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.
On Wednesday, May 18, from 1-2:30 p.m. Eastern, join expert speaker Jennifer Pisano, MD as she explains why antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASP) are important and how to establish a one for 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
To sign up or learn more, visit the HCPro Marketplace.
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