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RxAdvanced: Antimicrobial Stewardship

CE Credits: 11.5 Hours | Course Expiration: October 30, 2023
Price: $199

The nation’s hospitals and healthcare systems are focused on setting and following best practices for treating infectious diseases through effective management of antibiotics. Multidisciplinary healthcare teams across the U.S. acknowledge that highly trained pharmacists are key leaders in their antimicrobial stewardship efforts.

Through interactions with clinicians and daily work routines, pharmacists are uniquely poised to monitor patients and make recommendations that can influence antimicrobial stewardship.

From effective dosing strategies to alternative therapies that prevent antibiotic resistance, pharmacists with expertise in infectious disease share insights that help healthcare institutions of all sizes deliver a high standard of patient care through antimicrobial stewardship.

TRC Healthcare designed the RxAdvanced: Antimicrobial Stewardship training to help pharmacists fulfill this important role.

Access to this program is valid for 12 months from date of purchase. Courses must be completed before access expires.

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What to Expect from RxAdvanced: Antimicrobial Stewardship

In any setting, RxAdvanced: Antimicrobial Stewardship gives 11.5 hours of ACPE-accredited training that prepares pharmacists to be effective leaders and/or team members within pharmacy’s antimicrobial stewardship program.

Developed by practicing pharmacists with infectious disease expertise, this series of 11 self-guided, interactive courses shares comprehensive recommendations and research that can help pharmacies meet national standards of excellence that aim to appropriately utilize antibiotics and improve patient outcomes. Pharmacists can complete each course within the program online at their convenience 24/7.

In this 11-part program, pharmacists will:

  • Explore a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to all aspects of antimicrobial stewardship
  • Determine how to implement a compliant plan for antimicrobial stewardship
  • Study best practices and the newest evidence-based research for treating and preventing common and/or novel antibiotic-resistant infections
  • Gain comprehensive knowledge of all types of infections, from the skin and respiratory systems to the bones and joints
  • Discover diagnostic opportunities and learn how to assess patterns of infection within a local population

 

Course Curriculum

Getting to the Core of Antimicrobial Stewardship
Defines antimicrobial stewardship and explains why it is an essential part of every health care system. Also covers how to implement an antimicrobial stewardship program at your hospital in accordance with current guidelines and standards.
ACPE Course Number: JA0006454-0000-20-2101-H01-P
CE Credit: 1 hour

Approaches in the Management of Antibiotic-resistant Bacterial Infections
Provides information about major mechanisms of antibiotic resistance for pathogens treated in hospital settings, as well as the interpretation of antibiotic susceptibility or resistance test results to recommend appropriate antibiotic therapy. Also addresses strategies to prevent emergence of antibiotic resistance and appropriately utilize new antibiotics developed to combat antibiotic-resistant organisms.
ACPE Course Number:
JA0006454-0000-20-2102-H01-P
CE Credit:
1 hour

Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
Introduces the hospital pharmacist to some of the most common skin and soft tissue infections encountered in a clinical setting. Also reviews appropriate empiric and definitive antimicrobial therapy options based on type of infection, severity, risk factors for resistance, and other patient-specific factors.
ACPE Course Number: JA0006454-0000-20-2103-H01-P
CE Credit: 1 hour

Management of CNS Infections in the Immunocompetent Host
This course describes specialty medications, the roles of both specialty pharmacies and traditional pharmacies, and how a pharmacist can provide optimal care for a patient on specialty medications.
ACPE Course Number: JA0006454-0000-20-2104-H01-P
CE Credit: 1 hour

Treatment Approaches for Lower Respiratory Tract Infections
Summarize risk factors, patient characteristics, and etiology related to community-acquired, hospital-acquired, and ventilator-associated pneumonia. Additionally, approaches to pharmacologic treatment and preventive strategies for pneumonia will be discussed.
ACPE Course Number: JA0006454-0000-20-2105-H01-P
CE Credit: 1 hour

Pharmacologic Management of Intra-abdominal Infections
Outline common etiology, pharmacologic, and non-pharmacologic treatment approaches related to intra-abdominal infections.
ACPE Course Number: JA0006454-0000-20-2106-H01-P
CE Credit: 1 hour

Diagnosis and Management of Urinary Tract Infections
Provides an overview of the diagnosis and management of asymptomatic bacteriuria, cystitis, and pyelonephritis in the hospital setting.
ACPE Course Number: JA0006454-0000-20-2107-H01-P
CE Credit: 1 hour

Best Practices for the Treatment of Bone and Joint Infections
Provide a general review of the diagnostics of bone and joint infections and a detailed synopsis of current treatment guidelines and best practices.
ACPE Course Number:
JA0006454-0000-20-2108-H01-P
CE Credit:
1.5 hours

Antifungal Treatment Approaches for Invasive Fungal Infections
Reviews antifungal treatment regimens to optimize clinical outcomes in patients with candidiasis and aspergillosis, the most common invasive fungal infections.
ACPE Course Number: JA0006454-0000-20-2109-H01-P
CE Credit: 1 hour

Antimicrobial Stewardship of Clostridioides difficile Infection
Discuss strategies to minimize the risk of initial CDI and recurrence, diagnostic stewardship opportunities, and management of both initial and recurrent disease.
ACPE Course Number: JA0006454-0000-20-2110-H01-P
CE Credit: 1 hour

Treatment of Sepsis and Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections
Provides an overview of sepsis and CRBSI and evidence-based antibiotic treatment approaches for each type of infection.
ACPE Course Number: JA0006454-0000-20-2111-H01-P
CE Credit: 1 hour

Key Benefits of RxAdvanced: Antimicrobial Stewardship

Improve patient outcomes. As trained experts in the recognition, treatment, and prevention of infection, pharmacists who complete this program can help lower mortality rates, curb the spread of drug-resistant infections, and minimize the unintended consequences of over exposure to antibiotics.

Ease the healthcare burden. Patients with antibiotic-resistant infections have longer stays, more expensive, complicated care, and higher readmission rates. Our training educates pharmacists to improve prescribing practices, reducing excess costs linked to unnecessary use of antibiotics, which in turn relieves the overburdened healthcare system.

Meet or exceed national standards. Your commitment to training pharmacists for participation and leadership in antimicrobial stewardship prepares your hospital to meet regulatory guidelines based on core elements recognized by the healthcare industry as essential for improving patient safety.

Foster organizational change. An effective antimicrobial stewardship program changes the way healthcare professionals work and relate to each other. Pharmacists who gain infectious disease expertise through authoritative sources like TRC Healthcare can adapt behaviors and processes. They serve as catalysts of complex organizational changes that improve patient safety.

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