Antibiotic Stewardship

Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship as a Tool to Curb Antibiotic Resistance

An on-demand video activity that contains information to support improved antibiotic prescribing.

  • Contact hours: 1.0 (0.10 CEU)
  • Registration is free of charge

Activity Description

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.

 Learning Objectives
  1. Explain factors contributing to increasing antibiotic resistance and why antibiotic stewardship is important.
  2. Recognize resources that promote optimal antibiotic use in routine practice.
  3. Identify evidence-based infection prevention and control measures.
  4. Describe patient counseling tips and techniques to generate informative conversations with patients/caregivers about antibiotics and their appropriate use.
Activity Presenter
Raymond Cha, B.S., PharmD
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice
University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Intended Audience

Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers.

Cost and Registration

There is no fee for this activity. The program is supported by the New York State Department of Health Medicaid Prescriber Education Program (MPEP).

Accreditation and Certification Information

For physicians/providers:

Accreditation: The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is accredited by ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Certification: The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences designates this internet enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (TM). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For pharmacists: 

The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This knowledge-based activity has been assigned ACPE # 0044-0000-22-017-H01-P and will award 1.0 contact hour (0.10 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education credit. Credit will be uploaded to the CPE Monitor for those who complete all components of this activity.

Activity Components for Continuing Education Credit
To obtain continuing education credit, register and complete the required materials. This continuing education activity contains a pre-test, educational video presentation, supplementary handout, post-test, and program evaluation. Credit will be awarded upon successful completion of the post-test activity, with a score of 70% or better.
Initial release date: 4/22/2022
Expiration date: 4/21/2025
Educational Content
Educational Presentation (PDF); to view the video, please register below
Supplementary Material (PDF)