Antimicrobial stewardship (AS) programs – multidisciplinary efforts to measure and optimize the use of antimicrobials – are key to helping healthcare organizations reduce the risk of acquiring multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) and C.difficile. A robust AS program requires a team approach.
The infection preventionist (IP) is pivotal to a well-functioning team. Because IPs are often the first to identify a problem and have a broad perspective on the prevalence and incidence of drug resistant organisms, C.difficile, and other healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) within the organization, their contribution to the program cannot be underestimated.
In this webinar, Linda Greene, RN, MPS, CIC discusses: