Antimicrobial/Antibiotic Stewardship

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February 5, 2018
With multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) affecting as many as 1 in 3 residents, nursing homes are under growing pressure to prioritize antibiotic stewardship. However, according to an article in the February issue of JAMDA , there are still...
Recorded November 30, 2016 Speaker: 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...
New COPD Pocket Guide The sooner patients are identified as having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the better. So why not provide practitioners with a quick and easy tool to recognize these individuals at admission? That was the...
November 4, 2016
According to Dr. Susan Levy, President of AMDA, The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, “AMDA is pleased that CMS listened and incorporated some changes into the initial proposed rule based on comments….CMS also revised the rules to...
This session will present the seven core elements of antimicrobial stewardship programs in the nursing facility setting. Participants will work through a series of facilitated cases, applying the core elements. In addition, participants will be...
Drawing from the experience of two multi-site trials of antibiotic stewardship in U.S. nursing homes and two studies in the Netherlands, this session will provide participants with practical tools by which they can better follow evidence-based...
This interactive session will introduce medical directors to infection surveillance in the nursing home setting. Participants will explore various infection control criteria and be able to differentiate between surveillance criteria and minimal...
This webinar discusses how the facility medical director can work with infection control practitioners and/or DON to develop policies and procedures to address current issues. It will also discuss how the medical director can get buy-in from medical...
Since Clostridum difficile ( C. difficile) infection has been shown to be a marker of debility and death in post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) residents, it is critical that the treatment team develop an understanding of the scope of the problem...