• Length:
    1 Weeks
  • Effort:
    1–2 hours per week
  • Institution
  • Subject:
  • Level:
    Advanced
  • Language:
    English
  • Video Transcript:
    English
  • Course Type:
    Self-paced on your time

About this course

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Overview

Enduring Material Sponsored by Stanford University School of Medicine. Presented by the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine.

This CME activity provides a practical approach to the management of common outpatient infections through the use of didactic videos, patient role plays and interactive case based video. National guidelines will be reviewed with emphasis on the most appropriate empiric antibiotic choice and duration of therapy. Video role plays will demonstrate communication skills that can be used with patients regarding appropriate antibiotic usage.

Intended Audience

This course is designed for physicians in family practice, primary care, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, emergency medicine, pharmacists, as well as nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and allied health professionals.

Accreditation

The Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Stanford University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

If you would like to earn CME credit from Stanford University School of Medicine for participating in this course, please review the information here prior to beginning the activity.

Additional Instructors

Emily Mui, PharmD, BCPS
Katherine E. Fleming-Dutra, MD
Lauri Hicks, DO

What you'll learn

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  • Define the scope and implications of antibiotic misuse in the outpatient setting.
  • Recognize when antimicrobials are indicated in common outpatient infections.
  • Select the most appropriate empiric antimicrobial choice and duration of therapy for common outpatient bacterial infections.
  • Employ effective communication strategies when discussing antibiotic decisions with patients.

Meet your instructors

Stan Deresinski
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Stanford University
Marisa Holubar
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Elizabeth Robilotti
Associate Director, Infection Control Program
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Lina Meng
Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist
Stanford Hospital and Clinics

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