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Antibiotic Stewardship (AS) in Kentucky: Current State and Evaluation of Successful AS Programs

Antibiotic use is a key driver of antibiotic resistance, and improvements in antibiotic use to align with guideline recommendations are needed across the spectrum of health care. Understanding where opportunities exist to improve antibiotic use is key to identifying targets of antibiotic stewardship.

Antibiotic stewardship programs are often evaluated on overall antibiotic...

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  • CreditAmounts:
    • CME: 1.50
    • CPE: 1.50
    • CNE: 1.80
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: May 2, 2022
  • Cost: Free
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Antibiotic Stewardship: Regulations, Mandates, and Use of National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)

Improved awareness of components of antimicrobial stewardship programs and knowledge of resources available to providers and facilities to meet mandates and conform to regulations & Education on requirements and processes for reporting of multidrug-resistant organisms in Kentucky.

Awareness of available tools for monitoring of antimicrobial use, such as the...

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Activity Details

  • CreditAmounts:
    • CME: 1.25
    • CPE: 1.25
    • CNE: 1.50
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: May 2, 2022
  • Cost: Free
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Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines and Strategies for Implementing Antibiotic Stewardship Programs in Healthcare Settings

Culture stewardship is a pivotal component to appropriate diagnosis and treatment plans. A multidisciplanary approach and staying adept on the newest literature available is essential for optimal patient outcomes.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified that 20%–50% of all antibiotics prescribed in US acute care hospitals are either unnecessary...

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Activity Details

  • CreditAmounts:
    • CME: 1.75
    • CPE: 1.75
    • CNE: 1.80
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: May 2, 2022
  • Cost: Free
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Interprofessional Collaboration – Why is it Important?

Antibiotic stewardship has primarily involved the physician and pharmacist; however, the overuse and misuse of antibiotics requires interprofessional collaboration and teamwork that includes physician, pharmacist, nursing, laboratory, infectious disease, infection control, case management, hospital leadership, and the patient.

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Activity Details

  • CreditAmounts:
    • CME: 0.50
    • CPE: 0.50
    • CNE: 0.60
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: May 2, 2022
  • Cost: Free
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Bugonomics: Cost of Unnecessary Antibiotic Use

Inappropriate and over use of antibiotics lead to antimicrobial resistance, which is a public health threat. 

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  • CreditAmounts:
    • CME: 0.75
    • CPE: 0.75
    • CNE: 0.80
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: May 2, 2022
  • Cost: Free
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Diagnostic Stewardship: A Key to Decreasing Unnecessary Antimicrobial Use

Unnecessary testing can lead to unnecessary treatments. Improving testing of infectious disease syndromes can be a powerful tactic to improve the use of antibiotics.

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  • CreditAmounts:
    • CME: 0.75
    • CPE: 0.75
    • CNE: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: May 2, 2022
  • Cost: Free
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The Overlooked and Often Underutilized Role of Nurses in Building Success Antibiotic Stewardship Programs

Antimicrobial resistance is a global, national, statewide, and facility-wide crisis. Patients with multi-drug resistant infections will continue to require expert nursing care in the hospital, long-term care facilities, and in the community. Nurses are frontline providers of care for patients with resistant infections. Transitions in care require good communication. Nurses can...

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Activity Details

  • CreditAmounts:
    • CME: 1.75
    • CPE: 1.75
    • CNE: 1.90
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: May 2, 2022
  • Cost: Free
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