Congratulations to Corey Lance, PharmD BCIDP, a pharmacist at the Infirmary, on becoming a Board Certified Infectious Diseases Pharmacist.
The BPS Board Certified Infectious Diseases Pharmacist program is a credential for pharmacists who specialize in the use of microbiology and pharmacology to develop, implement and monitor drug regimens that incorporate the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of antimicrobials to optimize therapy for patients.
The purpose of the BPS Board Certified Infectious Diseases Pharmacist (BCIDP) program is to validate that the pharmacist has the advanced knowledge and experience to:
- Use clinical and evidence-driven knowledge to develop appropriate antimicrobial therapies to more rapidly resolve infections while decreasing adverse events, complications, and resistance;
- Provide direct patient care through interprofessional health care teams, collaborative leadership of antimicrobial stewardship programs, education of health care providers, and preventive services including immunizations;
- Advocate for appropriate antimicrobial utilization; and
- Improve public health by optimizing antimicrobial potential in individual patients and narrowing the resistance trends that occur in society by preventing progression of antimicrobial resistance and infectious diseases.