National Learning & Action Network Series: May 2019

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

Date: Wednesday, May 82019

Time: 3:00 - 4:30 PM ET

Registration Required: Register here.


Audience:

This event is 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:

  • Stay tuned for the slides for this event.
  • Stay tuned for the 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
Physician
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rachel Zetts, MPH
Officer, Antibiotic Resistance Project
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Supplemental Resources:

Continuing Education:

Outcome Statement:

The purpose of this session is to prepare healthcare quality improvement professionals to identify and implement effective healthcare strategies by exploring promising practices regarding the implementation of outpatient antibiotic stewardship programs, antibiotic use and stewardship efforts in nursing homes, and to share about The Pew Charitable Trusts Antibiotic Resistance Project. 

We expect that this experience will help participants demonstrate and promote successful delivery of care practices and identify opportunities for improvement, all of which may promote advances in care that impact the Medicare beneficiaries served by the work of the QIO Program.

Method of Participation:

There is no fee to participate in this activity. You must participate in the entire activity to receive credit. A statement of credit will be available upon completion of an online evaluation/​claimed credit form. The link to the online evaluation will be provided after completion of the activity. If you have questions about this CME/CE activity, please contact AKH Inc. at service@​akhcme.​com.

CME/CE Credit Provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare. This activity is jointly-provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare, CRW & Associates and Telligen.

Physicians:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare, CRW & Associates and Telligen. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for Physicians.

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants:

NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Pharmacy:

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare approves this knowledge-based activity for 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs). UAN 0077-9999-19-018-L04-P; UAN 0077-9999-19-018-L04-T. Initial Release Date: 5/8/19

Nursing:

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This activity is awarded 1.5 contact hours.

Nurse Practitioners:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare, CRW & Associates and Telligen. 

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider Number: 030803.

This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours which includes 0 hour(s) of pharmacology. Activity ID #21937-2.

Dietitians:

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 1.5 continuing professional education unit (CPEU) for completion of this program/​material. CDR Accredited Provider #AN008. The focus of this activity is rated Level 2. Learners may submit evaluations of program/​materials quality to the CDR at www.cdrnet.org.

Disclosure of Financial Relationships & Commercial Support:

  • AKH Inc., CRW & Associates, and Telligen do not have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • No commercial support was received for this activity.

Disclosures:

It is the policy of AKH Inc. to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. The author must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflicts of interest are resolved by AKH prior to accreditation of the activity and may include any of or combination of the following: attestation to non-commercial content; notification of independent and certified CME/CE expectations; referral to National Author Initiative training; restriction of topic area or content; restriction to discussion of science only; amendment of content to eliminate discussion of device or technique; use of other author for discussion of recommendations; independent review against criteria ensuring evidence support recommendation; moderator review; and peer review.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Investigational Product: 

This educational activity may include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/​or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer:

This course is designed solely to provide the healthcare professional with information to assist in his/​her practice and professional development and is not to be considered a diagnostic tool to replace professional advice or treatment. The course serves as a general guide to the healthcare professional, and therefore, cannot be considered as giving legal, nursing, medical, or other professional advice in specific cases. AKH Inc. specifically disclaim responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the course, for undetected error, or through participant's misunderstanding of the content.