6/27/16

Free Webinar on Setting Goals for Antibiotic Prescribing in Outpatient Settings (June 28)


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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is hosting a free webinar on "United States Outpatient Antibiotic Prescribing and Goal Setting."

The program takes place June 28, 2016, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT.

The issues of antibiotic and antimicrobial stewardship are receiving great attention. The CDC, in collaboration with Pew Charitable Trusts and others, released data in May showing that at least 30% of all prescriptions written in doctors' offices and emergency rooms are completely unnecessary.

The Joint Commission recently released a new antimicrobial stewardship standard for acute care hospitals, critical access hospitals and nursing care centers, which will take effect January 1, 2017.

The webinar will be presented by pediatrician and pediatric emergency medicine doctor Katherine Fleming-Dutra, MD, medical epidemiologist with CDC’s Office of Antibiotic Stewardship.

She will discuss:


To register for the CDC webinar, click here.
 

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