Implementing Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs in Health Systems:

An Interprofessional Team Approach

Live Webinar!
Focusing Interprofessional Antimicrobial Stewardship Team Efforts on Drug-Resistant Pathogens

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
2-3 pm EST

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Accreditation for Pharmacists

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This activity provides 1 hour (0.1 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education credit (activity # 0204-0000-14-472-L01-P).

Accreditation for Physicians

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation for Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1 hour of Category 1 Credit™ for completing this program.

Accreditation for Nurse Practitioners

This program is approved for 1.0 contact hour(s)  of continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.  Program ID 1402108. This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standards.

This activity is provided free of charge. Participants must participate in the entire presentation, submit an enrollment code (announced during the webinar), and complete the course evaluation to receive continuing education credit. Participants will process CPE credit online at, with the option of printing a CE certificate. CPE credit will be reported directly to CPE Monitor.

Methods and Format

This is a live web-based activity consisting of audio, presentation slides, and an activity evaluation tool. A live webinar brings the presentation to you. Listen to the speaker present in “real time” as you watch the slides on the screen. You will have the opportunity to ask the speakers questions at the end of the program. Please join the conference at least 5 minutes before the scheduled start time for important announcements.

Target Audience

This activity was planned to meet the needs of physicians, pharmacists, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners practicing in large or small health systems who are interested in improving the use of antimicrobials and antimicrobial stewardship.

Webinar Overview

The interdisciplinary antimicrobial stewardship team is established at your institution and focusing on managing drug-resistant pathogens. This educational activity will focus on applying efforts in your practice setting. Faculty will review drug-resistant pathogens that pose a serious threat, including Clostridium difficile. Common multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections and evidence-based strategies to manage these infections will be discussed. The clinical and economic benefits of rapid diagnostic testing for and considerations in treating methicillin-resistant and susceptible Staphylococcus aureus infections will also be address in this educational activity.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this application-based educational activity, attendees should be able to

  • Describe drug-resistant pathogens that pose an urgent or serious threat in health systems.
  • Discuss the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of Clostridium difficile infection.
  • Explain the etiology and apply evidence-based strategies to the management of common multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections.
  • Examine the clinical and economic benefits of rapid diagnostic testing for and considerations in treating methicillin-resistant and susceptible Staphylococcus aureus infections.

Debra A. Goff, Pharm.D., FCCP
Clinical Associate Professor
The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
Infectious Disease Specialist
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, Ohio
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George H. Karam, M.D.
Paula Garvey Manship Professor of Medicine
Louisiana State University School of Medicine
New Orleans, Louisiana
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Viewing the Webinar as a Group

To arrange for colleagues to participate in this webinar as a group, one person serving as the group coordinator should register for the webinar. The group coordinator will receive an e-mail confirmation with instructions for joining the webinar. A few minutes before the webinar begins, the group coordinator should launch the webinar link. Once the webinar has been activated, the coordinator will have the option to open the audio via VoIP (Voice Over IP) on the webinar toolbar or use a touch tone phone with the provided dial-in information. At the conclusion of the activity, the group coordinator will complete a brief online evaluation and report the number of participants at that site. Each participant will process their own continuing education statements online.

Webinar System Requirements

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