Antifungal Stewardship Point of Care

Jointly sponsored by Center for Independent Healthcare Education and Vemco MedEd
Supported by an educational grant from Astellas Pharma Global Development, Inc.


Given the rapid advances in clinical mycology, effective antifungal stewardship tactics are constantly evolving to match the latest research. This Antifungal Stewardship Point of Care provides a structured, self-directed, learning activity designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals to investigate topics related to invasive fungal infections and antifungal stewardship.

This activity is offered to clinicians as a follow-up to a live satellite symposium, "Role of Stewardship in Managing Invasive Fungal Infections: Are We There Yet?" held at the 45th American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition in December 2010. The live symposium provided an important foundation towards understanding antifungal stewardship principles. As clinicians attempt to implement these principles and strategies, they will continue to have questions regarding how to incorporate stewardship tactics into clinical practice. Therefore, through this Point of Care activity, participants will have access to resources necessary to search for answers to their specific clinical questions.

Center for Independent Healthcare Education now offers Internet Point of Care Credit. Internet Point of Care (IPC) is a structured, self-directed, online learning by physicians and other healthcare professionals relevant to their clinical practice. System requirements are simply an internet connection.

IPC is a reflective process in which participants document their clinical question, the sources they consulted, the answers they found, and how they applied these answers to their practice.

Method of Participation

Participation in this Antifungal Stewardship Point of Care requires completion of the following steps:

  1. Record your clinical question
  2. Search for answers to your question using the recommended online resources
  3. Complete the Point of Care online CME application form
  4. Upon successful completion, a certificate is available to print

There are no fees for participating in this CME activity.

Target Audience

Antifungal Stewardship Point of Care is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians and other healthcare professionals who provide care to patients with or at risk for invasive fungal infections.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify a practice–based knowledge need
  • Summarize the evidence obtained in answering the identified clinical question
  • Describe how the findings obtained for the clinical question can be applied in clinical practice

Accreditation Information

Center for Independent Healthcare Education (Center) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through joint sponsorship of Center for Independent Healthcare Education and Vemco MedEd.

Center for Independent Healthcare Education designates this Internet Point of Care activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per clinical question. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Certificate of Participation will be issued to other healthcare professionals.


Employees of Center for Independent Healthcare Education and Vemco MedEd have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Please be sure to read the disclosure of relevant financial statements provided with individual sources used to complete the activity.


This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses and dosages for therapeutic products/procedures that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Center for Independent Healthcare Education, Vemco MedEd, and Astellas Pharma Global Development, Inc. do not recommend the use of any agent outside the labeled indications. Clinicians should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity. Please refer to the prescribing information for each product/procedure for approved indication, contraindications, and warnings.

The objectives of Internet Point of Care (IPC) credit are to:
  • Ask a clinical question
  • List resource(s) consulted
  • Report if the information researched applied to your practice or patient care
Receive Internet Point of Care credit now by completing the form and evaluation in its entirety.

Hardware/Software Requirements

Internet Browser

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Contact Information

For questions regarding the accreditation of this activity, please contact Center for Independent Healthcare Education at

Begin Antifungal Stewardship Point of Care CME

Please complete all required sections (*)

Step 1. State Your Clinical Question/Purpose of Search

Describe the purpose or objective of your search. We recommend stating it as a question that includes the following four components: Patient or Problem, Intervention, Comparison and Outcome (PICO Model).

Example question: For patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, will initiating prophylaxis with fluconazole significantly reduce the risk of IFIs compared to no prophylaxis?

Step 2. Search for Your Answers

Go to one or more of these sites approved by Center for Independent Healthcare Education and search for your answers.

Note that clicking the selected link will open a new window to search. Please return to this page to complete the form.

Relevant Educational CME/CE Programs

Step 3. Complete the Antifungal Stewardship Point of Care Application Form

List sources consulted and any strategies and/or search terms used for the sources consulted.

List relevant references identified and consulted (articles, guidelines, etc.) in your search. List citations (author, title, etc.) or copy the URL address.

Provide a brief summary of the answer to your question.

Describe how you plan to apply your findings into clinical practice (check all that apply).


Rate the extent to which you agree or disagree

(1 = strongly disagree; 5 = strongly agree) 1 2 3 4 5
I am satisfied with the overall quality of this activity
Participation in this activity changed my knowledge/attitudes
I will make a change in my practice based on participation in this activity
The resources available in this activity were scientifically rigorous, unbiased and balanced
This activity met my learning objective
The learning activity was clear, useful, and effective

What barriers might prevent you from applying the knowledge and skills learned in this activity?

Please state any comments and/or suggestions.

Congratulations on successfully completing the Antifungal Stewardship Internet Point of Care activity.

Please proceed to print your certificate.