“Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves and Their Patients: Nurses Role in Antibiotic Stewardship”
The CDC presents…“Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves and Their Patients: Nurses Role in Antibiotic Stewardship”
The CDC estimates that at least 2 million people are infected with antibiotic resistant bacteria and at least 23,000 people die each year as a result of those infections. As the most trusted profession that spends that most time with patients, the nurses’ presence and leadership in developing antibiotic stewardship programs (ASPs) is essential.
This webinar will use the ANA and CDC white paper as the framework to describe the problem of antibiotics resistance, embrace the nurses expanded role in hospital ASPs and describe key reasons for nurse leaders to be engaged with antimicrobial stewardship. Also discussed will be faculty and student roles in antibiotic stewardship and the significance of adherence to clinical practice guidelines in the educational setting.
Barbara A. S. Gilbert, MSN, RN, CIC – Infection Prevention Nurse
Chris Shakula, RN, MS, CNS-BC, CIC – Infection Preventionist
Trisha Mims, RN, MBA, HCM – Director of Programs and Education
Continuing Education information: This webinar offers free continuing education for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Health Educators, Pharmacists, Medical Residents, Epidemiologists, Laboratorians and Administrators
There is no cost associated with this program.