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Session Description: Drawing from the experience of two multi-site trials of antibiotic stewardship in U.S. nursing homes and two studies in the Netherlands, this session will provide participants with practical tools by which they can better follow evidence-based principles of antibiotic prescribing and effectively implement antibiotic stewardship in geriatric practice.
Describe at least 6 clinical situations in which antibiotics are often overprescribed (2 each for presumed urinary, respiratory, skin/soft tissue infections).
Identify, describe, and be able to implement six evidence-based policies or practices that a nursing home physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant and/or medical director can implement to reduce over-diagnosis and overtreatment of infections in nursing homes (2 each for presumed urinary, respiratory, skin/soft tissue infections).
Discuss, based on lessons from three different antibiotic stewardship trials, at least four problems that can arise in the implementation of policies to reduce antibiotic overprescribing, and strategies to overcome them.
Speaker(s): Philip D. Sloane, MD, MPH Christopher Crnich, MD, PhD Cees M.P.M. Hertogh, MD, PhD David Nace, MD, MPH, CMD