To Prescribe or Not To Prescribe? Antibiotics and Outpatient Infections

Internet Enduring Material Sponsored by Stanford University School of Medicine. Presented by the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine

This CME activity provides a practical approach to the management of common outpatient infections through the use of didactic videos, patient role plays and interactive case based video. National guidelines will be reviewed with emphasis on the most appropriate empiric antibiotic choice and duration of therapy. Video role plays will demonstrate communication skills that can be used with patients regarding appropriate antibiotic usage.

Target Audience

This course is designed for physicians in family practice, primary care, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, emergency medicine, pharmacists, as well as nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and allied health professionals.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Define the scope and implications of antibiotic misuse in the outpatient setting.
  • Recognize when antimicrobials are indicated in common outpatient infections.
  • Select the most appropriate empiric antimicrobial choice and duration of therapy for common outpatient bacterial infections.
  • Employ effective communication strategies when discussing antibiotic decisions with patients.

Additional Information

Partner: 
Stanford University School of Medicine
State Relevance: 
California
Connecticut
Rhode Island
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Course opens: 
10/21/2019
Course expires: 
10/21/2022
Rating: 
0

Disclosures:
The following planners, speakers, and authors have indicated that they have no relationships with industry to disclose relative to the content of this activity:

Stan Deresinski, MD, FIDSA
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease and Geographic Medicine 
Director Stanford Antimicrobial Safety and Sustainability Program 
Stanford University School of Medicine 
Course Director
Speaker

Marisa Holubar, MD, MS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease and Geographic Medicine 
Associate Director Stanford Antimicrobial Safety and Sustainability Program 
Stanford University School of Medicine 
Course Director 
Speaker

Elizabeth Robilotti, MD, MPH 
Assistant Attending, Infectious Diseases 
Associate Director, Infection Control 
Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases, 
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 
Planner

Lina Meng, PharmD, BCPS 
Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist 
Stanford Hospital and Clinics 
Planner

Emily Mui, PharmD, BCPS 
Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist 
Stanford Hospital and Clinics 
Planner

Katherine E. Fleming-Dutra, MD 
Medical Epidemiologist with the Office of Antibiotic Stewardship  
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
Planner

Lauri Hicks, DO 
Medical Epidemiologist in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
Planner

Credits

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (1.75 hours), Non-Physician Participation Credit (1.75 hours)

Accreditation

The Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Stanford University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Cultural and Linguistic Competency

The planners and speakers of this CME activity have been encouraged to address cultural issues relevant to their topic area for the purpose of complying with California Assembly Bill 1195. Moreover, the Stanford University School of Medicine Multicultural Health Portal contains many useful cultural and linguistic competency tools including culture guides, language access information and pertinent state and federal laws.  You are encouraged to visit the Multicultural Health Portal: http://lane.stanford.edu/portals/cultural.html

Available Credit

  • 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Please login or register to take this course.

This course is offered through Stanford Medicine

To take this course you will be redirected to Stanford Medicine's website. You must login or create an account with Stanford Medicine in order to complete this activity. 

Mocingbird works to provide curated, high quality content to our users. Have a suggestion? Want to partner with us? Get in touch!

Topics

 

Infectious Disease