Antimicrobial Stewardship: Infection Prevention's Role


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:

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship (AS)
  • The components of a high functioning AS program
  • Why infection prevention is essential to efforts to improve AS
  • Ways in which Infection Preventionists (IPs) can collaborate with key stakeholders to improve AS efforts despite the degree of implementation of the program
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