This session will provide guidance on starting and sustaining an antibiotic stewardship program (ASP) in their facilities. This will be achieved by introducing the core elements that are essential to a successful ASP. The presenters will provide practical tips on implementing all the core elements using easily available free resources. The audience will also have the opportunity to interact with experts, including those who are currently helping various LTC facilities in developing their own ASP. The ultimate goal of this session is to prepare medical directors, other clinical practitioners, and nursing home administrators for implementing a sustainable ASP at their facilities, based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended core elements.
Describe core elements of an antibiotic stewardship program and the related CMS regulations.
Discuss the need for implementing antibiotic stewardship program with all seven CDC recommended core elements and the role of medical director in the implementation.
Demonstrate practical steps that can be taken to implement each element of antibiotic stewardship program using easily available resources.
Review the available resources needed to successfully start and sustain an antibiotic stewardship program.
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Principal Research Scientist, Deputy Practice Area Director,
American Institutes for Research
Distinguished Professor, Co-Director, Program on Aging, Sheps Center for HSR,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill