Thursday, March 18, 2010: 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
Hanover A-B (Hyatt Regency Atlanta)
CME Credits: 3.50
Summary: In the absence of the development of new antimicrobial agents directed against emerging resistant pathogens, antimicrobial stewardship is a core weapon in the war against resistance; however, few new stewardship programs have been implemented throughout the nation since the publication of the IDSA/SHEA Antimicrobial Stewardship Guidelines. CDC has developed a new program called Get Smart for Healthcare that provides the tools necessary to develop and implement effective stewardship programs. This workshop will introduce the audience to this new and exciting program and give practical training on how to apply the tools in a variety of different clinical settings. We will also explore different business models that can be tailored to best meet the needs of these settings, as well as discuss execution of effective business plans.Learning Objectives:
- Introduce participants to the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) initiative Get Smart for Healthcare and discuss tools available to help develop and implement antimicrobial stewardship programs.
- Review the challenges and solutions to performing antimicrobial stewardship in a variety of different clinical settings including community hospitals.
- Outline the basics of developing a business plan for antimicrobial stewardship, discuss different business models, and explore approaches for “selling” the program to hospital administration.