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Featured Webcast: How to Establish an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

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How to Establish an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Webcast

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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About the Author: Brian Ward is an Associate Editor at HCPro working on accreditation, patient safety, and quality news.

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  1. I am looking for The Joint Commission’s required education and training for ambulatory care, with specific classes. Is there such a thing? Can you point me in the right direction?

    Thank you,

  2. Hi Christine,
    We ran an article called “How to comply with the updated staff education and training requirements from Joint Commission, CMS” in the February edition of Briefings on Accreditation and Quality with a table of the 2016 hospital education and training requirements. If you’re a BOAQ subscriber, you can look up the table (Note: the table is only in the PDF version of the newsletter, on pages 10-12) and crosswalk the 47 requirements back to ambulatory measures.
    If you’re a Joint Commission customer you can also log onto Joint Commission Connect, go to “edition” and the put in a search in for “education.”
    HCPro also has a very large catalog of on-demand webcasts and educational material that can help you comply with the required educational programs.
    Hope that helps, please feel free to reach out again if you still have questions.

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