To Prescribe or Not To Prescribe? Antibiotics and Outpatient Infections
About this courseSkip About this course
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.
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.
In support of improving patient care, Stanford Medicine 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.
American Medical Association (AMA)
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.
Emily Mui, PharmD, BCPS
Katherine E. Fleming-Dutra, MD
Lauri Hicks, DO
At a glance
What you'll learnSkip What you'll learn
- 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.