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Slowing Antibiotic Resistance: Strategies for Outpatient Pediatricians (1 hour Monograph)

Hours: 1.00

Best suited for: Pediatricians, Family Physicians, Prescribing Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants working in the pediatric setting.

Original Release Date: March 28, 2017
Review Date: September 28, 2019
Expiration Date: March 28, 2020

Description: Studies of antibiotics provided to US children found that over half of all antibiotic prescriptions in the outpatient setting are given for infections that are likely viral rather than bacterial. In such situations, the medication prescribed has no therapeutic benefit but may have side effects that are inconvenient or harmful. Also, inappropriate antibiotic use speeds the development of resistant bacterial strains to the detriment of public health. Pediatricians and other professionals evaluating and prescribing for children will benefit from strategies that promote antibiotic stewardship.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion, participants should be able to:
1) Construct an explanation to use to inform parents how inappropriate antibiotic
    prescribing can lead to physical harm as well as pose a threat to public health.
2) Describe how the phenomenon of decision fatigue may lower prescribers’ resolve to
    avoid giving an antibiotic.
3) Craft strategies for conservative prescribing of antibiotics for implementation into
    your practice setting. 

Learning Assessment: There will be a posttest for this activity with a minimum performance requirement of 8 out of 10 correct answers.

Estimated time to complete activity: 1 hour

Residents will earn a certificate of completion. Physicians will earn CME credit. 

CME Information - Read

Method and Medium: To obtain CME credit, view the entire online presentation, complete the evaluation and posttest and print your certificate online.

CME Credit: 1.0


State Requirements: Based on information from state licensing authorities published by the AMA, this program meets specific CME requirements for the following states:
Connecticut - This activity includes content in Risk Management
Massachusetts - This activity includes content in Risk Management
Pennsylvania - This activity includes content in Risk Management / Patient Safety
Texas - This activity includes content in Ethics and/or Professional Responsibility

CME Disclosure Policy: LAMMICO requires planners, speakers, faculty and all those who influence the content of a CME activity to disclose any financial relationships they have with commercial interests that are relevant to the CME activity. The disclosures shall be reviewed for any conflict of interest and subject to a mechanism for resolution of conflict of interest. A disclosure statement of relevant financial relationships will be made to the audience prior to the activity.

Disclosure: The author, editors and planning committee members for this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

About the Author: Karen K. Davis, MA, CPHRM - Read Bio

Medical Expert Reviewers: Karl N. Hanson, MD, FAAFP - Read Bio and Michael K. Hill, MD - Read Bio

Managing Editors: Dawer Azizi, MHA, CPHRM, LAMMICO Director of Risk Management and Sharon Cusanza, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, LAMMICO Senior Risk Management Education Specialist

Content Advisors/Planning Committee Members - Read

Risk Management Committee Members - Read

Electronic Hardware and Software Requirements - Read

Web Master Contact Information: For assistance, contact Shea Ivey at 866/398-1038 or help@medicalinteractive.com

Disclaimer: This activity is presented as risk management education. It is not legal advice, nor does it establish medical standards of care. Standards of care vary depending on the unique presentation of each patient. The information contained herein is not a substitute for the reasonable discretion of skilled and informed clinicians at the point of care.

Copyright Information: Copyright © 2017

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