Oregon Alliance Working for Antibiotic Resistance Education (AWARE) is dedicated to reducing the problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Oregon. Veterinarians have an important role in this initiative.
We are partnering with the University of Minnesota to provide veterinary continuing education (CE) units related to antibiotic stewardship.
The following resources will fulfill the CE requirements of 1-hour judicious use of antibiotics outlined in
chapter 875-010-0090 of the Veterinary Medical Examining Board.
Veterinary Continuing Education (CE) Unit Opportunities
Please complete each learning module and quiz. Quiz results will be reviewed once every two weeks. A passing score of 70% is required to receive a certificate.
One Health Module
The One Health Module is eligible for
This module provides an overview of the One Health approach and why it is key to addressing the problem of antimicrobial resistance. By the end of the module you will be able to:
- Discuss One Health and its importance in antimicrobial resistance.
- Understand the impact of imprudent or non-judicious antimicrobial use.
- Explain how the One Health approach can mitigate AMR emergence and transmission.
One Health Learning Module
One Health Quiz
The Microbiology Module is eligible for 0.5 CE.
This module addresses the intricate science behind the antibiotic resistance phenomenon. It will explain what takes place within the bacterial cell to enable antimicrobial resistance and how it can be detected and measured. These basic principles should be a useful resource for client education and for reinforcing the veterinarian's role in protecting the public's health.
Microbiology Learning Module
The Pharmacology Module is eligible for
This module deals with:
- the birth and development of our antibiotic arsenal,
- some basic concepts on how antibiotic/antimicrobial drugs work, how they are processed in animal patients, and how they are used in veterinary practice, and
- how these important drugs should be best prescribed so as to reduce the incidence of drug resistance.
Pharmacology Learning Module
Dairy Cattle Module
The Dairy Cattle Module is eligible for 1.0 CE.
This module includes three submodules which address:
Medicated Milk Replacer,
Antibiotics and Dairy Calves,
Dairy Cattle Learning Module
Dairy Cattle Quiz
Pet Animals Module
The Pet Animals Module is eligible for 1.5 CE.
This module includes five submodules which address:
Companion Animal Medicine
Salmonella Typhimurium Associated with Rodents
Feline Urinary Tract Disease
Feline Upper Respiratory Infections
Pet Animal Learning Module
Pet Animal Quiz
The Equine Module is eligible for 0.5 CE.
This module addresses:
Use of prescription and over-the-counter antimicrobial agents
The problem of inappropriate antimicrobial use in horses
When to use alternative treatments
Equine Learning Module