HAI & Antimicrobial Stewardship Trainings
Health care-associated infections (HAIs) are infections people get while they are receiving health care for another condition. HAIs can happen in any health care facility, including hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, end-stage renal disease facilities, and long-term care facilities. HAIs can be caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses, or other, less common pathogens.
HAIs are a significant cause of illness and death — and they can have devastating emotional, financial, and medical consequences. At any given time, about 1 in 25 inpatients have an infection related to hospital care. These infections lead to the loss of tens of thousands of lives and cost the U.S. health care system billions of dollars each year.
Antimicrobial stewardship works in tandem with HAI prevention as it promotes the appropriate use of antimicrobials, improves patient outcomes, reduces microbial resistance, and decreases the spread of infections caused by multidrug-resistant organisms.
Arkansas Department of Health has partnered with health care professionals and experts in the field to bring a variety of topics to further the goal of HAI prevention. The attached list of webinars that are an hour or less in length provide a total of 20 free CE credits for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and others.
The list of online antimicrobial stewardship education with free CE credit is on the grid below.
NOTE: When you click on the link for a webinar, you will be directed to login or to register in order to create an account.
|Title and Link to Course
|Updated and released April 16, 2018
|Stanford University School of Medicine
|Stanford Antimicrobial Stewardship Online Course
|1.75 total (three separate presentations)
|February 16, 2018
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
|CDC Training on Antibiotic Stewardship: Section 1
|8 hours if all four modules completed (2 CME each)
|University of Dundee and the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
|Antibiotic Stewardship: Managing Antibiotic Resistance
|Duration 6 weeks - 3 hours per week
|November 15, 2017
Rober Bradsher, MD
|Ready, Set, Go! Actions in Antimicrobial Stewardship
|June 23, 2014
Dr. Eric Strong
|Free - no CME
|List of Webinars (up to 20 free CE credits)