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Resources and updates for antimicrobial stewardship programs

Improving the Care of Long-Term Care Facility Residents with Infections Course 

This course is part of the AntiBiotic Stewardship in Long-Term Care Environment (ABLE) Program. It is designed for healthcare providers, particularly nursing staff, who want to improve the care of older adults with suspected infections. The course consists of six 30-minute computer modules and is self-paced. 3.0 CME credits (accepted by the ANCC for certification/recertification of RNs and APRNs).

Topics include:

  • Signs and symptoms of infection in older adults
  • Urinary tract infections vs. asymptomatic bacteriuria
  • Upper respiratory tract infections, bronchitis and pneumonia
  • Isolation precautions
  • Collecting samples for microbiological culture
  • Communication with providers

The course will be moderated by Robin Jump, MD, PhD. For more information, see the Improving the Care of Long-Term Care Facility Residents with Infections flyer. 

Updated 11/1/2014 — Current version good through May 2016


  1. Choose the self-enroll option
  2. Type the course access code (all lowercase letters):  able
  3. When prompted about the institution, type Case Western Reserve
  4. To earn 3.0 CME (free), please complete both the pre-course survey and the post-course survey. The CME is issued through Case Western Reserve University and will require registering at another website. Please check with your local state board of nursing if you have questions whether this course is accepted for CE credit in your state. 

Software requirements for CourseSites, which hosts the course.

For questions or more information, please email or call Robin Jump, MD, PhD at or 440-915-8662.