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SIDP/ASCP Long-Term Care Antimicrobial Stewardship Certificate Program

About

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.

This certificate program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and emphasizes a team-based approach to antimicrobial stewardship. Participants who successfully complete the program are eligible for a free 1-year SIDP Associate membership.


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the LTC Antimicrobial Stewardship Certificate Program, participants will be able to:

    • 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

      • Phase I: Self-study using online learning program (appx. 3 months, 17 hours, 1.7 CEUs)
      • Phase II: Live webinars (appx. 5 months, 4-8.5 hours, 0.55-1.0 CEU)
      • Phase III: Skills component in practice setting (appx. 4 months, 10 hours, 1.0 CEU)

      Self-study and webinars must be completed within 8 months of registration. Program must be completed within 14 months of registration.


      Program Cost

      • $850/pharmacist

      A discount is available for trainees (residents, fellows, graduate students), as well as for multiple participants from the same institution (with single payment). For questions or to receive a discount, please contact ProCE at info@proce.com.

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      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. The membership of SIDP encompasses individuals engaged in patient care, research, teaching, pharmaceutical industry and government.. 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.



      Pharmacists

      This CE activity is jointly provided by ProCE, Inc. and SIDP. ProCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Practice Activity Number 0221-9999-15-073-B01-P has been assigned to this practice-based CE activity (initial release date 3-15-15). This CE activity is approved for 40.0 contact hours (0.4 CEUs) in states that recognize ACPE providers. The participant can elect to complete two additional webinars at no additional cost and earn 43.0 contact hours (4.3 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.

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