Getting Started in Improving Antibiotic Use: CDC’s Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship

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Overview

Antibiotics can be a life-saving treatment for bacterial infections, however, they are ineffective against viral infections. Anytime antibiotics are prescribed, they can lead to side effects and contribute to the growing problem of antibiotic resistance. During this webinar, “Getting Started in Improving Antibiotic Use,” Drs Tsay and Neuhauser will discuss current trends in antibiotic use in the United States and ways that clinicians and facilities can identify opportunities for improvement within their own practice or facility.


Webinar Objectives

  • Describe current trends in antibiotic use in the United States and the importance of antibiotic stewardship
  • Understand CDC’s Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship as they apply to outpatient and inpatient settings
  • Identify initial steps that clinicians and facilities can take to implement antibiotic stewardship interventions in their practice

Continuing Education

Participants will receive 1.0 nursing contact hours by the Louisiana Hospital Association for complete attendance of the program. The Louisiana Hospital Association is approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing – CE Provider #39.

CHSP/CPSO: 1.0 contact hours of continuing education credit toward fulfillment of the requirements of CHSP designation of Certified Healthcare Safety Professional & CPSO designation of Certified Patient Safety Officer.


Accommodations

Please contact LHA Trust Funds if you have a disability that may require special accommodations for this educational opportunity. LHA Trust Funds is committed to ensuring full accessibility for all registrants.


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Webinar Speakers

Dr. Tsay Sharon

CDC , Office of Antibiotic Stewardship

Dr. Sharon Tsay is an infectious diseases-trained physician who leads outpatient stewardship focused work in CDC’s Office of ...

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Dr. Melinda Neuhauser

CDC , Office of Antibiotic Stewardship

Dr. Melinda Neuhauser is an infectious diseases-trained pharmacist who leads inpatient stewardship focused work in CDC’s Offi...

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