Antibiotic Stewardship Updates
Antibiotic stewardship is critical to patient safety and reducing antibiotic resistance. This presentation will describe the current landscape of antibiotic stewardship programs in the US and discuss next steps in this area ss well as provide an overview of The Joint Commission’s new and revised requirements addressing antibiotic stewardship in hospitals. The session will include an explanation of the intent behind the requirements, as well as strategies to help organizations prepare for implementation in January 2023.
Learning objectives Pharmacist and Physicians:
1. Describe current implementation of stewardship programs in US hospitals
2. List the implementation priorities for the core elements
3. Describe the coming requirement for hospitals to report antibiotic use to NHSN
4. Describe implementation strategies related to the new requirements for antibiotic stewardship
5. List key areas addressed by the new Joint Commission requirements for antibiotic stewardship
Learning Objectives Pharmacy Technicians:
1. Recall the importance of appropriate antibiotic usage in healthcare
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Christina L. Cordero, PhD, MPH
Project Director, Healthcare Standards Development
Department of Standards and Survey Methods
Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation
The Joint Commission
Arjun Srinivasan, MD
Deputy Director for Program Improvement
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Manager, Pharmacy Program
John Schoen, PharmD, BCPS
Sr Clinical Manger, Drug Information
Joseph M. Geskey, DO, MBA, MS-PopH
Principal, Data Science & Member Insights
Joint Accreditation Statement:
In support of improving patient care, Vizient, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Vizient, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 ACPE credit hours.
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-0000-22-154-L01-P
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-0000-22-154-L01-T
Vizient, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Vizient, Inc. will award all other healthcare professionals who successfully complete the activity a Certificate of Participation indicating the maximum credits available. Various state license boards and credentialing bodies accept certificates of participation from accredited CE activities to meet CE requirements for license renewals and re-certification. It is the responsibility of the participant to contact their state licensing board and/or certifying body for verification on credit eligibility reciprocity.
- 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
- 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 General CE – Attendance