Date: Friday – January 6, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CDT
Hosts: Carolyn St.Charles, RN, BSN, MBA, Regional Chief Clinical Officer with Guest Speaker Tim Seeley, Director of Pharmacy, Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital
Development of an antimicrobial stewardship program is now required for all Critical Access Hospitals. The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) defines antimicrobial stewardship as a “coordinated program that promotes the appropriate use of antimicrobials (including antibiotics), improves patient outcomes, reduces microbial resistance, and decreases the spread of infections caused by multidrug-resistant organisms”. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates more than two million people are infected with antibiotic-resistant organisms, resulting in approximately 23,000 deaths annually.
Our webinar will review each of the core elements recommended by the CDC for developing a program including: Leadership Commitment, Accountability, Drug Expertise, Action, Reporting, Education