Antimicrobial Stewardship for All: Effective Strategies for Community Pharmacists (Home Study)

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Each year, at least 2 million patients in the United States become ill from antibiotic-resistant bacteria and at least 2,300 die from those infections. Improving the use of antibiotics has been identified by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention as a core action necessary to fight the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.  In this home study, experts describe practical strategies for implementing best practices in antimicrobial use in ambulatory and community pharmacy practice.

Learning Objectives

After participating in Antimicrobial Stewardship for All: Effective Strategies for Community Pharmacists (Home Study), the pharmacist will be able to:

  1. Describe antimicrobial stewardship and the rationale behind extending antimicrobial stewardship into ambulatory and community settings.
  2. Describe the core elements of a community-based antimicrobial stewardship program.
  3. Explain strategies that can be used by pharmacists in ambulatory and community outpatient practice settings to support appropriate antibiotic use and reduce the development of the antibiotic resistance. 

Activity Type: Knowledge-based

Target Audience: Pharmacists 

Learning Level: Level 2

Accreditation Information 

The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE). This home study CPE activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour of CPE credit (0.10 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-17-131-H01-P.

To obtain 1.0 contact hour of CPE credit (0.1 CEUs) for "Antimicrobial Stewardship for All: Effective Strategies for Community Pharmacists" complete the assessment with a grade of 70% or better, complete the evaluation and CLAIM credit.

Participants will need to have a valid pharmacist.com username and password to claim credit. After your credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript.  

APhA continuing pharmacy education policy provides you with two opportunities to successfully complete this continuing pharmacy education examination. Please note that you will not be permitted to submit the examination a third time. All exam questions are randomized and may not appear in the same order as printed. The current policy of the APhA Education Department is not to release the correct answers to any of our CPE tests. 

Initial Release Date: April 12, 2017

Development

Antimicrobial Stewardship for All: Effective Strategies for Community Pharmacists is a archived webinar education activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association.                                                                                              

Disclosures

Heather M. Draper, PharmD, BCPS declares no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria. 

APhA’s editorial staff declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria. For a complete list of APhA staff disclosures, please visit the APhA website at www.pharmacist.com/apha-disclosures.  Conflicts of interest have been resolved through content review by Helen Sairany, PharmD, BCACP, Associate Director of Content Development at the American Pharmacists Association. 

Activity Fee

There is no fee for APhA Members and $129 for non-members. This online educational activity is available exclusively to APhA members for the first 30 days of release, as a free member benefit. Thereafter, non-members can purchase this activity at a cost of $129.

System Requirements

Computer and Internet access is required to complete this activity.  Please visit our website to view the Technology System Requirements to have a positive learning experience.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE# 0202-0000-17-131-H01-P 0.1 CEUs April 12, 2017 - April 12, 2020