Antibiotic Stewardship

ECHO Clinics

Program currently on hiatus until 2021 • 12:15–1 p.m.

If you would like to submit a case for discussion at this clinic please click on the link below to complete the form. After submitting the form download a copy to reference while presenting your case.

COVID-19 Case Review Form

Antibiotic Stewardship Case Review Form

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine approves this program for an additional 0.5 hour of AMA PRA Category I and Nursing continuing education credit for completing a case review form and presenting it during an ECHO clinic

In this clinic, you will interact with an infectious disease physician and clinical pharmacologists specializing in infectious diseases. This clinic focuses on two different goals: the first is to help you manage your infectious disease patients, and the second is to provide evidence-based antibiotic stewardship through optimizing antibiotic usage thus reducing resistance and improving pharmacy bottom line.

Dr. Krasner enjoys being able to help with any patients or questions you may have! Please feel free to contact him at (775) 830-5770 or with anything you'd like to ask.

This clinic team consists of:

  • Charles Krasner, M.D. Dr. Krasner is an internist and infectious disease specialist with clinical specialty in all aspects of HIV and AIDS care including infections and anti-retroviral drug resistance. He also treats patients with Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, staph aureus, tuberculosis, osteomyelitis, and other challenging infectious diseases. He is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases and holds special certification in HIV and AIDS.
  • Jessica Thompson, PharmD.
  • Michael Stander, PharmD.


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Continuing Medical Education (CME) Accreditation

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine approves this program for 0.75 hours of nursing continuing education credit.

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine approves this program for 0.75 hours of MFT/CPC education credit.

Previous Antibiotic Stewardship

November 2020

October 2020

September 2020

August 2020

July 2020

June 2020

May 2020

    • Topic: COVID-19 Update

    For information on CT values, and infectious virus and time please click here

  • Management of COVID-19 Respiratory Distress

    Please click here for Dr. Krasner's presentation

    Please find article on Coagulation abnormalities and thrombosis in patients with COVID-19 here

    Please find article on Incidence of thrombotic complications in critically ill ICU patients with COVID-19 here

    Please find article on ISTH interim guidance on recognition and management of coagulopathy in COVID-19 here

  • To order nasopharyngeal collection kits from the Nevada State Health Laboratory please fill out this form and fax to 775-688-1460.

    Please find the presentation on Pediatric COVID-Associated Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome here.

  • To order nasopharyngeal collection kits from the Nevada State Health Laboratory please fill out this form and fax to 775-688-1460.

April 2020

March 2020

February 2020

January 2020

November 2019

  • Topic: ASPalooza - Key Takeaways from ASP ECHO 2019

October 2019

  • Topic: Community-acquired Pneumonia Guideline Update

September 2019

  • Topic: Current Events in Antibiotic Stewardship

August 2019

  • Topic: Staph aureus Bacteremia

July 2019

  • Topic: Articles in Antibiotic Stewardship: Update on Role of Probiotics in Prevention of C. Diff Colitis

June 2019

  • Topic: Controversies with C. Diff: How to interpret results to avoid overtreatment

May 2019

  • Topic: Roles for Nurses in Antibiotic Stewardship and Measles Vaccination Recommendations

April 2019

March 2019

  • Topic: Are Probiotics Money Down the C. diff toilet? and Other Hot Topics

February 2019

  • Topic: Emerging Issues in Antibiotic Usage

January 2019

  • Topic: TB Screening, Testing, Treatment, and Management

December 2018

  • • No Clinic
    Topic: TBD

November 2018

  • Topic: Year End Wrap Up: Fluoroquinolones, Asymptomatic Bacteriuria, and more!

October 2018

  • Topic: Rational Antibiotic Prescribing for Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

September 2018

  • Topic: Changing Approach to ESBL Producing E. coli and Klebsiella Bacteremia

August 2018

  • Topic: Use and Abuse of Vancomycin

July 2018

  • Topic: FDA Update on Fluoroquinolones

June 2018

  • Topic: Vitamin F(luconazole)

May 2018

  • Topic: ASP Cases Potpourri: Pseudo-cellulitis and more!

