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Webinar Preview: Antimicrobial Stewardship Regulations, Guidelines, Penalties and Preparation

Posted on 03/15/16

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Antibiotics are one of our first, most important and in some cases only lines of defense against bacterial infections. It comes as no surprise to those working in the healthcare field that antibiotic resistance is a growing public health problem; one that the improper use of antimicrobials in hospitals is unfortunately speeding along.

All walks of the healthcare community see it every day. Providers see patients acquiring resistant infections native to healthcare environments. Healthcare professionals read statistics about the emergence of superbugs and the bleak news of their mortality rates. Hospitals face the added pressure of trying to meet regulatory guidelines while already focused on patient care in packed, hectic environments.

An effective antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) program can help your healthcare facility meet regulations meant to minimize improper use of antimicrobials, and more importantly, prevent your patients from experiencing the dangerous consequences of resistant infections.

Our webinar on March 23 with Steven M. Riddle, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP and Justin Clark, PharmD, will discuss:  

  • The regulatory standards related to antimicrobial stewardship that healthcare enterprises face, the intention behind them and their practical implications for staff at all levels;
  • Understand how to  design and implement a successful AMS program that effectively delivers AMS services based on best practices.  
  • Know how to prioritize your AMS program activities around regulatory timelines and deadlines.

Join us in discussing how your AMS program can secure the safety of patients, the financial interests of a healthcare provider, and the efficacy of antibiotic treatments now and in the future.  

Register for this webinar here.

Topics: Antimicrobial Stewardship

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Heather Quitos is the Digital Marketing Manager for Pharmacy OneSource.