New Approaches to the Use of Antibiotics


This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program and earn a 70% or higher score on the post test will be awarded 1.0 NAPNAP contact hour, of which 1.0 is pharmacology.

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This course is sponsored by a grant from Nursing Infection Control Education Network (NICE).

Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses

Learning Objectives

  • Review factors involved in disease transmission and prevention, and identify evidence-based infection prevention strategies.
  • Describe current and emerging infectious disease threats.
  • Understand how antibiotic resistance develops and how this impacts current and future prescribing practice.
  • Integrate new learning about appropriate antibiotic use.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Contact hours
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Rita Olans, DNP, CPNP, APRN-BC: Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston


Dr. Olans received CMS grant on Antimicrobial Stewardship; She is a member: Colorado Hospital Association, New Jersey Hospital Association, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Contact hours


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