Antimicrobial Stewardship Series: Curbing Overuse One Practice Setting at a Time


Program Details

  • Intended Audience: Pharmacists interested in antibiotic stewardship
  • Universal Activity Number: 0012-0000-19-029-H04-P
  • Contact Hours: 3 Consultant Recertification/General
  • Program Fees: $50.00
  • Dates Available: 10/01/2019 to 10/01/2022
  • Activity Type: Knowledge

Summary

Overuse of antibiotics can lead to unwanted side effects such as Clostridium difficile infections, unnecessary drug-drug interactions, and antibiotic resistance. It is vital the healthcare community improve the use of antibiotics in order to improve patient safety and public health. This program provides an overview of antibiotic stewardship in hospitals, long-term care and outpatient facilities with the goal of empowering pharmacists to address the growing concern of inappropriate antibiotic use.

This program is approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy for 3 consultant pharmacist recertification hours.


Objectives

Part 1: Antibiotic Stewardship in Hospitals

After participating in this continuing education offering, pharmacists will be albe to:

  1. Describe the importance of antibiotic stewardship in hospitals
  2. Describe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Core Elements for Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs
  3. Discuss the hospital pharmacist’s role in antibiotic stewardship in hospitals
  4. Describe strategies for antibiotic stewardship implementation in hospitals
  5. Discuss how to appropriately manage antibiotic use, as it applies to best practices in patient care

Part 2: Antibiotic Stewardship in Long-Term Care Facilities (nursing homes and assisted living)

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Discuss the importance of antibiotic stewardship in long-term care facilities
  2. Describe the role of the consultant pharmacist in antibiotic stewardship in long term care facilities 
  3. Describe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes
  4. Discuss how to appropriately manage antibiotic use, as it applies to best practices in long term patient care
  5. Suggest strategies to promote antibiotic stewardship programs in long-term care facilities.

Part 3: Antibitoic Stewardship in Outpatient Facilities

Th. After participating in this continuing education offering, pharmacists will be able to:

  1. Discuss the importance of antibiotic stewardship in outpatient settings
  2. Describe the role of the pharmacist in antibiotic stewardship in an outpatient setting
  3. Describe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship
  4. List barriers to appropriate antibiotic use and implementation of an antibiotic stewardship program in the outpatient setting
  5. Discuss how to appropriately manage antibiotic use, as it applies to best practices in outpatient care

Disclosure Statement

The following have disclosed that they have no relevant financial disclosures. No one else in a position to control content has any financial relationships to disclose.

  • Mary Lenefsky, Pharm.D., Medical Writer and Communications Specialist (Author)
  • Michele Smith, Pharm.D., CPH (Content Reviewer), Consultant Pharmacist

Schedule of Activities and Requirements for Successful Completion

Read the threee monographs, receive a 70% or higher on the post-test, and complete a program evaluation.


Additional Resources

Please review the resources below before registering for the course.


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The University of Florida College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.