This webinar will provide a brief explanation of antibiograms and will delve into their value in acute care, long-term care, and outpatient settings. Using antibiograms to support improved antibiotic use in the broader community also will be discussed.
[caption id="attachment_7596" align="alignright" width="239"] Sarah Kabbani, MD, MSc[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_6933" align="alignright" width="189"] Christopher Crnich, MD, PHD, MS[/caption]
Long term care experts will explain the importance of antibiotic stewardship and define the 7 Core Elements of antibiotic stewardship for nursing homes. Then they will identify steps to implement these core elements in your nursing home and monitor your program's progress. This is the third of four sessions in Learning Session 4 for nursing home staff. To prepare for session 2, watch the 5-minute video: CDC Expert Commentary: The Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes.
Long term care experts will describe the etiology (cause) of C. difficile and when to test. Then they will define treatment and discuss prevention strategies. This is the second of four sessions in Learning Session 4 for nursing home staff. To prepare for session 2, review: NNHQIC's Infections - Probing Questions document.
Long term care experts will describe how antibiotics work and their risks and benefits. Then they will define antibiotic resistance and identify strategies to decrease the development and spread of antibiotic resistance. This is the first of four sessions in Learning Session 4 for nursing home staff. To prepare for session 1, watch the 15-minute video: Exploring Antibiotics and review the resource: What You Need to Know About Antibiotics in a Nursing Home.