The Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship are to be published on Friday, November 11. This webinar will discuss the Core Elements.
CDC, in collaboration with various clinical partners, presents the webinar series, Tune in to Safe Healthcare, which focuses on a variety of infection control and prevention topics. These webinars feature CDC and external experts and serve as a tool to educate healthcare providers on best practices to improve patient safety. Webinars are offered free of cost with an opportunity to earn continuing education.
Get Smart About Antibiotics Week (Get Smart Week) is a national, annual observance intended to engage relevant stakeholders – including professional societies, advocacy groups, for-profit companies, state and local health departments, the general public, the media and others – around antibiotic stewardship in the outpatient, inpatient, and animal health settings. This year, Get Smart Week will be observed November 14-20, 2016. Get Smart Week coincides with the European Union’s Antibiotic Awareness Day (November 18) and the World Health Organization’s World Antibiotic Awareness Week.
- Describe infection control techniques that reduce the risk and spread of healthcare- associated infections (HAI).
- Identify unsafe practices that place patients at risk for HAIs.
- Describe best practices for infection control and prevention in daily practice in healthcare settings.
- Apply standards, guidelines, best practices, and established processes related to safe and effective medication use.
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Katherine Fleming-Dutra, MD is a pediatric emergency physician and a medical epidemiologist with Office of Antibiotic Stewardship in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Fleming-Dutra trained in pediatrics at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. In 2010, Dr. Fleming-Dutra came to CDC as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, assigned to the Respiratory Diseases Branch in the Division of Bacterial Diseases, where she investigated outbreaks of bacterial respiratory diseases. After completing a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Emory University, Dr. Fleming-Dutra returned to CDC in 2015 as a medical epidemiologist in the Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work program. Her areas of concentration include outpatient and pediatric antibiotic stewardship.
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