The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a comprehensive reform of the requirement for LTC facilities to participate in Medicare and Medicaid programs. This session will review the changes relevant to infection prevention and control and antibiotic stewardship, from the perspectives of an infection preventionist, a consultant pharmacist, and an infectious disease physician.
Discuss the infection preventionist’s role and responsibilities indicated in the 2016 Reform of Requirements of Participation.
Review the pharmacy services and the consultant pharmacists’ expanded role in infection prevention and control and antibiotic stewardship programs.
Describe basic components of an antibiotic stewardship program, including an antibiotic stewardship policy and antibiotic use protocols appropriate for PA/LTC settings.
Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center