Acute respiratory infections, including sinusitis, acute viral respiratory infections and bronchitis are among the most common diagnoses associated with antibiotic prescribing in outpatient settings. According to a 2016 study, only 50 percent of the antibiotic use for these conditions are considered appropriate. (Fleming-Dutra KE, et al. JAMA 2016).
The Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship Assessment and Promotion Program (ASAP) is offering online training on management of respiratory infections for ambulatory and outpatient clinics. This course reviews best-practices for the management of selected acute respiratory infections and outlines patient communication strategy when antibiotics are not warranted.
At the conclusion of the course, the learners should be better able to:
- Explain the needs for antibiotic stewardship in the outpatient settings
- Describe diagnostic and management approaches for select upper respiratory infections
- Outline an effective patient communication strategy when antibiotics are not needed
This course is ideal for busy clinicians who manage these conditions in the ambulatory care settings. Upon completion of this course, participants can earn 0.75 hours of FREE Continuing Medical Education (CME) or Continuing Nursing Education (CNE).
Access the program flyer which provides additional details on this educational course.