3 Antimicrobial Stewardship: An Introduction to Get Smart for Healthcare

Thursday, March 18, 2010: 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
Hanover A-B (Hyatt Regency Atlanta)
CME Credits: 3.50
Type: Oral
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:
12:00 PM
Neil Fishman, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
12:50 PM
Christopher A. Ohl, MD, Wake Forrest University School of Medicine
1:40 PM
Edina Avdic, PharmD, MBA, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
2:30 PM
Arjun Srinivasan, MD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention