Antibiotic Stewardship

Concurrent Education Session - 60 minutes

2500 - Bugs and Drugs: Infection Prevention and Antimicrobial Stewardship Teams Working Hand in Hand

Thursday, June 15
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Location: Oregon Convention Center, D 137-140

A synergistic relationship between infection prevention and pharmacy teams is vital as facilities implement antimicrobial stewardship programs. This presentation will be copresented by an infection preventionist and a pharmacist, both from a large healthcare system. The CDC’s Core Elements for Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, current state of multidrug-resistant organisms that plague our patients, the drugs available for treatment, and the challenges associated with their use will be reviewed. Tips and tools that have been applied to enhance the antimicrobial stewardship program in the various healthcare settings comprising our system (large academic facilities, community hospitals, rural hospitals, and critical access facilities) will be shared with the attendees. We will also outline how data are used to demonstrate the value of the antimicrobial stewardship program. The importance of the role of the infection preventionist in the development and rollout of the antimicrobial stewardship programs will be described, and the question of ownership of the antimicrobial stewardship program will be explored.

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Amanda Hays

System Pharmacy and Outcomes Manager
BJC HealthCare
St. Louis, Missouri

Dr. Amanda Hays, Pharm.D., MHA, BCPS, CPHQ is the System Pharmacy and Outcomes Manager for BJC HealthCare in St. Louis, Missouri. Her responsibilities include ensuring high quality outcomes for patients receiving pharmaceutical care within the 15 hospital system. Dr. Hays’ areas of focus include leading the BJC System Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and the BJC Infectious Disease Clinical Expert Council; a multidisciplinary group focused on ensuring that BJC remains a leader in antimicrobial stewardship and other emerging infectious disease challenges. She is a graduate the St. Louis College of Pharmacy and completed a residency at SSM in St. Louis, Missouri. She has previously held various roles including Critical Care/Cardiovascular Pharmacist, Medication Safety Officer, and Director of Clinical Quality.

Dr. Hays’ interests include quality improvement, medication outcomes, patient safety and organizational change.


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Patti Kieffer

Infection Prevention Consultant
BJC HealthCare
St. Louis, Missouri

Patti Kieffer has been working in the field of infection prevention and control for several years in both a pediatric setting and as a consultant in a large healthcare system. She has facilitated policy development, education for all healthcare personnel, and worked on quality teams and patient safety initiatives.


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Mike Lane

Physician, Quality and Outcomes
BJC HealthCare
St. Louis, Missouri

Mike Lane, MD, is an infectious disease physician at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Lane works for BJC HealthCare as an outcomes physician, where he helps lead the patient safety program. Along with Dr. Amanda Hays, PharmD, Dr. Lane was responsible for launching BJC systemwide antimicrobial stewardship program.


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James Davis

Senior Infection Prevention Analyst
Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority
Telford, Pennsylvania

James Davis has more than 19 years of nursing experience spanning long-term care, adult critical care, clinical decision support, education, nurse management, and infection prevention. Currently he is a senior infection prevention analyst at the ECRI Institute under contract with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority. Mr. Davis is board certified in infection control and epidemiology, is a certified healthcare environmental manager, and holds national certification in adult critical care nursing. He is an APIC Fellow (FAPIC) and currently sits on the APIC Research Committee. He has served as president of the APIC Philadelphia/Delaware Valley chapter. Mr. Davis has authored multiple infection prevention and control articles and has been published in the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Advisory and the American Journal of Infection Control


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