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 fulfil 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.
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 0.5 CE.
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,
- Neonatal Scours,
- Antibiotics and Dairy Calves,
Dairy Cattle Learning
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
- Canine Pyoderma
- Feline Urinary Tract Disease
- Feline Upper Respiratory
Pet Animal Learning
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
Equine Learning Module