Available Until 11/15/2025

Antibiotic Stewardship 2023: CDC Updates and Case Examples Using NHSN Antimicrobial Use Option

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-23-165-H05-P/T
Release Date:  11/15/2023
Expiration Date: 11/15/2025
Activity Type: Application-based    
CE Credits:  1.0 contact hour, (0.10 CEU)
Activity Fee: Free of charge for members/unavailable for non-members 

This activity is a recording from a live webinar and those that claim credit for the live webinar should not claim credit for this activity.

Activity Overview 

Reporting antimicrobial use and resistance data will be a CMS requirement beginning in CY 2024. The NHSN AUR Module website provides protocol-related resources, but many stewards request clinical use cases on using NHSN AUR Module for tracking and reporting at their facility.   

Speakers provide clinical scenarios for antibiotic stewards to leverage the NHSN AU Option to inform, implement, and assess antibiotic stewardship activities. The scenarios include data derived from NHSN AU Option Data and other public data sources. Speakers highlight considerations for antibiotic stewardship data interpretations such as patient care locations, hospital size, and statistical measures.

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education with Commendation.

This activity is intended for pharmacists and technicians responsible for antibiotic use data reporting and implementation of stewardship initiatives.

After participating in this CPE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the CDC’s progress and initiatives regarding hospital antibiotic stewardship programs.
  • Apply NHSN AU Option data outputs that can be used to inform, improve, and enhance antibiotic stewardship activities for individual facilities and healthcare systems.
  • Explain important considerations for antibiotic stewardship data as well as potential opportunities to leverage these data for action.   

  • Introduction and Announcements 

  • Presentation  

  • Questions, Answers, and Discussion 

Arjun Srinivasan, MD
Deputy Director, Program Involvement, Div. of Healthcare Quality Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, Georgia 

Elizabeth Dodds Ashley, PharmD, MHS, FCCP, FIDP, BCIDP
Professor in Medicine, Div. of Infectious Diseases
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, North Carolina 

Travis Jones, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases
University of North Carolina Medical Center
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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  • No one in control of the content of this activity has a relevant financial relationship (RFR) with an ineligible company. 

This activity consists of recordings of faculty slides presentations, active learning activities, discussion, and handouts. Participants must participate in the activity in its entirety to claim continuing pharmacy education credit online at ASHP Learning Center. Follow the prompts online to complete the evaluation, claim credit and view the statement of credit immediately after completing the activity. 

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