Post Acute Care

PAC-5 - Antibiotic Stewardship: A Year in Review

Tuesday, October 9
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
CE: NAB: 0 | Nurses 0

Effective November 28, 2017, all nursing homes were required to implement an antibiotic stewardship program with guidance from CMS to follow the CDC’s seven Core Elements of an effective antibiotic stewardship program: Leadership Commitment, Accountability, Drug Expertise, Action, Tracking, Reporting, and Education.
This framework, once completed, will get a facility 90% of the way to compliance, but the heavy lifting is the execution in the facility, commitment to change, and a fundamental cultural shift within the facility and the community as a whole.
In this session, you will hear success stories and lessons learned as we take you on our journey of implementing an antibiotic stewardship program in two different nursing home organizations. We will provide case examples, actionable metrics, and collaborative best practices among physicians, administrators, pharmacy, and nursing staff, designed to enhance the success of antibiotic stewardship.

At the completion of the presentation, the audience will understand the real-world application of antibiotic stewardship and how to overcome challenges in the nursing home setting, as well as how to leverage pharmacy and other metrics to better track and monitor program success.

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Dianne Sullivan-Slazyk, RN, BSN, MBA

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Sarah Kabbani, MD, MSc

Physician (Public Health)
Office of Antibiotic Stewardship, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sarah Kabbani, MD, MSc is an adult infectious disease physician in the Office of Antibiotic Stewardship, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Kabbani completed her internal medicine residency at Wayne State University in Michigan. After working as an academic hospitalist for two years at Beaumont Health System, she joined Emory University in 2011 for her post-doctoral infectious disease fellowship. During her fellowship she completed a Master of Science in Clinical Research at Emory working with population surveillance data and was awarded an NIH T32 training grant in vaccinology. In 2016, she joined the Office of Antibiotic Stewardship as a medical officer, where her areas of concentration include older adult and long term care antibiotic stewardship.

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Caitlin Boyer, RN, BSN

Director of Nursing
Walnut Village Rehabilitation and Care Center

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TJ Griffin, RPH

Chief Pharmacy Officer
PharMerica

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Martha Wdowicki, PharmD

Director of Clinical Operations
PharMerica

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John Mielke, MD

Chief Medical Officer
Presbyterian Homes and Services

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