Antibiotic Stewardship

ECHO Clinics

Third Thursday of each month • 12:15–1 p.m.

If you would like to submit a case for discussion at clinic please complete the form below, and fax to (775) 327-5112 by noon on the day prior to the clinic. This form is a fillable PDF, but you may print and fill it in by hand as well.

Antibiotic Stewardship Case Presentation Template

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 ckrasner@med.unr.edu 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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You can join the clinic by clicking this link or use Meeting ID code 684 551 843.

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

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is a provider of continuing education credit through the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy. This program is approved for 0.75 hours of continuing education credit for pharmacists.

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

Previous Antibiotic Stewardship

November 2019

October 2019

September 2019

August 2019

    • Topic: Staph aureus Bacteremia

July 2019

June 2019

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

May 2019

April 2019

March 2019

February 2019

January 2019

December 2018

  • • No Clinic

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

    Endocarditis

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