April 2018

  • Topic: Intra-abdominal Infections (STOP-IT Trial) and Guidelines for Diverticulitis

March 2018

  • Topic: 2018 Update of C. Difficile Guidelines

February 2018

  • Topic: Effectiveness of state mandated active MRSA surveillance policies: How does your facility manage?

    How effective are your state mandated active MRSA surveillance policies? Do you isolate or try decolonization? Please let us know how your facilities handle this problem

January 2018

  • Topic: All That is Red is Not Cellulitis

December 2017

  • Topic: Cases Potpourri: Review of Topics Covered in 2017

November 2017

  • Topic: Antibiotic Susceptibility Interpretation

October 2017

  • Topic: C. Diff Challenges, Protocols, and Other Resources

September 2017

  • Topic: Update on Viral infections: Norovirus prevention, Shingles Vaccine, and West Nile Virus Outbreak in Northern NV

August 2017

  • Topic: Implementation of Antibiotic Stewardship Core Elements at Small and Critical Access Hospitals

July 2017

  • Topic: 2017 Update on MRSA Infection

June 2017

  • Topic: C. difficle colitis: We need to get this monkey off our backs!

    As C. diff infections overwhelm hospitals, this talk will review steps we can take now to deal with this problem. Please let us know on Thursday what actions you have tried to deal with C. diff in your facilities.

May 2017

April 2017

  • Topic: Literature Reviews: When to be Concerned about Coag Negative Staph Bacteremia, Pre-Op Urine Cultures, and the Dangers of Bird Poop

March 2017

February 2017

  • Topic: Literature Review of Antibiotic Related Topics

January 2017

  • Topic: Clostridium Difficile colitis and Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Mentoring

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

  • Topic: Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Mentoring

August 2016

  • Topic: Joint Commission Standards for Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs

July 2016

  • Topic: Skin Infections

June 2016

  • Topic: Update on Fluoroquinolones

May 2016

  • Topic: Community Acquired Pneumonia

April 2016

March 2016

  • Topic: Medical Intel Report - Infectious Disease Forecast Plus Zika Update

    PowerPoints for this clinic may be found below:

    Zika Briefing


February 2016

  • Topic: Clostridium Difficile Colitis - More Virulent Than Ever

January 2016

  • Topic: 2016 Cellulitis Update!

December 2015

  • Topic: Open Forum & Case Consultation

November 2015

  • Topic: Influenza Basics

October 2015

  • Topic: A Closer Look at Pneumonia

September 2015

  • Topic: Clostridium difficile colitis

    Now that we are seeing Clostridium difficile colitis in Nevada, it is extra important for hospitalists and infection control staff to stay up-t0-date on what we can do to protect ourselves and our patients from this particularly nasty disease.

August 2015

  • Topic: Update on the Diabetic Foot

July 2015

  • Topic: Update on Urinary Tract Infections

June 2015

  • Topic: Overview of Cellulitis

  • Topic: Antimicrobial Stewardship

May 2015

  • Topic: Pharmacist Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Overview

April 2015

  • Topic: The Diabetic Foot

March 2015

  • Topic: Zoster (Shingles) Treatment and Vaccine

February 2015

  • Topic: Update on Treating Urinary Tract Infections

January 2015

  • Additional Commentary on Biosurveillance and Forecasting Infectious Disease By Dr. James Wilson:
    Topic: Current Influenza Trends in Nevada

December 2014

  • Topic: What's Up With That Flu Vaccine? The Seven Deadly Lies

November 2014

  • Topic: Cellulitis Overview (Part II)

October 2014

  • Topic: Overview of Cellulitis

September 2014

  • Topic: Antimicrobial Stewardship

July 2014

  • Topic: Attack of the Killer Mosquitoes!!

May 2014

  • Topic: Update on Shingles

  • Topic: Update on Zoster