- •Free online course for nurses working in community long-term care facilities.
- •Six interactive modules about infectious diseases, sample collection, and communication.
- •Opportunities for nurses to support antimicrobial stewardship embedded in the course.
- •Course participants reported increased knowledge and confidence.
- •Empowering nurses may enhance overall efforts to improve antibiotic use.
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Funding/support: Supported in part by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) , through the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative of Cleveland ( UL1TR000439 ), from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences component of the NIH and NIH Roadmap for Medical Research; in part by funds and/or facilities provided by the Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs and the VISN 10 Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (R.L.P.J., B.M.W., and P.A.H.); and by the T. Franklin Williams Scholarship, with funding provided by Atlantic Philanthropies, Inc., the John A. Hartford Foundation, the Association of Specialty Professors, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (R.L.P.J.).
Disclaimer: The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, or the U.S. Government.
Conflicts of interest: None to report.