Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship as a Tool to Curb Antibiotic Resistance

For prescribers in all practice settings

Enduring online program

1.0 Contact Hours, 0.1 CEUs

Release date:  4/22/2022

Expiration date:  4/21/2025

Target Audience

Physicians, physicians' assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and other health care providers.

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Why Attend

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health today. Each year in the United States, at least 2.8 million people are infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria and at least 35,000 people die as a result. Up to 50% of antibiotics prescribed in the outpatient setting are inappropriate and at least 30% are unnecessary. Addressing unnecessary antibiotic prescribing, a modifiable risk factor for antibiotic resistance, is one component of antibiotic stewardship.


  1. Explain factors contributing to increasing antibiotic resistance and why antibiotic stewardship is important
  2. Recognize resources that promote optimal antibiotic use in routine practice
  3. Identify evidence-based infection prevention and control measures
  4. Describe patient counseling tips and techniques to generate informative conversations with patients/caregivers about antibiotics and their appropriate use

Program Components

This continuing education activity contains a pre-test, educational presentation, educational reference material, post-test and program evaluation.

Credit will be awarded upon successful completion of the post-test activity, with achieving a score of 70% or better.


Raymond Cha, B.S.., Pharm.D.
Raymond Cha, B.S., PharmD

Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Pharmacy Practice

University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences


Cost and Registration

There is no fee for prescribers for this activity.  This program is supported by the New York State Department of Health Medicaid Prescriber Education Program (MPEP).  For more information on the MPEP program and to download the brochure, please visit https://nypep.nysdoh.suny.edu/   

Accreditation Information


Accreditation information for physicians/providers:

Course Code: #9136

The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditaton information for pharmacists:

The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This knowledge-based enduring activity has been assigned ACPE#0044-0000-22-017-H01-P and will award 1.0 contact hours (0.10 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit. Credit will be uploaded to the CPE Monitor to those who complete all components of this activity.

Initial Release Date: 4/22/2022  Expiration Date: 4/21/2025