Regulatory changes from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Joint Commission require that nursing homes have an antimicrobial stewardship program. This webinar will help attendees understand the principles of antimicrobial stewardship, reasons behind inappropriate antibiotic use in nursing homes, and opportunities to improve antimicrobial use.
Recognize the need for and general principles of antimicrobial stewardship.
Discuss factors influencing the decision to prescribe antibiotics in nursing homes.
Describe tangible strategies to support antimicrobial stewardship in nursing homes.
Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
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