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In February, the CDC’s Office of Antibiotic Stewardship launched the first section of a four-part, web-based training course on Antibiotic Stewardship. This course launched on the heels of CDC’s Be Antibiotics Aware: Smart Use, Best Care educational effort – aimed at optimizing antibiotic prescribing and use to protect patients and combat the threat of antibiotic resistance – and informs healthcare professionals about proper antibiotic use, encouraging open discussion among doctors and patients.

Section 2 of the CDC’s Antibiotic Stewardship Training Series is now available! 

Continue to educate your staff, your patients and yourself about what it means to be a good steward with antibiotics!  “This interactive web-based activity contains four sections designed to help clinicians optimize antibiotic use to combat antibiotic resistance and improve healthcare quality and patient safety.”  — CDC

The sessions offer up to eight hours of free continuing education credits (CE) for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, certified health education specialists, nurses, pharmacists and public health practitioners with a master’s degree in public health.

Topics in section 2 include:

  • background and errors in outpatient antibiotic use in the United States
  • inappropriate antibiotic use and opportunities for improvement
  • the Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship
  • communication training to improve clinician-patient communication about appropriate antibiotic use

Please note that initiating or completing this training series enables you to take credit for an improvement activity in MIPS!  Learn other ways that antibiotic stewardship and MIPS align.

Free continuing education. Register now.

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


Great Plains Quality Innovation Network has professionals working in our region to assist practitioners, pharmacists and health systems in the implementation of coordinated interventions designed to improve and measure the appropriate use of antibiotics by promoting the selection of the optimal drug regimen, dose, duration of therapy and route of administration. Visit our website to learn more.