April 7, 2023Time
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm America/Chicago
Session 1: Introductions, Foundations of Antibiotic Stewardship
Antimicrobial stewardship optimizes the treatment of infections while reducing the side effects of antibiotic use. Antibiotics are often prescribed in nursing homes with up to 70% of residents receiving antibiotics in a single year. Though common, 40–75% of antibiotics prescribed in nursing homes may be unnecessary or inappropriate. In this session, we will discuss the core elements of stewardship for nursing homes and outline the upcoming sessions in the series. Join us to learn practical resources for implementation of antimicrobial stewardship and how tracking antibiotic use will impact quality improvement in your facility!
Objectives of this session include:
Call to Action:
Prior to the session, please brainstorm and bring notes on the following documents/assessments:
Following this session:
Lauren Biehle, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP | Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacy Lead, CDPHE
Office Hours: Please use this link to speak with Telligen/CDPHE facilitators during open office hours on the following 2023 dates:
Audience: Nursing homes staff, medical directors, prescribing clinicians and consultant pharmacists. We welcome anyone who supports long-term care providers with improving antibiotic stewardship practices.
Please Note: This learning series is available to Colorado long-term Care facilities only. If you would like support related to Antibiotic Stewardship, please reach out to Telligen’s Infection Preventionist, Jaime Zapata at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Series Description: Telligen, the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Colorado, and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) invites you to join an upcoming “Tag Busters” learning series focused on antibiotic stewardship. Antibiotic stewardship optimizes the treatment of infections while reducing the side effects of antibiotic use. This learning series is aligned with and supports the CDC’s Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes and is designed to provide participants with evidence-based approaches to improve antibiotic use through action, tracking and reporting.
Why antibiotic stewardship?
Each session of this learning series will feature a new topic during which experts will share key information, tools and resources to support success with improving antibiotic stewardship practices, resident safety and quality of care. This series occurs at 12 p.m. MT/1 p.m. CT on the first Friday of each month. Below are the session dates and topics:
Objectives of This Series Include:
Registration Required: Registration is now closed for this project. If you would like to be put on the waiting list for the next cohort, please email Courtnay Ryan at email@example.com. Thank you!
For More Information: If you are interested in learning more, please contact Lynda Saignaphone at Lynda.firstname.lastname@example.org
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*After the event, you can request presentation slides and other resources by emailing QIConnect@telligen.com.