Accreditation The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The American Medical Directors Association designates this Internet Enduring Material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of clinical 1.5 credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: This session will help practitioners stay current with some of the cutting-edge issues in infectious diseases as they pertain to older adults. These topics are recognizing and responding to multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs), optimizing the use of antibiotics through stewardship and reducing the risk of infection through adult vaccinations.
Identify high-risk groups of older adults who acquire MDROs.
Recognize opportunities for antimicrobial stewardship in their facility or institution.
Prescribe appropriate immunizations for older adults.
Disclosure(s): Dr. Jump - Application for Research Funding under review with Merck Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Talbot - Sanofi Pasteur: Received Research Funding; Medlmmune: Received Research Funding.
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