Antimicrobial Stewardship in Primary Care. Images of floating bacteria.

This series of multimedia modules, directed at community-based practitioners, provides current information about the consequences of use of antimicrobial agents, general principles for antimicrobial stewardship in primary care, as well as strategies to optimize antimicrobial use in a variety of common clinical scenarios.


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PRICE: $99

Discounts are available to members of the School of Pharmacy community (e.g. alumni, co-op supervisors/preceptors) as well as large groups (e.g. 20 or more registrants from an organization). Discounts must be applied at the time of registration. Please contact to determine whether you are eligible for a discount. Discounts will not be provided retroactively.

"Great Program! Most infectious diseases education programs focus on in-hospital settings. It is nice to have a program to cater to the needs in primary care."

- JL, Family Health Team pharmacist, Antimicrobial Stewardship in Primary Care course participant

"I recently completed your Antimicrobial Stewardship in Primary Care CME online and found it one of the better online CMEs I have ever taken.  I found it highly practical and very primary care focused which was greatly appreciated."

- LD-G, Family Physician, Antimicrobial Stewardship in Primary Care course participant

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Learning Outcomes

This online, self-paced course aims to:

  • Familiarize prescribers, pharmacists and others with the principles of antimicrobial stewardship and demonstrate the need for improved antimicrobial use in primary care;
  • Provide primary care practitioners with the skills and knowledge necessary to ensure appropriate use of antimicrobial agents; and
  • Familiarize primary care practitioners with additional resources available to support this area of practice.

Course Content

The course consists of four modules:

  • Module 1: Consequences of Use of Antimicrobial Agents
  • Module 2: Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Module 3: General Principles for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Primary Care
  • Module 4: Optimizing Antimicrobial Use in Primary Care

Module 4 contains 5 sections that outline strategies for optimizing the use of antimicrobials in a variety of scenarios commonly encountered in Canadian primary care settings, including the following:

  • Dental Practice
  • Gonococcal Infection
  • Respiratory Tract Infection
  • Skin and Soft Tissue Infection
  • Urinary Tract Infection

Accreditation - Physicians (expiry Mar. 28, 2020)

This Self-Learning program is certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) for up to 5 Mainpro+ credits. Upon successful completion of Modules 1, 2, 3 and at least one section of Module 4, you will receive a Statement of Completion (2.5 to 5 Mainpro+ credits).

Accreditation - Pharmacists (expiry Apr. 4, 2020)

This course is accredited by the Canadian Council for Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) for up to 5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Upon successful completion of Modules 1, 2, 3 and at least one section of Module 4, you will receive a Statement of Completion (2.5 to 5 CEUs).

Continuing Education Points - Dentists

For members of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, this course is eligible for 3 CE points in Category 2: Approved Sponsor Courses. Upon successful completion of Modules 1, 2, 3 and Module 4.1, you will receive a Continuing Education certificate (3 CE points in Category 2).

Course Trailer

Last updated: October 25, 2019