Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Emergency Department: Doing What's Best for Our Patients - On Demand

This activity will address barriers that prohibit the emergency department from applying proper antibiotic stewardship principles. The audience will gain understanding of those barriers and how to formulate interventions.

Target Audience

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians

Learning Objectives

Pharmacist learning objectives

  1. Describe the history of antibiotic misuse and resistance
  2. Outline what antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) is and the role in the emergency department
  3. Discuss potential interventions to successfully implement AMS initiatives in the emergency department

Pharmacy technician learning objectives

  1. List barriers to AMS practices in the emergency department
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 1.00 ACPE Technician
  • 1.00 General CEU – Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
On Demand Activity
United States
Relevant financial relationships: None of the planning committee members or speakers has anything to disclose
Planning committee members
Katrina Harper, PharmD, MBA, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Director
Jackie Stokes, BA
Pharmacy Program Manager
Course reviewer
Katrina Harper, PharmD, MBA, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Director
Ashlee Hamel, PharmD
System Coordinator – Pharmacy Clinical Programs
Sentara Healthcare
Larissa May, MD, BSPH, MSHS
Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Emergency Department and Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship
University of California-Davis
Joint Accreditation Statement:
In support of improving patient care, Vizient, Inc. 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.
Designation Statements:
Vizient, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 ACPE credit hours.
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-0000-19-236-H01-P
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-0000-19-236-H01-T
Vizient, Inc. will award CEUs to each participant who successfully completes this program. The CEU is a nationally recognized unit of measure for continuing education and training programs that meet certain criteria (1 contact hour = 0.1 CEU).

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 1.00 ACPE Technician
  • 1.00 General CEU – Attendance


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