Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Program UPMC Children's Community Pediatrics - Online
This program is designed to review antibiotic resistance, which is among the greatest public health threats today, leading to an estimated 2 million infections and 23,000 deaths per year in the United States. Primary care clinics and clinicians prescribe approximately half of all outpatient antibiotics in the United States.
Providers (Family Practice/Pediatricians), Nurses, and clinical staff
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Define Antibiotic Stewardship
- Identify initial steps that should be taken when implementing an Antibiotic Stewardship Program
- List important core elements of an Antibiotic Stewardship Program
Suggested Additional Reading
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2013 April 23, 2013. https://www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/pdf/ar-threats-2013-508.pdf
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report November 11, 2016 Recommendations and Reports/Vol.65/No.6 https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/indrr_2016.html
- Infectious Disease Society of America Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Group A Streptococcal Pharyngitis September 2012 Recently updated guidelines http://www.idsociety.org
- Johanna Vidal-Phelan, MD, MBA, FAAP Pediatrician at Hamilton Health Center, an FQHC in Harrisburg, and Senior Medical Director in Pediatrics at UPMC Health Plan
- Debra Zeh, RN, BSN - Senior Director, Quality Improvement & Provider Performance (UPMC Health Plan) at UPMC
- Andrea Sweeney, RN - Sr. Manager Performance Improvement, Quality
Presenter: Pamela Schoemer, MD, FAAP - Medical Director of Healthy Habits 4 Life, Medical Director of Quality, Safety and Outcomes, UPMC Children’s Community Pediatrics
All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity including members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, and/or content reviewers have disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients.
No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh 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.
Physician (CME) The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nursing (CNE) The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hours.
Other Healthcare Professionals Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 1.00 Attendance