An enduring online activity that contains information to support improved antibiotic prescribing.
- Contact hours: 1.0 (0.10 CEUs)
- Registration is free of charge for prescribers
Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health today. Each year in the United States, at least 2.8 million people are infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria and at least 35,000 people die as a result. Up to 50% of antibiotics prescribed in the outpatient setting are inappropriate and at least 30% are unnecessary. Addressing unnecessary antibiotic prescribing, a modifiable risk factor for antibiotic resistance, is one component of antibiotic stewardship.
- Explain factors contributing to increasing antibiotic resistance and why antibiotic stewardship is important
- Recognize resources that promote optimal antibiotic use in routine practice
- Identify evidence-based infection prevention and control measures
- Describe patient counseling tips and techniques to generate informative conversations with patients/caregivers about antibiotics and their appropriate use
This continuing education activity contains a pre-test, educational presentation, educational reference material, post-test and program evaluation.
Credit will be awarded upon successful completion of the post-test activity, with achieving a score of 70% or better.