Antimicrobial Stewardship and Microbiology Lab Collaboration in Community Hospitals​_On Line

Antimicrobial stewardship programs are now required by federal regulatory agencies (CMS) as well as accreditation bodies such as The Joint Commission. While IDSA/SHEA guidelines recommend the implementation of a multidisciplinary team that includes an infectious diseases trained physician and pharmacist team as leaders, many rural, remote, regional and small community hospitals lack the resources and expertise to fully implement these programs efficiently. As a result, facilities are struggling to meet these requirements and may not know where to start. In this webinar, Making A Difference in Infectious Diseases (MAD-ID) and Infectious Disease Connect (ID Connect) will present different experiences and lessons learned when implementing stewardship programs in community hospitals via telehealth services. They will also outline how clinicians can establish new relationships with microbiology laboratories to improve targeted stewardship efforts and optimize antimicrobial use.

 
 

Target Audience

Faculty, residents, fellows, and community physicians. Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, and Physician Assistants.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe how antimicrobial stewardship teams and microbiology labs can collaborate to improve antibiotic use​
  • Discuss how to track and report data from collaborative projects between microbiology and stewardship teams​
  • Determine ways to leverage telemedicine and telehealth to engage antimicrobial stewardship and microbiology labs in community hospitals

Suggested Additional Reading:

  1. CLSI M100: CLSI eClipse Ultimate Access - Powered by Edaptive Technologies. Available at http://em100.edaptivedocs.net/Login.aspx?_ga=2.205491028.554229283.1611585708-288809985.1607954928. 
  2. Kuper KM, et al. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing: A primer for clinicians. Pharmacotherapy 2009;29(11):1326–1343.
  3. Barlam TF, et al. Implementing an Antibiotic Stewardship Program: Guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. Clin Infect Dis. 2016;62(10):e51–e77.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
01/29/2020
Course expires: 
01/29/2023

Ryan K. Shields, PharmD, MS​  - Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh​; Division of Infectious Diseases, UPMC​; Co-Director, Antibiotic Management Program, UPMC

Erin K. McCreary, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP​  - Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh​; Division of Infectious Diseases, UPMC;​ Director of Stewardship Innovation, Infectious Disease Connect​

J. Ryan Bariola, MD, FIDSA​ - Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh;​ Division of Infectious Diseases, UPMC​; Director, UPMC Outreach Antimicrobial Stewardship Program​; Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Telehealth Program, Infectious Disease Connect​

​ Kim D’itri, BHS, MT(ASCP)​ - Lead Microbiology Technologist, UPMC Jameson

No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.

Authors disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above. No other planners, members of the planning committee, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.25 contact hours. 

This knowledge-based activity provides 1.25 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Available Credit

  • 1.25 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.25 Attendance
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