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IP Training: Refreshing Your Antibiotic Stewardship Program
Wednesday, August 07, 2024, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
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IP Training: Refreshing Your Antibiotic Stewardship Program

Presented in partnership with LeadingAge Iowa

August 7, 2024
2:30 - 4:00 pm EST

Who Should Attend: Infection Preventionists, Directors of Nursing

In recent years, the importance of infection prevention and control strategies in nursing homes has grown significantly. With the COVID-19 pandemic prompting changes to regulations and emerging antimicrobial resistant organisms, staying current is a huge challenge infection preventionists face. LeadingAge Connecticut and LeadingAge Iowa recognize these challenges and are offering a webinar to help infection preventionists refresh the antibiotic stewardship program in their community.

Research from the CDC indicates that 40%-75% of antibiotics prescribed in nursing homes may be unnecessary or inappropriate. Antibiotic stewardship aims to improve the treatment of infections while minimizing the side effects and adverse outcomes associated with antibiotic use. This webinar invites you to explore the Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship and discover evidence-based strategies to enhance your program. The webinar will be interactive as we go through an antibiotic stewardship checklist as well as other content and case studies.

Describe the core elements of antibiotic stewardship for nursing homes.
•  Design a quality initiative to refresh the antibiotic stewardship program.
•  Apply quality improvement (QI) tools and resources to strengthen the program.

Registration Fees:
Members/Subscribers - $75
Non-Members - $150

What's Included: Registration fee includes digital handout, one connection to the live webinar and instructions for receiving CE credit/attendance certificate for one person. A recording of the webinar is NOT included in the registration fee. This webinar will NOT be recorded.

The deadline to register is August 2, 2024.

Questions? Contact LeadingAge Connecticut at 203-678-4477 or [email protected]

Speaker: Gina Anderson, RN, BSN, Senior Quality Improvement Facilitator, Telligen
Gina Anderson, RN, BSN, is a Senior Quality Improvement Facilitator at Telligen. She has worked in and supported nursing homes in a variety of roles for more than 25 years including an MDS coordinator, Director of Nursing, and nurse consultant. In her current role, she supports nursing homes across the Telligen region with quality improvement enhanced assistance, education, and resources. Gina has a strong compassion for building relationships with providers to improve the lives of residents living in health care facilities.