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SIDP/ASCP Antimicrobial Stewardship – A Long-Term Care Certificate Program for Pharmacists

To Participate

To participate in this continuing education activity:

  1. Review the activity description and objectives.
  2. View the activity.
  3. Complete the online post-test and activity evaluation.

Description

The Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP) and the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) have joined forces to develop the Long-Term Care (LTC) Antimicrobial Stewardship Certificate Program. This is a practice-based certificate program focused on the role pharmacists play in the appropriate use of antimicrobial agents.

Certificate program participants begin by developing a strong knowledge base in microbiology, pharmacology, and disease state management through online programming and live webinars. Then participants practice developing interventions at their practice site that aim to improve patient/resident care and clinical outcomes, lower healthcare costs, and prolong the longevity of our antimicrobials.

Program Goals

The program goals/learning objectives are the following:

  • Discuss the essentials of clinical microbiology, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and infectious disease state management relevant to antimicrobial stewardship in the LTC setting.
  • Describe the interactions between consultant pharmacists and other members of the healthcare team that are vital to the success of effective antimicrobial stewardship within the LTC setting.
  • Employ skills needed to establish an antimicrobial stewardship program within the LTC setting.
  • Develop interventions that improve patient/resident care, minimize resistance, lower healthcare costs, comply with federal regulations and prolong longevity of antimicrobials.
  • Measure outcomes and evaluate effectiveness of an antimicrobial stewardship program within a LTC setting.

Program Structure

This certificate program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and emphasizes a team-based approach to antimicrobial stewardship. It is conducted in three parts:

  • Phase 1: Self-study using online learning program (17 hours, 1.7 CEU). Please view our demonstration showing the style of the Self-study component.
  • Phase 2: Phase II: Live webinars (4-8.5 hours, 0.4-0.85 CEU)
  • Phase 3: Skills component completed in the practice setting (10 hours or 1.0 CEU)

A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to participants who successfully complete all three program components. Participants who successfully complete the program will be eligible for a free 1-year SIDP associate membership.

The self-study and webinars are to be completed within 8 months and the final project completed within 12 months of registration. To sign up and access the program, use the Pay with a Credit Card or Pay with a Check links listed at the top of the page.

Cost

Participant cost is $850 per pharmacist. This amount includes the home study section, four to seven live webinars, and the skills development/implementation component at your practice site. Click on "Pay with a Credit Card" or "Pay with a Check" above to purchase and enroll in the program.

For institutions or healthcare facilities with payment from the same institution, we provide the following discounts:
6-10 healthcare professionals - 5% discount
11-15 healthcare professionals - 10% discount
>15 healthcare professionals - 15% discount

To receive discounted pricing, click here to complete the purchase.

For trainees (e.g., residents, fellows, and graduate students) the cost is $650 per individual for the full program. To receive a discount or for questions about them, please contact ProCE at info@proce.com. To receive discounted pricing, click here to complete the purchase.

For complete details on the program, please see our downloadable Announcement.

CE Accreditation

Initial Release Date: 7-17-2017
Expiration Date: 7-17-2020
Practice Activity Number: 0221-9999-17-327-B01-P

Pharmacists

This CE activity is jointly provided by ProCE, Inc., SIDP and ASCP. ProCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Practice Activity Number 0221-9999-17-327-B01-P has been assigned to this practice-based CE activity (initial release date 7-17-17). This CE activity is approved for 31.0 contact hours (3.1 CEUs) in states that recognize ACPE providers. The participant can elect to complete three additional webinars at no additional cost and earn 35.5 contact hours (3.55 CEUs). Statements of completion will be issued online as individual modules are completed with a post-test score of 80% or higher and completion of an online evaluation. UANs for the individual activity modules are listed in the Activity Announcement.

Funding

No commercial funding. This activity is self-funded by SIDP, ASCP and registration fees.

System Requirements:

PC:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or above
  • Chrome (recommended), Internet Explorer (v9 or greater) or Firefox
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Sound Card and Speakers
  • 800 x 600 Minimum Monitor Resolution (1024 x 768 Recommended)
  • Flash Player Plug-in, Current Version
  • JavaScript, Java 1.6 or higher

Mac:

  • Mac OS X
  • Chrome or Firefox
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Sound Card and Speakers
  • Flash Player Plug-in, Current Version
  • JavaScript

 

About SIDP

The Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP) is an association of pharmacists and other allied health care professionals committed to promoting the appropriate use of antimicrobial agents and supporting practice, teaching and research in infectious diseases. Learn more at www.sidp.org.

About ASCP

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists is the only international professional society devoted to optimal medication management and improved health outcomes for all older persons. ASCP's members manage and improve drug therapy and improve the quality of life of geriatric patients and other individuals residing in a variety of environments, including nursing facilities, sub-acute care and assisted living facilities, psychiatric hospitals, hospice programs, and home and community-based care. Learn more at www.ascp.com.

The material presented in this CE activity does not reflect the views of ProCE, Inc. or the commercial sponsor. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.

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