Impact of COVID-19 on Antimicrobial Stewardship in Acute Care
This presentation explores COVID’s impact on three facets of antimicrobial stewardship. First, how does COVID impact antibiotic prescribing in the emergency department. Second, how does COVID change the way we perform antimicrobial stewardship activities and communicate recommendations. Finally, we explore the impact COVID has on the laboratory, including adoption of rapid diagnostics and changes made to mitigate shortage issues.
- Identify at least one impact of COVID on emergency medicine antibiotic prescribing practice
- Describe at least one impact of COVID on antimicrobial stewardship programs activities and communication styles
- Recall at least one change made by the clinical laboratory in response to COVID that impacted antimicrobial prescribing
- 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
- 1.00 General CEU – Attendance