Congratulations to Monal Patel, PharmD BCIDP, a clinical pharmacist and residency preceptor at the Infirmary, on becoming a Board Certified Infectious Diseases Pharmacist.
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.