Antibiotic Stewardship Updates - On Demand

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.

Target Audience


Pharmacy Technician


Learning Objectives

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

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General CE - Attendance
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On Demand Activity
United States

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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


Planning committee

Jackie Stokes, BS

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.




Designation Statement(s):

Vizient, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 ACPE credit hours. 

Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-0000-22-155-H01-P
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-0000-22-155-H01-T

Vizient, Inc. designates this enduring material 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.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General CE - Attendance
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