Stanford Antimicrobial Stewardship Online CME Courses

Promoting the appropriate use of antimicrobials (including antibiotics), improving patient outcomes, reducing microbial resistance, and decreasing the spread of infections caused by multidrug-resistant organisms

For more info about the Stanford Antimicrobial Safety and Sustainability Program, visit us at In support of improving patient care, Stanford Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Antibiotics are among the most frequently prescribed classes of drugs and it is estimated that approximately 50% of antibiotic use, in both the outpatient and inpatient settings, is inappropriate. 

This course will offer a number of illustrative cases, recognizable to the practicing physician in his or her practice to engage the learners in the thought processes that lead to optimal decision making, improved outcomes of individual patients, and harm reduction vis-a-vis the bacterial ecology.

Dates, Duration and Fee

  • Original Release Date: April 16, 2018
  • Latest Review Date: April 16, 2021
  • Expiration Date: January 1, 2024
  • Estimated Time to Complete: 7 hours
  • CME Credits Offered: 7.00
  • Registration Fee: FREE

This CME activity provides a practical approach to the management of common outpatient infections by the primary care provider through the use of didactic videos, patient role plays and interactive case based video.

National guidelines will be reviewed with emphasis on the most appropriate empiric antibiotic choice and duration of therapy. Video role plays will demonstrate communication skills that can be used with patients regarding appropriate antibiotic usage.

Dates, Duration and Fee

  • Original Release Date: October 21, 2016
  • Latest Review Date: Octber 21, 2019
  • Expiration Date: October 21, 2022
  • Estimated Time to Complete: 1.75 hours
  • CME Credits Offered: 1.75
  • Registration Fee: FREE

This CME/CPE activity provides a practical approach to performing “Antibiotic Timeouts” in the inpatient setting. Using short, didactic sessions, we will provide examples on how to reassess antibiotic therapy started empirically using clinical, laboratory, and microbiological data. The majority of this CME/CPE will be high-yield, interactive inpatient cases covering skin and soft tissue infections, pneumonia, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, and neutropenic fever, that illustrate the timeout process and the principles of appropriate use of antimicrobials.

Dates, Duration and Fee

  • Release Date: September 12, 2022
  • Expiration Date: September 12, 2025
  • Estimated Time to Complete: 2 Hours
  • CME Credits Offered: 2.00
  • Registration Fee: FREE