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Weighing in on Antibiotic Resistance: Community Pharmacists Tip the Scale

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

Web-based Program

Please be certain to complete all 5 modules.

CE Module 1

CE Module 2

CE Module 3

CE Module 4

CE Module 5

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 antibiot`c 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.

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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
Director, Office of Antibiotic Stewardship
Medical Director, Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Katie J. Suda, PharmD, M.S.
Research Associate Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Pharmacy
Department of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes, and Policy

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 did not accept commercial support for this activity.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Prevention and Response Branch, Office of Antibiotic Stewardship

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Accreditation Statements

Accreditation Statements

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 CEU’s in pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Number is 0387-0000-16-209-H04-P.

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

Once credit is claimed, an unofficial statement of credit is immediately available on TCEOnline.  Official credit will be uploaded within 60 days on the NABP/CPE Monitor.



No fees are charged for CDC’s CE activities.

Origination/Expiration Dates

December 21, 2014 – December 21, 2018

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