CDC to Host Free Webinar on Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be hosting a free webinar on outpatient antibiotic stewardship.

Recent reports have shown that at least 30% of antibiotics prescribed in U.S. outpatient settings are unnecessary, and only half of patients are receiving the right antibiotic.

The program, which also offers free continuing education, will take place Tuesday, November 15, 2016, from 1:00-2:00 PM EDT.

It will feature CDC's Dr. Katherine Fleming-Dutra, medical epidemiologist with the Office of Antibiotic Stewardship in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion. She will discuss the following:
  • The importance of antibiotic stewardship in outpatient settings.
  • The four core elements of antibiotic stewardship across various outpatient settings.
  • Evidence-based examples of how to implement these core elements into your practice.

To learn more and register, click here.

CE is available for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, health educators, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, medical residents, epidemiologists, laboratorians and administrators.

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.