Archived Webinar: Antibiotic Stewardship
Recorded November 30, 2016
Robin Jump, MD, PhD
Regulatory changes from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and The Joint Commission require that nursing homes have an antimicrobial stewardship program. This webinar will help participants understand the principles of antimicrobial stewardship, reasons behind inappropriate antibiotic use in nursing homes, and opportunities to improve antimicrobial use.
- Recognize the need for and general principles of antimicrobial stewardship.
- Discuss factors influencing the decision to prescribe antibiotics in nursing homes.
- Describe tangible strategies to support antimicrobial stewardship in nursing homes.
CME available until October 2019.
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Maryland Nurses Association an accredited approver by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.”
Program Code: LA16-12-524-301 1.5 contact hours
Contact hours available until May 24, 2019.
Dr. Jump is an infectious disease physician at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. She has research support from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Her long-term academic interests are to support antimicrobial stewardship in post-acute and long-term care and to decrease the adverse effects of antimicrobials in older adults.
All members of the education and online education committees have no financial relationships to disclose. Dr. Jump has no financial relationships to disclose.