Improving the knowledge of students and physicians regarding appropriate use of antibiotics for respiratory infections through an online educational module

Am J Infect Control. 2017 Jan 1;45(1):e15-e17. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2016.09.027. Epub 2016 Nov 11.


We developed an interactive online module to improve the knowledge of students and physicians regarding respiratory infections. Our study showed that the completion of this module was associated with substantial improvement in knowledge, with modest retention after 2 months.

Keywords: Bronchitis; Community-acquired pneumonia; Healthcare-associated pneumonia; Interactive; Stewardship.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Drug Utilization*
  • Education, Medical / methods*
  • Humans
  • Physicians
  • Prospective Studies
  • Respiratory Tract Infections / drug therapy*
  • Students, Medical
  • Students, Pharmacy


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents