Upcoming Educational Opportunities
Resident and family requests for antibiotics are a recognized driver of unnecessary antibiotic prescribing in the nursing home setting. The 4-part Communication Strategy is recommended by the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) as a method of providing effective communication in situations where an antibiotic is not needed. This course offers free CE credit and is broken up into multiple modules to accommodate busy schedules.
Quality Improvement Certificate Program
UW, Comagine Health partnership offers LTPACs faculty instruction, mentorship
The Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP) is now offering scholarships to complete their new AMS certificate program free of charge.
The sign-up information can be found here: Society for Infectious Diseases Pharmacists - Stewardship Certificate
Utah DHHS in collaboration with University of Utah will start providing antimicrobial stewardship ECHO educational series. The ECHO program will focus on the implementation of antimicrobial stewardship in long term care facilities and will host many antimicrobial stewardship experts to address common challenges of implementing sustainable antimicrobial programs.
Wednesday, August 23rd, 2023, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm MST
Title: The W’s of Antimicrobial Stewardship
Board of Directors
Jason Heffernan, MD, MS
Chikal Patel, MD - Treasurer
Kristin Prey, ARNP - Secretary
Jessica van Fleet-Green, MD, FAAFP, CMD
Sabine von Preyss-Friedman, MD, CMD, FACP - President
Jessica Zering, PharmD, BCIDP, BCPS, CAPM