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CDC Training on Antibiotic Stewardship

Medical Team Provider in Home with Senior Patients

This interactive web-based activity is the first of four sections designed to help clinicians optimize antibiotic use to combat antibiotic resistance and improve healthcare quality and patient safety. This course will include information about antibiotic resistance and threats and a detailed explanation of the benefits of antibiotic stewardship. Additionally, this course will discuss risks and benefits of antibiotics, with a focus on the microbiome, adverse drug events, and Clostridium difficile infections. Lastly, clinicians will be empowered to optimize patient care by integrating antibiotic stewardship activities into outpatient care.


  • Optimize antibiotic prescribing and use to protect patients and combat the threat of antibiotic resistance.
  • Inform healthcare professionals about proper antibiotic use.
  • Encourage open discussion among physicians and patients.

8 hours of Continuing Education Credit:

  • Multiple online modules offered in 4 sections to be released throughout 2018.*
  • Open to all clinicians, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurses, certified
    health educators, and public health practitioners with an MPH.
  • Fulfills Improvement Activities Patient Safety and Practice Assessment
    (PSPA)_23 and PSPA_24 under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    Merit-Based Incentive Programs, or MIPS.

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