Antimicrobial Stewardship 201: It’s Time to Act


Action must be taken across the health care continuum to reduce the rate of antimicrobial infections in the United States. The National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seek to increase antibiotic stewardship activities by setting goals and outlining initiatives for improving antibiotic use, especially in outpatient settings. Learn how you can effect change in antimicrobial infection rates through community antimicrobial stewardship, incentives for reducing antibiotic use, and strategies to combat overuse of antibiotics.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

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

  1. 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 antibiotic resistance.
  2. Describe incentives for implementing programs aimed at improving antimicrobial use in the community.
  3. Given a clinical scenario, identify strategies that may be employed to achieve the primary goals of antimicrobial stewardship.

Joint Providership

Cosponsored by Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists (SIDP.)

Michael Klepser, PharmD, FCCP
Ferris State University
Learning Level: Level 2
Track: Pharmacy Management and Professional Leadership, Health-System Pharmacy
Session Time Slot(s): 
Saturday, March 17
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
Music City Center - Room 105B
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-18-006-L04-P
CEUs Pharmacist: 0.1
Activity Type: