30/30 Education Session - 30 minutes
Antimicrobial stewardship is a commitment to judicious use of antibiotics: the right antibiotic, at the right dose, and for the right duration, with de-escalation. When implemented effectively, stewardship imparts important benefits to individual patients, with improved cure rates and reduced risks of Clostridium difficile infections (CDIs) and other antibiotic-associated adverse events. This is true across the continuum of healthcare, including the long-term care (LTC) arena. Stewardship also helps prevent or delay the development of multidrug-resistant organisms within a patient population. Infection preventionists are key team members in designing and implementing antimicrobial stewardship activities in LTC settings. This session will review the business case used to produce buy-in and collaboration with executive leadership of a nursing home chain and with medical directors, administrators, and nursing directors at each of the six facilities involved in this project. This business case model can be used by infection preventionists instituting similar projects. The presenter will describe the tools/interventions developed for use by staff at each nursing home. The session also will address working with the National Health Safety Network (NHSN), which accommodated entry of retrospective baseline data into the urinary tract infection (UTI) module, as well as module customization to allow for ongoing collection of stewardship data. Comparison of reimplementation and postimplementation data sets facilitated analysis of the effectiveness of evidence-based stewardship practices for UTI treatment in LTC patients.
Clinical Pharmacist, Infection Preventionist
Southwest Health System
Marc Meyer graduated from the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy in 1982. For the past 17 years, he has served as infection preventionist and director of infection control for Southwest Health System. He is a member of SHEA, APIC, and SIDP, and is board certified in infection control and epidemiology. Meyer served on an advisory committee for the Colorado Board of Pharmacy on quality measures. He currently is involved with the Colorado Hospital Association as a member of their antimicrobial stewardship collaborative, working on statewide stewardship projects for hospitals. He was a coauthor on the National Quality Forum’s Antibiotic Stewardship in Acute Care: A Practical Playbook, released May 25, 2016. He is also working with Pew Charitable Trust on an antimicrobial project for small hospitals and is a coauthor on a review paper scheduled to be published by that group in Clinical Infectious Disease.
Mount Sinai St. Luke's/ Mount Sinai West
New York, New York
Barbara A. Smith, RN, BSN, MPA, CIC, FAPIC is an Infection Preventionist at Mount SInai St. Luke's/Mount Sinai West in New York City. She is also an independent consultant for ambualtory surgery centers, dialysis centers and endoscopy centers in the metropolitan NYC area.
Wednesday, June 14
3:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Friday, June 16
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Friday, June 16
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
The asset you are trying to access is locked. Please enter your access key to unlock.