Pharmacy: Antibiotic Stewardship

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About the Course
Learning Objectives
  • Discuss the seven core elements of a successful antibiotic stewardship program and their implementation in hospitals, small and critical access hospitals, and nursing homes. 
  • Describe interventions to improve the use of antibiotics, including broad interventions, pharmacy-driven interventions, and infection-specific interventions.
  • Explain methods used to track and measure antibiotic use and outcomes.
  • Discuss the three disease states that antibiotics are most commonly prescribed for, including diagnosis, risk factors, and recommendations for initial empiric antibiotic treatment.

About the Author
Katie Ingersoll-Blair, Pharm.D., R.Ph.
Dr. Ingersoll-Blair is a community pharmacist, consultant and freelance writer who specializes in pharmacy education. She has performed freelance work writing and editing practice questions for various pharmacy technician exams, as well as has written and revised continuing education programs for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. She has also written for Natural Standard, summarizing research studies on dietary supplements and working on the company blog.  Dr. Ingersoll-Blair graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts in 2009 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

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