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AMDA's 2018 Annual Conference


FR25-18 - Reports from the Front: Updates on the Approach to UTI From Three Stewardship Projects


Mar 23, 2018 3:30pm ‐ Mar 23, 2018 5:00pm


Credits: None available.

Standard: $20.00

Description

This session will provide participants with emerging information regarding urinary tract infection (UTI) management from national and international antimicrobial stewardship projects. The session will discuss implementation of new guidelines for the diagnosis of UTI, the development of new guidelines for the diagnosis and management of uncomplicated cystitis, and the presenter's experience in implementing a post-prescribing antibiotic time out as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss facilitators and barriers with regard to implementation of a restrictive antibiotic prescription policy for UTI.
  2. Describe new guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of uncomplicated cystitis in nursing home residents.
  3. Discuss factors to consider in the implementation of a post-prescribing antibiotic time out.

Speaker(s):

  • Cees Hertogh, MD, PhD, Professor of Old Age Medicine & Geriatric Ethics, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Christopher Crnich, MD, MPH, PhD
  • David Nace, MD, MPH, CMD, Associate Professor of Medicine & Director of Long-Term Care, University of Pittsburgh

Credits

  • 1.50 - Clinical
  • 1.50 - CME
  • 1.50 - MOC

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