Antimicrobial Stewardship Program: Principles and Practices for Pharmacists
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.
- Describe the importance of implementing an antimicrobial stewardship program in a health system
- Explain components of an antimicrobial stewardship program based on practice guidelines and CDC Core Elements
- Integrate antimicrobial stewardship program principles in daily pharmacist practice
- 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
- 1.00 General CEU – Attendance