To Prescribe or Not To Prescribe? Antibiotics and Outpatient Infections (CME)

SOM-YCME0020

Stanford School of Medicine


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Description

Internet Enduring Material Sponsored by Stanford University School of Medicine. Presented by the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine

This CME activity provides a practical approach to the management of common outpatient infections through the use of didactic videos, patient role plays and interactive case based video. National guidelines will be reviewed with emphasis on the most appropriate empiric antibiotic choice and duration of therapy. Video role plays will demonstrate communication skills that can be used with patients regarding appropriate antibiotic usage.

Who Should Enroll

This course is designed for physicians in family practice, primary care, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, emergency medicine, pharmacists, as well as nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and allied health professionals.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Define the scope and implications of antibiotic misuse in the outpatient setting.
  • Recognize when antimicrobials are indicated in common outpatient infections.
  • Select the most appropriate empiric antimicrobial choice and duration of therapy for common outpatient bacterial infections.
  • Employ effective communication strategies when discussing antibiotic decisions with patients.