Community Antimicrobial Stewardship Continuing Education

This collection of online continuing education modules developed by the Community Antimicrobial Stewardship program at the BC Centre for Disease Control provides community-based practitioners with the latest evidence and treatment guidelines for the use of antibiotics in primary care, and basic principles and strategies for antimicrobial stewardship.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the epidemiology and etiology of various conditions which may require antibiotic treatment
  • Describe diagnosis, prevention and treatment strategies
  • Understand common instances when antibiotic treatment may not be necessary
  • Determine how disclosure of beta-lactam allergy can be investigated and proper treatment provided

The course is divided into 13 short modules, which can be completed all at once or over multiple visits:

  1. Beta-Lactam Allergy
  2. Urinary Tract Infection/Asymptomatic Bacteriuria
  3. Acute Bronchitis
  4. Cellulitis
  5. Pharyngitis
  6. Bite Wound
  7. Cystits
  8. Abscess
  9. Community Acquired Pneumonia
  10. Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  11. Otitis Media
  12. Pyelonephritis
  13. Acute Sinusitis

This 1-credit-per-hour Self-Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 3.5 Mainpro+ credits.


To register for the course, please login or create a LearningHub account. If you are from outside of British Columbia, please register your account as a member of the general public.

Family and primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and any other practitioners prescribing antibiotics in a community setting.

3 hrs 30 mins

Contact Info

Smith, Nicholas Allan (Smith, Nick)

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