Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS)

Resources to help you ensure the safe and effective use of antimicrobials in NSHA patients.

Be Antibiotic Smart During Respiratory Season - NP Virtual Grand Rounds

Virtual Education: Assessing and Treating Bacteriuria in Hospitalized Adults Virtual Education

This program is intended for multidisciplinary teams of healthcare professionals including nurses, physicians, and pharmacists providing care to patients with bacteriuria. This educational initiative is part of a larger research project supported by a grant from Research Nova Scotia. The program consists of recorded educational modules and a live (virtual) patient case discussion.

Recorded Modules:
Introduction: Overview, Dr. Emily Black, BSc(Pharm), ACPR, PharmD
Module 1: Assessment of Patients with Bacteriuria, Dr. Paul Bonnar, MD
Module 2: Management of Bacteriuria in Asymptomatic Adults, Dr. Andrea Kent, BSc(Pharm), PharmD
Module 3: Management of Uncomplicated UTIs, Dr. Andrea Kent, BSc(Pharm), PharmD
Module 4: Complicated UTIs, Dr. Paul Bonnar, MD
Module 5: Bacteriuria in Catheterized Adults, Keri Coulson, RN, BN, NSWOC(C)

Live virtual case discussion:

A patient case discussion with the Nova Scotia Health Antimicrobial Stewardship Team (Dr. Paul Bonnar, Dr. Andrea Kent, Dr. Kim Abbass, and Valerie Murphy) will be delivered via Teams on the following dates:

  • Oct. 26, 2022, 12-1 p.m.
  • Nov. 1, 2022, 12-1 p.m. (repeat of the first session)

To register for the live event and receive a Teams invitation please email

This program has been accredited by:

  • Nova Scotia Nurses Union (NSNU) -- 1 credit unit per hour
  • Continuing Professional Development and Medical Education (CME) -- 2.75 credit hours*
  • Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) -- 1 credit unit per hour   

*Note: To claim CME credits, participants are required to complete all recorded modules and attend the live virtual case discussion. The live session may be repeated if there is interest. Please contact the research team if you cannot attend during these times. 

For further details on accreditation, please see the program invitation below. 

Recorded Modules:

Antimicrobial Stewardship for Nursing

Nova Scotia Health, 2023.

Module 3: Management of Uncomplicated UTIs

Nova Scotia Health, 2022.

Module 4: Complicated UTIs

Nova Scotia Health, 2022.


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