Impact of COVID-19 on Antimicrobial Stewardship in Acute Care

December 14, 2020

This presentation explores COVID’s impact on three facets of antimicrobial stewardship. First, how does COVID impact antibiotic prescribing in the emergency department. Second, how does COVID change the way we perform antimicrobial stewardship activities and communicate recommendations.  Finally, we explore the impact COVID has on the laboratory, including adoption of rapid diagnostics and changes made to mitigate shortage issues.

Target Audience

  • Pharmacists

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify at least one impact of COVID on emergency medicine antibiotic prescribing practice
  2. Describe at least one impact of COVID on antimicrobial stewardship programs activities and communication styles
  3. Recall at least one change made by the clinical laboratory in response to COVID that impacted antimicrobial prescribing
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 General CE - Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
12/14/2020 - 1:00pm CST
Event ends: 
12/14/2020 - 2:00pm CST
Live via webinar
United States
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: JA0006103-0000-20-228-L04-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 CE - Attendance
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