[caption id="attachment_7596" align="alignright" width="239"] Sarah Kabbani, MD, MSc[/caption]
Lake Superior QIN, as part of the Minnesota Collaborative Healthcare-Associated Infection Network (CHAIN) presents the 2017 CHAIN Fall Conference. Join us to learn about the latest evidence-based approaches for reducing and preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and antibiotic resistance in Minnesota.
Join us for an Antibiotic Stewardship National Learning & Action Network (LAN) Event, focusing on successful physician-to-patient communication strategies to avoid unnecessary antibiotic prescribing. During this webinar participants will learn cutting edge techniques from guest speaker Dr. Rita Mangione-Smith on how to manage expectations for antibiotics in order to avoid unnecessary prescribing while maintaining satisfaction with care.
[caption id="attachment_6933" align="alignright" width="189"] Christopher Crnich, MD, PHD, MS[/caption]
Long term care experts will explain the importance of antibiotic stewardship and define the 7 Core Elements of antibiotic stewardship for nursing homes. Then they will identify steps to implement these core elements in your nursing home and monitor your program's progress. This is the third of four sessions in Learning Session 4 for nursing home staff. To prepare for session 2, watch the 5-minute video: CDC Expert Commentary: The Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes.
Long term care experts will describe the etiology (cause) of C. difficile and when to test. Then they will define treatment and discuss prevention strategies. This is the second of four sessions in Learning Session 4 for nursing home staff. To prepare for session 2, review: NNHQIC's Infections - Probing Questions document.
Long term care experts will describe how antibiotics work and their risks and benefits. Then they will define antibiotic resistance and identify strategies to decrease the development and spread of antibiotic resistance. This is the first of four sessions in Learning Session 4 for nursing home staff. To prepare for session 1, watch the 15-minute video: Exploring Antibiotics and review the resource: What You Need to Know About Antibiotics in a Nursing Home.
Minnesota Department of Health and Stratis Health, as part of Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network, are sponsoring the 2017 Minnesota Antibiotic Stewardship Conference. This year, the conference will have a long-term care focus, with content provided in the form of panels and long-term care professionals sharing field experiences with antibiotic stewardship.
The Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship are to be published on Friday, November 11. This webinar will discuss the Core Elements.
MetaStar and the Wisconsin Hospital Association, with the assistance of 20 hospitals, has created tools to assess your current Antibiotic Stewardship Program. After assessment, tools are also provided to determine initial and ongoing steps for improvement.