Antimicrobial Stewardship Program: Principles and Practices for Pharmacists

Phoenix, AZ US
April 15, 2020

The purpose of this presentation is to provide pharmacists with background and education about core elements and components of an antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) based on Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) recommendations.  From there, the intent would be to educate pharmacists on the importance of these recommendations and how those recommendations can be incorporated into their daily practice in either decentralized or centralized pharmacist roles.  Finally, there will be an opportunity to review our institutional-specific ASP and discuss the opportunities for pharmacist involvement.

Target Audience

  • Pharmacists

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the importance of implementing an antimicrobial stewardship program in a health system
  2. Explain components of an antimicrobial stewardship program based on practice guidelines and CDC Core Elements
  3. Integrate antimicrobial stewardship program principles in daily pharmacist practice
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 General CEU – Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/15/2020 - 1:30pm CDT
Event ends: 
04/15/2020 - 2:30pm CDT
Valleywise Health
2601 East Roosevelt
Phoenix, AZ 85008
United States
Relevant financial relationships: Planning committee members and presenters have nothing to disclose
Planning committee members
David Seto, PharmD
Pharmacy Practice Resident
Valleywise Health
John Dipoto, PharmD
Valleywise Health
Course reviewer
James Lichauer, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP
PI Program Director, Pharmacy
David Seto, PharmD
Pharmacy Practice Resident
Valleywise Health
Joint Accreditation Statement:
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Vizient, Inc. and Valleywise Health.  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: JA0006103-9999-20-057-L01-P
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 Pharmacist
  • 1.00 General CEU – Attendance


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