP).

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of critical care specialists, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals in the management of patients with hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
  • List the pathogens commonly implicated in causing hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP)
  • Identify risk factors for multidrug-resistant HAP and VAP
  • Employ an evidence-based approach to readily diagnose HAP and VAP in the critical care setting
  • Select empiric therapy for HAP and VAP based on the local distribution of pathogens and their antimicrobial susceptibilities, as well as individual patients’ risk factors for multidrug resistance and prior microbiology data
  • Summarize key features and critical differences between novel antibiotics for the treatment of HAP and VAP
  • Optimize antibiotic selection and use (eg, dosing) in individual patients with HAP or VAP, considering current evidence and expert recommendations as well as the appropriate use of new and emerging agents

Providership, Credit, and Support

This CME/MOC/CNE/CPE activity is jointly provided by Medical Learning Institute, Inc. and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education.

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Learning Institute, Inc. and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education. The Medical Learning Institute, Inc. is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Learning Institute, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Statement

ABIM MOCSuccessful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 MOC points and patient safety MOC credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Participation information will be shared with ABIM through the ACCME’s Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). Blinded individual or aggregated participant data may be shared with the funder of the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education

Medical Learning Institute, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Successful completion of this continuing nursing education activity will be awarded 1.0 contact hour(s).

Continuing Pharmacy Education

ACPEThe Medical Learning Institute, Inc. (MLI) designates this continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
Universal Activity Number: 0468-9999-19-020-H01-P
Type of Activity: Knowledge

Faculty Disclosures

Andrew F. Shorr, MD, MPH, MBA, FACP, FCCP
Section Head, Pulmonary, Critical Care Medicine, & Respiratory Services
Director, Medical ICU
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Professor of Medicine
Georgetown University
Washington, District of Columbia

Andrew F. Shorr, MD, MPH, MBA, FACP, FCCP, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant and/or Advisor for Achaogen, Inc.; Allergan; Melinta Therapeutics, Inc.; Merck & Co., Inc.; Nabriva Therapeutics plc; Paratek; Shionogi Inc.; Spero Therapeutics; Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals; and Wockhardt USA.
Grant/Research Support from Melinta Therapeutics, Inc.; Merck & Co., Inc.; Nabriva Therapeutics plc; Shionogi Inc.; Spero Therapeutics; and Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals.
Speakers Bureau participant with Melinta Therapeutics, Inc.; Merck & Co., Inc.; and Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals.

Planning Committee Disclosures

Tracy L. Greene, MSN, RN, FNP-C, Lead Nurse Planner, MLI, has nothing to disclose.
Teresa Haile, RPh, MBA, Lead Pharmacy Planner, MLI, has nothing to disclose.

The planners from Medical Learning Institute, Inc., the accredited provider, and PeerView Institute for Medical Education, the joint provider, do not have any financial relationships with an ACCME-defined commercial interest related to the content of this accredited activity during the past 12 months unless listed below.

Content/Peer Reviewer Disclosures

The following Content/Peer Reviewers have nothing to disclose:

Kaushal Patel, MD
Bobbie Perrin, RN, OCN
Nancy Nesser, JD, PharmD

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussions of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Method of Participation

There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this accredited activity. For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.

A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and will be emailed to you upon completion. You will receive your certificate from If you have questions regarding the receipt of your emailed certificate, please contact via email at

About This CME/MOC/CNE/CPE Activity

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