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Friday, March 23 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
FR16 | Antibiotic Stewardship in PA/LTC Facilities: Evidence-Based Approach on Starting and Sustaining a Successful Program

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This session will provide guidance on starting and sustaining an antibiotic stewardship program (ASP) in their facilities. This will be achieved by introducing the core elements that are essential to a successful ASP. The presenters will provide practical tips on implementing all the core elements using easily available free resources. The audience will also have the opportunity to interact with experts, including those who are currently helping various LTC facilities in developing their own ASP. The ultimate goal of this session is to prepare medical directors, other clinical practitioners, and nursing home administrators for implementing a sustainable ASP at their facilities, based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended core elements.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Describe core elements of an antibiotic stewardship program and the related CMS regulations.
(2) Discuss the need for implementing antibiotic stewardship program with all seven CDC recommended core elements and the role of medical director in the implementation.
(3) Demonstrate practical steps that can be taken to implement each element of antibiotic stewardship program using easily available resources.
(4) Review the available resources needed to successfully start and sustain an antibiotic stewardship program.

avatar for Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, CMD

Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, CMD

Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, CMD, CIC, is currently the President and CEO of CIMPAR, S.C. (Chicago Internal Medicine Practice and Research). He also holds an academic appointment as the Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago, Illinois. In addition to being President... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Frentzel, MPH

Elizabeth Frentzel, MPH

Elizabeth Frentzel, MPH, is a Principal Research Scientist in the Effective, Efficient, and Patient-Centered Health Care Program at the American Institutes for Research. She is a member of the Infection Control Sub-Committee of AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine... Read More →

Friday March 23, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm MST
Ft. Worth 5-7
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