Antimicrobial Stewardship in Primary Care: Hot Topics

This online course will provide practical, evidence-based strategies to establish effective antibiotic stewardship interventions that can protect patients and improve clinical outcomes in the outpatient and primary care settings. 

Target Audience

Family physicians, general internists, hospitalists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, dietitians and respiratory therapists (personal growth).

Learning Objectives

  • Identify core elements for antimicrobial stewardship in the outpatient setting.
  • Discuss antimicrobial stewardship challenges and solutions in primary care.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Peñalva, G., Benavente, R. S., Pérez-Moreno, M. A., Pérez-Pacheco, M. D., Pérez-Milena, A., Murcia, J., & Cisneros, J. M. (2021). Effect of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic on antibiotic use in primary care. Clinical Microbiology and Infection.
  • Jeffres, M. N., Hall-Lipsy, E. A., King, S. T., & Cleary, J. D. (2018). Systematic review of professional liability when prescribing β-lactams for patients with a known penicillin allergy. Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, 121(5), 530-536.
  • Wanat, M., Anthierens, S., Butler, C. C., Savic, L., Savic, S., Pavitt, S. H., ... & Tonkin-Crine, S. (2019). Patient and primary care physician perceptions of penicillin allergy testing and subsequent use of penicillin-containing antibiotics: a qualitative study. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, 7(6), 1888-1893.
  • Cooper, L., Harbour, J., Sneddon, J., & Seaton, R. A. (2021). Safety and efficacy of de-labelling penicillin allergy in adults using direct oral challenge: a systematic review. JAC-Antimicrobial Resistance, 3(1), dlaa123.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ABIM MOC
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Dietitians
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
Course opens: 
07/28/2021
Course expires: 
07/27/2022

Timothy P. Gauthier, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCIDP    
Director, ID PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Program 
Manager, Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Program
Baptist Health South Florida
Miami, Florida

Timothy P. Gauthier, Pharm.D., faculty for this educational event, is a consultant for Dose Me from Tabula Rasa and Pattern Biosciences; is an employee/owner of Charlie Rose LLC (https://www.idstewardship.com/learn-antibiotics/), and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage. 

Agueda Hernandez, M.D., director for this educational activity, disclosed that she is a stockholder in Merck. 

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

Other non-faculty contributors involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*.

*Ineligible Companies - Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
              
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Your participation information will be shared with the ACCME, which will in turn report your points to ABIM. Successful completion of a course examination is required to earn ABIM MOC points.

NOTE: Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points will be automatically reported to the ABIM. Submissions are recorded in approximately 48 hours. You will receive an email when your credits have been processed.

Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ABIM MOC
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Dietitians
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
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NOTE: Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points will be automatically reported to the ABIM. Submissions are recorded in approximately 48 hours. You will receive an email when your credits have been processed.

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