Knowledge Is Power

Sections three and four have been added to CDC’s FREE online antibiotic stewardship training course! The entire four-section course is now available on CDC Train and offers up to eight hours of continuing education (CE) credit. The following topics are covered in the course:

Be Aware

  • Section 1: Antibiotic Resistance and the benefits of antibiotic stewardship.
  • Section 2: Antibiotic stewardship in outpatient settings.
  • Section 3 (NEW): Antibiotic stewardship considerations for the management of common outpatient conditions and dentistry.
  • Section 4 (NEW): Antibiotic stewardship in emergency departments, hospitals, and nursing homes.

While this course is primarily for clinicians who prescribe antibiotics, CDC recognizes that everyone plays an important role in improving antibiotic use. This course is open to physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, certified health education specialists, nurses, pharmacists, and public health practitioners with a master’s degree in public health, and they are eligible to receive up to eight hours of free continuing education credit.

Create an account and register for this course directly on CDC Train.

This course fulfills Improvement Activities (IA) Patient Safety and Practice Assessment (PSPA)_23 and PSPA_24 under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Merit-Based Incentive Programs, or MIPS.

To learn more about this course, as well as other continuing education opportunities, visit the CDC Antibiotic Use Continuing Education page.