Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options
CDC Home

Continuing Education Web-based Course for Community Pharmacists

Weighing in on Antibiotic Resistance: Community Pharmacists Can Tip the Scale

Web-based Program

Launch the CE modules.
Please be certain to complete all 5 modules.

Target Audience

Community pharmacists


  1. Basic understanding of the concept of antibiotic resistance.
  2. Knowledge of common upper respiratory infections for which antibiotics are often prescribed.
  3. Interest in the role pharmacists can have in the education and counseling of patients/customers.

Program Description

The educational activity is comprised of various video clips and slides that review the importance in understanding antibiotic resistance, the latest trends in antibiotic resistance in the community, mechanisms of resistance, why antibiotics are often prescribed inappropriately, and how to promote the proper use of antibiotics within the community pharmacy setting.


Upon completion of the course, participant will be able to

  • Characterize the problem of antibiotic resistance and describe trends in antibiotic resistance among respiratory pathogens in the United States.
  • List the most common reasons for inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics by health care providers.
  • Describe how pharmacists can be involved in addressing antibiotic resistance in the community.
  • Determine the pharmacist practice activity domains in public health initiatives and responses and promotion of safe medication use in society (CAPE 3-1-D-i).
  • Identify the goals and objectives of the Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work program.

Top of Page

Method of Participation

You may participate by viewing the web-based program.

To evaluate the webinar, receive a certificate, and print a transcript of all your TCEOnline CE activities for credits/contact hours, please go to This course is activity number WB 2489.


Lauri Hicks, DO
Medical Epidemiologist, Respiratory Diseases Branch
Medical Director, Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Katie Suda, Pharm.D, Associate Professor
Director, Drug Information Center
University Of Tennessee
Health Science Center College of Pharmacy

Contact Information/Email Address


In compliance with continuing education requirements, all content experts must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use. CDC, our planners, and the content experts for this web-based program wish to disclose they do not have financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

Content does not include any discussion or presentation of the unlabeled use of a product or product under investigational use.

CDC does not accept commercial support.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Division of Bacterial Diseases, Respiratory Diseases Branch, Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work Program.

Top of Page

Accreditation Statements

Accreditation Statements

For Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE):

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This program is a designated event for pharmacists to receive 0.1 CEUs in pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Number is 0387-0000-14-188-H04-P.

Course category: This activity has been designated as Knowledge-Based.


No fees are charged for CDC’s CE activities.

Origination/Expiration Dates

December 21, 2014 – December 20, 2016

Top of Page

Images and logos on this website which are trademarked/copyrighted or used with permission of the trademark/copyright or logo holder are not in the public domain. These images and logos have been licensed for or used with permission in the materials provided on this website. The materials in the form presented on this website may be used without seeking further permission. Any other use of trademarked/copyrighted images or logos requires permission from the trademark/copyright holder...more

External Web Site Policy This graphic notice means that you are leaving an HHS Web site. For more information, please see the Exit Notification and Disclaimer policy.


CDC Commentary: Don’t Give In and Give Those Antibiotics!

Contact Us:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    1600 Clifton Rd
    Atlanta, GA 30333
  • 800-CDC-INFO
    TTY: (888) 232-6348
    Contact CDC-INFO The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   1600 Clifton Road Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348 - Contact CDC–INFO
A-Z Index
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
  6. F
  7. G
  8. H
  9. I
  10. J
  11. K
  12. L
  13. M
  14. N
  15. O
  16. P
  17. Q
  18. R
  19. S
  20. T
  21. U
  22. V
  23. W
  24. X
  25. Y
  26. Z
  27. #