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Featured Webcast: How to Establish an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

Nurse Leader Insider, April 21, 2016

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Presented on:
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
1:00–2:30 p.m. Eastern

Presented by:
Jennifer Pisano, MD
 

Sponsored by:
Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare

Antimicrobial overuse is a major problem for hospitals. Overuse of antibiotics can lead to the development of multidrug-resistant organisms, unintended antibiotic toxicity, and Clostridium difficile infections. CMS and The Joint Commission have increased their emphasis on antimicrobial stewardship programs as a way to control this growing issue.

During this program, expert speaker Jennifer Pisano, MD, will explain why antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASP) are important and how to establish a program in your facility. Utilizing her experience and successful track record, she will show attendees how her center has achieved a 95% acceptance rate by providers for stewardship recommendations.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of antimicrobial stewardship and its relation to overall patient care (inside/outside the acute care setting)
  • Understand how to get an ASP started
  • Discuss ways to measure outcomes of an ASP
  • Outline the aspects of ASPs that are of interest to regulatory bodies
     

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