WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Directors of nursing, physicians, compliance officers, quality staff and pharmacist of critical access hospitals
OVERVIEW: This webinar will examine how an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program’s application of TeleStewardship® Services can help achieve/maintain CMS and Joint Commission accreditation standards, reduce costs, and improve patient care. The presenters will discuss the importance of utilizing a multidisciplinary Antimicrobial Stewardship Program team of experts and will provide examples of current interventions with hospitals.
OBJECTIVES: At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
- Discuss ways to fulfill requirements for an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program;
- Develop innovative access to technology and resources for health systems; and
- Describe the impact of an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program through TeleStewardship® Services.
MEET YOUR FACULTY: Dr. John Horne is an Assistant Professor of Infectious Disease in the Department of Medicine at Creighton University’s School of Medicine. He is also an Infectious Disease Staff Physician at the Omaha VA Hospital. In addition to seeing patients, he serves as the Course Director of the infectious disease course for second-year medical students at Creighton University Medical School. Dr. Horne is a founding member of MDstewardship, which provides infectious disease physician and pharmacist support for hospitals of all sizes, serving more than 20 hospitals throughout the country.
Dr. Renuga Vivekanandan is the Director of Hospital Epidemiology, Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, and Associate Program Director for Internal Medicine Residency at Creighton University. She has been successful in publishing manuscripts in the area of Antimicrobial Stewardship. She has been involved in antimicrobial stewardship programs for more than 5 years and has been able to successfully show reduction in Antibiotic Resistance organisms such as Clostridium difficile infection.
Registrations are due into the LHA office one week prior to the webinar in order to ensure timely delivery of instructions and handout.
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The LHA will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations for physically-challenged participants who require special services. When registering, please attach a written description of needs to the application.