National Learning & Action Network Series: May 2019

Topic: Antibiotic Stewardship: National Updates, Progress, and Next Steps 

Date: Wednesday, May 82019


This event was open to beneficiaries, families, healthcare providers, practitioners, partners, and Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations.

Event Description:

Join us for a National Learning & Action Network (LAN) Event focusing on Antibiotic Stewardship. Antibiotic Stewardship (AS) is a set of coordinated strategies that promotes the appropriate use of antibiotics to improve patient outcomes and reduce resistance to antibiotics. In clinical settings, stewardship activities focus on measuring and improving how antibiotics are prescribed by clinicians and used by patients.

During this webinar, participants will hear current and future directions of national progress related to antibiotic stewardship from national leaders working to combat antibiotic resistance across healthcare settings. Topics include: an evaluation of successful implementation of outpatient antibiotic stewardship programs, antibiotic use and stewardship efforts in nursing homes, and sharing about The Pew Charitable Trusts Antibiotic Resistance Project. This event will be framed by a patient perspective shared through personal story.

Click here for the flyer for this event.

Learning Objectives:

After participating in the event, learner will be able to:

  • Discuss how the Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship improve antibiotic use and outcomes
  • Explain the importance of improving communication between nursing homes, emergency departments, and acute care hospitals to decrease inappropriate antibiotic prescribing 
  • Develop awareness of emerging stewardship efforts and resources

Slides & Recorded Presentation:

Meet the Speakers:

Patrick Gee, PhD, JLC
Healthcare Consultant/​Patient Advocate

Katherine Fleming-Dutra, MD
Deputy Director, Office of Antibiotic Stewardship, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sarah Kabbani, MD, MSc
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ariana Olshan
Senior Associate, Antibiotic Resistance Project
The Pew Charitable Trusts

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