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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 history of antimicrobial prescribing.
  • List the measures used to evaluate antimicrobial stewardship programs.
  • Describe the current rates of antimicrobial resistance and adverse drug reactions in children.


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.

American Medical Association (AMA) Credit

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacy (ACPE)

ACPE credit will be awarded for this activity