CONNECT 2021 - Treatment of Acute and Chronic Sinusitis ~ Dawn Ipsen, PharmD, FACA




This presentation will discuss antibiotics and antifungals for the treatment of acute and chronic sinus infections. Acute sinusitis can often be addressed by both holistic and medication driven therapies that often include antibacterial agents. Chronic sinusitis, in which the pathogens can include both bacterial and fungal species, can develop in some patients over time. We will look at both oral, systemic treatments of sinusitis infections, as well as nasally administered treatments for a more topical approach. Through this discussion we will review several antibiotic and antifungal therapeutic classes.

Dr. Dawn Ipsen is the owner and pharmacist of Clark’s Compounding Pharmacy in Bellevue, WA, and Kusler’s Compounding Pharmacy in Snohomish, WA. Dawn graduated in 2001 with a Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Washington, where she received the Dean’s Outstanding Service Award. She holds memberships with the Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding and Washington State Pharmacy Association. She is a Clinical Instructor for the University of Washington School of Pharmacy and an Affiliate Faculty Member for Bastyr University. She is a Pharmacist Preceptor for Washington State and teaches Doctorate of Pharmacy students. Dawn also serves on the Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA) Advisory Counsel and is Chair of the WSPA Compounding Special Interest Group. She was named UW School of Pharmacy 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award for Excellence in Pharmacy Practice. Dawn has presented on the topic of pharmaceutical compounding to healthcare provider, patient, and peer groups. She is dedicated to helping her community find solutions to medication problems through personalized medication therapies.

*Certified by the WANP for 1 Category 1 continuing education credit (including 1 Pharmacology credit) for Washington NDs*
(Originally presented October 15, 2021)