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PointClickCare 2019 SUMMIT
November 3, 2019 - November 6, 2019
Join Richter at the 2019 PointClickCare Summit
Presentation: Implementing a Successful Infection Prevention and Antibiotic Stewardship Program
Speaker: Jennifer Leatherbarrow, RN, BSN, RAC-CT, IPCO, QCP, CIC, Manager of Clinical Consulting
When: November 5, 2019; 04:15 p.m. – 05:00 p.m.
Antibiotic use across the world has risen to crisis levels. We all have to be more cognizant of our use of antibiotics before it’s too late and super bugs have taken over the world. This may sound like an exaggeration, but if we do not change the current course, it will become reality – which is why the CDC has developed the Antibiotic Stewardship Program (ASP). This program specifically addresses our current extreme overuse of antibiotics. An ASP is required to be in place in every SNF, as of November 28, 2017 (Phase 2 of Requirements of Participation), and should be managed by your Infection Preventionist (IP). Every facility is required to have an IP on staff by November 28, 2019 in order to meet the Phase 3 Requirements of Participation. The inclusion of the IP in your facility is going to be a much needed and valued asset for not only reducing antibiotic usage but reducing the prevalence of in house acquired infections. This presentation will take you through the process Implementing a successful data driven ASP, maximizing the use of your IP, and how to use data to reduce your infections and overall antibiotic use.
- Be able to identify the current trends in antibiotic use
- Identify how the use of data can improve our antibiotic use
- Identify how to maximize the role of the Infection Preventionist (IP) in your SNF
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