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 educational event is designed to apply the principles of antimicrobial stewardship to the management of these common infections with a goal of improved antimicrobial use and patient outcomes. Strategies to support implementing these best practices will also be discussed.
Meeting Date and Venue
|Thu, June 27||
O'Neill Country Club
Registration Deadline: Monday, June 24
|Thu, July 18||
|5:35 p.m.||Managing Lower Respiratory Tract Infection (LRTI)|
|6:30 p.m.||Managing Skin and Soft Tissue Infection|
|7:00 p.m.||Preventing Clostridioides difficile Infection with Infection Control and Appropriate Antibiotic Use|
|7:30 p.m.||Managing Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)|
|8:00 p.m.||Wrap-Up / Q & A|
Outpatient facilities and acute care hospitals: Family medicine providers, internal medicine providers, and ambulatory care providers
Post-acute and long-term care facilities: Long-term care providers and medical directors
Note: Attendees of the 2019 Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship Summit (5/31) should not attend this event as the content is duplicative.
At the conclusion of the meeting, 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 Credits
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 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
The Management of Common Infections with Incorporation of Antimicrobial Stewardship Principles 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. The Management of Common Infections with Incorporation of Antimicrobial Stewardship Principles has been accredited for 2.0 contact hours or 0.2 CEUs. This is a knowledge-based CPE activity targeted to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. ACPE UAN 0128-0000-19-041-L01-P (pharmacist) and ACPE UAN 0128-0000-19-041-L01-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 (MMDD). If you do not complete a program evaluation by August 14, 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.
This meeting 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.