Overuse of antibiotics can lead to unwanted side effects such as Clostridium difficile infections, unnecessary drug-drug interactions, and antibiotic resistance. It is vital the healthcare community improve the use of antibiotics in order to improve patient safety and public health. This program provides an overview of antibiotic stewardship in hospitals, long-term care and outpatient facilities with the goal of empowering pharmacists to address the growing concern of inappropriate antibiotic use.
This program is approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy for 3 consultant pharmacist recertification hours.
For more information visit the Antimicrobial Stewardship Series: Curbing Overuse One Practice Setting at a Time program website.