Antibiotic Awareness: Value of antimicrobial stewardship during and beyond the pandemic - 11/19/2020

ACPE Activity Number: NONE
Release Date: 
November 19, 2020
Expiration Date: 
November 19, 2023
Activity Type: Knowledge-based  
CE Credit: No CE is offered with this activity
Activity Fee: Members – Free / Non-Member – Not Available 

Activity Overview

The impact and influence of antimicrobial stewardship programs on ensuring the appropriate use of antimicrobials has been widely demonstrated. These programs, often led by pharmacists, improve patient outcomes, reduce microbial resistance, and decrease the spread of multidrug-resistant infections. Infrastructures supporting antimicrobial stewardship programs, have been essential for optimizing antimicrobial use and discouraging ineffective and unsafe antimicrobial use during COVID-19. During this webinar, hear updates from experts with the CDC and an Infectious Diseases Clinical Specialist to consider lessons learned in antimicrobial stewardship during COVID-19 and advances to extend beyond the pandemic.

Faculty Information

  • Melinda Neuhauser, Pharm.D., M.P.H., Pharmacist and Acute Care Lead, Office of Antibiotic Stewardship, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Arjun Srinivasan, M.D., FSHEA, Captain, USPHS, Associate Director for Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Programs Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Katherine K. Perez, Pharm.D., BCIDP, Infectious Diseases Clinical Specialist, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, Department of Pharmacy, Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine, Houston Methodist
  • Mary Ann Kliethermes, B.S.Pharm., Pharm.D., FAPhA, FCIOM, Director, Medication Safety and Quality, ASHP