The Antibiotic Stewardship Symposium will focus on improving antibiotic use in both the inpatient and outpatient healthcare settings. Join us as we listen to prominent academia and health professionals speak about the effects of inappropriate antibiotic prescribing on our world, innovative strategies to help prescribe judiciously, and the leading research that is helping to reduce the number of inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions.
Every year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria resistant to antibiotics and 23,000 die as a result of these infections. In September 2014, the White House announced an Executive Order stating that the Federal Government will implement measures that will help reduce the emergence and spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The use of antibiotics is the single most important factor leading to antibiotic resistance around the world. However, up to 50% of antibiotics prescribed are deemed as inappropriate or unnecessary.
This first nurse-led Antibiotic Stewardship Symposium is being held in conjunction with Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Get Smart About Antibiotics Week on November 14-20, 2016, and in collaboration with the World Health Organization's (WHO) larger Global Health Observance. We aim to raise awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic prescribing and use.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 12511, for 4.5 contact hours.
Nurses will be awarded 4.08 contact hours for participation in the course.
UCLA Health is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
(please refer to the reminder email for the password to access the presentations)
|CDC Get Smart About Antibiotics - Sophia Momand, MD|
|Antimicrobial Stewardship "Bad Bugs, No Drugs" - Christine Pham, Pharm D|
|Variation in Antibiotic Prescribing for Acute Respiratory Infections Results of a Cross Sectional Study - Matthew B. Goetz, MD|
|Antibiotic Prescribing and the Challenges We Face - John Lazar, PhD, FNP-BC, RN|
|Applications of Behavioral Economics to Curtail Antibiotic Overuse - Daniella Meeker, PhD|
|Get Smart About Respiratory Tract Infections - Elise Martin, MD, MS|
For questions regarding course content, contact
Kathleen Feldman at KFeldman@mednet.ucla.edu or call 310-794-8503