The Right Drug for the Bug: Antibiotic Prescribing Update 2023

1.25 NAPNAP Contact Hour of which 1.25 contain pharmacology content. This continuing education activity is offered at a reduced rate to NAPNAP Members. This continuing education activity rate is $12.50 for NAPNAP Members. For non-members, this continuing education activity rate is $25. This course is an archived presentation from NAPNAP's 2023 National Conference. 

Antibiotics are the most commonly prescribed medications in pediatrics. This presentation will review current antibiotic resistance patterns and provide a rapid-fire review of current guidelines for prescribing antibiotics for pediatric patients.

Please note that this program is a recording from a live and virtual session from NAPNAP 2023 national conference in Orlando, Fla. If you earned CE for this session, this course will be a duplicate.

IMPORTANT: You must be logged in using your NAPNAP Username and Password to be recognized as a Member of NAPNAP. If you are a current member of NAPNAP, and you are being asked to purchase this activity, please contact the NAPNAP National Office at (877) 662-7627 to request assistance prior to entering any payment information.    

Participants are forbidden to reproduce, republish, redistribute, or resell this course in any other form. For copyright-related questions, please email your question to:

Copyright 2023 © by National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners 

This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners as an agency providing continuing education credit. individuals who complete this program and earn a 70% or higher score on the post tests will be awarded 1.25 National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners contact hours.

Keywords: antibiotics, medications, prescribing, pharmacology, resistance, resistance patterns

Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses.

Learning Objectives

  • Review antibiotic resistance patterns in the US.
  • Demonstrate use of an antibiogram to determine local antibiotic resistance patterns.
  • Discuss current guidelines for treating common pediatric bacterial diseases.
  • Explore Centers for Disease Control resources available to improve antibiotic prescribing in primary care.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 Contact hours
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Teri M. Woo, PhD, CPNP-PC, FAANP


Available Credit

  • 1.25 Contact hours


Please login or register to take this course.