Learning & Performance Objectives
This course is designed for pediatricians, general practitioners, family practitioners, infectious disease and critical care specialists to improve antimicrobial prescribing for all children. This will be accomplished by increasing the knowledge and competence of individuals beginning an antimicrobial stewardship program. Additionally, the course is designed to improve the performance of current antimicrobial stewardship programs. At the conclusion of this activity attendees should be able to:
- List the antimicrobial stewardship strategies utilized to improve antimicrobial prescribing in all healthcare settings.
- Discuss the important communication techniques to improve antimicrobial prescribing in all healthcare settings.
- List the rapid diagnostic tests to improve antimicrobial use.
- Learn new ideas of addressing antimicrobial stewardship challenges through collaboration with colleagues during the breakout sessions.
- Identify new strategies from antimicrobial stewardship program through the poster session.
This activity has been planned and implemented by the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS), Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP), and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Credits awarded for this activity:
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.