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Antimicrobial Stewardship

Prevent and treat drug-resistant infections based on the latest evidence.

$199 / year

Course Overview:


CE Hours: 11.5 hours

Expiration: September 30, 2025

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Program Overview

Healthcare institutions rely on welltrained pharmacists to combat antimicrobial-resistant infections. Pharmacists need evidencebased expertise to safely care for patients.

RxAdvanced: Antimicrobial Stewardship prepares pharmacists to be competent leaders who continually meet and exceed national standards and accreditation requirements for antibiotic use. We created RxAdvanced: Antimicrobial Stewardship training to help pharmacists deliver a higher standard of patient care for all types of infections.

Course Curriculum

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: JA0006454-0000-22-3058-H01-P
  • CE Credit: 1 hour

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: JA0006454-0000-22-3059-H01-P
  • CE Credit: 1 hour

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: JA0006454-0000-22-3060-H01-P
  • CE Credit: 1 hour

Examine prevention and management strategies for both bacterial meningitis and viral encephalitis, as well as diagnostic stewardship opportunities and challenges in the era of rapidly-available results.

  • ACPE Course Number: JA0006454-0000-22-3061-H01-P
  • CE Credit: 1 hour

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: JA0006454-0000-22-3062-H01-P
  • CE Credit: 1 hour

Outline common etiology, pharmacologic, and non-pharmacologic treatment approaches related to intra-abdominal infections.

  • ACPE Course Number: JA0006454-0000-22-3063-H01-P
  • CE Credit: 1 hour

Provides an overview of the diagnosis and management of asymptomatic bacteriuria, cystitis, and pyelonephritis in the hospital setting.

  • ACPE Course Number: JA0006454-0000-22-3064-H01-P
  • CE Credit: 1 hour

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: JA0006454-0000-22-3065-H01-P
  • CE Credit: 1.5 hours

Reviews antifungal treatment regimens to optimize clinical outcomes in patients with candidiasis and aspergillosis, the most common invasive fungal infections.

  • ACPE Course Number: JA0006454-0000-22-3066-H01-P
  • CE Credit: 1 hour

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: JA0006454-0000-22-3067-H01-P
  • CE Credit: 1 hour

Provides an overview of sepsis and CRBSI and evidence-based antibiotic treatment approaches for each type of infection.

  • ACPE Course Number: JA0006454-0000-22-3068-H01-P
  • CE Credit: 1 hour


What To Expect

RxAdvanced: Antimicrobial Stewardship is an 11.5-hour CE program that trains pharmacists to improve patient outcomes through best practices in diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infections, and drug resistance prevention in the acute care setting, based on the latest evidence. It features interactive, multimedia courses created by infectious disease experts based on the latest research. Pharmacists can complete each course within the program online at their convenience 24/7.

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Key Benefits

  • Relevant content created specifically for the pharmacist’s influential role in antimicrobial stewardship
  • Cost-effective training
  • Reporting features and assessment tools make it easy to track competency and demonstrate the training’s ROI within your organization
  • Regular updates keep your pharmacy team current with new, practice-changing evidence related to preventing and treating infections

RxAdvanced FAQ

RxAdvanced gives pharmacists an edge with efficient, relevant, affordable training to help deepen knowledge and practical skills in critical subjects. RxAdvanced also helps pharmacy leaders and administrators ensure and document staff competency with assignments, completion reports, benchmark reports, and more.
Most programs are $199; Hazardous Drugs is $99. Bulk pricing with discounts is available for enterprise clients, including an “All Access” option.
Yes, pharmacists earn ACPE CE credit for each course they complete in each program. Programs range from 5-16 hours. See program details for more information.
You have access for 12 months from the date of purchase. Courses must be completed before access expires.
Once an RxAdvanced program is completed, you will receive a printable Statement of Completion for the program. You can list your completed training on LinkedIn, Doximity, or other professional networking profile.
Each program is reviewed annually for critical guideline updates, and we release new program versions every 2-3 years. Pharmacists who purchase directly through our website will get the latest version at the time of purchase. Pharmacy leaders who purchase an enterprise subscription will be notified before we move any staff to the latest version.
At this time, RxAdvanced is designed specifically for pharmacists, with recommendations for medication management, patient counseling, and more. Pharmacy leaders who purchase an enterprise subscription may elect to assign only the Sterile Compounding and Hazardous Drugs programs to pharmacy technicians.