Antimicrobial Stewardship: The Role of the Pharmacy Team

Antimicrobial Stewardship: The Role of the Pharmacy Team

Antimicrobial Stewardship is now required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Joint Commission. This course focuses on the core principles of antimicrobial stewardship and strategies that can be utilized to engage and improve antimicrobial use among patients and providers.

Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE course, pharmacists should be able to:
1. Identify core goals of an antimicrobial stewardship program and the activities/elements that can be used to support achieving these goals
2. Summarize the Joint Commission and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services requirements for antimicrobial stewardship within a health system or long-term care facility
3. Identify the role of detailed medication allergy histories and promotion of vaccines in better managing antimicrobial utilization
4. Analyze your current practice setting to determine what antimicrobial stewardship practices could be implemented

Trent Towne, PharmD, BCPS
Associate Professor
Manchester University

Trent Towne does not report any actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to this continuing pharmacy education course.

This course is supported by an educational grant from Xellia Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on providing important anti-infective treatments against serious and often life-threatening infections.

Course fee includes course, course materials, and CPE credit submission to CPE Monitor.
Initial Release Date: March 1, 2021
Planned Expiration Date: March 1, 2024


Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0107-0000-21-002-H04-P
Application-based CPE Activity

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¹CEImpact provides you with two (2) opportunities to complete the exam. The learner will not receive CPE credit after two failed attempts.

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1h 0m

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Disease State/Drug Therapy



ACPE Topic

04 Pharmacy Administration





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