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.

Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, FAPIC

Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, FAPIC, is the founder and president of Infection Control Consulting Services LLC (ICCS). Phenelle has more than 30 years' experience providing customized comprehensive infection control and prevention services to healthcare facilities nationwide. Her services focus on assisting hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, dental office and oral surgery practices, doctor's offices, nursing homes and other organizations with implementing and maintaining an infection control program that: complies with The Joint Commission, AAAHC, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) and other regulatory agencies; respond to situations of noncompliance; and improve the processes for reducing risk.