The Pharmacist's Critical Role in Antimicrobial Stewardship

Pharmacy Times, September 2019 Pain Management, Volume 85, Issue 9

Understanding the pharmacist's role in antimicrobial stewardship

Faculty

Monica Shah, PharmD, Clinicla Pharmacist, Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, New Jersey

Educational Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Explain the progression of antibiotic resistance as a global crisis and its impact on health care costs and patient outcomes
  • Identify the most prominent MDR gram-negative pathogens and emerging treatment options
  • Develop targeted strategies for an effective antimicrobial stewardship program within an institution

Target audience: Health-system and community pharmacists

Activity type: Application

Release date: September 16, 2019

Expiration date: September 16, 2020

Estimated time to complete activity: 2.0 hours

Fee: This lesson is offered for free at www.pharmacytimes.org