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 is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), 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.