Antimicrobial Stewardship

8 Contact Hours

This course is designed for healthcare professionals including those in the pharmacy/hospital settings. It discusses strategies to improve and measure the appropriate use of antimicrobials by promoting the selection of the optimal drug regimen. After completion of this course, Smart CE will report completions to CE Broker and the Florida Board of Pharmacy.
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Antimicrobial Stewardship

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Antimicrobial Stewardship
    • Course objectives
    • Introduction
    • Definition of Antimicrobial Stewardship
    • Antimicrobial Drug Classes
    • Mechanisms of Action for Antibiotic Drugs
    • Major Classes of Antimicrobial Drugs and What They Do
    • Antiviral Agents
    • Anti-fungal Agents
    • Anti-protozoan Agents
    • Mechanisms of Microbial Resistance
    • Hospital-acquired Antimicrobial Drug Resistances
    • Sexually Transmitted Infectious Disease Resistances
    • Antibiotic-resistant Gonorrhea
    • Trichomoniasis
    • Emerging Antimicrobial-resistant Sexually Transmitted Infections
    • Agricultural Effects on Antimicrobial Resistances
    • Antibiotic-resistant Salmonella in Chickens, Pigs and Cows
    • Antibiotic-resistant Campylobacter in Chickens
    • General Scope of Preventing Antimicrobial Drug Resistance
    • Preventing Drug Resistance for Agricultural and Health Care Facilities
    • Get Smart
    • Best Practices for Hospital and Other Healthcare Professionals to Prevent Antimicrobial Drug Resistance
    • Conclusion
    • Reference List
    • Post Test

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