CANCELED - Homestead Hospital Conference Series: Antibiotic Stewardship Program – Key Components of Joint Commission Standards and New System Policy

Homestead, FL US
September 13, 2017

It is estimated that more than two million people are infected with antibiotic-resistant organisms, resulting in approximately 23,000 deaths annually. While antibiotics have transformed the practice of medicine, making once lethal infections readily treatable, 20-50% of all antibiotics prescribed in U.S. acute care hospitals are either unnecessary or inappropriate. Improving the use of antibiotics is an important patient safety and public health issue. During this lecture Dr. Mejia will provide strategies for improving antibiotic use and evidence-based best practices in antibiotic stewardship in compliance with the Joint Commission standards and the Baptist Health South Florida’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Policy.

Target Audience

Hospitalists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Hematologists, House Physicians, Physicians Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Radiology Technicians and all other interested healthcare providers.

Learning Objectives

  • Prescribe adequate and timely empiric antibiotic therapy.
  • Rapidly adjust, change and/or discontinue antibiotic therapy based on clinical and microbiologic evidence and national standards.
  • Recognize the need for antibiotic de-escalation and antibiotics restrictions.
  • Collaborate with members of the antibiotic stewardship programs (ASP) at Homestead Hospital to promote appropriate use of antibiotics.
Additional information
Schedule: 

12:00 p.m. ♦ Lecture

1:00 p.m. ♦ Adjourn

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Laboratory Personnel
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Bureau of Radiation Control
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
07/13/2017
Course expires: 
12/15/2017
Event starts: 
09/13/2017 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
09/13/2017 - 1:00pm
Homestead Hospital
975 Baptist Way
Physicians' Dining Room
Homestead, FL 33033
United States

Jorge Mejia, M.D.
Infectious Disease Consultant
Baptist Health South Florida

Jorge Mejia, M.D., indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner have relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he 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.

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Laboratory Personnel
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Bureau of Radiation Control
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
07/13/2017
Course expires: 
12/15/2017
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