Bugs & Drugs | Nevada Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Series

Presenter: David Richard Woodard, M.Sc., CLS, CIC, FSHEA

Online CME Credit

Fee: $0.00

Provides 0.75 hours of CE/CME credit (Presented on July 29, 2022; Expires August 22, 2024)

Overview

While Infection Prevention Programs are well-established concepts in almost all hospitals, Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs are a newer, yet equally important program for patient care and resource conservation. These two programs are similar in their role and staff composition; however, the end products are substantially different. This presentation will provide a short introduction to the two programs, their staffing, and their shared commonalities.

This session topic is part of a six-part series presented by the Nevada Antimicrobial Stewardship Program focused on the core elements of antimicrobial stewardship. To view all session topics in this series, please click on Nevada Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Series.

Learning Objectives

Following participation in this course, participants should be able to:

  • Explain two different mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance found in bacteria
  • List the key components of contact isolation/precautions
  • Define three key differences between Gram positive and Gram negative organisms
  • Identify the roles of members of an antimicrobial stewardship committee
  • List the key components necessary to prepare and distribute an antibiogram