Concurrent Education Session - 60 minutes
There is unprecedented movement in antibiotic stewardship programs in U.S. hospitals. The Joint Commission has issued an accreditation standard requiring all accredited hospitals to have stewardship programs by January 2017 and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed making stewardship programs a condition of participation. The roles of nurses and infection preventionists in antibiotic stewardship have been underappreciated. This must change if we are to make transformative progress. The CDC has been working with the American Nurses Association to better define the role of nurses (including infection preventionists) in antibiotic stewardship. This session will cover the current landscape of antibiotic stewardship in acute care hospitals and talk about the key roles that nurses can play.
Thomas Jefferson University, College of Nursing
Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
Mary Lou Manning, PhD, has contributed to clinical practice, education, and research in the field of infection prevention for more than 30 years. Currently she is a professor at Thomas Jefferson University Jefferson College of Nursing, where she teaches leadership, organizational change, and patient safety courses in the doctor of nursing practice program. Prior to this, she held leadership positions at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, notably, director of infection prevention and occupational health for over 12 years. Mary Lou was the 2015 APIC president and is certified in infection prevention and control. She is a highly respected, widely published APIC member and champion. Her current scholarly work focuses on the changing role of the infection preventionists, the interprofessional nature of infection prevention practice, and education and antimicrobial stewardship.
Wednesday, June 14
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Associate Director for Healthcare-Associated Prevention Programs
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Arjun Srinivasan, MD, is associate director for Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Programs in the CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion. Previously, he was assistant professor of medicine in the Infectious Diseases Division at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he was the founding director of the Johns Hopkins Antibiotic Management Program and the associate hospital epidemiologist. His primary responsibilities include oversight and coordination of efforts to eliminate healthcare-associated infections. His research and investigative specialities include outbreak investigations, infection control, multidrug-resistant gram-negative pathogens, and antimicrobial use. From 2006–2010, he led the CDC’s healthcare outbreak investigations team. In 2008, he assumed medical directorship of a new CDC campaign to improve antimicrobial use in inpatient healthcare facilities. He has published more than 70 articles in peer-reviewed journals on his research in healthcare epidemiology, infection control, and antimicrobial use and resistance. He is a member of APIC, IDSA, and SHEA.
Head,Infectious Diseases Research and Infection Control Unit, Egyptian Society for Infection Control
Ain Shams Faculty of Medicine
Dr. Rasslan is Dean, Arab Institute of Continuing Professional Development (AICPD), Arab Medical Union. He is Professor of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Infection Control and
Head, Infectious Diseases Research and Infection Control Unit, Ain Shams Faculty of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt.
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