Full course description
Summit on Antimicrobial Stewardship
- Credit Hours: 4 ACPE approved credit hours, 4.8 ABN approved credit hours
- Home Study Program
- Cost: $0
- Target Audience: This knowledge-based home-study is intended for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and nurses.
- Summary: Antimicrobial resistance is an imminent threat on a worldwide scale. The primary reason for this dramatic increase in antimicrobial resistance is the misuse of antimicrobial agents. Examples of antimicrobial misuse may include prescribing antibiotics for viral infections and prescribing unnecessarily broad-spectrum agents, among others. The state of Alabama is no exception to this increase in antimicrobial resistance. Antimicrobial stewardship, defined as coordinated strategies to improve the use of antimicrobials, is the best defense against increasing antimicrobial stewardship. The purpose of this continuing education program is to provide education regarding antimicrobial resistance, discuss legal factors and regulations associated with antimicrobial resistance, and provide ideas for the appropriate implementation of antimicrobial stewardship strategies.
Funding for the Summit on Antimicrobial Stewardship was provided by the Alabama Department of Public Health's, Bureau of Communicable Disease through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, being Grant number 6 NU50CK000396-03-04, CFDA # 93.323, Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases.