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The Case Manager's Guide to Antimicrobial Stewardship

1 hr RN and CCM CEs

According to Dr. Tedros Ghebryesus of the World Health Organization, “As we gather more evidence, we see more clearly and more worryingly how fast we are losing critically important antimicrobial medicines all over the world.” Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is increasingly common and is primarily due to the overuse and misuse of antibiotics.
Antimicrobial resistant infections are present in acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, and experienced in outpatient/ambulatory settings. The only way to slow the resistance to antibiotics is to practice and reinforce antimicrobial stewardship (AMS).

As part of the multidisciplinary team, case managers can support AMS by educating patients on the dangers of overuse and misuse of antibiotics, facilitation, and coordination of needed diagnostics to determine if antibiotics are indicated, ensure patients understand their antibiotic prescription and are adherent with the treatment protocol, and collaborate with all members of the interdisciplinary team for optimal health outcomes.

  1. Define the epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance.
  2. Recognize the organisms creating health threats.
  3. Analyze the frameworks available to combat antimicrobial resistance.
  4. Identify the strategies for case management’s role in antibiotic stewardship.
COST: Free to members and non-members
CEs: 1 hr RN and CCM
Presenter: Rebecca Perez, MSN, RN, CCM, FCM

Sponsored by Seres Therapeutics
Thanks to generous support from Seres Therapeutics, CMSA is offering free resources that will provide case managers with the tools to support worldwide efforts in reducing antimicrobial resistance. Download "Antimicrobial Resistance: A Case Manager's Guide to Antimicrobial Stewardship" and Register for the accompanying webinar below.