Keep Up! Antimicrobial Stewardship

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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 consists of six modules.

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:

  • State the consequences of inappropriate antimicrobial prescribing and use.
  • Identify authoritative sources of information regarding the development and conduct of an antimicrobial stewardship program.
  • Describe the importance of accurately assessing patient-reported antimicrobial allergies.
  • 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


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 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 - No credit can be claimed after this date


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.


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

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. 


Special Member Pricing: Get the Keep Up! Series (all six modules) for only $36.00, or $12.00 à la carte 

Non-Member Pricing: Get the Keep Up! Series (all six modules) $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.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE# 0202-0000-19-215-H01-P 0.05 CEUs June 20, 2019 - June 20, 2022