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.
- 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.
Credits available for this activity:
American Medical Association (AMA)
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.
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.00 contact hours.
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
This activity is approved for 12.25 contact hours (1.225 CEUs) in states that recognize ACPE. Attending the full program will earn 12.25 contact hours (1.225 CEUs), UAN –#. To be awarded credit, attendees must have participated in all sessions, complete the activity evaluation, and provide your NABP ePID number and date of birth.
Interprofessional Continuing Education
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 12.5 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.