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On-demand webcast: How to Establish an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

Hospital Safety Insider, May 5, 2016

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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.

If you missed our webcast on Wednesday, May 18 with expert speaker Jennifer Pisano, MD, it's not too late. Pisano explains why antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASP) are important and how to establish a program in your facility. Utilizing her experience and successful track record, she shows 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

Don't miss this opportunity to hear practical advice and have complex regulations simplified in this program suitable for your whole organization. To order the webcast on demand, call HCPro customer service at 800-650-6787 or visit the HCPro Marketplace.


 



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