Intravenous Antibiotics: Where We Are and Where We’re Going – Antifungals

This instructional course has been designed for nurses administering and/or caring for the patient receiving intravenous antifungal agents. Until the late 1960’s few antifungal agents were available. Although new medications significantly changed the treatment of these infections, antifungal resistance has already forced an ever-increasing arsenal of drugs. In this often-changing landscape, the nurse needs a working knowledge of the antimicrobial agents available, and competency to infuse these medications in all the various administration systems in use today. This course examines the available intravenous antifungal medications.

State Boards of Nursing have varying positions on the role of the LPN/LVN in the administration of infusion therapy, including the administration of antimicrobial agents. A link to each state board of nursing is listed here. Competency requirements are obtained and maintained through the nurse’s employer, facility or institution. This course provides 1.00 contact hours of continuing education.

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Upon completion of this curriculum, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify the indications, proper administration, and side effects of available intravenous antifungal medications. 
  2. Explain two potential causes of antifungal resistance.


Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Polyene Antifungals

  • Amphotericin B deoxycholate
  • AmBisome®
  • Abelcet®
  • Amphotec®
Chapter 3: Echinocandins
  • Anidulafungin
  • Caspofungin
  • Micafungin
Chapter 4: Azoles
  • Fluconazole
  • Itraconazole
  • Voriconazole
  • Isavuconazole
Chapter 5: Antimicrobial Stewardship

Chapter 6: References
  • California Bill 241
  • Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • What is Implicit Bias?
  • Implications of Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • How to Reduce Implicit Bias

Price: $10.00

Contact Hour: 1

Course Author

Pamela Clark

Pamela Clark, CRNI, is an infusion nurse with the Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. She has more than 35 years of experience in infusion therapy and infusion education with both licensed nurses and patients. Her experience spans multiple infusion settings including: acute care, long-term care, home infusion, and ambulatory infusion care. She also has experience in oncology and oncology research.

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