Antibiotic Stewardship: A Guide to Effective Management for Healthcare Professionals

Learn about antibiotic resistance, inappropriate prescribing, and the pharmacist's role in raising awareness in the community in this course.

Antibiotic Stewardship represents a critical frontier in contemporary medicine, seeking to optimize the treatment of infections while reducing the adverse events associated with antibiotic use. In a world increasingly threatened by antibiotic-resistant organisms, healthcare professionals play a pivotal role in curbing this looming crisis. This course delves into the principles and practices of judicious antibiotic use, enhancing patient outcomes, and preventing antibiotic resistance. By integrating the latest research, case studies, and best practices, participants will be equipped to make informed decisions that both safeguard their patients and contribute to the broader mission of preserving the efficacy of these life-saving drugs.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Characterize the problem of antibiotic resistance and describe trends in antibiotic resistance among respiratory pathogens in the United States

  2. List the most common reasons for inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics by health care providers

  3. Describe how healthcare professionals can be involved in addressing antibiotic resistance in the community

  4. Determine the healthcare professionals practice activity domains in public health initiatives and responses and promotion of safe medication use in society

  5. Identify the goals and objectives of the Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work program

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