Antimicrobial Stewardship Certificate Programs
The Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists currently offers two programs that provide education on the pharmacist’s role in the appropriate use of antimicrobial agents. Both ACPE accredited programs consist of three phases and can be completed within one’s home/practice environment. Phase 1 consists of self-study modules. Phase 2 allows participants to engage in live webinars with content authors with a question and answer session after the webinar. Phase 3 involves participants completing a practice-based project demonstrating individual mastery of concepts by applying what was learned in the self-study and webinars to implement, evaluate, or modify some aspect of antimicrobial stewardship at their facility.
SIDP Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
This certificate program is designed to educate pharmacists practicing in the acute care setting. It provides a self-study and/or webinar-based review of microbiology, pharmacology/pharmacokinetics, diagnostic technologies, disease state management, interventions/implementation, outcomes, and compliance with current regulations.
SIDP/ASCP Long-Term Care (LTC) Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
This certificate program was co-created with the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) and is designed to educate pharmacists practicing in the long-term care setting. The content is similar to the acute-care program, but emphasizes key concepts of implementing an antimicrobial stewardship program within the LTC practice setting, including key strategies within the LTC environment, optimization of outcomes and regulation and compliance issues.
These CE activities are jointly provided by ProCE, Inc. and SIDP. ProCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.