Dec. 04, 2017: Antimicrobial Stewardship Collaborative Plans Dec. 8 Learning Session

NJHA’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Learning and Action Collaborative will hold its second all-day, in-person learning session Dec. 8.

Improving the use of antimicrobials in healthcare to protect patients and reduce the threat of antimicrobial resistance is a national priority. Antimicrobial stewardship refers to a set of commitments and actions designed to “optimize the treatment of infections while reducing the adverse events associated with antimicrobial use.”

The mission of the NJHA Antimicrobial Stewardship Learning and Action Collaborative is to promote the use of the appropriate agent, dose, duration and route of administration of antimicrobial agents both in the acute care and post-acute care settings in order to improve quality of patient care and patent safety while reducing excessive costs attributable to inappropriate antimicrobial use.

Topics for this conference will include:

  • updates from key stakeholders in antimicrobial stewardship in New Jersey
  • updates on the NJHA Antimicrobial Stewardship Learning and Action Collaborative
  • emerging antimicrobial resistance, and
  • using nursing in antibiotic stewardship.

All teams participating in the face-to-face learning session are encouraged to create and present a poster outlining their efforts thus far in implementing their antimicrobial stewardship programs.

Continuing medical education, nursing, pharmacy, public health, LNHA/CALA and ACHE credits will be provided.

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