Friday, May 31, 2019
Infections of the urinary tract, respiratory tract, and skin and soft-tissues are the most common infectious conditions affecting patients across diverse healthcare settings. Unfortunately, inappropriate antibiotic prescribing for these infections is common and can result in sub-optimal patient outcomes, the development of antimicrobial resistance, and serious adverse reactions such as Clostridioides difficile infection. This summit is designed to apply the principles of antimicrobial stewardship to the management of these common infections with a goal of promoting facility-wide incorporation and improved antimicrobial use and patient outcomes. Strategies to support implementing these best practices will also be discussed.
- Outpatient facilities and acute care hospitals: Family medicine providers, internal medicine providers, ambulatory care providers, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, nurses, medical directors, quality program leaders and all other healthcare workers interested in improving the management of common infections through incorporation of antimicrobial stewardship principles
- Post-acute and long-term facilities: Long-term care providers, medical directors, infection preventionists, nurses, consultant pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, directors of nursing, quality program leaders and all other healthcare workers interested in improving the management of common infections through incorporation of antimicrobial stewardship principles
At the conclusion of the summit, participants should be better able to:
- Outline current management strategies for common infections encountered in outpatient, inpatient and long-term care facilities
- Explain how antibiotic stewardship can help healthcare facilities and practitioners improve management of common infections
- Describe how to utilize antibiotic stewardship tools to promote appropriate management of these common infections
Continuing Education Credit
The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
6.25 contact hours provided, including 6.25 related to pharmacotherapeutic content
Nebraska Medicine is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. MW MSD Provider Approval #NE1019-5-605
You must be able to attend the entire presentation to receive contact hours. No partial credit will be awarded.
The Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship Summit is sponsored by the Nebraska Council for Continuing Pharmacy Education (NCCPE). NCCPE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
This Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship Summit has been accredited for 6.25 contact hours or 0.625 CEUs. This is a knowledge-based CPE activity targeted to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. ACPE UAN - #0128-0000-19-027-L04-P (pharmacist) and ACPE UAN - #0128-0000-19-027-L04-T (technician). To earn CPE credits, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians must attend the entire CPE activity, complete a program evaluation, and provide their NABP e-Profile ID number and birth date (MM/DD). If you do not complete a program evaluation by June 28, 2019, you will not be awarded CPE credit for this program. Log into your NABP e-Profile to access, verify, and print your ACPE CPE Statement of Credit. For questions about CPE credits, call the UNMC Center for Continuing Education at 402-559-4152.
Medical Laboratory Scientists
P.A.C.E. credits for medical laboratory scientists.
This summit is co-sponsored by the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Nebraska Medicine, the Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship Assessment and Promotion Program, and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services through the resources of the UNMC Center for Continuing Education.
The Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship Summit is funded by the Nebraska DHHS HAI/AR Team via a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.