Antibiotic Stewardship: Our Patients Deserve It and Antibiotic Resistance - Multidrug Resistant Organisms

This course addresses the concept of antimicrobial stewardship as it relates to reducing antibiotic resistance to improve patient outcomes, reduce adverse events, improve the rates of antibiotic susceptibilities and optimize resources across the continuum of care. 

Target Audience

Physicians, Podiatrists, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Laboratory Personnel and Nurse Practitioners. 

Learning Objectives

  •  De-escalate antibiotic usage to optimize clinical outcomes while minimizing toxicity and the emergence of resistance.
  •  Rapidly adjust, change and/or discontinue antibiotic therapy based on clinical and microbiologic evidence and national standards.
  •  Recognize multidrug resistant organisms (MDROs) and their mechanisms of resistance.
  •  Identify the epidemiologically significant antimicrobial categories of MDROs. 
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Barlam, T. F., Cosgrove, S. E., Abbo, L. M., MacDougall, C., Schuetz, A. N., Septimus, E. J., ... & Hamilton, C. W. (2016). Implementing an antibiotic stewardship program: guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 62(10), e51-e77.
  • Dellit, T. H., Owens, R. C., McGowan, J. E., Gerding, D. N., Weinstein, R. A., Burke, J. P., ... & Brennan, P. J. (2007). Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America guidelines for developing an institutional program to enhance antimicrobial stewardship. Clinical infectious diseases, 44(2), 159-177.
  • Joint Commission. (2016). Prepublication standards—new antimicrobial stewardship standard
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs, cdc.gov    
  • ID Clinics of North America. Volume 28, Issue 2, p169-322. Antimicrobial Stewardship
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Laboratory Personnel
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine
Course opens: 
01/01/2018
Course expires: 
12/31/2021

Jorge Murillo, M.D., FIDSA, FACP 
Infectious Disease Physician 
Baptist, South Miami, Doctors, Homestead and West Kendall Baptist Hospitals
Associate Professor of Medicine, Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Jorge Murillo, M.D., FIDSA, FACP, is on the speakers bureau for Merck, Astellas, Allergen and Gilead. Dr. Murillo will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer 

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
              
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Laboratory Personnel
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine
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