CDC Training on Antibiotic Stewardship 

The CDC has launched the first module of their online antibiotic stewardship course – to date, there are more than 3,000 registered users! You are encouraged to take the course, share your feedback with the CDC, and share this opportunity with your partners and colleagues! Course objectives include optimizing antibiotic prescribing and use to protect patients and combat the threat of antibiotic resistance; informing healthcare professionals about proper antibiotic use, and encouraging open discussion among doctors and patients.

 

Course Breakdown

  • Section 1 (Antibiotic Resistance and Threats/Benefits of Antibiotic Stewardship
  • Section 2 (Antibiotic Stewardship in Outpatient Settings/Communication Practices)
  • Section 3, part 1 (Urinary Tract Infections/Skin and Soft Tissue Infections)
  • Section 3, part 2 (Bronchitis/Sinusitis)
  • Section 3 part 3 (Acute Otitis Media/Pharyngitis)
  • Section 3 part 4 (Dentistry)
  • Section 4 (Emergency Department/Inpatient/Long-Term Care

Doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, certified health education specialists, nurses, pharmacists, and public health practitioners with a master’s degree in public health are eligible to receive up to eight hours of free CE for the entire course.

Section 1 is available online. The CDC anticipates launching the second module in May 2018 – additional sections will be released throughout the year.

To register and take the course online, create an account at: http://bit.ly/2BsVc0z