Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship

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CPD51m of CPD
First Published
Updated09 October 2020
Expires 04 November 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

Review the nature of antimicrobial resistance, the significance and extent of the problem, and the concept and implementation of antimicrobial stewardship.

  • Antimicrobial resistance;
  • Examples of antimicrobial resistance;
  • Antimicrobial stewardship;
  • Implementing antimicrobial stewardship.

Dispensing of antimicrobial medicines is fundamental in professional pharmacy practice. It involves a strong patient and ethical focus, as well as ongoing education in order to have a positive impact on patient outcomes. Pharmacists, as providers of medicines and advisors to medicine use, must have a full understanding of these concepts and their practical applications.

Antimicrobials and the potential of resistance by various pathogens is fundamental knowledge to pharmacists and other healthcare professionals who must be fully aware of antimicrobial stewardship programs and instigating these programs within their own practice.


The purpose of this Ausmed Course is to provide healthcare professionals with education relating to antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial stewardship.

Learning Outcomes
  • Improve knowledge of the risk of antimicrobial resistance with specific antibiotics.
  • Differentiate between antibiotic resistance and antimicrobial resistance.
  • Implement methods of reducing the risk of resistance.
  • Instigate antimicrobial stewardship programs in all practice settings.
Target Audience

Pharmacists and healthcare professionals who are involved in the prescribing, dispensing and/or administration of antibiotics and antimicrobials throughout patient care.


No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

CPD51m of CPD
First Published
Updated09 October 2020
04 November 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
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