Impact of COVID-19 on Antimicrobial Stewardship in Acute Care – On Demand

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.

Target Audience

  • Pharmacists

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify at least one impact of COVID on emergency medicine antibiotic prescribing practice
  2. Describe at least one impact of COVID on antimicrobial stewardship programs activities and communication styles
  3. Recall at least one change made by the clinical laboratory in response to COVID that impacted antimicrobial prescribing

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 General CE - Attendance
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On Demand Activity
United States
Relevant financial relationships: Planning committee members and presenters have nothing to disclose
Planning committee members
Gretchen Brummel, PharmD, BCPS
Consulting Director, Pharmacy
Jackie Stokes, BS
Manager, Pharmacy Program Services
Course reviewer
Gretchen Brummel, PharmD, BCPS
Consulting Director, Pharmacy
Lucas T. Schulz, PharmD, BCIDP
Infectious Diseases Clinical Coordinator Program Director
PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency
Ashlee G. Hamel, PharmD, BCPS
System Manager, Pharmacy Clinical Programs
Sentara Healthcare
Jerod Nagel, PharmD, BCIDP
Pharmacy Lead, Infectious Diseases & Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Assistant Instructor
Director, Infectious Diseases Residency
Michigan Medicine University of Michigan College of Pharmacy
Michael S. Pulia, MD, MS
Assistant Professor
Director, Emergency Care for Infectious Diseases (ECID) Research Program
BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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 Statements:
Vizient, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 ACPE credit hours.
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-0000-20-237-H04-P
Vizient, Inc. will award CEUs to each participant who successfully completes this program. The CEU is a nationally recognized unit of measure for continuing education and training programs that meet certain criteria (1 contact hour = 0.1 CEU).

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 General CE - Attendance
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