Keep Up! Antimicrobial Stewardship

General Information

Keep Up! is an on-demand and interactive professional development program created with the busy pharmacist in mind. Keep Up! is ACPE accredited and designed to be completed in 30 minutes, with two to three short mini-lessons on timely topics relevant to pharmacists in all practice settings. The series will consist of six total modules, with a new topic launching every other month.

Activity Preview

Every year, more than 2 million people in the United States become ill from infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Of them, 23,000 die. The mortality rate increases in patients with complications of coexisting conditions. To fight these fatal infections, the CDC states we must improve antibiotic use. 

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. State the consequences of inappropriate antimicrobial prescribing and use.
  2. Identify authoritative sources of information regarding the development and conduct of an antimicrobial stewardship program.
  3. Describe the importance of accurately assessing patient-reported antimicrobial allergies.
  4. Evaluate the appropriateness of prescription for antimicrobials to treat respiratory tract and urinary tract infections.

Activity type: Knowledge-based

Target Audience: Pharmacists 

Learning Level: 2

Accreditation Information

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The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The following online activity is approved for 0.5 contact hour(s) of CPE credit (0.5 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-19-215-H01-P

To obtain credit for completing Keep Up! Antimicrobial Stewardship, complete the learning activity, evaluation questions, and then CLAIM credit. Participants need to have a valid pharmacist.com username and password to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript. 

Initial release date: June 20, 2019

Expiration date: June 20, 2022 

Development

Keep Up! Antimicrobial Stewardship is an online educational activity for pharmacists developed by the University of Mississippi in partnership with the American Pharmacists Association. The executive producer for this online activity is Stuart T. Haines, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP.  

Program Faculty

Kayla R. Stover, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCIDP, Associate Professor - University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy

Katie E. Barber, Pharm.D., Assistant Professor - University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy

Disclosures

Stuart T. Haines, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP; Kayla R. Stover, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCIDPKatie E. Barber, Pharm.D.; and 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, visit the APhA website at www.pharmacist.com/apha-disclosures

Conflicts of interest have been resolved through content review by Helen Sairany, BA, PharmD, MBA, BCACP, Director of Content Development & Partnership at the American Pharmacists Association. 

Fee

Special Member Pricing: Get all six modules for only $35.00, or $12.00 à la carte 

Non-Member Pricing: Six Module Bundle $45.00, or $15.00 à la carte

System Requirements

Computer and internet access are required to complete this activity.  Please visit our website to view the Technology System Requirements.